"What Does a Lion Do?"  written by Past President Don Nokes

So, what do lions do? There’s an awful lot to tell,
We help the needy in our town, as a team we do it well

The camaraderie that we derive from working close together
can make the effort fun, as we help make our town better

We donate our time to raise funds.  We use them to help our neighbors
who for one reason or another became dependent and need favors

If you ever become ill have an accident or catch the flu
we can round up medical equipment, and deliver it right to you

We help fund student scholarships, so they can gather knowledge
we know it helps Rehoboth if our kids can get to college

We fund research to stop blindness camps for kids with diabetes
It’s critical to help our children they grow up and become our leaders

There’s a lot of community causes  and great programs that need helpers
When you support a Lions Function, all the money goes to the effort

Whether you buy a clam boil ticket or support our chicken dinners
or purchase Lions raffle tickets  just buying them makes you winners

The donations from our sponsors and our members volunteer labor
eliminates most of our costs and makes our impact greater

For most of us members we know the joy it brings
We like being a Rehoboth Lion and we wouldn’t change a thing!

    By Don Nokes

The Rehoboth Lions Club was formed June 5, 1957 under the leadership of our beloved George Sarkisian (deceased). The Club received the guidance and council of members from the Taunton Lion's Club, particularly Vin Makin who continued to support the Club for many years. There were 23 members attending the charter meeting at the Goff Memorial Hall.

In 1957, Rehoboth Lions club offered tea bags as an option in the sale of light bulbs. The 1957 sale was a success, bringing in nearly $600, and provided the means to launch the Club's charitable and community services with full financial support of an eye operation for a young Rehoboth girl.

The Club sponsored the Seekonk Lions to obtain their charter. In recent years, that support to other clubs has been renewed with the sponsoring of the Rehoboth Anawan Lions Club and this 2012 year co-sponsoring the new D-R Leo Club for our High School students.


Today, Lions of Rehoboth has over 60 active members and are part of Massachusetts District 33-SSome of our highlighted projects include the Annual Chet Munroe Chicken BBQ; the Annual Rehoboth Citizen's Recognition Night; our famous Clam Boils held at the Seekonk Gun Club; and so much more.

Interested in joining us?  Click here for a membership form; or, just ask a Lion!


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