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The East Hanover Lions Club serves the township community in Dauphin and Lebanon counties as well as state, national & international causes. Our motto is:


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On April 16 she was awarded a Melvin Jones Fellowship by District Governor Salli Miller at the District 14-T Convention. The Melvin Jones Fellowship is the highest award in Lionism.


June 1 is Helen Keller Day. Learn more at:




May 24, 2016: Dinner meeting. Election of club officers for 2016 - 2017. Lion Jim Foose (New Bloomfield Lions), District 14-T Beacon Lodge Liaison, spoke to us about the camp, campers and Beacon Lodge Appreciation Day. 

April 27, 2016: Dinner meeting. We enjoyed the elementary students of the third marking period and their families. Our program was provided by District 14-T Historians - Lions Rick Waltz & Stephen DeFrank (Paxtang Lions Club).

committee chairs Nancy Gamber & Molly Gumpher present the awards to the students.

Thanks to District Historians Lions Rick & Steve for our program!

April 26, 2016: Primary Election Day. Several members worked at the polls or sold food to hungry voters.

April 16, 2016: District 14-T Convention. 6 members attended the convention held this year at the Holiday Inn, Grantville. They attended seminars, delivered our clubs donation of school supplies and recyclables at the "Stuff the Bus" service project, and enjoyed the Rally Night banquet.

Lion Eileen accepts the Melvin Jones Fellowship from DG Salli Miller, with Past District Gov. Lee Eisenhard (l) and Rally Night speaker, Past International Director Doug Alexander (r)

April 1 (no fooling!), 2016: Bowling for Diabetes. 15 members and friends had a fun evening at the Palmyra Lanes. A donation will be made from the club for diabetes research. Thanks to Lion Kerm for coordinating this event again this year.

Update: The club contributed $250. to the diabetes project. With additional contributions from members a check for $300 will be sent.


Bowl a Thon committee chair Kermit Katzaman

March 29, 2016: 65th Charter Night. DG Salli, 1VDG John, 2VDG Kathy and "Lucy" were among the 50 plus members and friends who gathered for the party. It was a full evening. Following an expansive buffet dinner widows of passed club members were recognized and given gift baskets. Non-member "helpers" were also recognized for their contributions. DG Salli inducted three new East Hanover Lions - Lions Barb & Ira Bloom (sponsor Lion Shirley Huber) and Lion Harold Hetrick (sponsor Crist Espenshade).


Lions Eileen & Paul Longreen were presented their 15 year chevrons. Lions Josie Moyer & Don Espenshade received the President's Appreciation awards.

Lion Eileen Longreen was named Lion of the Year.


Entertainment followed by Keith Brintzenhoff - PA German Folk County songs & humor.

Lion Don Espenshade wrapped up the evening with some wonderful door prizes.

A good time was had by all.

March 20, 2016: Central Pa Callers Assn. Square Dance. East Hanover Lions had plenty of food for sale and even had a Lion ready and able to fill in a "square".

"mind the caller . . . "

Lion Nancy promenades

Lions busy in the kitchen

No worries - a good time was had by all!

March 19, 2016: East Hanover Township Bunny Breakfast. Lions helped the Park and Rec. prepare and serve breakfast for township residents. We also provided gifts for the children.

Lions Paul & Pauline = Pancake Team

Lions Ed & Jim on bacon & eggs duty

"all ears on deck"

Chillin' with "EB" . . . 

Some of the crew with childrens' gifts

February 23, 2016: District Governor Annual Visitation. We welcomed DG Salli A. Miller ,2VDG ("Lion Mom") Kathy Fouse and "Lion Lucy" to our dinner meeting. DG Salli spoke to us about International President Yamada's message of "Dignity. Harmony. Humanity." The club presented her with a check for $1800. for her District Governor projects. DG Salli is challenging the clubs in her district to make 20 origami cranes each, symbolizing IP Yamada's theme, and was truly surprised when we gave her a birdcage filled with over 100 of the paper birds.

DG Salli also officiated at the induction of two new East Hanover Lions - Edward and Miriam Fake, sponsored by Lion Betty Espenshade

Capping off a full evening, committee co-chairs Lions Nancy Gamber and Molly Gumpher presented awards to the elementary students of the second marking period from East Hanover Dauphin and Lebanon schools.

January 30, 2016: East Hanover Township Indoor Yard Sale. The club made $375 in food and item sales to benefit our projects.


    "One man's junk is another's treasure"

Plenty of food for hungry shoppers!      

January 26, 2016: Dinner Meeting. The Lions enjoyed a game of "Lions Jeopardy!" designed by King Lion Lisa and Membership committee members Lions Josie and Shirley.

December 2015: On Dec. 5 members traveled to Lancaster to attend the American Music Theater's Christmas show and enjoyed a good meal at the Linden Diner . Dec 15 the Lions wrapped clothing and presents for area children in need at their business meeting.

November 24, 2015: Dinner Meeting. District 14-T Veterans Affairs chair Lion Joel F. Leckron spoke to the club about ways to help and honor veterans locally and world wide.

King Lion Lisa and Veterans Affairs chair Lion Joel

October 22, 2015: Grantville Halloween Parade.  The Lions float was based on our District Governor's theme - "Service is our Goal".

DG Salli Miller (standing) joined in the fun!

The Lions passed out candy and American flags to parade watchers

Our float tied for third place in tough competition.

comittee co-chairs, Paul & Nancy Ehrlich - Glenn Moyer, driving

October 10, 2015: 50's Dance. Good times were had by all at our annual event.1st VDG John Mallonee even took a spin on the dance floor. (sorry, no photographic evidence!)

Tripping the light fantastic!

Hula hoops - fun for all ages

Best dance couple of the evening

Judging our "best dressed guy" . . . 

. . . and "best dressed gal". APPLAUSE please.

The evening wouldn't be complete without the "Electric Slide"!!

Good night, sweetheart, good night.

August 26, 2015:  Dinner meeting at Kauffman's BBQ. Members and guests enjoyed our annual trek to Kauffman's BBQ in Bethel, PA.

Lions enjoyed their ice cream in the shadow of the "Big Chicken" following our dinner meeting.     Lion Paul (left) saved his birthday Hershey bar for dessert!

July 28, 2015: Dinner meeting. East Hanover Lions welcome a new Lion! Micheal Kinney (sponsor Brian Kiscadden) was inducted by our new District Governor Salli Miller. 

Guests included the 2015 Jonas J. Walmer Service Scholarship winners and their families. Our speaker was Jerry Mitchell from the Attorney General's office who provided valuable information regarding several common frauds and scams.

Scholarship chairman Weez Walmer poses with our 2015 winners.

July 22 - 25 2015: Grantville Volunteer Fire Company Carnival. Our club ran the Bingo pavilion and other games of chance to benefit the fire company. Update: The 50/50 Bingo games raised over $1900 for GVFC!


Lion Crist - Bingo caller extraordinare  

June 25, 2015: East Hanover Lions Club annual picnic. The East Hanover Lions Club bid "ALOHA" and congratulations to the elementary students of the fourth marking period and their families at their annual picnic held on Thursday June 25. Although rain forced the picnic indoors, the mood was festive. This year's picnic had an Hawaiian theme in honor of the Lions Club International Convention held this year in Honolulu. Members and guests donned leis and Hawaiian shirts and were entertained by the magic of new member Jim Millhouse. Guests included several non-members who help the club with service activities. Outgoing President, Eileen Longreen, was surprised with a cake celebrating the many accomplishments of her term. She presented the club with a District 14-T certificate for the most new members in 2014-15.

"Hana hou", East Hanover Lions!

"business before luau!"

committee members Nancy Gamber and Molly Gumpher present awards to Students of the Fourth Marking Period from E.Hanover Elementary Dauphin and Lebanon county schools.

The hand is quicker than the eye - Lion Jim Millhouse makes some magic!



Old eyeglass and hearing aid collection boxes are available at the following area locations:

East Hanover (Dauphin Co.) Township building

Glenn's Auto Service

Grantville Post Office                                                                      

Grantville Super Market

Shell's Lutheran Church

St. John's United Methodist Church


History of the East Hanover Lions Club


.The East Hanover Lions Club was chartered in 1951. Recently, the original charter document was found along with a listing of the charter members and their occupations.


Lion Weez, widow of charter member Jonas J. Walmer

holds the original charter.


List of charter members




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