The Taneytown Lions Club - District 22W - Region IV - Zone 1

Serving the Community, the World and Lionism since 1947

=============    TANEYTOWN LIONS - "WE SERVE"        ================


The Taneytown Lions Club was organized June 24, 1947, sponsored by the Union Bridge Lions and chartered September 9, 1947 with 29 charter members.  The club continues to serve the community with many service projects, donations to worthy causes, and help in times of need.  We support Lions number one priority of Sight Conservation and aid to the visually impaired with significant contributions to the Maryland Eye Bank, Lions Vision Research Center (LVRC), and Leader Dog Program.  We have helped many needy individuals locally with eye exams and glasses.  Lions everywhere are proud to proclaim that 100% of all proceeds from fundraisers are donated.  Administrative costs are absorbed by dues and internal club activities.

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AUGUST 18 & 19



2017/2018 Board of Directors

Front row, from left, Don Williams (Treasurer), Ken Dallwig (Secretary), Wayne Sherfey (Immediate Past President), Linda Sherfey (President), Paul Garver (1st Vice President), David Wantz (2nd Vice President), Charles Spielman (3rd Vice President)

Back row, from left, Barbara Heltebridle (Tail Twister), Clara Kalman (One Year Director), Roy Davis (LCIF Coordinator), Fern Haines (Two Year Director), Jim Haines (Two Year Director), Daniel Carl (Lion Tamer), Larry Heltebridle (Membership Chair).

Not Shown: Carrie Stotllemire (Tail Twister), Bob Mitchell (One Year Director)

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The Taneytown Lions held their annual Donations Night on March 28, during which donations were presented to twelve area non-profit service organizations.  In total, over $6,000 was awarded which had been collected throughout the year from various fund-raising events and activities that had been sponsored by the Taneytown Lions. Lion Clara Kalman was chair of the program this year, assisted by Past District Governor Bob Mitchell.

Click here for a video from the Community Media Center

The following groups and their representatives accepting contributions, were (left to right in the photo): Taneytown Fire Co. Ladies’ Auxiliary, Shirley Haines; Taneytown Fire Co. and Ambulance Service, Jim Haines; Carroll Hospital Center, Joe Weikel; I Can Foundation, Wendy Messersmith; Carroll Hospice, Regina Bodnar; Shepherd’s Staff, Velma Green; Taneytown Heritage and History Museum, Nancy Eyler; Mission of Mercy, Linda Ryan; Caring and Sharing Ministries, Maryanne Turner; ; The Literacy Council of Carroll Co., Sam Greenholtz; Rape Crises Intervention Service, Janice Kispert; and ARC of Carroll Co., Mr. Lee Primm.  Also shown are Taneytown Lions President Wayne Sherfey, Lion Bob Mitchell and Lion Clara Kalman.



OUR 70th CHARTER NIGHT OBSERVANCE was a very special evening Sept. 13, with a very respectable attendance and fine dinner at the Carriage House, in Emmitsburg.  District Governor Brian Cox brought congratulations and remarks and renewed the Charter.  County Commissioner, Steve Wantz and his wife were guests and thanked the club for all they do for the community.  District awards presented included the Visitations award, “Club President” award to Mike Garner,  “Club Secretary” and “Newsletter Editor” awards to Jim Fair, and “Club Treasurer” award to Don Williams.  Perfect  Attendance pins were given to the following for ­consecutive years of perfect attendance: 1 year - Paul Garver, Susie Garver, and Charlie Spielman, 2 years – Mike Garner, 5 years – Daniel Carl and David Carl, 5 years (in Taneytown) –Bobbie Davis and Roy Davis, 10 years – Robert Mitchell and David Wantz, 12 years – Gary Smith, 13 years- Linda Sherfey and Don Williams, 16 years – Dan Wilhide, 17 years – Madge Keefer, 18 years – Wayne Sherfey, 26 years – Ruth Howsden, 28 years – Leonard Wantz, Jr., 30 years – Richard Koontz, 31 years – Jerry Howsden, 35 years – Jim Fair, 37 years – Fern Haines, 43 years – Richard Poole, 53 years – Dale Keefer, and last, but not least, Donald Lawyer was recognized for 58 consecutive years of perfect attendance.  Fantastic! We thank Immediate Past-President Mike Garner, Chairman of the event, for making the arrangements and taking charge of the program.














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