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Commonwealth of Virginia Delegate Manoli Loupassi Speaks to BAMM Lions at September 4th Regular Meeting

At the 4 September meeting, BAMM Lions were honored to have Manoli Loupassi, Delegate 68thDistrict, House of Delegates for the Commonwealth of Virginia as guest speaker.  Delegate Loupassi serves on the Courts of Justice Committee, Joint Subcommittee on Judicial Selection  and Commerce and Labor Committee.  He provided an outstanding overview of key issues facing the state.  For more information, go to:

BAMM Lions Club 81st Charter Night 

BAMM Lions Club held its 81st Charter Night on 19 June 2014 at the Doubletree Hotel.  The turnout was excellent and the fellowship was outstanding.  We were most fortunate to have humorist and writer Chuck Hansen as guest speaker.  Chuck is a motivational speaker, humorist, and author of several books.  For the past seven years, he has also written an award-winning humor column for the Chesterfield Observer, and his writing has appeared in a number of regional and national publications. His remarks were hugely enjoyed by everyone. 

BAMM Lions incoming officers, trustees and committee chairs were inducted by guest Lion Jay Overbey, and the BAMM Lion of the Year award was presented to Lion Fred Tyler for his outstanding service.  Photos from Charter Night are below.        


BAMM Lions Club meets the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month at the Hilton-Doubletree Hotel located at 1021 Koger Center Blvd. in Richmond, VA. Call Lion Mark Bebar at 804.379.5093 for details.

6:00 p.m. - Social Time                    
6:30 p.m. - Dinner Meeting

Guest Speakers
18 Sept 2014: Stan Southworth, Executive Director - Partnership for Families

Mr. Southworth is the Executive Director of Partnership for Families.  He has over 20 years of leadership and executive management experience both in the for-profit and non-profit sectors.  Stan has fifteen years of experience in the financial services industry as well as 8 years of non-profit leadership. Stan is very excited and pleased to lead the Partnership for Families Northside as the collaborative follows the vision of its strategic plan that “Richmond’s youngest children will thrive and achieve lifelong success.”  He holds a BA in Economics from Hampden-Sydney College, and is a 2012 graduate of Leadership Metro Richmond.  Stan is also active in Boy Scouts and the Kiwanis Club.  A Richmond native, Stan is married to Jennie and they have two boys in middle and high school.  For more information, go to:


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About Us

Our Motto
"We Serve"

Our Mission
To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions Clubs.

The Bon Air – Manchester – Midlothian (BAMM) Lions Club is a service organization and a local chapter of the Lions Clubs International. We are best known for working to prevent blindness, but overall our efforts are about serving and helping the community.  Our motto is 'We Serve'.

The BAMM Lions Club meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month and is a 100% volunteer organization with 100% of the donations going to help the community.  Each year the BAMM Lions Club collects over 1,500 pairs of eyeglasses, raises more than $20,000, and collects three to five hearing aids.

Our chapter is one of nearly 45,000 Lions Clubs in the world, with a total membership of more than 1.3 million Lions worldwide. Started in 1917 by Melvin Jones, a Chicago business leader, he told members of his local business club they should reach beyond financial business issues and address helping communities. That year the group took the name of the Association of Lions Clubs and a constitution, by-laws, and a code of ethics were developed. Within three years, Lions became an international organization.

But, it was in 1925 when Helen Keller addressed the Lions Convention that the Lions Club focus became preventing blindness. She challenged the Lions to become the “knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness.” The Lions accepted that challenge. Since then the focus has been on assisting the blind, sight-impaired, and hearing impaired.

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