Monday, May 16, 2016

Annual Chicken Bar-B-Que, June 18

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You have bought the world's largest chicken bar-b-que at Long's Park, now taste the world's best! The Manheim Township Lions Club will hold its annual Chicken Bar-B-Que on Saturday, June 18 at the Lancaster Shopping Center, near the R B Shap Store, Lititz Pike, Route 501, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Advanced tickets will be honored until 2:00 p.m. Cost is $6.00 per half chicken. For advanced tickets, contact any member or email us at We will also be selling our selection of brooms and brushes at the bar-b-que.

This link will take you to a map of the Shopping Center area.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Adopt-A-Highway & Adopt-A-Road Pickup - May 14, 2016

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-second 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 May 14 we collected two bags of litter, two bags of recyclables, one small pine tree, one truck universal joint and two quarters from these roads.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Shaggy Tales Volume 14 Issue 10

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The May 2016 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 a message from President Linda, articles about the upcoming Lions Safe Driving Project - B.R.A.K.E.S., the recent Leo Awards Ceremony the May Member Spotlight - Lion Barbara Beyer, our May 10 Isaac's fundraiser and a report about the recent VisionCorps luncheon and tour by Lion John Kinney.

Open the following links to view and/or download older editions of the newsletter.





May Birthdays

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We wish Happy Birthday to the following Lions: Paul Rager – May 9, Gerald Beyer and Earl Popp - May 11 and Kathleen Weierbach – May 29.

Dates To Remember


May 30 - Memorial Day.

June 13 - Speakers - Dr.'s Greg & Krista O'Neil from Lititz Family Chiropractic.

June 18 - Chicken BBQ at the Lancaster Shopping Center, Lititz Pike.

June 27 - Regular meeting & Board Meeting - Installation of Officers.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Leo Awards Ceremony - April 22, 2016 & Joint Meeting With The Leo Club - April 25, 2016

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The above photograph is of the Leos that helped at the Manheim Township Lions Club Annual Egg Hunt.

During the April 22, 2016 Leo meeting the Manheim Township lions Club presented the following awards to members of the Leo Club:

In recognition of and appreciation for contributing personal time and effort to be involved with and assist the members of the Manheim Township Lions Club, 37 Manheim Township Leo Club members received their Certificates of Appreciation for participating in from 1 to 7 service projects.

The Leo Completion of Service Certificates were presented to the 15 Leo seniors in recognition of their service to the Leo Club and community.

Leo President Ross was recognized as the recipient of the Distinguished Leadership and Community Service award for being a distinguished Leo Senior who is not only a well-rounded student, but one who excels within and beyond the classroom in areas of leadership, personal integrity and community service which are part of the Leo motto: Leadership, Experience and Opportunity. Leo Ross will receive the award at the MTHS Senior Awards Night on May 18, 2016.

MTHS Faculty Advisor to the MT Leo Club Mr. Wayne Kantz received a Certificate of Appreciation award in recognition of and appreciation for his concern, time, effort and advice given to the officers and members of the Manheim Township Leo Club during the 2015-2016 Leo Club school year.

Click on this link to view a slideshow of this ceremony.

On April 25, 2016 members of the Leo Club were guests of the Lions at our dinner meeting. The program, which highlighted their activities and projects for the year.was presented by Leo president Ross.

Click to view slideshow of the joint meeting.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Manheim Township Lions Eyeglass Recycling Program

Lions help to conserve sight by providing usable eyeglasses to children and adults throughout the world. The World Health Organization estimates that over 180 million people are visually disabled. Refractive errors can be easily corrected with eyeglasses, yet millions in undeveloped nations lack access to basic eye care services. Lions have recognized the urgent need for corrective lenses and continue to fight the problem with the Lions Recycle For Sight Program. Donated eyeglasses can help millions to experience corrected vision for the first time, enabling them to read, attend school, gain employment and take care of their families.

It is estimated that Lions Clubs collect more than 20 million glasses each year. Since the inception of its program through December 31, 2015, the Manheim Township Lions Club has collected 76,712 pairs of eyeglasses with an estimated value in excess of $1.5 million for recycling.

These figures do not include frames without lenses that are also recycled. Before glasses are sent to be recycled they are first sorted. Scratched lenses, broken or discolored frames are not sent. The glasses that do get sent are of high quality. The volume of glasses collected is much higher than the number sent to be recycled.

To donate used eyeglasses, place them in specially marked Lions Recycle For Sight collection boxes. Click on the following link to view or download a list of our collection locations.

Thanks to our donors and our collection sites for supporting this program. Eyeglasses may also be given to any Lions Club member.

Monday, April 4, 2016

B.R.A.K.E.S. Driving School - July 23 & 24, 2016

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. Since then, 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 .

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 2016 event will be held July 23 and 24 at the Manheim Auto Auction. To register your teen and for additional information go to 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.

Click on the following link to view a slideshow of a previous school.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

2016 Annual Egg Hunt

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The Annual Egg Hunt sponsored by the Manheim Township Lions Club was held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at the Manheim Township Community Park located on Petersburg Road in Neffsville.  Members of the Manheim Township Leo Club helped to hide eggs and wear the Bunny costume.  There were prize eggs for lucky hunters.  It was a beautiful but cool day.  There were 200 to 300 hunters who gathered 4,000 eggs in just less two minutes.  Thanks to all who donated used eyeglasses and a special thanks to Lion Jerry for organizing this event

Click on the following link to view a slideshow of our 2016 Egg Hunt.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

March Leo Lair

This past month, as per usual, was a blast. This year, our Leo club took part in a new event. This year, we were able to participate in the Lion’s Annual Basket Bingo. Overall, the event ran extremely well. Many Leo’s were able to step up and take shifts and do it with a positive attitude, which made the event run even better than I expected. Coming up we have the Easter egg hunt and just like last year, many Leos are excited to help out with this event.

Editors Note; To view older editions of the Leo Lair, click on the Leo Lair Archives link located on the sidebar under the Leo Club Links section.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Basket Bingo - 2016

Thank you for your support of our Eleventh Annual Basket Bingo held on March 19, 2015. A special thanks to the entire group of basket sponsors as well as all of our door prize donors! Also, a special thanks to the Manheim Township School District for the use of their facilities and the Neffsville Community Fire Company for use of their tables and chairs.

100 percent of the profits from the Bingo will be used for the support of sight-related projects including SightLife formerly known as the Northeast Pennsylvania Lions Eye Bank, Leader Dog, Pennsylvania Lions Beacon Lodge Camp and Visioncorps formerly known as the Susquehanna Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired as well as community projects such as the Manheim Township Ambulance Association, the Manheim Township Library, the Manheim Township School District, Boy Scout Troop 84 and the Manheim Township Leo Club.

This link will take you to a slideshow of the Bingo.