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 Kermit Katzaman, King Lion Eileen Longreen or the webmaster.
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$10.00 - Drawing April 14, 2015 - Top Prize $400.00
Jonas J. Walmer Service Scholarship
High school seniors who are residents of East Hanover Dauphin and East Hanover Lebanon Counties are eligible to apply for the $1000 Jonas J. Walmer Service scholarship available through the East Hanover Lions Club, Grantville, PA.
The application deadline is March 31, 2015. To obtain an application please click here.
Meetings and Events - Our "Year in Review"!
March 21, 2015: Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. Members of the East Hanover Lions club were among the volunteers who did a "clean sweep" of Wreaths Across America wreaths and other seasonal decorations placed in December. Many hands made light work - the entire cemetery was cleared in 1 hour 15 minutes !
Lions Ron Gumpher and Lisa Lugovich with the "magic tarp".
March 15, 2015: Central PA Callers Association Dance. The square dancers were back! Club members provided food for sale and even a dancer to fill in a square.
The Sugar Rush!
Lion Nancy shows some moves
February 24, 2015: Dinner Meeting - a full agenda and then some! Past District Governor, Lion Pete Van Zandt inducted six new members into our club: Lions Paul and Mary Kasper sponsored by Lion Dixie Grubb, Lions James and Wilma Millhouse sponsored by Lion Ronald Gumpher, and Lions Richard and Nora Wenner sponsored by Lion Shirley Huber. Welcome Lions!
New Lions, sponsors, and PDG Van Zandt
PDG Van Zandt pulled "double duty" as the evening's speaker. His topic was Leader Dogs for the Blind and their new kennel capital campaign.
Luke Dresch, attending with his parents, was introduced as the elementary student of the first marking period from Lebanon county. Luke was unable to attend our January meeting.
King Lion Eileen Longreen announced that the East Hanover Lions had earned the Club Excellence Award for 2013 - 2014.
She also presented Lion Crist Espenshade with his 55 year chevron. Way to go Lion Crist!
Jan 31, 2015: East Hanover Township Indoor Yard Sale. The Lions manned their popular food sales table during the recent township event. New this year, we purchased our own yard sale tables and filled them with items donated by club members. Business was brisk and we earned a nice profit which will help fund our various service projects.
Lions Shirley and Sue at the sales table
Lions in the kitchen
Jan. 27, 2015: Dinner meeting. Our meeting room was filled to capacity with prospective members and guests! Elementary students of the second marking period Tessa Barber (Dauphin county) and Tugger Dresch (Lebanon county) were awarded their prizes as their families looked on. Student of the first marking period Raeigh Allison (Dauphin county) and her family were also in attendance. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed our program: Lion Weez's daughter and son in law , Jodie & Dale Diffenbach, gave a video presentation of their recent trip to Africa.
Lots of Lions!
Lion Weez with Dale & Jodie Diffenbach
Dec. 6, 2014: Christmas Show at American Music Theater. Members, family and friends enjoyed the spirit of the season at the 2014 Christmas Show - "Joy to the World". Many also met at the Linden Diner for a post show feast!
Nov. 13, 2014: District Governor's Annual Visitation. The East Hanover Lions joined with West Hanover and Penbrook Lions clubs and Penbrook Leos to welcome District Governor Elizabeth Moffatt at the Penbrook Community Center. A Thanksgiving themed stuffed chicken buffet was enjoyed by all. DG Moffatt inducted our newest member, Brian Kiscadden. And East Hanover reclaimed the District 14-T Traveling Bell from the Penbrook club.
DG Elizabeth Moffatt inducts new East Hanover Lion, Brian Kiscadden with his sponsor, Josie Moyer as club presidents look on.
New Lion Brian Kiscadden and sponsor Josie Moyer
Club president Eileen Longreen accepts the District 14-T Region ll Traveling Bell from Penbrook club president Carolyn Cassel
Oct. 28, 2014: Dinner meeting. Dauphin county District Attorney Ed Marsico was our dinner meeting speaker.
Oct. 16, 2014: Grantville Volunteer Fire Dept. Halloween Parade.
Loading the candy bags
ready to roll!
Parade committee co-chair Lion Paul Ehrlich
Oct. 11, 2014: 50's Dance
rock around the clock
juding the "best dressed gal" . . .
. . . and "best dressed guy"
twisting the night away
of course . . . the Electric Slide!
Sept. 23, 2014: Dinner Meeting Our speaker was Mr. Saul Elertas of the Penn State Hershey Medical Center Life Lion Team.
Sept. 21,2014: East Hanover Township Community Park Day The Lions sold food inside the building for the Central PA Callers Dance and the public, while in the park our pony & horse rides were a big hit.
Lion Don Espenshade and "Freckles"
Lion Lisa Lugovich and "Mr. Bixler"
July 22, 2014: 2014 Jonas J. Walmer Service Scholarship winner Cassidy Fletcher and her family were guests of the East Hanover Lions club at their July dinner meeting. Cassidy is a 2014 graduate of Lower Dauphin High School.
Lion Don Espenshade, Cassidy and scholarship chair, Lion Weez Walmer
June 24, 2014: A good time was had by members and guests alike at our annual year end picnic held at the township pavilion. The weather was perfect and the food and fellowship were great. Our non-member HersheyPark volunteers were special guests. Kudos to Lions Dixie Grubb and Betty Espenshade for coordinating this event!
Committee chairs Lions Nancy Gamber and Paul Longreen congratulate our Elementary Students of the Fourth Marking Period - Abigail English (Dauphin county) & Zara Zerman (Lebanon county)
Lion Paul Sandy was honored for his 29+ years of service as club treasurer
Wonder if he'll wear these to a game !?
May 27, 2014: Zone Chair Sally Miller officiated at the induction of East Hanover's newest Lions. Welcome Lions!
l to r: Zone Chair Sally Miller, sponsor Betty Espenshade, new Lion Pauline Smith, sponsor Janet Espenshade, new Lion Terri Hartgrove, new Lion Linda Rhine, sponsor Paul Sandy.
Lions Free Bookstore turns one year old
April 27, 2014: The East Hanover Lions "Reading Action Program" - our Free Bookstore - is back in the new Grantville Super Market. Help yourself to a book when you come to shop!
First VP Lion Lisa Lugovich and Lion Librarian Betty Espenshade celebrate
King Lion Eileen honored at District Convention
April 26, 2014: King Lion Eileen received an International Certificate of Appreciation from Past International Director Carolyn Messier.
A sure sign of Spring ! - Lions roadside cleanup day
April 10, 2014: Several members donned gloves and bright yellow shirts and picked up winter's accumulation of trash on the sides of Bow Creek Rd. from Mountain Rd. to Old Jonestown Rd.
Lions Shirley Huber and committeee chairman Don Espenshade - 1 of 5 "trash teams"
Bowl a Thon for Diabetes
April 4, 2014: Club members and friends enjoyed an evening at the Palmyra Lanes.
Lion Dixie Grubb thinking "spare strategy"
Lion Glenn Moyer gives his grandson some pointers
East Hanover Lions celebrate 63rd Charter Night
March 25, 2014: The East Hanover Lions club certainly had a lot to celebrate at their 63rd Annual Charter Night held at the American Legion Post 272 on N. Mountain Rd., Linglestown. Approximately 50 people were in attendance, including DG Lee Eisenhard, who conducted the induction ceremony for four new members:
DG Lee Eisenhard with new members Paul & Nancy (not pictured) Ehrlich - (sponsor Lion Lisa Lugovich) and Molly & Ron Gumpher - (sponsor Lion Shirley Huber).
Special guests included widows of deceased members who received lovely gift baskets filled with treats of all kinds. Also recognized were our "helpers" - volunteers who work in our club name at HersheyPark and those who make food for our various events. We also had a few prospective members attending.
Our original Charter was on display as well as scrap books, minutes and other mementos from the past. King Lion Eileen Longreen shared some interesting and funny club history she had discovered in old records.
Lion Crist Espenshade was named Lion of the Year.
Lion Betty Espenshade was honored with the President's Appreciation Award.
The East Hanover Lions club also awarded their very first Melvin Jones Fellowship to a well deserving Lion Glenn Moyer for his service to the club, his church, family and community.
A delicious buffet dinner was followed by entertainment by Marty's One Man Orchestra of Annville, Pa. He delighted the group with a sing a long dedicated to hits from the 50's - since the club was founded in 1951. The evening concluded with door prize drawings and a couple of applications taken.
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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