Rio Linda Lions Club Goings Ons

The Rio Linda Lions Press Release 3/11/18
The Rio Lina Lions shows dedication to our location students by hosting a 3rd Grade Reading Challenge and High School Scholarships.

Third Grade Reading Challenge - We are in the full swing of the 3rd Grade Reading Challenge. Third grade is often considered the moment in a student’s life when she makes the transition from “learning to read” to “reading to learn” — a make-or-break period for academic success. Research has shown that 75 percent of students who struggle with reading in third grade never catch up. In fact, those students are four times as likely to drop out of high school.

The Rio Linda Lions are dedicated to the future success of our children. We incent children to read more by hosting a contest where each student who reads a book at their reading level and achieves 80% on the comprehension test gets a raffle ticket. We host fundraisers to earn money to provide a Kindle Fire to raffle off in each of the 9 third-grade classs in the Rio Linda/Elverta community.
        3 third grade classes at Orchard Elementary
        3 third grade classes at Dry Creek Elementary
        2 third grade classes at Westside Elementary and;
        1 third grade class at Elverta Elementary
The National Research Council links poor third grade reading skills to future failures: any child who’s not reading fairly well by the end of third grade is unlikely to graduate high school. The Rio Linda Lions does not want that to happen to any of our students.

Rio Linda High School Scholarships have been awarded every year since the beginning of the Rio Linda Lions Club. We are celebrating our 62nd year this year. The commitment we have to our students is strong and we demonstrate that strength by working hard to raise funds to show our support to the dedicated students in our high school. Scholarships are open to any senior who demonstrates the following commitment and desire:
        Community service beyond faith-based
        Good academic standing
        Good attendance
         Desire to attend a junior college or trade school
We look forward to reviewing the applications. This always confirms the importance of our student commitment and the high quality of students in Rio Linda High School.

For more information or if you want to be a part of The Rio Linda Lions call us at 916-468-833 or go to our website at The funding for these efforts are earned through the dedicated efforts of the Rio Linda Lions fundraisers such as Beef Stew and Pie, the Ducky Derby and Steak and Lake. Come join us for the fun.


Rio Linda Lions Press Release 5/24/17:

The Rio Linda Lions have been very busy. We are getting ready for our signature fundraiser, the 8th Annual Steak and Lake Chaired by Shelli Bolsover. If you would like to join us, give Shelli a call at 916-468-8033.

We gave out 2-scholarships to Rio Linda High School seniors that are planning on attending a junior college or technical school, that have good grades and community service experience.

Congratulations to:
Aquaya Agnese Bennett In recognition of her valuable contribution to our community by participating in Glass Slipper, an organization for girls in foster care. We would also like to recognize her excellent educational standing and let you know we believe in her and her future

Phillip Shevchenko In recognition of his valuable contribution to our community by supporting by participating in the California Highway Patrol Explorer Program. His future is sure to be successful with his drive and excellent educational standing.

We also kicked of the 3rd Grade Reading Challenge this year by giving away a Kindle to each of the Rio Linda 3rd grade classes. The students received a chance slip for each reading level appropriate book they read and received over 80% on the comprehension test. Our 3rd Graders read over 500 Books. Their top book choices were: Dogzilla, Shiloh, Amelia Bedelia, Carrots Don’t Talk, If You Give a Moose A Cookie, The Cat in the Hat, Captain Underpants & Black Lagoon

Come join the fun. We meet every 2nd and 4th Thursday at the Rio Linda Grange 1315 G Street in Rio Linda. Find us at or call us at 916-803-1539
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