Candy Day: TBA - October 2016 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 online or by calling RRVBC at (815) 975-8751. Karen Martin, Chair.This event is in process of finding a new home with the Peppermint Swirl closing down.
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 3, 2016 at the American Legion, Main Street Rockton 6-11am. John Peterson, Chair
Ro Ro Expo: March 11 & 12 2017 Get free hearing & Diabetic Retinopathy vision exams on the Lions of Illinois buses and bring your used eye glasses to be recycled. Location TBD. Kevin King, Chair Lions Club Rose Day: Roses Delivered April 2017 $18 dozen delivered across the state-line area. Proceeds stay with the Rockton Lions Club. Dick Adams, Chair Purchase Roses Online
Every spring you will see the Rockton Lions out bright an early on a weekend morning clearing out the planters and corner flower beds and planting new flowers for the season. In the fall we clean them up and decorate with Christmas decor. Jamie and Lindsey Swanson, Chairs.
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
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