Hudson - Litchfield News
May 14, 2010 - 9
St. Mary’s Bank Cinco de Mayo Networking Event
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submitted by Greater Hudson Chamber of Commerce
Greater Hudson Chamber of Commerce held their Business After Hours
event on Wednesday, May 5. St. Mary’s Bank hosted the event at their Hudson Branch on 3 Winnhaven Drive (corner of Lowell Road, Route 3A), which included lots of food provided by T-BONES, networking, and prizes. Thanks to St. Mary’s Bank for an awesome Cinco de Mayo event.
Christopher’s Journey to Eagle Scout
submitted by Sharon Gleason, Hudson Boy Scout Troop 252 Secretary
evening, April 10, at 6 p.m., the hall of St. Kathryn’s Parish in Hudson was prepared for an Eagle Court of Honor to honor Christopher Gleason, who earned the Rank of Eagle Boy Scout on November 18, 2009. Special honored guests, family, friends, and fellow
Scouts gathered to celebrate and applaud the dedication of a young man who had a dream of becoming an Eagle Scout and made that dream a reality. Some of
Jennifer Wheeler of Hudson Cycle Center and the GHCC Board of Directors awards Kathy Ramsay of Healthy 4 Life, Inc. with her 50/50 winnings
expanded to building two patios, a 210-foot walkway, and two 40-foot retaining walls. All of this was made possible due to the outpouring of financial support by the parishioners of St. Kathryn’s Parish. Chris’ plan of selling 100 engraved bricks was surpassed, and he sold over 400. Chris completed his project in September 2008—10 months after approval by the Eagle Scout Project Board.
Christopher’s Scouting memories include yearly summer camp at Hidden Valley and Camp Bell, monthly campouts, hikes, mountain climbing, and assisting with numerous service projects. A highlight of his Scout trips was a high adventure trip in May 2009 to Caratunk, MD, to go whitewater rafting on the Kennebec River. As Chris progressed up the ranks in Scouting, he held
Selectman Ben Nadeau and his son, Logan, getting into the spirit of the night with Selectman Roger Coutu
many leadership positions within the troop. The list includes: Scribe, Senior Patrol Leader, Troop Guide, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, and Troop Instructor, and he was recently elected Senior Patrol Leader for the second time. Also, Chris earned the Ad Altare Dei religious award on February 22, 2007, and in May 2007, Chris was elected by his peers to the Order of the Arrow, participated in an Ordeal weekend, and joined the Order of the Arrow brotherhood. Christopher says that the troop leaders have been good mentors and role models—he looks to them for personal guidance and support. Chris also states that Scouting has “built his confidence and given him a brighter outlook on life.” Chris earned the rank of Star Scout on September 12, 2006. Continuing on the journey, Chris became a Life Scout on October 21, 2007, and the goal of becoming an Eagle Scout became more than just a dream—with a renewed burst of energy, he started searching for an Eagle Scout Service project. After speaking with a friend of his parents, Chris decided to enhance St. Kathryn’s Outdoor Way of the Cross as his Eagle Service project. His plan to build two patios and a small walkway
Chris is a junior at Alvirne High School, a member of the Alvirne Band, and is part of the junior ROTC program at Alvirne with a goal of entering an ROTC program in college and becoming a military officer. By living the Scout Oath and Law and with encouragement, support, hard work, perseverance, and determination, Chris earned and passed his Eagle Board of Review on November 18, 2009. Congratulations, Chris!
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New Hampshire Knights Elect Officers
submitted by Jordan G. Ulery
At the 111th Annual Meeting of the New Hampshire State Council of the Knights of Columbus held over the April 30-May 2 weekend at the Radisson in Nashua, new officers were elected. These officers were elected from delegates representing over 7,500 Catholic families in New Hampshire. These five men will lead the Catholic, family, and fraternal organization in the Granite State through the next year. Elected the Chief Executive Officer of the New Hampshire
branch of the international fraternal order was Ed McCann of Merrimack. Also elected as supporting staff were Warden – Wayne Griffin of Windham; Advocate – Hon. Jordan Ulery of Hudson; Treasurer – Richard McDermott of Nashua; and Secretary – Joel Plante of Farmington. Welcoming this coming fraternal year’s officers was the Bishop of Manchester and Brother Knight, John McCormack.
In 2009, the Knights raised over $97,000 that was donated to
worthy and charitable causes across the Granite State. Money from the ubiquitous yellow cans of the Tootsie Roll drive was distributed to Special Olympics of New Hampshire, Cedar Crest, Rainbow Theater, Ministries for People with Disabilities, NH Family Support Center, and Community Bridges. This does not include the local council charitable and service programs operated in your home town. The Knights also actively and enthusiastically support pro-life organizations with advertising and real support to women with unexpected pregnancies through several real women’s health organizations, including Carenet Pregnancy Center and Birth Right of New Hampshire.
In addition, local councils made significant contributions to the
growing roles of seminarians (men discerning a vocation in the priesthood) and postulants (women discerning a vocation with a religious order) in New Hampshire. The ever-larger numbers of men and women turning to vocations in this all-too secular world are assisted financially, practically, and with the prayers of the thousands of Knights in New Hampshire. For more information about the Knights in New Hampshire, visit www.nhknights.org
. The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic, family, and fraternal organization consisting of nearly 2,000,000 members worldwide with councils in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Philippines, the Caribbean, and Poland. Affiliated Catholic Fraternal Knights are located in most other countries around the world, except totalitarian socialist nations.
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