Friday, August 01, 2014

Horsham Lions 2014 Golf Outing - Monday October 6th




Click Here for the 2014 Horsham Lions Golf Outing Brochure



Tuesday, February 04, 2014

2014 Horsham Lions Scholarship Application


Click Here for the Application

  • Whether you are a HHHS student or not, you must be a resident of Horsham Township to apply
  • HHHS Students MUST submit to their guidance counselor.
  • Non HHHS Students should submit via mail as directed on the application.
The amount and quantity of scholarships varies each year. This year, one scholarship is available in the amount of $1,000. This is our Hankin Memorial Scholarship, given in memory of Max and Janet Hankin, longtime Horsham residents and Lions supporters. Without their generosity and the support of their family, these scholarships would not be possible.

Important Selection Criteria:
  • Community Service
  • Participation and Leadership Experience in School and Community Activities
  • Volunteer Activities
  • Extracurricular Activities
  • Future Education and Career Goals
  • General Merit (grammar usage, organization, style, originality, vocabulary, etc.)
WE DO NOT WANT TO SEE TRANSCRIPTS 

We recommend you type your answers up separately, instead of writing them out by hand.

We wish everyone the very best of luck, and look forward to reading all of your scholarship applications. Good Luck Horsham Seniors!



Sunday, September 01, 2013

Welcome!

Welcome to the Horsham Lions Club!!

Who are the Lions anyway?
Where is Horsham? What's in Horsham?
CLICK HERE to see our eyeglass dropoff locations!
CLICK HERE to download our newsletters!
We meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month, at 7pm. at the Horsham Days Inn located at 245 Easton Road, Horsham, PA 19044.
We welcome new members! Come help us help the community, come learn what Lions are about, come apply for membership!

More information?
Email us at Andy@HorshamLions.com
or call Lion Andy Weiss at 267-714-8884.

Friday, August 30, 2013

2013 Gift of Sight Golf Outing


Our 2013 Gift of Sight Golf Outing will be held on Monday, October 7th at the Bucks Club in Jamison, PA.

  • Only $99 Per Golfer!
  • Coffee & Danish at Check In
  • Buffet Luncheon
  • Beer & Soda
  • Door Prizes
  • Registration Starts 8L00am
  • Shot Gun Start Best Ball Scramble 9:00am
CLICK HERE to download the full brochure and signup form!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Horsham Lions 2012 Golf Outing

Come help us help the blind by enjoying a great day of golf on Monday, May 14th! Details and signup forms for our 2012 Golf Outing are available by clicking the image to the right. The price is the same as last year, only $99. We're hosting a buffet luncheon, and many other goodies!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Membership Night!!

We would like to invite everyone to our Membership Night 2012, to be held on Thursday, March 15th, 2012 from 7-9pm.

Special thanks to Lion Todd Tuckey who has invited us to TNT Amusements in Southampton to enjoy nearly 80 different arcade size video games, pinball machines, driving & skill games. There's even a jukebox! There's never any fussing with tokens or coins, everyone plays continuously.

We'll be serving pizza and beverages — please bring your whole family! Learn about the Horsham Lions Club while the kids enjoy the games, then GO ENJOY THEM YOURSELF!

There is no cost for this event, however please RSVP to Andy, 267-714-8884 or Andy@HorshamLions.com for directions or more information

Hope to see you there!

Saturday, March 03, 2012

Generosity Despite Loss

Meet Debbie Sharon and her daughter Misty.

Early in February, Debbie lost her husband Ralph to a brain tumor. No more than a week after his passing, she contacted the Horsham Lions Club to donate something very special.

You see, Ralph had been legally blind for many years. Over the years he had acquired several essential vision assistance tools to help him through everyday life. Debbie wanted to make sure these tools were donated to someone who would benefit from them.

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One of the tools Ralph used, shown at left, was a "video magnifier". A book is placed under a special lens, and the image is magnified and displayed on a television attached to the device.

For Ralph, this device was a tremendous help.

Debbie contacted us to make sure that his magnifier would not go to waste, and would be able to help others with severe vision impairment.

After making several phone calls, we found a fantastic new home for Ralph's trusty magnifier. The Montgomery County Association for the Blind (MCAB), located in North Wales, has a program in which devices such as this are loaned out to vision-impaired residents of Montgomery County. The loaner program is so popular, that as soon as a device is returned to MCAB headquarters, another individual requests one. The Horsham Lions will be delivering Ralph's magnifier to MCAB this week.

The Sharon family also donated a large-print dictionary, and special extremely high-powered eyeglasses. The Horsham Lions found a home for the dictionary with the Horsham Township Library. The eyeglasses were given to Horsham ophthalmologist Dr. Dave McPhillips of Primary Eye Care Associates. Dr. McPhillips told us that as chance would have it, one of his patients was sorely in need of eyeglasses like this, and insurance would not cover it. We were pleased that the eyeglasses have found a new home this way.

Lastly, we'd like to thank the Sharon family for their generosity despite their recent loss. All of us respect their courage and strength to seek new homes for these tools, so soon after such a great loss.


*** UPDATE 3/9/2012 ***

The device was dropped off at MCAB on Thursday March 8th. Picutred above are MCAB administrative director David Sherwin, and administrative assistant Deena Laver.

MCAB was expecting one or more groups to come tour their offices on the 8th and 9th, and chose to leave the CCTV set up in their lobby area for the groups to see. The CCTV will be put into circulation immediately afterward.

Greetings from the Mount Rushmore State!

The Horsham Lions were pleased to have as our guests Lion Marie Anne Ben and her mother Susan. Marie belongs to the Lions Club in Vemillion, South Dakota. She had come to Warminster this week to visit her mother Susan, and had inquired if she could attend our March 1st meeting.

As is the case when any Lions from different clubs meet, we exchanged fundraising ideas, great stories of club happenings, and encouragement to continue in the spirit of Lions worldwide.

Thursday, February 02, 2012

2012 Scholarship Applications Available

The 2012 Horsham Lions scholarship application is now available.
 
If you are a Hatboro-Horsham HS student, please remember that you must be a resident of Horsham Township to apply.  If you do not go to HHHS, you must live in Horsham township to apply.
 
The amount and quantity of scholarships varies each year.  This year, three scholarships are available: two scholarships at $750 each, and the $1,000 Hankin Memorial Scholarship, given in memory of Max and Janet Hankin, longtime Horsham residents and Lions supporters. Without their generosity and the support of their family, these scholarships would not be possible.
Important Selection Criteria:
  • Community Service
Criteria Considered, but not as Important:
  • Community Service
  • Participation and Leadership Experience in School and Community Activities
  • Volunteer Activities
  • Extracurricular Activities
  • Future Education and Career Goals
  • General Merit (grammar usage, organization, style, originality, vocabulary, etc.)
We wish everyone the very best of luck, and look forward to reading all of your scholarship applications.
Good Luck Horsham Seniors!

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Lions sponsor 2011 Horsham U10 Intramural Soccer Team

The Horsham Lions Club was proud to sponsor a 2011 Horsham Soccer team, shown in photo is Coach Bill Rivkin and his son.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

2011 New Member Inductions

We are excited to induct two new members in December.

District Governor Paul W. Barndt, Sr. was on hand to perform the induction ceremony, which corresponded with our annual Horsham Lions Holiday Party.

This year, Otto's Brauhause (right next door to the Horsham Days Inn) catered our holiday event.

New Lions Joni Hazim and Alex Wray were surrounded by their family and new Lion friends as they joined the ranks of the World's Largest Service Organization.

Both members are excited to continue their community service as part of the Horsham Lions family.

Monday, December 05, 2011

2011 Toys for Kids


Again this year, the Horsham Lions Club participated in the Horsham Chamber of Commerce toy collection.

New for the Chamber this year is that a local nonprofit organization, Concern 4 Kids, was the beneficiary of all chamber toy donations. Learn more.

To the left is a photo of the generous donations our members gifted to local children in need.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

2011 Horsham Lions Club Scholarship Winners

During a June 2011 ceremony, the Horsham Lions Club awarded a total of $2,500 in three different scholarships to 2011 high school graduates from Horsham Township.

And the winners are ...



Left: Anthony Caporizzo receiving his award.

Margaret “Claire” Murphy, an upcoming Virginia Tech student, earned the Horsham Lion Club’s $1,000 Max Hankin Memorial Scholarship. Murphy has volunteered for the Future Business Leaders of America and was her class vice president at Hatboro-Horsham High School. She also served on the student council and student advisory board. Outside of school, Murphy played soccer and danced. She's volunteered with youth groups and at Ronald McDonald House, Relay for Life, Philabundance, SPCA, and many other organizations.



Anthony Caporizzo, a La Salle College High School graduate, won a $750 scholarship and will attend Syracuse University this fall. Caporizzo said he plans on studying biomedical engineering and hopes to become a surgeon.

He's been a church youth group leader and was on the youth advisory board for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Caporizzo has been a Boy Scout for many years. In school, he was in the National Honor Society, and participated in varsity bowling and basketball. He was also the school's mascot for football games.

Caporizzo has made service trips to Bolivia (in 2009) and to a Navajo reservation in Arizona (in 2010).

“While in Bolivia we painted a house we raised money to build,” he said. “We also spent many hours in the hospitals playing with the orphaned children.”

Along with about 30 others, Caporizzo said he helped with building efforts in Arizona too. The team refinished a recreational gym so people would have a place to play indoors during the rainy season. Caporizzo and some friends also put a roof on a house and built a stone pathway to the door using stones collected from a mountain.

“This work helped me get along with other people,” he said. “I have always been independent, but having to work with other people and having to be able to trust them will help me in school and in the workforce.”



Matthew Jevit, who plans to attend Duquesne University this fall, won a Horsham Lions’ $750 scholarship. Jevit spent three and a half years working to reach the highly respected level of Eagle Scout, and has received numerous accolades via the Boy Scouts.

“I realize the importance of giving back to the community and, seeing that my troop is located in Hatboro, I organized the restoration of a section of York Road in Hatboro’s downtown area,” he said. “This included weeding, mulching and planting flowers around the trees on York Road.”

Jevit has also volunteered for Key Club and local soup kitchens. He is an altar server at his church, and has been a summer day camp counselor for four years. Jevit served as a guide for the National Youth Leadership Training, where he taught leadership to a small group of scouts. A lover of the natural sciences, Jevit said he wants to be a high school science teacher.

“I realize I like teaching people and I am probably better suited to teach rather than do field research,” Jevit said. “I figured that teaching was a way to enjoy the sciences, but still be active throughout the day.”

Friday, June 03, 2011

Help the Horsham Lions Club win $10,000 to $50,000!


SmithPrints, Inc., a local screen printing, embroidery and promotional products company, has nominated the Horsham Lions Club in the . . .
Gildan "I Support" Program
hosted on Facebook.

For every Softstyle T-shirt (Styles 64000 & 64000L) Gildan sells this year, they make a donation to this amazing competition.

The charitable organization that gets the most votes will WIN $10,000-$50,000!

It is FREE and EASY to vote, just click on the logo or on the link above. You can vote up to 5 TIMES!
If you have any questions or concerns about this contest, please contact Tara Smith (of SmithPrints, Inc.) -  Tara@HorshamLions.com or 215-622-8545.

With your help, I know we can WIN, and continue making a difference in our community and our world. Please take a few minutes and vote today, so that we make it into the TOP TEN charities.


Monday, May 23, 2011

Horsham Day Volunteers Needed!!!

The Horsham Lions Club is in need of volunteers to help our fundraiser during Horsham Day. We need help both at our Dunk Tank, as well as under the food tent, selling sandwiches and ice cream.
Click Here for full details about volunteering, and to sign up for a timeslot.

We are a nonprofit, all of us are volunteering our time to raise funds for the blind and sight-impaired. We help buy seeing-eye dogs, we help pay for eyeglasses and eye surgeries. We give scholarships every year to community-minded students who are active volunteers. Want to learn more? Scroll down!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Cow Plop Bingo . . . HERE'S THE SCOOP (yes, pun intended)

Congratulation to our first annual Cow Plop Bingo Winners:


RED: 1PM
Tom Oakes - Sold by Bingo and a Movie

WHITE: 3PM
Kathy Kingston from Mid-Atlantic Family Restuarants (McDonalds) - Sold by VOSH

BLUE: 5PM 
Alison Kahli from Greater Hatboro YMCA - Sold by Horsham Rotary





Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Dunk Tank VICTIMS Wanted!

The Horsham Lions Club is in need of VICTIMS to sit in our Dunk Tank on Horsham Day, June 4th.

  • Kids, wouldn't you love to dunk your teacher or principal?
  • Teachers, step in the tank as an incentive for your kids to do extra credit.
  • Officers, dunk your lieutenant!
  • Dunk your boss, neighbor, or mother-in-law!
  • Last year, you could dunk a lawyer!
  • Make a wager with a friend, the loser goes in the tank.
  • Is it a sin if you dunk a priest, minister, or rabbi?

So here's what you have to do:

Figure out who you want to dunk. ANNOY THEM until they agree to sit in the tank.

Then, have them contact the Horsham Lions Club at Andy@HorshamLions.comor 267-714-8884.

Need some ammunition to get them to agree? Tell them about the Horsham Lions. We are a nonprofit, all of us are volunteering our time to raise funds for the blind and sight-impaired. We help buy seeing-eye dogs, we help pay for eyeglasses and eye surgeries. We give scholarships every year to community-minded students who are active volunteers. Just half an hour in the tank can raise money to help all these causes.

Click Here to see photos of our 2010 Dunk Tank Victims. Click Here to see photos of our 2009 Dunk Tank Victims. Click Here to see photos of our 2008 Dunk Tank Victims.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Membership Night!


Save the date! Thursday, January 20th, 2011 we will hold our 159th annual Membership Night at TNT Amusements in Southampton, owned by Lion Todd Tuckey.
See the attached flyer. Last year we had a great time playing all the old pinball games, listening to the old jukebox, and enjoying snacks and drinks with folks from the community. We even snagged a new member or two from the event!
All are welcome. The entrance fee is to sit and listen to me talk about what Lions are about, and why you should be one! (Without making goofy faces!)
Please RSVP if you can make it!


Click Here for the Flyer
Thanks to everyone who came out for our 2011 Membership Night!

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Cow Plop Bingo Tickets Available!

The Nonprofit Roundtable in conjunction with the Greater Horsham Chamber of Commerce will be conducting a Cow Plop Bingo at the next Horsham Day. All nonprofits who are members of the Nonprofit Roundtable are invited to participate in the planning and selling tickets, and may thus share in the proceeds.

What is cow plop bingo? Simple. A grid is laid out across an empty field. Bingo players purchase tickets, each assigned to a specific square on the grid. A cow is released onto the field. Wherever the cow “plops”, the ticket holder for that square wins!

Tickets are now available! Every $10 ticket holder has the chance to win $1,000 at one of three cow-plop events during the day.

LIONS: The fundraising profit from this ticket sale is potentially tremendous. For every $10 ticket you sell, the club will get back up to $9. What other fundraiser have we done where the profit margin is 90%? So come to the next meeting on January 6th, get a handful of tickets, and do your best to sell them!

Upcoming Speakers

Please contact us if you'd like to attend either of these speaker meetings!

Our February 3rd guest speaker will be a representative from PECO to discuss their Smart Ideas program, which helps customers reduce their energy usage.
Our March 3rd guest speaker will be a representative from Visiting Angels. The topic will be elder care, including how to elder‐proof your home for safety, and ways to get support when you need it.