In 1990, I joined Kiwanis. My sponsor was Steve Carroll of WABK where I was operations manager. As part of my job, it was required that that I join a service group. I have been a member ever since.
My favorite events include the bell ringing each year with the Salvation Army, clothing drives, the Rose Project , the TV Auction and in the old days, the annual boat trip in Boothbay Harbor. I have always been on at least 2 or 3 committees. Most recently, I have chaired the Human and Spiritual Values Committee and been active on the donations committee, the nominating committee, and the community service committee. I chaired the TV Auction with Chuck Calligan one year and it was the most profitable auction ever. We net over $30,000 that year.
I have been on the board of directors for many years. I served as President in 2008-2009 and was a Distinguished Lt. Gov. for our division 4 in 2010 and also in 2011. During my year as president we had another successful action. I attended the district conventions and made many new Kiwanis friends.
I am a graduate of Halldale High School and attended the University of Maine when it was in the Labbe building on Western Avenue. My career in broadcasting began while still in high school where I worked at WRDO. Later, my TV and radio career brought me to Wichita where I was onstage with Wolfman Jack. I introduce him to introduce Chubby Checker. Charlie Pride owned the radio station I worked at. One of the most memorable occasions I had while broadcasting remotely was while flying in a hot air balloon. I was petrified the entire time. It is surprising to know that I actually love roller coaster though. I spent 25 years in broadcasting , also for a while in Providence before returning home to Maine. For the last 15 years, I have been in sales. I currently am retired but work part time for Northern Mattress on Western Avenue.
I am an avid Red Sox and patriots fan.. I have 3 grown children and one grandson who is a sophomore at Cony High School.
I truly find Kiwanis to be a very good group and think of my fellow members as part of my extended family.