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   Fairfield Glade Ladies Club

Executive Committee (Elected Officers)


  • Carol Barnes - President

  • Terri Brown- President-Elect

  • Carol O'Brien - 1st Vice President (Programs)

  • Sheila Thomas - 2nd Vice President (Membership)

  • Cheryl Aller - Recording SecretaryCarol Bechtel - Corresponding Secretary

  • Sandy McAvoy - Treasurer

  • Carolyn Champagne - Assistant Treasurer

Carol Barnes - President

Carol Barnes is our new President. Originally from Middle TN, Carol moved to Fairfield Glade on Labor Day weekend 2019 and joined in October of that year. She attended the New Member Tea and learned of opportunities to serve. She began as Publicity Writer, then Service Chair and finally transitioning from President-Elect to President. Carol says that Ladies Club has been an important part of her life since her husband’s death In 2021.

 Carole O'Brien - 1st Vice President (Programs)

First Vice President in charge of Programs is Carole O’Brien who arrived “homeless” in Fairfield Glade in June 2021. She and husband of 33 years, Bob Skeele, quickly found and closed on their home. Carole previously worked in the telecom industry in Engineering Sales & Marketing. She has an extensive background of volunteer service including President of Newcomers and Neighbors of Morristown, NJ along with many more!

Carol Bechtel -   Corresponding Secretary

Carol Bechtel was born in Chicago and grew up In Illinois. Her family moved to Albuquerque, NM when she was a senior in high school. She met her husband of 56 years there.

His job took them to Massachusetts for 4 years and then to California. Carol worked in the Human Resources Department at Stanford University for 27 years. She retired in March 2006 and by June they were on their way to TN!

Carol is now a widow but is still enjoying life here. Her son and daughter-in-law moved here a few years ago. Carol has 3 beautiful granddaughters- one in TN and 2 in Wisconsin.

Carol has been a Ladies Club member for 5 years.

Cheryl Aller- Recording Secretary     

Recording Secretary, Cheryl Aller, and her husband, Doug, have lived in Fairfield Glade for 9 years. She became involved with the Ladies Club in 2021 when she filled the role of Recording Secretary for someone who had stepped down. When asked if she would like to continue for 2 more years, the answer was a resounding YES! Cheryl thinks that the board members are great to work with and really enjoys it. Her hobbies include walking her dog, Cooper, playing golf, hiking, gardening and reading.

Sheila Thomas - 2nd Vice President (Membership)  
Sandy McAvoy - Treasurer

Sheila Thomas is our new Second Vice-President in charge of Membership after serving as Chair of the Service Committee. She was born & raised in Chicago and moved to Colorado in the mid 1970s. Her employment history includes 14 years at Michelin Tire Corp. as Regional Manager of Customer Service and 21 years as Director of Human Resources for Denver Broncos Football Club. She retired in 2013 and moved to Florida. Sheila has been married for 43 years and moved to Fairfield Glade in November 2020.

Sandy McAvoy (right), our Treasurer, comes to us from Oak Creek, WI with 35 years of hospital accounting experience. She has been married to Tom for 33 years and has a 2 year old Boxer named Rumpus. Sandy volunteers at Peavine Care Center and FG Resident Services. She also helped set up a Breast Cancer Support Group in FFG.

Terri Brown - President Elect 

President Elect, Terri Brown, moved here in 2020 and recently retired from Harley-Davidson Financial Services. Married to Mick since 2015, she enjoys water aerobics, relaxing outdoors and visiting new places with her husband. She has 2 children and 2 grand children residing in Texas.

Becky Price - Past President
Carolyn Champagne - Assistant Treasurer
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