If you did not attend the annual luncheon you missed
out on an opportunity to show your love.I think everyone had a good time. We shared a few laughs and had several
sentimental moments.It was, I hope, a
loving way to finish the year.I want to
thank Joyce Janosky, Rachel Teiman, Lynn Moseley and Sue Bridges for helping it
be a successful fun event.
I am very excited for our new board. But I will
certainly miss working with those who will not be returning. Noreen Polus as
our Program chair, Amy Watson as our Auditor, Carol Barth our Corresponding
Secretary, Jan Lambert our Historian, Mary Codd our Activities chair.I want to welcome the new board and hope
they are ready for our new challenge in celebrating our 110th year!
Debi Davis; 1st Vice President
Lindy Brown; 2nd Vice President
Patti Tures; Treasurer
Grace McGinnis; Board Secretary
Diana Kroeger; GMM Secretary
Ginny Brooks; Corresponding Secretary
Carol Birch; Auditor
Dot Pitman, Grace Calileo; Hospitality
Chris Furman, Vivian Silva, Eileen Carlton; Stewards
Julie Forgaard; Historian
Lori Dwyer; Publicity
Susan Benz; Activitie
several people over the last few months that I need to thank and I am hoping I
am not missing anyone.
I missed you please accept my apologies.
Under the leadership of Danielle Scott, the
alternative scholarship committee; Linda Kemper, Gillaine Rochon, Cindy Hayes
and Noreen Polus reviewed 26 applications and made its selection.The applicant we accepted received her
application from the Front Door Agency where she is being assisted with
transitional housing and support for going back to school.She has three kids and is trying to attain
her degree in a medical records program. Right now, she is living paycheck to
paycheck and hopefully after graduating she will attain her goals.
Linda Kemper with her committee; Susan Durham,
Danielle Scott, and Noreen Polus reviewed over 20 applications.Since there were no community college
applicants, two students were selected to each receive a onetime $1,000.00
scholarship for attendance at a four year college.The winners will be announced at the Senior
Awards night in June
I want to thank Jean Cleveland and her crew: Carol
Scrima, Hsui Norcott, Noreen Polus, Sue Durham, Ginny Brooks, Doris Rafferty,
Dot Pitman, Kat McGhee, Eve Day, Joyce Janosky, Ellen Baker, Lorna Rupert, Mary
Lou Ward, Anni Hurley, Nadia Mandzy, Debbie Uger, Carol Hanover, Janet Cheney,
Patti Tures, Lynn Moseley, Mary Codd. Also, thank you to the bakers who made
delicious goodies:Grace Calileo, Hsui
Norcott, Linda Bailey, Sue Bridges. It was a successful sale and we want to
thank everyone who donated items so the club could make $691.05.
Charitable Committee led by Debi Davis, Patti Tures, Rachel Teiman, Grace
McGinnis, Ginny Brooks has met and selected our donations to:
Hollis Cong Church $300
Hollis Fire Dept $200
Hollis Library $100
Girls Inc $200
Harbor Homes $200
Nashua Children’s Home $200
Boys and Girls Club of Nashua $175
Nashua Soup Kitchen $100
Palace Theatre $75
I want to thank the marketing Committee: Mary Codd,
Cynthia Andreola, Julie Forgaard, Carol Birch, Mary Csakai, Patti Tures, Debi
Davis, Mary Murphy.We are very excited
and thank Mary Codd for redesigning our website. It will be very colorful and
interactive.We will be able to have
everything you dreamed of on our website. Anyone who will Google us and visit
it will be so impressed with how modern we have become. We have a new tag line
and a new postcard for recruiting members. We will rollout all of our new
marketing materials for next year in anticipation for our 110th year. Drum
rolls please for our new tag line tadummmmm
“Making Friends and Fostering
you can see, this club can only function with everyone’s volunteerism, there
are so many of you who give of your time and talents and as your president I am
very appreciative of your giving spirit.Thank you very much. See you at the Strawberry Festival!
The Strawberry Festival is upon us and the club is
still looking for someone to help co-chair. Cindy Hayes and David Bailey have
been sending out donation request letters. They would love to raise another
$1,000. If you or your company would like to make a donation we would greatly
appreciate it.It would help offset our
budget and allow us to continue as a social and philanthropic organization.
Please contact Cindy if you would like to support the Festivals.
leadership is requesting that every member help with the Strawberry
Festival.It takes many of us to
continue this town’s tradition.We
cannot do it without every member’s help.Between hulling, baking, working and preparing the dishes downstairs,
whipping the whip cream, being a cashier, helping with Ways and Means table,
kids games, helping setting up the artisan booths, working under the tent and
don’t forget helping with clean up. This is a big effort where we need you and
your loved ones. We could not do it without your family members as well. So we
are calling you all in to help the HWC!
Chairs; Patti Tures, Diana Kroeger
Chairs; Ellen Baker, Jane O’Neil
Chair; Doris Rafferty
workers; Noreen Polus, Ginny Brooks
Chair Kat McGhee
Booths: Trish York
and Means Kat McGhee
Chris Furman, Vivian Silva, Eileen Carlton
Me of Bedford will again customize our offerings: an Adult Royal Blue Cadet
Sweatshirt and a unisex children’s baseball T-Shirt with Hollis, New Hampshire
and a small, agricultural logo.
is working to provide additional funds to the HWC this year by bringing fresh
sales offerings to the table. See you at the Strawberry Festival.
have three members who will be honored at the State GFWC Annual Luncheon on
Saturday, May 23. They are Danielle Scott, Lorna Rupert, and Linda Kempner. All
three of these members have donated their time and talents to the club over the
years above and beyond.Danielle and
Lorna have worked with Girls on the Run program. And all three of them have
worked tirelessly with the scholarship programs that the club supports.Thank you ladies for you compassion for what
you do for the club.
We are honored to celebrate Lydia Schellenberg’s 50 years of membership to the HWC!
Lydia is a true inspiration to the volunteerism
spirit. Not only has she been a member of our club, but she is Deacon Emeritus
at Congregational Church of Hollis, Checker of the List for Hollis elections. But
she does so much more and in such a quiet way. The list of ways she has served
our club is endless, and we would need a whole other newsletter.Thank you Lydia for your volunteer commitment
to our club and our community, and for being a dear friend to so many of us.