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Jaguar Elite Athlete Program Donates to WHS Athletic Dept.

by Chris White The Jaguar Elite Athlete Development Program recently donated over $800 to the Windham High School Athletic Department. This was a substantial percentage of the profits generated from this summer’s strength and conditioning program at Windham High School. The eight-week program was directed by

Brian Fillion, a human performance teacher at Windham High. Fillion, who also works as a strength and conditioning instructor at Next Level Performance Training Center in Manchester, developed the program with co-workers Joil Bergeron and Helen Williams. They decided to offer the program at Windham High for the first time this summer and tailored it to meet the needs of the athletes who participated. “What makes the program successful is that it’s not just weight lifting,” Fillion said. “It takes into consideration all components of fitness.” Fillion said he plans that the program will be held each summer. This past summer, 14 Windham student-athletes benefited from the new program that gave them the opportunity to improve their athletic performance. “My hope is to see it grow every year,” Fillion

said. “I also hope it will help make our athletic teams successful here.”

Next Level Performance owner Joil Bergeron (left) and Jaguar Elite Athlete strength and conditioning coach Brian Fillion (middle) present their donation to Windham High School athletic director Bill Raycraft (right).

GFWC Windham Woman’s Club’s 100th Anniversary Celebration

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submitted by Ruth Coole The Windham Woman’s Club held its first meeting in November 1911. One hundred years later the organization is still going strong. Julia Baker was the first president of the Windham Woman’s Club first meeting, there were eight women at this meeting, Gertrude Hall, Ethel Low, Mrs. J. Arthur Nesmith, Margaret Clarke, Mary Butterfield, Bessie Emerson, and Florence Garland. Meetings were held at the women’s homes. The following year, 1912, the club federated into the State Chapter and now boasted a total membership of thirteen. Through the years the members grew. 1913 brought war in Europe, and the United States entered this war 1914. The women volunteered their services on the home front, making bandages to be shipped to the “front.” By 1941, there were 60 members, besides tending to chores and raising children, the woman’s club sent money to the Crippled Children’s’ Fund, the Cancer Fund, Christmas Seals and raised a Scholarship Fund. Through the 1960s and into 1970s the help continued and money raised was spent on useful community efforts. Many community projects were taken on by the Windham Woman’s Club: first fire engine, school bussing, school dental programs, Scholarship Aid, Town Hall’s new flag pole, Senior Citizens group, Candidates Night, Girl Scout sponsored troops and in January 1978, the largest project undertaken was the “Jaws of Life,” woman’s club went to all organizations and groups to raise

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• Traditional German Food along with beer, wine, soft drinks and desserts • Tethered hot air balloon rides Saturday afternoon courtesy of ReMax • A large car show on Saturday afternoon

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the money, projection of 24 months to complete project, 10 months later the “Jaws of Life” was purchased, presented to Windham Fire Department. The GFWC Windham Woman’s Club of 2011 consists of 55 members. The Windham Woman looks back on 100 years with pride and accomplishments of civic, community and international projects. Our organization is affiliated with the state General Federation of Woman’s Clubs of New Hampshire and the National General Federation of Woman’s Clubs, headquartered in Washington, DC. The community is cordially invited to join us in celebrating our “100th year at an “Open House” on Sunday, November 13, from 2- 5p.m. at Searles School, Range Road. Refreshments served. There will be silent auction of many various items. Raffles: first prize - any one week in

May 2012 at Sand Cay Beach Resort, in Longboat Key, FL; second prize – 40- inch Flat Screen High Def TV; and third prize - handmade Hydrangea Motif Quilt (64-inches by 64-inches). Tickets available for purchase. Drawing to be held at the end of event. Proceeds to benefit our civic and community projects. We thank you the community

for your generosity, caring and support through ten decades of our organization, we gratefully appreciate all that you have done and continue to do to make our organization what it is today.

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Oberlander Hofbrau Band Greater Salem Rotary Club thanks its primary sponsors…

“Germany Level Sponsors”: Rockingham Park/Centerplate, TD Bank “Bavaria Level Sponsors”: Area News Group, Pentucket Bank, 1110AM WCCM “Munich Level Sponsors”: Bank of New England, I/O Mosaic, Enterprise Bank, Tuscan Kitchen

Additional charges may apply for excess weight and/or rental days. $295

Chris White Band

Photo courtesy of Windham Athletic Department

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