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Mayhews Honored As Volunteers of the Year

Jack & Pauline Mayhew

Jack and Pauline Mayhew stand on stage at the Opera House. Pauline is gazing at the awards crystal she has just received. Photo by Jim Nicholson. (For a picture of the crystal itself, see our REM Awards page.)

The Kotlas Connection has chosen Jack and Pauline Mayhew as its volunteers of the year. The Connection honored the Mayhews at this fall's REM Community Volunteers Awards Ceremony on Saturday, November 11, at 7 p.m. at the Waterville Opera House.

Jack and Pauline are actively involved in all facets of the Connection and have visited Kotlas three times. Jack has been a member since 1991. He co-chaired the executive committee for seven years and has been the Kotlas Connection's contact with Sister Cities International, an umbrella organization for sister city organizations throughout the United States. He was instrumental in bringing the Kotlas mayor's delegation to Waterville in 2004, and served on the committee that arranged the recent visit of the Kotlas Connection's first-ever medical delegation.

Pauline has been involved for nearly as long as Jack, spending countless hours cooking food to sell at the Kotlas Connection's booth at the Voices of the Kennebec Festival, teaching at Colby's Russian Sampler Days, and selling Russian-made Christmas ornaments. For many years, she also coordinated the decorating of a Russian-themed Christmas tree at Good Will Hinckley School's annual Festival of Trees.

Jack and Pauline are originally from Manchester, NH, but moved to Maine in 1975, while Jack was a Field Manager of Customer Service for Xerox Corporation. He retired from Xerox after thirty years. Pauline was a substitute teacher for School Union #52 (Winslow, Vassalboro, and China) for nineteen years. Between them they have six children — in Maine, New Hampshire, Florida, and California. They also have eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.