Melvin Jones

Melvin Jones 1879-1961: “You can’t get very far until you start doing something for somebody else.” This is a quote from Melvin Jones, founder of Lions Clubs International. Lions Clubs International was formed in 1917 because Melvin Jones had a vision of successful business minded people putting their talents to serving and improving their communities. FromContinue reading “Melvin Jones”

2013 Black Diamond Campground Flooding

On Thursday, June 20th 2013, the Sheep River in Black Diamond breached  its banks and swept our campground away. Evacuation, led by President James Lee was swift, early in the morning and many campers, trailers and motorhomes were saved. Unfortunately owners of several units could not be reached and other owners could not get hereContinue reading “2013 Black Diamond Campground Flooding”

Black Diamond Foothills Lions Campground, Centennial Park officially re-opened September 23, 2013

Thanks to the many hundreds & hundreds of volunteer hours by Lions members and the community, the Black Diamond campground has opened 15 sites.  All sites are powered with 30, 50 and 110 amps, water and sewer hookups. These sites are regraded and have new gravel.  All silt has been removed. All new electrical panelsContinue reading “Black Diamond Foothills Lions Campground, Centennial Park officially re-opened September 23, 2013”

ATCO Gas Donates to Foothills Lions Family Spray Park, Turner Valley

Lion Barry Crane was thrilled to accept a cheque from ATCO Gas for the Lions Family Spray Park that is now fast becoming a reality. Dan Nicolajsen, Manager Service, Meter Reading & Dispatch for ATCO Gas, Calgary Region South Operations and Waylon Helman, Supervisor of Agencies for ATCO Gas Calgary Region South were pleased toContinue reading “ATCO Gas Donates to Foothills Lions Family Spray Park, Turner Valley”

ATB Financial in Black Diamond Celebrates 75th Anniversary

Reprinted with permission from Gateway Gazette – September 29, 2013 The ATB Financial in Black Diamond celebrated its 75th Anniversary in style!  Marlene Rycks, the Black Diamond Branch manager for the last six years welcomed everyone and made the announcement at 12:30 sharp – in sync with all the other branches. All branches donated $1,000 toContinue reading “ATB Financial in Black Diamond Celebrates 75th Anniversary”