WHITEFIELD: Cindy Lincoln presented with multiple Lions awards

From left to right, Whitefield Lions Club president Cindy Lincoln, and Lion Gerry Maldovan. Contributed photo

At the January 25 meeting of the Whitefield Lions, club president Cindy Lincoln was presented with the Membership Key Award and the Silver Centennial Award for Membership.

Both awards are given for inviting and sponsoring new members into the club.

At the January 28 Cabinet meeting, Lion Cindy Lincoln accepted the 1016-2017 Excellence Award on behalf of the Whitefield Lions club. Lincoln, has served as president of the Whitefield Lions club for two of her nine years in the club.

She said of the award, “I am super proud and honored to be part of such a dedicated organization who cares about the needs of others. Its like our motto says, ‘Where there is a need, there is a lion.’ ”

The award is given to clubs that excel in community service, membership growth, communication and organization

The Whitefield Lions Club was one of 15 clubs in the state to receive the award.

WINDSOR: Greenwoods celebrate 26th wedding anniversary

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Whitefield Lions Joe and Carolyn Greenwood, of Windsor, celebrated their 26th wedding anniversary on December 14, 2017. The Greenwoods have been active members in the club for 12 years since moving to Maine from Amesbury, Massachusetts.

Whitefield Lions host Christmas for Kids

From left to right, Carolyn Greenwood, Caitlin Labbe, Dagan Savage, Lydia Gilman, Santa, Courtney Paine, Alana York, Olivia Kunesh, Alex Mahon, Harrison Mosher, Brenda Bonsant and Noah Bonsant.

Whitefield Lions club hosted their annual Christmas for Kids party Sunday, December 10.

A lunch of hot dogs, chips, and punch was served, followed by cookies and ice cream.

Santa stopped by for a visit and kids clamored to tell him what they want for Christmas.

Requests ranged from Lego sets to a puppy.

Erskine Academy’s Leos Caitlin Labbe, left, and Alana York. Contributed photos

Each child was given a big bag of wrapped presents to take home and put under the tree, to be opened Christmas morning

Games were played and songs were sung and children were awarded raffle prizes, including cans of popcorn, stuffed beanie babies, candy, porcelain dolls, a scooter and a bicycle.

Eight members of the Erskine Academy Leo club were on hand to help the Lions greet guests, serve food, and hand out gifts.

Twenty-five local children and their families attended the event.

Whitefield Lions present club awards

From left to right, Lion Pam Jewett and Lion Donna Brooks. Contributed photos

Lions Pamela Jewett and Donna Brooks were honored by the Whitefield Lions Club for their commitment to new membership.

Lion Donna Brooks received the Membership Key Award for inviting and sponsoring at least two new members.

The Silver Centennial award for membership was presented to Lion Pam Jewett. The award is given to the sponsor of a new Lions member remaining in the club for 1 year and 1 day

The Whitefield Lions Club was formed in 1953, the club currently has 93 members and was recently recognized at the largest club in the state.

The Whitefield Lions sponsor the Erskine Leo club which was formed in May 2016 and boasts 47 members, making it the largest Leo Club in the state.

The Whitefield Lions Club meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at the Lions Den at 52 main St. in Coopers Mills.

Whitefield Lions Club guest night is the 4th Thursday of the month. If you would like more information on becoming a Lion or would like to attend a meeting, visit www.WhitefieldLionsClub.com, or email us: whitefieldlionsclub@gmail.com.

Two new members inducted into Whitefield Lions Club

From left to right, Whitefield Lions Club membership chairman Steve Hatch, with new members, Rebecca Jones, Kyle Jones, and their sponsor, Lion Carol Jones. Contributed photo

Peace poster contest winners announced

Winners of the Peace Poster Contest with their respective arts teachers, from left to right, Holly Hilton and Jenna Perkins, Whitefield; Rachel Richmond and Abby St. Cyr, Jefferson; Sandy Dunn and Liberty Kimball, Chelsea; Damon Wilson and Jenny Keller, Windsor; and Lion Barry Tibbetts. Contributed photo

Winners of the Peace Poster Contest were honored with their art teachers by the Whitefield Lions Club on October 26.

For the past 30 years Lions clubs around the world have sponsored the Lions International Peace Poster Contest.

The theme of the 2017-2018 contest is “The Future of Peace”

Winners listed by school:

Whitefield: Art teacher Holly Hilton, first Jenna Perkins, second Hannah Jackson, third Acadia Kelley.
Jefferson: Art teacher Rachel Richmond, first Abby St. Cyr, second Victoria Ingram, third Seung Nam Montaro.
Chelsea: Art teacher Sandy Dunn; first Liberty Kimball, second Malaika Igbal, third Camyrin Thompson.
Windsor: Art teacher Jenny Keller, first Damon Wilson, second Mallary Hanke, third Anna Labbe.

Mary Follet recognized for 30 years of service

Mary Follett, left, accepts 30-year service award from District Governor Norman Hart as Whitefield Lions Club President Cindy Haskell Lincoln looks on. Contributed photo

Mary Follett, a local member of the Whitefield Lions Club, was honored at a meeting in Whitefield recently, celebrating 30 years of service to her community. District Governor Norman Hart and past District Governor Paula Beach were on hand for the event.

For more information on the Whitefield Lions Club go to www.WhitefieldLionsClub.com or call President Cindy Haskell Lincoln at 242-2477.

Local residents named to dean’s list at RIT

The following local residents made the dean’s list for the 2017 spring semester at Rochester Institute of Technology, in Rochester, New York:

Bethany Hartley, of Whitefield, who is studying mechanical engineering technology, and Anna Lorette, of Norridgewock, who is studying packaging science.

Local residents named to RIT dean’s list for fall semester

The following local residents made the dean’s list at Rochester Institute of Technology, in Rochester, New York, for fall semester 2016-2017:

Bethany Hartley, of Whitefield, is studying in the mechanical engineering technology program.

Alexandra Mcclintock, of Athens, is studying in the photographic and imaging arts program.

Audrey Jordan receives principal’s award

Audrey Jordan, of Whitefield, a senior at Erskine Academy, has been selected to receive the 2017 Principal’s Award, Headmaster Michael McQuarrie announced. The award, sponsored by the Maine Principal’s Association, is given in recognition of a high school senior’s academic excellence, outstanding school citizenship, and leadership.

Audrey Jordan

Jordan, a consistent high-honors student in a program with numerous Advanced Placement courses and Concurrent Enrollment classes with nearby colleges, has also accumulated hundreds of hours of valuable community service, many at the MaineGeneral Medical Center and St. Michael’s School, in Augusta.

“Audrey, an exemplary student and fine ambassador of Erskine Academy and young people in general, personifies the school’s core values of scholarship, leadership, stewardship and relationships, making her most deserving of this recognition,” noted Headmaster McQuarrie when making the award.

Jordan, McQuarrie, and other award winners and their principals will attend an honors luncheon at the Spectacular Event Center in Bangor on Saturday, April 1, at 12:30 p.m.

The honors luncheon recognizes these outstanding students with the presentation of an individual plaque and the awarding of five $1,000 scholarships in the names of Horace O. McGowan and Richard W. Tyler; both were former Maine principals and executive directors of the association. Additionally, five $1,000 scholarships will be presented through the efforts of the MPA Scholarship Golf Tournament.

The Principal’s Award is presented in more than 100 Maine public and private high schools by member principals of the MPA, the professional association that represents Maine’s school administrators.