Friday, November 27, 2015

Annual Christmas Party - December 7

The 2015 Christmas Party will be held at the Brethren Village Fieldcrest Dining Room, at 6:30 p.m., Monday, December 7. Dinner choices are crab cakes or roasted pork loin. If you have not made your reservations, please call Lion George. As always, entertainment will follow the meal. This will be our only meeting for the month of December.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

The Heroes of Flight 93

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For our November 9th meeting with our guests from the Lititz Lions Club, Mal Fuller, a member of the board of Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial, Shanksville, PA presented a first hand account of his day when our nation was attacked entitled "9/11 AND THE HEROES OF FLIGHT 93."

Fuller learned air traffic control in the United States Air Force and worked for the Federal Aviation Administration for 36 years at Philadelphia International Airport, Pittsburgh International Airport, Baltimore and JFK International Airports as well as Lancaster and Capital City Airports.

He reviewed the events of 9/11/01 through the eyes of an air traffic watch supervisor who helped shut down the nation's airspace and who dealt with United 93 prior to its crash near Shanksville, PA. 

He related how “The 40 Heroes of Flight 93” forever changed the course of history.

On 9/11/01 Mal Fuller was watch supervisor of the Pittsburgh International Airport air traffic facilities. Shortly after the Pentagon was hit, Fuller evacuated the control tower and radar room when a hijacked plane, later determined to be United 93 which crashed near Shanksville, was headed directly for the airport

When he returned to the radar room after the evacuation, the aircraft was no longer under radar coverage. Shanksville is sixty eight nautical miles from Pittsburgh International Airport and eight miles beyond Pittsburgh's radar range.

Little did the nation know, nor understand what the 40 Heroes of Flight 93 did.

An excellent video of his day can be found at this link.

Additional information about the Flight 93 National Memorial and the Friends of Flight 93 can be found at this link.

Open this link to view a slideshow of the meeting.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Shaggy Tales - Volume 14 Issue 4

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The November 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 Linda, an article about our October Mystery Member – Lion Jerry, the Leo Lair, articles on White Cane Days and our Shoe Donation to All God’s Children.

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





Dates to Remember


December 14 - Christmas Social

December 25 - Christmas.

December 28 - No Meeting.

January 1 - Happy New Year.

January 11 - Regular Meeting - Speaker TBA.

January 25 - Regular Meeting & Board Meeting.

February 8 - Regular Meeting - Speaker TBA.

February 22 - Regular Meeting & Board Meeting.

November Birthdays

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We wish Happy Birthday to the following Lions: Susan Fisher - November 11, John Kettering - November 16 and Ralph Miller - November 21.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Leo Lair by Members of the Manheim Township Leo Club - October 2015

If I (Leo President Ross) could describe this past month in one word, I would choose the word exciting. In October, we had our first event, which was a White Cane day. Overall, I was extremely proud and happy. In this event, I saw a lot of new club members step up and become active. In fact, most of the shifts that we were a part of included new members. So, I’m happy that our newer club members were able to work in conjunction with the Lion’s club to recognize that what we do is bigger than ourselves and that our contributions to society can have various positive effects. Based on all the participation I saw in our White cane day, I’m excited for the future because I know that this year our club has a wonderful group of people that will be ready to step up and serve the community.

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.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

White Cane Days - October 16 & 17, 2015

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The familiar white cane with a red band at the bottom is used by blind and visually impaired persons in many countries. As a result of a 1964 congressional resolution, the President of the United States annually issues a proclamation designating Oct. 15th as "National White Cane Safety Day." Lions Clubs help to increase awareness of the use of the white cane and laws governing its use.

To further that effort, on October 16 and 17 the Manheim Township Lions solicited contributions to be used exclusively for the support of sight-related projects including the Northeast Pennsylvania Lions Eye Bank, Leader Dog, Pennsylvania Lions Beacon Lodge Camp and VisionCorp, formerly the Susquehanna Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Thanks to the community for their generous support, in excess of $2,300 was collected. Thanks to the following site sponsors for their support – A.C. Moore, Savemart, and Stauffers of Kissel Hill, Oregon Pike. Also thanks go out to Lion Kathy Weierbach for her mail solicitation campaign.

Monday, September 28, 2015

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 has been extended beyond 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.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Northeast Rotary Car Show - September 19, 2015

Thank you for your support at our food stand at The Northeast Rotary Car Show on September 19, 2015. We sold out of everything! 100% of the profits from our fund raising efforts are used to support Lions District 14-D projects and our community projects.

Click on the following link to view a slide show of the activities at the Car Show. by members of the Club.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Manheim Township Lions Club Annual Picnic - August 24, 2015

The 2015 Manheim Township Lions Club Picnic was held August 24 at the Manheim Township Community Park. Thanks to Lion Rick for organizing this event, Lion Alice for ordering the food and Lion George for steaming the corn. In spite of a light rain, a good time was had by all.

Click the following link to view a slide show of the picnic.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Clubs Donate Curriculum Materials to the Manheim Township School District

2015 marks the twelfth 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 first 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.

Click on the following link to read an article by Quest teacher, Lori Shenk about the Quest Program.

Click on the following link to read an article by Leo president Ross about his experience with the Quest Program.

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

Click on the following link to view a slideshow of the labeling of the Quest Materials by members of the Clibs.