The Fairfield Glade Lions Club not only installs new president and officers at the June meeting, but also honors members for their outstanding service for the past fiscal year. Last year’s member who received the award is asked to recommend a candidate for the current fiscal year. The names of the candidates are kept secret until the presentation night. This year’s awards and winners are as follows:
Lion of the Year went to Clark Zedric. This award is given to the Lion who has best served the club and community for the fiscal year 2018-2019. Member Steve McLelland made the presentation.
Lion of the Decade went to Charlene Richardson. This Award represents the best service to the club and community for the past 10 years. Byron Buell presented the award.
Melvin Jones Fellowship Award went to two Lions — Norm Anderson and Bill Rorabaugh. Long before there were over 1.4 million Lions around the world, there was one man with a vision. He was an insurance salesman from Chicago, IL named Melvin Jones. Driven by a dynamic personality and a heart filled with kindness, he helped create a service organization over 100 years ago that’s still thriving today. It is currently known as Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF). Duane West made the presentation. This is the highest award a Lion can receive anywhere in the world.
Lindsay – Jennings Fellowship Award went to Linda Anderson. This is the highest honor a Tennessee Lion can receive in the state. It is given to recognize individuals who demonstrate their service to mankind. It is named in honor for two Tennessee Lions who served as international presidents, Edward Lindsay (1966- 67) and Austin Jennings (1988-89). Clark Zedric made the presentation in place of Frank Kazmierczak who was unable to attend the meeting this year.
Another presentation was made by District 12-0 Governor, Peter LeGro, to a Lion member. Keith Pontius has been an active member with two Lions clubs for 65 years. Governor LeGro gave him his 60 year chevron to display in honor of the occasion.