Club Notes: DAR's Cathedral of Pines service set for Aug. 9

July 16. 2014 10:51PM

DAR’s Cathedral of Pines service set for Aug. 9

RINDGE — The N.H. State Organization of Daughters of the American Revolution will host its 67th annual memorial service at the Cathedral of the Pines in Rindge at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9.

DAR First Vice President General Ann Turner Dillon of Colorado will be the featured speaker.The state regent’s evening banquet will precede the service on Friday, Aug. 8. DAR members and guests from across the state and around the country will gather for the memorial service.

For information about the service, contact Barbara Corson at For more information about the N.H. DAR, go to

The N.H. DAR also has scheduled its fall meeting for Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Opechee Lake Inn and Spa in Lakeport.

NH DAR members attend national conference

With a delegation of 29 members, the New Hampshire State Organization of DAR was well-represented at the National Society of DAR’s 123rd Continental Congress.

The conference, held from June 25 to 29 at DAR headquarters in Washington, D.C., included committee forums, social events, business sessions and evening programs.

During a business sessions, State Regent Phyllis Gagnon reported on the work accomplished by New Hampshire chapters. Her talk highlighted an increase in membership and a collaboration on literacy between the N.H. Humanities Council and the N.H. DAR.

At an annual presentation ceremony, the N.H. DAR was recognized for sponsoring three artifacts with a New Hampshire connection. A donation by N.H. Daughters made the restoration of a counterpane, a sampler and a doll possible, and these items were featured in the New Hampshire Children’s Attic, the state’s period room in the DAR Museum in Washington. The museum features multiple American period rooms sponsored by different state organizations of DAR

The N.H. DAR also was recognized as a benefactor and listed on a Donor Wall in Memorial Continental Hall for its $1,000 donation to the President General’s Project.

During an Education Awards Night, which included American History Committee awards, honorary N.H. State Regent Laura Kessler, who is national chairman, introduced the DAR essay contests. Later in the week, Kessler was nominated for national vice president general and was sworn in during the closing session.

Bedford Lions Club elects officers, directors

BEDFORD — The Bedford Lions Club has elected officers and directors for the 2014-15 term, which started July 1.

The officers are: Dick Como, president; Dave Lent, first vice president; Carol Deselle, second vice president; Elda Cordero-Goodman, secretary; Ernie Henrichon, treasurer; Kathy Baldridge, lion tamer/tail twister; Mike Sills, membership chairperson; and Jeanne Bellemore, immediate past president.

The directors are: Mary Murphy, Walter Witzel, Bob Cote and Tony Juliano.

Bellemore, as outgoing president, presented the Lion of the Year award to Cordero-Goodman for outstanding service during the 2013-14 term.

The club, in its 49th year of service to the community, welcomes membership inquiries. For more information, call Mike Sills at 472-5516.

More information about the club also is available online at

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