The Awards Committee is a standing committee of the Lions of Virginia. It is responsible for reviewing the State Achievement Award forms and requirements each year and recommending any changes for the following year.
The District Bland Chair sits on the board of the Bland Foundation (BF), which is responsible for the administration of the statewide program. The District Bland Chair also oversees Bland contests within the District and organizes the District contest itself.
The budget committee works with the District Governor to establish a budget for the year. The budget is approved by the cabinet at the first cabinet meeting of the year.
District Campus Club Chairpersons team up with the Multiple District Campus Club Chairperson and the District and Multiple District Extension Chairpersons to build and strengthen campus club membership. Oversees campus club development.
The main function of this position is to promote an awareness of Lions Project for Canine Companions for Independence (LPCCI) and CCI programs to clubs and individuals in the District and see that CCI’s mission to provide service dogs for individuals with disabilities is assisted financially by Lions. Websites: www.lpcci.com and www.cci.org.
The District Chaplain role is to perform the Invocations and Benedictions at all District functions, and to arrange for memorial services for Lions that have passed within the last year.
Oversee the complete Visitation Program for the District Governor, develop a roster of all Club Visitation Chairpersons, with address, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses. Plans the Visitation Kickoff Awards Dinner in August of the next Lion Year.
The District Chairperson serves on the State committee with one member from each District. From this committee, the Council of Governors will appoint a General Chairperson for the Lions year.
In March 1984, the Diabetes Awareness Program became a major commitment of the association. This committee coordinates diabetes programs throughout the district.
Maintains district-level emergency supplies and equipment, and coordinates with local clubs to provide assisantance during disasters.
Our District publishes PAW PRINTS on a monthly basis. The newsletter is one of the main methods of communication for the members of our District.
The ethics committee answers questions from members and club regarding ethical issues, and works with the District Governor to resolve complaints.
The Fall Conference is our first, and biggest, district-wide meeting each year. It is an excellent chance to meet fellow lions and learn more about the many programs and services we provide.
Hearing Conservation and Work with the Deaf became a major Lions activity in 1997. This committee implements a District plan of action for a public education and awareness program to understand the needs of persons with hearing and/or speech impairments with the goal of improving their quality of life.
Our district has a rich-history of service, and the historian keeps records of our achievements.
Our district offers several training classes for incoming club presidents, secretaries, and treasurers each year.
As the fast advancement of new technology is affecting every aspect of our daily lives in every corner of the earth, each District is encouraged to stay in the main stream of the digital world by appointing an Information Technology Chairperson
This committee is responsible for keeping the membership updated on the International Convention.
The chairperson of this committee is responsible for keeping the membership updated and supported on International Relations.
In July of 2000, MD-24 Lions joined Remote Area Medical (RAM), the Virginia Dental Association, The Health Wagon and others to put on the largest two day health fair in Virginia at Wise. The 2002-2003 Council of Governors made this a statewide program and the mission at Wise has been supported each year since
Leader Dogs for the Blind (LDFTB) was founded in 1939 by three members of a Detroit area Lions Clubs who were unable to obtain a dog guide for a friend from any other source. The trio led the purchase of an old farmhouse in Rochester Hills, Michigan to house the training facilities. Since then, the school has raised, trained and graduated more than 14,000 Leader Dogs.
The Leo Club Program provides young people with the opportunity to develop leadership skills by conducting civic and service activities in their communities.
Eyeglass recycling is one of the key Lions projects. Each year, our district collects ten of thousands of used eyeglasses, which are then recycled and distributed to those in need.
The Long Range Planning Committee is comprised of the two most recent past District Governors, who work together with the other districts in Virginia to establish our general plans for the next five years.
Our district sponsors a Youth Camp near Winchester, and this committee coordinates activities and donations with the Northern Virginia Lions Youth Camp.
Within Lionis, protocol is the act of doing things proper and treating your guests in a courteous manner. Advanced planning is critical if we are to create a dignified image in the eyes of all attending a particular function. If we achieve this atmosphere, we will surely create the desire on the part of our guests to return to our future events.
The District Peace Poster committee is responsible for coordinating the efforts of the district for this annual contest that challenges young people to think about peace and express what it means to them.
Responds to requests from people with visual and hearing impairments, who request assistance from the Lions, and coordinate requests for assistance with local Lions Clubs
The Lions of District 24-A collect canceled postage stamps for a very important cause, "Stamps for the Wounded." Stamps for the Wounded (SFTW) is a service of the Lions 50 International Stamp Club, and was founded in 1942 in response to an appeal from the Armed Services Hospitals.
The District State Convention Chair insures that all Clubs receive the “Information Packets” from the State Chairperson and assists the Clubs with their participation in the State Convention.
Encourage attendance to the annual Lions Leadership Forums, and communicate with clubs to inform them of the date, location, and costs of the Leadership Forum.
The goal of this Chairperson is to provide programs and assistance to aid people who are blind and visually impaired and support the District Wide White Cane activities as appropriate.
The Winter Conference is held in February, and is our final district-wide get together before the State Convention.
World Wide Induction Day is a worldwide event that welcomes new members and gives Lions the opportunity to stimulate membership growth and increase public awareness.
Each year, our district sponsors a youth exchange with a high-school student from a Lions District in another part of the world.
Lions Quest is a comprehensive, positive, youth development program, sponsored by Lions Clubs International and Lions Clubs International Foundation. It involves the home, school, and community to cultivate capable, healthy young people of strong character through life skills, character education, civic values, service-learning, tolerance, and substance abuse prevention.