"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much."

                         - Helen Keller

It's Great to be a LION!

The East Hanover Lions Club serves the township community in Dauphin and Lebanon counties as well as state, national & international causes. Our motto is:


$1000 Jonas J. Walmer Service Scholarships will be awarded to a student from Northern Lebanon High School and Lower Dauphin High School.

East Hanover Lions November Business meeting will be at Shells Church on Tuesday, November  15 at 6:30 PM.

District 14-T calendars are available from any member. Each day a prize is awarded according to the Daily number. It starts in July so prizes are awarded daily.  Please help support!




White Cane Campaign - October 2022

Lion Kerm Katzman led a campaign at three locations (The Filling Station and Skyline Diner) to raise donations for the White Cane Fund. Lions Josie Moyer and Nancy Gamber assisted. Money raised will be used for club projects with eye related concerns.

Lions Kerm Katzman and Josie Moyer at White Cane Campaign 


October 8,2022 - 50's Dance

Dance was held at East Hanover Community Bldg. Proceeds will be used to purchase clothing for children in need at East Hanover Elem (Dauphin and Lebanon Co) Food was available for purchase also. It was a fun evening of dancing with DJ Tony Bennett




September 27, 2022 - Dinner Meeting 

Becky Richards, East Hanover Parks and Recreation Director, East Hanover Township, presented information of upcoming events and construction at the Park. 




August 24, 2022 - Dinner Meeting at Kauffman's 

We enjoyed a delicious dinner at Kauffman's Chicken Restaurant in Bethel. They are famous for their BarBQ chicken. 


July 27-30, 2022 -  provided Bingo at the Grantville Carnival


4 nights of Bingo were done. All proceeds were given to the Grantville Fire Co. 

July 12, 2022 - Business Meeting 

Meeting was held at the Grantville carnival grounds. Induction of officers for 2021-22 were held. 




We assisted the Grantville Vol. Fire Co carnival July 27-30, 2022. We assist with the Basket Raffle, Bingo and Wheelhouse games. Some members work all four nights! It is a fun time of helping to raise funds for the fire company!







June 29, 2022 - Picnic

We held a picnic at the East Hanover Community Bldg with delicious picnic foods.

We honored two fifth graders for their outstanding achievements and service. 

Rachel Greenawalt - East Hanover Lebanon Co.

Maxwell Stine - East Hanover Dauphin Co.

Lion Nancy Gamber presented them a certificate, a monetary award, and a Hershey Chocolate Bar.







We also recognized our Jonas J. Walmer scholarship winners for 2022. Rachel Swank and Emma Dickinson and their families attended the picnic. They shared their college plans. 


May 24, 2022

Lions Don Espenshade and Nancy Gamber presented the Jonas J Walmer Scholarship to Emily Dickinson at Lower Dauphin HS awards program. Emily will be attending Susquehanna University in the Fall. 








May 19, 2022

Lions Lisa Lugovich and Linda Spatz presented a Jonas J Walmer Scholarship to Rachel Swank at Northern Lebanon's HS awards program. This $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a student who resides in East Hanover Twp and has demonstrated service to her community. 

May 18, 2022 - Charter Night

Charter Night was held at Heisey's Diner in Lebanon. Everyone enjoyed a family style dinner and a variety of music by Dave Heilman singing and playing his harmonica and guitar. President Eileen Longreen shared East Hanover Lions accomplishments over the past years.  It was a fun evening. 






















April 12, 2022 - Business Meeting 

The Business meeting was held at Shells Church. We held our raffle drawing and monies were distributed to the winners. Thanks to everyone who supported this fundraiser.

April 26, 2022 - Dinner Meeting

The Dinner Meeting was held at Perkins Restaurant. Lion Nancy Gamber presented the trimester award to Hadley Barr, East Hanover Elementary School (Lebanon County) 5th grader student for her outstanding leadership and service.








PDG Jan Adams, from the Paxtang Lions Club, gave a PA Lions Beacon Lodge presentation at our dinner meeting. She provided a lot of details of all the activities and programs that re held at the Lodge and encouraged members to come visit the PA Lions Beacon Lodge. The Lodge holds camps for children and adults with special needs and has added a camp for veterans too. It was a wonderful presentation. 








May 9, 2022 - Business Meeting

The Business Meeting was held at Shells Church. Discussions were held on our Seaman's Ball field and other activities. 


Several billboards are sponsored by District 14-T and can be seen in our District to promote for new Lion members. This one is located on Allentown Blvd near Aroogas. 


March 20, 2022

The East Hanover Lions hosted the Central PA Callers Association square dance at the East Hanover Township building on March 20. Food was available for purchase. It was a fun time for everyone.




February 8, 2022 - Business Meeting

The Business meeting was held at Shells Church. Upcoming projects were discussed.

January 25, 2022 - Dinner Meeting

The Dinner meeting was held at Perkins Restaurant. Fifth grades students from East Hanover Elementary Schools were honored for their outstanding service .and achievements in the first trimester 2021-22. Brooke Smith - Dauphin; Aaron Neidinger - Lebanon  Photo below: Lion Nancy Gamber and students.




January 8, 2022 - Business Meeting 

The Business meeting was held at Shells Church. Upcoming projects were discussed. 

December 14, 2021 - Business Meeting

We wrapped presents for the children in need from East Hanover Elementary Schools in Dauphin and Lebanon counties and Penn National Race Track. We used the proceeds from the 50's dance to purchase the clothing. It is a great feeling when we can help children in our community!

December 4, 2021

We attended a Christmas Show at the American Music Theatre in Lancaster, PA. It was an excellent show of singing and dancing. It truly helped get you in the holiday spirit! After the show we had a delicious meal at the Lyndon Diner in Lancaster.


November 23, 2021 - Dinner Meeting

District Governor Peg Hummel and 1st Vice President Dennis Alleman attended our dinner meeting at Perkins Restaurant. District Governor Peg Hummel gave a presentation on our goals and accomplishments for the upcoming year. She inducted Judy Parker into our club as a new member. 


President Eileen Longreen and Past President Josie Moyer presented District Governor Peg Hummel with a Hershey Bar and a donation to her District 14-T projects.

November dinner meeting at Perkins Restaurant 


East Hanover Lions Club awarded a fifth grade student from the East Hanover Elementary schools for their outstanding achievements and service for the last trimester in 20-21 school year:

Trinidad Martinez - East Hanover Dauphin Co and Reese Hostetter - East Hanover Lebanon Co.









November 9, 2021- Business Meeting

Discussion on how to purchase and distribute the clothing for children in need. Upcoming American Music Christmas Show on Dec. 4. Autumn Leaves Christmas luncheon. Dinner meeting will be at Perkins Restaurant on Tuesday, November 23 with District Governor attending.

October 21, 2021

East Hanover Lions participated in the Grantville Fire Co parade. Gummy fruit snacks were given to children along the parade route.

October 12, 2021 - Business Meeting

Discussion on successful 50s dance. Volunteer options are still available at Hershey Park. Lion Katzman shared the success of the White Cane project at 3 area restaurants. Lions will walk in the Grantville Fire Co Halloween parade on Oct. 21 and distribute treats. Dinner meetings will start this month at Perkins Restaurant. 


50's Dance was held on Saturday, Oct. 9 at East Hanover Twp building. Everyone enjoyed dancing and food. Proceeds from the dance will be used to provide clothing to children in need in the community. Thanks to everyone who attended to support this great cause. 

September 14, 2021-Business Meeting

This meeting was held at Grantville Fire Co. carnival grounds. Raffle tickets were drawn and prizes awarded. 50's Dance was discussed and posters were given to distribute. 

August 25, 2021-Business Meeting

This meeting was held at Kauffman's Restaurant near Bethel. We enjoyed delicious food with their specialty Bar-B-Que Chicken. A business meeting was held and 50's dance was discussed and will be held on Saturday, October 9 at East Hanover Community building. Tony Bennett will be the DJ. Food will be available for purchase. District T-calendar sales were discussed. Raffle tickets were discussed and the drawing will be on Tuesday, Sept. 14 business meeting. Sold ticket stubs and money needs to be turned in ASAP to Dixie. 



June 22, 2021-Business Meeting

Business meeting was held with installation of 2021-22 officers and awards presented.

Lion of the Year - Lisa Lugovich 

President's Appreciation Award - Ed Fake

Chevron Awards

Kerm Katzman - 10 years

                                                         Paul Longreen 20 years






Eileen Longreen 20 years









it was a fun evening with picnic foods and an appreciation gifts to Josie as President - cake and ice cream and an appreciation gift of a beautiful basket of flowers to Eileen from Josie for her help during her time of being President. 


Jonas J. Walmer Service Scholarship awards were presented to the following:   Emily Catherine Hauck, Northern Lebanon did not have an awards ceremony this year so her Guidance Counselor presented her with the award.  









Ethan Dale Peterson, Lower Dauphin High School, President Josephine Moyer and Lion Linda Spatz presented the award at Lower Dauphin High School Awards Ceremony on May 26.









We hope to have them attend a future meeting so club members can meet them. 

May 11, 2021 - Business Meeting

We held the business meeting. June meeting will be a picnic at Grantville Fire Co Pavillion with members bringing food on June 22 at 6 PM. Raffle tickets were distributed to members to be sold. Nancy Gamber presented Student of the Marking Period award from East Hanover Elem. Lebanon Co. to Cadence at her home. 








April 13, 2021 - Business Meeting

We held the business meeting. Scholarship winners were selected by the committee. Elections were voted on. No dinner meeting for April. 

March 26, 2021 - Easter Bunny Drive Through at Grantville Vol Fire Co 

Lion Nancy Gamber wore the lion costume, Lion Paul Kasper and Lion Lisa Lugovich wore bunny ears.

They handed a bag of candy to all the children who came in a car to the drive through. 



March 9, 2021 - Business Meeting

East Hanover Lions will participate in the East Hanover Township Drive Through Easter Bunny event on Saturday, March 27 at the Grantville Fire House. 300 bags of candy were made after the meeting to be given to the children. 







Alana our Peace Poster winner with her certificate and poster. 

December 8,2020 - Business Meeting

Alana's Peace poster was awarded 2nd place in District 14-T in the International Peace Poster contest.

Lion members will assist with Wreaths Across America placing of wreaths at Fort Indiantown Gap cemetery on Dec 16-18.

Coats were provided to East Hanover Elementary School (Dauphin Co). Clothing and toys were provided to children at East Hanover Elementary School (Lebanon Co.) and Penn National Track. Lions wrapped the gifts after the meeting. 

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November 10,2020 - Business Meeting


Megan  from East Hanover Twp was selected to represent our club for the Miss Hummelstown 2020. Judging will be held November 21. 

3 different locations were set up in October for collection of donations for the White Cane fund. Thanks to Kerm Katzman and members who participated. 

Peace poster made by Alana was presented to the club and will be delivered to District 14-T to represent East Hanover Lions. Judging will be done on November 15 at the Cabinet meeting.

Two students and their families were honored at the meeting for their outstanding achievement this trimester at their East Hanover Elementary School (Lebanon and Dauphin Co.) 










October 13, 2020  - Business Meeting

After our business meeting, Candy bags were made to distribute at the Grantville Fire Co. Trunk-Treat night on Thursday, October 14, 2020 at 6 PM. (This is due to no Grantville Halloween parade this year will have this event.)






Candy bags being assembled by members.






Lions dressed up for Trunk-Treat at Grantville Fire House, Grantville.




       East Hanover Lion at the Trunk-Treat at Grantville Fire House.






Lions handing out treat bags during Trunk-Treat night at Grantville Fire House.


We will be participating in the Lions International Peace Poster contest this year. 

White Cane donations will be taken at 3 locations: Filling Station, Skyline Restaurant, and Karns Market.

September 8, 2020 - Business Meeting

Meeting was held at Grantville Fire Co. Carnival Pavillion at 6:00 PM.

Road clean up is held on weather permitting days and organized by Lion Don. 

August 11, 2020 - Business Meeting

Meeting was held at Granville Fire Co, Carnival Pavillion at 6:00 PM.

July 14, 2020 - Business Meeting

Meeting was held at Grantville Fire Co Carnival Pavillion at 6:00 PM.

June 23, 2020: Awards were presented:

Lion of the Year - Paul Kasper.

2020 lion of year


Presidents's Award - Linda Spatz

Students of the Trimester from East Hanover Elementary School in Lebanon County and Dauphin County

2020 June students of trisemester


February 1, 2020: Indoor Yard Sale. Club members searched attics and basements and donated items for two tables - proceeds to benifit club projects. We also sold food to vendors and bargain hunters.

January 28, 2020: Dinner Meeting. Nancy Erhlich presentation - Penn State senior students senior projects

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Honoring our elementary student of the month East Hanover Elementary School

Jan 2020 student of the month


Road cleanup occurs monthly as needed: Lions Eileen & Paul were part of Lion Don's crew.

December 2019: Business Meeting. "Wrap party". Wrapping clothing and toy gifts for area children in need. (purchased with proceeds from our 50's Dance)

December 7, 2019: American Music Theater Christmas Show. Our annual trek to a great show!


Old eyeglass and hearing aid collection boxes are available at the following area locations:

East Hanover (Dauphin Co.) Township building

Glenn's Auto Service

Grantville Post Office                                                                   

Shell's Lutheran Church

St. John's United Methodist Church


History of the East Hanover Lions Club


.The East Hanover Lions Club was chartered in 1951. Recently, the original charter document was found along with a listing of the charter members and their occupations.


Lion Weez, widow of charter member Jonas J. Walmer

holds the original charter.


List of charter members




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