PDG Dan Claypool (Devon Lions Club) received the Meritorious Service Medal (Civil Division) from Governor General the Right Honourable David Johnston in Vancouver on March 4, 2016. The citation for the award reads:
“Daniel Claypool had a leading role in the creation of the Canadian Petroleum Discovery Centre, an interactive museum showcasing the evolution of Alberta’s booming oil industry. With over 30,000 artifacts on display, including drilling and processing equipment, the centre recounts how Alberta’s economy was forever changed when oil was first struck in the Leduc #1 well. Thanks to his work, an important part of Alberta’s modern heritage has been preserved.”
The Civil Division of the Meritorious Service Medal recognizes remarkable contributions in many different fields of endeavour; from advocacy initiatives and health care services, to research and humanitarian efforts. The contributions can be innovative, set an example for others to follow, or improve the quality of life of a community.
We can only add that PDG Dan’s efforts on behalf of Lionism are equally as outstanding.