Wednesday, November 30, 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:  The 2023 drawings have begun, but a few tickets are still available.   A third $250 drawing has been added this year!  Watch Facebook or contact a Lions member for tickets.  First drawing $100, second drawing $25 each week from January through December 2023.  There will be 52 weekly drawings plus three $250 bonus drawings, one during Summerfest, one at Christmas, and another near Easter.   Each drawing will be on Friday at 9 am.  Drawing location: Spencer Insurance Agency, 11259 West Main St., Rudyard, MI 49780. State License Z07211.  Even if you win, your ticket stays in for the rest of the drawings! Proceeds go towards Lions sponsored community projects.  Special thanks to the ticket holders who have made this a success over the years.
  • 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.
  • Texas Hold 'Em:  Texas Hold 'Em fixed limit play event was held at Huck's Bar Pub & Grill in early December 2022.  A great time was had by all the participants and funds were raised that support the RHS softball program and the Rudyard Lions Club.  A big thank you to all of the partakers.  Plans are under way for future events.
  • Community tree lighting and Santa's visit.  Santa has made early plans and will be in town again this year.  He'll be at the Rudyard Township Hall on Friday, December 1, 2023
  • Christmas Home Decoration Contest:  Rudyard Lions held the annual Christmas home decoration contest in 2022.  Winners were:  First - Herb and Lil Gordon, Second - Christine and Brian VanSloten, and Third - Caleb and Holly Salo.  Gift certificates to local businesses were awarded to the top three decorated homes within the Rudyard area:  First place $75.00, second place $50.00, and third place $25.00