Friday, April 11, 2014

Shaggy Tales - Volume 12 Issue 8

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The April 2014 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 on our March Mystery Member – Lion Barry Caldwell, the March Leo Lair article, reports on the Third Annual Roaring Rights Rivalry, the upcoming Adopt - A - Highway cleanup and our May pancake and sausage breakfast fundraiser

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





Dates to Remember

April 26 - Adopt-A-Highway, Adopt-A-Road Cleanup - Fruitville Pike and Hess Blvd.

April 28 - Regular Meeting & Board meeting.

May 12 - Regular Meeting & Board meeting.

May 17 - Pancake & Sausage Breakfast - Neffsvile Community Firehall.

May 26 - Memorial Day - No Meeting.

June 9 - Regular Meeting - Speaker - TBA.

June 21 - Chicken Bar-B-Que - Lititz Pike at the Lancaster Shopping Center.

June 23 - Regular Meeting, Installation of Officers & Board Meeting - See you in September!

April Birthdays

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

Adopt-A-Highway Spring Cleanup

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. On April 26, we will be collecting litter, recyclables and trash from these roads. Please drive carefully and watch for our crews.

Manheim Township 2014 Community Service Award and Youth Spirit Award

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The Manheim Township Community Life Task Force and the Manheim Township Commissioners are soliciting nominations for the 2014 Community Spirit Award and the Youth Service Award. Nominations must be submitted prior to September 1, 2014. Our own member PDG Larry Miller was the recipient of the first Community Spirit Award in 2013.

Click on the following link to view or download a Nomination Form.

B.R.A.K.E.S. Driving School - June 7 and 8, 2014.

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. 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 2014.

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 next driving school sessions will be held June 7 and 8 at the Manheim Auto Auction. Stay tuned to this site for developing details!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Third Annual Roaring Rights Rivalry

The Third Annual Roaring Rights Rivalry between the Manheim Township Lions Club and the Manheim Township Leo Club was held on March 29, 2014 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 members of the Lions Club arrived early before the Leo’s in order to get in some much needed practice! However this was to no avail as the Lions used up all their strikes in practice! The 12 member Leo Cubs team defeated the Lions Monarchs team by a score of 490 to 422 to take the rubber match.

After a great time by all, Lion Kathy presented the following awards:
High Score Girl - Lion Judy 92
High Score Guy - Leo Josh 79
Lowest Score Girl - Lion Kathy/Grandson Justin Team 21
Lowest Score Guy - Lion Larry 34
Most Spares Girl - Lion Judy 3
Most Spares Guy - Leo Kyle 1
Most Strikes Girl - Leo Kaelin 1
Most Strikes Guy - Lion Dwight 1
Most Completed Splits - Leo Ajay 1
The Lions congratulate the Leos on their win but advise them to watch out for next year. Even though the Leos are up 2 -1, the Lions pride is at stake!

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

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Manheim Township Lions Invites Local Veterans to Join Club

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The Manheim Township Lions Club thanks veterans for their service and is offering local U.S. veterans a special opportunity to serve their community.

The Involve a U.S. Veteran Program is a nationwide initiative sponsored by Lions Clubs International that offers qualified U.S. veterans an entrance fee waiver of up to $30 when joining a local Lions club. The waiver is available to the first 5,000 U.S. veterans, and the program runs through June 30, 2015.

Eligible veterans include Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard personnel who are retired or were honorably-discharged from these services. National Guard and Reserve personnel who were called to active duty for other than training (persons may still be enlisted in these services) and other personnel the U.S. services consider a veteran are also eligible.

Lions clubs work as a team to get things done and we need veterans like you on our team. Serving your community can make an impact on people’s lives.

To learn more about the Involve a U.S. Veteran Program or the Manheim Township Lions Club click to contact Larry Miller or call him at (717) 569-5086. The club meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month at the Fieldcrest Dining Room at Brethren Village.

Click to view a Brochure for the Involve a U.S. Veteran Program. Click here to view the Manheim Township Lions Club brochure. Additional information can be found under the Lions Club Links section of the sidebar located on the right.

Lions Clubs International is the largest service club organization in the world. Its 1.35 million members in more than 46,000 clubs are serving communities in over 200 countries and geographical areas around the globe. Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired, championed youth initiatives and strengthened local communities through hands-on service and humanitarian projects. For more information visit Lions Clubs International.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Thank You For Your Support - Basket Bingo - March 15 2014

Thank you for your support of our Ninth Annual Basket Bingo held on March 15, 2014. 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.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

District Bowling Tournament - March 2, 2014

We had a fun time bowling at the District 14-D Bowling Tournament held at Dutch Lanes on March 2. The Manheim Township Lions Club went head-to-head with the Lititz Leo Club who had six team members to our five! Lions Ron Henry, Dwight Rager, Jim Coleman, Larry Miller and Leo "The Ringer" Lauren made up our team. Lion Jim converted an amazing three splits and Leo Lauren was our high scorer. She is Lion George Groff’s granddaughter and a member of the Manheim Township High School Bowling Team.

The team dedicated the victory to our injured captain and team organizer Lion Judy “Chester – Coming Mr. Dillon” Frantz. Thanks Lion Judy!

This link will take you to a slideshow of our victory.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Manheim Township High School - 2014 Mini-Thon

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From 6;00 p.m. February 28 to 6:00 a.m. on March 1, 2014 the students of the Manheim Township High School held their Fourth 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 375 students attended the event.  Last year, $51,092 was raised. This year, $80,211 was raised! In excess of $185,000 has been raised over the past four years.

The Manheim Township Leo Club asked the Manheim Township Lions Club to serve a 4:00 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.

Click on the following link to view a slideshow of this event