Mechanicsburg Lions Club
Home of PDG Fred Lamason
"Not above you, not beneath you, but with you!"
Our Club during Installation Night June 2016
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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.Lions Cathy Stank, Lion Sue Miller, Lion Susan Holder and Lion Lana McCaulley. TOA volunteers included Nancy Sandys, Cindy Cramer, Jeanne Dippel, Elaine Hellen
Club members who worked on the project making the pillows were:
Our March 14th meeting is CANCELLED due to snow storm!
Give From the Heart program held today at Upper Allen Elementary School.
A first this year was the attendance of District Governor Kerry McKnight & a
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:
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.
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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
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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
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.
BSA Troop 51
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
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.
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:
Steve & Danielle Harriman
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
OUR NEW LIONS
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!
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.
"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.
"Not above you, not beneath you, but with you!"
"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? email@example.com
Please contact our membership chairperson our Secretary, Lion Ted Cramer at firstname.lastname@example.org 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. email@example.com
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?
- 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
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