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THE LIONS CLUB
OF RISING SUN

(Rising Sun Lions)

P.O. Box 1134
Rising Sun, Maryland 21911
United States of America
Email Address:  RSLions@Yahoo.com
 
 We appreciate the Community that "We Serve"
and thank them for their continuing support.

In Memory of
Lion James Edward Powell Jr.
June 6, 2017


     

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Club Charter

We were chartered on June 13, 1932 having been sponsored by the Quarryville PA Lions Club, and in turn have been the sponsor of the Perryville MD Lions Club (April 28, 1944), the Port Deposit Lions Club (February 17, 1947), the North East MD Lions Club (March 27, 1947), and the Conowingo Lions Club (January 1, 2000).

 
 

Our Ninteen Charter Members
(as they appear on  our Club's Charter) 

Dr. Richard C. Dodson Willis L. Ely
Cecil E. Ewing David T. Reed
Harry M. Dinsmore J. Earl Tyson
Arthur J. Dinsmore George Alger
Marlin U. Zimmerman John C. Hindman
Evans E. Ewing Norris J. Reynolds
Thomas J. Riale Clarence W. Ashby
Asher Roberson J. Paul Slaybaugh
Francis M. Kennard Lawson C. Tosh
  Clifford E. Marker
 
Where is the Charter now?
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
Organization
 
We were chartered on June 13, 1932 as "The Lions Club of Rising Sun" and have since been incorporated within the State of Maryland, USA as "The Lions Club of Rising Sun, Inc."  We are colloqually known as "The Rising Sun Lions Club" or simply as "Rising Sun Lions". 
 
We are members of Lions District 22B which is comprised of the Lions in the nine counties on the Eastern Shore of Maryland; and we are members of Multiple District 22 , which is comprised of all of the Lions in Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia. 
 
We are also members of Lions Clubs International, which is the world's largest service organization represented by a network of more than One Million Three Hundred Fifty Thousand men and women in over 200 countries and geographic areas, who work together to answer the needs that challenge communities around the world.
 
 

 

 
Mission Statement
 
To empower volunteers, through our Lions Club, to serve their community and meet humanitarian needs, by focusing on initiatives that benefit  fellow citizens, enhance the community, and improve the eyesight and general well being of people, locally nationally and internationally.
 
 

 
 
 
Tax Status, Gifts & Deductability
 
The Lions Club of Rising Sun, Inc. is categorized as a Non-Profit, 501(c)(4) Social Welfare Organization, incorporated within the State of Maryland, U.S.A.
 
Contributions or gifts to The Lions Club of Rising Sun, Inc. are  NOT  Tax Deductible  for Federal Income Tax purposes.
 
 

 
 
 
Use of Monetary Receipts Policy
 
Our Lions Club does not deduct any administration fees nor do we allow any funds received from the public to inure to the benefit of The Lions Club of Rising Sun or to any officer, director or member thereof.  
 
100% of all proceeds in excess of the costs of our fundraisers and 100% of all donations received from the public are used to benefit worthwhile services, non-profit causes and needy individuals.  
 
The administration and operational costs of our Lions Club are 100% funded by our Member Lions through membership dues and fees.
 
 

 
 
2015-16 District 22B Governor's Awards
 
Our Lions Club received the following District 22B Governor's awards at the May 16-19, 2016 Multiple District 22 Convention in Hagerstown, MD:  a Five Star Club Award, a 100% Secretary Award, a First Place Visitation Award, a First Place Outstanding Club Website Award, a Second Place Membership Recruitment Award, and a Second Place Outstanding Vision Programming Award.  
 
The awards were delivered on June 16, 2016 by PDG Lion Oakley Sumpter and presented by Lion Colleen Chamberlain, both of whom are members of the Perryville Lions Club.
 
(click photo for a larger view)
photo by Lion Dale Lofthouse           
 

 

 
 
Past Presidents
 
Name Year     Name Year   
*Dr. Richard C. Dodson
1932-1933
  
*Kenneth Clutter
1980-1981
*Dr. Richard C. Dodson
1933-1934
 
Charles Feil Jr.
1981-1982
*Dr. Richard C. Dodson
1934-1935
 
Joseph Brown Jr.
1982-1983
*Dr. Richard C. Dodson
1935-1936
 
*Ronald Schmidt Sr.
1983-1984
*Dr. Richard C. Dodson
1936-1937
 
Robert Foard Jr.
1984-1985
*Norris Reynolds
1937-1938
 
Barry Cameron
1985-1986
*Marlin Zimmerman
1938-1939
 
Herman Warton Jr.
1986-1987
*John C. Hindman
1939-1940
 
James Crothers
1987-1988
*John C. Hindman
1940-1941
 
Edward Benjamin
1988-1989
*Rev. Joe Dickerson
1941-1942
 
George Klusak
1989-1990
*Harvey W. Ewing
1942-1943
 
Kenneth Graybeal
1990-1991
*Harvey W. Ewing
1943-1944
 
Terrence Wolf
1991-1992
*John Bodine
1944-1945
 
*Floyd Allred Jr.
1992-1993
*Francis Kennard
1945-1946
 
William Page
1993-1994
*Charles Crothers
1946-1947
 
Robert Fisher
1994-1995
*William Graham
1947-1948
 
Fred Jenkins
1995-1996
*Charles T. Ritchie
1948-1949
 
Joseph Cloud
1996-1997
*Joseph B. Dugan
1949-1950
 
Edward Baker
1997-1998
*Walter Cameron
1950-1951
 
William Fossett
1998-1999
*Herman Slaybaugh
1951-1952
 
David Price
1999-2000
*Alton Bell
1952-1953
 
Cecil Gough
2000-2001
*William Buck
1953-1954
 
PDG Daniel Graham
2001-2002
*Walter Oram
1954-1955
 
*John McAndrew
2002-2003
*Wilson Ewing
1955-1956
 
Dana L. Fritts
2003-2004
*Carl Hanson
1956
 
Sallie Teague
2004-2005
*Danial Frazer
1956-1957
 
Joseph Fritts
2005-2006
*Dr. Richard C. Dodson
1957-1958
 
Richard Montgomery
2006-2007
*Breece Nelson
1958-1959
 
Robert Lucas
2007-2008
*Daniel Hall
1959-1960
 
Elbert Shirey
2008-2009
*Raymond Scheck
1960-1961
 
Bradley Davis
2009-2010
*Robert H. Cameron
1961-1962
 
Harry Barnes
2010-2011
*Chalmers McFerren
1962-1963
 
Paul Elwood
2011-2012
Dr. Charles Brandenburg
1963-1964
 
Robert Probst
2012-2013
*William Gunthler
1964-1965
 
Mary Beth Jackson
2013-2014
*Charlton Poist
1965-1966
 
Harry Barnes
2014-2015
*William McNamee
1966-1967
 
Ellen Lucas
2015-2016
*Marion Rawlings
1967-1968
 
Gem Gibney
2016-2017
*Maurice Thompson
1968-1969
 
Charles Blanford
2017-
*Paul Scanlan
1969-1970
 
 
 
*Joseph Ruello
1970-1971
 
 
 
Darwin Struble
1971-1972
 
 
 
*PDG Robert H. Cameron
1972-1973
 
 
 
Robert Shallcross
1973-1974
 
 
 
Eugene Uhlan 1974-1975      
Howard McFadden 1975-1976      
*Hale Harrington 1976-1977      
Gerald Newman 1977-1978      
*Raymond Stewart 1978-1979      
*Charlton Poist 1979-1980      

indicates deceased

 


 

 

Our Coffee Pot
(Constructed in 1937)
 

The Coffee Pot represents our commitment to "Service and Charity", and was conceived by one of our now deceased members, Lion Bill McNamee, in early 1937. It was built by Howard Wilson (Bill’s Uncle) with help from Bill, Charlie Ritchie, Cliff Marker and other members and supporters of our Club in what was then the Wilson & McNamee Garage between Cooper and Buckley Avenues, on the north side of West Main Street in Rising Sun Maryland.

It was originally used as a portable Hot Dog and Coffee vending booth in the period following the Great Depression, and has undergone several renovations since originally constructed.  Because it is unique, we have adopted it as a Club mascot, and while we no longer use it for food vending, we do tow it in parades and display it at various events throughout the local area to promote awareness of our Lions Club and to generate public interest and support for the charitable work that we do.  

 
 
The Coffee Pot's Origin
(in photographs)
Original Concept doodle on
the back of a bank deposit slip in 1937
 
A more refined Drawing on a
9" x 12" manila envelope, later in 1937
 
drawing by Lion Bill McNamee   drawing by Lion Bill McNamee
     

Lion William (Bill) McNamee was responsible for the Coffee Pot concept and design

 

 Howard Wilson (R) was the primary builder of the Coffee Pot, with help from Charlie Ritchie (C), Cliff Marker (L) and probably other unnamed individuals

 
photographer unknown   photographer unknown
     
Historical photograph believed to have been taken circa 1940
(Pot was less than 5 yrs old)
 
More recent photograph taken 
in June 2007 (Pot was 70 yrs old)
 
photographer unknown   photo by Lion Dale Lofthouse

 



 

 


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Lions Clubs International
Centennial Videos
 
Video #1:  The Founding                                 
(from Lions Quarterly Magazine - published January 2015)
 
 
Video #2:  The Impact of Melvin Jones           
(from Lions Quarterly Magazine - published April 2015)
 
 
Video #3:  A Glimpse of the First 100 Years     
(from Lions Quarterly Magazine - published July 2015) 
 
 
Video #4:  Knights of the Blind                        
(from Lions Quarterly Magazine - published October 2015) 
 
 
Video #5:  Growth and Expansion 
(from Lions Quarterly Magazine - published January 2016)
 


 

 
Timeline of Updates & Postings
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   - JUNE 2017 -  
Jun 18, 2017 Updated:  Current Member List No
Jun 18, 2017 Add:  2017 Cecil Co. Kids Sight Report - June 6, 2017 Yes
Jun 18, 2017 Updated:  Upcoming Events Page No
Jun 17, 2017 Add: Two New Club Members w/photos - June 15, 2017 Yes
Jun 17, 2017 Add:  Centennial Membership Awards - June 15, 2017 Yes
Jun 17, 2017 Add:  2017 Club President Award - June 15, 2017 Yes
Jun 17, 2017 Add:  2017 Melvin Jones Awards - June 15, 2017 Yes
Jun 17, 2017 Updated:  2017-18 Club Contact Officer Information No
Jun 17, 2017 Add:  2017-18 New Club Officers & Directors & photo No
Jun 14, 2017 Add:  Club Officer Training Session - June 20, 2017 No
Jun 12, 2017 MEMORIAL:  for Lion James E. Powell Jr. - June 6, 2017 Yes
Jun 04, 2017 Add:  06-03-17 Sunfest Parade & Photo No
Jun 04, 2017 Add:  06-03-17 Sunfest 50-50 Raffle Sales & Photo No
Jun 04, 2017 Add:  06-03-17 LVRF Vision Day Collections & Photo No
Jun 02, 2017 Add:  Club Meeting MINUTES - June 1, 2017 Yes
Jun 02, 2017 Add:  Corrected Club Meeting MINUTES - May 18, 2017 Yes
   - MAY 2017 -  
May 29, 2017 Add:  District 22B Newsletter - May 2017 No
May 23, 2017 Add:  05-18-17 Dr. Dodson Scholarhip Awards & Photo No
May 21, 2017 Add:  Club Meeting MINUTES  -  May 18, 2017 Yes
May 10, 2017 Add:  Board Meeting MINUTES  -  May 4, 2017 Yes
May 10, 2017 Add:  Club Meeting MINUTES  -  May 4, 2017 Yes
   - APRIL 2017 -  
Apr 27, 2017 Add:  District 22B Newsletter - April 2017 Yes
Apr 24, 2017 Add:  Board Meeting MINUTES  -  April 20, 2017 Yes
Apr 24, 2017 Add:  Club Meeting MINUTES  -  April 20, 2017 Yes
Apr 21, 2017 Add:  Spanish Vers. of Vision Screening Result Letters No
Apr 20, 2017 Add:  April 11, 2017  Calvert Manor Bingo Event No
Apr 9, 2017 Add: 2017 Summer Raffle - Drawing Date and Details No
Apr 9, 2017 Add:  04-08-17 Little League Parade Event & Photo No
Apr 9, 2017 Add:  04-07-17 Ham & Oyster Dinner Event & Photo No
Apr 2, 2017 Add:  03-31-17 Healthcare Equip. Lending Summary No
   - MARCH 2017 -  
Mar 26, 2017 Add:  District 22B Newsletter - March 2017 Yes
Mar 22, 2017 Add:  Board Meeting MINUTES  -  March 16, 2017 Yes
Mar 22, 2017 Add:  Club Meeting MINUTES  -  March 16, 2017 Yes
Mar 17, 2017 Add:  Photo of Rising Sun Peace Poster Contest Winner No
Mar 8, 2017 NEW Add:  Lions Vision Day at Sunfest - June 3, 2017 No
Mar 3, 2017 Add:  Board Meeting MINUTES  -  March 2, 2017 Yes
Mar 3, 2017 Add:  Club Meeting MINUTES  -  March 2, 2017 Yes
Mar 2, 2017 Add:  New "KidSight USA" Video No
   - FEBRUARY 2017 -   
Feb 23, 2017 Add:  District 22B Newsletter - February 2017 Yes
Feb 20, 2017 Add:  Board Meeting MINUTES  -  February 16, 2017 Yes
Feb 20, 2017 Add:  Club Meeting MINUTES  -  February 16, 2017 Yes
Feb 17, 2017 Update:  Annual Ham & Oyster Dinner - April 7, 2017 No
Feb 15, 2017 Add:  Feb 14, 2017  Calvert Manor Bingo Info & Photo No
Feb 13, 2017 Update:  Forms Library  - Open Office versions Yes
Feb 10, 2017 Update:  Forms Library  - Letterhead with QR codes Yes
Feb 9, 2017 NEW Add:  Board Meeting MINUTES  -  February 2, 2017 Yes
Feb 9, 2017 NEW Add:  Club Meeting MINUTES  -  February 2, 2017 Yes
Feb 6, 2017 NEW Add:  Club Meeting MINUTES  -  January 19, 2017 Yes
Feb 6, 2017 NEW Add:  Board Meeting MINUTES  - January 5, 2017 Yes
Feb 6, 2017 NEW Add:  Club Meeting MINUTES  -  January 5, 2017 Yes
   - JANUARY 2017 -   
Jan. 24, 2017 Add:  District 22B Newsletter - January 2017 Yes
Jan. 22, 2017 Update:  Club Roster Book - Membership Changes Yes
Jan. 22, 2017 Update:  Club Members List No
Jan. 20, 2017 Add:  New Member Lion  -  Member Recognition page Yes
Jan. 18, 2017 Update:  Eyeglasses & Hearing Aids Collection Totals No
Jan. 18, 2017 Add:  12-31-2016 Club Website Visits Report No
Jan. 10, 2017 Add:  Feeding the Hungry - Food Collection Project No
   - DECEMBER 2016 -   
Dec 28, 2016 Update:  Club Roster Book - Membership Changes Yes
Dec 28, 2016 Update:  Club Members List No
Dec 27, 2016 Add:  District 22B Newsletter - December 2016 Yes
Dec 15, 2016 Add:  POY - Dawn Deckman  Photo #1  Photo #2 No
Dec 5, 2016 Add:  FY15-16 Cashflow & Balance - Unaudited Report Yes
   - NOVEMBER 2016 -   
Nov 28, 2016 Add:  Lions Club Prayer Role - Lion Jim Powell Yes
Nov 25, 2016 Add:  District 22B Newsletter - November 2016 Yes
Nov 5, 2016 Add:  Old Dominion Electric Cooperative donation No
Nov 2, 2016 NOTICE:  LEADER DOG needs puppy raisers - more info No
   - OCTOBER 2016 -   
Oct 28, 2016 Add:  Oct. 28, 2016  RSES Vision Screening Info & photo No
Oct 24, 2016 Update:  Lions Club New Members - Oct. 20, 2016 Yes
Oct 24, 2016 Update:  Lions Club Member Lions No
Oct 24, 2016 Update:  Lions Club Member List - Oct. 20, 2016 Yes
Oct 24, 2016 Update:  Lions Club Roster Book - FY2016-2017 - #5 Yes
Oct 24, 2016 Add:  District 22B Newsletter - October 2016 Yes
   - SEPTEMBER 2016 -   
Sep 23, 2016 Update:  Meeting Start Times on website and forms No
Sep 22, 2016 Update:  Kids Sight Forms  - for Vision Screener use Yes
Sep 22, 2016 Update:  Club Forms  - for Secretary & others to use Yes
Sep 22, 2016 Add:  District 22B Newsletter - September 2016 Yes
Sep 20, 2016 Update:  District 22B Roster Book - 2016-2017 Edition Yes
   - AUGUST 2016 -  
Aug 15, 2016 Update:  Club Secretary Name and Contact information No
   - JULY 2016 -   
Jul 28, 2016 Corrected:  Dinner & Business Meeting Times & Dates No
Jul 12, 2016 Add:  Cecil Co. Kids Sight Screening Report - FY2015-16 Yes
Jul 7, 2016 Update:  06-30-16 Website Usage Volume Report No
Jul 1, 2016 Update:  Officer Information on Contact Us page No
   - JUNE 2016 -   
Jun 24, 2016 Update:  Tax Status, Contributions & Gifts Disclosure No
Jun 21, 2016 Add:  District 22B Newsletter - June 2016 No
Jun 18, 2016 Update:  Dinner Reservations - Instructions & Details Yes
Jun 18, 2016 Update:  Officer Information on Contact Us page No
Jun 18, 2016 Update:  Thursday Meeting Meal dates on Home Page No
Jun 16, 2016 Add:  2016-2017 Officers & Directors Photo to Gallery No
Jun 16, 2016 Add:  2016-2017 District 22B Governor's Awards Photo No
June 5, 2016 Add:  June 4, 2016  Sunfest Parade Info & Photo No
June 5, 2016 Add:  June 4, 2016  Sunfest Raffle Stand Info & Photo No
   - MAY 2016 -   
May 21, 2016 Add:  LCI Adult & Child Photo Release Forms - Forms Yes
May 21, 2016 Add:  District 22B Newsletter - May 2016 No
May 19, 2016 Add:  Photo of Rising Sun Peace Poster Contest Winner No
May 19, 2016 Add:  Photo of Donation to Tome School Nicaragua Trip No
   - APRIL 2016 -   
Apr 23, 2016 Add:  Apr 22, 16  Ham & Oyster Dinner Info & Photos No
Apr 21, 2016 Add:  District 22B Newsletter - April 2016 Yes
Apr 16, 2016 Add:  April 16, 2016  Little League Parade Info & Photo No
Apr 15, 2016 Add:  Apr 14, 2016  RSES Vision Screening Info & photo No
Apr 13, 2016 Add:  April 12, 2016 Calvert Manor Bingo Info No
Apr  3, 2016 Add:  Kids Sight Vision Documents - Forms & Guidelines Yes
   - MARCH 2016 -   
Mar 20, 2016 Add:  District 22B Newsletter - March 2016 Yes
Mar 12, 2016 Add:  FY2014-15 Financial - Audit Report Yes
Mar  7, 2016 Update:  Member List showing member names No
   - FEBRUARY 2016 -   
Feb 27, 2016 Add:  Services - Cecil Co. Rotating Homeless Shelter No
Feb 25, 2016 Add:  District 22B Newsletter - February 2016 Yes
Feb 20, 2016 Add:  Mailing Address. & Email link - Club Prayer Role Yes
Feb 19, 2016 Update:  Services - Highway Cleanup - Discontinued No
Feb 14, 2016 Add:  Members of Our Family - Club Prayer Role Yes
   - JANUARY 2016 -    
Jan 20, 2016 Add:  District 22B Newsletter - January 2016 Yes
Jan 15, 2016 Add:  "Growth & Expansion" Centennial Video #5 No
Jan 10, 2016 Update:  Information about Us on Public Home page No
   - DECEMBER  2015 -   
Dec 29, 2015 Add:  Jim & Marilyn Powell - 2015 Lions of the Year Yes
Dec 29, 2015 Add:  Calvert Manor Bingo December photo No
Dec 28, 2015 Add:  FY2014-15 Cashflow & Balance - Audited Report Yes
Dec 21, 2015 Add:  District 22B Newsletter - December 2015 Yes
Dec 16, 2015 Add:  Christmas Stocking Project and photo No
Dec 14, 2015 Update:  Kids Sight Vision Screening form letters No
Dec 14, 2015 Update:  Upcoming Events Information No
Dec 12, 2015 Update:  Meetings and Meals disclosure for 2016 No
Dec 5, 2015 Update:  Information about Us No
   - NOVEMBER  2015  -   
Nov 21, 2015 Add:  District 22B Newsletter - November 2015 Yes
Nov 14, 2015 MEMORIAL:  Lion Janet Montgomery  Memorial Yes
   - OCTOBER  2015 -   
Oct 28, 2015 Add:  Christmas Raffle Poster & Ticket Purchase info. No
Oct 27, 2015 Add:  Bazaar in the Barn description and photo No
Oct 23, 2015 Update:  Member List, Member  Lions & Roster Book Yes
Oct 23, 2015 Add:  Photo of donation to Scout Troop #143 No
Oct 23, 2015 Add:  District 22B Newsletter - October 2015 Yes
Oct 20, 2015 Add:  Old Dominion Electric Cooperative donation No
Oct  9, 2015 Add:  BSA Troop #143 to Supporter Recognition page No
Oct  7, 2015 Update:  New Officers cover photo on Facebook pages No
Oct  7, 2015 Add:  Old Dominion Electric Cooperative becomes partner No
Oct  5, 2015 Add:  Ag-Industrial Incoroporated makes a donation No
Oct  2, 2015 Add:  "Knights of the Blind" Centennial Video #4 No
Oct  1, 2015 Update:  Several Photos in Photo Gallery No

 

 



 
 
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