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Service Projects: Healthcare Equipment - DISCONTINUED
  EyeGlass & Hearing Aid Collection
  Vision Screening & Sight Awareness
  Child Dignity & Feeding the Hungry
  Calvert Manor Resident Bingo
  Food & Gift Baskets
  Cecil Co. Rotating Homeless Shelter
  Car Fit Project
Fundraising Projects: Ham Dinners & Italian Dinners
  Lions Breakfast Fundraiser
  Summer Raffle - Win a Family Crab Feast
  SunFest Stand & 50-50 Raffle
  Lions Vision Day for LVRF
  R.H. Cameron Mem'l Feast  (discontinued)
  Christmas Raffle
Youth Projects: Peace Poster Contest
  Dr. Dodson Scholarships
  Youth Volunteerism Award
Participation Projects: Little League Parade
  SunFest Parade
  Health Fair Event
  Halloween Event
  Christmas Caroling Event
  R.S. Elementary Meet & Greet
Other Projects: Ag-Industrial 2015 Spring Fling 
 


 
Community Service Projects

 

Lions HOME HEALTHCARE AND DISABILITY EQUIPMENT Project
 

THIS PROJECT HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED 

We no longer loan healthcare and disability equipment.

We do not accept donated equipment for use in this program and we do not accept the return of eguipment that was previously borrowed from us.  If you signed an agreement that bound you to return equipment when you no longer needed it; you are hereby released from the return requirement. 

Effective immediately, you are responsible to dispose of any borrowed equipment that you possess.  Please DO NOT return any borrowed healthcare and disability equipment to us.

Thank you.

 



 

Lions USED EYE GLASSES & HEARING AID COLLECTION Project
 
As part of Lions Clubs International "Recycle for Sight and Hearing Aid Recycling" Programs, we maintain collection boxes throughout our community for the collection of used eyeglasses and hearing aids. Donated items are forwarded to Lions International where they are cleaned, serviced and re-distributed to individuals with compatible needs.
 
Recent Eyeglass and Hearing Aid Collection History
 
Year Framed Pairs Loose Lenses Hearing Aids
-------------------- --------------------- ----------------------- ----------------------
2009 297 243 0
2010 176 5 5
2011 150 13 0
2012 570 38 6
2013
873 82 6
2014 1046 212 8
2015 997 44 28
2016 637 849 29
2017 372 32 23
2018 673 50 2
2019 1072 56 21
2020-YTD 131 4 4
-------------------- ---------------------- ---------------------- ----------------------
Totals 6,994 1,628 132
 
Donations can be made at the following locations:
 
(RA) = Restricted Access         
 
A video showing how the Lions Eye Glass Recycling program works
 

 

Lions VISION SCREENING and SIGHT AWARENESS Projects

As part of Lions Clubs International "Vision Screening Program", we provide Vision Screening at Calvert and Rising Sun Elementary Schools.  The screenings are annual one or two day events that may consist of multiple sessions in order to screen both morning and afternoon classes.   We perform a non-invasive screening for children in the four to six year age range because that is the age at which they may receive the most benefit from corrective measures.  In many cases, problems that are addressed before the age of seven, may result in the restoration of corrected vision; however, if undetected or ignored, they can persist for the remainder of a person's life. 

Based upon each child's test results, we send a letter to their parents advising them of one of the following outcomes:

A copy of the Vision Screening Results and a list of local Eye Care professionals - [en Espanol] are also provided.  
(3) We were Unable to Complete the Test - [en Espanol].   A list of local Eye Care professionals - [en Espanol]  is also provided.
 
The following videos demonstrate Vision Screening & Results
 
Lions KidSight USA   Lions help save Cross's Eyesight
 
Select "Picture-in-picture" button or the "YouTube" button to view larger versions.

 

 
Kids Sight Vision Screenings 

October 15, 2019 - Seven members of our Lions Club performed Kids Sight Vision Screenings at Rising Sun Elementary School.  With parental consent, 195 children were screened using a PlusoptixS12C Mobile Screener which is capable of detecting several specific vision abnormalities.

The parents of 17 children received a letter indicating that Issues were detected along with a copy of their child's Vision Screening Results; and they were also advised to contact an Eye Care professional for further evaluation. The parents of 9 children received a letter indicating that our Test could not be completed, and they were also encouraged to contact Eye Care professionals for further evaluation; and the parents of 169 children whose tests did not show any vision abnormalities received a letter indicating that No issues were detected

We would like to extend a sincere "Thank You" to the School Nurse, the School Staff members, and the Parents and Children for their support and participation.

 


April 2, 2019 - Eight members of our Lions Club performed Kids Sight Vision Screenings at Calvert Elementary School.  With parental consent, 117 children were screened using a PlusoptixS12C Mobile Screener which is capable of detecting several specific vision abnormalities.

The parents of 18 children received a letter indicating that Issues were detected along with a copy of their child's Vision Screening Results; and they were also advised to contact an Eye Care professional for further evaluation. The parents of 1 child received a letter indicating that our Test could not be completed, and they were also encouraged to contact Eye Care professionals for further evaluation; and the parents of 98 children whose tests did not show any vision abnormalities received a letter indicating that No issues were detected

We would like to extend a sincere "Thank You" to the School Nurse, the School Staff members, and the Parents and Children for their support and participation.

photo by Lion Dale Lofthouse            
(back row, left to right)  Lions Richard Moulton, Barry Cameron, Bob Lucas,
Bud McFadden, Ellen Lucas and Dale Lofthouse
(front row seated) Lions Marilyn Powell and Anthony Mattern
 

September 26 & 27, 2018 - Eight members of our Lions Club performed Kids Sight Vision Screenings at Rising Sun Elementary School.  With parental consent, 210 children were screened using a PlusoptixS12C Mobile Screener which is capable of detecting several specific vision abnormalities.

The parents of 23 children received a letter indicating that Issues were detected along with a copy of their child's Vision Screening Results; and they were also advised to contact an Eye Care professional for further evaluation. The parents of 5 children received a letter indicating that our Test could not be completed, and they were also encouraged to contact Eye Care professionals for further evaluation; and the parents of 182 children whose tests did not show any vision abnormalities received a letter indicating that No issues were detected

We would like to extend a sincere "Thank You" to the School Nurse, the School Staff members, and the Parents and Children for their support and participation.

 
photo by Lion Dale Lofthouse            
(left to right)  Lions Bud McFadden, Ellen Lucas, Sallie Teague and
Bob Lucas. Participants not shown are Lions Barry Cameron,
Jim Taylor, Gem Gibney and Dale Lofthouse

 


April 18, 2018 - Six members of our Lions Club performed Kids Sight Vision Screenings at Rising Sun Elementary School.  With parental consent, 98 children were screened using a PlusoptixS12C Mobile Screener which is capable of detecting several specific vision abnormalities.

The parents of 7 children received a letter indicating that Issues were detected along with a copy of their child's Vision Screening Results; and they were also advised to contact an Eye Care professional for further evaluation. The parents of 4 children received a letter indicating that our Test could not be completed, and they were also encouraged to contact Eye Care professionals for further evaluation; and the parents of 87 children whose tests did not show any vision abnormalities received a letter indicating that No issues were detected

We would like to extend a sincere "Thank You" to the School Nurse, the School Staff members, and the Parents and Children for their support and participation.

 
photo by Lion Dale Lofthouse           
(left to right)  Lions Ron Jaggers, Sallie Teague, Bud McFadden,
Ellen Lucas, and Bob Lucas.

 


October 19, 2017 - Six members of our Lions Club performed Kids Sight Vision Screenings at Rising Sun Elementary School.  With parental consent, 111 children were screened using a PlusoptixS12C Mobile Screener which is capable of detecting several specific vision abnormalities.

The parents of 12 children received a letter indicating that Issues were detected along with a copy of their child's Vision Screening Results; and they were also advised to contact an Eye Care professional for further evaluation. The parents of 1 child received a letter indicating that our Test could not be completed, and they were also encouraged to contact Eye Care professionals for further evaluation; and the parents of 98 children whose tests did not show any vision abnormalities received a letter indicating that No issues were detected

We would like to extend a sincere "Thank You" to the School Nurse, the School Staff members, and the Parents and Children for their support and participation.

 
photo by Lion Dale Lofthouse
(left to right)  Lions Gem Gibney, Bud McFadden, project manager Ellen Lucas,
Bob Lucas and Sallie Teague
 

October 17, 2017 - Six members of our Lions Club performed Kids Sight Vision Screenings at Calvert Elementary School.  With parental consent, 85 children were screened using a PlusoptixS12C Mobile Screener which is capable of detecting several specific vision abnormalities.

The parents of 8 children received a letter indicating that Issues were detected along with a copy of their child's Vision Screening Results; and they were also advised to contact an Eye Care professional for further evaluation. The parents of 2 children received a letter indicating that our Test could not be completed, and they were also encouraged to contact Eye Care professionals for further evaluation; and the parents of 75 children whose tests did not show any vision abnormalities received a letter indicating that No issues were detected

We would like to extend a sincere "Thank You" to the School Nurse, the School Staff members, and the Parents and Children for their support and participation.

photo by Lion Dale Lofthouse
(back row, left to right)  Lions Bob Lucas, Bud Mcfadden, Richard Moulton,
(front row left to right)  Gem Gibney and project manager Ellen Lucas
 

March 9, 2017 - Four members of our Lions Club performed Vision Screenings at Calvert Elementary School.  With parental consent, 15 children were screened using a PlusoptixS12C Mobile Screener which is capable of detecting several specific vision abnormalities. 

The parents of 1 child received a letter indicating that Issues were detected along with a copy of their child's Vision Screening Results; and they were also advised to contact an Eye Care professional for further evaluation. The parents of 1 child received a letter indicating that our Test could not be completed, and they were also encouraged to contact Eye Care professionals for further evaluation; and the parents of 13 children whose tests did not show any vision abnormalities received a letter indicating that No issues were detected
 
We would like to extend a sincere "Thank You" to the School Nurse, the School Staff members, and the Parents and Children for their support and participation.
(No photo available.)
 

October 28, 2016 - Seven members of our Lions Club performed Vision Screenings at Rising Sun Elementary School.  With parental consent, 125 children were screened using a PlusoptixS12C Mobile Screener which is capable of detecting specific vision abnormalities. 

The parents of 18 children received a letter indicating that Issues were detected along with a copy of their child's Vision Screening Results; and they were also advised to contact an Eye Care professional for further evaluation; and the parents of 107 children whose tests did not show any vision abnormalities received a letter indicating that No issues were detected
 
We would like to extend a sincere "Thank You" to the School Nurse, the School Staff members, and the Parents and Children for their support and participation.
 
(left to right) Lions Bob Lucas, Ellen Lucas, Tracy Cullum, Gem Gibney, and Jim Taylor
not shown and also participating were Lions Charles Blanford and Dale Lofthouse
 

 
April 14, 2016 - Four members of our Lions Club performed Vision Screenings at Rising Sun Elementary School.  With parental consent, 116 children were screened using a PlusoptixS12C Mobile Screener which is capable of detecting specific vision abnormalities. 
 
The parents of 11 children received a letter indicating that Issues were detected along with a copy of their child's Vision Screening Results; and they were also advised to contact an Eye Care professional for further evaluation; the parents of 4 children received letters indicating that our Test could not be completed, and they were also encouraged to contact Eye Care professionals for further evaluation; and the parents of 101 children whose tests did not show any vision abnormalities received a letter indicating that No issues were detected
 
We would like to extend a sincere "Thank You" to the School Nurse, the School Staff members, and the Parents and Children for their support and participation.
 
(Left to Right) Lions: Bob Lucas, Ellen Lucas, Gem Gibney and Dale Lofthouse
 

 
May 14, 2015 - Three members of our Lions Club and five members from Cecilton Lions Club performed Vision Screenings at Rising Sun Elementary School.   With parental consent, 103 children were screened using a PlusoptixS12C Mobile Screener which is capable of detecting specific vision abnormalities.  
 
The parents of 5 children received a letter indicating that Issues were detected along with a copy of their child's Vision Screening Results; and they were also advised to contact an Eye Care professional for further evaluation; the parents of 2 children received letters indicating that our Test could not be completed, and they were also encouraged to contact Eye Care professionals for further evaluation; and the parents of 96 children whose tests did not show any vision abnormalities received a letter indicating that No issues were detected
 
We would like to extend a sincere "Thank You" to the Cecilton Lions, the School Nurse, the School Staff members, and the Parents and Children for their support and participation.
 
photo by Lion Dale Lofthouse
(Left to Right) Lions: Gem Gibney, Janet Flower, Bob Small,
Ellen Lucas, Joan McGee, Jack McGee, and Jane Small
       
 
Sight Awareness Slide Presentations

 



Lions Child Dignity & Feeding the Hungry Projects

We provide personal hygiene items, clothing items, weekend meals and school supplies to under-privileged children who attend the Rising Sun Elementary School.  We also collect food for donation to local food banks and area help centers.


 

Feeding the Hungry Project

January 10, 2017 - We collected and donated 300 non-perishable food items and $350 to Cecil County Domestic Violence Shelter, Ray of Hope, Janes Methodist Church Rotating Homeless Shelter and St. Vincent De Paul Community Pantry to help replenish their depleted post holiday supplies.

Photo by Lisa Tome at G. Cullum Heating & Cooling, published in Rising Sun Herald 01/10/17
 

Children's Christmas Stocking Project

December 14, 2015 - We filled several stockings with personal hygiene items, candy, school spirit T-shirts and other necessary items, as part of our Christmas Stocking Project, to be delivered along with school supplies to under-privileged children who attend the Rising Sun Elementary School.

(Photo by Lion Kathleen Cini)     
 

School Backpack Project

August 17, 2015 - Our 2015-16 Club President, Ellen Lucas presented school supplies and other items through our School Backpack Project, to benefit underprivileged students at the Rising Sun Elementary School.  We would like to extend a sincere "Thank You" to everyone who participated.

 
(Photo by Jen Eckman)     
 

Weekend Meals Project

Our Lions Club provides Weekend Meals to underprivileged students at the Rising Sun Elementary School on the first and second weekends of each month.  In addition, we provide RSES Tiger T-Shirts and candy canes to each of the children as Christmas presents.  The meals for the remaining weekends in the month and the food for Christmas Dinners is provided by St. Agnes Catholic Church.  We would like to extend a sincere "Thank You" to everyone who participates in this project.

(Photo by Lion Bud McFadden)         

 


Since 2015 - Members of our Lions Club and several members of St. Agnes Catholic Church have prepared food for the Weekend Meals Project that assists underprivileged students at the Rising Sun Elementary School.  We would like to extend a sincere "Thank You" to everyone who participated.

 
(Photo by Lisa Tome - published in Solanco Chronicle Newspaper)     

 



 
Lions CALVERT MANOR RESIDENT BINGO Project

We hold Bingo for Calvert Manor Residents usually on the second Tuesday evening of February, April, October, and December, at the Calvert Manor Healthcare Center.  Our volunteers manage the games and offer assistance whenever needed to the residents who have vision, physical or cognitive disabilities.

February 11, 2020 - Six of our Lions Members served at the Valentine's Day Edition of our Calvert Manor Resident Bingo project.  We would like to extend a sincere "Thank You" to everyone who participated.

photo provided by Lion Dale Lofthouse               

December 10, 2019 - Six of our Lions Members and Two Friends of our Lions Club served at the Winter/Christmas Edition of our Calvert Manor Resident Bingo project.  We would like to extend a sincere "Thank You" to everyone who participated.

photo provided by Lion Ellen Lucas            
 

October 8, 2019 - Seven of our Lions Members and One Friend of our Lions Club served at the Fall/Halloween Edition of our Calvert Manor Resident Bingo project.  We would like to extend a sincere "Thank You" to everyone who participated.

photo provided by Lion Bud McFadden           

 


February 12, 2019 - CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER. Our Lions Members and Friends of our Lions Club were unable to serve the Valentine's Day Edition of our Calvert Manor Resident Bingo project. 

 


December 11, 2018 - Six of our Lions Members and Two Friends of our Lions Club along with Santa and his Elf served at the Christmas/Winter Edition of our Calvert Manor Resident Bingo project.  We would like to extend a sincere "Thank You" to everyone who participated.

(No photo available)


October 9, 2018 - Six of our Lions Members and Two Friends of our Lions Club served at the Halloween/Fall Edition of our Calvert Manor Resident Bingo project.  We would like to extend a sincere "Thank You" to everyone who participated.

(Photo by Lion Carol Hunter)   
      

April 10, 2018 - Nine of our Lions Members and one Friend of our Lions Club served at the Easter/Spring Edition of our Calvert Manor Resident Bingo project.  We would like to extend a sincere "Thank You" to everyone who participated.

(Photo by Lion Dale Lofthouse)
 

 

February 13, 2018 - Six of our Lions Members and two Friends of our Lions Club served at the Valentine's Day Edition of our Calvert Manor Resident Bingo project.  We would like to extend a sincere "Thank You" to everyone who participated.

(Photo provided by Lion Dale Lofthouse)              
 

December 12, 2017 - Five of our Lions Members along with Santa and two Friends of our Lions Club served at the Christmas/Winter Edition of our Calvert Manor Resident Bingo project.  We would like to extend a sincere "Thank You" to everyone who participated.

(No photo available)


October 10, 2017 - Six of our Lions Members and two friends of our Club served at the Halloween/Fall edition of our Calvert Manor Resident Bingo project.  We would like to extend a sincere "Thank You" to everyone who participated.

(No photo available)


April 11, 2017 -  Several Lions from our Club served at the Easter/Spring edition of our Calvert Manor Resident Bingo project.  We would like to extend a sincere "Thank You" to everyone who participated.

(No photo available)


February 14, 2017 -  Five Lions and three Friends of our Club served at the Valentine's Day edition of our Calvert Manor Resident Bingo project.  We had 18 players and would like to extend a sincere "Thank You" to everyone who participated.

(Photo provided by Lion Mary Beth Jackson)     

December 6, 2016 - Six Members of our Lions Club and Santa Claus served at the Christmas/Winter edition of our Calvert Manor Resident Bingo project.  We had 20 players and would like to extend a sincere "Thank You" to everyone who participated.

(No photo available)


October 11, 2016 - Members of our Lions Club served at the Halloween/Fall edition of our Calvert Manor Resident Bingo project.  We would like to extend a sincere "Thank You" to everyone who participated.

(No photo available)


April 12, 2016 - Six members of our Lions Club served at the Easter/Spring edition of our Calvert Manor Resident Bingo project.  We would like to extend a sincere "Thank You" to everyone who participated.

(No photo available)


December 8, 2015 - Fourteen members of our Lions Club and Santa Claus, served at the Christmas/Winter edition of our Calvert Manor Resident Bingo project.  We would like to extend a sincere "Thank You" to everyone who participated.

(photo provided by Lion Dana Fritts)         

October 13, 2015 - Six members of our Lions Club served at the Halloween/Fall edition of our Calvert Manor Resident Bingo project.  We would like to extend a sincere "Thank You" to everyone who participated.

(No photo available)


April 14, 2015 - Three members of our Lions Club served at the Easter/Spring edition of our Calvert Manor Resident Bingo project.  We would like to extend a sincere "Thank You" to everyone who participated.

(photo provided by Lion Dana Fritts)         
 

February 10, 2015 - Four members of our Lions Club served at the Valentine's Day edition of our Calvert Manor Resident Bingo project.  We would like to extend a sincere "Thank You" to everyone who participated.

(photo provided by Lion Dana Fritts)         
 

December 11, 2014 - Six members of our Lions Club and Santa Claus served at the Christmas/Winter edition of our Calvert Manor Resident Bingo project.  We would like to extend a sincere "Thank You" to everyone who participated.

(photo provided by Lion Dana Fritts)         
 

October 14, 2014 - Nine members of our Lions Club served at the Halloween/Fall edition of our Calvert Manor Resident Bingo project.  We would like to extend a sincere "Thank You" to everyone who participated.

(photo provided by Lion Dana Fritts)         
 

June 25, 2014 - Eight members of our Lions Club served at the Independence Day/Summer edition of our Calvert Manor Resident Bingo project.  We would like to extend a sincere "Thank You" to everyone who participated.

(photo provided by Lion Dana Fritts)         

 


April 8, 2014 - Eleven members of our Lions Club served at the Easter/Spring edition of our Calvert Manor Resident Bingo project.  We would like to extend a sincere "Thank You" to everyone who participated.

(photo provided by Lion Dana Fritts)       
 
  


 
 
Cecil County Rotating Homeless Shelter

We have partnered with St. Agnes Church, Janes Methodist Church and other organizations throughout Cecil County, to provide support services to Cecil County's Rotating Homeless Shelter. 

February 15, 2016 - (Description by Lions Ellen & Bob Lucas)

Several members of the Rising Sun Lions Club braved the ice and cold to greet, do intake, and serve a hot meal to twenty-nine guests as part of the Cecil County Rotating Homeless Shelter.  The meal was prepared by our partners from St. Agnes Church, Lion Bill Pare’ and his wife Marilyn.

In addition to Lion Bill Pare’, Lions Bud McFadden, Ron Jaggers, Bob Lucas, Ellen Lucas, Amy Meeks and Chas Blanford provided a total of thirty-eight hours of service during the evening.  King Lion Ellen Lucas provided support for an additional twenty-five hours during the week and Lion Amy Meeks, who served as site supervisor at Janes UMC for the week, logged an additional eighty hours.

The Lions Club also provided snacks, a sleeping bag, clothes, hygiene products, phone cards, puzzle books, sketch pads and writing pads for the homeless during the week.  It was truly a blessing to serve the less fortunate in the community, and we would like to extend a sincere "Thank You" to everyone who participated.

 
photo provided by Lion Dana Fritts         
Lions: Bob Lucas, Bill Pare', Charles Blanford, Bud McFadden, Ron Jaggers, and
Ellen Lucas served a meal at the Cecil County Rotating Homeless Shelter that
was hosted February 15, 2016 by Janes Methodist Church in Rising Sun, Md.
(also serving but not shown in this photo were Lion Amy Meeks and Marilyn Pare')   
 
 


 

Lions Food and Gift Basket Projects

As a community outreach, we assist selected needy individuals at Christmas and at other times by providing food and gift baskets or food and gift cards.

December 2017 - We supplied meals to 14 families, ranging from 4 to 8 members per family for Christmas dinner.   Our donations were enhanced by Martin's Food Market who graciously provided discounts on the purchased food.  We would like to extend a sincere "Thank You" to everyone who participated in this project.

December 2016 - We provided Christmas Food Baskets and Grocery and/or Retail Store Gift Cards to several needy families within our community.  We would like to extend a sincere "Thank You" to everyone who participated in this project.

 



 

Lions Car Fit Project

This is a Lions Club Project designed to help motorists within our community to better utilize the adjustable features of their vehicles and to improve safety as well as operational convenience and driver comfort.

May 5, 2021 - We will be assisting members of our community with the alignment of their drivers seat, foot pedals, mirrors and steering wheel to improve the safety, comfort and convenience of the vehicles' adjustable features.  This "by Appointment" Event will be held at the Community Fire Company of Rising Sun's parking lot, located at 300 Biggs Highway in Rising Sun, Maryland.  Appointment scheduling and contact information will be published in advance of the event. 
 
Visit the May 5, 2021 CarFit entry in our Club Calendar for more details.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 




   
  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
Youth Related Projects
 
 
Lions Annual Peace Poster Contest
 
We sponsor entries into the Lions Clubs International Peace Poster Contest from the Rising Sun Area for students who are ages 11 through 13.  For more information, view the Contest Brochure , the Contest Rules , and the Contest Dates and Deadlines.
 
Photo of the 2017 Rising Sun Lions Club Peace Poster Contest Winner
holding the Peace Poster he created
 

 
 
Photo of the 2016 Rising Sun Lions Club Peace Poster Contest Winner
holding the Peace Poster she created
 

 

Photo of the 2015 Rising Sun Lions Club Peace Poster Contest Winner
holding the Peace Poster she created
 

 

Photo of the 2014 Rising Sun Lions Club Peace Poster Contest Winner
holding the Peace Poster she created
 


 

Lions Dr. Dodson Scholarships

We sponsor two student scholarships each year to graduating seniors from the Rising Sun High School who are entering an area of study that pertains to Vision, Hearing, Medicine, or Healthcare services.  The recipents are invited to attend one of our regular Dinner Meetings and to make a short presentation of their education and career plans in order to receive the funds.

June 6, 2019 - During our Club Meeting, Lions George Klusak and Ronald Thompson, announced that this years Dr. Dodson Scholarship recipients were Rising Sun High School graduating seniors: Makenzie Mullins & Alyssa Cooper; who are respectively pursuing education in Speech Pathology and Nursing.  We would like to congratulate both recipients and encourage them to pursue education and occupations that will be personally fulfilling and in service to their communities and their fellow citizens.
(no photo available)
 

June 7, 2018 - During our Club Meeting, Lion George Klusak, announced that this years Dr. Dodson Scholarship recipients were Rising Sun High School graduating seniors:  Richard Moore and Mia Sexton, who are respectively pursuing education in Opthalmology and Biology/Pre-Med.  We would like to congratulate both recipients and encourage them to pursue education and occupations that will be personally fulfilling and in service to their communities and their fellow citizens.
(no photo available)
 

May 18, 2017 - Lion Paul Elwood, introduced this years Dr. Dodson Scholarship recipients as guests at our club meeting.  The recipents were Rising Sun High School graduating seniors:  A. Burrell and J. Widmayer, who both spoke briefly during the meeting.  We would like to congratulate both recipients and encourage them to pursue education and occupations that will be personally fulfilling and in service to their communities and their fellow citizens.
 
photo by Lion Mary Beth Jackson           
(left) Two 2017 Dr. Dodson Scholarship Recipients from Rising Sun High School
(right) 2016 King Lion Gem Gibney and Lion Paul Elwood
 

May 24, 2016 - Lion George Klusak, attended the Rising Sun High School Awards Ceremony to present two graduating Seniors with our Lions Club's Dr. Dodson Memorial Scholarship Awards.  We would like to congratulate both recipients and encourage them to pursue education and occupations that will be personally fulfilling and in service to their communities and their fellow citizens.
 
(no photo available)
 

May 26, 2015 - Our Education and Scholarship Chairman, Bert Shirey, attended the Rising Sun High School Awards Ceremony to present two graduating Seniors with our Lions Club's Dr. Dodson Memorial Scholarship Awards.  We would like to congratulate both recipients and encourage them to pursue education and occupations that will be personally fulfilling and in service to their communities and their fellow citizens.
 
(no photo available)
 

May 27, 2014 - Our Education and Scholarship Chairman, Bert Shirey, attended the Rising Sun High School Awards Ceremony to present two graduating Seniors with our Lions Club's Dr. Dodson Memorial Scholarship Awards.  We would like to congratulate both recipients and encourage them to pursue education and occupations that will be personally fulfilling and in service to their communities and their fellow citizens.
 
(no photo available)
 

May 28, 2013 - Our 2012 Lions Club President, Robert Probst, attended the Rising Sun High School Awards Ceremony to present two graduating Seniors with our Lions Club's Dr. Dodson Memorial Scholarship Awards.  We would like to congratulate both recipients and encourage them to pursue education and occupations that will be personally fulfilling and in service to their communities and their fellow citizens.

(no photo available)

 

 


Lions Youth Volunteerism Award

Occasionally we present an award to a graduating senior from the Rising Sun High School who has demonstrated a level of volunteerism which is deemed worthy of recognition.  The award recipient is invited to attend one of our regular Dinner Meetings and to make a short presentation with some detail about the projects for which they volunteer.

 

 


 
  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Community Participation Projects
 
 
Rising Sun Little League Parade
We participate in The Rising Sun Little League Parade with Marchers and our Coffee Pot Trailer.  Our purpose is to demonstrate our support for our community and to develop public awareness of the charitable work that we do.  The event usually occurs on  the second or third Saturday in April.
 
April 13, 2019 - Three of our Lions Club Members participated in the annual Rising Sun Little League Parade.   We would like to extend a sincere "Thank You" to everyone who came out to watch or participate.
 
 Lions: Joe Fritts and Bud McFadden
                                                                                                                                   photo by Lion Barry Cameron 
 

April 8, 2017 - Six of our Lions Club Members participated in the annual Rising Sun Little League Parade.   We would like to extend a sincere "Thank You" to everyone who came out to watch or participate.
 
(L to R)  Lions: Jim Taylor, Sallie Teague, Darwin Struble,
Richard Montgomery, and Joe Fritts
                                                                                                                                   photo by Lion Dale Lofthouse   
 

April 16, 2016 - Eight of our Lions Club Members and one Lions Club Friend participated in the annual Rising Sun Little League Parade.   We would like to extend a sincere "Thank You" to everyone who came out to watch or participate.
 
(L to R)  Lions: Jim Taylor, Chas Blanford, Joe Fritts, Ellen Lucas,
Richard Montgomery, Dale Lofthouse, Sallie Teague and Dana Fritts
 

April 11, 2015 - Nine of our Lions Club Members participated in the annual Rising Sun Little League Parade.   We would like to extend a sincere "Thank You" to everyone who came out to watch or participate.
 
 
(Lto R) Lions Sallie Teague, Bob Lucas, Don Struble, Dana Fritts, Mary Beth Jackson, Joe Fritts, Amy Meeks and Richard Montogmery
Posing in front of the Coffee Pot
  
(L to R) Lions Dana Fritts, Joe Fritts, Mary Beth Jackson and Amy Meeks
Marching with the Banner
photo by Lion Dale Lofthouse    
 
photo by Lion Bob Lucas    

 


April 12, 2014 - Nine of our Lions Club Members participated in the annual Rising Sun Little League Parade.   We would like to extend a sincere "Thank You" to everyone who came out to watch or participate.

 
 
Lions Bob Lucas, Amy Meeks, Don Struble, Dana Fritts, Mary Beth Jackson, Richard Montgomery, Joe Fritts and Barry Cameron
Posing with the Banner
  
Lions Richard Montgomery and
Don Struble
Riding in the Coffee Pot
photo by Lion Dale Lofthouse    
 
photo by Lion Bob Lucas    
 

April 13, 2013 - Seven of our Lions Club Members participated in the annual Rising Sun Little League Parade.   We would like to extend a sincere "Thank You" to everyone who came out to watch or participate.

 
Lions Dana Fritts, Richard Montgomery, Ellen Lucas and Amy Meeks
Posing with the Banner
Lions Bob Cameron and Don Struble
Riding in the Coffee Pot
  photos by Lion Dale Lofthouse

 

 



 

Chamber of Commerce SUNFEST Parade

We participate with Marchers and our Coffee Pot Trailer in the Annual Town of Rising Sun SUNFEST Parade.  The event usually occurs on the first Saturday in June.
 
June 5, 2021 - Our Lions will participate in the Sunfest Parade by marching and towing the Coffee Pot.    
 
Lion Bud in the loader and an unshown person (probably Lion Norman) operating
the tractor, as they prepare the Coffee Pot for the upcoming Parade.
 

June 1, 2019 - Our Lions participated in the Sunfest Parade.  They marched and towed the Coffee Pot.   We would like to extend a sincere "Thank You" to the Rising Sun Chamber of Commerce for coordinating the parade and to everyone who came out to enjoy it. 
 
 

June 2, 2018 - Five of our Lions participated in the Sunfest Parade.  They marched or rode in the Coffee Pot and tow vehicle.   We would like to extend a sincere "Thank You" to the Rising Sun Chamber of Commerce for coordinating the parade and to everyone who came out to enjoy it. 
 
(left to right) Lions Jim Taylor, Don Struble, Richard Montgomery and Joe Fritts.
photo by Lion Dale Lofthouse

 
June 3, 2017 - Seven Lions participated in the Sunfest Parade.  They marched or rode in the Coffee Pot and tow vehicle.   We would like to extend a sincere "Thank You" to the Rising Sun Chamber of Commerce for coordinating the parade and to everyone who came out to enjoy it. 
 
(left to right) Lions Richard Montgomery, Gary Cullum,
Don Struble, Bob Shallcross, Mary Beth Jackson, and Joe Fritts.
photo by Lion Dale Lofthouse
 

 
June 4, 2016 - Four of our Lions participated in the Sunfest Parade.  They marched or rode in the Coffee Pot and tow vehicle.   We would like to extend a sincere "Thank You" to the Rising Sun Chamber of Commerce for coordinating the parade and to everyone who came out to enjoy it.  
 
(left to right) Lions Richard Montgomery, Joe Fritts and Don Struble.
photo by Lion Dale Lofthouse
 

 
 
June 6, 2015 - Seven of our Lions participated in the Sunfest Parade.  They marched or rode in the Coffee Pot and tow vehicle.   We would like to extend a sincere "Thank You" to the Rising Sun Chamber of Commerce for coordinating the parade and to everyone who came out to enjoy it.  
 
 
(left to right) Lions Jim Taylor, Richard Montgomery, Don Struble, Joe Fritts, Amy Meeks, and Chas Blanford
 
Marchers were Lions Joe Fritts, Amy Meeks and Chas Blanford.  Lions Don Struble and Richard Montgomery rode in the Coffee Pot, and Lions Dale Lofthouse and Jim Taylor rode in the tow vehicle.
photo by Lion Dale Lofthouse   photo by Lion Jim Taylor
 

 
June 7, 2014 - Four of our Lions participated in the Sunfest Parade.  They rode in the Coffee Pot, or in the tow vehicle.   We would like to extend a sincere "Thank You" to the Rising Sun Chamber of Commerce for coordinating the parade and to everyone who came out to enjoy it.  
 
The Sunfest Parade Crew
(left to right) Lions Don Struble, Janet Montgomery and Richard Montgomery.  Missing from the photo was Lion Dale Lofthouse who drove the tow vehicle.

 


June 1, 2013 - Seven of our Lions participated in the Sunfest Parade.  They marched carrying the Club Banner,  rode in the Coffee Pot, or rode in the tow vehicle.   We would like to extend a sincere "Thank You" to the Rising Sun Chamber of Commerce for coordinating the parade and to everyone who came out to enjoy it.  

 
The Sunfest Parade Crew
(left to right) Lions Bob Probst, David Price, Joe Fritts, Richard Montgomery and Jim Taylor.  Missing from the photo but also present was PDG Lion Bob Cameron who had already boarded the Coffee Pot
photos by Lion Dale Lofthouse

 



 

Chamber of Commerce HEALTH FAIR

We participate in The Rising Sun Chamber of Commerce Health Fair by promoting awareness of our Free Home Healthcare and Disability Equipment program, our Eyeglass Collection and Recycling program and our Kids Sight Vision Screening program.  The event usually occurs in late October or early November and you can visit our calendar or the Chamber website for the exact date as soon as it is published.
 

October 18, 2019 - Eight Lions from our Club participated in the Annual Rising Sun Chamber of Commerce Health Fair.   We would like to extend a sincere "Thank You" to everyone who attended.

  Photo by Lion Dale Lofthouse            
Two of our eight Lions who participated in the event.  (LtoR) Lions Ron Thompson and Jim Taylor.  Other participants, not included in this photo were Lions Ellen Lucas, Bob Lucas, Ron Jaggers, Barry Cameron, Bud McFadden and Dale Lofthouse

November 6, 2018 - Six Lions from our Club participated in the Annual Rising Sun Chamber of Commerce Health Fair.   We would like to extend a sincere "Thank You" to everyone who attended.

  Photo by Lion Dale Lofthouse            
Three of our six Lions who participated in the event.  (LtoR) Lions Bud McFadden, Barry Cameron and Richard Montgomery.  Other participants, not included
in this photo were Lions Ellen Lucas, Bob Lucas and Dale Lofthouse

October 20, 2017 - Six Lions from our Club participated in the Annual Rising Sun Chamber of Commerce Health Fair.   We would like to extend a sincere "Thank You" to everyone who attended.

  Photo by Lion Dale Lofthouse  
Four of our six Lions who participated in the event.  (LtoR) Lions Ellen Lucas
Bob Lucas, Bud McFadden and Richard Montgomery.  Other Lions not included
in this photo were Lions Betsy Tome and Dale Lofthouse

 
October 21, 2016 - Several Lions from our Club participated in the Annual Rising Sun Chamber of Commerce Health Fair.   We would like to extend a sincere "Thank You" to everyone who attended.
 
  Photo by Lion Dale Lofthouse        
Lions Ellen Lucas, Bob Lucas, Richard Montgomery and Nancy Allaband
staffing the Lions Club's Health Fair display

October 16, 2015 - Several Lions from our Club participated in the Annual Rising Sun Chamber of Commerce Health Fair.   We would like to extend a sincere "Thank You" to everyone who attended.

  Photo by Lion Dale Lofthouse        
Lions Ellen Lucas, Bob Lucas, Bud McFadden Joe Montgomery and
Richard Montgomery staffing the Lions Club's Health Fair display

October 17, 2014 - Several Lions from our Club participated in the Annual Rising Sun Chamber of Commerce Health Fair.   We would like to extend a sincere "Thank You" to everyone who attended.

Photo by Lion Dale Lofthouse        
Lions Mary Beth Jackson and Richard Montgomery
staffing the Lions Club's Health Fair display

October 18, 2013 - Several Lions from our Club participated in the Annual Rising Sun Chamber of Commerce Health Fair.  We would like to extend a sincere "Thank You" to everyone who attended.

 
 
(left to right) Lions Mary Beth Jackson, Richard Montgomery, Bud McFadden, Norman Hunter and Ellen Lucas
 
(left to right) Lions Dana Fritts and Richard Montgomery
    photos by Lion Dale Lofthouse

 



 

Chamber of Commerce Halloween Event

We sometimes participate in the Annual Town of Rising Sun Halloween Event by providing and serving refreshments.  The event usually occurs on the last Saturday before Halloween in October.

 

October 26, 2013 - Seven Members of our Lions Club and one Club Supporter served refreshments consisting of Apples, Cookies, and Apple Cider to the people who attended the Rising Sun Halloween Event.  The activity was organized and sponsored by the Rising Sun Chamber of Commerce.  We would like to extend a sincere "Thank you" to everyone who attended the event.

 
(left to right) Lions Amy Meeks,
Bob Fisher, Dana Fritts, Bob Lucas,
and Mary Beth Jackson
 
(left to right, front row) Lions Bob
Lucas and Dana Fritts (back row)
Lions Amy Meeks, Bud McFadden,
Mary Beth Jackson, Randy Smith
and Bob Fisher
    Photos provided by Lion Dana Fritts

 



 

Rising Sun Community Christmas Caroling

 
We participate in the Annual Town of Rising Sun Christmas Carol Sing and Tree Lighting by helping Santa distribute treats and by providing and serving refreshments.  The event usually occurs on the first Tuesday in December.
 
December 3, 2019 -  Eight members of our Lions Club and one Lions Friend participated in the Annual Rising Sun Christmas Caroling Event.  We prepared bags of candy for Santa to distribute, we served refreshments to the Carolers and Children, and we helped clean up the Janes Methodist Church Fellowship Hall after the event was concluded .  We would like to extend a sincere "Thank you" to everyone who participates in the event.
(No photo available)

December 4, 2018 - Seven members of our Lions Club and one Lions Friend participated in the Annual Rising Sun Christmas Caroling and Tree Lighting Event.  We prepared bags of candy for Santa to distribute, we served refreshments to the Carolers and Children, and we helped clean up the Janes Methodist Church Fellowship Hall after the event was concluded .  We would like to extend a sincere "Thank you" to everyone who participates in the event.
(No photo available)

December 5, 2017 - Five members of our Lions Club and three Lions Friends participated in the Annual Rising Sun Christmas Caroling and Tree Lighting Event.  We prepared bags of candy for Santa to distribute, we served refreshments to the Carolers and Children, and we helped clean up the Janes Methodist Church Fellowship Hall after the event was concluded .  We would like to extend a sincere "Thank you" to everyone who participated in the event.
(No photo available)

December 6, 2016 - Nine Members of our Lions Club participated in the Annual Rising Sun Christmas Carol Sing by serving refreshments to the Carolers after the event was concluded.  We would like to extend a sincere "Thank you" to everyone who participated in the event.
(No photo available)

 
December 1, 2015 - Members of our Lions Club participated in the Annual Rising Sun Christmas Carol Sing by serving refreshments to the Carolers after the event was concluded.  We would like to extend a sincere "Thank you" to everyone who participated in the event.
(No photo available)

 
December 2, 2014 - Members of our Lions Club participated in the Annual Rising Sun Christmas Carol Sing by serving refreshments to the Carolers after the event was concluded.  We would like to extend a sincere "Thank you" to everyone who participated in the event.
(No photo available)

 
December 3, 2013 - Lions Bob Lucas, Ellen Lucas, Amy Meeks, Dana Fritts, Bud McFadden, Bob Fisher, and two of our Club's friends, Connie Fritts and Bertie Struble, participated in the Annual Rising Sun Christmas Carol Sing by serving refreshments to the Carolers after the event was concluded.  We would like to extend a sincere "Thank you" to everyone who participated in the event.
 
 
Connie Fritts, Lion Amy Meeks
and Lion Dana Fritts
 
Lions Bob Lucas & Ellen Lucas
    Photos provided by Lion Dana Fritts
 

 



 

Rising Sun Elem. School Meet & Greet

We participate in the Rising Sun Elementary School's annual "Meet & Greet" event.  The event provides the opportunity for parents and children to visit the school and to meet the teachers and school staff.  Our Lions Club participates by serving refreshments to the attendees and use the opportunity to reach out to our community and to promote our Lions Club and the work that we do.

August  30, 2018 - Lions Bud McFadden, Kyle Tosh and Barry Cameron attended the event, greeted the attendees, served refreshments and promoted our Lions Club.
 
photo provided by Lion Bud McFadden         
Lions Bud McFadden, Kyle Tosh and Barry Cameron
 

 
  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Fundraising Projects
 
 
Lions BREAKFAST Fundraiser
 
Our annual breakfast is usually held on a Sunday in late September or early October.   All proceeds benefit Lions Club Charities and our Community Service and Youth Projects.  
 
2019 Lions Club Breakfast
    
                 Printable Event Poster                        
 
 
October 6, 2019 -  We hosted our annual Lions Breakfast at the Community Fire Company of Rising Sun Banquet Hall located at 300 Biggs Highway, Rising Sun, MD.  The food was prepared by the Community Fire Company of Rising Sun Ladies Auxilliary and served by members of the Lions Club of Rising Sun. 

This year's menu consisted of Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Fried Potatoes, Pancakes, Toast, Biscuits, Gravy, Fresh Fruit, Orange Juice, Tea and Coffee
.
 
 
We extend our sincere "Thank You" to the Fire Company Ladies Ausiliary and to everyone who attended the event and helped make it a success.  All proceeds benefit Lions Club Charities and our Community and Youth Projects.
(no photo available)

 
2018 Lions Club Breakfast
    
                     Printable Event Poster                          Printable TICKET ORDER Form 
 
 
October 7, 2018 -  We hosted our first annual Lions Breakfast at the Community Fire Company of Rising Sun Fire Banquet Hall located at 300 Biggs Highway, Rising Sun, MD.  The food was prepared by the Community Fire Company of Rising Sun Ladies Auxilliary and served by members of the Lions Club of Rising Sun. 

This year's menu consisted of Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Pancakes, Toast, Biscuits, Gravy, Fresh Fruit, Orange Juice, Tea and Coffee
.
 
 
We extend our sincere "Thank You" to the Fire Company Ladies Ausiliary and to everyone who attended the event and helped make it a success.  All proceeds benefit Lions Club Charities and our Community and Youth Projects.
 
photo by Lion Dale Lofthouse                   
Photo of Customers and Lions at the serving station.  Our Lions provided assistance and served the people who attended the event.
 

 

Lions ANNUAL HAM DINNER

Our Annual Ham Dinner is usually held on a Saturday in late March or early April.   All proceeds benefit Lions Club Charities and our Community Service and Youth Projects.  
 
2019 Ham Dinner
     
              Printable Event Poster                     Printable Ticket Order Form                  
 
April 6, 2019 -  We hosted our annual Ham Dinner, which was prepared and served by the Community Fire Company of Rising Sun Ladies Auxiliary. 
 
This was a major fundraising event and provides much needed funding for our many charitable endeavors throughout the year.
 
We extend our sincere "Thank You" to everyone who attended the event and helped make it a success.  All proceeds benefit Lions Club Charities and our Community Service and Youth Projects.
 

                      
April 7, 2017 -  We hosted our annual Ham & Oyster Dinner, which was prepared and served by the American Legion Post 194 Family of Organizations.  This year we had approximately 315 patrons attending. 
 
This was a major fundraising event and provides much needed funding for our many charitable endeavors throughout the year.
 
We extend our sincere "Thank You" to everyone who attended the event and helped make it a success.  All proceeds benefit Lions Club Charities and our Community and Youth Projects.
 
Some of our Lions prepared to work during our Ham & Oyster Dinner
 
 

 
April 22, 2016 -  Thirty of our Lions and seven Friends of our Club prepared and served our Annual Ham & Oyster Dinner with approximately 295 patrons attending.  
 
This was a major fundraising event and provides much needed funding for our many charibable endeavors throughout the year.
 
We extend our sincere "Thank You" to everyone who attended the event and helped make it a success.  All proceeds benefit Lions Club Charities and our Community and Youth Projects.
 
Our 2016 Ham and Oyster Dinner Photos
Some of the Lions who
drained the oysters
 
Some of our Lions and Friends
patting the oysters
 
Some of our Lions and Friends
patting the oysters
 
Keeping the patters well supplied
and removing the finished product
 
On the serving line
helping the patrons
 
Preparing the beans for baking
 
Selling 50-50 and Summer
Raffle Chances.
Many of our Lions and Friends
ready to serve the dinner.
  photos by Lion Dale Lofthouse
 
 

 
April 10, 2015 -  We prepared and served our Annual Ham & Oyster Dinner with approximately 245 patrons attending.  
 
This was a major fundraising event and provides much needed funding for our many charibable endeavors throughout the year.
 
We extend our sincere "Thank You" to everyone who attended the event and helped make it a success.  All proceeds benefit Lions Club Charities and our Community and Youth Projects.
 
Our 2015 Ham and Oyster Dinner Photos
 
Some of the Oyster Drainers
Lions Jim Taylor and Richard Montgomery
 
 
Some of the Oyster Patters
Lions and Friends of Lions
 
 
The Project Managers
Lions Dana Fritts, Barry Cameron & Bob Lucas
 
 
Some of the Oyster Fryers
Lions Bob Probst & Barry Cameron
 
 
Ready to Serve the Patrons
 
 
Serving the Patrons
 
    photos by Lion Dale Lofthouse
 
 

Summer Raffle - Win a Family Crab Feast
(Formerly our Rising Sun Community Fire Company Carnival Raffle)
 
September 3, 2020 - This year we're selling chances on a Family Crab Feast. The prize will be a Bushel of Steamed Crabs, your choice of a case of Beverages, Hot Dogs and Buns, Hamburgers and Buns, and a Bag of Sweet Corn on the Cob.    All of them will be delivered to the winner so that they can prepare a Family Crab Feast at their own home, for their family and friends.  We will coordinate delivery of the prize with the Raffle Winner.
 
Tickets can be purchased in person from any of our Lions Club Members throughout the summer.  The winner doesn't need to be present at the drawing to win. 
 
All proceeds will benefit Lions Club Charities and our Community Service and Youth Projects.
 
2020 Summer Raffle - Family Crab Feast
2020 Poster
 

September 5, 2019 - This year we're selling chances on a Family Crab Feast. The prize will be a Bushel of Steamed Crabs, a Case of Beer, a case of Soda, Hot Dogs and Buns, Hamburgers and Buns, and a Bag of Sweet Corn.    All of them will be delivered to the winner so that they can prepare a Family Crab Feast at their own home, for their family and friends.  We will coordinate delivery of the prize with the Raffle Winner.
 
Tickets can be purchased in person from any of our Lions Club Members throughout the summer.  The winner doesn't need to be present at the drawing to win. 
 
All proceeds will benefit Lions Club Charities and our Community Service and Youth Projects.
 
2019 Summer Raffle - Family Crab Feast
2019 Poster
 

September 6, 2018 - This year we're selling chances on a Family Crab Feast. The prize will be a Bushel of Steamed Crabs, a 30 can Case of Beer, a case of Soda, Hot Dogs and Buns, Hamburgers and Buns, and a Bag of Sweet Corn.    All of them will be delivered to the winner so that they can prepare a Family Crab Feast at their own home, for their family and friends.  We will coordinate delivery of the prize with the Raffle Winner.
 
Tickets can be purchased in person from any of our Lions Club Members throughout the summer.  The winner doesn't need to be present at the drawing to win. 
 
All proceeds will benefit Lions Club Charities and our Community Service and Youth Projects.
 
2018 Summer Raffle - Family Crab Feast
2018 Poster
 

September 21, 2017 - This year we sold chances on a BOSE WAVE Sound Touch Music System IV.   Tickets could be purchased in person from any of our Lions Club Members or were available for purchase at each of our events throughout the summer of 2017.  The winner didn't need to be present at the drawing to win.  All proceeds will benefit Lions Club Charities and our Community Service and Youth Projects.
 
2017 Summer Raffle
2017 Poster
 

September 15, 2016 - We sold chances on three personal electronic devices (a FitBit HR, an IPad Mini 4, and a 10.1" RCA Viking Pro Tablet).   Individual drawings will be held for each of the three items.  Tickets could be purchased in person from any of our Lions Club Members or at each of our events throughout the summer of 2016.  The winner didn't need to be present at the drawing to win.  All proceeds benefited Lions Club Charities and our Community Service and Youth Projects.    
 
2016 Summer Raffle
2016 Poster
 

August 25-29, 2015 - Several members of our Lions Club participated in staffing the Carnival Stand over the five day period.  They sold chances on three prizes for three separate drawings and contributed to increased public awareness of our Club and the charitable work that we do.
 
This was a community participation and a fundraising event and we extend a sincere "Thank You" to The Community Fire Company of Rising Sun and to everyone who attended the Carnival.  All proceeds benefit Lions Club Charities and our Community and Youth Projects

(photo by Lion Dale Lofthouse)

Lions Richard Montgomery, Jim Taylor and Bud McFadden
 on duty in our Carnival Stand
 

September 16-20, 2014 - Seventeen members of our Lions Club participated in staffing the Carnival Stand over the five day period.  They sold chances on a 5' x 8' Utility Trailer and contributed to increased public awareness of our Club and the charitable work that we do.
 
This was a community participation and a fundraising event and we extend a sincere "Thank You" to The Community Fire Company of Rising Sun and to everyone who attended the Carnival.  All proceeds benefit Lions Club Charities and our Community and Youth Projects
(no photos available)
 

May 14-18, 2013 - Eighteen members of our Lions Club participated in staffing the Carnival Stand over the five day period.

 
They sold chances on a Husqvarna Riding Lawn Tractor and contributed to increased public awareness of our Club and the charitable work that we do.
 
This was a community participation and a fundraising event and we extend a sincere "Thank You" to The Community Fire Company of Rising Sun and to everyone who attended the Carnival.  All proceeds benefit Lions Club Charities and our Community and Youth Projects.
 
(left to right) Lions Jim Taylor, Richard Moulton, Dale Lofthouse and Richard Montgomery
(left to right) Lions: Amy Meeks, Don Struble, Ellen Lucas, Richard Montgomery, Bud McFadden and Dave Price
photographer unknown photo by Lion Dale Lofthous

 



Chamber of Commerce SUNFEST

We operate a Stand and sell 50/50 Raffle Tickets. The drawing occurs at the end of the Town of Rising Sun SUNFEST Celebration, which is held on the first Saturday in June. Tickets will be sold throughout the day during the Sunfest event.  All proceeds benefit Lions Club Charities and our Community Service and Youth Projects.

SunFest 50/50 Raffle
Poster (printable)
 

June 5, 2021 - Our Lions will be selling 50-50 Sunfest Raffle Tickets as well as chances on our 2021 Summer Raffle prize. 

 
This is a community participation and a fundraising event and we extend a sincere "Thank You" to The Chamber of Commerce and to everyone who contributes to the Sun-Fest Celebration and who support our Lions Club.  The drawing will be held at the end of the Sunfest.  Raffle proceeds benefit Lions Club Charities and our Community and Youth Projects.
 

June 6, 2020 - Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Rising Sun Sunfest was not held.
 

June 1, 2019 - Several of our Lions sold 50-50 Sunfest Raffle Tickets as well as chances on our 2019 Summer Raffle prize. 
 
This was a community participation and a fundraising event and we extend a sincere "Thank You" to The Chamber of Commerce and to everyone who attended the Sun-Fest Celebration and visited our stands.  The drawing winner received $97.00.  Raffle proceeds benefit Lions Club Charities and our Community and Youth Projects.
 
 

June 2, 2018 - Several of our Lions sold 50-50 Sunfest Raffle Tickets as well as chances on our 2018 Summer Raffle prize. 
 
This was a community participation and a fundraising event and we extend a sincere "Thank You" to The Chamber of Commerce and to everyone who attended the Sun-Fest Celebration and visited our stands.  The drawing winner received $261.00.  Raffle proceeds benefit Lions Club Charities and our Community and Youth Projects.
 
photo by Lion Joe Fritts         
(left to right) Lions George Klusak, Don Struble, Richard Moulton and Nancy Allaband.  Also shown in back is Lion Don's, wife and Lions friend, Bertie Struble.
 
 

June 3, 2017 - Several of our Lions sold 50-50 Sunfest Raffle Tickets and chances on our 2017 Summer Raffle prize. 
 
This was a community participation and a fundraising event and we extend a sincere "Thank You" to The Chamber of Commerce and to everyone who attended the Sun-Fest Celebration and visited our stands.  Raffle proceeds benefit Lions Club Charities and our Community and Youth Projects.
 
photo by Lion Dale Lofthouse
(left to right) Lions Nancy Allaband, Ellen Lucas, Joe Fritts, Bud McFadden, Mary Beth Jackson, and Don Struble.  Other Lions not shown in this photo, were Richard Moulton, Richard Montgomery, Betsy Tome and Bill Pare'.
 

 
June 4, 2016 - Several of our Lions sold 50-50 Sunfest Raffle Tickets  and chances on our 2016 Summer Raffle prizes.  The 50/50 drawing was held at the end of the Sunfest celebration and the winner received $95.00.  The Summer Raffle drawing will be held on September 15, 2016. 
 
This was a community participation and a fundraising event and we extend a sincere "Thank You" to The Chamber of Commerce and to everyone who attended the Sun-Fest Celebration and visited our stands.  Raffle proceeds benefit Lions Club Charities and our Community and Youth Projects.
 
 
photo by Lion Dale Lofthouse   photo by Lion Dale Lofthouse
Stand Raffle Sales
(left to right) Lion Bud McFadden, Lion Joe Fritts, Lion Ken Graybeal, Edna Graybeal and Lion Ellen Lucas.  Other Lions not shown in photo, were Dana Fritts, Robert Shallcross, Don Struble, Robert Fisher, and Amy Meeks,
 
Coffee Pot Raffle Sales
(left to right in Pot) Lions Richard Montgomery and Nancy Allaband
 
 

 
 
June 6, 2015 - Nine of our Lions sold 50-50 Raffle Tickets  and chances on our 2015 Firemen's Carnival Prizes .  This year's 50/50 drawing was drawn at the end of the Sunfest celebration and the winner received $216 .
 
This was a community participation and a fundraising event and we extend a sincere "Thank You" to The Chamber of Commerce and to everyone who attended the Sun-Fest Celebration and visited our stands.  Raffle proceeds benefit Lions Club Charities and our Community and Youth Projects.
 
 
photo by Lion Dale Lofthouse   photo by Lion Dale Lofthouse
Sunfest 50-50 Raffle Sales
(left to right) Lions Dana Fritts and Ellen Lucas
 
Carnival Prize Raffle Sales
(left to right) Lions Richard Moulton and Jim Taylor
 
 

June 7, 2014 - Eleven of our Lions sold 50-50 Raffle Tickets  and chances on our 2014 Firemen's Carnival Prize (which is a Utility Trailer).  This year's 50/50 drawing was worth $351.00 and the lucky winner was Ms. Donna Miles of Rising Sun, MD.
 
This was a community participation and a fundraising event and we extend a sincere "Thank You" to The Chamber of Commerce and to everyone who attended the Sun-Fest Celebration and visited our stands.  All proceeds benefit Lions Club Charities and our Community and Youth Projects.
 
Sun-Fest Photos
 
photo by Lion Dale Lofthouses
 
Photo by Lion Dale Lofthouse
 Lions (L-R) Bob Shallcross, Richard Moulton, Mary Beth Jackson and Don Struble, selling chances from the stand
 
Lions Richard and Janet Monttomery, selling chances from the Coffee Pot

 


June 1, 2013 - Several of our members staffed a food concession stand to sell Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Cheeseburgers and Sodas; and they also sold 50-50 Raffle Tickets.  This year's drawing was worth $341.00 and the lucky winner was Mr. John Whitman of Nottingham, PA.

 
This was a community participation and a fundraising event and we extend a sincere "Thank You" to The Chamber of Commerce and to everyone who attended the Sun-Fest Celebration and visited our food concession.  All proceeds benefit Lions Club Charities and our Community and Youth Projects.
 

 

Sun-Fest Photos
 
photo by Lion Joe Fritts   Photo by Lion Joe Fritts
 Lions (L-R) Doug Johnson, Joe Gutberlet, Dana Fritts, Don Struble, Janet McCartan, Amy Meeks, Ellen Lucas, and Robert Probst "Taking care of Business"
 
Lion Robert Probst
"Operating the Grill"
     
 
Photo by Lion Pat Pettway   photo by Lion Pat Pettway
Lions Dale Lofthouse and Dana Fritts "Packaging the Products" and
Lion Bill Pare' "Operating the Grill"
 
Lions (L-R) Joe Gutberlet, Dana Fritts, Harry Barnes, Janet McCartan, and Don Struble"Delivering the Goods"
     
 
photo by Lion Pat Pettway    
Lion Janet Montgomery
"Greeting the Customers"
 
(left to right) Lions Charles Heitz, Brad Davis, Ellen Lucas, Dana Fritts, Amy Meeks and partially camoflaged in front of the sunflower mural is Lion Paul Elwood, who is shown eating some of the fabulous St. Agnes Church  Strawberries with Cake and Ice Cream

 

 



 

Lions Vision Day

Each year in conjunction with other Multiple District 22 Lions Clubs, we have a Vision Day Fundraising Project.  We distribute rolls of Lions Mints and accept donations for the Lions Low Vision Center at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD.

The Lions Low Vision Center provides research, education and clinical support for individuals suffering from low vision conditions such as Glaucoma, Age Related Macular Degeneration and Diabetic Retinopathy.
 
June 2, 2018 - We distributed rolls of Lions Mints and accepted donations for the Lions Low Vision Center at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD during the Rising Sun Sunfest Celebration.  We would like to extend our sincere Thank You, to everyone who donated.
 

June 3, 2017 - We distributed rolls of Lions Mints and accepted donations for the Lions Low Vision Center at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD during the Rising Sun Sunfest Celebration.  We would like to extend our sincere Thank You, to everyone who donated.
 
photo by Lion Dale Lofthouse         
Lion Richard Montgomery shown during Vision Day Collections
at the Rising Sun Sunfest Celebration.

 


 
October 15, 2016 -  We distributed rolls of Lions Mints and accepted donations for the Lions Low Vision Center at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD during the Union Hospital of Cecil County Ladies Auxilliary  Bazaar in the Barn, Craft Show at Cherry Grove Tree Farm.    We would like to extend our sincere Thank You, to everyone who donated.
 
(Photo by Lion Dale Lofthouse)                        
Lions Richard Montgomery and Richard Moulton staffed the Coffee Pot

 



 
Lions The Robert H. Cameron Memorial SUMMER FEAST
Our Annual Feast was usually held on a Friday evening in mid to late August, will not be held this year.  It was a memorial event named in honor of our late Lion and Past District Governor, Robert H. Cameron.  Lion Bob served our Club and Community with distinction for nearly 61 years.  All proceeds benefited Lions Club Charities and our Community Service and Youth Projects.   It has been temporarily suspended while we go through the process of trying to identify a venue that is large enough to accomodate this event.
 
2016 Summer Feast
2016 Poster
 
August 26, 2016 -  We held  our 53rd Annual Summer Feast with our patrons enjoying steamed shrimp, pit beef, pit ham, corn on the cob, baked beans, coleslaw, sliced tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, rolls, iced tea and cold beer on tap.
 
This was a major fundraising event and provides much needed funding for our many charitable endeavors throughout the year.
 
We extend our sincere "Thank You" to everyone who attended.  All proceeds benefit Lions Club Charities and our Community and Youth Projects.
 
 

 
August 28, 2015 -  We held our 52nd Annual Summer Feast with our patrons enjoying steamed shrimp, pit beef, pit ham, corn on the cob, baked beans, coleslaw, sliced tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, rolls, iced tea and cold beer on tap.
 
This was a major fundraising event and provides much needed funding for our many charitable endeavors throughout the year.

We extend our sincere "Thank You" to everyone who attended.  All proceeds benefit Lions Club Charities and our Community and Youth Projects.

Summer Feast 2015
(photo by Lion Dale Lofthouse)  
(photo by Lion Dale Lofthouse)
Some of the Servers
 
Some of the Servers

 


August 15, 2014 -  We held our 51st Annual Summer Feast with our patrons enjoying steamed shrimp, pit beef, pit ham, corn on the cob, baked beans, coleslaw, sliced tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, rolls, iced tea and cold beer on tap.

 
This was a major fundraising event and provides much needed funding for our many charitable endeavors throughout the year.

We extend our sincere "Thank You" to everyone who attended. All proceeds benefit Lions Club Charities and our Community and Youth Projects.

Summer Feast 2014
  
(photo by Lion Dale Lofthouse)              
 
Twenty Three of our Faithful Lions
Ready to Serve our Patrons

 



Lions CHRISTMAS RAFFLE

Our Christmas Raffle has two prizes.  The first prize will be $1,000. and the second prize will be $250.  Tickets will be sold from October to December and the drawings will be made at our Annual Christmas Party held in mid December.   Tickets are available from any of our Lions Club Members, or they can be ordered by mail using our printable Ticket order formAll proceeds benefit Lions Club Charities and our Community Service and Youth Projects.

Christmas Raffle
   
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Other Recent Projects

Ag-Industrial - 2015 SPRING FLING

April 11, 2015 -  Ag-Industrial held their Annual Spring Fling and Car Show and selected The Lions Club of Rising Sun's Healthcare and Disability Equipment program as the recipient of the proceeds from their raffle sales at the 2015 event.
 
We Sincerely Thank Them for their recognition and support of our Lions Club Healthcare Equipment project.  Their generosity will allow us to help many people in and near our community with their healthcare and disability equipment needs.
 
Photos from Donation Ceremony at Ag-Industrial
 
Ag-Industrial Managers and Members of the Rising Sun Lions Club at the presentation ceremony   Photo of the Check representing their Donation to our Healthcare Equipment Program
    photos by Lion Dale Lofthouse

 

Union Hospital Ladies Auxilliary - Bazaar in the Barn

October 15, 2016 -  At the Union Hospital of Cecil County Ladies Auxilliary Annual Bazaar in the Barn Craft Show, at Cherry Grove Tree Farm; our Lions Club held Lions Vision Day as one of the participating vendors.  We distributed rolls of Lions Mints and accepted donations for the Lions Low Vision Center at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD.  We would like to extend our sincere Thank You, to everyone who donated.
 
(Photo by Lion Dale Lofthouse)                        
Lions Richard Montgomery and Richard Moulton staffed the Coffee Pot
 

 
October 17, 2015 -  The Union Hospital of Cecil County Ladies Auxilliary held their Annual Bazaar in the Barn, Craft Show at Cherry Grove Tree Farm, and our Lions Club sold Christmas Raffle Tickets from our Coffee Pot during the event.  We would like to extend our sincere Thank You, to everyone who attended.
 
(Photo by Lion Amanda Montgomery)                        
Lion Sallie selling Christmas Raffle Tickets from the Coffee Pot
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

  

 


 

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