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Clubs & Organizations

July 19, 2002

Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 1896

9616 Courthouse Road, Vienna. 703-281-4370. A fraternal family organization, with a lodge open to members seven days a week. Sponsors charitable causes, donates to local groups. New members need a sponsor.

Vienna (Host) Lions Club

P.O. Box 292, Vienna, VA 22183. Contact Mike Mead 703-938-5235 or Bob Bingham 703-281-4465. President Peter Stevens 703-281-9679. Local club that is part of the largest service organization in the world. Charitable work includes working with the visually and hearing impaired, drug awareness, and juvenile diabetes.

Vienna Legion

Dyer Gunnell Post 180, 330 N. Center St., Vienna, 703-938-9535. A fraternal organization of veterans who served during wartime.

Ayr Hill Garden Club

Nancy Keeran. For more information, write to P.O. Box 815, Vienna, VA, 22180. Vienna’s oldest garden club. Founded in 1929 to stimulate interest in gardening and beautifying Vienna and environs. Continues to be actively involved in civic gardening and beautification projects.

Elks Club

James H. Haynes Lodge 529, 250 Nutley St., Vienna, 703-938-2442. A club for men and women. Performs charitable work and supports education.

Friends of the Library

C/O Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. E., 703-938-0405. A service organization helping the library to obtain furnishings and equipment, as well as planning programs of interest to the Vienna community.

Northern Virginia Model Railroaders

Irving Bialick, 703-938-4898; train station, 703-938-5157. Builds and operates a model railroad within the Vienna railroad station, which is displayed for the public once a month at no charge. Web site: http://www. nvmr.org.

Ayr Hill Lions Club

26247 Ocala Circle, South Riding, VA 20152; Charles Meyer, 703-327-9566. A local chapter of the Lions that holds luncheon meetings at Marco Polo at 12:15 p.m., first and third Tuesdays of the month. Community and charitable services and special events.

Vienna-Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce

513 Maple Ave. W., Vienna. President is Francis G. Powers Jr. Promotes business and community welfare. Holds programs of significant interest at least once a month, plus networking mixers, and Business Appreciation Week. Sponsors the Holiday Stroll on Historic Church Street and the annual Halloween Parade. Members include local business leaders. Web site: http://www.vtrcc.org.

Historic Vienna Inc.

131 Church St. N.E., Vienna. Contact Cathy Salgado, director, Vienna Parks and Recreation Department, 703-255-6356. Group maintains Freeman Store, 131 Church St. N.E., Vienna, and other historic sites around Vienna. Educates residents about the area's heritage. Co-sponsor of events such as the Walk on the Hill each April, in which visitors may tour the well-maintained historical Windover Heights neighborhood.

Masonic Groups

The following groups are involved with the Masonic fraternity: Concord Lodge, 307 AF & AM, 146 Church St. N.E., secretary Norm Mayo at 703 591-5385, 3108 Jessie Court, Fairfax; Order of the Eastern Star, Harmony Chapter 60, 1391 Hedgewood Dr. Apt. 134, Woodbridge, VA 22913, secretary Judy McIntyre at 703 583-5131.

Oakton Business and Professional Association

P.O. Box 3214, Oakton. Bill Loveless. Promotes cooperation among Oakton's business people and provides an opportunity for them to share concerns and problems. Encourages the use of local businesses. Works to give Oakton a strong identity. Presents an award each year to an outstanding student in the Oakton area.

Optimist Club

Richard J. Plocica, 703-938-0157. Established in 1955, a service club that works to assist youth. Goals are the advancement and recognition of the achievements of young people in the community. Supports about 100 community projects a year. Fund-raisers include annual Christmas tree sales and a July Fourth chili cookoff. Meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Marco Polo restaurant in Vienna for supper. Web site: http://www.viennaoptimist.org.

Newcomers of Vienna and Friends

A noncommercial organization dedicated to welcoming newcomers to the community. Monthly luncheons every second Thursday (except June, July and August), bus tours once a month, bridge continuing through the summer and regular social activities. Call Anna Anderson, 703-281-4811.

The American Indian Society of Washington, D.C.

Non-profit organization serving the needs of Native American tribes in the D.C. area. P.O. Box 6431, Falls Church, 22040-6431. Call 703-231-6466 or visit www.aisdc.org.