Rosemount Lions to celebrate 50 years of service
The Rosemount Lions Club will celebrate its 50th anniversary at the Rosemount Community Center on Friday, April 20.
Special guests will include keynote speaker and past director of Lions Clubs International, Debra Wasserman of Faribault, members of the Farmington Lions Club, which sponsored the Rosemount Lions Club, and the two surviving Rosemount Lions Club charter members, Paul Vorwerk and Ray Barton.
On March 27, 1962, the Rosemount Lions Club was chartered with 30 members who were dedicated to the Lions motto: “We serve.”
Today, the Rosemount Lions support Leader Dogs for the Blind, the Minnesota Lions Vision Foundation, the Minnesota Lions Eye Bank (a joint effort with the University of Minnesota), Can Do Canines and by providing eye glasses for those who can’t afford them.
The Rosemount Lions are the sponsor of the annual Spring Egg Hunt, participate in Rosemount’s Haunted Woods Trail and Leprechaun Days.
The Lions provide dictionaries for all the third-graders in Rosemount schools, scholarships for high school seniors, support for Meals on Wheels, the Rosemount food shelf, the CAP Agency and 360 Communities. Rosemount Lions clean 2 miles of County Road 42 between Dakota County Technical College and Highway 52 twice per year. The group is always looking for ways to make Rosemount a better place to live and to help those in need, such as helping to purchase a van for Rosemount parents with a severely disabled daughter.
For information about joining the Rosemount Lions Club and its rich history of making Rosemount a better place to live, visit the website http://e-clubhouse.org/sites/rosemountmn.