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Thank you one and all for your generous support of this years Kiwanis Christmas Project.
12/17/2015
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The need this year was greater than in past years as 180 children from 77 families...

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FA Key Club Shows Their Christmas Spirit
12/17/2015
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The Foxcroft Academy Key Club students are busier than ever this Christmas season....

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Our Kiwanis Club Donation to Governor Bart's Silent Auction Project at North Conway Conference - It's...A New Day!
11/21/2015
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Homemade Chocolate Covered Cherries, Maple Walnut Chocolates, Peanut Butter...

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New England and Bermuda District Governor Bart Stevens and Division 2 Lt. Governor David Pullen Attend Installation
10/28/2015
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Jan Barton was installed as our new President at the Annual Kiwanis...

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Bangor Savings Bank Donates to Central Hall Project
10/13/2015
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Chris Maas accepts a generous donation from Bangor Savings Bank.  Marilyn...

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President Dennis Lyford Accepts Proclamation from State of Maine
07/25/2015
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Senator Paul Davis presents President Dennis Lyford with Proclamation from Maine...

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BANGOR SAVINGS BANK SUPPORTS KIWANIS BACKPACK PROGRAM
06/09/2015
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$1,000.00  was presented to President Dennis Lyford by Marilyn Hartford...

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Foxcroft Academy KEY CLUB NEWS BULLETIN
05/28/2015
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FA Key Club Bulletin, Volume 1 Issue 1, submitted by Bulletin Editor-Jenna Clukey,...

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Partnership Food Pantry thanks volunteers
04/23/2015
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Al Hunt, Partnership Food Pantry, Guilford, thanks 20+ volunteers who work...

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FA KEY CLUB receives recognition at District Convention
04/20/2015
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Mr. Rolleston reported on the many awards and recognitions received by the FA...

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Happy Birthday Cindy Woodworth!!!!
04/20/2015
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Special Birthday greetings to our Webmaster and member Cindy Woodworth.

Cindy...

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Kiwanis Donates $1,200 for FA Key Club to attend DECON
03/10/2015
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Key Club members accepted the Kiwanis Club's donation this morning in support...

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PRYMCA Supports SeDoMoCha Backpack Program
03/04/2015
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The Piscataquis Regional YMCA recently received a grant for $3,000 from...

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in Indianapolis June 24-28, 2015.
See Registration information here.
 
 
 
 
 
 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY KIWANIS! 
100th Anniversary - January 21, 2015

75th Celebration 

"CELEBRATING 75 YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE LOCAL COMMUNITY AND FAR BEYOND"
PowerPoint slideshow of photographs and history 

Kiwanis Club of Dover-Foxcroft
by:  H. Thomas Gerrish, 75th Celebration Committee Chair
Assisted by Committee members:  Cindy Woodworth, Barbara Moore, Patricia Hinkley, Debbie Somers, Barbara Austin, Brian Woodworth, Dennis Lyford, Robert Moore, Dr. David McDermott, Andy Hinkley and Dr. Harold Sherman



Kiwanis Park 

History of the Kiwanis Park
Dover-Foxcroft, Maine

by:  Dr. David McDermott

 

 

Our History

The first Kiwanis club was organized in Detroit, Michigan. The group received a charter from the state of Michigan on January 21, 1915, and this is regarded as the birth date of Kiwanis. The first clubs were organized to promote the exchange of business among the members. However, even before the Detroit club received its state charter, the members were distributing Christmas baskets to the poor. A lively debate ensued between those who supported community service as the Kiwanis mission and those who supported the exchange of business. By 1919, the service advocates won the debate. Kiwanis became international with the organization of the Kiwanis club of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, in 1916. Kiwanis limited its membership to the United States and Canada until 1962, when worldwide expansion was approved. Since then, Kiwanis has spread to all inhabited continents of the globe. Kiwanis was defined as "an organization for men" in the constitution and adopted in 1924. In 1987, after several years of debate and growing support, women's membership received overwhelming approval.

The Kiwanis Club of Dover-Foxcroft of Dover-Foxcroft was chartered in 1938 and has operated continuously to bring a better quality of life to Dover area residents. In past years Kiwanis sponsored a learn to swim program at Memorial Beach, and even bussed Dover children to Sebec Lake for swimming lessons. As the YMCA evolved (and many Kiwanians were instrumental in its inception), the swimming lessons are now given at the "Y", and Kiwanis contributes annually to the costs.

Before govennment got into the business, Kiwanis provided a lunch program in the public schools, looking to the nutritional needs of our kids. Now, of course, the schools take care of it, but Kiwanis has often pioneered pilot programs to meet the needs until other systems have evolved to carry on the initiatives.