Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | November 8, 2017

Cornwall Lion’s Club.

Cornwall Lion’s Club Charter Night, April 18, 1940.  Left to Right:  Mrs. L. Chevrier, Lionel Chevrier, MP, Dr. E.O. Millay, District Gov., Mrs. Bruce Malcolm, S.F. Finnie, President – Morrisburg-Waddington, Lion’s Club, Bruce Malcolm, Niagara Falls, and the club’s first president Fred Lefebvre.  Photograph donated in 1991 by the “Standard-Freeholder.”

Founded under the sponsorship of the Morrisburg-Waddington Club, the group started with 15 members.

The Club’s main objectives were “…the aid of the sick, underprivileged and crippled children, juvenile delinquents and young boy’s and girl’s support organizations.”

It is curious that the one of the Club’s leading lights was the town’s primary bootlegger.  I wonder how this matched the Club’s objective regarding “juvenile delinquents”?

From the 1946 Reunion Booklet, a complete copy is at the museum.


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