"Alone we can do so little;

together we can do so much."

                         - Helen Keller


It's Great to be a LION!

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


Enjoy our  website. We welcome new members. If you think you might be interested in joining us, please contact the membership chairman Shirley Huber, King Lion Lisa Lugovich or the webmaster.

Spring 50-50 Raffle Tickets Now Available

350 tickets - 45 chances to win!

$10.00/ticket - Drawing April 11, 2017


The East Hanover Lions Club Jonas J. Walmer Service Scholarship

 is available for high school seniors - residents of East Hanover Dauphin County and East Hanover Lebanon County - who demonstrate exemplary volunteer service to schools, churches, and/or community. Our Club emphasizes community service and volunteer work when choosing the recipient as these services are the main focus of the Lions Club expressed in our Motto:
"We Serve"
Two $1000 scholarships will be awarded.  One recipient will be an East Hanover, Dauphin County graduating senior and the other an East Hanover, Lebanon County graduating senior.
Deadline for applications is March 31, 2017.  Completed applications should be sent to the following address:
                                                    Eileen Longreen, Sec
                                                    East Hanover Lions Club
                                                    397 E. Canal Road
                                                    Hershey, PA  17033
                                                    (717) 534-2855
download scholarship application here:




January 24, 2017: Dinner Meeting. District 14-T Leader Dog Chair Lion Carol Smith was our speaker, but Future Leader Dog, "Annie" stole the show!

January 18, 2017: Adopt A Highway. Lions Eileen & Paul were part of Lion Don's crew.

December 13, 2016: Business Meeting. "Wrap party". Wrapping clothing and toy gifts for area children in need. (purchased with proceeds from our 50's Dance)

December 3, 2016: American Music Theater Christmas Show. Our annual trek to a great show!

November 22, 2016: Dinner Meeting. Celebrating our Elementary Students of the Marking Period.

October 22, 2016: Miss Hummelstown Banquet. East Hanover Lion's candidate, Miss Alexis Goddard and escort.


October 20, 2016: Grantville Halloween Parade. Another successful float entry.

float construction

all ready to roll . . . 

EHLions "Miss Hummselstown" candidate - Alexis Goddard

Alexis & EH Lions Parade Committee co-chair Lion Nancy E.

October 8, 2016: 50's Dance. Many thanks to all attendees and donors who made our annual dance a great success! Our net profit of nearly $900. will again be used to purchase clothing for area children in need. We hope to see everyone at next year's Dance on October 14, 2017.

Lions ready to party

Judging our "best dressed guys & gals"


 DJ Tony Bennett & "Mrs. Bennett"                   watching the action   

Congrats to our 2016 "Best Dance Couple"


August 13, 2016: 2016-17 Club Officer Training/District Reorganization. New District 14-T Governor John Mallonee spoke about his goals for the upcoming Lion year - "Going the Distance for Service". He also presented the new International President's theme - "New Mountains to Climb".

newly inducted District 14-T Cabinet

Banner exchange from Lower Paxton Lions to Hershey Lions - Home Club of DG John.

July 27 - 30, 2016: GVFC Carnival.  Lions were everywhere during the carnival. We ran the Bingo Pavilion, several games and the Basket Barn.

July 26, 2016: Dinner meeting. Our speaker was Anthea Stebbins who gave a presentation on the East Hanover (Dauphin county) Comprehensive Park Plan. Guests included Jonas J. Walmer Scholarship winners and their families.

Lion Crist with Anthea Stebbins

July 12, 2016: Business meeting. The East Hanover Lions club feted their oldest member with a cake, flowers and card shower in honor of her 90th birthday at their business meeting July 12, 2016. Lion Eloise (Weez) Walmer joined the club in December 2004 and rarely misses a meeting or club event. She is currently the chair of our Scholarship committee, handles the sending of care and concern cards, organizes the hosts of our business meetings, and regularly mans the "cash register" at our food sales.

Happy Birthday to Lion Weez Walmer - 90 years young!


June 23, 2016: Annual Picnic. Although the picnic was moved inside due to weather, food and friendship were plentiful. Guests included our non-member "helpers" and elementary student of the fourth marking period (Dauphin county) and his family.

Individual members brought baskets to be donated for the Grantville Fireman's Carnival. The basket at left is the start of our official Club basket donation - "Bird Basket".

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!      

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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