Liverpool Kinsmen Celebrate 70 years of Serving the Community’s Greatest Need
On November 14th the Kinsmen Club of Liverpool celebrated 70 years. They were chartered by the Kinsmen Club of Halifax on November 9, 1945.
Life Member Gary Levy and Past Deputy Governor of Zone B Brian Godfrey were MCs for this fun-filled evening at the Liverpool Legion which saw 132 people in attendance.
All Zone B Clubs were well represented, including Vic Roy from the now folded Shelburne Club. Zone B Deputy Governor Ernie Hunt of Sackville, Nova Scotia, brought congratulations on behalf of Zone B. A number of community groups (including CF, MS, Air Cadets, Curl for Cancer, Hillsview Acres, Special Olympics, and the Salvation Army) who have benefited from the fundraising of the Liverpool Kinsmen were in attendance to give congratulations on 70 years and to thank the Kinsmen for their generosity.
Guest Speaker Mayor Christopher Clarke spoke about what Liverpool must have been like in 1945 with many men still away at war. It must have been very hard to get members and yet a small group were able to found the Liverpool Kinsmen Club. The fundamentals of service to community are unchanged. They raise money through TV Kingo and their artery clogging fries. Recent contributions to the community include $10,000 to Queens General Hospital and $25,000 to Queens Place, as well as gifts to the Astor Theatre, bursaries, and blood donor clinics to name a few.
Left picture (Halifax Kinsmen President Richard Hawboldt with MC’s Gary Levy and Brian Godfrey)
Right picture (R.K. MacKinnon, Liverpool Kinsmen President 1957-58, cuts the cake)