Club Projects

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

Meetings:       
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.

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.

2023 recipient:
Morgan Gagnon

To View/Print the Cornwall Lions Club Memorial Scholarship Application Form for Graduating Class of 2021 please CLICK HERE »