Started in 1964, the total population of the village of Cochrane was 950 people. The Cochrane Lions Club charter membership included 35 members. The original meeting place was Cochrane Legion, a different location than to-day.
Cochrane Lions Club First President was Lion Dave Longbotham and Secretary-Treasurer was Lion Jack McLeod and 32 members. Our sponsoring club was the Calgary North Hill Lions Club.