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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Latest Update: May 1, 2020

Several clubs have made inquires about when we can resume meetings, so I want to address those concerns here.

We are currently still under Virginia’s "Stay at Home" order. It is currently set to expire on June 10th, but, of course, that is subject to change at anytime. First and foremost is that we all remain safe!

So long as the Stay at Home order is in effect, all physical Lions activities in the District are suspended, including club meetings and fund raisers. Certain club-level service projects may be continued so long as proper social distancing measures are maintained and no more than ten people are involved. Electronic meetings, such as those conducted via ZOOM, are, of course, allowed and encouraged! Please use the phone, email, Facebook, and social media to keep in touch with your fellow Lions.

After the Stay at Home order expires, individual clubs are free to resume activities when they deem it to be safe.

At this time, we are not scheduling any physical Zone or District meetings until at least July 1st without prior approval from the District Governor. If the Stay at Home order does expire, and it looks to be safe to resume meetings, we may schedule some zone or district activities during the latter part of June!

Club Officer Training will be held on June 6th and June 13th, but they will be held electronically via ZOOM. There will be no physical training sessions on June 6th or June 13th. Please contact PDG Wilma Murphy for more information.

Lion Scott McMurrain
District Governor
May 1, 2020


Previous Updates:

April 2, 2020

We want to assure you that we take the health and well-being of our Lions and community very seriously. Like you, we're closely monitoring the quickly developing effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we will practice social distancing. In accordance with the Virginia Governor's Stay at Home order, all Lions meetings and other activities between now and June 10, 2020, are cancelled or postponed.

Howeever, individual clubs are free to continue any service projects that can be conducted while maintaining the recommended social distancing protocols.

I wish health and safety to all our Lions during this crisis. May God bless us all!

Lion Scott McMurrain
District Governor
April 2, 2020


March 19, 2020

Dear fellow Lions:

We want to assure you that we take the health and well-being of our Lions and community very seriously. Like you, we're closely monitoring the quickly developing effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we will practice social distancing. Our Council of Governors had a conference call on Tuesday to discuss our we should handle the current crisis, and it was decided that each District will make its own decisions as how to proceed. In our District, we are taking the following actions:

(1) The World Wide Induction day that was scheduled for April 25th is cancelled.

(2) Any Zone meetings scheduled between now and April 30th will be cancelled or held electronically. Contact your Zone Chair for more information.

(3) Although it’s up to each club to decide how to conduct its own meetings and activities during this crisis, we are recommending that clubs cancel upcoming meetings for March and April due to the 10-person limit on gatherings in our state. However, you should contact your own club’s president or secretary to verify.

(4) Our State Convention in May has been cancelled. Click here for a detailed explanation.

But, as Lions, we will adapt and continue to serve. Even though we won’t be having our regular meetings and projects, that does not mean we can’t continue to serve.

We will just serve in different ways. Every little bit helps, even if it’s just one Lion helping one person. So, If you see a neighbor or friend in need, help them if you can! I have seen many accounts on the local news and on Facebook of neighbors helping neighbors: Offering to babysit for those who have to work and daycare is not available; donating supplies to the homeless; shopping for shut-ins; and collecting food and supplies for the local food bank just to name a few. This social distancing can create feelings of loneliness and isolation, so even a quick call to a neighbor with a word of encourage can go a long way. That’s what being a Lion is all about.

We are Lions and we are Americans! We always shine brightest during our darkest moments. We will get through this, and maybe we will come out a little less divided.

Lion Scott McMurrain
District Governor
March 19, 2020
Updated March 23, 2020