At the January 14, 2013 annual community appreciation dinner, the Londonderry Lions Club were pleased to recognize members of the community that give of themselves by sacrificing their personal and family time to provide special services to the community.
This year, the following community givers were recognized:
Ms. Katie Sullivan, Londonderry High School Assistant Principal, for her work with Londonderry School students and in particular, being the founder of and advisor to “Pay it forward” – a high school non-profit group that does volunteer work for the community. She is also recognized for the veterans breakfast she organized and coordinates at the high school each year.
Ms. Kathy Wagner is being recognized for her contribution to the Londonderry community including her role on the Old Home Day Committee for the past decade, serving as Chairman for the last several years. She formed, and continues to volunteer for the Warm Homes Organization, served as a Library Trustee and a Town Councilor and has also served on the Heritage Commission and the Planning Board.
Mr. Steve Young, co-creator of a virtual visitor’s center, VisitLondonderry.com, an interactive virtual commerce and visitors center bringing up to minute news of current Londonderry activities. Mr. Young has been very generous with providing space in his online publication to advertise Londonderry Lions fundraiser activities and events. He remains very involved in town government, with particular emphasis in the schools while serving as a member of the School board.
Mr. Winston Dorman, a Londonderry resident and business owner has for many years picked up and delivered the Christmas trees from the St Johnsbury, Vermont tree farm to the Lions hall for their major fundraiser. His work and effort loading and unloading these trees is more then enough for this recognition but Mr. Dorman has also donated a portion of his trucking fees back to the Lions club for the club to use for community projects.
Also congratulated were the Londonderry Lions members for their selfless efforts put forth in support of all the very successful fundraising activities this past year. The Lions Club has fundraiser activities throughout each year. Through the efforts of the Londonderry Lions Club members, more than $20,000 is returned to the local community each year in the form of High School scholarships, eye glasses and hearing aids assistance to those in need, as well as funding and providing turkeys and produce for Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets distributed to needy families in cooperation with the Londonderry schools’ food drive, the Londonderry Fire Department and many contributing organizations.
The club is hardworking and devoted to serving the community and looking for like minded individuals to join.