New Hampshire Club Notes

April 23. 2014 11:18PM
The Harris Lodge of Warner recently installed officers: standing from left are Edwin Geffken, Harvey Greenberg, Warren Williams, Ron Piroso, Bob Lethbridge, David MacAllen, Andrew Bennert and Roger Becker; and sitting from left, Don Wheeler, Louis Corson, Brian Stiles, Fred Courser and Bob Lawrie. (COURTESY)

Hudson club's rabies clinic scheduled for Saturday

HUDSON — The GFWC Hudson Junior Woman's Club will host its annual rabies clinic from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Hudson Animal Control Facility, 6 Constitution Drive.

Dr. Allen J. Conti, VMD, of the Hudson Animal Hospital will inoculate dogs and cats against rabies. Pet owners in the Nashua, Hudson and Lowell, Mass., areas are invited to attend.

Puppies must be at least 6 months old before they can be inoculated. Previously vaccinated pets may receive a three-year shot if their owners can show written, dated proof of an earlier vaccination, such as last year's certificate or a dated card from a vet. Rabies collar tags are not dated, so won't be accepted as proof.

An adult must accompany every animal treated, and pets must be kept on a leash.

Hudson dog owners also will be able to buy dog licenses from a town clerk's office representative. All dogs owned by Hudson residents must be licensed by May 1. A rabies vaccination certificate is required for licensing.

The fee is $15 per inoculation. Proceeds will help fund the Alvime Vet Tech scholarship fund and other future projects planned by the club to benefit the town and its residents.

Items to purchase from Canine Companions will be available, along with information about the nonprofit organization that provides trained assistance dogs for people with disabilities.

Club starting baby shower to support Our Place

WINDHAM — The Windham Woman's Club plans its annual baby shower collection in support of Our Place, an agency of Catholic Charities, from April 28 through May 9.

The club is looking for help to fill its baby basket with new baby and toddler clothing, diapers, books and other baby items to help those less fortunate.

Our Place helps pregnant and parenting teens and young adults from the point of pregnancy through their child's third year. Young parents are offered prenatal and childbirth education, parenting education, support and referral to community resources.

The Nesmith Library will have a cradle at the library entry during both weeks, and Windham High School will have a baby box in the lobby from May 5 through 9.

Warner's Harris Lodge hosts officer installation

WARNER — Harris Lodge No. 91, F & A.M. recently hosted its annual semipublic installation of officers at the Masonic Temple in Warner. More than 60 brethren, family and guests filled the lodge room.

Right Worshipful David A. Hardy, district deputy grand lecturer from the 4th Masonic District, installed Brian S. Stiles as the 79th master of Harris Lodge. The lodge, located in the old Baptist Church on Church Street, was chartered May 19, 1875, and is one of the state's oldest Masonic lodges.

Other members of the installing suite were: Right Worshipful Kenneth A. Clay Jr., junior grand warden of the Grand Lodge of New Hampshire; Right Worshipful Mark C. Roth, past grand chaplain of the Grand Lodge of New Hampshire; Right Worshipful Sumner Goldman, grand chaplain of the Grand Lodge of New Hampshire; Rhoda Hardy, past worthy matron, as organist; and Christina Catino as soloist. Hardy, Clay, Roth and Goldman are all past masters of Horace Chase Lodge in Penacook.

In addition to Stiles, officers installed were: Worshipful Fred W. Courser III as senior warden; Worshipful Louis M. Corson as junior warden; Worshipful Donald H. Wheeler Jr. as treasurer; and Worshipful Robert W. Lawrie as secretary, all past masters of Harris Lodge.

Also installed were Right Worshipful Roger A. Becker, past district deputy of the 4th Masonic District, as deputy secretary; Worshipful Edwin J. Geffken, current master of St. Peter's Lodge in Bradford, as chaplain; Brother Harvey J. Greenberg as senior deacon; Brother David M. MacAllen as junior deacon; Right Worshipful Robert C. Lethbridge, past master and current district deputy grand master of the 4th Masonic District, as marshal; Brother Andrew Bennert as senior steward; Worshipful Warren F. Williams, past master of Harmony Lodge in Hillsborough, as organist; Brother Ronald F. Piroso as tyler; Worshipful Fred W. Courser III, as historian; and Brother David M. MacAllen as Grand Lodge representative.

Lodge members provided food for the collation that followed the installation.

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