Wednesday, March 1, 2017

February Leo Lair

During February we participated in two events, the first of which was the annual Fire and Ice Chili Cook-off at Warwick High School.  The Lions and Leos were able to partner with the Lititz Isaac’s and help prepare and distribute their chili throughout the duration of the cook-off.  Not only were at least two Leos at the booth during every hour, but several also purchased buttons and sampled each chili throughout the day.  All the Leos were in agreement that the Isaac’s Caribbean chili was delicious!  Next, the majority of Leos were able to participate in this year’s school mini-thon.  In preparation for the event, our club alone donated all the pancake mix for the morning’s breakfast hour.  This required each Leo to bring in two containers of Bisquick Shake ‘n Pour pancake mix and we surpassed this recommendation by even having several extras.  Additionally, the Lions were kind enough to donate several containers of orange juice.  In the morning, several Lions came into the high school at 3 am and began making pancakes for the morning rush at 5am.  Leos already at mini-thon assisted the Lions as they made several tasty batches of pancakes.  All in all, mini-thon was a huge success as everyone involved was able to collectively raise $107,588.66 to continue the fight against pediatric cancer. 

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.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Adopt-A-Highway & Adopt-A-Road - April 8, 2017

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.  We will be conducting our Spring pickup on Saturday, April 8. As you drive, please be aware of our members along these roads.

Shaggy Tails - March 2017 - Volume 16 - Issue 6

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The March 2017 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 John, a report on our recent Sub Coupon sale, an article on our District Bowling Tournament team, a thank you from the Ortiz family, the February Leo Lair, and a message from the District Governor .

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






Dates To Remember

March 27 - Regular Meeting & Board Meeting.

April 7 - Presidents Honor Night - Yoders.

April 8 - District Convention - Cedar Crest Middle School.

April 8 - Adopt A Highway - Adopt A Road Cleanup.

April 10 - Joint Meeting with Willow Street at Brethren Village - Speaker TBA.

April 15 - Egg Hunt - Manheim Township Community Park.

April 24 - Regular Meeting & Board Meeting.

June 6 - 60th Anniversary Charter Night - Eden Resort.

March Birthdays

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We wish Happy Birthday to the following Lion: Barbara Beyer - March 24.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Thanks For Your Support - White Cane Days - October 14 & 15, 2016

Thanks to all who donated. Your support is much appreciated!

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 14 and 15 the Manheim Township Lions solicited contributions to be used exclusively for the support of sight-related projects including the SightLife, formerly 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 $2,400 was collected. Thanks to the following site sponsors for their support – A.C. Moore, Savemart, and Stauffers of Kissel Hill, Oregon Pike.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Northeast Rotary Car Show - September 17, 2016

Thank you for your support at our food stand at The Northeast Rotary Car Show on September 19, 2015. 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.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Clubs Donate Cirriculum Materials To The Manheim Township School District

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2016 marks the thirteenth 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 kindergarten 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.

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

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Manheim Township Lions Club Annual Picnic - August 22, 2016

The 2016 Manheim Township Lions Club Picnic was held August 22 at the Manheim Township Community Park. Thanks to Lion Rick for organizing this event, Lion Alice for ordering the food and to all members and wives for bringing food. A good time was had by all.

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

Friday, July 8, 2016

Annual Chicken Bar-B-Que - June 18, 2016

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Sold all but 24 which were donated to the Water Street Mission. Thank you for your support! See you again next year.

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

Thanks to Lions Don and Paul for the photos.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Graduation Awards Presented By The Manheim Township Lions Club

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The recipient of the Manheim Township Lions Club's 2016 Community Service Award was Brynn Kelly of Lancaster Catholic High School. Manheim Township High School senior Thomas Gerz 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 President Ross Fladeland. These awards of $500 each are presented annually to deserving graduating seniors from each high school.

Congratulations to Brynn, Jessica and Ross and to all 2016 graduates of these schools!!