Monday, April 25, 2016

Leo Awards Ceremony - April 22, 2016 & Joint Meeting With The Leo Club - April 25, 2016

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The above photograph is of the Leos that helped at the Manheim Township Lions Club Annual Egg Hunt.

During the April 22, 2016 Leo meeting the Manheim Township lions Club presented the following awards to members of the Leo Club:

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, 37 Manheim Township Leo Club members received their Certificates of Appreciation for participating in from 1 to 7 service projects.


The Leo Completion of Service Certificates were presented to the 15 Leo seniors in recognition of their service to the Leo Club and community.

Leo President Ross was recognized as the recipient of the Distinguished Leadership and Community Service award for being a distinguished Leo Senior who is not only a well-rounded student, but one who excels within and beyond the classroom in areas of leadership, personal integrity and community service which are part of the Leo motto: Leadership, Experience and Opportunity. Leo Ross will receive the award at the MTHS Senior Awards Night on May 18, 2016.

MTHS Faculty Advisor to the MT Leo Club Mr. Wayne Kantz received a Certificate of Appreciation award in recognition of and appreciation for his concern, time, effort and advice given to the officers and members of the Manheim Township Leo Club during the 2015-2016 Leo Club school year.

Click on this link to view a slideshow of this ceremony.

On April 25, 2016 members of the Leo Club were guests of the Lions at our dinner meeting. The program, which highlighted their activities and projects for the year.was presented by Leo president Ross.

Click to view slideshow of the joint meeting.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Manheim Township Lions Eyeglass Recycling Program


Lions help to conserve sight by providing usable eyeglasses to children and adults throughout the world. The World Health Organization estimates that over 180 million people are visually disabled. Refractive errors can be easily corrected with eyeglasses, yet millions in undeveloped nations lack access to basic eye care services. Lions have recognized the urgent need for corrective lenses and continue to fight the problem with the Lions Recycle For Sight Program. Donated eyeglasses can help millions to experience corrected vision for the first time, enabling them to read, attend school, gain employment and take care of their families.

It is estimated that Lions Clubs collect more than 20 million glasses each year. Since the inception of its program through December 31, 2015, the Manheim Township Lions Club has collected 76,712 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.

To donate used eyeglasses, place them in specially marked Lions Recycle For Sight collection boxes. Click on the following link to view or download a list of our collection locations.

Thanks to our donors and our collection sites for supporting this program. Eyeglasses may also be given to any Lions Club member.

Monday, April 4, 2016

B.R.A.K.E.S. Driving School - July 23 & 24, 2016


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. Since then, 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 .

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 2016 event will be held July 23 and 24 at the Manheim Auto Auction. To register your teen and for additional information go to www.putonthebrakes.org. 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.

Click on the following link to view a slideshow of a previous school.