Take a look below at the many clubs and organizations found at Aquia Harbour. From Cub Scouts to Yacht Clubs, we have it all, find a club that fits your interests!
Aquia Evening Lions
We meet on the fourth Thursday of each month at the Aquia Harbour Country Club. Meetings begin at 7:11 p.m. and last approximately two hours. If you would like to be our guest for dinner, and to learn more about Lionism, please contact us for an invitation. You do not have to live in Aquia Harbour to become a member – many of our members live in the surrounding area.
The Lions Recycle For Sight Program
The Aquia Evening Lions asks that people look through dresser drawers and closets for used eyeglasses and donate them to the Lions Recycle For Sight program.
During the entire year, the Aquia Evening Lions Club collects used prescription eyeglasses and prescription and non-prescription sunglasses as part of a unique recycling program. The collected glasses are cleaned and prepared for distribution in developing countries where eye care is often unaffordable and inaccessible.
“We need everyone to donate their used eyeglasses,” said club president Florence Mittino . “In most developing countries, an eye exam can cost as much as one months wages and a single eye doctor may serve a community of hundreds of thousands of people.”
The donated glasses are shipped to a regional Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center where they are cleaned, categorized by prescription and prepared for distribution by Lions and other groups.
To donate used glasses (including sunglasses and reading glasses), place them in the specially marked Lions Recycle For Sight collection boxes located at both the Aquia Harbour Property Owners Association office and at Porter Memorial Library near the computer area.
The Aquia Evening Lions Club is comprised of a group of women dedicated to identifying needs within the community and working together to fulfill those needs. The club meets on the fourth Thursday evening of each month at 7:11 p.m. at the Aquia Harbour Country Club. For more information or to get involved with the Aquia Evening Lions Club: Click Here
Aquia Harbour USMC Association
The Aquia Harbour United States Marine Corps Association, or AHUSMCA, is an association of a few dedicated military officers, including retired, active duty, friends, and their families. It is an independent, nonprofit, and politically nonpartisan organization. AHUSMCA’s mission is to maintain the Corps’ annual birthday tradition and preserve the rich history of the United States Marine Corps. For over 40 years, Marines of all ranks in the Aquia Harbour and Stafford communities have held a Marine Corps Birthday Ball. Members of other military Services and civilian friends have joined in this celebration.
Membership is open to retired, active duty, National Guard, Reserve, former Commissioned, Non-Commissioned, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Members of the uniformed Services and friends that want to follow the original Marine Association to “foster the spirit and preserve the traditions of the United States Marine Corps and to further the history of the military Services in all ways not inconsistent with the good order of the government.” Association members have no thought of any direct personal reward or material gain for themselves or for the Association.
Headquartered in Stafford, Virginia, the AHUSMCA is governed by a Committee of fourteen core participants. It consists of a Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary, and Members that vote by majority consensus to make all decisions.
Aquia Host Lions
Lions Club International is made up of over 1.4 million members in more than 44,550 clubs in 180 countries and territories. The Lions Club was founded by Chicago Businessman, Melvin Jones. It was his vision that local businesses should expand their support from purely professional concerns to the betterment of their local communities and the world as a whole. Melvin Jones’ group, the Business Circle of Chicago, agreed and after contacting other groups around the country, held an organizational meeting on June 7, 1917 in Chicago, Illinois. In October, a national convention of the “Association of Lions Clubs” was held in Dallas, approving a constitution, code of ethics, and by-laws.
In 1925, Helen Keller spoke to the Lions at their annual International Convention, challenging them to become “Knights of the Blind in the crusade against darkness.” Since then, service to the blind and visually impaired has become one of the Lions main activities. This crusade has resulted in the establishment of International Sight First, an aggressive global blindness prevention program. International Sight First is a program which joins leading blindness experts, blindness prevention organizations, governments and Lions in an effort to establish long-term solutions in eliminating blindness.
As Lions, we volunteer our time and efforts to humanitarian causes throughout our district and the State of Virginia. By conducting service projects and raising funds, we strive to help those in need – wherever the need exists. Today, the Lions has expanded its efforts to include hearing problems, diabetes awareness, youth activities and scholarships, and community support. Our motto is “We Serve.”
About the Aquia Harbour Host Lions Club
The Aquia Harbour Host Lions Club serves the Aquia Harbour and Stafford, VA area. The club currently has over 60 members. Club dinner meetings are held at 7:18 pm (social at 6:30 pm) on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of every month at The Country Club. The Host Lions Club Board of Directors meetings are at 7:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month, also at The Country Club.
Guests are welcome!
Becoming a Member
The Lions are always looking for civic-minded citizens who are willing to donate some time and effort toward making our communities better places to live. If you are interested in becoming a member of the largest civic organization in the world please contact us. Membership in the Lions Club is by invitation only, sponsored by one of the many Lions Club members. Through membership, Lions not only help people in need, but they have an opportunity to develop personal friendships and gain valuable leadership skills which can be used in their work or in their personal lives.
Did you know…
· Lions Clubs’ main mission is sight conservation, including outfitting fiscally-challenged local youth with glasses, sponsoring leader dogs, and raising diabetes awareness
· Aquia Harbour Host Lions Club raises over $30,000/year for charitable causes, including a special needs Christmas party, numerous eye exams for needy children, food baskets for the needy for Christmas/Easter/Thanksgiving.
· Every penny we raise is used for charity…we pay all “overhead” with our member dues
If you are interested in being a part of fun group of folks that do great things for the community and beyond, the Aquia Harbour Host Lions Club is right up your alley. We meet the first and third Thursday of every month in the Harbour.
The Aquia Harbour Softball League is a non profit, co-ed summer league open to all residents ages 15 and up. The season runs from early May until Labor Day weekend with all games being played on Sunday afternoons. Umpires are ASA certified.
If you are an AH resident aged 15+ and would like to be listed in the ‘available players’ pool please contact Angie Glidden at (814) 241-0219. If you would like to organize your own team for addition to the league – GREAT! Team Managers must be AH residents and current on their AHPOA dues. Thank you for your consideration.
Formed in September 1987 by a group of die-hard Corvette enthusiasts from Aquia Harbour in Stafford, VA. The name was selected reflecting the Club’s geographic and historical origins in the Old Dominion. The Aquia Creek Corvette Club (ACCC) has enjoyed constant growth and now boasts nearly 60 members representing nearly 80 Corvettes, from a 1953 to 2014. ACCC membership consists primarily of Stafford County residents, but has members from Prince William, Fairfax, Fauquier, Spotsylvania, Orange and Louisa counties as well.
If you would like to become a member of this unique car club, enjoy cruises, parades, and other outings, including the Harbour’s July 4th Parade, come on out to the Harbour Inn on the third Tuesday of the month, 7:30 pm, and get Corvette connected. We welcome you.
Aquia Harbour’s Cub Scout Pack, Pack 242, looks forward to having you join us. The pack is open to boys in grades 1st through 5th. We also have plenty of opportunities for interested adults to help out even if you don’t have kids at home. From helping with the Pinewood Derby to teaching arts and crafts – we offer a place where everyone can make a positive impact.
For up to date contact information click on the following link and look for us under ‘Pack 242’ – we look forward to hearing from you.
Contact: Frank Adams,
To be a member of the team, a family must be current in their AHPOA fees and purchase a season pool pass as well as a team registration fee, which includes a team suit and cap.
For membership information and Girl Scout troops in your area, please contact:
Scout Commonwealth Council
150 Olde Greenwich Drive
Fredericksburg, VA 22408
(540) 898 – 4717 ext. 3
Green Aquia is a “grass roots” club in Aquia Harbour that focuses on reducing the environmental footprint of the current generation on our planet’s resources while enhancing the sustainability of our lifestyles.
Recognized as an AHPOA Community Service Organization, the club currently sponsors monthly Water Quality Testing along Aquia Creek and Austin Run, periodic Household Hazardous Waste collections, and a Community Garden capable of supporting up to 30 family gardens. Annual events led by Green Aquia include the Neighborhood Spring Clean Up in April, the Creek Clean Up event in June, and spring composting and master gardening classes for the community. Open meetings are held monthly, the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:30p.m. at the Country Club.
Harbour Events Club
The Harbour Events Club from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month at the Country Club.
If you are interested in volunteering for an event or you would like more information, join the club at one of its meetings or contact them. Follow them on Facebook.com/Groups/HarbourEventsClub for current happenings.
MID-POTOMAC POWER SQUADRON
A non profit, educational organization dedicated to making boating safer and more enjoyable by teaching classes in seamanship, navigation and related subjects. Our members are boating families who contribute to their communities by promoting safe boating through education.
Mid-Potomac Power Squadron
General Membership Meeting
Second Tuesday of the Month
7:30 PM – usually at the A.H.P.O.A. Harbour Inn.
(Meeting location may vary, check the Power Squadron Calendar)
For more information, visit www.midpotomacps.org.
Contact: Jack Spath – 659-7154 or Bob Sims – 659-6741
The MOMS Club of Stafford-East offers support, friendship and fun activities to at-home mothers and those that work part-time or out of their home. There is something for everyone: playgroups organized by age, Moms night out, monthly activities, meetings and charity work.
Our monthly meetings are the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 10:00am. The location changes depending on the type of meeting – some are short business meetings with a speaker, while others are fun activities or holiday events. Please contact us for more information or visit www.eaststaffordmomsclub.webs.com
The Aquia Harbour Women’s Club (AHWC) was formed by a small group of women in 1975 as a way to meet and socialize with other women in a new subdivision located in an area of Stafford County which was scarcely developed. Today, over thirty years later, Aquia Harbour is a community of more than 2,300 homes, outside our gate we have numerous shopping and dining choices, and AHWC boasts a membership of over forty women of various ages, interests and backgrounds. Although times may have changed, our Club’s vision and mission have not.
AHWC is a community service organization with an emphasis on helping those in our own backyard. The Adopt a Family Program, Coat Drive, Adopt-a-Classroom, and Annual Scholarship Award are just a few examples of the work we do to benefit Aquia Harbour residents and our Stafford County neighbors. The Harbour’s Christmas Tree Lighting event and Easter Egg Hunt, both sponsored by the AHWC, are two annual community highlights. We host a variety of themed monthly meetings such as a Pirate Bingo, Pajama Party, Bunco and a Cinco de Mayo Fiesta.
As you can tell, AHWC members truly have fun while embracing our community.
Meetings are held the second Tuesday night of each month (September thru June) at 7:15 PM. We are always looking for new ladies to enhance our club, so if you are not a current member please make plans to join us.
The Aquia Harbour Women’s Club 2019/2020 Officers are:
Maya Guy, President
Patricia Englman, Vice President
Amy Moran, Secretary
Betty Walker, Treasurer
2020 Aquia Harbour Yacht Club
General Membership Meeting First Friday of the Month
6:30 PM – at the AHYC Clubhouse in front of the Marina
Bridge Meeting Third Tuesday of the Month
6:30 PM – at the AHYC Clubhouse in front of the Marina