Local Red Cross elects officers for next year,

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Local Red Cross elects officers for next year,

Thu, 06/13/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

Eight new members and two incumbent members won election today to the board of the Central Vermont-New Hampshire Valley chapter of the American Red Cross. Officers for fiscal
year 2002-2003 were also elected during the Red Cross chapter's 84th annual meeting at the Summit Lodge in Killington, Vt.
A total of nine persons were elected to three-year terms as members of the chapter board of directors. Thomas J. Hurcomb of Middletown Springs, Vt., and Ben Fratkin of Randolph were re-elected to second three-year terms on
the board. Elected to their first three-year terms on the chapter board were:
Dr. Richard C. Baker, a family practitioner at Rutland Primary Care;
Stephen R. Burzon, a marketing consultant from Danby Four Corners; Cristina S. Hammond, MPH, of Hanover, a research associate at the Dartmouth Medical School and an active member of the chapter's Upper
Valley disaster action team; Tim Maney, a vice president and commercial loan officer for Chittenden Bank in White River Junction; Frederick Peyron of Newport, N.H., a former 10-year member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives; Sandra C. Singer, MPH, a member of the Neighborhood Health Clinic board and the Free Care Committee in Randolph; and Philip H. White, an attorney with Wilson & White in Montpelier.
Elected to a one-year term on the board was Laura L. Myerholtz, administrative assistant in the Office of Career Studies at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. A resident of White River Junction, Myerholtz has been a member of Red Cross disaster action teams for the
local Red Cross chapter and the chapter in Cleveland, Ohio.
Four members are leaving the chapter board after completing their second three-year terms. Larry Gold of Mendon; James Horan and Norris Knosher, both of Montpelier; and Robert O'Donnell of Woodstock received certificates of appreciation for their six years of service. Chapter directors are limited to six consecutive years on the board.
O'Donnell will continue to be active with the chapter after winning election as the chapter's secretary. Also election of chapter officers for
2002-2003 included re-election of Thomas Hurcomb as chapter chair and of Thomas Byrne III of Etna, N.H., as treasurer. John Russell of Montpelier was elected as the chapter's vice chair.
The Central Vermont-New Hampshire Valley Red Cross chapter serves 225,000 persons in about 90 communities across central Vermont and 12 communities in New Hampshire. With the donation of time and resources by hundreds of volunteers working in partnership with professional staff, the local chapter provides Disaster Relief, Blood Services, Health & Safety Services, Armed Forces Emergency Services, and more. The Red Cross is not
a government agency and depends on the generosity of the American people for the financial support necessary to provide the many services that are
needed by people in our area.