The Nackawic Lions Club was originally presented its charter on January 16, 1971. Nackawic was newly created community designed to accomodate New Brunswick citizens who were displaced by the opening of the Mactaquac power dam on the St. John River located approximately 40 k.m. downriver. Very shortly thereafter, the population received a boost with the opening of the Ste. Anne-Nackawic Pulp and Paper Company Co. Ltd who became the principle employer in the town.
Charter night was held at the Royal Canadian Legion Building and was sponsered by over 30 businesses and companies from the surrounding area and from communities as far away as Woodstock and Frederiction.
The following is an excerpt from the original charter night brochure:
There were 35 original charter members of which, proudly, 2 are still members of the Nackawic Lions Club: Danny Merryweather and Elwood Tracy.
Today, The Nackawic Lions Club meets and conducts its activities in the Lions Club Community Centre and continues to proudly serve.
- To Create and foster a spirit of understanding among the peoples of the world.
- To Take an active interest in the civic, cultural, social and moral welfare of the community.
- To Provide a forum for open discussion of all matters of public interest.
- To Encourage service minded people to serve their community without personal financial reward and to encourage high ethical standards in business, public works and private endeavors.
Sould you wish to join your local Lions Club and enjoy contributing to the welfare of your community click on the Contacts link on the left side of this page and use one of the various options to contact us. Or select the Nackawic Lions Club Membership list from the menu to the left and discover those in your community who already dedicate time to improving the well-being of Nackawic. the surrounding community and anywhere else our services are needed.
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