DEXTER - The Key Clubs of Division II remain busy as the school year winds down. On Monday (May 5) five Greenville Key Club members went to Manna, Inc. in Bangor to serve meals. The Greenville Key Club also had their induction ceremony for new members and officers on Monday May 12. Over 50 people were in attendance and Dexter and Foxcroft Academy Key Clubs attended. Greenville inducted 17 new 8th grade members that will step in as Freshmen next year. Greenville calls these new members KITS or Key Clubbers in Training, as they have to do five hours of community service work before receiving their membership films. Eight members received their membership pins, five seniors were honored. New officers for the Greenville Key Club are; Saige Weeks, President, Lilly McLaughlin, Vice President, Tiffany Howard, Treasurer, McKenna Peat. Secretary, Ruby Rockwell, Historian and Tony D'Angelo, Editor. The Greenville Key Club will be cleaning the parking lot across from the school on Saturday morning.
Foxcroft Academy Key Club also remains active. They have their bike rodeo with Dover-Foxcroft Kiwanis on this Saturday at the YMCA in Dover-Foxcroft from 8:00-11:00. The club also will be christening their Bargain Barn building at the fairgrounds on June 10th at 6:00 PM.
Four Dexter Key Club Seniors attended a forum in Bangor on Monday morning and spoke to the Bangor Foreign Policy Forum at Bangor Public Library. Gavin Cote, Jana Kenney, Rebecca Fick and Mindy Harding told of their experience at the Seeds of Peace camp last summer. Following the meeting, they had a tour of Shaw House in Bangor, a homeless shelter for teens. Monday night President Megan Crane and Jake Sherburne traveled to the Greenville Induction Ceremony with advisor Rick Whitney.
On Tuesday morning at our meeting Christie Whitten of Mayo Hospital spoke to the Key Club about instituting the "Every 15 Minute" program at Dexter High School for next year. The program is designed to bring the reality of an alcohol related death every 15 minutes. The two day program will be scheduled for next spring. Milo High School is doing the program this week. Also at the meeting, President Megan Crane announced her appointed positions for the coming year. Katie Eastman, Youth Coordinator will work with the K-Kids, Bugs and PTO Day Care programs, Vice President Josh Stanhope as Kiwanis liaison, Kayla Libby, Public Relations and Callie Theodore, SVWeekly writer, who will start the column next week.
Wednesday is the Key Club’s last PTO Day Care night and Key Club members will be taking the children out to the playground and serving ice cream cones.
On Saturday, May 17, the Key Club will help Dexter Sunrise Kiwanis with the Bike Rodeo and Safety Day. It will be held in the municipal parking lot behind Bangor Savings Bank. Set up from 8:00 - 9:00 AM with the event being held from 9:00 - 11:00. A new bicycle will be given away by the Kiwanis, refreshments will be available, fingerprinting, bike washing, bike registrations, safety checks, and helmets will be available. Participants ride their bike over a course that measures four different skills. Rain date is the following Saturday.
The Garland K-Kids will be holding their last meeting on Monday (19th) after school, where members will be doing the "Jump for Health" program to benefit the American Heart Association.
The Dexter Key Club is also anticipating their trip to Denver to the Key Club International Convention from July 9-14th. President Megan Crane, Youth Coordinator Katie Eastman, Treasurer Rebecca Warren, Sophomore Director Jake Sherburne and Callie Theodore will be attending with Advisor Rick Whitney. The Dexter club has not been to International (ICON) in two years and we are taking our "Hats for Bekah" Single Service Award to International for an award. There are workshops and a fabulous service fair, where we can learn of many new possibilities in fundraising and service. The trip is very expensive costing about $1,000 apiece. Each person attending is paying one third of the cost and the club is planning fundraisers to help defray the cost, but anyone wishing to help the club with a donation can do so by sending checks to the Dexter High School Key Club, 12 Abbott Hill Road, Dexter, Me. 04930. "This content originally appeared as a copyrighted article in the SVWeekly.com and is used here with permission."
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