by Lion Bill Vermilyea
On March 3, 2022, Mountain Township and District Lions Club welcomed Brian Telford and his family in recognition of Brian’s 40 years of membership. The District Governor Renée Devenny presented Brian with the chevrons for 35 and 40 years of dedicated service on behalf of Lions Club International.
Brian began his 40th year of Lionism as a chartered member of the Mountain Club in 1982, while employed by Shell Canada and also serving as an active member of the Community Fire Department.
Brian’s exceptional attendance and his contribution to the Club throughout the years make him an excellent role model. In addition, he became Chairman of various committees in the community such as the Heart Institute and CHEO Telethons. He is also known by Club members for being a reliable team player and a great ticket seller. He has called at the Club bingos in South Mountain in the past. His cooking skills have been evident at many Chicken BBQs and Steak Dinners that the Club has participated in throughout the years.
In 1991 and 1992, Brian was President of the Mountain Lions, as well as the recipient of the Melvin Jones Award.
The honourable dedication shown by Brian Telford over 40 years has played a huge part in the success of the Mountain Township and District Lions Club. We commend him for his outstanding example to all.