A Tribute to Lion Eldon Wright - June 5th Meeting of Fairfax Host Lions Club

This was a special night for Fairfax Host Lions club: special visitors, a special presentation, and special memories of a special Lion. The theme was “Honoring Lion Elden Wright.”

Guests included Past District Governor Woody Woodward (President, VA Lions Eye Institute), Richard Falls (VLEI Treasurer), and Bill Wright - Lion Elden Wright's son. Another guest was potential new member Diane Druyor.

It was an honor to recognize Lion Elden for his many contributions over 35 years as a Lion. KL Marty Lockard presented Woody Woodward a check for $1500 made out to VLEIF in special recognition of Lion Elden’s lengthy and dedicated service to VLEIF and to Fairfax Lions Club. The photo below has KL presenting a large simulated copy of the check thru Elden to Woody.

In the next photo, KL Marty Lockard presents special citation from our Club honoring Elden. Woody presented the VLEIF Progressive Humanitarian Award to Elden.

The subsequent photo shows Elden's son Bill pinning the award pin onto Elden.

For this wonderful occasion, Lion Elden Wright was surrounded by PDG Woody Woodward (President, VA Lions Eye Institute), Dr Richard Falls (VLEI Treasurer), Dr Suleiman Alibhai (VLEI Low Vision Center Director), and KL Marty Lockard (next photo).

Following the award presentations, several Lions spoke from the heart of their personal memories of Lion Elden's leadership, dedication, and success over the past 35 years in serving those in need. As his citation says: "A genuinely dedicated servant of his fellow man, Elden Wright's actions exemplify the Lions' motto of "We Serve."