"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:


2019 Raffle tickets are currently for sale!  Please contact any Lion to purchase.  There are 350 tickets for sale with 44 chances to win and a top prize of $400!  Tickets are $10/each. 

Drawing is open to the public on Tuesday April 9th at 6:30 at Shell's Church.




April 11, 2017: Business Meeting. Annual 50-50 Raffle drawing. Congratulations to all winners!

April 8, 2017: Township Breakfast with Easter Bunny. 13 members helped the Park & Rec. Dept. serve breakfast at this event. East Hanover Lions provided coloring and activity books for the children.

April 7, 2017: Bowling for Diabetes. 12 members bowled at Palmyra Lanes with an additional 4 "lookers". Most cooled off at Dairy Queen after! A donation of $300 will be sent to the District 14-T Bowl-A-Thon chair from the club.

March 28, 2017: 66th Charter Night. The East Hanover Lions celebrated their 66th "birthday" in style with food, music, special guests and awards.

(well,well,well . . . could that be the Traveling Bell?? . . . hmmm)

Lion of the Year - Betty Espenshade

"Devoted Lion" - Weez Walmer          President's Award - Paul Longreen

Student of the Marking Period - Lebanon county


March 19, 2017: Central PA Callers' Assn. The Lions hosted the Callers' Assn. square dance at the Township building.

Lion Nancy "lends a hand"

March 5, 2017: " The Cemetery Club". Several club members spent an afternoon at the Hershey Area Playhouse to enjoy DG John's thespian talents!

February 28, 2017: District Governor Visit. We welcomed DG John Mallonee, 1st VDG Kathy Fouse, 2nd VDG Keldeen Stambaugh and Zone chair Michael Stephens.



February 2, 2017: 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 24, 2017: Dinner Meeting. District 14-T Leader Dog Chair Lion Carol Smith was our speaker, but Future Leader Dog, "Annie" stole the show!

January 18, 2017: Adopt A Highway. Lions Eileen & Paul were part of Lion Don's crew.

December 13, 2016: Business Meeting. "Wrap party". Wrapping clothing and toy gifts for area children in need. (purchased with proceeds from our 50's Dance)

December 3, 2016: American Music Theater Christmas Show. Our annual trek to a great show!

November 22, 2016: Dinner Meeting. Celebrating our Elementary Students of the Marking Period.

October 22, 2016: Miss Hummelstown Banquet. East Hanover Lion's candidate, Miss Alexis Goddard and escort.


October 20, 2016: Grantville Halloween Parade. Another successful float entry.

float construction

all ready to roll . . .

EHLions "Miss Hummselstown" candidate - Alexis Goddard

Alexis & EH Lions Parade Committee co-chair Lion Nancy E.

October 8, 2016: 50's Dance. Many thanks to all attendees and donors who made our annual dance a great success! Our net profit of nearly $900. will again be used to purchase clothing for area children in need. We hope to see everyone at next year's Dance on October 14, 2017.

Lions ready to party

Judging our "best dressed guys & gals"

 DJ Tony Bennett & "Mrs. Bennett"                   watching the action

Congrats to our 2016 "Best Dance Couple"


August 13, 2016: 2016-17 Club Officer Training/District Reorganization. New District 14-T Governor John Mallonee spoke about his goals for the upcoming Lion year - "Going the Distance for Service". He also presented the new International President's theme - "New Mountains to Climb".

newly inducted District 14-T Cabinet

Banner exchange from Lower Paxton Lions to Hershey Lions - Home Club of DG John.

July 27 - 30, 2016: GVFC Carnival.  Lions were everywhere during the carnival. We ran the Bingo Pavilion, several games and the Basket Barn.

July 26, 2016: Dinner meeting. Our speaker was Anthea Stebbins who gave a presentation on the East Hanover (Dauphin county) Comprehensive Park Plan. Guests included Jonas J. Walmer Scholarship winners and their families.

Lion Crist with Anthea Stebbins

July 12, 2016: Business meeting. The East Hanover Lions club feted their oldest member with a cake, flowers and card shower in honor of her 90th birthday at their business meeting July 12, 2016. Lion Eloise (Weez) Walmer joined the club in December 2004 and rarely misses a meeting or club event. She is currently the chair of our Scholarship committee, handles the sending of care and concern cards, organizes the hosts of our business meetings, and regularly mans the "cash register" at our food sales.

Happy Birthday to Lion Weez Walmer - 90 years young!


June 23, 2016: Annual Picnic. Although the picnic was moved inside due to weather, food and friendship were plentiful. Guests included our non-member "helpers" and elementary student of the fourth marking period (Dauphin county) and his family.

Individual members brought baskets to be donated for the Grantville Fireman's Carnival. The basket at left is the start of our official Club basket donation - "Bird Basket".

May 24, 2016: Dinner meeting. Election of club officers for 2016 - 2017. Lion Jim Foose (New Bloomfield Lions), District 14-T Beacon Lodge Liaison, spoke to us about the camp, campers and Beacon Lodge Appreciation Day.

April 27, 2016: Dinner meeting. We enjoyed the elementary students of the third marking period and their families. Our program was provided by District 14-T Historians - Lions Rick Waltz & Stephen DeFrank (Paxtang Lions Club).

committee chairs Nancy Gamber & Molly Gumpher present the awards to the students.

Thanks to District Historians Lions Rick & Steve for our program!

April 26, 2016: Primary Election Day. Several members worked at the polls or sold food to hungry voters.

April 16, 2016: District 14-T Convention. 6 members attended the convention held this year at the Holiday Inn, Grantville. They attended seminars, delivered our clubs donation of school supplies and recyclables at the "Stuff the Bus" service project, and enjoyed the Rally Night banquet.

Lion Eileen accepts the Melvin Jones Fellowship from DG Salli Miller, with Past District Gov. Lee Eisenhard (l) and Rally Night speaker, Past International Director Doug Alexander (r)

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                                                                   

Grantville Super Market

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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