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Guyotte Installed as Kiwanis President
Tuesday, October 01, 2002
DOVER-FOXCROFT - Joe Guyotte was installed as president of the Kiwanis Club of Dover-Foxcroft in ceremonies held Sept. 28 at the American Legion hall.

Other officers installed for the 2002-2003 year were Jay Brennan, president elect; Bob Darling, vice president; David Lockwood, secretary; and Paul Raymond, treasurer. Tom Lizotte is the club's immediate past president.

Elected to the club's Board of Directors were Ron Miles, Owen Pratt, Hoyt Fairbrother, Brenda Kelly, Bonnie Guyotte and Erik Stumpfel.

Guyotte is retired after 31 years with Verizon. He is Chief of the Dover-Foxcroft Fire Department, a Maine director for the National Volunteer Fire Council and a director of the Piscataquis Valley Snowmobile Club.

R. Alan Hartnett, president of the Kiwanis Foundation of New England, was the guest speaker and discussed the Foundation's charitable support for the Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Institute at the New England Medical Center in Boston. The Foundation has created the Friend's Endowment Fund and awards a distinctive red blazer to acknowledge an individual gift of $1,000 to benefit KPTI and its efforts to prevent traumatic childhood injuries.

Division II Lt. Gov. Dr. Harold Sherman, Mary Lynn Vernon and Becky Engdahl all were awarded red blazers by Hartnett as Friends of the Foundation, bringing to 24 the total of Dover-Foxcroft Kiwanis family members who have been so recognized.

In recognition of longevity of service to Kiwanis, the following Dover-Foxcroft members were named as Legion of Honor recipients: Douglas Smith, 25 years; Dr. Jim Berry, 26 years; Owen Pratt and Ed Gilmore, 28 years; John Cotton, 32 years, Dave Lockwood, 34 years; John Cushing, 36 years; Howard Kesseli, 43 years; Dr. Hap Gerrish and Dr. Harold Sherman, 45 years; Gene Gammon, 49 years; and Phil Annis, 56 years. Dr. Sherman and Gene Gammon were also recognized for perfect attendance over 44 and 47 years, respectively.

The club also installed Leslie Lizotte and Marty Brown as new members, raising the roster to an even 60 members

Dover-Foxcroft Kiwanians last year donated more than $43,000 to support community projects and also donated over 1,200 hours of volunteer service.

The Kiwanis Club of Dover-Foxcroft was formed 64 years ago. The community service organization holds breakfast meetings 6:30 a.m. every Tuesday at the Foxcroft Academy Student Center.

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