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Mid Coast Red Cross elects officers, welcomes new members

Posted July 08, 2014, at 4:12 p.m.
Last modified July 10, 2014, at 9:59 a.m.

TOPSHAM, Maine — The board of the American Red Cross, Mid Coast Maine Chapter, has elected a new slate of officers and welcomed new board members to its annual meetings.

Denise White, Pine Tree Society, has been elected as chair; Michelle Curtis, Bar Harbor Bank and Trust, has been elected as first vice chair; Gerry Orem, community volunteer, has been elected as second vice chair; and Don Kniseley, Thornton Oaks, has been elected as secretary.

New board members include Debora King, Brunswick Downtown Association; Mike Mulligan, Bath Iron Works; Rose Murphy, Atlantic Regional FCU; Brad Smith, MSAD 75; and Brian Stockdale, Topsham Fire Department.

“In addition to representing the Red Cross in our community, our Board’s role is to guide the chapter and keep us focused on our mission of preventing, preparing for, and responding to disasters,” says April Caron, executive director of the Mid Coast Chapter.

The Mid Coast Region includes the towns of Brunswick and Harpswell, as well as four counties: Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc, and Waldo.

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, visit MaineRedCross.org, and follow the Red Cross on Facebook (American Red Cross of Maine) or Twitter at @ARC_Maine.

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