Nurturing bodies and minds

Traci Willis Layne Agency needs your vote by October 7th to win $10,000 for the Livingston Rotary Club. Read about their commitment to improving the quality of life, health and education of the people who live in Livingston. Then vote for them by using the social media share buttons or by leaving a comment when you reach the end of their story.

Tammy Mangrum was born and raised in Livingston, Tennessee – a small town nestled in the verdant valley of the Highland Rim, roughly halfway between Nashville and Knoxville. Having lived and worked in Nashville as an insurance agent for 30 years, she moved back in 2017 to care for an aging parent.

Traci Willis Layne, owner of the Traci Willis Layne Agency, was reluctant to lose a key contributor to a move, so she opened a scratch agency in Livingston to keep Mangrum around. Not only was Layne onboard with Mangrum going home to care for her father, but she got fully behind her when she expressed a desire to give back to the community, donating money and Mangrum’s time during the workweek.

Mangrum has served as the Livingston Rotary Club’s board president since 2021. Both roles serve the community she loves and calls home.

According to the volunteer care providers, the food the Livingston Rotary Club brought to the table was the clinic highlight. “The food was perfect,” says Heather Rhodes, RAM’s clinic coordinator. Another volunteer agreed: “We normally receive soggy sandwiches. Don’t change the food!”

 

Nurturing bodies and minds
Agent Tammy Mangrum (right) and Wanda Krantz (far left) of Livingston Rotary Club present Teacher of the Year awards to Livingston Academy educators.

Doctor feed thyself – nourishing volunteer care providers

The health of a community begins with the well-being of its members – and in relatively remote areas like Livingston, quality healthcare can be hard to access.

Livingston Rotary Club has begun addressing that need by organizing pop-up clinics in partnership with Remote Area Medical (RAM), a nonprofit provider of dental, vision and medical care to those in need. In early July, RAM brought seven physicians, six dentists and an optometrist to Livingston for a two-day clinic at the First Baptist Church of Livingston.

The event was well-attended, providing 121 people free medical care and a choice of dental or vision services. Livingston Rotary Club hopes to hold more clinics in the future.

“We normally receive soggy sandwiches. Don’t change the food!”

–Mary Ann, RAM core volunteer

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Tammy Mangrum mans the soup and fruit buffet at the clinic.

Fly like an eagle – playing golf for college-bound teens

One of the Livingston Rotary Club’s biggest events is the Judge Dean Rotary Golf Tournament at the Hidden Valley Golf Course. Held in April, the annual tournament serves as a general fundraiser for the nonprofit.

Once again, Mangrum’s food is a major draw. “I spent an entire Saturday purchasing ingredients and making 16 pounds of potato salad,” says Mangrum. “My 87-year-old father helped me chop all the veggies.”

The tournament raised enough money to fund three $1,000 scholarships for Livingston Academy graduating seniors – as well as $100 Teacher of the Year awards for educators at each of the schools in the Overton County School District.

“I spent an entire Saturday purchasing ingredients and making 16 pounds of potato salad. My 87-year-old father helped me chop all the veggies.”

– Tammy Mangrum, Traci Willis Layne Agency commercial director

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First place crew at the 17th annual Judge Dean Rotary Golf Tournament.

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Jewel S.
1 minute ago

RAM and scholarships-Great Programs

Else H.
2 minutes ago

Congratulations

Mike Griffin
3 minutes ago

Great People

Sandy Clark
3 minutes ago

Great Job

Scott Boling
4 minutes ago

Great Job

Mark A. Goolsby
33 minutes ago

Great job

Jeff Lucas
2 hours ago

Great job from great people.

Alisa
2 hours ago

Great job with great leadership!

Maura Medley
2 hours ago

Wonderful job!

David Sadler II
2 hours ago

Congratulations Job well done

Rob
2 hours ago

Great Job

Denise Fletcher
3 hours ago

Excellent job!

Kellie Gray
3 hours ago

Great Job! #LivingstonTN

Terry
3 hours ago

Good job

Nicole Marrero
3 hours ago

Love it!

angie krantz
3 hours ago

great job

Megan Burnett
3 hours ago

Awesome job! #LivingstonTN

Bridget Salazar
3 hours ago

Great job #livingstontn

Sarah Marie
3 hours ago

Congrats

bobby baker
3 hours ago

Rotarians get it done

Stan V.
4 hours ago

Go Rotary

Daniel R.
4 hours ago

Sevierville Rotarians support you!!!

M. Ratliff
4 hours ago

Sevierville Rotarians at your service!!!

Mary Vance
4 hours ago

Great Team

T. Linder
4 hours ago

go livingston

Gary Kent
4 hours ago

#livingstonstrong

Jonathan H.
4 hours ago

so proud of this group

Freddy T.
4 hours ago

good work

Jodie Perry
4 hours ago

#livingstonstrong

Jennifer McCormick
4 hours ago

thanks

Ethan McCormick
4 hours ago

Proud for you guys

Maggie Jenks
4 hours ago

Livingston Strong

Mikey Holland
4 hours ago

good job

Marty B.
4 hours ago

Congratulations Tammy

Jimmy Brown
4 hours ago

RAM and Rotary are great!

Holly Cole
4 hours ago

Congrats

Nathan Beech
4 hours ago

Thank you for bringing RAM to Livingston

Mae Beavers
4 hours ago

Keep up the great work.

Jerry Adams
4 hours ago

Rotary is International.

R. Meryweather
4 hours ago

Choate Rules

Jon Winsauer
4 hours ago

Rotary Scholarships

Tammy White
4 hours ago

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Donnie Choate
4 hours ago

Good Job

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Billy Pressley
4 hours ago

Go team

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