The Cleveland Civitan Club received “2012 Honor Club” status at the Appalachian District meeting in Knoxville, and immediate past president, Dave Cummings was presented a plaque. The club also had the privilege of a visit from Yieng Yann from the Northside Chattanooga Civitan Club as the speaker this week. Yann shared the story of her family’s miraculous escape from the “killing fields” in Cambodia during the 1970s, including the horrific murder of her father, imprisonment in implorable conditions, and then the rescue by the Red Cross and other organizations. They arrived in Red Bank to their sponsor family, George and Prissy Thrasher, who assisted them in finding jobs, schools, and a home of their own. Their inspirational courage, rescue, and assimilation to the American culture was portrayed in a 1985 Disney movie, “The Girl Who Spelled Freedom.” From left are Adonia Latham, Yann, Veronica Fox and Phil Brown.