Mechanicsburg Lions Club

 Home Club of PDG Fred Lamason 

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  "Not above you, not beneath you, but with you!"


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It's time for our first Major Fundraising Event of the new Lions year! Candy Order!
20% of all candy orders are donated to the Lions Club!
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All items will be shipped directly to you or anyone you designate anywhere in the U.S.
Lion CeCe receives 5 year certificate.
Dr. Mark Leidy, Mechanicsburg Superintendent of schools was our clubs guest speaker recently.  Dr. Leidy’s presentation was very informative and gave our members some excellent service opportunities.

Members of the Mechanicsburg Lions Club participated in the JDRF “One Walk” on Sunday, November 4.  The walk started on City Island, continued on Front street and returned to the island for the finish.  Our Clubs Team, as well as a Lions District team, participated in the walk to help end Type 1 diabetes (T1D).  The event was a fun and inspirational time!

Thanks to Lion Erica Meloy for taking the lead and organizing our clubs first participation in this important event.  Club members who walked the “One Walk” were: Lions Erica Meloy, Cathy and Chris Stank, and Susan Holder.  Several club members raised money to support the event.  Those funds raised, added to the the Mechanicsburg Lions Clubs budgeted Diabetes support, equated to a donation of $600.

With Type 1 Diabetes, there are no days off and there is no cure. But there is hope!  The Mechanicsburg Lions are proud to support the cause!

Congrats & thanks to the Nine members of the Mechanicsburg Lions Club who participated in the Mechanicsburg Wildcat Foundation Community Day on Saturday, Nov 3.   The club members gave away free glasses/sunglasses cases, promoted “Lionism “ to the Community Day attendees, and provided FREE vision screenings.   64 vision screenings were performed, with 7 individuals being referred for vision care by an eye doctor.  Participating for the club were Lions: Jim and Sue Miller, Bill and Shirley Dixon, Donna Bernardi, Susan Holder, Leroy Weaver, John Behel, and Chris Stank.   A special visit by “Foss the Lion” was also part of this important service project.
Nine members of the Mechanicsburg Lions Club participated in the Mechanicsburg Wildcat Foundation Community Day on Saturday, Nov 3.   The club members gave away free glasses/sunglasses cases, promoted “Lionism “ to the Community Day attendees, and provided FREE vision screenings.   40 vision screenings were performed, with 4 individuals being referred for vision care by an eye doctor.  Participating for the club were Lions: Jim and Sue Miller, Bill and Shirley Dixon, Donna Bernardi, Susan Holder, Leroy Weaver, John Behel, and Chris Stank.   A special visit by “Foss the Lion” was also part of this important service project.
We had 16 Lions show up today to help with the Streets of Treats/White Cane Day!  Thanks to Lion Bob Buhrig for setting up the canopy, tables & chairs for us!  Thanks also to Lion John Behel for Chairing this event & Lion Susan Holder for collecting all of the candy & delivering it this morning. Thanks for helping Lions: John Behel, Ron Cashman, Susan Holder, Jim Miller, Sue Miller, Tim McCaulley, Lana McCaulley, Leroy Weaver, Dona Bernardi, Ted Cramer, Carol Geesey, John Geesey, Bob Buhrig, Mike Fenicle, Linda Fenicle, & Cece Viti. We had hundreds of kids show up in their Halloween best and were excited to choose from a wide variety of candy that was purchased by many members of our club. Since it was also White Cane Day, many parents donated to our cause.
The Mechanicsburg Lions Club provided FREE vision screening on Friday, October 19th, at the Simpson Public Library PreSchool activity day in Mechanicsburg. 
Six Lions completed 64 screenings.  10 of those screened were under age six. 
Seven of the 20 screening subjects were referred for follow up eye care.  Participating Lions included Jim and Sue Miller, Terry Hartzell, Bill and Shirley Dixon, and Chris Stank.
Members of the Mechanicsburg Lions Club recently volunteered time to assist “PINK HANDS OF HOPE” 5th annual fashion show. 
The event is a celebration for those in the fight and for those who have beaten breast cancer. 
Lions Donna Bernardi, Cathy Stank and Cece Viti volunteered on behalf of the Lions Club. Thanks for your Service Lions!
Thanks to Lions Cece Viti & Chris Stank for joining me today at Boscov's for our fundraising event. Also pictured are Melanie Pepperman who brought Seeing Eye Puppy in Training, Legend to help out. Legend is 11 months old and will begin his next phase of intensive training in February. We had a good day today, interacting with lots of people and collecting lots of donations. Lion Chris will tell us the exact totals later. Thanks to all of the Lions who helped with this event - I know that Lions Diane Hartzell & Wayne DeFonzo helped out yesterday-There may be a couple more - Lion Chris will let us know about that too! The 25% shopping spree Main Event is on Tuesday. We will have Lions there all morning.
Lion Tawnya Kling organized our participation in Mechanicsburg’s Halloween Parade! Foss the Lion was there along with Lions Tawnya Kling, Cece Viti, Diane Hartzell & Terry Hartzell.
Nice work Lions! Mechanicsburg Halloween parade was a blast. Thanks to Lion Bob Dipple's daughter, Becky Dipple and Lion Tawnya's great friends and neighbors Pat Ruth, Stephanie Ruth, and their kids Adam and McKensie.
Pat got us the golf cart to carry Foss the Lion.
Members of the Mechanicsburg Lions Club recently volunteered time to assist “PINK HANDS OF HOPE” 5th annual fashion show. 
The event is a celebration for those in the fight and for those who have beaten breast cancer.  Lions Donna, Cathy and Cece volunteered on behalf of the Lions Club.
The Mechanicsburg Lions Club made a donation to the New Cumberland River Rescue to help them cover expenses from deployment to recent hurricane Florence hit areas.
Lion Leroy Weaver led this donation project and is pictured presenting the donation.
Lions Donna and Cathy volunteered their artistic talents to help Pink Hands of Hope prepare for their annual fashion show and fund raising event. 
The program is to raise money to support women fighting cancer.   Lions Donna and Cathy’s pink pumpkins will be used to decorate the event.

Two Mechanicsburg Lion’s volunteers assisted “Pink Hands of Hope” on Saturday, Sept 15.  

The work helped this charity to prepare for clothing sales to raise money to support women who are fighting cancer.  Lions Chris and Cathy were the volunteers.

Seven Mechanicsburg Lions volunteered time to assist in the Mechanicsburg Community Days event on Saturday, Aug 11.  

Participating were Lions Jim and Sue Miller, CeCe Viti, Karl Heimbech, John and Carol Gessey, and Chris Stank.  The club received mention and note of appreciation in the opening ceremony.


Jubilee Day 2018


Congratulations to Lion Linda Fenicle for being elected & installed as our new Club President. Immediate Past President Jim Miller passes the gavel to signify the transfer of office.  We are all looking forward to another great Lions Year!

Congrats to Lion Leroy Weaver for receiving the coveted Melvin Jones Fellowship last night! He has served as our King Lion, received perfect attendance awards for many years & is unselfishly donated his time at all of our functions. He certainly earned it!

The Award was presented by PCC Terry Hartzell and the pin was placed by Lion Lana McCaulley, the daughter of the late Lion Foss Cramer who was Lion Leroy's sponsor.

Congratulations to our newest Lions who were Inducted tonight: Lions Carol & John Geesey and Lions Shirley & Bill Dixon.  Thanks to all who were able to attend. Our next meeting will be on July 17th. Watch for the July newsletter for more details!


Today, Lions Chris Stank (Treasurer) and Ted Cramer (Secretary) delivered monetary donations from the Mechanicsburg Lions Club to the following community service organizations:
New Hope Ministries, Meals on Wheels, and the Joseph T. Simpson Public Library. 
All of the funding for these donations came from Club fund raising activity.  WE SERVE!​


Nine Mechanicsburg Lions Club members participated in the Mechanicsburg School District's Literacy Under the Stars event.  The Lions offered FREE vision screenings to children attending the program.  "Foss" the Lion had some fun assisting The Lions Club members at this fun community SERVICE event!  Lions who worked the Vision Screening  were:  Jim and Sue Miller, Cathy and Chris Stank, Terry and Dianne Hartzell, Bill and Shirley Dixon, and Leroy Weaver.


Past District Governor Fred Lamason performs the installation ceremony for our newest Lion, Dona Bernardi. Lion Cathy Stank looks on as Lion Dona's sponsor. Congrats!








Thanks to all who made our annual Open House a success last night. Past District Governor John Griffie, Lion Kevin Turnbaugh & King Lion Jim Miller thank Leader... Dog Harpo for attending & helping with the presentation. Seated at the table earlier in the evening, listening to Lion Kevin's presentation are Lions Chris Stank, Jim Miller, PDG John Griffie & Lion Lori Turnbaugh

Eight members of the Mechanicsburg Lions Club joined other community volunteers at the Ironstone Ridge Nature Center to assist in preparing 7000 seedlings to be distributed to elementary school students in honor of Earth day and Arbor Day.   A little rain did not dampen the spirits of the volunteers!​

The Mechanicsburg Lions Club Vision Screening Team recently participated in the Mechanicsburg Kindergarten Academy's 3 day registration program.  The Lions screened a total of 208 children who were registering for next year's kindergarten class.  20 children were referred to eye doctors for follow up care.   In addition, the Lions screened 40 brothers and sisters.  8 of those scanned needed medical follow up.  Thanks to the following Lions for working this valuable community service:  Lions Jim Miller, Sue Miller, Susan Holder, CeCe Viti, Leroy Weaver, Cathy Stank and Chris Stank.


The Mechanicsburg Lions Club's "Give from the Heart" program was run at Upper Allen Elementary School for the 3rd year.   The 6 fifth grade classes were each given $100 to donate to a charity of their choice.  They teamed up and put together presentations that were then voted on by the class.  This year's recipients were: The Humane Society, the Cancer Research Institute, Dicks sporting Good Foundation, Pa. Wounded Warriors, World Wildlife Fund, and the American Cancer Society.  The student groups got the opportunity to hand the check to a representative of the group they chose at a special "Town Hall" meeting at the school on Feb 28.  Members of the club who participated in the town hall were:  Lions Lana, Wayne, Cathy, Susan,John, and Chris.



Chang Wang, a student at Mechanicsburg Middle School, is recorgnized for her winning entry in Lions International's Peace Poster Contest.

Her entry was chosen #1, competing against entries from a 3 county area! She recieve​d

her award from District Peace Poster Chair Lion Patti Hullmann and a special award from State Council Chair Larry Edwards for receiving an "Honorable Mention" at the state level.

Our membership was proud to sponsor Chang!

King Lion Jim Miller, Art teacher Sharon Pastucka, Chang Wang, Scott Meldrum & Chang's mother, Lion Charlie Rixey, Peace Poster Chairman.








Mechanicsburg police officer Shutt and his partner "Marc" visited the Clubs meeting. 

Officer Shutt gave a demonstration on Marc's talent to detect drugs and gave an informative presentation on the canine program.​



Mechanicsburg Lions Holiday Party 2017

Lion Tawnya Kling

"The 12 Pains of Christmas"!

The Mechanicsburg Lions got to play Santa on Tuesday Dec. 12th! The faculty & staff of the Cumberland Valley School District collected gifts for their Angel Tree project & the Lions delivered over 200 gifts to 5 schools. Thanks to the CV folks for donating the gifts & thanks to the following Lions for making the deliveries: Lions Wayne DeFonzo, Ron Cashman, Chris Stank, Cathy Stank, Jim Miller, Ron Cashman, Lana McCaulley, Tim McCaulley, Terry Hartzell & Ted Cramer.

Mechanicsburg Community Day at Mech. Middle School on November 4th​

Lion John Behel, Lion Chris Stank & Lion Sue Miller

King Lion Jim Miller, Lion Diane Hartzell, Lion Sue Miller, Lion Chris Stank, Lion Leroy Weaver. Seated is Lion Terry Hartzell

District Governor Dennis Cope on Oct. 17th​

Our Mechanicsburg Club during Installation Night 
June 20, 2017

Installation of New Members:

  From left , Lion Secretary Ted who sponsored new Lions:  Ron Cashman, Tawnya Kling, Bob Dipple, and PDG Fred Lamason presenting.
**Bob Buhrig,  not present,  Sponsored by Lion Lana McCaulley**

Passing of the gavel 2017-2018

PDG Fred Lamason on left, center incoming President Jim Miller with gavel and on the right outgoing President Chris Stank 

For more photos of our 2017-2018 Installation night and awards, click here:  go to "Installation Nights" .


September 5th Meeting 

Guest Speaker Tim Whelan  Executive Director of the Cumberland County Housing & Redevelopment Authority






Jim Miller Congratulating Guest Speaker Tim Whelan



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August Meeting 8-22-2017
Our August 22nd meeting will be held at Brother’s Family Restaurant located at 705 Gettysburg Pike, Mechanicsburg 17055. Everyone can order from the menu & we will haveour own private room. This is a BYOB Event! 


A few photos from Friday's District 14C night at the Harrisburg Senators game.  



Mechanicsburg Community Day



Mechanicsburg Lions Helping at Community Day


Lion President Jim Milller and Lion Ron Cashman


Eary bird Lion Chris Stank watched ABC morning news and saw our Pledge of Allegiance from a recent meeting. A lot of shiny heads are in the video too. Please click here to review it. 


4 members of the Mechanicsburg Lions Club participated in the Silver Spring Twp Police Department's National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug 1.   Our club had an information distribution table, we executed a raffle give away for the Silver Springs Police away 25 "stuff your own" police dogs and fire fighter dogs., and we gave out FREE glasses cases.  Thanks to Tawnya Kling for leading the club's participation.  Also participating for our club were  Lions Ted Cramer, CeCe Viti and Chris Stank.  It was a great event with many families visiting the park.




The Mechanicsburg Lions club had 7 members help at the annual TRI4KIDS event held at the Soldiers and Sailors field in Mechanicsburg.   The event was for kids ages 5 to 12.  They did swimming, bicycling and swimming.  Our members were at guiding posts for various activities.
Participating from our club were: Lions Tim, CeCe, Bob Smith, Lion Steve and his wife Danielle, Cathy and Chris.



We had 8 club members attend the first "Zone Picnic".   Held at Pinchot park, the Mechanicsburg Lions joined members of other Lions Club from our zone.   This was the first such event and we plan to continue in future years.
  A very nice social event that was open to Lions and their families.



Summer Steak Meeting at the McCaulley's

PDG Fred Lamason installs new member Bob Buhrig (center) with Sponsor Lion Lana McCaulley on right. 

King Lion Jim presenting PDG Fred Lamason a certificate for his many years of service to our club.  PDG Fred is relocating to Florida soon. 


Lion Treasurer Chis Stank hard at work taking King Lion Jim's dinner money!

Lion Tim  instructing cook Lion Bob Smith on the finer points of grilling steaks.

           Lady Lions kabutzing around the table!

Lion Sue Miller, Lion Lana McCaulley (in back) Lion Cathy Stank and  Lion Susan Holder. 



Lions Mike Fenicle, Charley Rixey and John Behel getting things together!


 5 year Monarch Awards for Lion Tom Kerstetter (Nov 2015) and past king Lion John Behel





Lions Bingo, Jubilee Day June  15,2017

A Big thank you to all of our faithful patrons, and to all the Lions who were able to help with the set-up, running, and tearing down at the end and especially to Myers-Buhrig Funeral Home for use of their facilities once again this year! 


Mechanicsburg Lions Club Mascot, 

Lion Foss greeting bingo players with

Lion Mike and Lion Tim !

Lion Ray and wife Ginny selling water 


Our Mascot, Lion Foss greeting bingo players!

Lion Mike and Lion Tim and with Lion Foss ( our mascot ) bringing people in to play bingo.



ATTENTION: Our club e-mail address is:


Lion Keith Hoffman created the Facebook site and Lion Ted added some information regarding the Club's mission, address, etc. Lion Ted will be the only one able to edit the page. This is being done to promote our club's activities and attract new members.  This is a work in process - we will make additions to the site as time permits.  To access the site, just click on the link below.  Be sure to "Like" it, then send invitations to your friends to "Like" it too. Happy browsing!

Lion Ted

Facebook Link below - Enjoy and please share!


Mechanicsburg Lions Club was Chartered in 1949 and since then we have been giving continuous service to our local community and to Lions International.

Our Slogan
     "One club, one family, one goal.....service!"
     "We Serve." Lions are part of a global service network, doing whatever is necessary to help our local communities.

Our Toast:

        "Not above you, not beneath you, but with you!"

Our Mission:

        "To create and foster a spirit of understanding among all people for humanitarian needs by providing voluntary services through community involvement and international cooperation."

How to find out more and about becoming  a Member:

Are you civic minded? Are you interested in helping your community?  Are you interested in more information?  Membership in a Lions club is by invitation. May we invite you to contact us?


Please contact our membership chairperson our Secretary,  Lion Ted Cramer at for more information.  Or, attend a scheduled meeting. We will be happy to have you.

To our members:

If you are still receiving our newsletter by snail mail and you have an e-mail address, please send Lion Ted youremail address and save the club the money for postage.



We collect eyeglasses and hearing aids to be recycled for those in need.

Where can I take my glasses and hearing aids  to be recycled?


Name Address Receiving Lion
Armesto Eye Associates 2015 Technology Pkwy, Suite 103, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 Linda Fenicle
Babineau Optitions  5295 E. Trindle Road, Mechanicsburg 17050 Leroy Weaver
Bethany Village  (The Towers) 325 Wesley Drive,  Mechanicsburg 17055 John Behel
Boshinski EYE Clinic 5275 East Trindle Road Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 Leroy Weaver
Dailey Harvey Eye Associates 1857 Center Street, Camp Hill 17011 Ray Rosnick
Family Eye Care 5012 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg PA 17050 Ray Rosnick
First United Methodist Church 135 W Simpson St, Mechanicsburg 17055 John Behel
Hartzell Rupp Ophthalmology 3 Baden Powell Lane Suite 4 Mechanicsburg 17050 Erica Meloy
Hoover Rehabilitation Services 1970 Technology Parkway, Mechanicsburg 17050 Linda Fenicle
Kilmore Eye Care 890 Century Drive Mechanicsburg 17055 Leroy Weaver
Mechanicsburg Club Lounge 333 Heinz Street, Mechanicsburg 17055  Duke Brenneman
Mechanicsburg Eye Associates 100 N Walnut St, Mechanicsburg 17055 Duke Brenneman
Mechanicsburg Middle School 1750 S Market St, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 ???
Mechanicsburg Senior Center 97 West Portland Street, Mechanicsburg 17055 Duke Brenneman
Mechanicsburg Simpson Library 16 N Walnut Street, Mechanicsburg 17055 Duke Brenneman
Mission Central 5 Pleasant View Dr, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 Ray Rosnick
New Kingstown Post Office 31 E Main St.  New Kingstown, PA 17072 Duke Brenneman
Traditions of America Silver Spring Club House 15 Presidents Drive, Mechanicsburg 17050 Ted Cramer
Upper Allen Elementary School 1790 S Market St, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 ???
WalMart 6520 Carlisle Pike Ste 550, Mechanicsburg, 17050 Erica Meloy

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