Tumbler Ridge Lions Club Still Roaring

Current president of the Tumbler Ridge Lions Club is Frank Walsh. He quickly acknowledges his other half, Grace for her contribution to the Lion?s Club as well as her other community commitments.

They are kept busy with the organization, which is internationally known for its fundraising efforts. The club in Tumbler Ridge was chartered in April of 1984 with 20 members and has never waned. At that time, the Charter President was Wayne Rose, who also served at least two terms as a town councilor. The longest standing member still living in Tumbler Ridge is Bob McGill, followed by the Walshes. The current membership sits at 18 Lions.

When asked what the Lions Club most significant stride or achievement has been, Walsh decidedly says, ?The comeback of four members in 2003 to 21 members in 2005. In keeping with the goals and objective of the Lions Club mission, the group stands for helping those in need in the local population and serving the world in general. That?s a tall order, but Walsh adds, ?We would like our community to know and to remember that we are here to help and assist those in need in our community; and that we will do this as long as we are able.?

The Lions Club Code of Ethics echoes this sentiment and reads as follows:

1) To show faith in the worthiness of my vocation by industrious application to the end that I may merit a reputation for quality of service.

2) To seek success and to demand all fair remuneration or profit as my just due, but to accept no profit or success at the price of my own self respect lost because of unfair advantage taken or because of questionable acts on my part.

3) To remember that in building up my business it is not necessary to tear down another?s; to be loyal to my clients or customers and true to myself.

4) Whenever a doubt arises as to the right or ethics or my position or action toward my fellow man, to resolve such doubt against myself.

5) To hold friendship as an end and not a means, to hold that true friendship exists not on account of the services performed by one to another, but that true friendship demands nothing but accepts service in the spirit in which it is given.

6) Always to bear in mind my obligations as a citizen to my nation, my province and my community, and to give them my unswerving loyalty in word, act and deed. To give them freely of my time, labor and means.

7) To aid my fellow man by giving my sympathy to those in distress, my aid to the weak and my substance to the needy.

8) To be careful with my criticisms and liberal with my praise, to build up and not destroy.