NH Club News: Reprisal DAR recognizes chapter's Good Citizens

January 31. 2018 10:54PM
The Reprisal Chapter, DAR in Newport welcomed two of the four DAR Good Citizens for 2017-18 to its December luncheon. From left are Uzma Malik of Sunapee Middle High School and Chad Howe Jr. of Newport High School, along with Good Citizen Chairman Pat McCabe and chapter Regent Lorie Greenwood. Elizabeth M. Wren of Lebanon High School and Olivia Salamy of Mascoma Valley High School could not attend. (COURTESY)

As Lions Club members from around the state gathered for their annual midwinter convention last week, they conducted a service project to benefit the Corpus Christi Food Pantry of Nashua. Admission to one of the programs was a donation for the food pantry. Looking over the donations are, from left, Council Chairman Christine Greenwood of the Keene Lions Club, Lions International Director Jennifer Ware of Michigan, and two of New Hampshire’s past international directors, Ed Farrington of the Milford Lions Club and Ed Lecius of the Nashua Lions Club. (COURTESY)

NEWPORT — The Reprisal Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution recently recognized the students chosen as DAR Good Citizens for 2017-18.

The winners are Chad Howe Jr., Newport High School, the son of Shannon and Chad Howe of Newport; Uzma Malik, Sunapee Middle High School, the daughter of Anas Ahmad and Saima Manzoor of Sunapee; Olivia Salamy, Mascoma Valley High School in Canaan, the daughter of Michael Salamy of Canaan; and Elizabeth M. Wren, Lebanon High School, the daughter of Susan and Richard Wren of Grantham.

Malik and Howe read their essays at the chapter’s luncheon in December.

The DAR Good Citizen program and scholarship contest is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship. Students selected must demonstrate dependability, service, leadership and patriotism.

Each student will receive a commemorative pin and a certificate of achievement from the chapter. All the chapter-level Good Citizen winners are invited to be recognized at a New Hampshire DAR statewide luncheon in March in Concord.

Malik also won the DAR Good Citizen essay contest for the chapter. Her application will advance to the state-level competition.

The DAR, a women’s patriotic organization with more than 180,000 members in about 3,000 chapters, has long promoted patriotism through commemorative celebrations, memorials, scholarships and activities for children, and programs for new immigrants. For more information about DAR, visit reprisal.nhsodar.org or dar.org.

Breakfast, Funfest set for Saturday in Somersworth

SOMERSWORTH — The Somersworth Festival Association is hosting its annual Winterfest Breakfast and Frosty Funfest from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday in the Somersworth High School cafetorium, 8 Memorial Drive.

The breakfast with Frosty the Snowman is $3 for a pancake meal or a breakfast sandwich. Beverages are $1. A photographer will be on hand to take photos of children with Frosty.

Admission is free to the Funfest, which will include games with prizes, crafts and face painting. Games cost 25 cents per play. Tricky Dick the Magician will perform his magic at 11 a.m.

The Somersworth Lions Club also will host an open skating from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the club’s skating rink on West High Street.

For more information, call 692-5869.

The association was established to foster civic pride in Somersworth’s cultural and historic heritage, to promote community identity and to encourage residents to become involved in community activities. For more details, go to www.nhfestivals.org.

Woman’s Service Club of Windham to meet Feb. 7

WINDHAM — The Woman’s Service Club of Windham will meet Wednesday in the Windham Town Hall’s upstairs, starting with a luncheon at 11:30 a.m., followed by the program and meeting.

The program will feature two guest speakers. Diane Carpenter will talk about the Windham Endowment Committee, including its history and goals. Dianne Fallon will discuss the long-term goals of Friends of Moeckel Pond.

Guests are welcome, especially those who would like to learn more about the club and meet the members.

For more information, contact membership chairman Sue Violi at 889-0578 or visit www.womansserviceclubofwindham.org or like the club on Facebook.

Junior Grange invited to Winter Rally on Feb. 10

HOOKSETT — The New Hampshire State Grange will host a Winter Youth Rally for Junior Grange members on Saturday, Feb. 10, at the State Grange Hall, 10 Riverside Drive.

Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. A lunch from noon to 12:45 p.m. will include soup, sandwich, chips, soft drink and dessert at a cost of $5 for adults and free for Junior Grangers.

The schedule includes coloring pages from 1 to 2 p.m. (bring your own or use one provided; a code reading workshop from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m.; Grange Pictionary from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.; and a Grange knowledge test and fellowship time from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Dinner at 5:30 p.m. will feature a taco bar. The cost is $8 for adults, $5 for Junior Grangers.

A Youth Association meeting is planned at 6:30 p.m.

To register for meals or for more information, contact State Grange Youth Director Sarah LeClerc at 889-2807 or sleclerc417@gmall.com.

Hollis club offers alternative scholarship

HOLLIS — The Hollis Woman’s Club’s annual Alternative Scholarship Award application is available for submission.

The $1,000 scholarship is open to one woman who is working toward completing a program or degree that will help her learn a new skill, return to the workforce or advance in a job. The scholarship will be awarded in the spring. Applicants need not be residents of Hollis.

Applications can be found at www.holliswomansclub.org or contact Danielle Scott at dmscott52@gmail.com for more information. The application deadline is Friday, April 6.

Town manager to speak to Bedford Lions Club

BEDFORD — The Bedford Lions Club’s dinner meetings are held at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month, except in July and August. The meeting on Feb. 13 will be in Murphy’s Taproom & Carriage House, 393 Route 101.

The meeting will feature a presentation by Bedford Town Manager Rick Sawyer, who is the CEO of the town. Sawyer, who reports to the Town Council, manages the budget and ensures that programs and services are available to residents and businesses of Bedford.

The Bedford Lions Club, in its 52nd year of service to the community, welcomes membership inquiries; for information, call Ray Bellemore at 424-2291.

For information about the club, go to www.bedford.nhlions.org.

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