Rostraver’s Bracket Challenge

Think you know your college basketball?  Want to put that knowledge to the test and help support a fellow Lions Club?  All you need is $5 and a little bit of luck.  The Rostraver Twp. Lions Club is hosting a March Madness challenge, to run in conjunction with the 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament! read more…

Leos present Dinner in the Dark

The Penn-Trafford Leos and the Link-N-Leos will present Dinner in the Dark, a unique and humbling event where participants experience a meal from the perspective of a person with visual disabilities.  The event will be held on Sunday, March 26 at 5:00pm at the Westmoreland County Blind Association, 911 South Main Street, Greenburg, PA.  Tickets are $20 per person, and proceeds benefit the Blind Association.  RSVP by March 12 to P-T Leos Advisor Lion Casey Kilroy, 6674 Woodwell Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15217, or call Lion Casey at 412-445-1340.  Click here to print out the reservation form.

Club Support Session – Feb. 2017

The next Club Support Session will be Mon. Feb. 20 at the Westmoreland County Blind Association.   The meeting starts at 6:30pm with the Extra Focus Activity, followed by the main session at 7:00 pm.    All members welcome. This is an interactive informational meeting that is provided to you, and by you, the members of District 14-E. Find out what is going on within our District and more. Share you successes and failures, upcoming events; reach out for help, etc. Sometimes seeing the bigger picture lets you see the help that is there for you. Invite your members, hope to see you there!

Find these in the newsletter:

Find complete information in the Newsletter:

  • Fliers and forms for various club events
  • Info. and forms for International Convention, State Convention, District Rally
  • Monthly Membership & Activities Report (prev. month)
  • Veterans Affairs information
  • Project photos, and more!

Mt. Pleasant Lions collecting new child pajamas

Lions Working Together as One:  The Mount Pleasant Area Lions Club will be conducting its annual collection of new children’s pajamas now through February 2017.    Wanted are footed pajamas in newborn through size 10.  These will be distributed through the WIC program.  For drop-off or information, email dtinkey@zoominternet.net.

 

Winter/Spring Lions Events

Saturday, March 11:
Bushy Run Lions Pancake Breakfast, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM.  Pancakes rule the day at the Harrison Room as the Lions dish up your breakfast!  $6.00 per person, children under age 6 free.  1010 Mill Street, Harrison City, PA 15636.

Saturday, March 18:
Level Green Lions Pancake Breakfast, 7:00 AM – Noon.  Drop by the Level Green Lions Community Building for a St. Patrick’s Day weekend breakfast of traditional and specialty pancakes and sausage.  $3-$6, tickets at the door.  123 Murrysville Road, Level Green, PA 15085.

Saturday, March 18:
West Newton Lions Dinner Dance, 6:00-11:00 PM.  Celebrate St. Pat’s at the West Newton Gym at a festive dinner dance featuring a buffet dinner, basket auction and other games.  $17, anyone under age 18 must be accompanied by parent.  Call King Lion Mary Popovich at 724-972-3779 to reserve and get tickets.   113 5th Street, West Newton, PA 15089.

Peace Poster 2017: Future of Peace

It’s the 30th anniversary of LCI’s Peace Poster Contest! Clubs can invite young artists in your communities to submit a poster design that expresses the theme “The Future of Peace.” The contest is a great way to connect with your community and encourage youth to express their vision of peace.

Children aged 11–13 are eligible to participate. Peace Poster kits are required for club participation and are available at the Lions Club International website at http://members.lionsclubs.org/EN/serve/contests/peace-poster-contest/index.php.

Don’t forget the DISTRICT RALLY!

The District 14-E Convention and Spring Rally is scheduled for Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Ramada Inn in Greensburg. Registration for Voting and Lions Centennial-themed morning seminars ($5 inclusive) begins at 8:00 AM, with program beginning at 9:00. Luncheon and Cabinet meeting follows ($15.00). Hospitality presented by Mt. Pleasant Twp. Lions at 5:00, and Spring Rally Dinner at 6:45 ($25.00).RSVP is due by April 10, 2017 to 2nd VDG Charles McGrew, 3358 Pike Street, Herminie, PA 15637. Click here for the Registration Form.

Anyone wishing to stay the night at the Ramada after the Spring Rally Dinner can contact John Mizikar directly at 724-552-0610 to make reservations. Room rate is $94.00 + tax per night.

Annual Bowling Tournament

The District 14-E Annual Bowling Tournament will be held at Hillview Lanes on East Pittsburgh Street in Greensburg on Sunday, March 5, 2017.  Registration begins at 12:30 PM and bowling will begin at 1:00.  All will bowl 3 games with a buffet meal following the first completed game. As always, it is a time for fun, fellowship & food.  Prizes will be awarded in several categories. read more…

District Calendar

Mon. Feb 20, 2017
Club Support Session
Westmoreland County Blind Association, Greensburg
6:30 PM

Sun. Mar 5, 2017
14-E Bowling Tournament at Hillview Lanes
East Pittsburgh St., Greensburg
12:30 PM

Sat. Mar. 18, 2017
Level Green Lions Pancake Breakfast
Lions Community Building, 123 Murrysville Rd., Level Green
7:00 AM – Noon

Sun. Mar. 26, 2017
Penn-Trafford LEOS and Link-N-Leos Dinner in the Dark

Westmoreland County Blind Association, Greensburg
5:00 PM

Sat. Mar. 18, 2017
West Newton Lions Dinner Dance
West Newton Gym, 113 S. 5th Street, West Newton
6:00 – 11:00 PM

Apr. 30, 2017
RSVP Deadline for The Miracle Worker tickets
See Convention Page for info

Mon. May 1, 2017
Deadline for Advance Registration for International Convention

May 19 – 21 2017
District 14-E hosts PA Lions Convention

Seven Springs Mountain Resort

Fri. Jun 30 – Tue. July 4, 2017
Lions Club International Convention
Chicago, IL

DG Message ~ Feb. 2017

Hello Lions, Lioness and Leos,

Membership continues to be a mountain that we seem to be unable to reach its peak. We continue to take two steps forward and three steps backward. From July 1, 2016 through January 31, 2017 our district is a negative 41 members. We have 51 new members, but there have been 92 drops. If the new Scottdale Centennial Lions Club would not have been chartered, 26 members, our district membership would be more dismal.

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VDG Notes ~ Feb. 2017

 Drive does not work if in Park or Reverse!

Time and energy are needed to be effective in a membership drive. Wanting new members just for numbers does not work. You cannot look at your membership drive in that way. You must have a compelling reason for your membership drive to generate enthusiasm and excitement. It shouldn’t be directed to “losing” the ability to continue with what projects your club participates in. It should be directed to what it is that you do! Focus on your successes with service projects and what the future may hold if that prospective member joins the club.

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2nd VDG Notes ~ Feb. 2017

Part of History

When we look back at the history of District 14-E, we see all the great things the district has done. When we look closer, we see that you and thousands of Lions made this happen. Each club has their own special history that makes them unique to their community. For an example, the Belle Vernon Lions have hosted their community’s Halloween parade for over 60 years. History is repeating itself in Scottdale. The district has brought the newly formed “Scottdale Centennial Lions.” While we were starting the club we learned about the great history of the former club.

PDG Mary Ellen Miller is collecting history about your club and the district. read more…