2017-07-12 / Sports & Outdoors

RRG&SA pays tribute to Don Palmer


Pictured here is Don Palmer’s family: (left to right) Avery, Stephanie, Heather, Bruce, Mark, Rick, Jack and Chase. Pictured here is Don Palmer’s family: (left to right) Avery, Stephanie, Heather, Bruce, Mark, Rick, Jack and Chase. OQUOSSOC — At the June meeting of the Rangeley Region Guides & Sportsmen’s Association, the organization unveiled a memorial bronze plaque to honor its past president, Don Palmer. With Don’s wife Stephanie, their sons and grandchildren in attendance, RRG&SA Secretary, Elaine Holcombe, read the inscription:

“Richard ‘Don’ Palmer, 1939-2016, Rangeley Region Guides and Sportsmen’s Association President, 1994-2010. The association salutes its past president, Don Palmer, for his vision, devotion and leadership in his tenure as president.”

Don revitalized the organization into one of the largest, most dynamic and influential sporting clubs in Maine. Don’s passion, integrity and intrepid vision, swept hundreds into the club’s mission of preserving, enjoying and promoting Maine’s sporting heritage.

“He leaves a legacy of service and fellowship that we will not forget,” Kevin Sinnett VP, RRG&SA said.

Following the unveiling, IFW Commissioner Chandler Woodcock, and Game Warden Harry Weigman, presented the Palmer family with a beautiful print of a Maine black bear. After the ceremonies, the large gathering entered the clubhouse to enjoy a potluck supper and an educational program presented by Commissioner Woodcock.

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