Nurturing bodies and minds

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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.

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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Bob Shartrand
3 months ago

Best Rotary Club ever!

Beth Shipley
3 months ago

Thanks for all the hard work!

Eva Savage
3 months ago

Thanks so much for your contribution to the community.

Cindy Robbins
3 months ago

Thank you for all you do for our community!

Brian
3 months ago

Thanks for what you do!

Allison Smith
3 months ago

Great things!!!!! Awesome Traci!

Patricia Miller
3 months ago

Wonderful things they are doing for the community

Wes
3 months ago

Great Club!

Michael Powell
3 months ago

Pillars and Leaders of our community….Prayers for continued success….

Joe Kalis
3 months ago

I love to see active participation in making our community stronger! Thank you for what you’re doing!

David
3 months ago

Looking good!

Christy
3 months ago

Way to Go!

Shannon Cantrell
3 months ago

So excited for y’all! Congrats

Suzanne Misenhimer
3 months ago

Great job Tammy.

Max R
3 months ago

Great job Tammy we are proud of you!

We got this!
3 months ago

Lets get it

David L.
3 months ago

Great job!! Good luck.

Randy B
3 months ago

Way to go!

Joseph .s
3 months ago

Great Post

Gregory Y.
3 months ago

Way to go!!!

Charles Marsh
3 months ago

way to go

Peter V.
3 months ago

Great job!

Rhonda W.
3 months ago

Way to go!

Amy Jo
3 months ago

Congrats

Rachel E
3 months ago

Good job

Susan B.
3 months ago

Go Rotary!

Ted H.
3 months ago

Great job

Fred J.
3 months ago

Great job

Jimmy J.
3 months ago

great job

Dustin G.
3 months ago

Good luck

Mary B. H.
3 months ago

Go Team

Vanessa Jackson
3 months ago

Good Luck!

Collidge L.
3 months ago

Go Rotary!

Carla Clay
3 months ago

Good job

Staria D.
3 months ago

Keep up the good work

Neal G.
3 months ago

congrats

Erin M.
3 months ago

good work

S. St. John
3 months ago

congrats

T. Langham
3 months ago

Congratulations!

Jon Bell
3 months ago

Rotarians are winners!

Ashley W.
3 months ago

Go Tammy!

Keely R
3 months ago

Good job

Hercules L.
3 months ago

Go Rotary

Matthew F.
3 months ago

Goo job

Wayne K.
3 months ago

#livingstonstrong

J. Pugh
3 months ago

#livingstonstrong

Ted H.
3 months ago

Go Rotary!

David A.
3 months ago

Thank you for serving our community

Larry M.
3 months ago

Go Tammy!

Frank R.
3 months ago

Go Tammy!

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