Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Lion Jim Fisher Receives A Melvin Jones Fellowship

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Lion Susan Fisher, Lion Jim's Daughter, Lion Jim Fisher and PDG Larry Miller

The highest honor given by Lions Clubs International Foundation LCIF), the Melvin Jones Fellowship, was presented to a pleasantly surprised Lion Jim Fisher at our Christmas Party held December 8, 2014. Lion Jim is the Chairman of the Club’s eyeglass collection program.

It is estimated that Lions Clubs collect more than 20 million glasses each year. Since the inception of its program through December 31, 2013, the Manheim Township Lions Club has collected 74,896 pairs of eyeglasses with an estimated value in excess of $1.5 million for recycling.

These figures do not include frames without lenses that are also recycled. Before glasses are sent to be recycled they are first sorted. Scratched lenses, broken or discolored frames are not sent. The glasses that do get sent are of high quality. The volume of glasses collected is much higher than the number sent to be recycled.

The Fellowship, named after the Founder of Lions International, represents qualities such as generosity, compassion and concern for the less fortunate. We are proud to have within our membership individuals that have received Melvin Jones Fellowships. They are as follows: Lions Don Bragg, Leroy Boyer, Alvin Brubaker, Charles Brubaker, Barry Caldwell, Jim Coleman, LeRoy Duke (Deceased), Donald Dull (Deceased), Judy Frantz, George Groff, Richard Groff (Deceased), Thomas Kenyon, John Kettering, Linda McIntyre, Sylvia Miller, Jim Propst, Paul Rager, Fred Wagner (Deceased) and Past District Governors John McIntyre (Deceased), Larry Miller and Ralph Miller, Jr.

Click on the following link to view a slideshow of our Christmas Party and Melvin Jones Award Presentation.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Lion Sylvia Miller Presented with the Dan Walter Memorial Award

Lion Sylvia Presented
with the  Dan Walter Memorial
District Governor Deb Burkholder presented Lion Sylvia Miller with the Dan Walter Memorial Award at our November 24 meeting. This award is presented for outstanding service and contribution in the area of sight conservation.  Lion Sylvia was recognized for her many hours of service while helping at social events for the visually impaired held at VisionCorps, Lebanon County Sight, and Beacon Lodge. Congratulations Lion Sylvia and thanks for all of your great work in this regard.