Farragut Lions Club member Sandy Mee recently was selected as this year’s Melvin Jones Fellowship Award winner for Lions Club District 12N.
She won the award based on a long list of Lions Club services contributed during the previous year, but FLC past president Gerri Crutchfield said Mee has been an outstanding club member since she and her husband, Ed, joined nine years ago.
“I’ll just tell you, Sandy is at every activity we have,” Crutchfield said. “She participates in all of them.”
North Korean refugees are facing prejudice and culture shock when they cross the border as refugees into South Korea, Emily Rowcliffe, a former Rotary Youth Exchange participant, told Rotary Club of Farragut members.
Rowcliffe, a Webb School of Knoxville Class of 2015 graduate who is working toward degrees in history and Asian Studies at University of the South, Sewanee, shared her experiences as a 2013-2014 Rotary Youth Exchange student and a current graduate student during RCF’s meeting in Fox Den Country Club Wednesday, Aug. 1.
She went to South Korea on a long-term exchange.
“I had a really wonderful year there,” she recalled. “I had two really great host families.”
Rowcliffe returned two more times, the last of which she conducted research for graduate studies with North Korean refugees. “There have been more than six decades of geographical and ideological divisions between the two Koreas,” she said. “The economic and cultural gaps have grown significantly.