Ode to Emil Fries
The Emil Fries Story
- Born blind in 1901 in Brewster, WA
- Learned to tune pianos at WashingtonStateSchool for Blind
- Worked his way through University of Washington by tuning pianos ($4 each)
- Married Nettie Fried, one of the people who read his textbooks to him
- Upon UW graduation returned to WSSB to teach piano tuning.
- In 1949, WSSB discontinued vocational programs, so Emil started a school.
- In September 1949, the PianoHospital opened to teach blind and visually impaired students the skill of piano tuning and repairing. Ken Serviss, who eventually managed the school, was in the first class.
- In 1965, Emil made the PianoHospital a non-profit […]
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Rick Giles was the secret performer at the recent Spring Benefit Concert. Enjoy his performance!
Fort Vancouver Lions wins many Awards
This year in Lionism was fantastic for the Fort Vancouver Lions. We took first place in the Website contest and participated in the Tall Tale and Achievement Speeches. Two members of our club were also awarded the International President’s Certificate of Appreciation award for the hard work put into chartering the LEO Legends this year. Overall we had a fantastic year in service!
Fort Vancouver Lions placed 1st in the Club Website contest at the District Convention this year. The website was created and maintained by Lion Dotty of the Fort Vancouver Lions who regularly updates the information to keep not only the members appraised of what the club is doing, but to also allow the community to see a glimpse of the great projects our club does for the community.
Club Website Award ~ Fort Vancouver Lions recieved 1st Place