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 fiscalyear 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 onthe 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 UpperValley 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 thelocal 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 for2002-2003 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 nota government agency and depends on the generosity of the American people for the financial support necessary to provide the many services that areneeded by people in our area.
Nigeria’s senior men’s basketball team Captain, Olumide Oyedeji, has pulled out of the 2016 Olympic Games less than three weeks to the commencement of the global event scheduled to hold in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.Oyedeji who made his national team debut for Nigeria during the World University Games in Italy in 1997 and was also part of the team to the African Championship in Senegal same year decided to pull out due to personal reasons. According to D’Tigers’ most capped player, there are more pressing issues from the family that he has to attend to which will not make him to be available with the team at the early stages of the Olympics hence the decision to withdraw so that the team will not be affected.However, the former NBA star will be in Rio as soon as he is through with his family, in the capacity of the International Olympics Committee Career Programme.Oyedeji who was part of the team’s pre-Olympics tournament in China wished the team a successful participation in the competition while urging the players to make Nigeria proud in Rio.Oyedeji, who featured at the London Olympics four years ago, was instrumental to Nigeria securing the Rio Olympics ticket at the Afrobasket Championship D’Tigers won last year.However, there are speculations that Oyedeji’s name was not on the list of first 12 players sent to the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) by the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF).The former NBA player’s name was reportedly placed in the reserves list with one other player, meaning he is not considered good enough for the team except if injury occurs to one of the 12 players already registered for the Games.Meanwhile, D’Tigers who defeated Argentina in a build-up game on Monday will play against same Argentina, Croatia, Spain, Lithuania and host Brazil in the group stage of Rio2016.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram