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by Robyn Hatch The Kelley Library recently held an incredible seminar for children titled “One World, Many Stories” on Thursday, July 14, which covered Africa, including its cultures, customs, and many different foods. Because the speaker, Mrs. Bosli, was from North Africa, she filled the children with as much information as possible. Africa seemed to get closer and more interesting the longer she talked to the students. The night ended with traditional Tamina (an African favorite) to eat with colored pieces of candy mixed in with it, along with African toys to see and touch. This was a fun night to remember for much of the summer.
Africian pots and toys Patriot Sabrina Bosli shows some African garb
Left: Some of the excited children that were eager to learn at Tursday’s “One World, Many Stories” seminar
Greater Salem NH Rotary Club Holds Annual Installation Dinner
by S. Aaron Shamshoyan Sparking a heated debate, former selectman and
now Budget Committee member Everett McBride appeared before the Selectmen on Monday night with a request to place Senate Bill 2 (SB2) on the ballot in March after obtaining over 1,400 signatures for his petition. Only 715 validated signatures were required to move the petition, but McBride wanted to have as many as possible. An SB2 form of town meeting would eliminate the Second Deliberative Session, placing articles on the ballot to be voted upon. The goal is to have a greater number of residents vote on the issues. “I thought it was going to be very difficult to get the 715 signatures,” said Selectman Stephen Campbell, one of the petition’s leaders. “This all came about because of what happened at town meeting.” The committee was able to obtain the 1,400 signatures in less than a month.
Campbell said the petition was a result of the 16-
percent increase on the town tax rate by amendments made at the Second Deliberative Session. “They could not afford to have taxes go up faster then their income,” he said. Selectman Susan Covey was opposed to the petition, saying, “The problem is voter apathy.” She and Selectman Michael Lyons compared the signatures of the petition to the roster from the previous election and found that less than half had voted. Covey said the tax increase could have been prevented if more of the people who signed the petition would have voted. “It’s awful when 3,500 out of 17,000 registered voters go to vote,” she said. Selectman Lyons was also opposed to the change.
“You’d be abolishing our charter,” he said, not wanting to adopt a charter controlled by the state. Lyons said in the past he had the option to lower the voting percentages on bonds to 60 percent, but chose not to do so. He said if SB2 failed, he would work to make the change. Selectmen voted unanimously to place SB2 on the
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Derry-Salem Elks Celebrates 50th Anniversary
submitted by Greater Salem NH Rotary Club On June 22, the Greater Salem Rotary Club held its annual Installation Dinner at the Blackwater Grill in Salem. The event serves as the installation of new officers and board members for the coming year, but also recognizes Club members who have consistently demonstrated through their efforts an adherence to the Rotary International motto of “Service Above Self.” Rick Silva of Salem was sworn in as the new Club President for the 2011-2012 year, assuming the responsibilities from Immediate Past President Maria Bertolone. Other officers installed that evening included Peter Rayno as President-Elect, Laura Allain as Secretary, Nanci Carney as Treasurer, Joanna Ransley as Sergeant-at-Arms, and Arthur Barnes as Vice President. Several other Club members were sworn in as members of the Board of
Directors as well. The evening concluded with the presentation of a Paul Harris Fellow to long-time Club Member William Sherry. Named after Paul Harris, the founder of Rotary, this award recognizes an individual within the Club or community that meets the high professional and personal standards set by Harris. The Greater Salem Rotary Club is a community service organization dedicated to giving back to the Salem community by following the Rotary International Motto of “Service Above Self.” Meetings are held each Friday at 7:30 a.m. at the Lou Smith Dining Room at Rockingham Park. Those wishing to obtain more information on the Greater Salem Rotary Club are welcome to contact the Club’s Immediate Past President Maria Bertolone at TD Bank in Salem or the President-Elect Peter Rayno at Enterprise Bank in Salem.
Cutting the cake is Chris Woltering, present Exalted Ruler; Member #43 Delbert Downing; Member #62 Robert West; Member #114 Frederick Murray, Jr.; Member #155 Robert Letourneau; and Lawrence Hart, NHSEA President
submitted by Louise Landry, Derry-Salem Elks In the early months of 1961, several local
businessmen conceived the idea of organizing an Elks Lodge for the Derry-Salem area. The founders of the Derry-Salem Lodge, Joseph
Wagenback, Fred Lumley, William Engstler, Theodore Hattin, Harry Mullen, and Frank Bower, held the first organizational meetings in the old Woodbury Inn. Later, meetings were also held at the Oxen Yoke Restaurant in Derry. Also very active in the formation of the lodge was
James Dawson of the Exeter-Hampton Elks Lodge, who at the time was on the Grand Lodge Committee for Organizing New Lodges. After untiring efforts by the founders, 140
members were accepted for initiation into the order. The election of Lodge Officers resulted in the
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choice of Joseph Wagerback at the first Exalted Ruler. The institution of the newly formed lodge was conducted by the Portsmouth Elks as well as the initiation ritual, these ceremonies were held at the Canobie Lake Ballroom on May 28, 1961.
In May 1962, the former Ames House was
purchased as the home of the lodge and are modeling began. Derry-Salem outgrew its home on Route 28. The
Old Knights of Columbus building on Shadow Lake Road was purchased in 1973. That is the building that we are in today. Lodge 2226 earned the 1976-1977 Grand Lodge
Veterans Remembrance Achievement Contest Award in its Division.
It received the Grand Lodge
Overall Youth Program Awards in 1976-1977 and 1978-1979. Derry-Salem earned the Stewardship Award from the Salem Boys & Girls Club in 1993. Member Edson McGibbon, Sr., won the NHSEA Veterans Volunteer of the Year Award in 1997, and his son Tom received the same award 12 years later. Successful Kidfest, Hoop Shoot, and Food Basket Drives have made a positive impact on the community. The Lodge didn’t succeed by itself.
It was ably
helped by the Derry-Salem Emblem Club 373, which was the ladies’ auxiliary from 1962-2006. The Junior Elks Fred Rheault, Sr., PER, PPD, PSP Chapter was formed as the youth auxiliary in 1998 and contributed for seven years. On Saturday, June 25, the Derry-Salem Elks Lodge
celebrated the 50th Anniversary with a dinner dance attended by 150 members and Elks from all over the State of New Hampshire. In attendance were four of the Charter members
celebrating 50 years membership in the Derry-Salem Elks Lodge 2226 and were presented their 50-year pin.
It’s July, but boy it’s HOT!
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