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.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Annual Egg Hunt - Saturday, April 4, 2015

The Annual Egg Hunt sponsored by the Manheim Township Lions Club will held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 4 at the Manheim Township Community Park located on Petersburg Road , Route 722, in Neffsville.  Members of the Manheim Township Leo Club will help to hide eggs and wear the Bunny costume.  There will be prize eggs for lucky hunters. Last year there were 200 to 300 hunters who gathered 6,000 eggs in just over one minute.

Food and drink will be available.  Bring your used eyeglasses to place in our collection box.

Click on the following link to view a Flyer for the Egg Hunt.

Click on the following link to view a slideshow of  our 2013 Egg Hunt.

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.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Manheim Township High School Mini-THON - February 27

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From 6;00 p.m. February 28 to 6:00 a.m. on March 1, 2015 the students of the Manheim Township High School held their Fifth Annual Mini-THON to benefit the Four Diamonds Fund at the Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital in the Fight to Conquer Childhood Cancer.  Donations to the Fund are used to provide emotional and financial support for families battling pediatric cancer and to fund cancer research.

More than 400 students attended the event.  Last year, $80,211 was raised. This year, $107,250 was raised! In excess of $292,699 has been raised over the past five years.

The Manheim Township Leo Club asked the Manheim Township Lions Club to serve a 6:00 a.m. pancake breakfast for those who attended.  We cheerfully did so arriving at 3:00 a.m.  It was well worth getting up early as the students seemed to enjoy the breakfast.

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

Click to view a video of the THON.  See Leo President Neil hit a ping pong ball over his shoulder!

Manheim Township Leo Club at the Lititz Fire and Ice Chili Cook-Off - February 14, 2015

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The Manhem Township Leo Club teamed with the Isaac's Lititz location for the Chili Cook-Off at the Lititz Fire and Ice Festival.  Proceeds from their efforts wiere donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  They were awarded the Roaring Lion Trophy for there efforts.  Thanks to all that sampled their award winning chili.

This link will take you to a slideshow of this event.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

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, 2014, the Manheim Township Lions Club has collected 75,952 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, February 2, 2015

Shaggy Tales - Volume 13 Issue 8

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The March 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 January and February Mystery members – Lions Leroy Boyer and Jim Propst, In Memoriam for PDG John F.McIntyre, Jr., a Sight and Hearing Committee report and a B.R.A.K.E.S. update.

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





Dates to Remember

March 27 - Presidents Honor Night - Yoders, New Holland.

March 28 - District Convention.

April 4 - Egg Hunt - Manheim Twp. Community Park.

April 13 - Joint Meeting with the Willow Street Lions Club - Speaker District Attorney Craig Stedman.

April 25 - Spring Adopt-A-Highway, Adopt-A-Road Cleanup.

April 27 - Regular Meeting and Board Meeting.

March Birthdays

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We wish Happy Birthday to the following Lion: Barb Beyer - March 24.