Coming Events

09/22-26 Ephrata Fair Bingo

11/14 Marathon Bingo, noon-7:30, Ephrata Rec

03/27/2021 Sports Card Show & Auction  read more

Club Meetings

Ephrata (PA) Lions Club

The Ephrata Lions Club was chartered on Feb 26, 1925. The Ephrata area, as well as our state, nation, and all corners of the world have since benefited from the individual and combined efforts of the club members. The club has certainly taken the Lions' motto “We Serve” to heart. After ninety-four years of community service, our club is justly proud to be one of more than 47,000 clubs in over 200 countries, in an organization with more than 1.4 million members.

Although the club is best known for the sport card show and the Ephrata Fair bingo, we also support the community through Adopt-A-Highway, the community Easter Egg Hunt, food drives, used eyeglass collection, and White Cane Days collections. Our other fundraising projects support Ephrata Area Social Services, Ephrata Baseball Association, Ephrata Community Ambulance, Ephrata High School Senior Service Award and Students of the Month, Ephrata Performing Arts Center, the Ephrata Public Library, Ephrata Recreation Center, Ephrata Youth Football, the Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley, Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership seminar, Leader Dogs for the Blind, the Lincoln Fire Company, Lions Clubs International Foundation, Lions of PA Foundation, PA Lions Beacon Lodge Camp, the Pioneer Fire Company, Power Packs Project, Sight Conservation Committee of Lebanon County, the Samaritan Counseling Center’s TeenHope project, VisionCorps.

The Club is always seeking new members who are interested in community service. The Ephrata Lions Club meets the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month, at 6:30 p.m at American Legion Post 429 (300 Cocalico Street, Ephrata), with some exceptions. Check our club information page for meeting details, or contact a club member to confirm meeting dates and locations. Interested people -- including non-members and visiting Lions -- are always welcome to attend.

Our Board of Directors meetings are usually held immediately following the 2nd monthly Club meeting (the 3rd Thursday), and occasionally after the 1st monthly Club meeting (the 1st Thursday). However, sometimes they are held on the last Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. (at the Ephrata Review offices or at a Director's home).

Typical exceptions to the normal meeting schedule include the following:

  • January of odd-numbered years (2019): one meeting is moved to the 2nd Tuesday to meet with the Akron Lions Club.
  • April: one meeting is typically moved to the Friday when the District 14D Presidents' Honor Night is scheduled. Holy week may also impact the scheduling.
  • July: our only meeting is a special event. (There is usually no board meeting in July.)
  • August: our only meeting is a family picnic at the Ephrata Township park on the 3rd Thursday.
  • October: one meeting is held at the District 14D Region III Rally, usually on a Thursday.
  • December: our 2nd meeting is a family party, reservations are required.

There may be additional exceptions to our meeting schedule due to holidays, special activities, visitations, etc. Please check our club information page or the club meeting box (to the right), or contact a Club Officer or any Club Member to verify meeting dates and locations.

95th Anniversary Dinner

Our 95th anniversary will be celebrated on Saturday, October 24 at Weaver's Banquet Facility, Routes 272 & 897, in Adamstown. Social time is scheduled at 6:00, with the family style dinner starting at 6:30. Cost is $26 per person.

Social time: punch, cheese cubes with crackers

Menu:
Roast beef w/filling & gravy
Boneless skinless marinated chicken
Old Bay seasoned cod in white wine
Tossed salad
Green bean/carrot medley
Buttered noodles
Triple chocolate cake or shoo fly pie
Rolls & butter
Coffee & decaf
Hot tea, iced tea, milk by request

Musical entertainment during social time: Doug LaSala
Featured speaker: Lion Brandon Johnson, Council Chair, from Tennesee (MD 12)
Entertainment: Jeff Kirk, Jr., Elvis impersonator

Due to the earlier postponement, reservations are being accepted until September 30. Email info@ephratalions.org for more information.

Other Notes

Interested in knowing more about the Club or in becoming a member? Contact any Club officer or member, or contact us at one of the addresses below.

Guests, new members, and donations are always welcome.


The Club is collecting eyeglasses, hearing aids, and inactive cell phones at our yellow "mailbox" at Martin's Country Market.

Donate to the Ephrata Lions Club

Due to the corona virus, 2020 is proving to be a very difficult year for the Ephrata Lions Club, as it is for almost everyone.

We were unable to hold our largest fundraiser, our Sports Card Show and Auction. But thanks to our sponsors (Keystone State Baseball & Softball Academy, Summers Trucking, and the Ephrata National Bank), we were still able to donate some money to several youth recreational and support organizations.

The Ephrata Fair has been cancelled, so we are unable to have our bingo tent, which is our second-largest fundraiser. Also, we are unable to sell car wash tickets, and we expect our fall marathon bingo to be cancelled as well. That means we will not have funds for people unable to afford eye exams or eyeglasses, and we will not be able to donate to some of the other community organizations we normally support -- Ephrata Area Social Services, the library, the fire companies, the ambulance service.

So if you can, please donate to the Ephrata Lions Club, so we can support other organizations and people in need in the Ephrata Area.



Contact Us

Email us at info@ephratalions.org.

Follow us on Facebook at "Ephrata Lions Club" (@ephratalionsclub)

Our mailing address is:

Ephrata Lions Club
906 Clearview Avenue
Ephrata, PA  17522

Other email addresses include: cardshow@ephratalions.org and treasurer@ephratalions.org