Monday, December 8, 2014

Seasons Greetings

During this holiday season, the Manheim Township Lions Club will be distributing $500 worth of gift cards to Township families. We encourage everyone to donate food or money to a food bank of their choice. We wish Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year to all.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Lion Sylvia Miller Presented with the Dan Walter Memorial Award

Lion Sylvia Presented
with the  Dan Walter Memorial
District Governor Deb Burkholder presented Lion Sylvia Miller with the Dan Walter Memorial Award at our November 24 meeting. This award is presented for outstanding service and contribution in the area of sight conservation.  Lion Sylvia was recognized for her many hours of service while helping at social events for the visually impaired held at VisionCorps, Lebanon County Sight, and Beacon Lodge. Congratulations Lion Sylvia and thanks for all of your great work in this regard.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Shaggy Tales - Volume 13 Issue 5

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The December 2014 Edition of the club newsletter is available to view or download as a PDF file at this link. Click to view and/or download it to your computer. This latest edition contains an article about the November Mystery Member – Lion Jim Fisher, excerpts from the September 1969 Shaggy Tales, articles about the visit of District Governor Deb Burkholder and the Dan Walter Memorial Awardee our own Lion Sylvia Miller and a message from President Judy.

If you missed an older edition of Shaggy Tales click the following links to view and/or download:





Dates to Remember

December 22 - No Meeting.

December 25 - Christmas.

January 1 - New Years Day.

January 12 - Regular Meeting - Lion Dawn Rissmiller - Harlem Ambassadors Fund Raiser.

January 26 - Regular Meeting & Board Meeting.

December Birthdays

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We wish Happy Birthday to the following Lions: Charlie Brubaker - December 10, Don Bragg  - December 22, Barry Caldwell - December 23 and Tom Kenyon - December 24.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Manheim Township Leo Club Turkey Basket Project - 2014

On the afternoon of the last day prior to Thanksgiving break, members of the Manheim Township Leo Club delivered to the Water Street Rescue Ministries enough food to fill nine turkey baskets. This matched the total that was collected last year. The Leos thanked the Manheim Township Lions Club for their food contributions to this project.

This year, the Leos will once again be volunteering early on Christmas Eve morning at the Clipper Magazine Stadium food distribution event. The Leos are collecting winter hats, gloves, mittens and scarves before the holiday. These items will be given out by the Lancaster Project for the Needy during the Clipper Magazine Stadium event. Anyone wishing to donate items should contact members of the Leo Club or members of the Manheim Township Lions Club.

Leo Lair by Members of the Manheim Township Leo Club - November & December 2014

November was a great success for the Leos.  Much was accomplished which is saying a lot because we lost over a week at the end of the month due to our nine day Thanksgiving break.  The greatest of our accomplishments was our turkey basket food drive.  We matched our total from last year in that we collected items to fill nine turkey baskets.  Our board members and officers each led a group that was responsible for gathering the required items for a basket.  I was very pleased with the club because all the members brought their items in with time to spare.  What made me even happier was seeing the collection that the Lions garnered in order to help out and give their support to our collection.  Lion Ron transferred a large sum of items to me to drop off at Water Street Rescue Mission with the rest of our donation.  It feels great to know that our donation will be going directly to people who need it and that they will be thankful for what we did for them while they enjoy those meals during thanksgiving.

Coming up in December, we will be having a winter clothes collection that will end before our holiday break.  The clothes will be given out by an organization during the other event we will be participating in this December: the Christmas Eve food distribution at Clipper Magazine Stadium.  I am looking forward to that event because it is one of the most directly helpful things we do all year and a personal favorite of mine.  Hopefully we can make a positive impact through both of our events planned for December and we can start our break knowing that we have made a difference

Note: To view older articles, on the sidebar, click on the Leo Lair Archives Link under the Manheim Township Leo Club Links section.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

2014 Christmas Party

The 2014 Christmas Party will be held at the Brethren Village Fieldcrest Dining Room, at 6:30 p.m., Monday, December 8. Cost per person is $20.. Please make your reservations at our regular November club meetings or call Lion George to make reservations. As always, entertainment will follow the meal. This will be our only meeting for the month of December.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Adopt-A-Highway Adopt-A-Road - November 1, 2014

Adopt-A-Highway offers Pennsylvania citizens the opportunity to show their pride in our beautiful state by caring for the environment. We all know that a more attractive Pennsylvania is more attractive to our citizens, tourists and to businesses.

Food wrappers, aluminum cans, newspapers and cigarette packs. From the city to the countryside, this is the trash that many careless people leave on Pennsylvania’s highways and roads. It is not a pretty sight, and it certainly does not make a good impression on people who are traveling through our area.

This is the twenty-first year that the Manheim Township Lions Club has participated in the Pennsylvania Adopt-A-Highway and Manheim Township’s Adopt-A-Road programs. We have adopted the Fruitville Pike from Route 30 north to the Township line and Hess Boulevard from the Fruitville Pike to the Lititz Pike. During our last pickup on November 1 we collected 8 bags of litter, recyclables and trash from these roads.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

1,005 Hours of Community Service

Chix Corn Soup

During the months of July and August, Manheim Township Lions Club members and their partners in service performed 751 hours of service to the Neffsville Community Fire Company in support of their October 2013 Soup and Food Sale. During this period 259 bushels of corn was husked, cooked and cut yielding 2,730 pounds of frozen corn. 500 pounds of chicken were processed.

During October we prepared an additional 350 pounds of chicken and 100 pounds of beef. 400 gallons of chicken corn soup and 80 gallons of beef vegetable soup were made. 137 pies were baked, 128 pounds of chicken salad was made and 95 dozen eggs were processed. 254 additional hours of service were expended during October in preparation for the sale.

Click on the Following link to view a slideshow of the soup sale preparation by members of the Club.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Thanks for Your Support - White Cane Days - October 2014

White Cane 2014 Crop

The familiar white cane with a red band at the bottom is used by blind and visually impaired persons in many countries. As a result of a 1964 congressional resolution, the President of the United States annually issues a proclamation designating Oct. 15th as "National White Cane Safety Day." Lions Clubs help to increase awareness of the use of the white cane and laws governing its use.

To further that effort, on October 17 and 18 the Manheim Township Lions solicited contributions to be used exclusively for the support of sight-related projects including the Northeast Pennsylvania Lions Eye Bank, Leader Dog, Pennsylvania Lions Beacon Lodge Camp and Vision Corp, formerly the Susquehanna Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Thanks to the community for their generous support, in excess of $2,400 was collected. Thanks to the following site sponsors for their support – A.C. Moore, Savemart, and Stauffers of Kissel Hill, Oregon Pike. Also thanks go out to Lion Kathy Weierbach for her mail solicitation campaign.