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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
 
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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
 
 

 
 
 
 
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, Contributions & Gifts
 
We are 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 or gifts to The Lions Club of Rising Sun, Inc. are NOT Tax Deductible for U.S. 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.   They were delivered on June 16, 2016 by PDG Lion Oakley Sumpter and presented by Lion Colleen Chamberlain, both 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-
*Maurice Thompson
1968-1969
 
 
 
*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 & Additions
(Log has embedded links to the most recent year of changes)
 
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   - SEPTEMBER 2016 -  
Sep 23, 2016 Update:  Meeting Start Times on website and forms No
Sep 23, 2016 Event:   Sept. 28, 2016  Kids Sight Vision Screening No
Sep 22, 2016 Update:  Kids Sight Forms  - for Vision Screener use Yes
Sep 22, 2016 Update:  Club Forms  - for Secretary & some Member use Yes
Sep 20, 2016 Add:  District 22B Roster Book - 2016-2017 Edition Yes
   - AUGUST 2016 -  
Aug 15, 2016 Update:  Lions Club Roster Book - 2016-2017 Edition Yes
Aug 15, 2016 Update:  Club Secretary Name and Contact information No
   - JULY 2016 -  
July 28, 2016 Corrected:  Dinner & Business Meeting Times & Dates No
July 28, 2016 Update:  Lions Club Roster Book - FY2016-2017 - #5 Yes
July 12, 2016 Add:  Cecil Co. Kids Sight Screening Report - FY2015-16 Yes
July 8, 2016 Update:  06-30-16 Healthcare Equip. Summary Report No
July 7, 2016 Update:  06-30-16 Website Usage Volume Report No
July 1, 2016 Update:  Officer Information on Contact Us page No
   - JUNE 2016 -  
June 24, 2016 Update:  Tax Status, Contributions & Gifts Disclosure No
June 21, 2016 TRAINING :  for NEW Officers:   Pres. - Sec. - Treas. No
June 21, 2016 Add:  District 22B Newsletter - June 2016 No
June 20, 2016 Event:  Aug. 26, 2016 - Summer Feast - Upcoming Events No
June 19, 2016 Update:  Lions Club Member List - Name/Tenure/Type Yes
June 19, 2016 Update:  Lions Club Roster Book - FY2016-2017 Yes
June 18, 2016 Update:  Dinner Reservations - Instructions & Details Yes
June 18, 2016 Update:  Officer Information on Contact Us page No
June 18, 2016 Update:  Thursday Meeting Meal dates on Home Page No
June 16, 2016 Add:  2016-2017 Officers and Directors Photo to Gallery No
June 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:  April 22, 2016  Ham & Oyster Dinner Info & Photos No
Apr.  23, 2016 Event:  Sept. 15, 2016 - Summer Raffle - Raffle Flyer 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:  April 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 Audit Report - January 2016 Yes
Mar.  7, 2016 Update:  Member List showing current 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 - to Club Prayer Role Yes
Feb. 19, 2016 Update:  Member Messages  Next Mtg. Date / Reminder Yes
Feb. 19, 2016 Update:  Services - Highway Cleanup - Discontinued No
Feb. 14, 2016 Add:  Members of Our Family - to 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:  Lions Jim & Marilyn Powell - 2015 Lions of the Year Yes
Dec. 29, 2015 Add:  Calvert Manor Bingo December photo No
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  to Lion Memorials 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:  Photo of donation from ODEC 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:  ODEC to Supporter Recognition page No
Oct.  5, 2015 Add:  Ag-Industrial to Supporter Recognition page 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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