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June 26, 2013

Lions install officers, honor members

CROSSVILLE — The last meeting in June each year signals the end of the Lions' fiscal year. The Fairfield Glade Lions Club installs new officers to take office July 1 at this meeting and recognizes members for their service.

Marty Smith was elected president for the 2013-'14 Lions Club year. Smith joined the club in November 2010 and immediately became active in nearly all community and club programs. He was recently awarded the 2013 “Lion of the Year” award for outstanding service.

The slate of officers installed by District 12-0 Governor Barbara Blansett to assist President Smith include:

Carol Pontius, 1st vice president; Ed Froehlich, 2nd vice president; Margo Wilson, co-secretary; Bob Garwood, co-secretary; Duane West, treasurer; Darryl Wharton, Lion Tamer; Dick Leach, Tail Twister; Dan Richardson, membership chairman; Phyllis Fiedler, historian; Venita McAlvey, chaplain; Bob Cover, three-year director; Mary Ellen Froehlich, three-year director; Robert and Shelley Lewis, two-year directors; Ed and Sue Litman, one-year directors. As you can see, it takes many members to help govern the work of the Lions Club each year.

Special guest Chancellor International Director Bob Corlew was introduced to award a very special honor to one of the Fairfield Glade Lions Club members. He announced that he was in attendance, as a representative of International President Madden, to present the highest award that the International President is allowed to make.

He asked Lion Keith Pontius to join him to receive the “Ambassador of Goodwill Award” for his 57 years of service to Lionism. Pontius joined a Lions Club in Ohio when he was 23-years old. He just celebrated his 80th birthday at a surprise party given by wife, Carol. He has maintained perfect attendance over all these years. Pontius served as a district governor in Ohio as well as Tennessee, was the Fairfield Glade club president 2009-2010, and currently serves as District 12-0 global membership chairman. Pontius’ total service to Lionism is an impressive story all of it’s own.

Lion Jeanne Dougherty was called upon next to present the 2013 Melvin Jones Fellowship Award. This award represents the highest honor that can be conferred upon a member worldwide. Melvin Jones was the founder of the Lions Organization and this award is given in his honor for outstanding service. Lion Ed Litman was called forward to receive the recognition for his many years of devotion to the club and the community. Litman served as Fairfield Glade club president twice, 2008-2009 and 2010-2011. He is presently a director along with wife, Lion Sue.

The “Virginia Lindsey Leadership Award” is presented each year to a Lion who quickly demonstrates the purpose and mission of Lionism. This person shows willingness to volunteer to serve the club and the community and offer leadership skills and team participation. Last year’s award winner, Bill Rorabaugh, made the presentation of the 2013 honor to Darryl Wharton. Wharton followed a career in the Navy and earned an engineering degree from Purdue University and a master's in business from Cornell.  He has earned perfect attendance pins since joining four years ago and served on more than seven Lions Club projects. He is currently 2013 Golf Tournament Chairman.

Two additional Awards, “Lion of the Decade” and “Lindsey Jennings Fellow,” will be presented at the July 15 meeting because either the presenter or recipient were unavailable at this meeting.

The Fairfield Glade Lions Club has provided community services to adults and children in Cumberland County for more than 37 years. They invite you to learn more about the organization and think about joining to volunteer some of your valuable time. Please call Membership Chairman Dan Richardson at 510-5830 to learn about meeting times, dates and places.

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