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Nancy Herper of the Bedford Women's Club poses with Gisella Lopez, a non-traditional student who was awarded a scholarship at the club's luncheon. (Patty Lenza Photo)

New Hampshire Club Notes

Club installs officers, presents scholarship

BEDFORD — Bedford Women's Club members honored outgoing President Kathleen Catania and installed officers for 2013-14 during their annual spring luncheon this month.

Planning for the new year will begin immediately under the leadership of Co-presidents Kathleen McMillan and Beverly O'Bryon.

This year, under the leadership of Co-presidents Catania and McMillan, the club has raised money for scholarships and charitable donations. Recipients include the Bedford Historical Society, Common Earth Farms, Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains, the Child Advocacy Center of Hillsborough County, Friends of the Bedford Cemeteries, the Salvation Army, the Educational Farm at Joppa Hill, Upreach Therapeutic Riding Center, the Granite State Costume Center, and Stand By Me.

Also during the luncheon, the club presented Gisella Lopez, a non-traditional student, a $2,500 scholarship award. A native of Ecuador, Lopez became an American citizen in 2011. Inspired by her struggle learning English, Lopez, who has worked as a Spanish instructor, has developed a system of learning called "Spanish: The Ear Training." She plans to attend Rivier University in Nashua, which has accepted her credits toward a business degree. When she finishes her undergraduate degree, she plans to pursue a master's in teaching at Rivier.

To contact the club, go to or write to Bedford Women's Club, P.O. Box 10015, Bedford, NH 03110.

White Mountains DAR's agenda includes art project

LITTLETON — The White Mountains Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 8, at the Oasis Restaurant on Main Street.

Art educator Sue Gradual will present the program, a hands-on art project on how to make doodles into "real art" by combining black line doodles into a take-home project. No experience or training is required.

Guests will include DAR Good Citizens Akaylah Glidden of White Mountains Regional High School and Michael Heath of Lisbon Regional School. The JROTC bronze medal winner, Cadet Morgan Gilman of WMRHS, also will be honored.

Lunch will be ordered from the regular menu before noon.

The public is always welcome at the meetings. The meeting is free, however, due to limited space in the meeting room and the need to arrange for art supplies, reservations are requested. For reservations, more about the meeting or membership, call assistant treasurer Elaine LaDuke at 444-5948 or Regent Marsha Stewart at 837-9513.


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