Latest News - October
The Playground is Complete!
If you build it they will come, and build it we did. The Lochmere Meadows Playground is officially open for play. The 50+ children that live at our Tilton affordable housing development now have a safe place to play, and the families have a convenient place to gather.
We want to once again thank EPTAM Plastics, Lakes Region Community Services, the Annette P. Schmitt Foundation, the Greater Lakes Region Children’s Auction, Franklin Savings Bank, Heart and Hands Thrift Store, and KaBOOM! for their financial support of the playground. Also, a big thank you to our in-kind donors and volunteers from: RediMix Concrete, ProQuip Equipment Rentals, Pike Industries, Squam Lakes Conservation Society, Meredith Village Savings Bank, Lakes Region Community College, New Beginnings, Governor Sununu, and his staff and the NH Public Utilities Commission.
Great Turnout at Putt Putt Tournament
Over 80 mini-golfers enjoyed a beautiful day on the mini-golf course and helped raise $10,000 for affordable housing, resident services, transitional housing, and scholarships for day camps.
Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor, Meredith Village Savings Bank; Ball Sponsor, AutoServ; Putter Sponsor, Nesseralla & Company; and Hole-In-One Sponsor, Modern Outdoor Landscape. We’d also like to thank our Tee Sponsors, participants, raffle prize donors, host, and the Common Man Restaurant/Tilt'n Diner.
Thank You for Your Board Service
Jason Hicks and Christopher Walkley step down from LRCD’s Board of Directors this month after reaching their six-year maximum term.
Jason is the Chief Financial Officer of New Hampshire Mutual Bancorp. He served as LRCD's Board Chair for the past two years, overseeing the organization’s first transition to a new executive director. In addition, Jason served on the Audit, Executive, Finance & Asset Management, and Investment Committees. As a skilled finance professional, Jason enjoyed digging into our financial reports and helping us improve them. He dedicated a tremendous amount of his time and energy to LRCD – his belief in our mission is clearly evident. His calm and steady leadership will be missed by our Board and staff alike.
Chris is a Vice President – Commercial Banker at Bank of New Hampshire. He served on the Acquisitions, Audit, Finance & Asset Management, Governance, and Investment Committees. In addition to his finance skills, Chris brought enthusiasm and new ideas to the Board, and he helped other Board members feel confident in making difficult decisions.
We are extremely grateful to Jason and Chris for their leadership and service.
Solar on Avery Hill
Our team from ReVision Energy is hard at work installing the solar system at our Avery Hill development in Laconia. The project, described in detail in our July News, will help save each of the 12 families living at Avery Hill an average of $650 per year. The install should be completed by the end of the month.
Thank you again to the Thomas W. Haas Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, NH's Renewable Energy Fund, and NH Community Development Finance Authority’s Clean Energy Fund for helping fund this project.
Community Building in Laconia
LRCD’s Laconia residents get in on the Pumpkin Fest fun. Pumpkin carving event held at our Batchelder Street School property.
Green Tip - Reverse Ceiling Fans
As a NeighborWorks America Green Designated Organization we have incorporated green practices across all lines of business. As an organization it is important to us that we remain steadfast stewards of our precious resources and inspire our neighbors to see the value and ease of incorporating green practices into their lives. We hope you enjoy our monthly Green Tip.
Did you know your ceiling fan can help you save on heating costs? If you have a ceiling fan in your home, you can reverse the spin direction so that it runs clockwise. This redistribution of air could save you up to 15% on heating costs. Most fan models have a reverse switch on the base. This adjustment should cause the air to be drawn up toward the ceiling instead of downward. This reverse setting pushes the air up against the ceiling and down the walls, to gently recirculate warm air without creating a cooling wind effect. This method of redistributing air helps to heat a room.
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