CISV was founded in the belief that peace is possible through building friendship and mutual understanding, starting with children. We help our young participants develop to their full potential as future leaders and active citizens, to make a difference in their communities and the world. We also give them the opportunity to build global friendships and networks that will last them a lifetime.
About CISV Maine
The Maine Chapter, a 501(c)3 charitable organization, has been in operation since 1986 and is fully run by volunteers. Our chapter is one of 26 chapters across the country that make up CISV USA, which is a member of CISV International with 69 countries and 200 chapters across the globe.
Our chapter includes the greater Bangor, Maine area and all locations, towns and communities within a sixty (60) mile radius of Bangor. (Delegates and Leaders outside this area of jurisdiction may be included upon recommendation of the Board of Directors. Participation is contingent upon his/her agreement to attend necessary meetings along with participating in Chapter activities and supporting the volunteer commitment contract.)
Our objective is to select youth and adult delegates to participate in all available CISV Travel Programs and to promote Mosaic Projects which further CISV goals. In order for Maine to offer outbound experiences, we are required to host reciprocal programs locally for students who are members of CISV chapters worldwide.
Read our CISV Maine By-laws.
Board of Directors
Our board of directors is made up of elected officers and committee chairs
2020-2021 Chapter Roster
|Chapter Representative||Kevin Peterson|
|Risk Manager||Meredith Kirkmann|
|Village Chair||Elizabeth Allen|
|Interchange Chair||Laura Cowan|
|Step Up Chair||Meredith and Sam Diamond|
|Seminar Camp Chair||Vacant|
|Local Junior Representative||Ella Allan-Rahill|
|Junior Branch Advisor||Nathan Dyer & Andrea Steward|
|Local Leadership Training Chair||Valerie Maurais|
|Fundraising||Lori Dwyer, Kevin Peterson, Amanda Sidell|
|Communications||Bill Dwyer & Meghan Carroll|
|Membership Chair||Sarah Joughin|
|Application Chair||Kathryn Walker|
|Members -at-Large||Meghan Carroll & Nives Dal Bo’-Wheeler|