Self-determined young man a quiet leader in classroom Jake Fath, 11, is the son of A.G. and Amy Fath and brother to Ryan, 3. Jake is a caring student, who is eager to help his classmates. This self-determined young man is a quiet leader in the classroom who motivates others by his example. His teachers say he is an inspiration to work with and is a person who peers respect and look up to. Jake is very active through Cub Scouts in collecting food for those less fortunate. He has a positive attitude in all he does. “Jake always has a smile on his face and is eager to help others,” his teachers report. He is a self-motivated student who is quick to look for opportunities to achieve. He always gives 100 percent to the tasks before him and helps other students do their best. As an athlete, Jake has earned ribbons for his performance in track, he has a trophy from participation in football, and enjoys playing sports with his friends. His favorite sports include football, soccer, baseball and track. He has earned Cub Scout patches for completed projects and numerous awards. Jake is also helpful at home and enjoys being with his family. The staff at Meadow Ridge Elementary School is proud to present Jake Fath as an Example in Excellence. • • •
April 8 2010
Working together, the Rockford Lions and Rockford Rotary clubs teamed up for their second annual free health screening on Saturday, March 27 to serve the clients of the North Kent Service Center. The Rockford Reformed Church once again provided the venue for this screening of hearing, vision, blood pressure, podiatry, dental and pharmaceutical. Volunteering their services beside club members were Dr. Michael Kelley, podiatrist, and Dr. David Fischer and Dr. Brian Wilson, dentists. Blood pressure screening was in the hands of RN Jill Erickson. The Rockford Lions Sightmobile housed the vision and hearing screening conducted under the direction of Dr. Chad Jackson, optometrist, and Dr. Karen Jacobs, audiologist. Available for use throughout Western Michigan, the Sightmobile is maintained by the Rockford Lions for the use of fellow clubs and area communities. Both the Rockford Lions and Rockford Rotary clubs exist to serve their communities and the needs of others. It is only through the generosity of neighbors supporting the clubs’ fundraisers that they are able to provide services such as this health screening—and they thank you.