This is the official web site of the Kiwanis Club in Augusta, Maine.
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The Kiwanis Club of Augusta, Maine
The Augusta Kiwanis Club was chartered in 1922 under the sponsorship of the Kiwanis Club of Rockland, Maine, and celebrated its 90th birthday in 2012.
H.E. Dunnack was the first elected president, serving in 1922 and again in 1923. During our first 89 years, we counted in our membership a number of honored members. Among the names of especially distinguished Augusta Kiwanians: Maine Gov. Horrace Hildreth, who was also U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan; Gov. Frederick G. Payne who was also a former Augusta mayor and U.S. Senator; William R. Pattengall, former Attorney General and Chief Justice of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court; Frank G. Farrington, Kiwanis Past President and member of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court; Robert Cony, former Augusta mayor and member of the Superior Court; Charles P. Nelson, former Augusta mayor and a member of Congress.
In addition to the mayors mentioned above, other Kiwanians who served as mayors of Augusta were Ernest Mclean, Levi T. Williams, Sanford Fogg, Brooks Brown Jr., and Sylvio Gilbert. We also boasted among our ranks a number of prominent state and federal officials, the likes of Whit Wheeler sand Bill Desedlo, who were IRS directors in Maine; Stanton Weed, Maine Director of Motor Vehicles, Jon Lund, Maine Attorney General and Maine Senator; Kiwanis Past President Bennett Katz, Maine Senate Majority Leader; and Russ Brown, State Representative.
At one time we had three Generals among our members–Maine National Guard Generals Edwin Heywood, Fred McInnis and currently Don Nichols.
– Thanks to resident historian and Past President (1965), Milt Huntington, for this research.
For more information about the Augusta Kiwanis Club, feel free to contact any of our officers by email or send mail to P.O. Box 966, Augusta, ME 04338-0966
The Objects of Kiwanis International
- Give primacy to the human and spiritual rather than to the material values of life.
- Encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships.
- Promote the adoption and the application of higher social, business, and professional standards.
- Develop, by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive, and serviceable citizenship.
- Provide, through Kiwanis clubs, a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render altruistic service, and to build better communities.
- Cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism which makes possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism, and good will.
This page was last updated 5-March-2016