Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Basket Bingo - March 14, 2015

The Manheim Township Lions Club will hold its ninth Basket Bingo on Saturday, March 14 at the Neff Elementary School, Valley Road, Neffsville, PA. Doors will open at 12:00 noon and bingo will start at 1:00 p.m. Donation is $17 in advance or $20 at the door. There will be 20 regular games plus special games and door prizes. Food will be provided by Boy Scout Troop 84. Seating is limited. For additional information, contact Tom at 569-3543 or Larry at 569-5086 or email us at manheimtwplions@gmail.com.

The school is located off of Valley Road in Neffsville. From the intersection of Route 501, Lititz Pike and Petersburg and Valley Roads, turn onto Valley Road. Proceed to the second driveway on the left and turn left into the parking area. This link will take you to a map of the area.

This link will take you to a slideshow of our 2014 Bingo.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Shaggy Tales - Volume 13 Issue 6

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The January 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 Christmas gift card project, Lion Jim Fisher ‘s Melvin Jones Fellowship Award and information about the upcoming State Convention including photos from the 1998 and 1991 convention parades..

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





Dates to Remember

January 12 - 26 - S. Clyde Weaver Sub Sale.

January 26 - Regular Meeting & Board Meeting.

February 5 - Joint Meeting with the Lititz Lions Club - At Lititz - Note: this is a Thursday.

February 23 - Regular Meeting & Board Meeting. Speaker - Jodi Sulpizio Manheim Township Parks & Rec. Naturalist

January Birthdays

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We wish Happy Birthday to the following Lion: John Kinney - January 12.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Lion Jim Fisher Receives A Melvin Jones Fellowship

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Lion Susan Fisher, Lion Jim's Daughter, Lion Jim Fisher and PDG Larry Miller

The highest honor given by Lions Clubs International Foundation LCIF), the Melvin Jones Fellowship, was presented to a pleasantly surprised Lion Jim Fisher at our Christmas Party held December 8, 2014. Lion Jim is the Chairman of the Club’s eyeglass collection program.

It is estimated that Lions Clubs collect more than 20 million glasses each year. Since the inception of its program through December 31, 2013, the Manheim Township Lions Club has collected 74,896 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.

The Fellowship, named after the Founder of Lions International, represents qualities such as generosity, compassion and concern for the less fortunate. We are proud to have within our membership individuals that have received Melvin Jones Fellowships. They are as follows: Lions Don Bragg, Alvin Brubaker, Charles Brubaker, Barry Caldwell, Jim Coleman, LeRoy Duke (Deceased), Donald Dull (Deceased), Judy Frantz, George Groff, Richard Groff (Deceased), Thomas Kenyon, John Kettering, Linda McIntyre, Sylvia Miller, Jim Propst, Paul Rager, Fred Wagner (Deceased) and Past District Governors John McIntyre, Larry Miller and Ralph Miller, Jr.

Click on the following link to view a slideshow of our Christmas Party and Melvin Jones Award Presentation.

Sub Sale

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The Manheim Township Lions Club is currently selling tickets for seven varieties of S. Clyde Weaver Subs. Cost is $6.00 per ticket which can be purchased from any club member from January 12 through January 26. Tickets can be redeemed at any time through November 15, 2015 at the following S. Clyde Weaver locations: East Petersburg Store, Lititz Pike Store, Lancaster Central, Lebanon and Wayne Markets. Thanks to Weavers for their community support!

Leo Lair by Members of the Manheim Township Leo Club - December 2014 & January 2015

Like all months this year, December went by like a breeze.  We started the month by beginning our winter clothes collection. This collection, like the turkey basket food collection last month, was augmented by the support of the Lions.  Lion Ron asked the Lions to scavenge their attics for old winter clothes to add to the total the Leos were able to gather.  These clothes were transferred to a representative for the Lancaster Project for the Needy to be handed out to people in line at Clipper Magazine Stadium for the food distribution on Christmas Eve morning.  This aforementioned event was our other form of community service this past month.  We had a great turnout from the Leos and we were able to meet up with Lion Ron there to work together to help out the cause.  All in all, it was a month full of service and the hard work of the Leos undoubtedly benefited those in need. (Editor’s Note:  The Leo Club provided 76 hours of service for this event.)

During our last club meeting before break, we were invited to attend the Interact Club (high school affiliate of the Rotary Club) holiday party.  They meet across the hall and are advised by Mr. Kantz’s brother.  The officers of that club and our officers thought it might be a fun way to celebrate holiday break and get our clubs to know each other in hopes of future joint participation.

In January, we look forward to starting off 2015 right for the Leo club.  On the agenda for our numerous club meetings throughout January are inductions, the kickoff of the glasses collection, and preparations for participation in the Chili cook-off during the Lititz Fire and Ice Festival in February.  Happy New Year to all!  Let’s roar in 2015!

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

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Lion Sylvia Miller Presented with the Dan Walter Memorial Award

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District Governor Deb Burkholder presented Lion Sylvia Miller with the Dan Walter Memorial Award at our November 24 meeting. This award is presented for outstanding service and contribution in the area of sight conservation.  Lion Sylvia was recognized for her many hours of service while helping at social events for the visually impaired held at VisionCorps, Lebanon County Sight, and Beacon Lodge. Congratulations Lion Sylvia and thanks for all of your great work in this regard.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Manheim Township Leo Club Turkey Basket Project - 2014

On the afternoon of the last day prior to Thanksgiving break, members of the Manheim Township Leo Club delivered to the Water Street Rescue Ministries enough food to fill nine turkey baskets. This matched the total that was collected last year. The Leos thanked the Manheim Township Lions Club for their food contributions to this project.

This year, the Leos will once again be volunteering early on Christmas Eve morning at the Clipper Magazine Stadium food distribution event. The Leos are collecting winter hats, gloves, mittens and scarves before the holiday. These items will be given out by the Lancaster Project for the Needy during the Clipper Magazine Stadium event. Anyone wishing to donate items should contact members of the Leo Club or members of the Manheim Township Lions Club.

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

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.