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FSAR Wilderness First Aid Class. Dates: October 27 & 28, 2018

Wilderness First Aid Class Oct. 27-28, in Farmington, Maine Dates: October 27 & 28, 2018 (2-day class) $175 Location: Farmington Fire Department, Farmington Maine Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday & Sunday Cost: $175 The best and most comprehensive course of its kind, WFA offers relevant and realistic first-aid training for seasonal outdoor activities or short-term wilderness endeavors and …

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October Message From President

The first day of fall in Maine is now behind us. Weather is getting cooler, days are getting shorter, leaves are turning vibrant colors and falling to the ground. And folks across our beautiful state are heading to Homecoming events – at high schools, colleges and universities. Wikipedia defines homecoming as: “The tradition of welcoming back former students and members …

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Homecoming Booth, October 6th and 7th 2018

Sure hope you are planning to attend Sugarloaf Homecoming this year! As you are enjoying all the fun activities and meeting up with friends, stop by the CVOA booth in its usual spot by the stairs in the base lodge to say hello and check on our full list of upcoming events for 2018/19. Better yet, volunteer to sit a spell and …

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September Message from President Bonnie Farrar

I was recently one of the many CVOA members who were able to take advantage of an incredible offer from fellow member Kip Files, Captain of the Victory Chimes: to enjoy a last-minute, generously-discounted four-day sail around the coast of Maine aboard his historic four-masted schooner. Our thanks to Kip for extending this opportunity to our members. My sister Susan, one of …

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Update – Range Cleanup – Saturday, May 12 only. Bring a Rake!

Bring a rake! 9 to noon Neal has spent hours at the range in preparation for the Berm Project, and has done much cleanup. There is still more to do, particularly picking up shell casings. Leaf rakes would work best, but other rakes can be used. Bring whatever you have! Together we can get it all done, and get to …

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We donated $500 to Franklin Rescue

$500 donation granted The CVOA Board of Directors unanimously approved a request for donation from the Franklin Search and Rescue for $500. The funds will be used to provide scholarships for Wilderness First Aid Training. CVOA is pleased to support such a worthwhile organization. You can learn more about the organization HERE. ~ Gail Miller, Treasurer (Gail wrote this note in early December)

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Treasurer Wanted and Needed

With Gail’s passing, we are in need of a treasurer. Over the past years, Peter Weston and then Gail updated our finances to be managed with QuickBooks, and our bank is Skowhegan Savings Bank. With Gail’s passing, we are in need of a treasurer. Over the past years, Peter Weston and then Gail updated our finances to be managed with QuickBooks, …

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Message from Vice President Bonnie Farrar

January first. New Year’s Day. This day serves as an open door where we can stand on the threshold and look back through this doorway at the year that has just ended to celebrate our successes and accomplishments, and mourn our losses. We can then turn and look ahead to the year in front of us and anticipate with hope …

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Our treasurer and friend Gail Miller passed from this life on December 21st

It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I tell you Gail Miller passed away on December 21st from complications of a serious cancer. Gail left us at her home in Gorham, surrounded by her family and close friends. Joe was holding her when she passed away, and he said she was very peaceful and unafraid to leave …

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