Written by SVWeekly Staff: Vacation week was a busy and exciting time for the Dexter Key Club, as we attended six Kiwanis family meetings during the week. Kiwanis encourages clubs to do interclubs, or visiting other Kiwanis family meetings. With school out for the week, it gave the club a chance to attend meetings in the mornings without worrying about getting back to school on time or missing school time. The other practice that makes the interclubs fun is stealing the club’s bell that you are visiting. The Dexter Key Club has been very good at bell theft and this week we set a new record by running off with six bells in six days! It started at Foxcroft Academy on Sunday the 20th, when Foxcroft Key Club had their induction of new officers ceremony at the academy.
President Jana Kenney swiped the bell right from under the nose of new Foxcroft Key Club President Megan Taylor. Monday night four members of the Dexter Key Club visited the Circle K club at UMO and attended the meeting there, which lasted an hour. Circle K is the college version of Key Club. We found that we do a lot of the same things for service and fundraising.
Tuesday was the Dover-Foxcroft Kiwanis meeting and we were able to get their bell as well. On Tuesday night, the Foxcroft Academy Key Club sent an interclub to the Moosehead Lake Kiwanis Club, and probably inspired by Dexter, stole the Kiwanis bell! Wednesday morning four Key Clubbers went to Three Rivers Kiwanis in Milo and we walked off with two bells, the Kiwanis and Key Club bells. Thursday, we visited Guilford Kiwanis with six members and took box and all, and Friday we made our last theft at Dexter Sunrise Kiwanis. It was a whirlwind week, but lots of fun and the escapades created a lot of excitement in our Division II with all the clubs. The clubs that lost their bells need to attend one of our events as an interclub to get them back and an interclub requires at least four to take a bell and to recover it.
On Sunday, April 27th, the Dexter Key Club held its annual induction of officers ceremony at the high school with about 160 people in attendance. It was the largest induction event we have ever staged in our ten years as a club. The evening started with a pot luck supper, followed by the Key Note speaker, Greg Garrick, a Kiwanian from the Mt. Washington Valley Kiwanis Club who spoke about the Kiwanis Key Leader Program and he also brought three Key Clubbers from the Kennett High School Key Club in North Conway, New Hampshire. The Dexter Key Club had 40 members present that received certificates and pins. Other Kiwanis family members present included an interclub of six from the Dover -Foxcroft Kiwanis, who recovered their bell, six members from the Foxcroft Academy Key Club, who recovered their bell, three members from the Greenville High School Key Club, two members from the Guilford High School Key Club, fifteen members from the Dexter Sunrise Kiwanis Club, the largest number ever and they also recovered their bell, one member from the Moosehead Lake Kiwanis Club, three members from the Kennett High School Key Club, one Kiwanian from the Mt. Washington Valley Kiwanis Club, and one Dexter K-Kids member. This year’s officers were retired by Lt. Governor Jackson McLaughlan of the Greenville High School Key Club and he installed the new officers for next year that take over immediately.
Dexter Key Club's new officers for 2008-2009 are; President - Megan Crane, Vice President - Josh Stanhope, Treasurer - Rebecca Warren, Secretary - Catherine Strauch, Historian - Alexis Mitchell, Bulletin Editor - Kara Lawson, Sgt-At -Arms C.J. Giles, Senior Director - Jessica Mason, Junior Director - Mike Rosetti and Sophomore Director - Jake Sherburne. One of the highlights of the evening was the uniting of all seven Kiwanis family bells on one table at the induction. It was an impressive sight and a great addition to a fun evening.
The Dexter Key Club is had two members in the Autism walk in Bangor on Sunday, Callie Theodore and Jake Sherburne and the club is looking forward to the March of Dimes walk on Sunday, May 4th in Dover-Foxcroft. The club is also helping at the Special Olympics event at Foxcroft-Academy on Saturday morning. This is also our last week of BUGs tutoring at Dexter Primary school and the Recognition ceremony is scheduled for Monday, May 5th at 6:00 PM at the Dexter Primary School cafeteria. The young students will get their certificates and refreshments will be served.
The Greenville High School Key Club will be having their officer induction ceremony on Monday, May 12th at 6:00 PM at Greenville High School and Dexter is planning on attending.
The Dexter Key Club has had a busy April with 37 events during the month of April alone! It has been a great month. Stay tuned for next week’s activities."This content originally appeared as a copyrighted article in the SVWeekly.com and is used here with permission."
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