|Catalog Number||WF 1755|
|Caption||Lions Club at Washington State Convention|
|Description||This photo was taken at the Washington State Lions Convention in Spokane. These seven men won a gag contest of who could build an outhouse the fastest. The men standing in the back row all are nicely dressed and wear hard hats that say, "Anacortes"; the three men in front are disheveled and holding tools. Front, left to right: Ernie Brazas, Harold Trulson, Orville Wilmont. Back row, left to right: Vernon Moore, Dr. Ed Dodge (Anacortes optometrist). The last two are unknown. The Anacortes Lions Club was chartered on January 7, 1937, primarily by young men in the community who wanted an alternative to the older fraternal organizations (Elks, Eagles, Oddfellows) that were more for "the old timers and Commercial Avenue businessmen"; this information is from Margaret Hull on 3-29-2003, wife of the club's first president. The national Lions Club organization was begun by Chicago businessman Melvin Jones in Chicago in 1917. "He believed that local business clubs should expand their horizons from purely professional concerns to the betterment of their communities and the world at large."|
|Photographer||from the BRADY, Ferd collection|
|Collection||Wallie Funk Collection|
Place - Spokane, WA
Organization - Fraternal
|Credit line||Donated by Wallie Funk, Wallie Funk Collection|
BRAZAS, Ernest "Ernie"
DODGE, Edwin Eugene, Dr.
TRULSON, Harold Carl
Washington State Lions Convention
|Object Name||Print, Photographic|