SEI Awardees May 2019

(l-r) Kara Pasquale, Ben Keefer, Lihini Ranaweera and King Lion Mike St. Clair

7th Grade Seneca Valley Middle School Students Recognized for Service Effort and Initiative

Three SV students were recognized at our spring Service, Effort and Initiative night. SEI recognizes top honor students from Ryan Gloyer Middle School in the Seneca Valley school district.  Academic and personal achievements of selected students were highlighted by school guidance counselors Jennifer North and Tammy Limmer and assistant principal Tricia Butschle.

Each student received cool Lions swag items as recognition of their achievements, including a certificate of recognition, $50 Barnes & Noble gift card, Lions paper tablet, magnet, and the ultimate Lions jar opener!  Our club is proud to enjoy a great partnership with the school district. King Lion Mike St.Clair and Secretary Tim Roscoe presided over the ceremony.  ~ by Mike Doerfler 

Pancakes and syrupCommunity Days Pancake Breakfast

When: Saturday, July 13. Serving 8-11 AM

(7:30 for 5K and Fun Run Runners)

What: All you can eat pancakes! Plus, sausage, juice and coffee. $8 adults; $3 children uner 12 and $7 pre-sale (from any Lion member).

Where: Rt. 19 Community Park, Jaycees Shelter (across from Amphitheater, behind the Carnival Rides).


New Members are always welcome!

Visit as our guest, and learn about our programs and projects. We meet for dinner and a meeting at 6:30 PM on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at the North Park Deckhouse on Rt. 19 in Cranberry Township. New member contact: Clyde Cameron, 724-776-1935.

Your old eyeglasses can change a life

 If you have used eyeglasses you no longer need, those glasses can change another person's life.. Lions accept prescription and reading glasses, sunglasses and plastic and metal frames. Children's glasses are especially needed.  Imagine if you could help a child read. An adult succeed in his job. A senior maintain her independence. And provide a community with more opportunities to grow and thrive. Our recycled eyeglass programs do all of this and more. In the past year, we've collected 4,000 + pairs of glasses and donated these to Mission Vision, an international non-profit based here in Cranberry, in the offices of ScottChristie.Learn more about Mission Vision, 

Where are the Donation Boxes? The familiar Lions collection bins for used eyeglasses are available at Costco, Walmart, Sherwood Oaks, Plains Presbyterian Church, and the eye care offices of Pittsburgh Optical, Rt. 19; Robinhood Eye Center, Robinhood Dr., Dr. Thomas B. Staskiewicz;  Your Family Eye Doctors, Rt. 19, Dr. David Strattan; and Family Eyecare North, Seven Fields, Dr. David English. 

The Cranberry Township Area Lions Club is committed to community service and eliminating preventable blindness. Our primary goal is to support sight programs and services including vision screenings, eyeglass recycling, and to provide eye care services to those in need. We hold various fundraisers throughout the year, and we give it all to the community and people in need. That's what's special about Lions, and being a Lion.

A short list Lions community activities - 100% of the proceeds from our activities directly supports Lions' programs and projects

  • Annual Community Days Pancake Breakfast
  • Annually collect over 10,000 pair of eyeglasses for Mission Vision
  • Service/Effort/Initiative Awards to Seneca Valley Middle School Students
  • Provided benches for the new Miracle League Field
  • Miniature Golf Outing – to support Leader Dogs for the Blind
  • Support the VIP Sports Camp at Slippery Rock University for the visually impaired
  • Parties for clients of the Butler County Association for the Blind
  • Support for recent flood victims, local food banks, the Township Library, and the Cranberry Civic Choral.
  • Constructed the Skip Gross Memorial natural habitat at the North Boundary Park
  • Support for MIRA Foundation USA, providing guide dogs for young people

If you would like to serve and give something back to the community, and people in need, visit an upcoming meeting and decide for yourself. Membership is open to men and women over age 18.


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