By KEN STEADMAN
For The Vista
The membership in the Fairfield Glade Lions Club has now reached 114 members and they remain the largest Lions Club in the State of Tennessee.
Being the largest is one thing but they are also the most active service Club in our community.
The motto for Lions International is “WE SERVE”. The FFG Lions Club was chartered March of 1976 and has served the community ever since with programs and projects. Here are a few examples:
Sight Testing for elementary school children; Hearing Testing for elementary school children; Vision Screening for children aged 1-6; Eye Exam and glasses for needy adults; Used Eye Glasses collection; Used Hearing Aid collection; High School Senior scholarships and Computer Printer cartridge recycling.
There are many programs and projects to keep you busy. So, if you are looking for a way to serve your community and make it a better place to live please contact membership chairman Marty Smith at 484-6784. He will answer all your questions and invite you to a meeting to learn more.
The following new members joined the Lions on August 18, 2014:
Mary and Bill Green were both born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. Mary was a teacher for 31 1⁄2 years receiving her BA at Michigan State University and Master’s from Oakland University.
Her husband Bill received his BA from the University of Detroit. He worked for 33 years in National Marketing with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.
They have been married for 38 years and are parents of two girls. Their membership sponsor is Bob Seabrook.
Genie Gruber was born and raised in Kenosha, Wisconsin. She worked as a County School Secretary and Office Manager for a Trucking Company.
Her husband Bob was her membership sponsor. They have been married for 62 years, parents of nine children and grandparents to 13 children. They have lived in the Glade for 21 years.
Jean Smith was also born and raised in the State of Wisconsin. She received her higher education in Applied Science (Radiologic Technology), Health and Health Care Administration.
She was the Director of Medical Imaging at a hospital in Cookeville before retirement. Jean has lived in the Glade for 15 years, moving here from Tallahassee, Florida.
She is the mother of 4 girls, grandmother to 8 boys and 4 girls and great grandmother to 3 boys and 1 girl. Her membership sponsor was Lion President Carol Pontius.
Russell West was born and raised in Cookeville, Tennessee. He is a graduate of Clay County High School and the Tennessee Tech School of Agriculture.
He currently works as an Insurance Agent with Farm Bureau Insurance. Russell is single and joined the Lions Club to meet people and help the community.
His membership sponsor was Lion Roger Quackenbush.