Volunteer Profile

Meet Trevor Paiser

Carol Wagner, Leader Correspondent

Photo by Carol Wagner Trevor Paiser is president of the Gresham Lions Club and is shown with his German shepherd, Dandy.

Trevor Paiser is the president of the Gresham Lions Club.

He was born and raised in Gresham, graduating from Gresham High School. Before and after high school Paiser worked full time on parents Tim and Kristy’s farm, Paiser Dairy. They held Brunch on the Farm twice. The dairy has 500 cows milked by employees and 2,000 acres. The field work is done by the Paiser family.

Trevor lives in the town of Red Springs with his girlfriend, Fancy Vele, who is a calf health specialist with Seubert Inc. He is also a member of the FFA Alumni and helps with Farm Heritage Days.

Q How long have you been a member of the Gresham Lions Club?

A “Since 2011. I joined when I graduated from high school. I have been the president since July.”

Q What do the Lions do?

A “We have two scholarships every year for a Gresham High School graduating senior. We help fund the kids to go to FFA conventions. We have a Halloween party and hand out candy to kids at school. There is also a costume party in the gym and the costumes are judged. We donate to the Lions Camp at Rosholt, the Gresham Scholarship Fund, and try to help any good cause if we can.”

Q How do you earn funds?

A “We have two trails rides now, one in the spring and just had our first fall trail ride by Captain’s Cove. They helped us with entertainment. In the spring it is at the shelter on Upper Red Lake. We have a Winter Carnival fishing derby on Upper Red Lake. We have raffle tickets and prizes are given for the largest fish.”

Q Why did you join the Lions?

A “To be a part of the community and give back. My grandfather, Richard Paiser, brought me into it. He was a longtime member. My dad is a member and my other grandfather, Clyde Schmidt, was in the Lions Club. It’s fun working the events and it’s for a good cause.”