The Lions of Tennessee have a unique opportunity to honor individuals who have distinguished themselves through humanitarian service in their local communities by naming them a Lindsey-Jennings Fellow.  The Lindsey-Jennings Fellowship is the highest honor that the Lions of Tennessee use to recognize individuals who have demonstrated their unselfish service to mankind.

This Fellowship, established in 2009, is named in honor of two Tennessee Lions who served as International President of The International Association of Lions Clubs:  Edward M. Lindsey (1966-67) and Austin P. Jennings (1988-1989).  Their long, dedicaetd, and innovative lifetime of Lions service to humanity is an enduring profile of the Lions’ motto, “We Serve.”  Learn more about the Lindsey-Jennings Fellowship and/or Download an Application

With each $1,000 donated to Tennessee Lions Charities, an individual can be named a Lindsey-Jennings Fellow.  What follows is a listing of Lindsey-Jennings Fellows honored in District 12-N.  For corrections or updates, please email

The following individuals have been recognized as Lindsey-Jennings Fellows (as of November 2022):

  • Dave Crawford, Farragut Lions Club
  • Julian C. (Tony) Gross, Karns Lions Club
  • Roger Hall, West Knox Lions Club
  • Dean Harshbarger, Norris Lions Club
  • Susan Hilliker, West Knox Lions Club
  • Laura Horn, West Knox Lions Club
  • Vivian Howell, West Knox Lions Club
  • William (Bill) Howell, West Knox Lions Club
  • Brandon T. Johnson, East Tennessee State University Lions Club
  • Carol McDonald, Campbell County Lions Club
  • Jim McFarland (2nd Diamond), West Knox Lions Club
  • Shaaron McFarland, West Knox Lions Club
  • Bob Miller, Kingsport Lions Club
  • Edgar Snow, West Knox Lions Club
  • Valerie Stewart, East Tennessee Lions Eye Bank
  • Nora Watkins, Loudon Lions Club
  • William B. (Bill) Watkins Sr., Loudon Lions Club
  • Fred Watts, Campbell County Lions Club
  • Ronald Welch (1st Diamond), West Knox Lions Club
  • Sheila Wittke, West Knox Lions Club