Mechanicsburg Lions Club

Home of PDG Fred Lamason 

Welcomes  You!

  "Not above you, not beneath you, but with you!"


              Our Club during Installation Night June 20, 2017


Special Guest DG Kerry McNight and wife Lion Debbie McNight (by door facing past president Chris Stank & PDG Fred Lamason & wife Sue 


Installation of New Members.   From left : Lion Secretary Ted, new Lions Ron Cashman, Tawnya Kling, Bob Dipple, and PDG Fred Lamason **Bob Buhrig – Sponsored by Lion Lana McCaulley not present**

Melvin Jones Fellowship Award 2017 to Lion Tim McCaulley

by 2nd VP Linda Fennicle 






Lions Bingo, Jubilee Day June  15,2017

A Big thank you to all of our faithful patrons, and to all the Lions who were able to help with the set-up, running, and tearing down at the end and especially to Myers-Buhrig Funeral Home for use of their facilities once again this year! 


Mechanicsburg Lions Club Mascot, 

Lion Foss greeting bingo players with

Lion Mike and Lion Tim !

  Lion Ray and wife Ginny selling water 


Our Mascot, Lion Foss greeting bingo players!

Lion Mike and Lion Tim and with Lion Foss ( our mascot ) bringing people in to play bingo.

May 27th 2017

Thanks to Lion John Behel and Lion Pete Sandys for the work completed on our club's road sign leading into Mechanicsburg!   Once again, our sign is standing tall and proud communicating the club that serves!


May 16th Meeting

We welcomed our newest Lion Foss this evening! 













Lion John and Lion Tim have a talk with our Lion Mascot Lion Foss


















May 6, 2017

The Mechanicsburg Lions Club participated in the Mechanicsburg School District's "Literacy under the Lights" program on Friday, May 5th.   Four Lions managed a "Free Vision Screening" service and "Color a LION" table for attendees.  30 children were screened at the 2 hour event with one child being referred for follow up eye care.   Participating Lions were Susan Holder, Tawyna Kling, Chris and Cathy Stank.
















May 5, 2017 (see write up and photos above)


The Mechanicsburg Lions Club will conduct a VISION SCREENING program at the Mechanicsburg School District's LITERACY NIGHT UNDER THE LIGHTS program on May 5th.  

Soldiers Memorial Park, Mechanicsburg.
Time:  5:30 to 8:30 PM
The event is at the large football field at the back of the park.  The field lights will be on.  We will be located at the locker facility at the corner of the field.

May 2nd Meeting Highlights 

 Guest speaker Lion Roy Davis, CEO & Chief Operating Officer at Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center of Northern Virginia made his presentation & answered many questions regarding eyeglass recycling. Thank you Lion Susan Holder for arranging this informative guest  speaker. 

King Lion Chris  awards our thank you to guest speaker Roy Davis. Roy's wife is sitting on the right! 

Demonstration pictures of the use of the New Digital Vision Screening Equipment


King Lion Stank on left ( observer ) Lion Diane Hartzell greeting Lion Tim Jr.  ( Lion Tim Hooven ) and his father Lion Tim ( Lion Tim McCaulley) to the vision screening area ( Demonstration) 


Lion Tim and Lion Tim Jr. await questions by Lion Jim who inputs the data into the Vision Screening equipment. 


Lion Jim Miller adjusts vision screening equipment as father Tim looks on. In a few seconds the vision screening is completed and a print out of the results is available for the parent. Thank you Lion Tim Hooven for assisting in this demonstration, and also Lion Tim McCaulley and all others involved! 



April 22, 2017

Check King Lion on TV Fox 43:

Several members of the Mechanicsburg Lions Club participated in 2 Earth Day events this week.   In the focus category of ENVIRONMENT, the programs included a tree seedling wrapping event and Earthday downtown Mechanicsburg.   The seedling wrapping was conducted at Shillelaghs farm in Mechanicsburg.  The Lions assisted in the wrapping of 6000 white pine seedlings to be distributed to local schools as well as handed out at the Earth Day event in downtown Mechanicsburg.    The Earth Day activity took place on Saturday and was the 2nd year that our club participated.  We managed a booth where kids and adults were encouraged to write Earth Day focused messages and pictures on paper grocery bags from Giant Food stores.  The bags were collected and will go back to Giant stores and will be used for customers groceries.  They get a bag with an Earth Day message and artwork!  The Lions who participated in these programs, donating over 30 service hours ,were:  Tim McCaully, Leroy Weaver, Susan Holden, Bob Smith, Tawyna Kling, Cathy Stank and Chris Stank.

Photos from Tree Seedling Wrapping 

Photos from Earth Day 2017

Members of the Mechanicsburg Lions Club participated in the annual Spring Clean up Day at the Lion's Club's Beacon Lodge, a camp for blind and disabled children and Veteran.  The Mechanicsburg Lions who joined volunteers from several other Lions Clubs were: Leroy Weaver, Charlie Rixey, Pete Sandys, and Chris Stank.   The project that the 4 Lions worked on was to repair a creek bridge that was damaged by a fallen tree.  The project was completed on Saturday, April 8.  Please visit the Beacon Lodge Website to learn more about the facility!

The  Mechanicsburg Lions club has conducted a Kidsight Vision Screening program at the Mechanicsburg Kindergarten Academy registration.  Over the 3 day registration this week, the Lions, using state of the art equipment, performed vision scanning on 238 children.  Of those scanned, 30 children received referrals for follow up eye exams.

The Lions who worked the 3 day scanning program were: Terry Hartzell, Dianne Hartzell, Jim Miller, Sue Miller, Susan Holder, CeCe Viti, Cathy Stank and Chris Stank. Assisting the Team were Lions Gloria and George Hilsinger

April 4, 2017 Open house featuring guest speaker Barbara Landis from the Cumberland County Historical Society, giving her presentation on the Carlisle Industrial Indian School.


         Lions and guests at dinner 

PDG Fred Lamason, wife Sue and guest speaker Barbara Landis from the Cumberland County Historical Society getting ready to present her talk on  the Carlisle Industrial Indian School. 

Lion Secretary Ted presenting Lion Dr. Erica Voss-Meloy with her 20 year Monarch certificate and pin.


Posters of Lionism



King Lion Chris presenting Lions' gift to Barbara Landis of the Cumberland County Historical Society



March 20, 2017

In celebration of the Lions Clubs 100th anniversary, the Mechanicsburg Lions Club partnered with residents of Traditions of America, Silver Spring, on a special project to help Pink Hands of Hope.  The project, led by Lion Cathy Stank, made 100 "Port and Comfort" pillows for Women in the fight. The pillows were presented to Brian Gaughen at the Pink Hands of Hope Location on Monday, March 20.
Club members who worked on the project making the pillows were:
Lions Cathy Stank, Lion Sue Miller, Lion Susan Holder and Lion Lana McCaulley. TOA volunteers included Nancy Sandys, Cindy Cramer, Jeanne Dippel, Elaine Hellen


Our March 14th meeting is CANCELLED due to snow storm!


Give From the Heart program held today at Upper Allen Elementary School.

Many thanks to King Lion Chris Stank for organizing the 2nd annual Give From the Heart program at Upper Allen Elementary School.  We donated $100 to each of 4 Fifth Grade classrooms & challenged them to find a worthy charity somewhere in the world.  The kids did a great job again this year - donating the funds to: ASPCA, Pink Hands of Hope, Hope for Paws & Charity Waters.
Thanks also to Lions Cathy Stank, John Behel & Ted Cramer for assisting in today's all school student assembly program.  Thank you too for District Govenor McKnight .You can see from the picture below that we had a packed house with over 600 students & many parents & grandparents in attendance.

A first this year was the attendance of District Governor Kerry McKnight & a 
costumed Lion from the Susquehanna Lions Club!!

Another new for this year was the donation of special pins to commemorate the event -

Many thanks for Lions Tim & Lana McCaulley for designing the pins & donating them

so every student got a very nice keepsake!  



Outstanding effort by our Lions helping our youth realize that helping others is an important aspect of our lives!

Great work Lions!






2-18-2017 King Lion Chris taking glasses collected for recycling .

Our additional helpers at the Bon-Ton! Seeing Eye Puppies in training! February 17, 2017


2-11-2017 Lion Duke Brenneman on left and Lion Tom Kerstetter selling Community Days Coupon books at the Bon-Ton. 

Our condolences to PDG Noah E Krout's family on his passing from our Lions Club family of Mechanicsubrg. 

Special Message from Lion Secretary Ted:

It's with a heavy heart that I report the passing of Lion Foss Creamer.  We got the news at our meeting tonight, 2-7-17.  He was a dedicated Lion for 56 years and lived to be 95 years old.
Our sincere condolences to Lions Lana & Tim McCaulley as well as Lion Leroy Weaver.
Here is a picture of Lion Foss, taken at the 65th Anniversary of the Mechanicsburg Lions.
Rest in Peace Lion Foss.

Lion Foster Creamer 9/4/1921 - 2/7/2017

ATTENTION Lions: March is Diabetes Awareness Month, and we have a Diabetes Awareness Speaker for you at our March 14th make-up meeting. Barb Ruth, a Pinnacle Health Diabetes Educator will be visiting us on March 14th with important information about Diabetes. Many of us are effected and many of us don't know. Please plan to attend.

King Lion Chris Stank presenting a check to Jeanne Troy from New Hope Ministries. at our first meeting 1/03/17 of the new year!


Christmas Party Dec. 20th, 2016

Winners of the "Ugly Christmas Sweater" Contest
​(From left: Lions Terry Hartzell ( Ugliest) & wife Diane Hartzell (Rash Inducing), Mary Lou Kerstetter (Most Flamable) and Linda Fenicle (most creative). Congratulations to all contestants.

​A Little business below:

PDG Fred  Lamason Installs our Three New Members
​From the left: Lion Sam Robertson,  sponsor of new Lion Tim Hooven. Lion Jim Miller, sponsor of new Lion, his wife Sue Miller. And, Lion PCC Terry  Hartzell, sponsor of new Lion Diane Hartzell, his wife.

And presents were enjoyed by all !

Our new member Tim, and his wife to be, Stephanie!

Our Lions and guests  at their Tables Getting Presents from our Chinese Auction







Click here for our Facebook Christmas Party photos

December 15, 2016

For the second year, the Mechanicsburg Lions Club has sponsored a program with Fifth Grade classes of Upper Allen Elementary school .   The program, "Give from the Heart" , introduces the kids to the concept of being charitable and being helpful to others.  Each of the 4 Fifth grade classes are given the opportunity to donate $100 to a cause that they choose.   The teachers manage the program and the kids team up and do research to determine the recipient of the donation.   They make presentations to their classmates and vote on the recipient.   The choosing of recipients takes place from November to December.  The recipients have just been announced and they are:  Pink Hands of Hope,  ASPCA, Hope for Paws, and Charity-Waters. An assembly will be held in February and the kids will present the checks to a representative of the charity they chose.    Each of the 5th graders will receive a special commemorative pin that was designed by Lion Tim McCaulley.  The pin, depicting a fun Lion with a Lions Logo and the Mechanicsburg Lions Club on a heart will serve to remind the kids of this experience and further communicate the message of being charitable.


December 15, 2016

The Mechancisburg Lions Club answered the call for assistance from the "Angel Tree Project" for the Cumberland Valley School District by providing vehicles and Club volunteers to deliver donated Christmas gifts to 4 schools.  The donated gifts will go to over 200 needy children for Christmas.   The volunteers from the Mechanicsburg Lions Club included Lion Ted Cramer, Lion Sam Robertson, Lions Tim and Lana McCaulley, and Lions Chris and Cathy Stank.  

December 1, 2016

The Mechancisburg Lions Club donated a small boys bike to Mechanicsburg's "Operation Wildcat".  This organization collects household items, furniture and toys and distributes them to needy families in the Mechancisburg school district.   We were introduced to this organization when we attended a community connection meeting held at the Public Library earlier this year.   
The bicycle pictured was donated to our club by Lion Mike and Linda Fenicle.  Mike won the bike in a raffle at this summer's appreciation day held at Beacon Lodge.
When Dawn Austin, the representative from Operation Wildcat, saw the bike, she said  ' I know exactly where this bicycle will be going'….Last week, a family in Mechanicsburg's home burned down and all was lost.  The family has 3 children, including a 3 year old boy.   The 3 year old boy will find this new bicycle, just his size, under the Christmas tree this year. 
Lions Mike and Linda Fenicle and Lions Chris and Cathy Stank delivered the bike and were given a tour of Operation Wildcat's storage facility.  What this organization does for the community is heartwarming.   In addition to the bicycle, our club has made a cash donation to support their holiday giving program in our community.  At a future meeting, we should explore ways that our club might assist them in what they do to help those in need in our community.

 Mechanicsburg Lions Club volunteers (King Lion Chris, Lions  CeCe, John, and Jim ) at the Wildcat Foundation community Day held Saturday, Nov 19th. 

Lion Weaver Reminds Us:

 We will collect items for New Hope Ministries again this holiday season.  Members should bring items to either meeting in December.  Any non-food items like toilet paper, paper towels, etc. plus food items such as P-Nut Butter, Macaroni & Cheese and Hamburger Helper.

We have had a very busy schedule this fall:
The Downtown Mechanicsburg Fall Clean Up was held on Sunday November 13th at 2 PM. Volunteers  from our club were Lion CeCe and Lion Susan and husband Dallas! Thank you for your participation! 

November 5th at "Touch of the Valley"

King Lion Chris setting up at "Touch of the Valley" for the Eagle Foundation 

"Touch of the Valley"
From Left: Lions Sam, Tim, Lana, Cathy, and President Chris 


​At our Nov 1st meeting we had as guest speaker PDG and current 14C LCIF Chair Noah Krout and his wife Becky Krout .

PDG and Current LCIF Chairperson Noah Krout on your left with our King Lion Chris Stank.

Becky Krout and PDG and Current LCIF Chairperson Noah Krout ​with our King Lion Chris Stank.

Thanks to the funds the Mechanicsburg Lion’s Club contributed, I finished the bulk of my Eagle Scout Project today.  Over the past two weekends, I held work days to complete the concrete pad for the grill and the split rail fence.  I will send you an invitation to my Court of Honor in the spring as soon as it is planned.  So you can see some of the work, I have attached a few pictures of the work days.  Again, thank you so much for your generous donation.

Cam Morgan
BSA Troop 51
Life Scout


The Mechanicsburg Lions Club is selling BonTon shopping passes at the Camp Hill BonTon store. November 9,10,11,&12!
People can also purchase these passes on BonTon's website and direct the purchase to the Lions Club.

Mechanicsburg Lions President Chris Stank

Friday Night, October 14th  at CV vs Carlisle Football Game

Lion Sam and Seeing Eye Dog with trainers at CV vs Carlisle Football Game


Boscov's Fund Raising 2016

Lion CeCe at our Boscov's Fund Raiser  Oct 15th 2016

On Saturday, October 15th the Mechanicsburg Lions Club will meet in front of Ritter's Hardware Store on Main Street from 8AM - 4 PM to collect contributions for the blind and to participate in "Streets of Treats Day" in Mechanicsburg. We look forward to as much Lion participation as possible. Come and enjoy the fun of spreading the meaning  Lionism.

Here are the Lions having fun at White Cane Day Oct 15th








Lions Ted and John

     Lions Tim, Lana, John & Tom enjoying the cool morning




Ho Ho says the jolly old pirate at White Cane Day & Streets of Treats Day


Lion Tim with Halloween Oriole on White Cane Day

        Super Girl Visits our stand on White Cane Day                                                                   


Princess rides the wagon on White Cane Day and Streets for Treats Day in Mechanicburg

Lion Kerry McKnight's Visit to our club 10-04-16

From the left, Lion Deb McKnight, our Lion Treasurer Lana, our Zone Chairman Mike, DG Kerry Mcknight, King Lion Chris, and Lion Treasurer Ted.

King Lion Chris on right presenting our check to DG Kerry.

DG Kerry McKnight presenting Past President John Behel with membership key award for sponsoring 2 members.


14-C Membership Growth Meeting at the Jacobus Lions Club.

King Lion Chris Stank, Membership Chair Ted Cramer & Lions Wayne DeFonzo, Nevin Lontz & Sam Robertson attended.


We need you to attend our meeting - next Tuesday, September 6th!
Join International President Chancellor Bob Corlew and Lions around the world as we celebrate 100 years of Lions humanitarian service and prepare for our second century of service. Please help Lions everywhere, climb any mountain and achieve our Centennial goals!


August Meeting - Special Location!  - Club Field trip

Our Club had a special off site location for the August 9 meeting!

The Mechanicsburg Lions Club conducted a "Field Trip" to The Vision Resources headquarters, in Harrisburg, where we conducted our August Summer meeting.    After a catered dinner, we received a presentation and tour by Danette Blank , Executive Director, and Cheryl Cuddy, Director of Community Relations.   A productive meeting and a very educational tour! 




The Mission of Vision Resources of Central Pennsylvania is to support and promote the interests of people who are blind, visually impaired and otherwise disabled, and to provide blindness prevention services.”

On Saturday, July 23rd, 8 members from the Mechanicsburg Lions Club volunteered to assist at the Tri4Kids at Memorial Park in Mechanicsburg. The volunteers assisted the Mechanicsburg Recreation department at this youth focus program. Pictures include the  following Lions:
Cece Viti
Steve & Danielle Harriman
Terry Hartzell
Tim McCaulley
Bob Smith
Chris & Cathy Stank



Our Lions in Action

Pink Hands of Hope needed quick response for assistance due to being short handed because an employee had a serious family emergency.   Lions Susan, Cathy , and King Lion Chris pitched in to help the non profit get caught up on inventory sorting.













Lions Cathy Stank on left. King Lion Chris Stank center, and Lion Susan Holder on right.


Installation Night 2016 pictures:

                 New King Lion Chris Stank receiving gavel from  King Lion John Behel


Lion Secretary Ted presenting the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award 2016
to Lion Mark Basehore


Lion President John Behel left, and Lion Secretary Ted Cramer sponsor of new Lion Darla Romberger and New King Lion Chris Stank sponsor of new Lion Cathy Stank.

​(Not present: Pete Sandys sponsored by King Lion Chris; and Sam Robertson sponsored by Lion Tom Kerstetter)

Mechanicsburg Little League honors our club for 64 years of sponsorship.


Mechanicsburg Little Leage coach, George Spangler and two of his players present the thank you plaque for 64 years of Mechanicsburg Lions Club sponsorship!

Please click below to view more photos on our Facebook page.

** thank you Jeannette Behel and Mary Lou Kerstetter for most of the installation photos!




ATTENTION: Our new club e-mail address is:


Lion Keith Hoffman created the Facebook site and I have added some information regarding the Club's mission, address, etc. LionTom & I will be the only ones able to edit the page. This is being done to promote our club's activities and attract new members.  This is a work in process - we will make additions to the site as time permits.  To access the site, just click on the link below.  Be sure to "Like" it, then send invitations to your friends to "Like" it too. Happy browsing!

Lion Ted

Facebook Link below - Enjoy and please share!


Mechanicsburg Lions Club was Chartered in 1949 and since then we have been giving continuous service to our local community and to Lions International.

Our Slogan
     "One club, one family, one goal.....service!"
     "We Serve." Lions are part of a global service network, doing whatever is necessary to help our local communities.

Our Toast:

        "Not above you, not beneath you, but with you!"

Our Mission:

        "To create and foster a spirit of understanding among all people for humanitarian needs by providing voluntary services through community involvement and international cooperation."

How to find out more and about becoming  a Member:

Are you civic minded? Are you interested in helping your community?  Are you interested in more information?  Membership in a Lions club is by invitation. May we invite you to contact us?

Please contact our membership chairperson our Secretary,  Lion Ted Cramer at for more information.  Or, attend a scheduled meeting. We will be happy to have you.

To our members:

If you are still receiving our newsletter by snail mail and you have an e-mail address, please send Lion Ted youremail address and save the club the money for postage.


We collect eyeglasses and hearing aids to be recycled for those in need.

Where can I take my glasses and hearing aids  to be recycled?

Kilmore Eye Care
890 Century Drive
Mechanicsburg PA 17055
Hartzell Rupp Ophthalmology
3 Baden Powell Lane Suite 4
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
U.S. Post Office 
31 E Main St, 
New Kingstown, PA 17072

-  Babineau Opticians
5295 Trindle Road, Mechanicsburg (two properties   away from south gate of navy depot)

- Bethany Village,
325 Wesley Drive,  Mechanicsburg

- Dailey Eye Associates,
1857 Center Street, Camp Hill (Across from Blue Shield)

Mechanicsburg Eye Associates,
100 N Walnut St, Mechanicsburg

- Mechanicsburg Club Lounge, 
333 Heinz Street, Mechanicsburg

- Mechanicsburg Simpson Library
16 N Walnut Street, Mechanicsburg)

-  Mechanicsburg Senior Center,
  97 West Portland Street

-  Traditions of America Silver Spring Club House,
15 Presidents Drive

- Boshinski EYE Clinic
5275 East Trindle Road Mechanicsburg, PA

- Family Eye Care
5012 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg PA

​- Mission Central
5 Pleasant View Dr, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

- WalMart
6520 Carlisle Pike Ste 550, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

For more information or help with directions, please click here to e-mail Mechanicsburg Lions club.

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Beacon Lodge:

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