New Hampshire Club Notes

January 29. 2014 6:24PM

Goffstown Rotary Club holds food drive

GOFFSTOWN — Goffstown Rotary Club is gearing up for a food drive to help sustain two area food banks. The public is invited to assist by trying to Fill a Truck, Saturday, Feb. 1 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hannaford on Mast Road. Donations will also be accepted at Goffstown Police Department and at the YMCA Allard Center until Feb. 15.

Goffstown Rotary will collect non-perishable food and personal care items for both The Caregivers and the Goffstown Network. The Caregivers in particular is looking for smaller-serving sized canned goods since many of their clients live alone. For more information about Goffstown Rotary, visit

Woman's Club of Concord holds First Friday event

CONCORD — The Woman's Club of Concord announced that it will be hosting monthly First Friday Networking Events for Women, starting Feb. 7 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. sponsored by Zoe' and Co. Professional Bra Fitters.

"Come meet some of the most amazing, influential, business-minded, motivated women in the Capitol Region. Meet some of the WCC members, maybe some current and future customers at 1st Friday Networking. Get connected and establish a strong link with the women in our community and all throughout the state of New Hampshire and beyond," said Mia McGhee.

Hors d'oeuvres and drinks are available. Admission is free. A $5 donation is requested or one or more food items to help fill the bins at one of the local food outreach programs.

Monthly First Friday sponsorships are available for WCC members and non-members. For more information about being a sponsor or becoming a WCC member, email Mia and Sarah at or visit its website at:

Auburn Historical Assoc. annual meeting is Feb. 14

AUBURN — On Feb. 14, the Auburn Historical Association will hold its annual meeting in the basement of the museum, 102 Hooksett Road. A potluck supper will be at 6 p.m. followed by a program showing some of the museum items including boarding houses and the ice cutting operations of years past. If you have any personal items on these subjects, please bring them to the meeting. A short business meeting will follow.

• On Feb. 15, the Auburn Historical Association Museum will have its monthly open house from 1 to 4 p.m. All are welcome. Arrangements can be made to visit the museum at other times by calling 483-8323 for a convenient time.

DAR chapter regents, registrars tour Concord

CONCORD — The New Hampshire State Organization Daughters of the American Revolution's chapter regents and registrars toured in Concord on Jan. 15 the New Hampshire State Archives, the New Hampshire Historical Society and the New Hampshire Sate Library.

The state archives director, Brian Buford and DAR member Deborah Moore gave an extensive tour and talked about the many items in the collection. The oldest original document from 1631 that had been preserved with rice paper and silk, was fascinating to see and the many old maps.

At the New Hampshire Historical Society, the members enjoyed library director Sarah Hays talk about the Tuck family and the many donations by prominent New Hampshire citizens.

Scholarship applicants wanted in Effingham

EFFINGHAM — The Effingham Historical Society annually accepts applications for the Courtney Gendron Scholarship and the Myrtle Keniston Scholarship. The scholarships, named in memory of one of the society's benefactors, Courtney Gendron, and one of the society's longest serving members, Myrtle Keniston, are awarded to those pursuing a post-secondary educational degree, program, or certificate.

This year, each scholarship has been funded for awards up to $500 and anyone who is an Effingham resident, a non-resident member of the Effingham Historical Society, or a non-resident staff member of the town of Effingham is eligible to apply. Scholarships are awarded based on merit and financial need.

Scholarship packets may be obtained during regular business hours at the town of Effingham Municipal Offices, the Effingham Public Library, the guidance office at Kingswood Regional High School, or at the Effingham Historical Society's main building.

Potential applicants may also request copies of the scholarship packet by emailing the society at or by calling Sheila Jones, EHS Scholarship Committee Chair at 539-4071.

Scholarship applications must be received no later than April 15 to be eligible for this year's awards. For further information, please contact Sheila Jones, EHS Scholarship Committee Chair at 603-539-4071.

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