Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Joint Meeting With The Manheim Township Leo Club - May 11, 2015

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On May 11, we had a joint meeting with the Manheim Township Leo Club. Eighteen Leos and their faculty advisor, Mr. Wayne Kantz joined us for a meal and meeting. The 2014-15 Leo officers presented a PowerPoint program about the club’s activities for the year. These young people were very active and busy as can be seen from the following list of their activities:

Labeling of Quest Books
Help the Lions at the Neffsville Car Show
Help with White Cane Days
Boscov Fund Raiser
Turkey Basket Project
Christmas Food and Clothing Distribution
Lititz Fire and Ice – Chili Cook-off
Isaac’s Cystic Fibrous Foundation (CFF) Fund Raiser
Used Eye Glass Collection
Pancake Mix Collection for the MTHS Mini-Thon Breakfast
Tropical Smoothie Café CFF Fund Raiser
Help at the Lion’s Egg Hunt
Help at the Harlem Ambassadors District Fund Raiser
Great Strides Walk for Cystic Fibrous Foundation
Presented the Lions Club with $300 Toward Purchase of Quest Books

The Lions congratulate the graduating Senior Leos and wish them all the best in their future endeavors. We also look forward to working with and continuing our relationship with the Leo Club.

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

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Annual Chicken Bar-B-Que - June 13

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You have bought the world's largest chicken bar-b-que at Long's Park, now taste the world's best! The Manheim Township Lions Club will hold its annual Chicken Bar-B-Que on Saturday, June 13 at the Lancaster Shopping Center, Lititz Pike, Route 501, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Advanced tickets will be honored until 2:00 p.m. Cost is $6.00 per half chicken. For advanced tickets, contact any member or email us manheimtwplions@gmail.com. We will also be selling our selection of brooms and brushes at the bar-b-que.

This link will take you to a map of the Shopping Center area.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Shaggy Tales - Volume 13 Issue 10

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The May 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 April Mystery Member – Lion Paul Rager, articles on the Egg Hunt, and the Leo Recognition and Awards Ceremony.

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





Dates to Remember


June 8 - Regular Meeting - Speakers Lions Ajay & Guillermo - Former MT Leos.

June 13 - Chicken BBQ - Lancaster Shopping Center.

June 22 - Regular Meeting and Board Meeting.

May Birthdays

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We wish Happy Birthday to the following Lions: Paul Rager - May 9, Earl Popp and Jerry Beyer - May 11 and Kathy Weierbach - May 29.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

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

Begin scene. Neil is walking down the street in a hurry to get to a meeting which may or may not take place on this day, as he forgot the date in all the hustle and bustle of the day. He stops a gentleman walking in the opposite direction.

Neil: Excuse me sir, could you be so kind as to inform me of today’s date?
Gentleman: Why yes! Today is the 29th of April.

Neil: Please sir, I’ve no time for jokes, I assure you I have places to be. April 29th isn’t for weeks, now what is today’s date?

Gentleman (chuckling): Time does not slow down for anyone, lad.

Gentleman walks off as Neil stands there pondering how quickly the month has come and gone. 

 End scene.

As my brief experiment in drama depicts, time has literally flown by over the past month, and really the whole year to be quite honest. I was in disbelief when I was reminded of my end of the month Leo Lair duties as I had no idea where April seemed to have gone. It vanished! And here we are going into the last month of the school year! It’s crazy!

April was a month for playing catch up after all the hustle and bustle that took place in the Leo Club throughout the previous month. We had two club meetings, but one of which did not include nearly half of our membership because the seniors (and one lucky, handsome junior named Ross) had already left to get ready for prom. However, we did manage to get a lot accomplished. These accomplishments included the final arrival and payment of and for our club shirts! We decided to go with a royal blue and gold color scheme and they turned out nicely! We hope the Lions approve at the next event where we are proudly wearing them! We also kicked-off our spring food drive which will be completed at our last club, May 8th. We figured that while people and organizations are super generous around the Holidays, we need to keep in mind that there are people in need in our community throughout the year, and that is why I hope that we not only have a great turnout for the drive this year, but that it continues and grows for years to come!

Next month we look forward to one classic and one new event. The former being the always delightful dinner meeting with the Lions and the latter being our volunteering at the Great Strides walk for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; those events will take place on the 11th and 16th of May respectively. We also are very excited to have a party on our last club meeting; this will include every member bringing a food item to share as well as BBQ sandwiches provided by Leo Kaelin’s family and pizza provided by Leo Nik’s family. It is sure to be a blast!

As I reach my last month as a Leo, I try to keep in mind the message of the poet Andrew Marvell in his most famous poem “To His Coy Mistress.” In the conclusion of this work, he challenges the reader not to live their life chasing after time, but to live life in such a way that time has to chase them. In other words, I am going to make this last month as a Leo the best month I’ll have ever had as a Leo. Let’s roar in that nice weather this May! Tune in next month for the last edition of the Leo Lair with yours truly, Leo President Neil!

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.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Manheim Township Leo Club Awards & Recognition Meeting - April 24, 2015

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On April 24, 2015 representatives of the Manheim Township Lions Club attended the Manheim Township Leo Club meeting to present awards to the 2014-15 Leos.

Thirty three Leos were presented with Certificates of Appreciation with letters for performing service projects ranging in number from one to eight. Leo President Neil, Vice President Monica and Treasurer Ross completed the most projects – eight! 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.”

Twelve senior class Leos 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 Monika and Treasurer Ross were presented with Community Service Recognition Certificates as members who provided the highest levels of community service. Donations were made to the Manheim Township Public Library in the names of these Leos.

In recognition of him being a distinguished Leo Senior who is not only a well-rounded student, but one that excels within and beyond the classroom in areas of leadership, personal integrity and community service President Neil was 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 Awards Ceremony.

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 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.

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.

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.