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					                                   NEWS FROM THE
                                   LION’S DEN

                                               August, 2009

                                 DISTRICT GOVERNOR’S MESSAGE
Lions, Lioness and Leos:
        As I write this I am sitting in the Minneapolis airport waiting for my fight into Harrisburg to board.
The International Convention ended today with the District Governors elects taking the oath of office from
newly elected International President Eberhard Wirfs. Minneapolis was again a great host city for the
convention just as it was in 1993. All of the people we met were very pleasant and helpful and the hotels
were very accommodating. We are all very proud of the Pennsylvania All State Band. They sounded great
and performed flawlessly.

         I am sure you know by now that there are two versions of the district 14-C newsletter. There is the
snail mail version that cannot have more than six pages so it doesn’t exceed the 44 cents stamp limit and
must be in black and white because of the cost of printing color. Then there is the email version that is in
color and has no limit on the number of pages we can provide. The email version is also the one that is
available on the District 14-C web site. With the email version you can print just one page if you care to, this
is valuable if you wish to print a registration form to one of the district, state or even a club event. Please
submit all of your clubs fund raisers and upcoming events. There is no better customer for a club event than
a lion from another club or another district. Think about it, our newsletter is distributed all over
Pennsylvania, and beyond. The reduced cost of printing and mailing the newsletter also reduces the need
for another district fund raiser or an increase in the district dues to support the newsletter.

         Please, district officers; don’t forget the reorganization meeting at 7:00PM on Wednesday August
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12 . at the Pinchot Park Lions building in Rossville. There is a complete list of who should attend inside the
newsletter.

        Yours in Lionism,

George Reisinger,
District Governor, 14-C




                                 Vice District Governor’s Message

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Fellow Lions, Lionesses, and Leos:
         There it is August already and summer is quickly passing by. During the past month I had the
opportunity to attend the Lions Appreciation Day at Beacon Lodge. If you have never gone up to this facility I
highly recommend it. This is a place where you can see how the hard work of the Lions of the District really
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pays dividends. Lion’s night with the Senators on July 24 (benefiting Hearing Research) has come and
gone. Hopefully with not rain! We all know how time flies when you are busy!

        About the time you receive this letter, I will be attending my first official State Council Meeting in
Altoona. I also want to thank all of the District Secretary’s who are forwarding me their club’s monthly
newsletters. I do read them and am very proud of all of the activities the Lions of District 14C are doing
throughout the summer months. If it is any easier, forward your club’s newsletters to me via email. My
address is: dbell@skellyloy.com.

          I am looking forward to meeting (as many as possible) incoming club Presidents, Secretaries, and
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Club members at the August 16 District Cabinet Meeting at Penn State York. Also remember to buy your
tickets to attend the York Revolution Baseball game that evening. Our District will be hosting the 2012 State
Convention which will be here before we know it and the funds generated from the game, will help us have
the ability to host an outstanding convention.

        I want to thank all of the clubs throughout District 14-C for your continued support as we work
together to serve our communities and make District 14-C the best in Pennsylvania. Remember this, while
performing our duties, Lions always have fun!

                                                                              Yours in Lionism,

                                                                     VDG Dennis (Denny) Bell

                                                             Camp Hill Lions Club




                                           Note from the Editor
            All M&A’s should be completed by the last day of the month.
            All articles for publication must be in my hands by the 15 th of the month.

Please send items of interest to dmeckle@comcast.net or US mail at the following address…..

                         Dennis Meckley
                         2701 Danielle Drive
                         Dover, PA 17315
                         717-764-3131                                Thanks – Lion Dennis




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EBERHARD J. WIRFS
INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT
2009 – 2010


        Eberhard J. Wirfs, of Kelkheim am Taunus, Hessen, Germany, was elected president of
The International Association of Lions Clubs at the association’s 92nd International Convention,
held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, July 6-10, 2009. President Wirfs, an entrepreneur and retired
CEO of his own company, is a pioneer in the marketing of frozen food specialties across Europe.
Using as his presidential theme Move to Grow, President Wirfs plans to build momentum or
movement and “grow” association membership in order to meet the increasing needs for
community service around the world.

        President Wirfs is an experienced and effective leader with particular strength in
membership development and extension and leadership training, and in combining service and
fellowship. A member of the Hofheim am Taunus Lions Club since 1985, President Wirfs has held
many offices within the association, including club president; district governor; council chairperson;
faculty group leader for the District Governors-elect Seminar, which trains incoming governors; and
international director. He served as CEO of the German Lions Foundation, Deutsches Hilfswerk. In
addition, he systematically implemented Lions Quest, a mentoring program for young people, in
Germany. He is an honorary member of the Kelkheim am Taunus Lions Club.

        In recognition of his service to the association, President Wirfs has received numerous
awards, including the Ambassador of Good Will Award, the highest honor the association bestows
upon its members. He is also a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow.

        President Wirfs and his wife, Margit, also a Melvin Jones Fellow, have two sons. Oliver and
daughter-in-law, Sandra, have one daughter, Hannah-Carlotta. Marcus is married to Pauline, who
is from France.




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                                          The recipient of the Susquehanna Lions 2009 scholarship
                                          is Sarah Dickerson, daughter of Dale Dickerson and
                                          Patricia Thompson. She as president of the National
                                          Honor Society her senior year, National Art Honor Society,
                                          Varsity Cross County Captain, Varsity Track Captain, 1st
                                          Chair Violin in the Orchestra. Sarah ranked 7th in her
                                          class of 242 with a cumulative grade point average of
                                          97.162/100. She has been on the Honor Roll all four years
                                          of high school. She was awarded the National Merit
Scholarship, Perfect Attendance, Gettysburg Invitational Cross County Medalist, White Rose Track
Invitational Medalist, Dallastown Track Invitational Medalist, York Suburban Relays Medalist. Sarah
will be attending Susquehanna University this Fall and intends to obtain her undergraduate degree
at Susquehanna and then going on to pursue her Master's and Doctoral degrees ultimately
becoming a English professor.




Doug Wakeland was sworn in as president of the Spring
Grove Lions Club by Past District Governor Fred Trump
and will serve from July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010. Pictured
left to right are past president Mark Bortner, Doug
Wakeland and PDG Fred Trump.




This is a photo taken at the International Convention. Who are these people?




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                                          IN MEMORIUM
       For those who have passed this way and served in our fellowship, may they remain
forever in our hearts.
       Harold Hartley                         Brogue Community Lions Club
       Robert Bowen                           Carlisle Lions Club
       William Ewing                                   Carlisle Lions Club
       Clyde Laughman                                  Hanover Lions Club
       Jay Markle                                      York New Salem Lions Club




                                   WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
NEW MEMBER                             LIONS/LIONESS CLUB                   SPONSOR
Joseph R. Bishop                       Camp Hill Lions Club         Melody Anne Bishop
Annie Deitch                   Plainfield Lions Club         Richard Deitch
Shirley Myers                  Plainfield Lions Club         Lee Myers
Thomas Kramer                          Seven Valleys Lions Club             William Kramer


                       LIONS APPRECIATION DAY AT BEACON LODGE
       The weather for Lions Appreciation Day was perfect this year and the chicken dinner was
very good. The Rubber Ducky Race was even better because the winner was Lion Bob
Lichtenwalner who is a member of the New Freedom Lions Club. The last place duck belonged to
Louree Bortz who is the spouse of Lion Tom Bortz of the Susquehanna Lions Club.


                                   New Eyeglass Chairperson
PDG Larry J. Bare will be serving as the Eyeglass Chairperson for the 2009-2010 Lion's year. I will
be happy to collect all your used eyeglasses at the Cabinet Meetings or at your club meetings. For
more information please call at 717-650-2966, or email at lkbljb@comcast.net.


                                 CLUBS - NEED A PROGRAM?

         Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) is initiating a updated program beginning in
2009-2010. Each Multiple District has a new coordinator and he/she has appointed a District
Coordinator for each District to serve a 4 year term. I will be available, and it is my responsibility
to visit each club at least once over the next 4 years to give updates on LCIF and to promote the
Foundation. As your club is looking for a program, please consider the LCIF program. I can
present a good program in approximately 15 minutes. For more information, please contact PDG
Gordon Sinclair, either by phone (927-6144) or by email rmsandges@att.net.

                                  REORGANIZATION MEETING
                                    Wednesday August 12th. 7:00PM
                                                   5
                                  Pinchot Park Lions Building, Rossville
PLEASE ATTEND: Everyone listed in the mini directory plus, PDG John Parker, PDG Glenn Shellenberger and
Lion Dennis Meckley.
WHO MAY ATTEND: Anyone who wants to.


                                   CABINET MEETING
                                SUNDAY AUGUST 16, 2009 -
                          PENN STATE YORK, 1031 EDGECOMB AVE.
The meeting will be held in the conference center (building #2) please park in lots A or B.




1:00-1:30 Registration
1:30- Call to Order/Establish Protocol/Preliminary Remarks
Installation of Officers - PCC Terry Musselman
Business Session/Chairpersons Reports…Oral reports will be limited to three minutes.
                          Written reports may be submitted without prior notice.
Seminars:
         Leadership - PDG Cecil Mundorff
         Secretaries - PDG John Parker
         Guests Program –Hosted by Lioness Wanda Reisinger.
         Presented by Beacon Lodge Liaison PDG Larry Bare.
Awards – IPDG Gus Fridenvalds




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                       LIONS and BASEBALL
            SUNDAY, AUGUST 16TH AT 5:00 PM
       Hello from the 2012 Pennsylvania State Convention Committee. We have
partnered with the York Revolution to raise money for the 2012 State Convention
that our District is hosting. We need your help and thought this would be a great
way to have some fun and also make some money for our Convention. We’re
hosting a group outing on Sunday August 16th at 5:00 PM at a Revolution game. Sign
up on line and you can pick your own seats. Please share this information with other
Lions and friends and family. We are expecting 250 plus Lions all seated together to
cheer the Revolution to a win against the Long Island Ducks led by Hall of Fame
manager Gary Carter.




                           Buying Tickets is Simple
1. Go to www.YorkRevolution.com and click the “Fundraising”code access
2. Enter code Lionsclub09
3. Click “BUY”
4. Select your seats and complete your order
5. Rev it up!
       Any questions, please call Larry Shaull PDG at 891-6689 or Larry Bare PDG at 650-2966




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                             MECHANICSBURG LIONS CLUB
                                   District 14-C
               The Lions Club of Mechanicsburg will be celebrating their
                                   60th Anniversary
          At The Mechanicsburg Club, 333Heinz Street, Mechanicsburg, PA

                                          October 6, 2009

                  Social Hour 6:00 P.M. / Dinner Served- 6:30 P.M.
              Every attendee will receive a special 60th anniversary pin

                                 Guest Speaker: Chuck Rhodes
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                                          Cut here and return

                                MENU - $20.00 per person

                                    SURF and TURF
                                  MASHED POTATOES
                            PEAS, SALAD, ROLLS and BUTTER
                                  PEANUT BUTTER PIE
                                    COFFEE or TEA

               RESERVATION DEADLINE-SEPTEMBER 30, 2009
             CHECKS PAYABLE TO MECHANICSBURG LIONS CLUB

         NUMBER OF RESERVATIONS______@$20.00 (TOTAL)___

  Mail to: Raymond Rosnick, 107 S. Walnut Street, Mechanicsburg,PA
                               17055




                                                         George W. Reisinger (Wanda)
                              2009-2010 MINI DIRECTORYStreet, Mount Wolf, Pa. 17347
                                                225 Riviera
                                                         Telephone: 266-1923 Email: buddyrot@comcast.net
DISTRICT GOVERNOR                                        Susquehanna Lions Club

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FIRST VICE DISTRICT GOVERNOR                             J. Perry Albert (Louise)
Dennis Bell (Sandi)                                      751 Lewisberry Rd. Lewisberry, Pa. 17339
3903 Chippenham Road, Mechanicsburg, PA.17055            Telephone: 938-6530 Cell: 649-9383
Telephone: 732-4075 Email: DBell@SKellyloy.com           Email: palbert3@comcast.net
Camp Hill Lions Club                                     Fairview Twp. Lions Club
CABINET RECORDING SECRETARY                              ZONE CHAIR                            ZONE 3-A
Tim Heilman(Barbara)                                     Noah Krout
21 Covington Drive, Manchester, PA. 17345                406 Little Creek Road, Spring Grove, PA. 17362
Telephone: 266-5928 Email: BLHeilman@AOL.com             Telephone: 225-4892 Email: kroutdeere@comcast.net
Susquehanna Lions Club                                   Jefferson Community Lions Club
CABINET TREASURER
Dean R. Smeltzer, PDG (Kathryn)                          ZONE CHAIR                          ZONE 3-B
32 Schoolhouse Lane, Windsor, Pa. 17366                  Shirley Starner (Clair)
Telephone: 246-9410 Email: roycedsmeltzer@verizon.net    2953 Elkridge Lane, York, Pa. 17404
Dallastown Lions Club                                    Telephone: 764-6669 Email: sas2953@comcast.net
                                                         Weigelstown Lions Club
IMMEDIATE PAST DISTRICT GOVERNOR
Gus Fridenvalds (Gail)                                   ZONE CHAIR                           ZONE 4-A
25 Goodyear Road, Gardners, Pa. 17324                    James Boswell (Marian)
Telephone: 528-4050 Email: sintars@embarqmail.com        728 Chestnut Street, York, PA. 17403
York Springs Lions Club                                  Telephone: 843-2051 Email: jboswelldtm@cplx.net
                                                         York Downtown Lions Club
ZONE CHAIR                  ZONE 1-A
Edwin Gillman
                                                         ZONE CHAIR                         ZONE 4-B
33 Valley View Drive, Hanover, Pa. 17331
                                                         Lois Mundorff (PDG Cecil)
Telephone: 632-1662 Email: gillmaned@superpa.net
                                                         2085 Delta Road, Felton, PA. 17322
West Manheim Lions Club
                                                         Telephone: 927-6662 Email: mundtax@mtwirefree.net
ZONE CHAIR                        ZONE 1-B               Mason-Dixon Lions Club
Dennis Cronin (Suzanne)
P.O. Box 428, 145R Conewago St.,                         ZONE CHAIR                         ZONE 4-C
Arendtsville, Pa. 17303                                  Kerry McKnight (Deborah)
Telephone:717-677-7010 Email:dgc917@earthlink.net        6 Mulberry Lane, New Freedom, Pa. 17349
Arendtsville Lions Club                                  Telephone: 235-2790 Email: KLM52@aol.com
                                                         New Freedom Lions Club
ZONE CHAIR                          ZONE 2-A
Lamar L. (Peck) Freeland (Jill)                          NEWSLETTER CHAIR
213 Avon Drive, Carlisle, Pa. 17013                      Dennis Meckley
Telephone: 249-2560 Cell: 385-2120                       2701 Danielle Dr.
Email: freeland@pa.net                                   Dover, PA. 17315-4654
Plainfield Lions Club                                    Telephone: 764-3131 Email: dmeckle@comcast.net
ZONE CHAIR                              ZONE 2-B         Weigelstown Lions Club
R. Brian Radcliffe (Susan)
230 S. Baltimore Street, Dillsburg, Pa. 17019-1009       POINTS CONTEST CHAIR
Telephone: 432-2448 Email: brian.radcliffe@verizon.net   Rosie M. Sinclair (Gordon)
Dillsburg Lions Club                                     11563 Gum Tree Road, Brogue, PA. 17309
                                                         Telephone: 927-6144
                                                         Email: rmsnadges@att.net
                                                         Mason Dixon Lions Club


ZONE CHAIR                          ZONE 2-C




                                                         ACHIEVMENT                                 POINTS
                                    DISTRICT 14-C POINTS CONTEST
                                               LIONS AND LIONESS
                                                          MEMBERSHIP
                                        JULY 1, 2009 – JUNE 30, 2010
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Each new member                  1000            DISTRICT CHAIR PRESENTATION
Each member “plus” at year end   1000            Chairperson’s name and date
                                                 Of meeting                  400
INTERCLUB VISITATIONS
Two or more, each                 100            DISTRICT CABINET MEETING
                                                 President/Secretary, each         200
JOINT CLUB MEETINGS                              Each additional Lion/Lioness      100
Each member all clubs             10
                                                 OTHER DISTRICT, STATE or LCI
ZONE MEETING                                     FUNCTIONS
President/Secretary, each        300             Each member attending             100
Other Lions/Lioness               50
                                                 BEACON LODGE
ZONE SOCIAL                                      (NOT TO ENCLUDE DG PROJECT)
Each lion/lioness attending       50             Sponsor camper, each              300
                                                 500 Club, 100% Club               200
YOUTH SERVICE
Scholarships to students         200             FELLOWSHIPS
Peace Poster, each student        50             Melvin Jones                      500
Lions Quest, each teacher        100             PA Lions Foundation               200
                                                 PA Counselors Award               200
YOUTH RECOGNITION
Student, Boy/Girl Scout, etc.    100             LCI, STATE OR DISTRICT CONVENTION
                                                 President, 1st. VP, Secretary, each 300
PUBLICITY                                        Registered Lion, Lioness, Guest     100
Newspaper articles, etc., each   100
                                                 GOVERNOR’S PROJECT
PRIDE BOOSTER                                    $12/member or more                300
100% club                        200             Less than $12/member              100

SERVICE PROJECTS                                 EYEGLASSES/HEARING AIDS
(NON-MONETARY)                                   Each pair glasses                   1
10 to 50 hours, monthly          100             Each hearing aid                  100
51 hours and above, monthly      200             Each cell phone                    50
                                                 Each inkjet cartridge              50

SPONSOR A NEW CLUB                               MONETARY DONATIONS
Lions or LEO                     5000            $50 to $499/month                 100
                                                 $500 or more/month                200




ACHIEVMENT                         POINTS



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                                    2009 – 2010 POINTS CONTEST GUIDELINES

                   The following provides some guidelines for understanding the application of points for
                                                      certain items.



MEMBERSHIP
   New members only no transfers or reinstatements.

INTERCLUB VISITATIONS
    Any Lion or Lioness visiting another club.
    Must be two or more.
    Does not apply to joint club meetings.

JOINT CLUB MEETINGS
    When a full clubs membership meets as a group with another club(s) in a joint meeting.

ZONE MEETINGS
    No substitutions for President or Secretary.

YOUTH RECOGNITION
   Points will be awarded for youth or youth group. 100 points will be awarded for a single scout or a whole
     troop.

PUBLICITY
    Must report publication and date article/photo appeared.

PRIDE BOOSTER
    See Pride magazine for amount. Active members.

SERVICE PROJECTS
    No monetary donations or fundraisers. Hands on only.

DISTRICT CABINET MEETING
    No substitutions for President or Secretary.

MONETARY DONATIONS
   Leader Dog, Beacon Lodge, Fire Depts., Eye exams/glasses etc.

DEADLINE
    The deadline for your M&A to be included in the contest is the 5 th of the following month.



                                              CATEGORIES
                                Membership count will be from June 2009 M&A.

                 LIONS                                                        LIONESS

                 1 to 20                                                      1 to 25
                 21 to 30                                                     26 or more
                 31 to 40
                 41 to 50
                 51 to 60
                 61 or more




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     CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING PENNSYLVANIA LIONS

     At the LITPC breakfast in Minneapolis Lions International President Al
Brandel of New York presented to PDG Larry Shaull the "Friends of Humanity"
award and the "Presidential" award.

     He also presented the LCIF "Helping Hands" award to PDG Larry Shaull, PDG
Amos Shatzer and Lion Merrill Johnston.
More about this later.

      Ten Reasons to Attend the 33rd Annual USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum
                           Memphis, September 24-26, 2009
#10. Music History
Elvis Presley, Justin Timberlake, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Isaac Hayes, Al Green, and Aretha Franklin call (or have
called) Memphis home.

#9 Amenities
Want to play on a championship golf course? How about a day at a luxurious spa? Or would you rather immerse yourself
in a great art museum?

#8. Convenient Travel
NWA offers non-stop flights into Memphis from places like New York City, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Las Vegas. And
because we are so centrally located, we are within a day’s drive of most of the central/southeastern portion of the United
States.

#7. State-of-the-Art Convention Facilities
The Memphis Cook Convention Center provides column-free halls, comfortable seating areas, spacious exhibit areas, and
well-equipped meeting rooms.

#6. Warm Hospitality
There is no city like Memphis when it comes to Southern hospitality. Expect to be called “Honey” and “Darling” by
everyone you meet, y’all!

#5. World Famous Cuisine
We are known around the world for our barbeque, but Memphis also offers unique fine dining options and a diverse range
of cultural cuisine.

#4. Creative Settings for Your Private Get-Together
How about breakfast with swimming polar bears? Or a cocktail party with Elvis’s motorcycle? Or a picnic on the shores of
the Mississippi River?

#3. One of a Kind Attractions
Where else will you find Graceland, the National Civil Rights Museum, and Beale Street—the second most popular
entertainment district in the US?

#2. Luxurious Hotels
Our hotels range from the historic Peabody Hotel to new properties bearing the brands of Hilton, Marriott, Doubletree,
and Holiday Inn.

#1. Memphis Sizzle
Expect the unexpected: pandas, a pyramid on Main Street, ducks swimming in a lobby fountain, and rooftop sunset
parties.

If you are interested in attending the USA/Canada forum in Memphis please
contact PDG Larry Bare at 650-2966.
               DISTRICT GOVERNOR’S SCHEDULE FOR AUGUST& SEPTEMBER

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          AUGUST 3 CAMP HILL LIONS
          AUGUST 7-9 COUNCIL MEETING
          AUGUST 11 STEWARTSTOWN LIONESS
          AUGUST 12 REORGANIZATION MEETING
          AUGUST 16 CABINET MEETING
          AUGUST 24 SHIPPENSBURG LIONS
          AUGUST 27 PENN TOWNSHIP LIONS
          SEPTEMBER 2 PLAINFIELD LIONS
          SEPTEMBER 3 EAST PROSPECT LIONS
          SEPTEMBER 9 NEW CUMBERLAND LIONS
          SEPTEMBER 10 EAST PENNSBORO LIONS
          SEPTEMBER 14 WEST SHORE LIONS
          SEPTEMBER 15 FAIRFIELD LIONS
          SEPTEMBER 21 SPRINGETTSBURY LIONS
          SEPTEMBER 22 CASHTOWN LIONS
          SEPTEMBER 23-26 USA/CANADA FORUM




DG GEORGE REISINGER
DISTRICT GOVERNOR 14-C
225 RIVIERA STREET
MOUNT WOLF, PA. 17347




LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL




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