The primary missions of Lions Clubs International are sight, hearing, diabetes and community improvement.
Annually the Cornwall Lions Club raises and distributes over $ 20,000 to benefit the Greater Cornwall / Cornwall on Hudson Community.
Among others, contributions were made to:
► Guiding Eyes for the Blind – Guide Dogs
► Cornwall Backpacks for Food – BFF (money and manpower)
► Cornwall Little League
► Cornwall Central High School Lions Scholarship – $ 1000/year for four years
► Hugh O’Brian Youth Development Conference – sponsorship of 4 students
Cornwall Lions Projects:
► Early Childhood Visual Screening
► Halloween Art Contest
► Lions International Peace Poster Contest
► Holiday family gifts
► American Flags on town and village businesses for holidays
► Used eyeglass collection for reissue
► Used hearing aid collection for reissue
► Free eye exams and glasses for those in need
► Route 9W Highway Clean Up
► Lions International SEE Program
► Lions NY State Camp Badger
Cornwall Lions Fund Raisers
► Ed Clark Memorial Golf Outing
► Christmas Wreath & Roping Sale
September – June Canterbury Brook Inn
1st and 3rd Tuesdays
Board of Directors 6:00
Dinner Meeting 6:45
Free Eye Exams and Glasses
Good vision is a precious gift. It’s also a daily necessity.
If you can’t afford routine eye exams and prescription eyeglasses, The Cornwall Lions Club provides a free eye exams and glasses for Cornwall students in Need.
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Annual Golf Outing
Begun in 1998, the Annual Ed Clark Memorial Golf Outing is the Cornwall Lions’ Summer fund-raiser typically attracting nearly 100 golfers. The site of the event changes often but is always in the beautiful Hudson Valley. The event is held in honor of former Lions President Ed Clark who served as president in 1956-58.
Fall Harvest Race
Begun in 2008, the Fall Harvest Race is the one of the last competitive races of the season – held the Sunday of Veterans Day weekend. Join us and enjoy the stunning views of the dramatic Hudson River to the more bucolic Cornwall environs. You’ll see why after docking at what is now Cornwall Landing, Henry Hudson felt this would be a good place to found a town.
7.5 MILE SCENIC CHALLENGE
Scenic Challenge will include parts of the 5K route with views of the Hudson River, Storm King Mountain and, of course, the beautiful Fall foliage. It is a challenging course with a one mile uphill climb that at mile 5 provides a beautiful panoramic view of Cornwall and Orange County territories both – even the Newburgh Beacon Bridge on a clear day! There is a water table near the top. Followed by that panoramic view is a sweeping downhill finish where the streets are lined with well-wishers.
5K is a relatively flat and fast 3.1-mile course beginning at the Storm King Firehouse on Hudson Street in the center of quaint and historic Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson. The route transverses through and around the Village allowing runners and walkers to take in views of the Hudson River, as well some historic home sites, local restaurants, and businesses.
The Kid’s Race is a relatively flat, fast and furious .3 mile course beginning at the Storm King Firehouse on Hudson Street in the center of quaint and historic Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson. The course is an out-and-back route and features a thrilling and dizzying hairpin turn at the midway point whereupon the runners reverse direction and return to the start/finish line. Parents are advised to keep back from the course to avoid flying elbows and airborne road debris.
Annual Wreath & Roping Sale
The Cornwall Lions’ Annual Wreath and Roping Sale has been a major project over the years. Because of our community’s support, this project has been a successful fund raiser. The effort generally funds our Holiday Gifting Program.
An order form is distributed widely enabling our supporters to select the quantity and size of wreaths, centerpieces and roping. Orders received by November 27th receive a 10% discount.
We also man a booth on Main Street in the Town of Cornwall on weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas at Bridge St. Come by and visit us and pick out a wreath, centerpiece or roping for your holiday decorating. We have lots of fun at this event cajoles passers-by and friends to pull over and purchase. Please don’t ask us to sing carols – we just might.
Annual Holiday Gifting Program
Every year the Cornwall Lions undertake a gifting program to bring joy to needful children, youth and families in our community. Each year we are allocate $4,000 for this program. Lions on this committee work with local social welfare professionals to determine the needs of local families with children and then embark on a massive shopping spree.
Most years the Cornwall Lions assist up to 20 families – delivering nearly one hundred packages just prior to Christmas. Our Wreath and Roping project provides a considerable amount of the funding for this program. The balance is provided from our general fund.
If you know a family in need or would like to sponsor a family please contact us.
College Scholarship Program
Each year, the Cornwall Lions Club awards a $1,000 scholarship to eligible Cornwall High School students.
The criteria include scholastic standing and community service. Application forms are available in the school’s counseling.
Past recipients include:
Rachel Linken – 2001
Ryan Whalen – 2002
Anne Mattausch – 2003
Thomas Clark – 2004
Daniel Millich – 2005
Shauna Davis – 2006
Carlene Meaney – 2007
Molly Coyne – 2008
Kiernan Davis – 2009
Ian Macdonald – 2010
John Foody – 2011
Eric Stein – 2012
To View/Print the Cornwall Lions Club Memorial Scholarship Application Form for Graduating Class of 2021 please CLICK HERE »