By KEN STEADMAN
For The Vista
Ed Carter and his wife Pat moved to Fairfield Glade seven years ago from Toledo, Ohio.
They have been married for 55 years and have a son and daughter and two grandsons.
Before retirement, Ed was employed in Inside Sales, Engineering and Management. He has work experience in Field Engineering Services, Computer-Office, Photography and ACAD.
Ed’s hobbies are golf, photography and wood working. He listed as his reason for joining the Lions “Presidential Badgering.” Lion President Marty Smith just happens to be a good friend and also his membership sponsor and admits to the about quote.
First Vice District Governor Mel Tryon was in attendance and inducted Mr. Carter into Lions Clubs International.
The Fairfield Glade Lions Club is the largest and one the most active in the State of Tennessee. The FFG Lions Club received their charter on March 1976 and have been a busy club ever since. Here are some examples:
• Sight and Hearing testing for Elementary School children.
• Vision screening for young children aged 1-6
• Eye Exam and glasses for adults in need
• Used eye glass collection
• Used hearing aid collection
• High School seniors “Student of the Month” and scholarships
• Computer Printer Cartridge recycling
Tennessee State Law requires that elementary school children be tested at least every two years for sight and hearing. The FFG Lions Club has fulfilled this requirement in Cumberland County Schools for nearly 40 years.
Membership in the Lions Club is opened to both men and women. In fact, a special discount membership fee is available to married couples who join together. Please call Membership Chairman Dan Richardson at 1-931-510-5830 or President Marty Smith at 484-6784 for details or more information about Lionism.
Fairfield Glade Lions Club dinner meeting are held the third Monday of each month at the Druid Hills Country Club starting at 6 P.M.
Your first dinner visit is paid for by the Lions Club. Please call Marty Smith at the above number if you plan on attending.
The Lions provide a great opportunity to give back needed services to our community. Please consider joining.