Shoes, and Where They Tread,” was the clever theme of our
annual HWC Luncheon held on Wednesday, May 14 at the Nashua Country Club.Thanks to Kimber Harmon, Rachel Tieman, and
Lori Dwyer, a festive mood filled the air!Attached please find Kimber’s “shoe” address to our members.
Our scholarship committees have completed their
work.Danielle Scott and her team
consisting of Cindy Hayes, Gillaine Rochon, and Linda Kemper selected the
alternative scholarship winner in early May.This year’s recipient is a nursing student who attends Rivier College!
Our second scholarship committee, headed by Linda Kemper
and assisted by committee members Susan Durham, Lorna Rupert, and Noreen Polus,
chose two scholarship winners from the pool of HBHS student applicants who will
be attending two and four year academic programs.These two recipients will be announced at the
HBHS senior awards ceremony to be held in early June.Each will receive $1,000 from the Hollis
Our Strawberry Festival is rapidly approaching!Please contact Lori Dwyer (email@example.com) if
you would like to assist with hulling berries the morning of Friday, June 20 or
working at the actual festival on Sunday afternoon, June 22.Participation is a wonderful way to meet people
and to feel as though you belong.Enjoy
these late spring days and breathe deeply the fragrances of the apple and
strawberry blossoms that will be wafting through the Hollis breeze.
I am very pleased to
report that, although we didn’t have a fundraising chair, we managed to raise
$4,527 to cover the Strawberry Festival as well as the Apple Festival.
still in need of volunteers in the following areas:
In March, Lauri Johnson spoke to the Club
about the Nashua River Watershed Association.She mentioned a program called the River Classroom.I thought it would be a good field trip for
Classroom® involves a collaborative partnership between the students and
teachers or another participating group, the Nashua River Watershed
Association, and the environmental
award-winning canoeing outfitters, Nashoba Paddler LLC. The program
integrates science and geography curriculum with a resource right in our own backyards.
By canoeing the river, participants will experience river-related environmental issues in a very tangible way and explore the
ecosystems dependent upon this spectacular waterway.
How River Classroom® works:
participants will view an introductory slide presentation on the Nashua River,
its history and the story of its remarkable recovery. Then each class
will participate in a half day of river canoeing involving wildlife field
studies and geology/history discussions with educator/guides from River
Classroom™. They will be challenged to use their observation skills and
make connections with their own lifestyles, including the continuing effects of
pollution generated from rapid growth, lawn care, recreational use, etc.
will spend the other half of the day along the river’s bank doing a shoreline
macro-invertebrate study with River Classroom® staff, using specialized
equipment to capture, observe and release river creatures such as various
insect larvae, fish and crayfish. The experiences and collective data
serve as a teaching tool back in the school classroom as a way of expanding
upon science, social studies, math
and ELA curricula.
Lauri has schedule
a River Classroom for us on Wednesday, June 18th.The cost of this River Classroom is $30 a
person.We will need to have 15 paid
reservations in order to participate in this unique program.It is an all day outing.If you are interested, please contact Lori
Dwyer at 465-3190 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Club Seeks Host Families
2014/15 School Year
the Hollis Brookline Rotary Club is
looking for host families to provide a “home away from home” for a foreign
exchange student.The student will
arrive in mid-August and will remain with each family for approximately three
months.Each host family will provide
room, board, and a loving family environment for its adopted high school
contact Dick Mills at email@example.com or call him at 465-3324 if you are
interested in being a host parent.
Wednesday, June 4 – HWCExecutive
Board Meeting, 9 am, Hardy Hall, Hollis Congregational Church.All NEW board members for 2014/15 as well as
any interested general members are invited.
Wednesday, June 18 – River Classroom Field Trip (see above for more details)
Thursday, June 19– Transfer of festival supplies from the Dwyer basement to the
Hollis Congregational church beginning at 9:00am.We are especially in need of a few strong men
and pick-up trucks!
Friday, June 20 – Strawberry Hulling in the basement of Hollis Congregational church
(Hardy Hall) beginning at 8:30am..
Sunday, June 22 – The HWC and Hollis Town Band’s annual Strawberry Festival! Please consider how you
would like to help on that day!
any of the above events contact Lori Dwyer at 465-3190 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org for volunteer information.