Outstanding Achievement Citizenship and Volunteer Work
Claudeis a pillar within our Lennoxville community.
He, his wife Diane, and their six children moved to Lennoxville from Ottawa in the mid 1990’s, and he quickly became involved in the parish of St-Antoine’s Catholic Church. In 1997, he purchased Papeterie Lennoxville, a local photocopier and stationery company located at 251 Queen Street, from Georges Blanchette and Doug Fletcher. Although his business struggled during its first four years, Claude wanted to remain in Lennoxville, which he now called home.
In 2001, he bought Motel Lennoxville at 94 Queen Street and moved Papeterie Lennoxville to the new location. Claude and his wife spent many long hours remodelling the motel, turning it into a modern and well-equipped establishment.
With his son, he created a computer service business for Lennoxville residents, providing them with Web site, graphic design, computer installation, and repair services. Claude also maintains a Web site dedicated to the Lennoxville community and available services. It can be found at www.lennoxville.qc.ca.
Through his various businesses, Claude works closely with Lennoxville mer- chants, educational institutions, tourists, and citizens, providing each with a high level of service and his personal touch.
Claude is an instrumental member of the Lennoxville Merchant’s Committee. Through his implication and dedication, he gained the respect of his fellow merchants and was named the first, and only, Chair of this Committee in 2010.
With his guidance, the Merchant’s Committee has played an ever-increasing role in improving the quality of life for residents of Lennoxville. As Chair, he initiated major community events, such as the Lennoxville Street Festival held each year in August, and the Lennoxville Christmas Lights Festival which, after three years, are very much appreciated by all.
His work with the Merchant’s Committee isn’t limited to running meetings; he is an active volunteer during the Lennoxville Street Festival, getting up early to help set up tables and barricades, and manning the Merchant’s Committee table throughout the day.
If that wasn’t enough, Claude also plays a role in publishing the Lantern newsletter delivered to Lennoxville residents every few months in their mailboxes. Claude manages the advertising for each issue, an essential task that is much appreciated by the Borough Council.
Your dedication and strong community leadership make you the welldeserved recipient of the Lennoxville Citizenship Award.
Seen with Claude Charron (middle) are Selection Committee member Nancy Montgomery and Borough president David Price.