Zone 4 Lions Open House Oct. 18

Zone 4 Lions Clubs will hold an Open House to recruit new Lions, at the Norwin Community Resource Center (behind Shirley Funeral Home) 231 Jennie Dr, Irwin, PA 15642.  The Open House will be held on October 18 at 7:00pm.

The Open House Message: “Lions Clubs volunteers look at lot like you! We are all ages, couples, families. Come learn about our local clubs and how you can make a difference as a part of our volunteer team! Volunteers Needed to Help Make A Difference in the Community: Bushy Run, Irwin, Jeannette, Level Green, Manor, Norwin, Stewartsville, Trafford.”   Contact: David DeFazio,, 724-454-0912 for more information.

Help Staff Info Display in October

As part of our obligation in hosting the 2017 State Convention, we are required to staff the informational display at the upcoming State Council Meeting being held at the Holiday Inn Harrisburg (Hershey Area I-81) 604 Station Road Grantsville, PA 17028 on October 28th and October 29th, 2016.

We would like to have two volunteers to work the display, sell 50/50 tickets, and Convention pins for the following time slots:   Friday, October 28th – 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M., Saturday, October 29th – 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. I would appreciate if everyone could work at least a one hour time slot.

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Club Support Session – Sun. Oct. 16

The next Club Support Session will be Sun. Oct. 16at 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!

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


Find these in the newsletter:

Find complete information in the Newsletter:

  • Fliers and forms for various club events
  • Monthly Membership & Activities Report (prev. month)
  • Veterans Affairs info
  • Project photos, and more!

Global Membership & Leadership ~ Workshops

The Global Membership and Leadership Teams are offering regional membership and leadership workshops below.  Please distribute this information throughout your districts, as these are open to all interested Lions, most importantly, members of membership and leadership committees, both district and club, zone or regional chairpersons, District GMT and GLT teams, 1st and 2nd Vice-District Governors and Past District Governors.  If you have attended our sessions in the past, don’t let this stop you as much of the information will be new.

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Autumn Club Events!

FRI OCT 21:  Norwin Lions Club – Selling their famous Apple Dumplings for $3.50 each. You can pre-order your dumplings now from any member of the Norwin Lions Club, but will be selling them at the S & T Bank parking lot in downtown Irwin on Friday, October 21st from 9:00 AM until sold out.

SAT OCT 22:  Manor Lions Club – Chicken BBQ. 11am until Sold Out. Lot at bottom of Sandy Hill Road across from Manor Grille.

SUN OCT 23: Stewartsville Lions Club – Buffet Breakfast – 8am – 1pm. Penn’s Woods Civic Center, North Huntingdon

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White Cane Days reporting due

Thank you to everyone who is participating in White Cane Days this fall. Remember to submit information to the district. All Clubs are reminded that donations received on White Cane Days are to be designated for sight related projects only.  Please submit the total man-hours and amount collected to District White Cane Chairperson Sara Loar at 724-593-2664 or e-mail It is important that District 14-E has an accurate figure of the total amount collected.  Thanks for your cooperation!

Lions of PA Leadership Institute

Lions of Pennsylvania will hold the annual Regional Lions Leadership Institute (RLLI) in Harrisburg on November 11-13, 2016. The Institute focuses on building the skills of Lions members for leadership opportunities at the club and district level, including club president, zone chairperson, as well as other positions.  Thanks to partial funding through Lions Clubs International and the Lions of Pennsylvania, the fee has been kept to $150.00 per participant. Your own district may also have leadership training funds available. Please contact your District Governor or District Global Leadership Coordinator.  Your fee includes training, accommodations and meals. Space is limited to 34 lions, and each is limited to 2 participants.  Click here for the RLLI application form.

District Calendar


Tue. Oct 18 – Zone 4 Open House, 7:00 PM
Norwin Community Center, Jennie Drive

State Council Meeting, Holiday Inn – Harrisburg
Volunteers needed (See post)
Friday, October 28th – 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Saturday, October 29th – 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

May 18 – 21, 2017   District 14-E hosts PA Lions Convention
Seven Springs Mountain Resort

District 14-E Mass Induction, Nov. 2

DG Sam Snively has announced that District 14-E Lions will hold Mass Induction for all Lions who were new members since last November at Ferrante’s Lakeview on Wednesday, November 2.  Reservation form can be downloaded here, or found in this month’s newsletter.

The event starts at 6:00pm with a Cash Bar, followed at 7:00 by dinner and the Mass Induction lead by speaker IPDG Cindy Gregg. The cost is $25 per person.   Deadline for reservations is October 26. 

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DG Message ~ Oct. 2016

Hello Lions, Lioness and Leos

October, November and December are Sharing The Vision months for our Lions Centennial Service Challenge. October 10 – 16 is our World Wide Week of Service in Sight. Lions from around the world will be doing service dedicated to ending blindness and visual impairments. This would be a great opportunity to become more visible in our communities as Knights of the Blind. October 15 is White Cane Safety Day when Lions have an opportunity to increase awareness of white cane traffic safety laws. Has your club held a White Cane day? October would be a great month to do so, before the colder weather and holidays arrive. Remember all White Cane money collected must be used for blindness and vision projects. Always report the money collected and man hours to our District White Cane Chairperson, Lion Sara Loar.

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VDG Notes ~ Oct. 2016

The Change of the Seasons:

“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.” Anne Bradstreet

Seasons are all about change. What is your favorite season? Everyone has one, and I bet you put 100 of us in a room we will not agree on one specific season. But as the quote above says, the unpleasant leads into the pleasant, and the adversity leads into prosperity.

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2nd VDG Notes ~ Oct. 2016

Community Needs

Communities prosper when individuals or clubs support the area to which they belong. When there is a community issue/problem these people do not hesitate to join together to help out people they might not know. This helps bond the community together and makes it stronger.

There are many organizations that people go to in time of need, like a church, library, or your local officials. Is your Lions club in this support network? Many of these organizations are looking for assistance and are too proud or don’t know who to ask. This is where the Lions can fill the need.

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Keep more of your (small order) Koeze Nut Profit

Enjoy superior quality nuts from Koeze, a great Lions Club sale for the holidays.
Place your (less than 200 lbs.) Koeze Nut order through Level Green Lions and save:

• Koeze Nut orders under 200 lbs. cost an additional 15% to ship from Koeze.
(200 lbs is equivalent to 160 twenty oz containers, or 400 eight oz containers)
• Place your small (under 200 lbs) order with the Level Green Lions for only a 5% charge.
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