June 17, 2014 - Taking over from Lion Rich Roberts (right) is Lion Aziz Selahi  (left)  inducted as President of Thalia Lions by District Governor Lion Stan Furman. This is the Thalia Lions Club's 49th year of service to the Thalia Community.

"Welcome to the Thalia Lions Club. Please call on me @ 486-6633 or email azizselahi123@gmail.com. Thank you Lion Rich for your dedication and service this past year. I pledge to continue with the high quality of service our members have provided to the Hampton Roads community."
Lion Aziz Selahi
Thalia Lion's Latest Activity - SPOT On at JumpStart
Virginia Beach Partners and Volunteers Prepare Students for School at JumpStart - September 3, 2014 from the “The Core” by Virginia Beach City Public Schools

Thanks to the collaborative partnership between AidNow and the Virginia Beach City Public Schools Office of School Social Work Services, more than 390 students and their families started their new school year off on a positive note – prepared for their classes to start this week. New to the event, which has been in place for the past four years thanks to community donations and the efforts of more than 100 volunteers, were eight local Lions Clubs who administered free vision screening using SPOT, a Welch-Allyn PediaVision  binocular auto refractor that detects abnormal focusing in children. If amblyopia (often referred to as “lazy eye”) is not detected by the time children are 5 to 6 years of age, it becomes increasingly difficult to treat. By the time they are 10, the chances of correcting the causes of the problem rapidly diminish.

Parents may not take small children in for vision tests and young children don’t realize they may have a vision problem as they have nothing to compare it to,” said Lion Nancy Watters (in blue shirt in above picture), children’s services chair for the organization.  “So when a child is struggling to read, it may not be a reading deficit at all. We want to help to identify vison issues early to help students learn and make them more successful in school and in life.”
See http://www.vbcpsblogs.com/core/virginia-beach-partners-and-volunteers-prepare-students-for-school-at-jumpstart 

Where Does Thalia Lions Club Fit In?
* Lions Club International (LCI) - http://lionsclubs.org/EN/index.php and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lions_Club - has 45,000 clubs and 1.3 million members in 201 countries around the world making the members of Thalia Lions Club part of the world's largest service club organization.
* Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) is the official charitable Foundation of LCI funding Lions' humanitarian projects. – http://lionsclubs.org/EN/lci-foundation/index.php
* Lions of Virginia - http://www.lionsofvirginia.org/
* Our district - District 24D (one of six districts in Virginia) web page is @ http://www.lions-of-virginia-24d.org/ and http://lions-of-virginia-24d.org/Club_Links.html. The “Knights Vision” newsletter for up-to-date 24D information is located @ http://www.lions-of-virginia-24d.org/Knight_s_Vision.html
For a list of clubs in 24D and those with web sites please see http://www.lions-of-virginia-24d.org/Club_Links.html
* Our region - Region III (16 clubs) (one of three regions under 24D)
* Thalia Lions Club is under Zone "G" (6 clubs) (one of three zones - "E," "F," and "G" under Region III). Region III was reorganized in 2010 and some web sites may show the old organization.


  1. The BNI (Business Networking International) is sponsoring a picnic to benefit Thalia Lions Club of District 24D
    Sept. 11, 2010 from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm
    2371 Court Plaza Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23456
    $5.00 per person (ages 5 and over) - covers most food (provided by Carabas Restaurant), drinks, and children's activities.
    Additional charges apply for items such as beer, gourmet food, and some contests. This event is a fundraiser to benefit Thaila Lions Club of District 24D
    This family friendly event includes activities for children and adults: bands, carnival games, dunk tank, corn hole championship, and 1 - Person will toss for a chance to win $25,000 for a cornhole hole-in-one
    The Thalia Lions Club will also be selling brooms.

  2. Sep 12th note: The BNI affair yesterday was a great success! Lots of activities, beautiful day, lots of Lions (15), probably lots of money earned/donated with a raffle, brooms/umbella sales, dunk tank, beer, etc., etc. The BNI organization and the many small business members promoted Lionism all day. Good food, cotton candy, popcorn, beer, good live music, corn-hole games and camaradarie added to the day. Final results of contributions to our activites (charity) budget are not in yet, but will be known soon. Lion John Watters