Club Notes: May 7

March 07. 2018 9:03PM

Plymouth Rotary Club President Ken Evans, left, is with Plymouth Regional High School students Ben Parsons and Taylor Maine after presenting them certificates for competing in the club's annual speech contest. Maine won that contest and went on to win the area round Wednesday. She'll compete next in a districtwide contest. (courtesy photos)

SAR gathering New Hampshire Sons of the American Revolution held a George Washington birthday meeting at The Common Man in Concord. Current and past state SAR presidents attended: from left, Hans Jackson (2002-2004), the Rev. Garrett Lear (2017-present), Richard Wright (1996-1998), Donald Hayes (2006-2009) and Brian Anderson (2016-2017). SAR membership is open to men with lineal descent to a man or woman who rendered service to the cause of the American Revolution. For details, contact Jackson, state registrar, at or 548-5746.

Plymouth student wins Rotary speech contests

PLYMOUTH — A Plymouth Regional High School freshman who won the Plymouth Rotary Club’s annual speech contest last month went on to win a local area contest held Wednesday during the Lincoln-Woodstock Rotary Club’s meeting in North Woodstock.

Taylor Maine will advance to round three of the contest at the Rotary’s District Assembly on Saturday, April 14, at Lyndon State College in Lyndonville, Vt. The overall winner of that Rotary districtwide contest will be named and recognized at the District Summit in May at Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods.

At the club-level contest, Maine competed with Plymouth Regional High School junior Ben Parsons during one of the club’s morning breakfast meetings. The club said Parsons, who was a close second to Taylor, served as an alternate in the second round.

In round two, Maine competed against Lauren Peck, the winner of the Linwood-Woodstock Rotary Club’s contest.

The assigned topic for the speech competition, which is open to students in grades nine to 12, was “Making a Difference by Applying the Rotary’s 4-Way Test.”

The 4-Way Test is Rotary International’s ethical guide for Rotarians to apply to both personal and professional relationships. In any situation that involves making an ethical decision, Rotarians use the test by asking: 1) Is it the truth? 2) Is it fair to all concerned? 3) Will it build goodwill and better friendships? 4) Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

The Plymouth Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. Wednesdays at the Common Man Inn in Plymouth. Club members provide community service and support to fulfill needs in the area and on a global level. The club also provides encouragement, mentoring and support to local youth through such opportunities as the speech contest.

Lakes Region artists group hosting art show at library

EPSOM — The Lakes Region Art Association will host an art show and sale at the Epsom Public Library, 1606 Dover Road, from Saturday, March 10, through Saturday, April 21.

The art will be on display during library hours, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. The library is closed Fridays and Sundays.

The show will feature the work of Lakes Region artists and photographers who are also association members. The mediums on display will include oils, acrylics, watercolors, photography and craft items.

The association is an educational and cultural organization that works to promote the appreciation, awareness and availability of visual fine arts in the Lakes Region. It also is a charitable organization that contributes to a local scholarship fund for students pursuing art studies in college. For more information contact Acacia Rogers, at or 965-5551.

Conway Area Lions Club’s ski raffle underway

CONWAY — Conway Area Lions Club is conducting a ski raffle with a Rossignol package prize valued up to $1,000 to benefit the Laura Foundation for Autism and Epilepsy.

The winner will choose the ski package, which includes skis, bindings and poles, from Stan & Dan Sports in North Conway.

Tickets are $5 each or five for $20. To sign up, go to and click on the PayPal button. Once there, put in the amount of money for the number of tickets desired. Under “Add special instructions to the seller,” put your name, town and phone number. The tickets will be entered for a drawing on Saturday, March 24.

For more about the club, go to

NH State Grange plans bowling tournament

MANCHESTER — New Hampshire State Grange’s adult members, along with boys and girls who are members of the Junior Grange, are getting ready for the organization’s annual bowling tournament.

The tournament will begin at noon Sunday, March 18, at Lakeside Lanes, 2171 Candia Road. The cost is $14 for adults and $10 for Junior Grange members, which includes three strings of bowling and shoes.

The tournament was started by the late B. Franklin Hayes of Rochester in 1959.

For more information, call State Lecturer Jane Trombi at 762-2971.

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