Thursday, April 23, 2015

Adopt-A-Highway & Adopt-A-Road Pickup - April 25

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 Spring pickup on Saturday, April 25.  As you drive, please be aware of our members along these roads.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Annual Egg Hunt - April 4, 2015

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The Annual Egg Hunt sponsored by the Manheim Township Lions Club was held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 4, 2015 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 and windy day. with 28 mph winds with gusts of 38 mph.  There were 200 to 300 hunters who gathered 6,000 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 Egg Hunt.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Dates to Remember

April 27 - Regular Meeting & Board Meeting.

May 11 - Joint Meeting with the Leo Club - Program by the Leos.

May 14 to 17 - State Convention at the Lancaster Host Resort.

May 25 - Memorial Day - No Meeting.

June 8 - Regular Meeting - Speaker TBA.

June 13 - Chicken BBQ - Lancaster Shopping Center.

June 22 - Regular Meeting and Board Meeting.

Shaggy Tales - Volume13 Issue 9

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The April 2015 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 Judy, the Leo Lair, our March Mystery Member – Lion John Kinney, articles on the Fourth Annual Roaring Rights competition, the District Bowling Tournament and our Tenth Annual Basket Bingo.

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





April Birthdays

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We wish Happy Birthday to the following Lions: Jim Fisher - April 1 and Linda McIntyre April 30..

Sunday, March 29, 2015

300 Hours Of Community Service

During the month of March, Manheim Township Lions Club members and their partners in service performed 300 hours of service to the Neffsville Community Fire Company in support of their Spring Soup and Sub Sale. This is in addition to the 1,005 hours expended last summer in preparation for the Fall Soup Sale.

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

Leo Lair by Members of the Manheim Township Leo Club - March & April 2015

It was a March that we Leos can be proud of for a long time. It was extremely busy but the important thing is that we got a lot done; and more importantly, we had fun doing it! We had our second and most successful Cystic Fibrosis Foundation fundraiser, this time with Tropical Smoothie CafĂ©. We had a lot of support from Leos, Lions, their families, students and the community which helped to make it a success. We ended up making $163.20! It was also due to the support and opportunity provided by Tropical Smoothie; they were very kind and very supportive and optimistic about the fundraiser. As expected, all the Leos had a great time going duckpin bowling with the Lions. It was a lot of fun for everyone. And who could complain about a delicious buffet for lunch? Lastly, the Leos who attended the Harlem Ambassadors game had a lot of fun. It was an awesome event and cause to be supporting. It was especially fun to watch our favorite teachers get embarrassed. What’s more, is that the Leos who went around the crowd asking for donations raised $121! That is something to be proud of in itself. We look forward to the Easter Egg Hunt in April as well as the continuation of our glasses collection.

Let’s roar in the flowers this April with all our good deeds and service!

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.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Fourth Annual Roaring Rights Rivalry - March 21, 2015

The Fourth Annual Roaring Rights Rivalry between the Manheim Township Lions Club and the Manheim Township Leo Club was held on March 21, 2015 at the Hamilton Club in Lancaster. Lion Kathy Weierbach once again organized this event which started with an excellent luncheon. This year’s challenge was again Duck Pin Bowling.

The Leo Cubs team defeated the Lion Monarchs team by a score of 1,050 to 999 to take the match and retain the coveted Trophy Towel. The Lions congratulate the Leos on their win but advise them to watch out for next year. Even though the Leos are up 3 -1, the Lions pride is at stake!

This link will take you to a slideshow of the Leo's victory.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Thank You For Your Support - Basket Bingo 2015

Thank you for your support of our Tenth Annual Basket Bingo held on March 14, 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.

The proceeds from this event will be used to support sight-related projects including Leader Dog, Pennsylvania Lions Beacon Lodge Camp, Vision Corps formerly the Susquehanna Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, the Northeast Pennsylvania Eye Bank and etc. as well as a contribution to Boy Scout Troop 84.

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

District 14-D Bowling Tournament - March 1, 2015

We had a fun time bowling at the District 14-D Bowling Tournament held at Dutch Lanes on March 1.  The Manheim Township Lions Club went head-to-head with the Millersville Lions Club composed of left handed ringers.  Lions Dwight "Eastman Kodak" Rager, Larry "Two different Shoes" Miller, George "The Blur" Groff, Judy "The Captain" Frantz  and Leo "The Ringer" Lauren made up our team.  Leo Lauren, was our high scorer with a 535.  She is Lion George Groff’s granddaughter and a member of the Manheim Township High School Bowling Team. Unfortunately we were defeated by a score of 2,537 to 1,850.

This link will take you to a slideshow of our agony of defeat.

Photos courtesy of Lion Dwight "Eastman Kodak" Rager.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

BRAKES 2015 Update

In 2012 the Manheim Lions Club partnered with Doug Herbert’s BRAKES. 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 2015.

The BRAKES Teen Pro-Active Driving School is a 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 next BRAKES. school is scheduled for August 1 and 2, 2015. It's already on the BRAKES website. If you know of anyone that has a teen driver you need to contact them ASAP and get them to register at the BRAKES website. The class will fill up fast!

Please Note:  Attendance to BRAKES is free to all, but a $99 deposit (plus processing fees) is required to secure your spot. This secures your registration to this school. If you do not show up on the day of the class, you forfeit your deposit to BRAKES as a financial gift.  If you pay by check, on the day of the event, you will have the option to have this $99 amount returned back to you, or you can choose to allow us to keep this as a gift to BRAKES. If you choose to pay by credit card, your deposit will not be refundable, and this will be considered a contribution to BRAKES. To pay by check, please click "Show other payment options" under the "Register" button and then "Pay Offline." In all scenarios, your contribution to BRAKES, a 501(c)(3) organization, is tax deductible. BRAKES will email you a receipt.

The Lions are no longer the host of the event. This is now a BRAKES North East school. We Lions are simply a sponsor of the event. This is great for us! Our financial obligation has been reduced from $10,000 per event to $1,500 per event! We are supplying the tent, table, chairs and the cone dogs. BRAKES is taking care of everything else, including the cars!

Click on the following link to view a slideshow of our last BRAKES event.