WestPenn Township Lions Club was chartered on April 21, 1948. The first major project was the electrification of the 12 one-room schoolhouses in the township. The members followed that by clearing land and building structures to create the West Penn Community Park which they continue to use for summer meetings, chicken BBQ's and Senior Fun Day. The club sponsored Little Schuylkill Lions Club in 1958 and Mahoning Township Lions Club in 1959. The club also sponsored the West Penn Lioness Club in 1976. While those charter members are all deceased, there are two sons and a granddaughter of the original members and many of there relatives still in the club.
The club has been a leader in Lionism with a Past International Director, eight Past District Governors, one deceased PDG. The West Penn Lions are proud to have been one of the first model clubs during Campaign Sight II and one of the largest contributors in Multiple District 14.
On April 4th, 2014 our club hosted a " Lunch Relay" for local West Penn Twp. businesses to show our appreciation for their support. Business owners and their employee's were invited to a free luncheon at the West Penn Twp. Annex to see first hand what Lions do in our community and all around the world. Yearly we schedule new member social events scheduled at the West Penn Twp. Annex or at the Township Community Park! Contact Lion Wilma Wentzel at 570 386-2190 for more information!
West Penn Lions Club "SERVES" the community
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