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Fairfield Glade Ladies Club

Chairs of Standing Committees (Appointed by the President)

Community Relations - Chair - Marsha Mellert
           Sponsor Procurement - Judy Lynn

Judy Lynn moved here from Naperville, Illinois and has been in the Glade for 10 years. She’s been married to Dwight for 51 years and has 2 children and 5 grandchildren (and they are indeed GRAND). The firstborn grandchild is 18 and the youngest is almost 3.

Judy has been a Ladies Club Member for 10 years. She started volunteering for the Ways & Means Committee the first year and then progressed to the Co-Chair of Ways & Means Committee for 5 years. From there she moved to the Community Relations Committee. She has met some of the most wonderful people and made some excellent friends through the Ladies Club.

Judy enjoys walking, reading, bowling, gardening, working out in the pool with foam weights (woo hoo), traveling, babysitting for her little grand and volunteering.

Sponsor Procurement - Lauri Inda
Nominations  - Gin Genetempo
Publicity - Chair/Webmaster - Jennifer Sipe

Jennifer Sipe is the Publicity Chair and the Ladies Club Webmaster. She has lived in Fairfield Glade for 3 1/2 years. She moved here with her husband Mike from California.

They will be celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary January 2023.

She retired from Sacramento County after 34+ years at the Department of Human Assistance. For the last 2 years she was the Co-Chair of the Ways and Means Committee

Jennifer loves to play Pickleball, Bocce ball, Bunco, and Mexican Train Dominos. Joining the Ladies Club has introduced her to many new friends and opportunities.

 Photographer - Christine Garbo     

 Historian - Virginia Carlson

Virginia Carlson is the Club Historian.

She and her husband, Stephen. moved here from Wheaton, Illinois 9 years ago. Their son and his wife live in St. Charles, Illinois with two grand dogs.

Virginia worked in a family owned railroad business that had been in business 125+ years. She worked as accounts receivable and a buyer in Materials Department.

She enjoys reading, walking, traveling and meeting people and says that she “tries playing golf”!

Publicity Writer - Catherine Henderson               

 Mary Ann Urban - Social Media

See Ways and Means Co-Chair below for a picture and bio.

Reservations - Co-Chair Anita Lawrence

Anita Lawrence, co-chair of the Reservations committee, is a native Californian and spent a career in Local Government Finance there, holding a Masters Degree in Public Administration.

She has lived in FFG since 2014, when she and her husband, K.C., discovered it and fell in love with the area. She has a blended family of 5 children (3 are KCs), 11 Grandsons (7 are KCs), 2 Great-Grandsons and 2 Great-Granddaughters (1 of each are KCs). Most of the family resides in CA, but her son, Adam, lives locally. She lost KC in 2021 and now lives with her 10 pound Mal-Shih, Suki.

She taught Mah Jongg at Roane State in the summer of 2022 and will teach it again in the fall. She has served on the FGLC Ways & Means Committee and the Reservations Committee. 

Reservations - Co-Chair Mary Hood

Mary Hood (Co-Chair Reservations)

Mary moved to the Glade in December 2015 from California. Although she was born in North Dakota, she spent most of her life in the Santa Clara Valley in California. She was/is a librarian and worked at Santa Clara University School of Law Library for 46 years – starting as a student loose-leaf filer and retiring as the Interim Library Director. For 43 of those years, she had the same boss. She retired from the law library in 2014 at just the right time to relocate to the Glade with the best job she never had.

She enjoys reading - particularly murder mysteries, especially those with female protagonists. She plays word games and other puzzles – like sudoku – online. Among her other hobbies are: jigsaw puzzles, needlepoint, and did she already mention reading!! In her spare time she volunteers at the Art Circle Public Library in town and at the library here in Fairfield Glade.

Mary joined the Ladies Club in 2016 to get to know people in the Glade. She also wanted to take advantage of the variety of travel experiences that are available through our Travel Committee.

Scholarship - Chair - Colleen Mall
Service Projects - Chair - Lin Marten

Lin Marten comes to Fairfield Glade from the Chattanooga area, but is originally from Ohio and has lived many places, including 3 years living on the road in a RV traveling the country. She had a 20 year career with IBM, a 4 year career with a text book company, a 3 year career as an independent consultant, and an 11 year career teaching math to 8th graders. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Math and a Masters Degree in Business. She has been in Fairfield Glade for 5 years and has held one position as an elected officer and two positions as a committee chair. She is currently the committee chair of Service Projects. (No picture was submitted)

Travel - Chair - Sandi Edwards
Ways and Means  - Co-Chair Mary Ann Urban 

I volunteered to be co-chair of the Ways & Means committee at the very first Ladies Club meeting I attended in 2018. Having just moved from Latrobe, PA (Arnie Palmer, Mr Rogers), I wanted to get involved and I sure picked the right committee for that!!

My education and background were in accounting and owning & operating retail stores. I always loved marketing and wish Facebook had been around when I was in the retail gift business!

I’ve been married to Dave for almost 43 years and we have 2 children and 5 grand babies (age ranging from 8 to 2 years old).

I enjoy traveling, floating in the pool (I excel at that!), reading and working with all the amazing people on the W&M committee!!

Will I still be the only “U” in the new membership book??? We’ll find out in September.

Ways and Means  - Co-Chair Deni Donovan
Others Appointed
Parliamentarian - Terri Patefield

Fashion Show - Co Chairs Janice Cahill

                           and Claudia Brooks

Decorations - Sandy D’Alessandro

Sandy D’Alessandro has been Decoration Chair for almost 8 years. Sandy and husband, Vince, moved here from Sarasota , Florida 11 years ago.

They raised their family in Bloomington, Illinois. 2 girls and a boy.. and now have 6 grandchildren.

Sandy enjoys gardening, bunco, golf, cooking and reading. She is also an active member with Hospice and at her church, St Francis of Assisi where she is in charge of decorating the church year round.


She has been a member of Ladies Club since she moved here.

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