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July 15, 2012

Club News

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Amvets Ladies Auxiliary No. 147 of Haverhill, returned from their annual Massachusetts State Convention with top honors in their veterans unit, hospital programs, with the Georgia Gadbois Hospital Award and the Mickey Britton Membership Award, with Joanne Payson signing up the most new members for the 2011-2012 year. The Auxiliary also received many certificates for holding three or more projects each year. Auxiliary No. 147 also has top honors with members that will be holding office this year. Juanita Marchand of Auxiliary No. 147 was elected president, Cecile Lessard was elected sergeant of arms, Helen Johnson was elected public relations officer, and Joanne Payson was elected prize chairlady. These elected officers will take over in July and be in office until June 2013. The Ladies of Auxiliary No. 147 of Haverhill meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Post Quarters, 576 Primrose St. Open to the public. To book a guest visit, call Joanne Payson at 978-374-2894.

The Methuen-Salem Rotary club, recently celebrated their annual installation of officers for 2013 at the Black Water Grill and Restaurant in Salem, N.H. Trudy Lawler, from Michaud Insurance Agency in Methuen, became the new president of the club while Cheryl Parent became the immediate past president, and Ed Sidon received the distinguished Rotarian of the Year Award. The Methuen-Salem Rotary Club meets at Jocelyn's Restaurant in Salem, N.H., on Fridays at 12:15 p.m. For more information, visit methuensalemrotary.org.

with photo Regent Nancy DiLisio welcomes Jacqueline (Belcourt) Piazza, and her daughter, Susan Piazza both Lawrence residents, to the Col. Timothy Pickering chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Membership requires direct bloodline lineage with an ancestor who aided in America's independence. These two new members have traced their lineage to Capt. James Ford of Hudson, N.H., who fought at the Battle of Bunker Hill, amongst other battles. Piazza, a Vietnam veteran, carried on the family tradition of military service.

w- photo -- 120523_ET_HAND_LIONS.jpg (m4hmrz77) The Atkinson Lions Club & Atkinson Boy Scout Troop 9, planted three trees at the Woodlock Recreation Playground area. This project was part of Lions Club International's goal to plant one million trees throughout the world. Pictured from left to right: Stephan Morin, Daniel Driver, Joshua Dimattia, Reed Cheridan and Mike Bisol, Lions project chairman.

The Andover Choral Society, invites new members to join in the 83rd season. All voice parts are welcome. Rehearsals are on Mondays, beginning on Sept. 17, 7:20 to 9:30 p.m. at Christ Church, 25 Central St., Andover. Concerts include Haydn's Creation and an Opera Gala. For more information, call 978-688-6353.

The North Andover Music Association, has purchased $23,000 worth of equipment for North Andover High School. Donations are still needed for replacement of aged and broken drums. To donate, visit NorthAndoverMusic.org.

The Exchange Club of Lawrence, installed their officers for the 2012-13 year on Flag Day, June 14, at the Phoenician Restaurant in Haverhill. This is the 65th anniversary of the club. The master of ceremonies was past New England District Exchange President Larry Yameen. The installing officer was Past New England District Exchange President Bob Wescott.

Rhythm of New Hampshire Show Chorus, seeks female singers to try their talents with the American art form of a cappella barbershop singing. Rehearsals are held on Thursdays, 6:45 to 9:15 p.m. at the Marion Gerrish Community Center, 35 West Broadway, Derry. For more information, call 1-800-696-7351 or visit RNHChorus.org.

The Methuen Republican Committee, meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at Jackson's Restaurant, 478 Lowell St., Methuen. All current members and interested new members are welcome. For more information, call Artie Lawless at 978-258-0361.

The Massachusetts O.C.S. Alumni Association, seeks Officer Candidate School graduates of the Massachusetts Military Academy and the Massachusetts Regional Training Institute. Write to P.O. Box 955 Salem, NH 03079, call 603-898-4286, or email rtlionheart1191 Theirs and Ours, meets the first Wednesday of each month, 7 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library. Includes reading and discussion of poems selected by and/or written by members. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

Boomer Book Club, meets every third Thursday at Andover Senior Center, 30 Whittier Court, Andover. Call for book selection. 978-623-8321 or visit boomerventure.com.


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