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Past District Governor and LERCNOVA Board Member Emily Carnes passed away on January 8, 2024 in Chantilly, VA. Our sympathies go out to PDG Emily’s family and friends.  She was a longtime member of the Arlington South Lions Club and most recently, the Baileys Crossroads Host Lions Club.  She was District Governor in 2012 - 2013.

The Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center of Northern Virginia, Inc., operates at a main location in District 24-L  located at 919 South Monroe Street, Arlington, VA 22204.  Additional satellite recycling centers are located at Lake of the Woods Lions and Lioness Lions Clubs, Park West Lions Club, Remington Lions Club and Northern Shenandoah Valley.

The Center’s purpose is to recycle used eyeglasses and provide them to optical missions sponsored by Lions Clubs and other groups that distribute donated eye eyeglasses to needy people. Volunteers do the work and conduct the business of the Center.  These volunteers come from Lions and Leo Clubs, and other community service and charitable groups and individuals.

District 24-L Lions serve as elected officers of the Center and provide volunteer staff.  The current officers and Board of directors are:


President: PCC Wilma Murphy
Culpeper '92 Lions Club
Secretary: Lion Pam Martinov
Bailey's Crossroads Host Lions Club
Don Bradley
Treasurer: Lion Don Bradley
Burke Lions Club

Board of Directors

PDG Emily Carnes
Baileys Crossroads Host Lions Club
Lion Phil Loar
Falls Church - Annandale Lions Club
Lion Marie Davis
Weyers Cave Lions Club
Lion Curtis Sorensen
Remington Lions Club
Lion Joan Gupta
Springfield Franconia Host Lions Club
Lion Sara Varghai
Baileys Crossroads Host Lions Club