Past District Governor Keith Pontius was recently installed as president (King Lion) of the Fairfield Glade Lions Club along with all of his officers. Keith’s term starts July 1, 2009 and ends June 30, 2010.

Pontius has been a very active Lions Club member for over 53 years of his life. He has served in three states and has had perfect attendance for all of these years. He first joined the Lions in Indiana, transferred to Ohio, back to Indiana and finally to Tennessee in 1995. Along the way he has held many offices including King Lion and District Governor in the State of Ohio.

Keith has been recognized with many awards as well. He was the winning district editor of his club’s newsletter in Ohio, Master Key and Advanced Key memberships, Melvin Jones Fellowship, Lion of the Decade, and Fifty Years Perfect Attendance to name just a few. Keith firmly believes in the Lions Club motto “We Serve.”

Keith realizes that no Lion can work alone so he has formed the following team to assist him for 2009-2010:

Greg Pugh, first vice president; Charisse Straight, second vice president; Harleen Dickinson, secretary; Marilyn Iverson and Roger Loper, assistant secretary; Shirley King, treasurer; Bill Whitfield and Bob Stacy, assistant treasurer; Tom Baldwin, Ron Likens and Bill Silence, Lion Tamers; Don Deberry, Judy Koskinen and Ed Litman, Tail Twister; Jim Grove, Jim Seppala, and Pat Lundin, membership committee; Phyllis Fiedler, historian; Venita McAlvey, Chaplain; Jeanne Dougherty, Roger Loper, Bob Garwood, John Manning, Ron Iseli, and Jim Grove, directors.

The Fairfield Glade Lions Club is the largest Club in Tennessee with over 115 members. They meet the first and third Monday of each month with dinner meetings at the Druid Hills Country Club with certain exceptions. The meetings start at 6 p.m. and last about two hours. Learn more about the FFG Lions activities by calling Pontius, at 484-3138,or Membership Chairman Jim Grove, at 484-7900. The club has been actively serving our community since 1976.

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