20 W Emma Street Rockford, Washington 99030

Town of Rockford

Lions Clubs International, a service membership organization of over 1.4 million members world-wide, was founded in the United States on June 7, 1917, by Melvin Jones, a Chicago businessman. Jones asked, regarding his colleagues, "What if these men who are successful because of their drive, intelligence and ambition, were to put their talents to work improving their communities?"

Jones' personal code, "You can't get very far until you start doing something for somebody else," reminds many Lions of the importance of community service.

The Lions motto is "We Serve." Local Lions Club programs include sight conservation, hearing and speech conservation, diabetes awareness, youth outreach, international relations, environmental issues, and other programs.

Locally, the Rockford Lions Club co-hosts the annual Frog Regatta (April) and Car Show (August), supports campaigns dedicated to bringing the gift of sight to disadvantaged people and give grants and monetary gifts for deserving organizations.

Contact any Lion for membership information.