NH Club News: Manchester Women's Club raises money for scholarships, awards

December 21. 2017 12:04AM
The Mary Butler Chapter of DAR in Laconia recently honored students chosen as the chapter's DAR Good Citizens. Chapter Regent Adele Bausor, far left, and Judy Wilson, far right, DAR Good Citizen Committee chairman, join the students, from left, Benjamin Beliveau, Socorra Summers, Nicholas Randos, Olivia Trindade and Elijah Marietta. (COURTESY)

MANCHESTER — Manchester Women’s Club members devote their time to raising money to give as scholarships and awards to community members.

This month, the members joined together in small groups to create 15 holiday gift baskets that were raffled as a fundraiser to support the club’s scholarship and awards program. Annette Mayo organized the fundraiser.

The club says the members look forward to a jewelry table at their December meeting where gifts can be purchased for the holidays. A luncheon also was served as Jim Snarski performed holiday music.

Cathy Burnham Martin, author and former WMUR-TV news anchor, was the guest speaker at the club’s November luncheon. She spoke about healthy habits, especially maintaining positive attitudes. She gave everyone the book “A Healthier You!” which features her “Healthy Thinking Habits.”

In February, the club will begin granting scholarships and awards, culminating with scholarship presentations in June. Community awards will be given out each month through June, including the Athena Award.

Pauline Grant and her committee will be organizing a fashion show scheduled for Friday, April 13. Proceeds will go into the scholarship and awards program.

To learn more about the club, go to www.ManchesterWomensClub.com.

Mary Butler Chapter of DAR honors DAR Good Citizen winners

LACONIA — The Mary Butler Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution has announced the five high school seniors chosen as DAR Good Citizens:

• Nicholas Randos, Belmont High School, son of Eleni Randos of Belmont.

• Olivia Trindade, Gilford High School, daughter of Karen and Neil Trindade of Gilmanton.

• Elijah Marietta, Inter-Lakes High School, Meredith, son of Elizabeth and Chandler Marietta of Meredith.

• Benjamin Beliveau, Laconia High School, son of Brett and Susanne Beliveau of Laconia.

• Socorra Summers, Winnisquam Regional High School, Tilton, daughter of Jason and Kelly Summers of Tilton.

The students were selected by vote of the faculty and senior class of each school for their qualities of service, dependability, leadership and patriotism. The chapter says the students are excellent scholars — all are National Honor Society members — have records of leadership in school clubs and athletics, and have contributed to their communities as volunteers. Randos and Beliveau also are their senior class valedictorians.

The chapter honored the students during their November meeting. Good Citizen Chairman Judy Wilson, assisted by chapter Regent Adele Bausor, presented the awards. Parents, family members and friends attended.

The DAR Good Citizen competition is sponsored worldwide by the National Society of DAR. Chapter winners advance to the state competition and then the national level, where the winner will be invited to the DAR Continental Congress in Washington, D.C., to receive a $3,000 scholarship.

Seacoast Artist Association’s art classes help support scholarships

EXETER — The Seacoast Artist Association, 130 Water St., is offering two eight-week art classes that will start Tuesday, Jan. 2.

Colored Pencil for Beginners and Intermediate Students will meet from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Intermediate Drawing II will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. Both classes cost $160.

Part of the tuition is donated to the nonprofit association’s Artist Scholarship Fund for graduating seniors from area high schools who plan to pursue art-related careers in college.

For more details and to check on space, call 548-6694 or email rtaillon@comcast.net. Information also can be found at seacoastartist.org/events.

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