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.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Shaggy Tales - Volume 13 Issue 4

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The November 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 October Mystery Member – Lion Ralph, excerpts from the September 1969 Shaggy Tales, the October – November 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

November 27 - Thanksgiving.

December 8 - Christmas Party - Brethren Village.

December 22 - No Meeting.

December 25 - Christmas.

January 1 - New Years Day.

January 12 - Regular Meeting - Speaker TBA.

January 26 - Regular Meeting & Board Meeting.

November Birthdays

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We wish Happy Birthday to the following Lions: Susan Fisher - November 11, John Kettering  - November 16 and Ralph Miller - November 21.

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

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

October was a great month for the Leo Club, even though it seemed to fly by.  It went so fast I forgot October even happened.  However fast it went, the Leos managed to accomplish a lot.  Most importantly, we worked hard and had a fun time while raising donations for Vision Corps during White Cane Days.  As I have said before, this event is one of my favorites because the cause is such a great one and all the money raised goes directly to it.  I know the Leos who participated were truly proud of their work and enjoyed doing it.  As far as the club meetings, we have made much progress in collecting our annual dues and applications.  We are looking forward to having the applications picked up by the Lions next month and to depositing our dues.  Also next month, we are excited to see how much money we made via the Boscov’s fundraiser.  Our major event in November is our turkey basket food drive.  We are looking forward to both increasing our total collection for this year and also to receiving the help of the Lions and their collection.  Hopefully it is another great month!

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

1,005 Hours of Community Service

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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

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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.

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.

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.