Rockford Lion Rock Wood elected as district governor

Rock Wood

Rockford Lions Club member Rock Wood was recently elected to become the district governor for Lions of West Michigan District 11C-1. The district governor is the highest-ranking Lions district position, and provides policy and program oversight and administrative support for clubs in 42 towns and cities throughout West Michigan. Wood is a 12-year member of […]

Being widowed a difficult transition

Rockford Lions Club President Chad Jackson gives a Rockford Lions mug to Joy Petroelje of Widowed Persons Services.

Executive Director Joy Petroelje of Widowed Persons Service (WPS) was a recent guest speaker for the Rockford Lions Club to get the word out about her organization. WPS was established in the Grand Rapids area in 1978 and is one of a few support organizations for widowed persons in the country. Their service model of […]

Rockford Lion and Club honored by Michigan Legislature

73rd District State Representative Pete MacGregor (L) presents Head Market Master of the Rockford Farm Market, Lion Bob Winegar (ctr.) and Rockford Lions Club President Dr. Chad Jackson (R) with a framed Special Tribute from the State of Michigan.  (Yes, Pete’s a Lion and proud of it!)

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest community service organization, with 1.3 million members. Today there are more than 45,000 Lions clubs in approximately 200 countries and geographic areas. Regardless of the language Lions speak, religion they practice or politics they support, they all share a common dedication to service. […]

Healing Field flags still available

Lion Deck Andrejczak shows off the flag, certificate and biography of one of the flags his service club purchased. This flag represents Terrance Aiken, age 30, who died September 11, 2001.

Although the five days of honoring the memory of those killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the West Michigan Healing Field, is over, opportunities to share in remembering the individuals killed remain. Flags that have not yet been purchased each represent one of the people who died that day. “We don’t want these to just […]

Gardeners and graves

The Rockford Garden Club is taking an active advisory role on the renovation of Rockford’s Pioneer Cemetery by the Rockford Lions Club. Pictured (l–r) are Garden Club members Tom Healy, Club President Kathy Healy, Dave Hoovler, and master gardener Nancy Hoovler.

On Friday evening, Aug. 19, Rockford Garden Club President Kathy Healy and members master gardener Nancy Hoovler, Dave Hoovler and Tom Healy assessed the progress of the Rockford Lions Club renovation of the old Pioneer Cemetery next to North Rockford Middle School on Division. To assure a proper landscaping of this historical site, the Garden […]