Happy Belated Birthday Kyle Hamel who celebrated a birthday on
Celebrating Birthdays this week are: Andrea Riel, January 29 and
Wesley Ward, January 30.
The Lions are having a fundraiser for Lions Camp Pride but are not
asking for money, they want your shoes. Yes, gently used shoes which
will be sent to the Rerun Program (a non-profit) that runs a center
for disabled adults. The workers refurbish the shoes and then they
are sent out to Africa for distribution. Lions Camp Pride will be
paid for every pair of shoes that we collect. Men’s Shoes • Women’s
Shoes • Athletics • Kid’s Shoes • Sandals • Athletic Cleats, please,
no high heels or winter boots. In the month of February the Lions
will have collection containers at The First Congregational Church,
Globe, Jitters Café and Stars & Stripes Auctions, LLC. Lions Camp
Pride, located at Merrymeeting Lake in New Durham, NH is a fully
handicapped accessible facility built and operated by the 42 Lions
Clubs of eastern New Hampshire.
Bring us your shoes and help support a fun filled summer vacation
for a child with disabilities.
American Legion Post 88 News
Hello Legion Family,
I hope most of you who are still living in New England are making
the best of this cold winter we are having. If you are in need of
anything please let your post know. We have a Service Officer and
Chaplain ready to serve our veterans in need.
I attended a special election meeting on January 17th along with our
Chaplain Larry Hemphill. The purpose of the meeting was to elect new
interim leaders for District 5. I was nominated to serve at District
Commander but turned down that nomination. I nominated Rick Dube of
Post 28 who was servicing at 2nd Vice Commander to be our next
District Commander. He was elected as such and I was then nominated
to serve as 1st Vice Commander and was voted in to serve in this
capacity. Roger Lafleur also of Post 28 Suncook was voted in as 2nd
Vice Commander. District 5 now has two officers serving each from
Loudon and Suncook, one from Post 122 Concord and one from Post 21
Concord. What this means is that 4 out 12 posts now have officers at
the District level. It should not be up to four posts to run the
district’s business but should be spread around other posts for
better representation. I encourage all members to think about
serving in some capacity whether as a Post or District officer or on
a post committee. District will be holding elections again sometime
in April and any Legion member is eligible to run for any one of the
positions available. I will write more about these available
positions as we near April.
At the end of the month I will be attending the 2015 Mid-Winter
Conference hosted by Post 7 in Rochester. More from this meeting
will be disseminated in a future article.
Our current membership level is now up to 78.95%. We are now 3rd in
the district. Please keep those membership renewals coming in.
At future meetings we will be discussing our plans for the Memorial
Day parade and other activities or programs our post may want to do
in the coming year. We will also be discussing our up coming
elections in April. We will be looking for individuals who want to
serve for the 2015-2016 year.
Our next meeting will be on February 18th at the Loudon Community
building at 1900 hours. Please come out to our meetings and help
your post to help other’s. We need your ideas and commitment to help
shape the future of our post.
Commander Shawn Jones
Saving The Saviors: How New Hampshire’s Globe Manufacturing
Has Kept The World’s Firefighters Safe
week, Globe Manufacturing represented New Hampshire manufacturing
and firefighters from around the world in the editorial series This
Now in its fourth generation of family ownership, Globe has always
been one of the great innovators in safety gear for firefighters. In
recent years, the company has partnered with agencies like FEMA and
the US Army to elevate the technology keeping our first responders
“What we make, it doesn’t go in a machine and come out the other
side,” says Gef Freese, great-grandson and senior vice president for
operations at Globe. “It’s people who are doing it and they are
really proud of what they do—they want the firefighters to come home
Globe isn’t just making an impact globally, their presence makes a
huge difference locally as well. The company employs about 300
people in the Pittsfield area—around 10% of the town’s population.
To see how Globe Manufacturing continues to innovate
firefighter safety, visit
http:///www.thisbuiltamerica.com/new-hampshire. Or, follow This Built America on Facebook, Twitter,
Instagram and Google+.
Globe Manufacturing joins a national movement in This Built America
that is devoted to supporting American companies and American-made
products. AOL is proud to support the effort along with sponsor Ford
Trucks. Through the year, the editorial and video teams will explore
50 states in 50 weeks to bring 50 stories of the people who are
bringing back manufacturing to America. The platform is produced in
coordination with Man Made Content.
Letter To The Editor
The difference between the right wing and the liberals is this, the
left are a bunch of slobs and conservatives are clean. When there is
some sort of a rally or demonstration, the aftermath of the liberals
looks like a pigpen. But when the Tea-Party is done with their
event, you can eat off the floor. This says a lot about the
character of each.
One more item, Mr. Kelleher, you’re right on target with each one of
your letters. Keep up the good work!
Fremont H. Swain
Fremont H. Swain, 87, of Wentworth, died Jan. 18, 2015. He leaves
behind the love of his life, Rita, to whom he was married 64 years.
He also leaves four children: Sandra Sullivan and her husband
Charles of Springvale, Maine; Penny Platts and her husband Fred of
Alexandria; Rolfe Swain and his wife Linda of Cheyenne, Wyo.; and
Wendy Cheney of Pittsfield. In addition he had five grandchildren:
Kevin Swain, James Platts, Beth Farmer, Ryan Cheney, and Patrick
Cheney; and three great-grandchildren.
He was a 50-year member of the Freemasons. He worked more than 20
years as head of maintenance at NH State Hospital in Concord and at
YDC in Manchester. He was also a longtime member of Wentworth
Congregational Church. He served his country while in the U.S. Navy
and is known far and wide for his “tinkering” and crafts.
There was a brief service followed by Masonic Rites and a
celebration of life held at Wentworth Congregational Church in
Wentworth on Jan. 25. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that
donations be made to the Wentworth Congregational Church, PO Box 3
Wentworth, NH 03282.