Service Effort Initiative recipients

(l-r) Eli Peel, Kason Kunkelmann and Nikolas Troianos, with King Lion Chuck Caputy.

Congratulations to our SEI winners from Seneca Valley Middle School. All are 8th grade students. We were pleased to recognize these young men and their families at our January 23. meeting. Our SEI program recognizes young men and women for their "Service, Effort & Initiative". Thank you, to their guidance counselors and teachers at SVMS for supporting our program.

Chuck Caputy
Congratuations to Chuck Caputy, our 2017 Melvin Jones Fellow.  This is the highest form of recognition that a Lion can receive for their charitable work.
In his presentation comments, club secretary Tim Roscoe noted, “It  is our privilege to recognize this year’s King Lion Chuck Caputy for his outstanding contributions to Lions and the community.  King Lion Chuck became a Lion in June 2010, and has served as King Lion twice.  In addition, he has been very active with the club’s various activities and service projects.  Chuck has also sponsored several new members into the club, is a Lions key holder, and has been awarded the Lions Silver Centennial Membership Award. Chuck has earned a perfect attendance award for every year of his membership.  It is our honor to award him the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award this year. “

The Holt Family follows a tradition of service

Tim and Hunter Holt
When Hunter Holt joined the Cranberry Township Area Lions club in June, he carried on a family tradition of service with the Lions, and he did so before turning 20 years old. 
Lion Tim Holt, Hunter’s father, presented his son with his grandfather’s Lion pin at his induction ceremony.  Tim Holt's grandfather, Verner Holt, was an active Lion in Marion Center, PA in the 1940's until the early 1960's. In addition to his grandfather, Hunter has uncles in Lions clubs in western and central Pennsylvania. Hunter is excited to serve the community and continue the tradition. He is a junior, majoring in business management, at the University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio.


First Home Run Derby was a big winner for the Miracle League

Home Run Derby awards program

We hit it out of the park in our first Home Run Derby, benefitting the Miracle League in Cranberry Township with 40 + participants.  We were proud to present the Miracle League with $715.

Winners in the June 3 contest included: Over 12: Joey Coon, Louis Newell and Scott Oros; under 12: Bobby Smithnosky and Aiden Lyczek tied for first place.

Everyone received a trophy, donated by Cranberry-based “Stamps by Susie” and the overall winner of each bracket won tickets to a Pirate baseball game donated by Flynn Tires.

Lions joining the Cranberry Township Supervisors and winners for the announcement included: Andy Newell, Mike St. Clair, Clyde, Ed Bodnar, Scott Oros, and Tim Holt.

Congratulations to our 2017-18 Club Officers & Board: Chuck Caputy, president; Mike St. Clair, 1st vice-president; Tim Holt, 2nd vice-president; Tim Roscoe, secretary; Kendra Folker, asstistant secretary; Larry Duncan, treasurer; Gary Barnett, tail twister; Bud Warner, lion tamer. Directors include: Tim Ruffo, Ryan Klein, Phil Berger and Karl Koebler. The Membership Committee is led by Clyde Cameron, assisted by Scott Oros and Ed Bodner.


Peace Poster Contest District Winners, May 2017

(l-r) Ellie Baker, Anna Jaecke, Alaina Althouse and club president, Michael Doerfler.

Annual Peace Poster recognition ceremony recognizes winners

King Lion Mike Doerfler and Secretary Tim Roscoe began the ceremony by introducing the three Peace Poster contest district winners.  The winners were: second place - Anna Jaecke, St. Alphonsus School; third place - Alaina Althouse, Seneca Valley Middle School; and fourth place - Ellie Baker, Haine Middle School. 

Each winner was accompanied by family members.  Doerfler presented each contest winner with a variety of Lions centennial themed prizes which included a Barnes & Noble gift card, a Lions signature jar opener, paper cube, pen, bookbag tag!  The three winning posters were displayed for all those in attendance to see and appreciate. 

Congratulations to the Peace Poster winners on their tremendous efforts to express positive messages to the community through their wonderful posters!

New Members are always welcome!

Visit, as our guest, and learn about our programs and projects. We meet for dinner and a meeting at 6:30 PM on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at the North Park Deckhouse on Rt. 19 in Cranberry Township. Call our membership chairman, Clyde Cameron, 724-776-1935.

Your old eyeglasses can change a life

 If you have used eyeglasses you no longer need, those glasses can change another person's life.. Lions accept prescription and reading glasses, sunglasses and plastic and metal frames. Children's glasses are especially needed.  Imagine if you could help a child read. An adult succeed in his job. A senior maintain her independence. And provide a community with more opportunities to grow and thrive. Our recycled eyeglass programs do all of this and more.

Where are the Donation Boxes? The familiar Lions collection bins for used eyeglasses are available at Costco, WalMart, Sherwood Oaks, Plains Presbyterian Church, and the eye care offices of Pittsburgh Optical, Rt. 19, Dr. Elmer Ebeck; Robinhood Eye Center, Robinhood Dr., Dr. Thomas B. Staskiewicz;  Your Family Eye Doctors, Rt. 19, Dr. David Strattan; and Family Eyecare North, Seven Fields, Dr. David English. 

The Cranberry Township Area Lions Club is committed to community service and eliminating preventable blindness. Our primary goal is to support sight programs and services including vision screenings, eyeglass recycling, and to provide eye care services to those in need. We hold various fundraisers throughout the year, and we give it all - 100% of the proceeds - back to the community and people in need. That's what's special about Lions and being a Lion.

A short list Lions community activities - 100% of the proceeds from our many activities goes directly to support Lions' programs and projects

  • Annual Community Days Pancake Breakfast
  • Annually collect over 5,000 pair of eyeglasses to recycle for those in need
  • Service/Effort/Initiative Awards to Seneca Valley Middle School Students
  • Provided benches for the new Miracle League Field
  • Miniature Golf Outing – to support Leader Dogs for the Blind
  • Support the VIP Sports Camp at Slippery Rock University for the visually impaired
  • Parties for clients of the Butler County Association for the Blind
  • Support for recent flood victims, local food banks, the Township Library, and the Cranberry Civic Choral.
  • Constructed the Skip Gross Memorial natural habitat at the North Boundary Park
  • Support for MIRA Foundation USA, providing guide dogs for young people

If you would like to serve and give something back to the community, and people in need, visit an upcoming meeting and decide for yourself. Membership is open to men and women over age 18.


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