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.
Because of the Covid shutdown, the family day picnic for 2020 was not held. The Scholarship Drawing was held as reported in the August, 2020 newsletter. Checks were written for 17 awards of $1,000 each, out of 19 applications. Two families had two students each, and per by-laws, one student from each family was chosen.
Also, awards for the TAPS program were announced in the September newsletter. Every applicant was granted an award of $500; the total given was $5,500.
Applications must be mailed and postmarked by July 15.
2019 Family Picnic and Scholarship Drawing – Joe Stafford reports
Council 4442's Family Day Picnic, TAPs and Scholarship Drawing was held on July 28, 2019 and attended by approximately 83 members, family and friends. The weather was outstanding, no one complained (I didn't hear any). The preparation started on Saturday, July 27th, with setting up the tents, tables and chairs and purchasing and preparing of the food. We also purchased one LP 20 pound Tank, in as much as, we were missing one. A special thanks go out to Ralph Meile and Bill Richards for being one of the first, and later Dave Thompson, in on Sunday morning to start the food preparation. Also, a special thanks to Chanel Simard and Dennis Coleman for grilling/cooking outside under the tents. Father Vincent blessed us with his presence, and Dick Collopy offered the opening prayer. The food lasted, with extra/leftovers to spare. The DJ was performed by Simon McCaffery from Good Time DJ.
I want to personally thank Al Hamel and George Masciarelli, who through their perseverance and charm collected $176.00 for the 50/50 drawing. Butch Kealey 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 tents, grills, table and chairs on Saturday, July 27th, and the cooking and preparation on Sunday, July 28th. Not in any particular order:
Saturday, July 27th - Tent/Tables/Chairs/Grills set-up:
District Deputy Bill Richards, GK Ron Bourque, Chanel Simard, Ralph Miele, George Masciarelli, Gene Bryant, Paul St. Amand, Don Simmons, Charlie Walsh, Peter Klecan, Julian Roy, Dave Thompson, Ed Lynch, Larry Belair, Dennis Coleman ,Joe Stafford.
Sunday, July 28th - Cooking & Preparation and take-down:
Ralph Miele, Bill Richards, Ed Lynch, Grill Master Dennis Coleman, Grill Master Chanel Simard, Mike Petrilli, Paul St. Amand, Al Hamel, Dick Collopy, Gene Bryant, Jim Quinn, Ken Ackerley, Don Simmons, Dave Thompson, Dave Dillon, George Masciarelli, and many positive thoughts & actions of others.......
Again, a big Thank You! (And apologies to anyone I missed!)
TAPs (Tuition Assistance Program): The following families received $1,000.00 for Parochial School assistance: The Norris family and the Quinn Family.
Scholarship Drawing: There were 28 qualified applicants. There were a total of twenty, $1,000.00 scholarships. The twenty $1,000.00 Scholarship awardees, chosen by lottery, are: Emma Thompson, Dale Beaulieu, Heather Alfano, Kyle Faucher, Gabrielle Defeo, Kelsey Norris, Kaitlyn Miele, Serena Uliano, Emily Millet, Nicole Gargano, Carly Simard, Jordan Garron, Ryan Donald, Chantel LaRochelle, Joseph Costa, Roman Fabrizio, Jared Burns, Jodi Gosselin, Brett George, Mairead Ganley.
The Council Scholarship Checks were mailed out July 29, 2019.
Respectfully & Fraternally submitted, Joe Stafford, Scholarship Chairman