Thursday, August 4, 2022


  • COVID rules have been relaxed, allowing our meetings and events to return to normal.  Although masks are no longer required, folks who wish to wear them are always welcomed by the Rudyard Lions Club.  The welfare of our community is our first priority.
  • Spring Fling Drawing:   Rudyard Lions third annual Spring Fling Raffle drawing will be held in May 2023.  First prize for the 2022 raffle was a generator courtesy of Gaylor-Thompson Sales & Service, was won by Herb Volz; Second prize, a Blackstone griddle/grill courtesy of Parker Hardware and buffalo meat by Circle K Buffalo Ranch, was won by Bob Wiles; and third prize, a kayak, was won by Fayda Mills.  All proceeds support service projects in our community.  
  • Rudyard Lions Weekly Drawing tickets:  Tickets for 2022 are all sold and next year's tickets will go on sale in the fall of 2022.  Special thanks to the ticket holders who have made this a success over the years.  First drawing $100, second drawing , $25, from January through December 2022. There will be 52 weekly drawings plus two $250 bonus drawings, one during Summerfest and one at Christmas.   Each drawing will be on Friday at 9 am. Drawing location: Spencer Insurance Agency, 11259 West Main St., Rudyard, MI 49780. State License X05139. Even if you win, your ticket stays in for the rest of the drawings! Proceeds go towards Lions sponsored community projects.   
  • January - March Cross Country Skiing at the Rudyard School Farm ski trails. (located 4 miles north of Rudyard on Tilson Rd. and 1 mile west on Thompson Rd.) Trails of varying length are maintained and groomed by the Rudyard Lions Club as long as snow conditions allow.
  • Fifth Annual Golf Ball Drop, The 2023 raffle is scheduled for July 29, 2023, at the Rudyard Township Park, with proceeds to community projects.  Tickets will be available from Lions Club Members, at Spencer Insurance, or at the Township Office prior to the event.  Michigan raffle license number not yet assigned.
  • 26th Annual Rudyard Lions Triathlon and 5K Race:  The event was held successfully in 2022 and it will be back again on Sunday, July 30, 2023, 9:30 am.  Visit our race web site  for the latest word.
  • Holiday wreath sales--The wreath sales for his year will be held in October and November with delivery in early December.  We thank the many customers who contributed to by purchasing a beautiful wreath. 
  • Texas Hold 'Em:  Texas Hold 'Em fixed limit play events are held at Huck's Pub and Grill, Main St., Rudyard, Michigan, from 6:30 pm to 12:30 am.  We're planning for an event in the fall of 2022.  Benefits Rudyard Lions Club and Rudyard High School Baseball and Softball.   
  • Community tree lighting and Santa's visit.  Santa will be in town once again this year.  He'll be at the Rudyard Township Hall on Friday, December 4, 2022, at 6:00 pm.
  • Holiday Gift Certificate Drawing:  As a special holiday gift to our community, the Rudyard Lions sponsored a free drawing for fourteen $75.00 gift certificates in December of 2020 and 2021.  Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to our communities for your continuing support.
  • Christmas Home Decoration Contest:  Rudyard Lions will continue the annual Christmas home decoration contest this year.  Judging will take place on Saturday, December 17, 2022.  Gift certificates to local businesses will be awarded to the top three decorated homes within the Rudyard area:  First place $75.00, second place $50.00, and third place $25.00.