New Hampshire Club Notes
From left, Sally Sederquist, Manchester Women’s Club Art and Music Awards co-chairman, poses with award winners Eric Demarais of Manchester High School West, Cierra Vigue of Manchester Memorial High School, Michael LeClerc of Memorial High School, and Carol Bednarowski, awards co-chairman. (COURTESY)
SANDOWN — The New Hampshire Federation of Garden Clubs’ 81st annual meeting is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at Zorvino Vineyards in Sandown.
The NHFGC’s District IV, which includes the towns of Atkinson, Derry, Fremont, Sandown and Windham, has planned and will host the meeting. Representatives of 21 garden clubs, which count more than 1,100 members, will attend.
The meeting’s theme is “Fruit of the Vine.” Nancy Walton of Zorvino Vineyards will give a presentation on the history of the winery. The program will include the naming of Life Members, a special memoriam in honor of members who have died, the installation of new district directors, the giving of awards to winning clubs for the projects and activities of this past year and a preview of the upcoming NHFGC Flower Show, which is planned on June 20 and 21 in Concord.
BOW — The Bow Garden Club will host its annual spring plant sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Bow Community Building, 3 Bow Center Road.
Annuals, perennials, vegetable starters and hanging plants will be available for purchase. Proceeds will benefit the Bow High School Scholarship Program, the club’s ongoing civic beautification efforts and various community and environmental projects the club undertakes year to year.
For more information, contact club President Kerry Buckley at 225-9103 or email@example.com or go to www.bowgardenclub.org.
MANCHESTER — The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary announced and installed new officers for 2014-2015 at its 34th annual Blue Bonnet Luncheon on May 6.
The new officers are Rosemarie Ducharme, president; Sylvia Crete, vice president; JoAnn Marcussen, secretary; and Doris Phillips, treasurer.
Lyndonville, Vt. — The American Society of Dowsers’ 54th National Dowsing & Metaphysical Convention is scheduled from June 4 to 9 at Lyndonville State College. The convention is open to the public.
The keynote speaker will be Bradley Nelson, author of “The Emotion Code.” The keynote dowser will be Susan Collins, past president of the Canadian Society of Dowsers, a consultant and author of several books.
MANCHESTER — The Manchester Woman’s Club recently presented $300 awards to one art and one music student from each of the three Manchester public high schools.
• Central High School: Kendra Gahara for art and Anna Ambrogi for music.
• Memorial High School: Cierra Vigue for art and Michael LeClerc for music.
• West High School: Crystalline Reynolds for art and Eric Desmarais for music.
The club’s next luncheon meeting is Friday, June 6, at the Manchester Country Club in Bedford, beginning with an 11 a.m. social, then the 12:15 p.m. lunch, followed by as business meeting.
For more information, go to www.manchesterwomanclub.com or contact Doris Proulx at 623-5600.
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