Yearly Fundraisers/Service Projects

Rockton Rush Games:

Lions will be serving beer at the home Rockton Rush Games at the Rockton Athletic Fields. Proceeds will be divded with the Village of Rockton to fund the athletic fields and scholarship programs.

Candy Day:

October 16, 2015. Your Rockton Lions give out candy for your cash donations- Main Street Intersection, Rockton. 60% of the funds collected will go to the Lions of Illinois Foundation, the balance will be donated to the Talcott Library. Allison Ebany, Chair

Peppermint Swirl Blood Drive:

Come to the Peppermint Swirl Christmas Craft Show at Hononegah High School and give blood in the gymnasium 10-2pm. Those who wish to give blood can sign up in advance by calling (815) 243-4496 or by calling RRVBC at (815) 975-8751. We had a successful 2014 and plan on doing it again in 2015!

Pancake Breakfast:

Hosted with the American Legion, and with the generous help of local Boy Scouts, this pancake breakfast helps kick off the Christmas Walk Weekend in Rockton. Saturday, December 5, 2015 at the American Legion, Main Street Rockton 6-11am. Derrick Lander, Chair

Charity Auction benefiting Wimpy's Fund:

Local Merchants and residents donate goods and services that are auctioned off, all funds used go to Wimpy's Fund. Saturday December 5, 2015 at the American Legion, starts 1/2 hour after lighted Christmas parade ends. Jon Arocouette, Chair

Every Christmas the Lion's Club delivers food baskets and gifts to local families in need. To donate, or to help in distribution, please contact the Lion's Club. For more information see our Wimpy's Page..Tami Verstraete, Chair

Our yearly event at the American Center - Feburary 21, 2015. Come join the shenanigans! You can be a chili cooker, join the bag toss tournament or just come and sample and judge the chili! For more information see our Chili Page. Josh Ryan, Chair

Ro Ro Expo:

March 2016 Get free hearing & Diabetic Retinopathy vision exams on the Lions of Illinois buses and bring your used eye glasses to be recycled. Kevin King, Chair

Lions Club Rose Day:

Roses Delivered April 18, 2015 $18 dozen delivered across the stateline area. Proceeds stay with the Rockton Lions Club. Karen Martin, Chair Purchase Roses Online

Our biggest fundraiser of the year every June we take over Settler's park and throw an unforgettable festival for Rockton June 18-21, 2015 for full details. Steve Pomahac, Chair

Lion's Club Steak Fry:

Every summer we have a private party for Rockton Lions members and their spouses to wrap up the year and swear in our new officers. By invitation only. Kerri Wallace, Chair

Golf Play Day:

Returning in 2015 bigger and better than ever! Plans are AREADY in the works! More details as we confirm. Jim Baluch, Chair

Eye Glass Collection:

Year around project, You can find one of our drop off boxes at the following locations: First National Bank-Macktown, Stillman Valley Bank, McCorkle Funeral home-Rockton, Jacks Tire- South Beloit, Rogers Barber Shop, Shirland School, Forest City Therapy, American Legion-Rockton, Walmart-Rockton, Illlinois Central Bus Company, Cyndys Country Cottage-Rockton, Talcott Free Library - Rockton, Cathy Bellich State Farm Insurance - Rockton, Taylor Freezer. We collect your used eye glasses and hearing aids and deliver them to the Center for Sight & Hearing for recycling. Jerry Wallace, Chair

Eye Exam Vouchers:

Year around project: In conjunction with Rockton schools, we give vouchers to children who need eye exams and glasses who could otherwise not afford them. Referrals come directly from the school. Karen Martin, Chair

Summer Reading Program:

The Rockton Lions Club sponsors the Dairy Haus ice cream given as an award for school children who reach their summer reading goals with the Talcott Library Summer Reading Program.

Boy Scout Troop 619

The Rockton Lions Club holds the charter for this local boy scout troop and sponsors their Eagle Scouts and yearly supply needs and charter fees. David Kiesewetter, Chair