Friday, October 3, 2014

Shaggy Tales - Volume 13 - Issue 3

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The October 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 September Mystery Member – Lion Alice, the Club History by Lion Jim Propst, the new Hat Contest, the September - October Leo Lair 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

October 17 & 18 - White Cane Days.

October 21 - Sell Discount Shopping Passes Fundraiser at Boscovs - 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

October 27 - Regular Meeting & Board Meeting.

November 1 - Adopt-A-Highway Fall Cleanup - 8:00 a.m.

November 10 - Regular Meeting - Speaker Brian Remmey - Veteran's Day.

November 11 - Veteran's Day.

November 24 - Visit of District Governor Deb Burkholder.

November 27 - Thanksgiving.

October Birthdays

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We wish Happy Birthday to the following Lions: Jim Propst - October 3 and Don Shaub - October 25.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

White Cane Days - October 17 & 18, 2014

White Cane 2014
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 October 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 will be out soliciting funds 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 the Susquehanna Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Thanks to the following site sponsors for their support – A.C. Moore, Savemart and Stauffers of Kissel Hill, Oregon Pike.

Leo Lair by Members of the Manheim Township Leo Club - September & October 2014

September came fast and before we knew it, the officers and I (Leo president Neil) were back in the swing of things with school and, subsequently, the Leo club.  The first order of business that needed to be taken care of was some beginning of the year planning.  An officer meeting was held to talk about what events we will definitely have this year and to consider other possibilities and ideas.  Most importantly, some officer unity and morale was developed and we really got the ball rolling for the year.  Our next officer meeting was held to finalize our club roster.  We ended up with 17 returning members and 18 new members for a total of 35 members this year!  This amount gives us a few more than we had last year but we hope our participation from our members increases to an even greater extent than that which would be expected from our slight increase in numbers.  It is a good roster for another reason because we have an almost equal number of “old guard” veterans to be leaders for our surplus in “new recruits”.  Also during this meeting, we organized our participation in the Lions’ fundraiser at the Neffsville Car Show on Saturday the 20th.  I had a blast like I always have and I know the others that came to help out did as well.  This year was my third helping out, and for the first time, I took a break while I was there to leave the stand and actually see the bulk of the cars at the show; it was a very neat experience and I am glad I finally had my chance to take a peek at the cars.  After the sale was over, Leo Ross and I definitely had a good time assisting the Lions in their cleanup efforts.  We hope that our participation was as helpful as it was fun and we thank the Lions for just giving us the opportunity to be there.  We now look forward to an eventful and exciting month of October which contains our first couple club meetings, the Boscov’s fundraiser, and one of my personal favorites, White Cane Days!  We are very thankful for the opportunity that has been presented to us by Boscov’s and the Lions with this new fundraiser and we hope it goes very well.  We wish the Lions the best of luck in their sale and look forward to a great month for both our clubs! 

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

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Thank You For Your Support - Northeast Rotary Car Show - 2014!

Thank you for your support at our food stand at The Northeast Rotary Car Show on September 20, 2014. 100% of the profits from our fund raising efforts are used to support Lions District 14-D projects and our community projects.

Click on the following link to view a slide show of the activities at the Car Show. by members of the Club.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Adopt-A-Highway - Adopt-A-Road Fall 2014 Pickup - Rescheduled to November 1

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.

The Manheim Township Lions Club participates 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. We will be conducting our Fall pickup on Saturday, November 1. As you drive, please be aware of our members along these roads.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Our annual Lions Picnic was held Monday, August 25th at the Manheim Township Community Park. Thanks to Lion Rick for organizing this event. Thanks also to Lion George for steaming the corn. A good time was had by all!

This link will take you to a slide show of our picnic photographs.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Clubs Donate Curriculum Materials To Manheim Township School District

2014 marks the tenth year that the Manheim Township Lions Club in partnership with the Manheim Township Leo Club and Lions District 14-D has donated Lion’s Quest curriculum materials to the Manheim Township School District. The Manheim Township Leo Club Seniors would have been in the second grade when this program was first introduced. Lions Quest is a life skills and drug prevention program of Lions Clubs International Foundation, which has been implemented in more than 50 countries around the world.

The most widely used of the three Lions Quest programs, Skills for Adolescence, is taught as part of the sixth grade curriculum. This program helps youth, parents and teachers cope with the physical, emotional and social challenges of the early adolescent years. It is a comprehensive life skills and drug prevention curriculum that emphasizes character development, communication, decision making, and service-learning guiding young people toward healthy choices and a drug, alcohol and violence-free lifestyle.

The Quest teacher, Mrs. Lori Shenk, offers the following comments concerning the Quest program.

"Last year was a wonderful year – students were very responsive to the Quest curriculum! I’ve heard so many positive comments from parents who tell me that their children come home and talk about Quest at the dinner table, and from students who say, once Quest is over, that they miss Quest and wish they could have it all year long (each student has Quest for one marking period). It’s wonderful and sobering to hear!

With recreational marijuana use and medical marijuana use hot topics in our State and Country, students are paying close attention to our look at the facts about marijuana. It’s not an easy time for students these days. I am so thankful we have a Quest class and a format for students to be actively thinking about the issues and challenges of early adolescence. And I’m so thankful that they have workbooks to take home with them. It’s such a great way to keep parents apprised of what students are learning, and to open the door for meaningful discussion between students and parents.

Thank you so much for another year of workbooks! Our students are so blessed to have Manheim Township Lions Club and Leo Club members supporting them so tangibly."

Use this link to view an informational video about Lions Quest.

Click on the following link to view a slide show of the labeling of the Quest Materials by members of the clubs.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Thanks For Your Support - Chicken Bar-B-Que June 14, 2014

Thanks for your support of our June 114th Chicken Bar-B-Que. Profits will be used for sight-related and community projects. Sold out!

Look for us next June.

Click on the following link to view a slideshow of our Chicken Bar-B-Que.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Lions Safe Driving Project - B.R.A.K.E.S. - June 7 & 8, 2014

In 2012 the Manheim Lions Club partnered with Doug Herbert’s B.R.A.K.E.S. foundation to train almost 300 teens and their parents on a defensive driving course. The Conoy, Marietta, East Petersburg and Manheim Township Lions Clubs have joined with the Manheim Lions by committing resources to help bring the driving school to even more teens in 2014.

The B.R.A.K.E.S. Teen Pro-Active Driving School is a free, defensive driving program. The school is designed for teenagers (aged 15-19) who already have a learner’s permit or driver’s license and have at least thirty hours of driving experience. The school is designed to give young drivers the dynamic experience of handling a vehicle in adverse conditions and a controlled environment. Parents are required to attend and are invited to participate. Each session consists of a 30 minute ground school followed by 3.5 hours on the hands on driving course. The hands on driving course stations include accident avoidance, distraction, panic stop and the wet skid pad.

The 2014 event was held June 7 and 8 at the Manheim Auto Auction. Some 160 students and their parents participated. The 2015 event is being scheduled for sometime early next year. Watch this space for details when they become available. A $99 deposit will be required at the time of registration; however the check is held and only cashed if the teen doesn’t show or if it is given as a donation.

For additional information for this free school go to the Lions Safe Driving Project website. There is a link from there to the B.R.A.K.E.S. website.

Click on the following link to view a slideshow of this event.