HALLOWELL — The Skating Association of Maine hosted its annual board meeting April 7 to recognize several members of the community for their commitment to the nonprofit’s mission to encourage and promote ice skating

Dan Foster, chairman of the hockey committee, left, presented the SAM Volunteerism Award for ice hockey to Molly Davidson, right and Phil Davidson of Hallowell. Their daughter, Gigi Davidson, middle, was on hand to accept the award for her dad at the annual meeting at the Camden National Bank Ice Vault in Hallowell. Photo courtesy of the Skating Association of Maine

programs in the state at the Camden National Bank Ice Vault. The 2019 Hockey and Figure Steering Committees also were elected and announced, according to a news release from the association.

As part of the meeting, four individuals received the association’s outstanding volunteerism awards. Melissa Emerson, of Manchester; Molly and Phil Davidson, both of Hallowell; and Kandra Ayotee-Foster, of Augusta; were honored for their dedication and service to the association.

All award recipients received a plaque from the association to recognize their time and commitment to the organization.

“During a time when associations and member organizations across the state like ours are in need of volunteers, these awards are just one of the ways we can honor the contributions and exceptional dedication of these individuals to our mission to encourage and promote ice skating programs in the State of Maine,” said Sue Smith, board president of the Skating Association of Maine, according to the release.

During the meeting, the committees were elected and announced for both the hockey and figure skating committees.

The Hockey Steering Committee includes: Derek Wing, chairman; DJ McNaughton, vice chairman, house hockey; Ben Gray, vice chairman, travel hockey; Brenda Nichols, girls ice hockey director;

Dan Foster, chairman of the hockey committee, left, presented the second SAM Volunteerism Award for ice hockey to Kandra Ayotte-Foster, of Augusta, at the annual meeting at the Camden National Bank Ice Vault in Hallowell. Photo courtesy of the Skating Association of Maine

Debra McSweeney, secretary and
finance director of girls hockey; Heather Knowles, finance director; Roger Collins, Grow the Game; Jesse Beckwith, registrar; Sean Arnold and Mike Gray, co-chairmen, equipment managers; Phil Davidson, coaching director; Kevin Rousseau, player representative; Janette Kirk, IT/public relations; Molly Davidson, scheduler; and Elisha Collins, fundraising.

The SAM Figure Skating Steering Committee includes: Dawn Kilgore, chairwoman; Molly Patten, vice chairwoman; Wendy Brotherlin, secretary; Theresa Norris, finance director; Melissa Emerson, membership chairwoman; and Stephanie Weber, IT/public relations director.

The association is looking for additional volunteers to fill vacant positions on the figure skating committee for a fundraising chairman, show chairman. Individuals who are interested in one of these positions or want to volunteer with the organization should call Sue Smith, board president of SAM, at 512-8226.

For more information, visit maineskaters.com.

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