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:
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Recent meetings and events
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.
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:
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.
Penbrook Lions claim Traveling Bell!!
Dateline January 28, 2014: Penbrook Lions President Carolyn Cassel headed a group of 10 Penbook Lions, including one Leo, in a daring raid to capture the District 14-T Region II Traveling Bell. The Bell has resided with the East Hanover Lions since March 14, 2009. In "surrendering" the bell, President Eileen warned the Penbrook Lions not to get "too comfortable". "We're coming for it" was the consensus among the East Hanover folks! All in all, it was a night of comraderie and fun between and among the two clubs. East Hanover wishes to thank the Penbrook club for joining us at our dinner meeting and would like to let all District 14-T Region II clubs know that the "Bell" is up for grabs!
Lion Harry Grubb presents the District 14-T Region II Traveling Bell to Penbrook Lions President, Carolyn Cassel.
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
Marketplace at Grantville
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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