The Fairfield Glade Lions Club held their annual awards and installation night recently. Various members are recognized each year for their individual contributions to the Lions motto, "We Serve."

The Melvin Jones Fellowship is the highest honor conferred by the Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF). It is named for the founder of the Lions Organization and recognizes a deep commitment to the ideals of Lionism. The recipient of this award has demonstrated several years of service and dedication to the club and the community.

Phyllis Fiedler was selected as this year's distinguished member. Fiedler moved from Chicago to Fairfield Glade in 1995 with her husband, Frank. She became a member of the Fairfield Glade Lions Club in 2000 and has served on every committee and was chairperson of the Travelogue advertising program for several years. She currently acts as the club historian. She was named Lion of the Year in 2003 and also received the Virginia Lindsey Award the same year. Her husband, Frank, is also a very active Lion, currently serving as club director.

Other service organizations for Fiedler include the FFG Ladies Club, Neighbors and Newcomers, Christian Women's Organization, H.F.C. Club, FFG United Methodist Church Crafters and others. You might say it has been a very busy seven years since moving to Cumberland County.

Member Bob Gruber was honored with the award last year and took great pleasure in presenting this year's Melvin Jones Fellowship to Fiedler. She received a standing ovation and was found speechless and totally surprised by the overwhelming recognition.

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