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Friend and Fellow Lion PDG Robert H. Cameron has passed away.
 
 
Members of Lions Clubs International
Multiple District 22 and District 22B

THE LIONS CLUB
OF RISING SUN, Inc.

(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.
   

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Our Organization, Tax Status, Goals
and Handling of Contributions
 
We are organized as members of Lions District 22B which is comprised of the Lions in the nine counties on the Eastern Shore of Maryland; and as members of Multiple District 22 , which is comprised of all of the Lions in Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia; and as members of Lions Clubs International, which is the world's largest service organization and is a network of more than One Million Three Hundred Fifty Thousand men and women in over 206 countries and geographic areas working together to answer the needs that challenge communities around the world.
 
Our tax status is categorized as a Non-Profit, 501(c)(4) Social Welfare Organization, incorporated within the State of Maryland as The Lions Club of Rising Sun, Inc.  Contributions and donations are NOT tax Deductible for U.S. Federal Income Tax purposes.
 
We focus on humanitarian and altruistic goals that benefit our fellow citizens, improve our communities and promote improved vision and the general well-being of people; locally, nationally and internationally.
 
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 non-profit causes and needy individuals.  The administration and operation costs of our Lions Club are 100% funded by our Member Lions through their regular membership dues.
 
 


 

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Our Lions Club
Organized in 1932

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).

 
 
Charter dimensions @ 12"w x 18"h, Frame  dimensions 18"w x 24"h   

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

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 near the corner of Buckley Avenue and 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 to 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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