Monday, June 30, 2014

Thanks For Your Support - Chicken Bar-B-Que June 14, 2014

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Thanks for your support of our June 114th Chicken Bar-B-Que. Profits will be used for sight-related and community projects. Sold out!

Look for us next June.

Click on the following link to view a slideshow of our Chicken Bar-B-Que.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Lions Safe Driving Project - B.R.A.K.E.S. - June 7 & 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 first 2014 event was held June 7 and 8 at the Manheim Auto Auction. Some 160 students and their parents participated. The second 2014 event is being scheduled for sometime early fall. Watch this space for details when they become available. 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.

For additional information for this free school go to the Lions Safe Driving Project website. There is a link from there to the B.R.A.K.E.S. website.

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

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Graduation Awards

Manheim Township Lions Club Graduation Awards 2008

The recipient of the Manheim Township Lions Club's 2014 Community Service Award was Aubrey Schober of Lancaster Catholic High School. She was selected for her work in training service dogs, putting in over 3,000 hours. Manheim Township High School senior Lisa Kong was presented with the Club's Arthur J. Wetzler First Scholastic Honors Award. This award is presented in honor of a deceased member of the Manheim Township Lions Club. The annual Leo Award for Distinguished Leadership and Community Service was presented earlier to Manheim Township Leo Vice President Ajay Seelam. These awards of $500 each are presented annually to deserving graduating seniors from each high school.

Congratulations to Aubrey, Lisa and Ajay!!

Congratulations also go out to the following Manheim Township Leo Club graduating seniors: Leo Joseph, Leo Aubrie, Leo Christian, Leo William, Leo Chase, Leo Timothy, Leo Vice President Ajay, Leo Andrew and Leo Guillermo.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Shaggy Tales - Volume 12 Issue 11

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The July 2014 Summer 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 is in a new format with more color and photos. It contains an article on the changes to the newsletter as well as comments from our Past President Ron and a message from President Judy.

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

May

April

March

February

Dates to Remember


July 21 - Board Meeting - 6;00 p.m. - President Judy's office - 675 Estelle Drive.

July 28 - Picnic at Lion Kathy Weierbach's - 6:00 p.m.

August 25 - Annual Picnic - 6:00 p/m. - Manheim Township Community Park - Neffsville.

September 8 - Regular Meeting - Speaker TBD.

September 20 - Rotary Car Show - Manheim Township Community Park - Neffsville.

September 22 - Regular Meeting & Board Meeting.

July Birthdays

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We wish Happy Birthday to the following Lion: Dwight Rager - July 23.

Thanks for Your Support - Annual Pancake & Sausage Breakfast - May 17, 2014

Thanks for your support of our May 17th Pancake & Sausage Breakfast.  Profits will be used for sight-related and community projects.  Thanks also to our co-chairmen Lions Manny Pinto & Jim Fisher and their partners in service for organizing this event.  Also thanks to the members of the Manheim Township Leo Club for their help.

Click on the following link to view a slideshow of our Pancake Breakfast.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Leo Awards - May 16, 2014

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On May 16, 2013 representatives of the Manheim Township Lions Club attended the Manheim Township Leo Club meeting to present awards to the 2013-14 Leos.

Thirty Three Leos were presented with Certificates of Appreciation with letters for performing service projects ranging in number from one to six. Leo Vice President Ajay completed the most projects – six! The Certificate wording was “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 with (number of) service projects.”

Senior class Leos Joseph, Aubrie, William, Chase, Timothy, Ajay, Andrew and Guillermo were presented with Lions Clubs International Leo Completion of Service Certificates in recognition of their years of service in the Leo Club.

Three Leos, President Neil, Vice President Ajay and Treasurer Monika , were presented with Community Service Recognition Certificates as members who provided the highest levels of community service.

The Leo Award of Honor with medal was presented to Vice President Ajay in recognition of achieving outstanding accomplishments during thr year. He presented with a letter advising him that he will be receiving the annual Manheim Township Lions Cub’s Leo Distinguished Leadership and Community Service Award at the upcoming High School Senior Recognition ceremony
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Mr. Wayne Kantz, the Manheim Township High School Faculty Leo Club Advisor, was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation for his concern, time, effort and advice given to the officers and members of the Manheim Township Leo Club. The Certificate also expressed the appreciation of the Manheim Township Lions Club for his cooperative interaction with and support of the Manheim Township Lions Club in fulfilling its responsibilities as the Leo Club's sponsoring Lions Club.

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

Monday, April 28, 2014

Adopt-A-Highway & Adopt-A-Road April 26, 2014 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.

This is the twentieth 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 April 26 we collected 7 bags of litter, recyclables and trash from these roads. Lion George found a nice bungee cord to replace his worn out one.

Click here to view a mini slideshow of our cleanup.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Annual Egg Hunt - April 19, 2014

The Annual Egg Hunt sponsored by the Manheim Township Lions Club was held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 19, 2014 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 warm and breezy day.  There were 200 to 300 hunters who gathered 6,000 eggs in just over three 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.

Leo Lair by Members of the Manheim Township Leo Club - May 2014


We experienced a great wrap up to a great year with the month of May.  We had one event, helping out at the Lion’s pancake breakfast fundraiser, which is our last event of the year every year.  The fundraiser took place on the morning of Saturday the 19th at the Neffsville Fire Company.  It was a great opportunity for our Leos to get some more service hours and they really had a good time helping out the Lions.  I know everybody there was working hard and I noticed a few Leos who were working especially hard and I was very proud to see this dedication from those guys.  The effort was especially impressive coming from teenagers so early on a Saturday morning.  Another happening from the month was our last club meeting which included our awards ceremony.  It was a really fun and cool ceremony.  We had a plethora of food and snacks and everybody got recognized in some way.  It was especially nice that the Lions were able to come in to present the awards.  Leo Vice President Ajay won the Leo of the Year award and was just recognized for it again tonight, the 21st of May, at Manheim Township’s senior awards night.  Ajay was the best vice president I could have asked to serve and lead alongside and he worked extremely hard to benefit the club and the community this year.  His extensive service record shows that he served more hours than any other Leo in the club this year; but his influence went far beyond that.  He worked hard to make sure the club ran smoothly and made my job a heck of a lot easier.  Even more than a helpful officer, he was a good friend and a very supportive influence.  We are sad to see Ajay leave and he will be greatly missed around the club but we know that he is moving on to do great things at college and beyond.  The next year’s administration is looking forward to meeting over the summer and getting prepared for another great year come fall!  This is the last Leo Lair of the year! Roar Leos!

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