Meetings

RECENT, ONGOING AND UPCOMING
COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS

As the needs of our residents and the community change, our club is always looking for new and better ways to serve those around us.

NEW – The PENBROOK LIONS CLUB has completed its "WECOME PACKAGE" to be presented to new residents of our Borough. – If you have recently moved to the Borough of Penbrook, simply use the CONTACT US and send us your information.

NEW  – The PENBROOK LIONS and LEO CLUBS made "EMERGENCY KITS" for our local Fire Company. The kits are distributed at fires to provide for the immediate needs of our residents. The Lions and the Leos will continue to make up the "Emergency Kits" as an ongoing project.

NEW – The PENBROOK LIONS CLUB held its 1st Community Meet & Greet on Tuesday, September 25, 2013 with 34 exhibits. Local residents were able to learn about Lions, community organizations, area churches and local businesses!!!!  Watch for another Meet & Greet in the future.

PENBROOK LIONS hosted their very 1st  "FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT" – It was a great success – watch for our next movie feature – then bring the whole family. The kids can bring blankets and pillows to sack out on the floor. NO CHARGE FOR ADMISSION – reasonably priced concessions will be available. Kids under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult.
 
 
(Dauphin County Veterans Honor Guard -- Photo compliment of CLiProS)
PENBROOK LIONS HALLOWEEN PARADE – The Halloween Parade is our Lions' longest-running project. The mile-long parade features costumed children, adults and groups; floats; bands; service organizations; businesses and, of course LIONS AND LEOS. FUTURE DATE: October 16, 2014. 
 
THERE WILL BE NO LATE REGISTRATION THE NIGHT OF THE PARADE.
 
If you are interested in FREE advertising, why not be part of our Parade -- simply use the "Contact Us" and we will follow-up with more information.
 
OR if you would like to help the Lions Club by financially supporting the Parade, your website can be added to our list on our "Community Supporters."
 
 
NEW YEAR'S DAY DINNER – On January 1, 2015, the Penbrook Lions will serve it's 11th annual FREE Pork and Sauerkraut dinner – a traditional feast for "good-luck" in this part of the world. WE SERVED approximately 120 dinners to residents and their guests on New Year's Day 2014. Because this is an ever-so-popular event, we will continue to invite our residents and their families to join us on January 1!!! -- Come out and spend a few hours of fellowship with their neighbors. (MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS IN DECEMBER BY CALLING LION KATHY AT 695-0943)

PENBROOK LIONS READING DEN – What started out as a book exchange for our youth has grown to include reading material for all ages – children through adults. We are located in the Grace Church at 28th and Walnut Streets in Penbrook. The DEN is currently open SATURDAY mornings, 10:00-11:00 with "storytimes" for various age groups. If you have any questions, please call Lion Tammy, Project Chair, at 236-3064. This photo shows Lion Tammy reading to children the Reading Den's 5th Anniversary Celebration. (CLICK HERE FOR A FLYER FOR OUR LIONS READING DEN.)

EYEGLASS COLLECTION BOXES – Check out our new collection box at the Penbrook Community Building. Collection boxes are also located at various churches throughout the borough. Please encourage everyone you know to place their used eyeglasses in these boxes – we can accept prescription and non-prescription eyeglasses, reading glasses and sunglasses. The glasses will be cleaned, sorted and distributed around the world. Thanks to the generosity of our neighbors, we just gave the District Governor OVER 1000 pairs of eyeglasses -- these eyeglasses will help those less fortunate to see a better world.

STUDENT OF THE MONTH – Students are chosen by local school on a rotating basis. Students selected by their respective schools must meet certain criteria, some of which includes borough residency, school attendance, respect to others and leadership. Students are honored at a Lions meeting with a certificate and their name is inscribed on a plaque located by the borough office for all to see!

Recent Students of the Month are Payton Robinson, daughter of Brenda and Curtis Robinson and is an 8th grade student at Central Dauphin East Middle School and Amir Peace, son of Carrie Peace, is a 5th grade student at South Side Elementary School.

ADAM HOOVER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (JAN-MAY) – Our scholarship grant is presented to a graduating senior at his/her senior awards program. Recipients must live within the Penbrook boundaries. ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BEFORE MAY 1 of the current year and will be awarded during the winner’s second semester. For questions, contact the high school counselors or King Lion Carolyn Cassell, Committee Chair, at cscassell@verizon.net (East High Graduating Senior MacKensie Stahle was chosen to be the recipient of the 2014 Adam Hoover Memorial Scholarship. Her grant was honored in January at the beginning of her second semester at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.)

LIONS ALERT TEAM – The Penbrook Community Building has been designated as an Emergency Shelter, and in the event of an emergency, our local Emergency Manager and First Responders will go into action. The Penbrook Lions ALERT Team will become available to assist wherever possible. Members of our ALERT Team began training for possible property damage reporting in the event of a Declared Emergency Disaster. During the 2012 storm named SANDY, Lions were prepared to serve where needed. Fortunately our immediate area received very little damage.

We also support many of our District Governor's Projects which include:

PA Lions Beacon Lodge Camp www.beaconlodge.com
Diabetes Education, Research and Awareness
Diabetic Retinopathy Vision Screening and Education
District 14-T Disaster Fund
Hearing Aids and Eyeglass Collection Project
Hearing, Speech, Working with the Deaf
KidSight/Adult Vision and Hearing Screening
Leader Dogs for the Blind
www.leaderdog.org
Lions Clubs International Foundation www.lionsclubs.org
Lions of PA Foundation www.palions.org
Northeast PA Lions Eye Bank www.paeyebank.org
PA Lions for Dog Guides, Inc.

PA Lions Sight Conservation and Eye Research
Special Olympics
www.specialolympics.org/lions_clubs.aspx
Tri-County Association for the Blind www.tricountyblind.org
Youth Exchange/Youth Activitites
NEW – The Eye School at Penn State-Hershey Medical Center

 

 

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