Linda McClure Teetz grew up in Pittsburgh, PA, received a B.S. from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and married her high school sweetheart, Melvin Teetz. They have been married for 55 years, have two children and four grandsons.
The family moved several times with Mel’s job at United Parcel Service. Linda was a high school business teacher in Pittsburgh and Sparta, NJ; and later the office manager for an orthopedic group in Dallas TX.
Volunteering has always been an integral part of her life, and her community service has been continuous and diverse.
During her children’s early years, she was a Girl Scout Leader, Soccer Coach, Basketball Coach, Sunday School teacher, and a tireless PTA supporter. While living in New York, she served on the Board of Directors (and president of the Hospital Auxiliary) at St. Agnes Hospital, and on the Board of Directors (and as vice president) of the White Plains Beautification Foundation. While living in Atlanta, Linda served on the Board of Directors (and as president of the Members Guild) at the High Museum of Art. She was also among the first volunteers in 1994 for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.
She currently serves on the Friends Committee for the Riverside Theatre, helps with the men’s shelter Camp Haven, has chaired the Indian River County Lincoln Day Dinner for 12 years, volunteers most of her time at Hibiscus Children’s Center for abused and abandoned children, and is a member (and former president) of the Republican Women of Indian River (RWIR). She was awarded the Jeanette Becker-Riel Award for outstanding dedication and exceptional volunteer service to RWIR and the Republican Party. She volunteers in Indian River County for the presidential, state, and local campaigns.
Life, she believes, is full of blessings from family and friends.