Pat Doggett inducted into Columbus Lions Club
Published 10:42 am Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Pat Doggett has become the newest member of the Columbus Lions Club. A Polk County native, Doggett has received degrees from North Carolina Central University, Limestone College and most recently a master of science in educational psychology/rehabilitation counseling from the University of Wisconsin. During her career she has worked with General Motors, Levi Strauss, Allstate Insurance Company and county government.
Her social services positions have been with the department of corrections, DSS, mental health and department of human services.
Doggett has always been active in her church and community. She is a board member for Stony Knoll Community Center, a health educator for her church, a Good Samaritan volunteer for Hospice of the Foothills and an Adopt-A-Highway volunteer for more than 20 years. Doggett was sponsored in the Lions Club by Helen Trevathan.
The Columbus Lions Club is part of an international organization whose main objective is the elimination of all avoidable blindness around the world. Locally, the club pays for eye exams and purchases glasses for residents who cannot afford them; lends medical aid equipment to anyone and provides Christmas gift cards and an annual party for the county’s visually impaired. The club also collects used eyeglasses and hearing aids for recycling.
The club has been awarded the North Carolina Governor’s award and has earned the “First in Community Service Award” in its district three times.
The Columbus Lions meet at 6:30 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays at Calvert’s Kitchen. Area men and women who would like to help serve the community are invited to become part of this group. Call Helen Trevathan at 828-894-7062 for further information.
– article submitted by Helen Trevathan