New Hampshire Club Notes
Harris Lodge presented Bruce Ellsworth with his 50-year pin and certificate. At right, Russell Ellsworth, a 77-year member of Horace Chase Lodge of Penacook, places the 50-year jewel on his son.
At the Windham Woman's Club scholarship luncheon this month, scholarship recipients Theresa Conticchio and Jillian Sciuto of Windham received their awards after successfully completing their first semester of college. From left, Rocco and Josephine Conticchio with their daughter, Theresa; Rick Sciuto with his daughter, Jillian; and Jean Morrow, chairman of scholarship committee. Ruth Bellizzi
WARNER - Harris Lodge No. 91 F. & A.M. recently hosted a meeting to honor longtime members, as well as widows of members, and to present its Community Builders Award.
Most Worshipful Grand Master of New Hampshire Paul Leary and Worshipful Master Louis M. Corson presented a 60-year pin and certificate to John R. Hill at his home.
During the meeting at the lodge hall, Leary and Corson presented Bruce B. Ellsworth his 50-year pin and certificate. The pin was placed on Ellsworth by his father, Russell Ellsworth, a 77-year member of Horace Chase Lodge in Penacook, who will turn 103 years old on Feb. 10.
George Langwasser received his 40-year pin and certificate, and Warren F. Williams, Donald H. Wheeler and Robert L. Garvin received 25-year pins and certificates.
The lodge also honored "special ladies," a title given to widows of members of the Master Masons. Honored at the meeting were Shirley George, Carol Burgess, Shirley Lake, Pat Murray, Joanne Doucette, Ona Ruchti and Marion Hall.
The lodge gives the Community Builders Award each year to a resident of Warner, Webster or the Contoocook village of Hopkinton who helps people in need, such as taking them to doctors' appointments or taking care of their animals. This year's recipient is Lynda Kimball of Contoocook, who owns Rusty's in Contoocook.
The entertainment program featured author and storyteller Rebecca Rule, who read her latest book, "The Iciest, Diciest, Scariest Sled Ride Ever," which was followed by lunch.
New Boston auxiliary plans blood drive Tuesday
NEW BOSTON - The New Boston Fire Department Auxiliary will host its annual winter blood drive from 1 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Whipple Free Library, 67 Mont Vernon Road.
Donors will receive a bowl of soup or chili after donating and can also select from an assortment of homemade desserts.
Windham club's meeting features program on yoga
WINDHAM - The Windham Woman's Club will meet Wednesday, Feb. 6, at Windham Town Hall, beginning with a luncheon at 11:30 a.m., followed by the program and meeting.
For the program, guest speaker Heather Petro will introduce the club to the history of yoga and what it can offer. She also will lead the members through a yoga series that can be done standing or sitting.
Guest are always welcome at the club's meetings.
One of the club's community endeavors is the Veterans Project, a group of women who make monthly visits to the VA Medical Center in Manchester. They bring coffee, cocoa and muffins, along with conversation, to the patients. Members interested in attending should call Valerie Bronstein for information at 598-1350.
A book club brings members together at 1 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month in the upstairs at Windham Town Hall. Members interested should call chairman Carol Settino at 434-2244.
The club's Quilt and Sew group meets every two weeks at the home of Anne Engelhart, 22 Glance Road. For more information including the dates and times, which can vary, call chairman Anne Engelhart at 321-9428.
For more information about the club or how to join, call membership chairman Sue Violi at 889-0578. More information also is available at www.windhamwomansclub.com.
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