The recipient of the Manheim Township Lions Club's 2012 Community Service Award was Kayla Leed of Lancaster Catholic High School. Manheim Township High School senior Gilbert Campbell Fitzhugh was presented with the Club's Arthur J. Wetzler First Scholastic Honors Award. Gilbert achieved a 103.23 grade point average. This award is presented in honor of a deceased member of the Manheim Township Lions Club. Previously, the first annual Leo Award for Distinguished Leadership and Community Service was presented to Leo Secretary Taylor Giambrone. These awards of $500 each are presented annually to deserving graduating seniors from each high school.
Congratulations to Kayla, Gilbert and Taylor!
Congratulations also go out to the following Manheim Township Leo Club graduating seniors: Leo President Anna, Secretary Taylor, Vice President Brian, Leo Brittney, Leo Matthew, Leo Phu and Leo Jennifer.
[Photo courtesy of the Lancaster Catholic school web site]
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Thursday, May 30, 2013
The First Annual Leo Award for Distinguished Leadership & Community Service Awarded to Leo Secretary Taylor
Editors Note: Leo Taylor was one of the top three winners at the High School Recognition Awards Ceremony. Her other awards were the Seth Hampton Memorial Scholarship, Honor Graduate, Lancaster NE Rotary Club Graupensperger Award, MT Music Association Orchestra Award and Eric Stoler Nursing Scholarship. Congratulations Leo Taylor!
Thanks for your support of our May 18th Pancake & Sausage Breakfast. Profits will be used for sight-related and community projects. Thanks also to our co-chairmen Lions Manny Pinto & Jim Fisher 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.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
On May 3, 2013 representatives of the Manheim Township Lions Club attended the Manheim Township Leo club meeting for the purpose of installing the 2013-14 Leo officers and to present awards to 2012-13 Leos.
After Leo President Anna called the meeting to order, Lion President Jerry Beyer made some remarks and then PDG Larry Miller installed the incoming Leo officers for 2013-14. The officers are as follows: President Neil, Vice President Ajay, Secretary Kaelin and Treasurer Monica.
For their years of service, seven Leo Seniors, President Anna, Vice President Brian, Secretary Taylor, and Leos Matthew, Jennifer, Brittney and Phu, were presented with Lions International’s Leo Completion of Service Certificates in recognition of their years of service in the Leo Club.
Twenty seven Leos were presented with Certificates of Appreciation for contributing personal time and effort in assisting the Manheim Township Lions Club with one or more fund raising activities and or service projects. Those receiving certificates were Secretary Taylor, President Anna, Vice President Brian, Treasurer Neil, Leos Ajay, Aubrie, Aidan, Alek, Jennifer, Christian, Andrew, Guillermo, Michael, Brittney, Matthew, Christian, Alex, Jonathan, Phu, Maddie, Sangnya, Chase, David, Evan, Monica, Kaelin and Fisayo.
Two Leos, Secretary Taylor and Treasurer Neil, were presented with Community Service Recognition Certificates as members who provided the highest levels of community service.
Three Leos, Treasurer Neil, Leos Guillermo and Bryce, were presented with Certificates of Recognition for representing well both the Manheim Township Leo Club and the Manheim Township Lions Club at Lions District 14-D events.
Leo President Anna received the 100 Percent President Award in recognition for her and the Club’s meeting the requirements set by Lions Clubs International. She also received Lions District 14-D Leo of the Year Award for outstanding leadership skills, achieving a superior record as a Leo in implementing successful service projects, making an identifiable contribution to the development and growth of the Leo Club Program, achieving distinction in community or school activities outside of Leo club commitments and demonstrating high ethical standards and personal integrity.
Leo Secretary Taylor was presented with a letter advising her that she will be receiving the first annual Manheim Township Lions Cub’s Leo Distinguished Leadership and Community Service Award at the upcoming High School Senior Recognition ceremony. In addition, Secretary Taylor received the following awards at the Senior Recognition ceremony: Seth Hampton Memorial Scholarship, Honor Graduate, Lancaster NE Rotary Club Graupensperger Award, MT Music Association Orchestra Award and Eric Stoler Nursing Scholarship
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.
Saturday, May 25, 2013
You have bought the world's largest chicken bar-b-que at Long's Park, now taste the world's best! The Manheim Township Lions Club will hold its annual Chicken Bar-B-Que on Saturday, June 22 at the Lancaster Shopping Center, Lititz Pike, Route 501, from 10:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m. Advanced tickets will be honored until 2:00 p.m. Cost is $5.50 per half chicken. For advanced tickets, contact any member or email us firstname.lastname@example.org. We will also be selling our selection of brooms and brushes at the bar-b-que.
This link will take you to a map of the Shopping Center area.
Click on the following link to view a slideshow of last years Chicken Bar-B-Que.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
The June 2013 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 reports on our May 18 Pancake and Sausage Breakfast, our May Mystery Member – Earl Popp, the First Annual Leo Award for Distinguished Leadership & Community Service Awarded to Leo Secretary Taylor, the Youth Outreach Committee and a message from outgoing President Jerry.
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June 22 - Chicken Bar-B-Que - Lancaster Shopping Center - 10:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m.
June 24 - Regular Meeting & Board Meeting - Installation of Officers.
July & August - No Regular Meetings.
July 4 - Independence Day.
July 15 - Fun Night - John & Kathy Weierbach's Home.
August 26 - Picnic - Manheim Township Community Park.
September 2 - Labor Day.
September 9 - Regular meeting - Speaker TBD.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
On April 19th President Anna attended the annual Presidents’ Honor Night dinner in New Holland with her father. She was very much honored to be invited and surprised when she was called onstage to accept the District Leo of the Year Award. The Leo Club also had officer elections to appoint a new President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. The newly elected officers are ready for the job and looking forward to a great new year. On May 3rd 2013 the Lions club came into Manheim Township High School to hand out awards for the great work the Leos have been doing. The Leos were very excited and thankful that the Lions were able to come in. Finally the Leo club helped to collect 30 books to help support the Lions Club RAP project. The Leos were very happy to help out the Lions in another service project. Our last meeting of the year will be held on May 17th and Leos are looking forward to helping with the annual pancake breakfast.
Note: To view older articles, on the sidebar, click on the Leo Lair Archives Link under the Manheim Township Leo Club Links section.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
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. During our last pickup on April 27, we collected 8 bags of litter, recyclables and trash from these roads. Lion Dwight even found $1.86 in change!
Monday, April 8, 2013
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 2013.
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 2013 event was held April 6 and 7 at the Manheim Auto Auction. Some 150 plus students and their parents participated. The second 2013 event has been scheduled for September 28 and 29. 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.
Videos of the 2012 driving school can be found at: