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District 14-M Newsletter
May 2020
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Thank you to everyone who has been contributing to our district newsletter.  We've been able to share a lot of important and exciting club information thanks to you.

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Barbara Cassel, Newsletter Editor

Thanks so much for your contributions and service!!
Message from DG George Andrako
Greetings Lions,

I hope that all are healthy and safe.  Don’t forget to pick up the phone to check on family, neighbors, and your club members.  Even if you haven’t talked to them for a while, they will appreciate you thinking of them in this special times.

Don’t forget that club elections should be done by May 15 and posted with LCI as to the results. PLEASE, when you do that, make sure e-mail addresses and phone numbers are correct for your officers.  Also, if your club has moved to a new meeting place, your start time has changed, or you’re meeting on a different day of the week make sure this is listed on the web site.  Jason will need this information for his directory and his schedule of club visits.

To the club voting delegates… please do not forget to vote on May 9 for our Governor and Vice Governors.

I know with all that is going on it is really quite hard to have any kind of meeting, but you can use the phone or try a virtual meeting on the internet.  Both do count as a meeting and will help with conducting club business.  It’s really hard to plan events right now and we’ll have to take a “wait and see” plan as our state starts opening things up.

Again, be careful and stay healthy.  Hopefully we’ll meet soon.
DG George

Message from VDG Jason Long

District 14-M Lions,

Part of being a Lion means adapting to change. From the looks of the activity reports from April, the Lions of District 14-M have adapted very well to the changes we have all experienced of late. Great job, and thank you for all of your continued hard work. When all of this has thankfully passed, the people you served will remember who you are and what you do. There is no better publicity than that. 

I want to congratulate our Ross DiMarco Scholarship winners Sophia Mae Spittal, Abby Fisher, Chelsea Weid, and Brandy Sickles, our Leo of the Year Payton Wright, and our Young Ambassadors of the 21st Century Garrity Lynn Bungard, Emmi Schad, and Aaron Hitchock. Good luck in all of your future endeavors.

Thank you to all of the Clubs who have sent me their officers for the 2020-2021 Lions year. Those who have not yet sent me their list, please try to get them to me this month. Remember, incoming officers must be reported to LCI by May 15. Officer reporting is done on MyLCI. Just as I am making plans and preparations for my year as District Governor, now is the time for incoming Club Presidents to be making plans and preparations for their year as Club President. I look forward to working with all of the new club officers in the coming year. Also, don’t forget about the District 14-M Election that is coming up on Saturday May 9. I hope we have a good turnout of Club Delegates voting. 

Stay home, stay safe, and I look forward to seeing you all again when the pandemic has passed.

Yours in Service,
1st VDG Jason Long

Message from 2nd VDG Karl Jackson

I pray that all of our clubs and  club members are still safe during this trying time in our lives. It is important that we remain strong and stay focused on our goals.  Do whatever you can to help your community and to protect yourselves and your family. Let those you love, know that you love them. 

Yours in Service
2nd VDG
Karl Jackson
Beacon Lodge Camp for the Blind
Make checks payable to: Beacon Lodge Mail to: Daniel Moore
122 Maple Lane
Waynesburg,PA 15370
District 14-M Disaster Fund
Make checks payable to: District 14M Disaster Fund
Mail to: Donna Silbaugh
334 Johnson Lane, Connellsville, PA 15425
Diabetes Research
Make checks payable to: District 14 M Lions Memo: Diabetes Research
Mail to: Thomas Briar
P.O. Box 106 Addison, Pa. 15411

Eye Research
Make checks payable to: District 14 M Lions Memo: Eye Research
Mail to: Thomas Briar
P.O. BOX 106 Addison, PA 15411
Lions Clubs International Foundation
Make checks payable to: LCIF Memo: Melvin Jones Fellowship.
Mail to: PDG Joseph Palli,
923 Alice Street, Belle Vernon, PA 15012
724-929-8501 (H) 724-929-2387
Leader Dog
Make checks payable to: Leader Dog Mail to: Melinda Ogburn.
50 Wolfram Road, Washington, PA 15301
Ross DiMarco Fellowship Scholarship Program
Make Checks payable to: 14-M WE SERVE Memo: Ross DiMarco Fellowship
Mail to: Robert Rossi 42 Carroll Way, Monongahela, PA 15063
Lions of Pennsylvania Foundation
Make checks payable to: Lions of Pennsylvania Foundation
Mail to: PDG Ed Gursky
129 Boyd Avenue, Brownsville, PA 15417
Lions District 14 M WE SERVE Foundation
Make checks payable to:
Lions District 14 M WE SERVE
Mail to: Robert Rossi 42 Carroll Way, Monongahela, PA 15063
Hearing Program
Make checks payable to: District 14 M Lions Memo: Hearing Foundation
Mail to: Andrako, Rosemarie (DG George)
600 Lincoln Street
Monongahela, PA 15063
Home: 724-258-2636 Cell: 412-860-7966
Puppy Dog Program
Make checks payable: District 14M Lions Memo: Puppy Dog Program
Mail to: Lion Clair McCracken
15 Dire Drive, Hickory, PA 15340
Peace Poster Program
Make checks payable to: District 14M Memo: Peace Poster
Mail to: Robert R. Rossi
42 Carroll Way, Monongahela, PA 15063

Drug Awareness Program
Make checks payable to: District 14M Memo: Drug Awareness
Mail to: Robert R. Rossi
42 Carroll Way, Monongahela, PA 15063
Youth Services
Make checks Payable to District 14-M Memo: Youth Services
Mail to: Kiefer, Larry
305 Dogwood Drive Smithfield, PA 15478

                  NEW MEMBERS April 2020


Sponsor: KEITH GILLIS      
NOTE: To qualify for the Proud Lion or Proud Sponsor Award, complete the requirements within the first 6 months of membership and return your signed and completed card to the DG. For more information or assistance, please contact your Zone Chairperson.

No deceased members in April.

Sadly missed by all

April Club Reports

BCR Lions – 28 members - Donated money to a fire victim. Coordinated and led an Easter Parade with Mr. and Mrs. Bunny Rabbit through the neighborhoods of the surrounding communities. Delivered pizza and dessert to Brownsville EMS for front line workers. Delivered pizza and dessert to Dialysis Clinic in Richeyville, for front line workers. Delivered and set up a hospital bed for a community resident that reached out with the request. Received 225.00 in donations for the club.

Bethlehem-Center Leos – 14 members - No Updates.

Boswell Lions – 17 members – Gave $500.00 to the BIBLE2SCHOOL that will start in when school starts at the North Star School. The Stoystown Lions gave $500.00 & Hooversville Lions Gave $125.00 for the BIBLE2SCHOOL. Will receive $1200.00 from district 14M WE SERVE for the BIBLE2SCHOOL. Had a meeting over the internet for April. Did nominate next year’s officers. Hope to have a regular meeting in May.

Confluence Lions – 35 members - The 48th Annual Special Recreation Day scheduled for May 6 was canceled due to the Coronavirus. The 17the Annual National Road Chainsaw Carving Festival was canceled due to the Coronavirus. The April 13 and 27 Club and Board Meetings were canceled.

Connumach Lions – 33 members - We will not be holding any meetings in May due to the Governor’s stay at home order and not being sure when that will be lifted and what the restrictions will be at that time. Somerset County Food Distributions: 104 families received food in April. A thanks from the Conemaugh Township EMS for the donation of $1,100 to fund the purchase of needed medical masks to be used during this Covid-19 situation.

Dunbar Township Lions – 21 members - We cancelled our regular meeting due to the COVID-19 virus. Donated to the Connellsville Community Ministries.  We donated 2 cases of Girls Scout Cookies to our service personnel overseas.  Marilyn Shearer who is sponsor for the Patriots Club from the Connellsville Area School District will send the cookies when they send the Patriots care packages.

Dunbar Township Lioness – 19 members - We cancelled our regular meeting due to the COVID-19 virus. Donated to the Connellsville Community Ministries.  We donated 2 cases of Girls Scout Cookies to our service personnel overseas.  Marilyn Shearer who is sponsor for the Patriots Club from the Connellsville Area School District will send the cookies when they send the Patriots care packages.

Fayette City Washington Township Lions – 49 members – Six Club Members worked the Food Bank on the 16th and 17th of April. Club sold Brooms, Trash Bags, Monthly Ticket and Easter Big Ticket. Club made its second payment towards our three pledge to Campaign 100 ($5,000).

Greater Canonsburg Lions – 23 members - Due to covid-19 virus we have cancelled all meetings until further notice. Will try to have virtual meeting in May. Had popcorn fundraiser that started in February. Made $637.00. Donated $25.00 to each of the District 14-M projects. 

Old Trails Lions Club – 16 members – No activities reported.

Shade Lions – 12 members – No meeting due to COVID-19.

St. John the Evangelist Eager Eagles Leos – 18 members - No report.

Uniontown Lions – 37 members - We did not have any regular meetings this month due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  We had our election of officers electronically and they have been updated in LCI and also emailed to VDG Jason Long.  We are continuing to collect eyeglasses at various locations.  Each Friday in April we worked in conjunction with the Fayette County Blind Association and served hot meals to the clients of the Blind Association and the community.  There was a total of 6 volunteers led by PCC Eric Dolfi, Executive Director of the Fayette County Association for the Blind, that created the "Hot Meal Project" in response to the Coronavirus.  We collected food and supplies and delivered them to 7 needy families in the community, this was led also by PCC Eric Dolfi and 5 other Lions/volunteers.  

Uniontown YMCA Leos – 23 members – No report.

Washington Lions – 33 members - Even though the Club has not met in a while, we still donated $500.00 each to the Salvation Army and the City Mission. Also, a HoHo cake was delivered to the Emergency Room at the Wash. Hospital. Our scholarship dinner was canceled, but three $1000.00 checks were issued to three high school seniors never the less

Waynesburg Lions – 48 members – Continuing to sell bags and brooms, collecting used eyeglasses, and maintaining the park (Maintenance and improvements being done gradually). Had 2020-2021 Waynesburg Lions Club Officers/Board of Directors election by phone. Donated a pair of used eyeglasses to a man whose home was destroyed by a gas explosion/fire (hopefully we can get him a new pair when things open back up). Donated $500 to that same family for disaster relief and applied for and received through the District 14-M matching funds. Delivered the same family (staying with relatives) a food basket to help with food for Easter. Food delivered to local hospital staff and EMT workers

                                    “Bragging About our Family”

April 2020

Lion Rose, Cultural & Community Chairperson for District 14-M. One of the clubs in our District will share their FAMILY pride with everyone. The club that I pick for this month is the Connellsville Lions Club 



Connellsville Lions are still stepping up to help the community.  Our Lions Club was part of a huge community effort to save the dumping of the milk supply for Whoa Nellie Dairy and have that milk instead be donated to Connellsville Community Ministries. We have been told that the community raised enough money to provide the Community Ministries with milk for three months.  Such a wonderful effort. 

To continue our mission of providing service to those people who are seeing to our safety and needs during the pandemic while we can remain safe and secure in our homes, our club has been providing meals to various "essential personnel" each week.  So far, we have delivered sandwich or meat and cheese trays as well as fruit trays and homemade baked goods to the following groups:

  • Highlands Hospital ER and Respiratory Therapy department
  • Connellsville Post Office
  • Connellsville Police Department
  • Fayette EMS stations

We are making monetary donations to the fire departments within our club area.

We are also delivering pizza to our two local grocery stores and the local Walmart.

 The Connellsville Lions Club held a virtual meeting that was well attended.               

If anyone else helps out during the crisis please let me know by emailing me at

Rosemarie Andrako- Cultural & Community Activities Chairperson

Beacon Lodge News Article

Spring has finally arrived, the flowers are blooming, trees have leaves and the birds are chirping. Beacon Lodge is quiet and still and will remain that way for the 2020 Camping season. The COVID-19 virus has ended the dreams of some well deserving campers – young and old alike. But most campers are looking forward to next year’s camping season. Many activities have been cancelled but not hope and happiness.

District 14-M had four clubs who had already sponsored a camper for this year and these clubs chose to give their monies to the camp to help with camp expenses. The camp is part of the District Governors Projects and we hope each of the Districts 14-M Clubs have donated to Beacon Lodge for 2020-2021. There are many other ways for Lions to support this “Special Services Camp for Children and Adults” built and maintained by Pennsylvania Lions.  Please consider supporting Beacon Lodge with monetary gifts, donations, memorials and honorariums. 

The 4th Annual PA Lions Beacon Lodge Camp Golf Outing is scheduled for August 29th at Mount Union American Legion Country Club. Please find attached the informational sheet.

If you have any questions please call Beacon Lodge directly or14-M’s Board of Director Linda or Liaison Dan, if no answer leave a message.

Yours in Service

Linda Myers 14-M Board Member (814-267-5484)
Dan Moore 14-M Liaison(724-852-2942)

Pennsylvania Lions Beacon Lodge Camp (814-542-2511)  
114 State Route 103 S
Mount Union, PA 17066 

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Barbara Cassel, Newsletter Editor
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