October 21, 2015
You're invited to a celebration of leadership and service as we recognize the YMCA's inaugural Hall of Fame honorees. Join us as we celebrate Col. James G. Bouchles, Pauline Bourgoin, Richard G. Kendall, and Malcolm Philbrook.
Heavy hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be available.
There is no cost to attend the event, but pre-registration is required as space is limited. Donations in honor of the 2015 Hall of Fame class are welcome!
Honorees Bouchles and Kendall, who passed in 2015 and 2013, respectively, will be recognized posthumously. A businessman and former co-owner of Bee & Gee Sports, Bouchles served 27 years on the Y board of directors, where he took a leadership role in fundraising. Kendall served two terms as president of the Y board and was recognized as Auburn’s Citizen of the Year in 1986.
Pauline Bourgoin of Auburn has been a Y member since 1947 and has taught youth swim lessons for more than 60 years. With the motto “No child should drown,” she has helped thousands of local children and families be safer in the water.
Bourgoin will be joined by Malcolm Philbrook of Auburn, a retired lawyer and one of the co-founders of Maine Hoop Camp. His passion for basketball extended to the Y’s youth sports and historic Biddy Basketball program, which is in its 50th year.
Many thanks to our event sponsors, Central Maine Medical Family and Mechanics Savings Bank.