Saturday, August 30, 2014

Leo Lair by Members of the Manheim Township Leo Club - August & September 2014


At the end of the summer, the officers and I (Leo President Neil) were very eager to get started and down to business with the Leo club. Our first bit of fun was helping with the Lions in the application of stickers with our clubs’ symbols onto the Quest booklets to show our support. Soon after that, we found ourselves at the Knight and Day Diner reuniting with Mr. Kantz and some Lions whom we had not seen all summer. A lot of business was taken care of right from the start and much excitement grew as idea after idea was brought up. We have some new events scheduled for this year that seem to be pretty promising additions to our great events that we are continuing from last year. After this meeting, there was enough planned to form a tentative schedule that will be used and adjusted to aid the officers in planning and preparing throughout the year. While filling this schedule out, I came to realize that we have an abundance of great opportunities to help the community this year that we are all very excited about. This coming month of September, the officers and Mr. Kantz are looking forward to having multiple meetings to prepare for the year, make some decisions, and get ready for our first club day which we are also looking forward to later this September. We definitely are looking forward to our next collaboration with the Lions which will come in the form of our help at the Neffsville Car Show fundraiser on September 20th! We’re all happy to be working hard to run the club smoothly and excited to make it a great year!

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

Monday, August 25, 2014

Clubs Donate Curriculum Materials To Manheim Township School District


2014 marks the tenth year that the Manheim Township Lions Club in partnership with the Manheim Township Leo Club and Lions District 14-D has donated Lion’s Quest curriculum materials to the Manheim Township School District. The Manheim Township Leo Club Seniors would have been in the second grade when this program was first introduced. Lions Quest is a life skills and drug prevention program of Lions Clubs International Foundation, which has been implemented in more than 50 countries around the world.

The most widely used of the three Lions Quest programs, Skills for Adolescence, is taught as part of the sixth grade curriculum. This program helps youth, parents and teachers cope with the physical, emotional and social challenges of the early adolescent years. It is a comprehensive life skills and drug prevention curriculum that emphasizes character development, communication, decision making, and service-learning guiding young people toward healthy choices and a drug, alcohol and violence-free lifestyle.

The Quest teacher, Mrs. Lori Shenk, offers the following comments concerning the Quest program.

"Last year was a wonderful year – students were very responsive to the Quest curriculum! I’ve heard so many positive comments from parents who tell me that their children come home and talk about Quest at the dinner table, and from students who say, once Quest is over, that they miss Quest and wish they could have it all year long (each student has Quest for one marking period). It’s wonderful and sobering to hear!

With recreational marijuana use and medical marijuana use hot topics in our State and Country, students are paying close attention to our look at the facts about marijuana. It’s not an easy time for students these days. I am so thankful we have a Quest class and a format for students to be actively thinking about the issues and challenges of early adolescence. And I’m so thankful that they have workbooks to take home with them. It’s such a great way to keep parents apprised of what students are learning, and to open the door for meaningful discussion between students and parents.

Thank you so much for another year of workbooks! Our students are so blessed to have Manheim Township Lions Club and Leo Club members supporting them so tangibly."

Use this link to view an informational video about Lions Quest.

Click on the following link to view a slide show of the labeling of the Quest Materials by members of the clubs.


Sunday, August 3, 2014

Shaggy Tales - Volume 13 Issue 1

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The August 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 contains an article on the picnic at Lion Kathy’s and her husband John’s home, our June Mystery Member Lions George Groff, information on our new fundraiser – Boscov’s Friends Helping Friends Shopping Pass - and a message from President Judy.

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

May

April

March

Dates to Remember


September 6 - Sell Discount Shopping Passes Fundraiser at Boscovs - 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

September 8 - Regular Meeting - Program - Guide Dog User.

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

September 22 - Regular Meeting & Board Meeting.

September Birthdays

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We wish Happy Birthday to the following Lions: Judy Frantz - September 12 and Leroy Boyer - September 22.

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

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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

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.