Fundraising is nothing new for the Cochrane Lions Club who built a $5,000 playground in the east and of town near the former swimming pool and $3,500 Banquet Room in the Cochrane Community Hall and also donated funds to be used for a new Community Centre. Lions Auction sales at Cochrane Community Hall were held for a number of years.
1977 the first Car Dinner Tickets $125, was held at the Cochrane Community Hall and were held for several years and some of the winners were Lion Tim Nowkin, R.E. Moore, Lion Harold Spiler, and Lion Macey Sheriff, Cremona Lions Club. Many prizes were donated and a motorcycle was won by Lion Jimmy McArther of Cremona Lions Club.
The Cochrane Lions Club changed their format to a cash winner with $5,000 prize, first won by Lion George McBain, Cochrane Beef and he donated it to the Cochrane Swimming Pool Fund, this continued until 1999, the last winner of $5,000 was Bob Baptie, of Cochrane.
Many functions have been held over the years and 1979 helped with the opening of Ranche Park. Lion Christmas parties and later joining in with Weedon Hall Christmas Party, Ladies night parties, walkathon at Richards Ranch.
April 1983-1987 Police Rodeo at Richards Ranch, Lions helped with Rodeo and prepared and served dinner, accompanied by Cochrane Lioness. The club helped with the Banquets at Dog Pound Stampede Grounds hosted by Cremona Lions Club and all Clubs of District 37E join in all the fun. The event was always well attended.