NH Club Notes: Former Sen. Kelly Ayotte honored by NH Lions

March 01. 2018 11:54PM
The Lions of Multiple District 44 recently honored former Sen. Kelly Ayotte, center, for her support of the Lions Centennial Coin Act. Ayotte, holding the coin presented to her, is joined by, from left, Ed Farrington of Milford, past Lions International director; Jennifer Ware of Michigan, visiting International director; Ed Lecius of Merrimack, past International director and Multiple District 44 centennial chairman; and Christine Greenwood of Keene, council chairman. (COURTESY)

NASHUA — The Lions of Multiple District 44 — New Hampshire hosted their 58th annual state convention last month at the Crowne Plaza.

One of the highlights was recognition of former Sen. Kelly Ayotte for co-sponsoring the Lions Centennial Coin Act. In 2012, the Lions sought support for that legislation, and Ayotte along with Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and then-Congressmen Frank Guinta and Charlie Bass all signed on, making New Hampshire the first state in the country to have the full support of its delegation.

In May, Shaheen was presented with a coin, and Ayotte received her coin during a business meeting. 

Taking part in the ceremony with Ayotte were Ed Farrington of Milford, past Rotary International director; Jennifer Ware of Rapid River, Mich., visiting International director; Ed Lecius of Merrimack, past International director and Multiple District 44 centennial chairman; and Christine Greenwood of Keene, council chairman.

Parliamentarians to meet March 15 in Manchester

MANCHESTER —The White Mountain Unit of the National Association of Parliamentarians will meet Thursday, March 15, in the third-floor Ronald J. Roux Board Room at St. Mary’s Bank, 200 McGregor St.

Networking will begin at 9:15 a.m., followed by a business meeting at 9:30 a.m. and then a lesson.

Joan Prue, Registered Parliamentarian, will present the lesson, “The Book,” which will be a tour of “Robert’s Rules of Order” newly revised 11th edition and how to use it, as well as other helpful tools.

At the unit’s Feb. 15 meeting, Anne Canty displayed the National Association of Parliamentarians’ website on a screen, and the group reviewed and discussed the expansive information provided on the site.

For more, email Phyllis Gagnon at randpgagnon@myfairpoint.net.

Interfaith Women to host talk by women of 3 faiths

MANCHESTER — Interfaith Women of NH will explore the topic of “Nurturing Your Soul” from the perspectives of three women of the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths on Tuesday, March 20, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 105 Wind Song Ave.

“Today, in the multicultural community of Manchester, NH, how do diverse faiths consistently renew and nurture souls?” is the question posed by Interfaith Women, which has a mission to share religious beliefs, cultures and traditions among women of diverse faiths in order to develop understanding and friendship among all women, their families and in the community.

Sister Pauline Maurier, CSC, will discuss “Sabbath — The Evolution of Worship and Rest in the Roman Catholic Tradition.

Rabbi Beth Davidson’s topic will be “Shabbat as Renewal in Judaism.”

Reyhane Oztekin will discuss “Muslim Day of Prayer.”

A question-and-answer session will take place as time allows. The presenters and guests are invited to mingle during a refreshment and social time after the main program.

Check-in will begin at 6:15 p.m. for the 6:45 p.m. presentation. An RSVP is requested either online at interfaithwomennh@gmail.com or by calling 315-9386.

For more about the not-for-profit women’s organization, go to www.InterfaithWomenNH.org. The group holds its events in space at various local faith communities.

Goffstown Rotary Club inducts 2 new members

GOFFSTOWN — The Goffstown Rotary Club recently inducted two new members: Micaela Elechko of Goffstown and Ben Goodwin of Weare.

Elechko is a Realtor with Keller Williams Metropolitan, and Goodwin is an emergency dispatcher for the Amherst Police Department.

The club, which serves the communities of Goffstown, Weare, New Boston and Dunbarton, meets at 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays at The Village Trestle, 25 Main St. Guests are always welcome. A light breakfast is served for free.

To learn more, email info@goffstownrotary.org, call 606-8758 or find the club on Facebook.

Contest winner donates winnings to Nashua Lions

NASHUA — The Nashua Lions were beneficiaries of a recent essay contest on a Facebook page known as “Nashua Past, Present and Future,” which is administered by resident Craig Michaud.

The contest asked people to write about “Why Nashua is Such a Great Place to Live.” Winner Gary Ledoux, a former resident who now lives in California, was asked where he wanted his winnings to go. He requested it be donated to the Nashua Lions Club.

At a recent meeting, Michaud discussed the contest’s background and presented a check to club President Kamal Masand.

Ledoux went to school with three club members, and Michaud’s wife Tara’s grandfather, the late Nashua High School basketball coach Tony Marandos, had been a member of the club.

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