NH Club Notes: Buntin-Rumford-Webster DAR at Good Citizens lunch

April 12. 2018 10:42PM
Kay Sternenberg, left, the chapter's vice regent, accepts the state DAR Good Citizen second-place award from Shannon Croteau, the state Good Citizen chairman, on behalf of Dara McWeeney McWeeney, a Concord High School student. (COURTESY)

CONCORD — The Buntin-Rumford-Webster Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution had a strong turnout at the state DAR’s annual luncheon in March that recognized DAR Good Citizens chosen from high schools throughout the state.

The student chosen as the state Good Citizen, who will vie for the National DAR Good Citizen award, also is announced. Dara McWeeney of Concord High School, who is among the students sponsored by the chapter, was the second-place state Good Citizen winner.

The DAR Good Citizens award and scholarship contest is intended to encourage and reward students who demonstrate good citizenship, in particular the qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism.

Tucker Wolfe, the chapter’s Good Citizen from Pittsfield High School, attended the luncheon. The chapter’s other 2018 Good Citizens are Reilley Donovan, Bishop Brady High School; Emma Roberge, Bow High School; Jillian Wood, Franklin High School; Ryan Heath, Merrimack Valley High School; and Emily Forde, Pembroke Academy.

Conservation District to host Equipment Field Day

WESTMORELAND — Farm equipment will be in action during the Cheshire County Conservation District’s Equipment Field Day from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the Cheshire County Farm on River Road.

The day also is presented by the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the University of New Hampshire and the University of Vermont cooperative extensions.

Agronomy specialist Jeff Carter of the Vermont extension will give an overview of the district’s no-till drill. Other soil-health equipment available for rent through the district also will be reviewed and any questions answered.

A USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service representative will be able to answer questions about potential cost-share programs to fit conservation goals.

The gathering will begin at the equipment shed at the county farm. Parking will be near the old jail on River Road, where drivers should be cautious of ongoing demolition there. Anyone planning to attend should call the conservation district office at 756-2988 ext. 116 or email Amanda@cheshireconservation.org.

For more about the Walpole-based conservation district, contact Lola Bobrowski at 756-2988 ext.115 or email at lola@cheshireconservation.org.

Parliamentarians to meet next week

MANCHESTER — The White Mountain Unit of the National Association of Parliamentarians will meet Thursday 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.

Cheri Casper will present the lesson, “Before the Meeting,” including details that are often overlooked.

At the March meeting, Joan Prue, Registered Parliamentarian, discussed how to use “Robert’s Rules of Order.”

For more details, email Phyllis Gagnont, randpgagnon@myfairpoint.net.

Nashua Lions’ scholarship application deadline May 1

NASHUA — The Nashua Lions Club is accepting applications for its 2018 scholarships.

Each applicant for the $3,000 in scholarships must be a Nashua resident, a senior at any Nashua High School and planning to attend an accredited post-secondary institution including four-year or two-year colleges and universities, vocational or trade schools. The students must provide proof of acceptance at their post-secondary institution.

Applications are available at Nashua.nhlions.org or by contacting a high school guidance office. Completed applications may be emailed to the club or mailed to Nashua Lions Club, P.O. Box 3361, Nashua, NH 03061. The deadline for completed applications is May 1.

For more information, call 321-6458.

Sandown Garden Club to celebrate Earth Day

SANDOWN — Sandown Garden Club members will be in the Sandown Public Library parking lot on Main Street from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 21, to celebrate Earth Day.

Club members will distribute free seed packets and small seedlings to people who visit. Children will be able to plant a flower in a pot and decorate it for free.

The club’s purpose is to share gardening knowledge with each other and the community, to participate in activities that enhance the beauty of the town’s public and historic places, to encourage respect for the environment and to demonstrate techniques that conserve natural resources.

Members do not need to be Sandown residents. For more information, visit www.sandowngardenclub.org.

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