Council 4442, under the direction of Brother Joe Stafford and the Scholarship Committee, is pleased to support the young people within our council family who strive to enhance their education at the college/university level.
Please contact Brother Joe Stafford, Scholarship Committee Chairman, at 603.893.6003, or click on this link for EMAIL to the scholarship chairman for any questions or concerns.
Applications must be mailed and postmarked by July 1.
Applications must be mailed and postmarked by July 15.
2021 Family Picnic and Scholarship Drawing – Joe Stafford reports
Council 4442's Family Day Picnic/In-door celebration, TAPs and Scholarship Awardees Announcement, was held on July 25, 2021, (after skipping a year (2020) due to COVID restrictions), and attended by approximately 68 members, family and friends. The weather was rain, clearing by the later afternoon, but no one complained (I didn't hear any). The preparation started on Saturday, July 24th, with setting up the tables and chairs in the Hall and purchasing and preparing of the food. First, a special thanks goes out to Ed Lynch for having the foresight to purchase a tent to fit over our grills/cooking area. And a second special thanks go out to Ralph Meile, Butch Kealey and Dave Thompson for being one of the first in on Sunday morning (even thou I forgot the donuts and coffee!), to start the food preparation. Also, a special thanks to Ed Lynch and Mike Petrilli for grilling/cooking outside under the tent. Father Marc blessed us with his presence and offered the opening prayer. The food lasted, with extra/leftovers to spare. The entertainment was performed by Eric Conover, Titled "Magic". It was received well and lasted approximately one hour. After the event concluded, the extra food was given to the Salem Fire Department, the staff was very happy to accept the eats!
I want to personally thank Al Hamel, who through his perseverance and charm collected $245.00 for the 50/50 drawing. Paul Lavoie Sr. won the drawing.
Repeatedly, this year we had an army of volunteers which I'm truly grateful for. I just want to list a few that set up the grills, table and chairs on Saturday, July 24th, and the cooking and preparation on Sunday, July 25th. Not in any particular order:
Saturday, July 24th -Tables/Chairs/Grills set-up:
Bill Richards, Chanel Simard, Ralph Miele, George Masciarelli, Gene Bryant, Don Simmons, Charlie Walsh, Julian Roy, Dave Thompson, Ed Lynch, Larry Belair, Butch Kealey, Rick Veilleux, Joe Stafford.
Sunday, July 25th - Cooking & Preparation::
Ralph Miele, Dave Thompson, Bill Richards, Butch Kealey, Elaine Kealey, Grill Master Ed Lynch, Grill Master Mike Petrilli, Al Hamel, Dick Collopy, Don Simmons, George Masciarelli, GK Ron Bourque, and many positive thoughts & actions of others. Again, a big Thank You!
College Awards: There were 20 qualified applicants this year, each receiving a $1,000 award:
Emma Raymond, Anna Raymond, Heather Alfano, Alicia Faucher, Emelia Pendergast, Olivia Pendergast, Kaylyn Norris, Sean Norris, Cole Williams, Serena Uliano, Paul Lavoie, Carina Gargano, Carly Simard, Elian Bourgoin, Roman Fabrizio, Jared Burns, Jackson Burns, Shaun Collopy, Kiara Phair, Kathryn Scharn.
TAPs (Tuition Assistance for Parochial Students):Mike Petrilli reporting:There were nine applicants who each received a $500 award; this is under the budget of $5,000 for the year.
The award recipients are:Julia and Laura Balzano; Addison Banks; Ava Bettencourt; Thersa Hevey; Brian, Grace, and Thomas Reitano; and Whitney Stella.