With regret we inform you of the passing of Lion Lisa Angst Long Kowalski. Lisa had been a member of our Club since 1997 and was very active in the Southern Chester County business community. 


It is with deep regret that we share that Lion Jane Frank has passed away. She and her husband Al were long-time faithful members of our club (Al 1991 and Jane1998). Lion Jane was Club President in 2003. Jane had a deep love for our Lions Club and the friendships in service that she made over the years. She is greatly missed.

On Giving Tuesday the Avon Grove Lions donated 150 large Christmas gift bags to Oxford Neighborhood Services.  The bags will be used by the children's parents to take the toys the parents have selected home from the Christmas Toy Room. 

Pictured L to R: Lion Brian Coe, Lion Ben Keller, Lion Dave Graham, Oxford Neighborhood Services Director Rachel Lebus and Lion Barry Marteny

The Oxford Lions and Avon Grove Lions Eye Screenings

The Oxford Lions partnered with the Avon Grove Lions for vision screenings at the Elk Ridge Elementary School in Oxford, PA for about 80 Second Grade students. The Lions included Avon Grove Lions Dave Graham, Dr. Eric Miller, Barry Marteny, Eileen Priebe and Dave Priebe, and Oxford Lions Carol Day, Susan Mathews, John Day, and Mike Baker. The Lions distributed children's books from the Avon Grove Lions Book Barn and extra books were donated to the school's library. They also gave stickers to the children that say "A Lion Screened My Eyes. Additionally, Lions helped the school nurse with hearing tests.

The Leo Club at the Avon Grove Charter School collected over 800 stuffed animals with the support of the Raise Craze fundraiser. Students donated gently used stuffed animals to the Orphan Grain Train in Jennersville. Members of the Leo Club delivered the stuffed animals and spent the day packing almost 200 boxes that will be shipped to areas affected by natural disasters.

As the youngest members of Lions Clubs International, Leos work with Lions Clubs and staff advisors to plan and execute a number of service-related programs and projects at AGCS and the surrounding community each year.

The Avon Grove Lions Club proudly supports our local high school Seniors!



Pictured left to right: Avon Grove Secretary Lion Dave Priebe, Mackenzie Lane, Jennifer Lane, Steven Lane and Assistant Principal Mark Miller

The Avon Grove Lions Senior Student of the Month from the Avon Grove Charter School is Mackenzie Lane.  Mackenzie was recognized with a check and certificate for her academic achievement and community service.


Pictured left to right: Avon Grove Lions Secretary Lion Dave Priebe, Ryan Hinze, Marsha Hinze, Sean Hinze and Assistant Principal Ashley Penn.

The Avon Grove Lions Senior Student of the Month from the Avon Grove High School is Ryan Hinze.  Ryan was honored with a check and a certificate for his academic achievement and his community service.



Bob and Christina Manolescu (Parents), Eden Manolescu, Avon Grove Lions Secretary Lion Dave Priebe, Kelsey Bastien Leo Advisor and Asst. Principal Ashley Penn

Eden Manolescu has been named the Lions Club Student of the Month for October. She is the daughter of Christina and Bob Manolescu of Lincoln University. Eden is active in school with Cancer Society, Leo Club, NHS, Performing Arts, Sewing Club, Theater (currently performing as the Queen of Hearts), Treble Choir and Tri-M. Eden has performed in Community Theater with the Waterglass Arts, most currently in a production of Descendants. Eden’s list of awards includes NHS, Tri-M, local winner of the “Voice of Democracy” essay contest and Distinguished Honors throughout high school. Eden plans to major in Journalism and Communications with a minor in Theater. Teachers she has been most influenced by are Mr. Pizzini, Mrs. Reynolds and Mrs. Wilcox.


Peter and Wendy Ingham (Parents) Patrick Ingham, Avon Grove Lions Secretary Lion Dave Priebe and High School Principal Matthew Messick 

Patrick Ingham is a senior at Avon Grove Charter School and the October Senior Student of the Month for the Avon Grove Lions.   For 11 years, Patrick has been an active member of Boy Scouts, and is currently an Eagle Scout and former leader of West Grove’s Troop 18. Through scouting, he has had the opportunity to partake in many different acts of service. For his Eagle Scout project, Patrick went back to his elementary school (Avon Grove Charter's Early Learning Center) and used his passion for geography to gather volunteers and paint a large map of the United States in their recess yard. Patrick has also done a lot of conservation related work, including removing invasive species and working to spread awareness about storm drain pollution. In addition, Patrick spent much of his summer of 2019 volunteering at the scout camp John H. Ware III, where he worked with Cub Scouts aged 5-10 teaching them various scout skills. Patrick is also now a full staff member in their nature lodge. After high school, Patrick plans to attend a 4-year college to study Environmental Science and possibly Geography. 

THANK YOU! for your support of the Avon Grove Lions Club Book Sale this season. With your support, we can continue our mission to serve our Avon Grove community, the visually impaired and blind, and those who need support. We hope that you are enjoying your book selections and we'll see you in the spring!

 The Avon Grove Lions donated hospital beds to Project Cure from the Hospital Equipment Loaner Program. The Lions are proud to have shared over 200 items locally in August.

   The Avon Grove Lions set up an information booth at the Canine Partners Fall Festival.  The Lions handed out information about Lions and their programs.  Books from the Avon Grove Lions Book Barn were handed out free to the children in attendance.  The children also received lollipops from the Lion and his Leo helpers from the Avon Grove High School Leos.  Leos also assisted with the children’s games.

John Conner was inducted into the Avon Grove Lions Club at their meeting on September 6th.  He is now a member of Lions International, the largest volunteer service organization in the world.  John joins over 1.4 million Lions around the world serving people in need. If you are interested in joining the Avon Grove Lions, give us a call at 610-255-4455!

Pictured left to right: District Governor Chrissy Smaltz,
John Conner and his sponsor Lion Denis Byrne.


Information about our Hospital Equipment Program can be found  by clicking HERE

Interested in joining the Lions? Give us a call at 610-255-4455!

2023-2024 Club Officers

President - George Steele
Secretary - Open
Assistant Secretary - Dave Priebe
Treasurer - Eric Hansen
Assistant Treasurer - Bob Yeatman

First Vice President - Jack Weber
Second Vice President - Open
Third Vice President - Open
Membership Chairman - Brian Coe

Director 1 Year - Chuck Hammon
Director 2 Year - Lisa Barber
Director 2 Year - Linda Sampson


If your organization is interested in assistance with our KidSight eye screenings, please contact us or 610-255-4455.


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