The Chambersburg Evening Lions Club has changed its regular meeting nights from Wednesdays to Mondays beginning in 2020. Meetings will remain at the Coyle Free Library beginning at 6:15 pm but now on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month. E-Mail for more information on attending a meeting and becoming a member of the world's largest service organization... the Lions!

No Club Completes More Community Service Projects


Has More Fun!!

  The Chambersburg Evening Lions Club was Chartered in 1984, dedicated to service in the Chambersburg area. Since that time we have performed innumerable projects through our  H.A.N.D.S. program as well as other types of service in the area.  At the same time, we join together twice a montyh for a meal, education, and most of all... FUN!

This web site will give you a thumbnail description of who we are and what we are about.


As with many organizations we are always searching to augment our membership with individuals interested in building a better community through learning,  growing and service. In this regard we would like to extend an invitation to interested men and women to attend any of our regular meetings. For more information details about our club and our meeting, please contact any of the officers listed on the "contacts" page.

Evening Lions "Reading Action Program"

The newest H.A.N.D.S. initiative involves our Lion members reading books in an interactive manner to pre-school students.  Here, Lion Bill McKelvie uses a "rain stick" to enhance his reading at the Chambersburg Head Start.

Eyeglass Collection Boxes

Members of our club installed additional collection boxes at two locations in Chambersburg for used eyeglasses and hearing aids at:

Ludwick Eye Center on 5th Avenue.

MyEyeDr. on Wayne Avenue

Above, Evening Lions Club members work on the Ludwick Eye Center installation, whiile below Dr. Ludwick, who is also a Lion, and some of his staff pose with the new box and its first collections shortly after the installation, as do some member of our Lions Club.

In the photos below, club members work on the MyEyeDr installation and then take a moment to pose with this new collection box.

The Chambersburg Evening Lions have collected over 80,000 used eyeglasses over the past decade.  Another outdoor collection location is at the Grove Family Library in Fayetteville. Indoor collection locations in the Chambersburg area are Summit Primary Care/Dr. Charlesworth, the Chambersburg Hospital cafeteria, and Hartzok Optometrist, along with Orndorf Optometrist in Shippensburg.


Lions Clubs collective worldwide mission is to perform volunteer service and raise money for important local, regional and international needs, While the Chambersburg Evening Lions does hold fundraising events and contributes charitably, the club’s emphasis is on service.

Our H.A.N.D.S. program, or “Helpful Acts Not Dollars Soley”, is a unique commitment by our club members to undertake a hands-on volunteer service project at least once a month to help a needy individual or organization. 

Typical H.A.N.D.S. Projects

vision and hearing screenings for children

financial assistance for those in need

clean up and repairs

volunteer assistance at charitable events


Recent Recipients of H.A.N.D.S. Projects

Lions Beacon Lodge for the Blind, Salvation Army, Capitol Theatre, Downtown Chambersburg, Council for the Arts, Habitat for Humanity, Totem Pole Playhouse, Pre-Schools, Shippensburg University Children’s Fair, PennDOT



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