Meetings

updated  2-7-17

2017 High School Scholarship Applications are listed below

WASHINGTON

LIONS CLUB

 

 PO Box 541, Washington, PA 15301

The club was chartered 1927, and sponsored by the downtown Pittsburgh Lions Club. There were only three Lions clubs in existence in Western Pennsylvania then, Pittsburgh, Donora and McKeesport.  

Chartered  August 10, 1927

THE OLDEST CLUB IN THE DISTRICT

                          Club Motto:  Honesty, Integrity, Charity                                    

Multiple District 14

                 Meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesday  6 pm                      

Ramada Inn

West Chestnut St.

Washington, Pa

Feb. 8 @ 6 PM Hawthrone Woods, Locust Ave., Wash. PA We will be visiting John Duskey. Food will be provided at minimal Potential speaker is Bob Gregg from the Pony League World Series.

Wed., Feb. 22 @ 6 PM Ramada Inn, W. Chestnut St., Washington, PA Jan. 25th Meeting Jim Balent was guest speaker at our last meeting to substitute for the boy scouts speaker, who had to cancel last minute. He has been a scout since 1950, when he was 8 years old. He was a vivid scout and accelerated very fast and became an Eagle Scout in 1957. From there on he attended many camps and training courses to become a leader for boy scouts training and development. Today we still have 1000 scouts in the greater Washington, Pa area, divided in to 40 units. They have access to many “Boy-Scouts” owned camps, to learn nature skills, sports, social behavior and make friends for life including those in other countries. What a great program. Thank you Jim!!

Programs: • Biographies: Jim’s program was a good example to tell about oneself. Let’s have more members come forward and do something similar. Contact Hans at 724-554-1124 if you are interested. •

Eyeglasses: As per Jay Marano, we collected 2.313 eyeglasses in 2016. Since Jay started tracking in 2004, our club has collected 33.235 eyeglasses. Great record-keeping! Thank you Jay.

Miscellaneous: • Our condolences to Lion Peggy McCuen’s family, who recently lost her daughter in law. • Broom storage: All brooms were moved from West Wash. Hardware to the Wash. Greene Blind Association on Maiden St. Availability of brooms at the Association is 8am to 4pm, Monday-Friday • The club started transferring our moneys from Keybank to Washington Financial Bank. • The members are encouraged to make any effort in buying/selling the remaining nuts in inventory. Everyone is asked to help and buy/sell. See the attached sheet and make your selection. First come – First serve!!

Upcoming Events • Richard Shearer is planning a trip to Rochester this Spring to see the dog training facility. Interested members please call Richard at 724-288-6308 or Hans at 724-554-1124. Exact travel day to be advised, based on participation. •

PA Lions state convention is being held at Seven Springs resort May 18-21. Contact Jim Balent at 724-338-4600 if you wish to attend. Lions Projects Toaster Tongs: Call Lion Shearer for details Brooms.: They are available @ Dependable Electric, Judson Wiley and Blind Association, E. Maiden St., Washington. Garbage Bags: large & kitchen bags) Dependable Electric, Ridge Ave. Eyeglasses Recycling Program Give your used glasses to Lion Marano or drop off at Wash. Greene Blind Association,

Lions Reminder: Anyone wanting something in the newsletter please contact Lion Bill B. or Lion Mary Jo (email mjspina@verizon.net

 

Calling Committee Please call King Lion Sue by Monday at noon for reservations

Last Meeting:   1-11-17

Chuck and his wife Nancy Neff visited and spoke about the Blessings of the Backpack Program of the Washington Program Outreach which they chair.  The program provides foods for children K-6th grade in the Washington School District on Fridays.  The Club donated $1000 to the program.  


Chuck Neff

Nancy and Chuck Neff

‚ÄčKing Lion Sue McNally


Washington Lions High School Scholarships:

Click on the links below for your school.

Trinity:

http://e-clubhouse.org/userfiles/6371/file/Trinity%20Scholarship%20Form(4).pdf

Wash High:

http://e-clubhouse.org/userfiles/6371/file/Washington%20Scholarship%20App(3).pdf

McGuffey:

http://e-clubhouse.org/userfiles/6371/file/McGuffey%20Scholarship%20Form(3).pdf

 

                    WANT TO JOIN OUR CLUB

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What DO We Do

 

Fund Raising:  100% of funds raised goes to Charity

  • Selling Lions Brooms at West Washington Hardware
  • Selling garbage bags at Dependable Electric 
  • Selling Lions Toaster tongs
  • Lemonade stand at Summer Farmers Market
  • Selling Koeze's Nut products at Christmas

Service and Fun Activity

  • Donate to Wounded Warriors
  • Award $1000 scholarships to three local high school graduates
  • PonySupport the Pony World Series 
  • Sell concessions for Pony Baseball at the  Lion John Duskey Concession Stand at the Pony World Series
  • Sponsor 3 campers each year to Beacon Lodge
  • Donate to 2000 Turkey Fund
  • Maintain the Lions Pavilion at Washington Park
  • Give 4 awards to Washington Park School
  • Enter the Lions Float in Washington City Christmas Parade
  • Support the City Mission
  • Support Boy Scouts
  • Support Teen Challenge
  • Support Pittsburgh Childrens Hospital
  • Support Leader Dog and Puppy Dog Programs
  • Support Washington County Community Foundation
  • Donate to eye, cure for cancer, hearing and diabetes research
  • Collected 25359 used glasses since 2004 and sent them for repair and reuse.

 

What all Lions DO

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In  India in 1928, Gandhi laid the cornerstone of a school for blind, deaf and disabled students in Ahmedabad. That original building is still in use today. A year and a half ago, I laid the cornerstone for a new building at that school. During my latest trip to India, I was lucky enough to stand beside International President Yamada as he officially opened the new building.

Joe Preston 
Chairperson, Lions Clubs International Foundation

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In 1925, Helen Keller challenged Lions to become "knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness." And we accepted. Today, sight programs remain one of our defining cause

                                                

 
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