Pam has been involved in many local non-profits and charities over the years. Pam has been a member of the Ausbon Sargent Land Trust Special Events Committees. www.aslpt.org. Pam has served as a water monitor for the Lake Sunapee Protective Association www.lspa.org and on many boards and committees associated with the local schools while her daughters Shelly and Ashley were attending. Assisting many couples and families in purchasing homes in our region- Pam seeks ways to help them meet new neighbors. Many of the charities and non-profits have vibrant and dynamic boards and committees. If you are looking for ways to get involved and give back – consider these fine organizations:
The Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust www.ausbonsargent.org -The land trusts mission to preserve the rural landscape of the Mt. Kearsarge/Lake Sunapee region has resulted in the preservation of over 9000 acres consisting of 117 properties and over 7 miles of shoreline including 4700’ on Lake Sunapee The land trust is always seeking volunteers to monitor conservation easements, host progressive dinner parties and donate time and energy to this valuable organization – whether you have an hour, a day or ability to help on a regular basis.
The Kearsarge School District www.keasarge.org– is always seeking volunteers for PTO programs, tutoring, coaching, chaperones and other.
The Council on Aging – www.kearsargecoa.com – provides over 27 seasonal programs and services to area seniors. An impressive force of 200 volunteers contribute more than 8000 hours of services annually to a membership of over 2400. Opportunities range from contributions of small carpentry/repair jobs, driving seniors to wellness visits or the grocery store, newsletter production and even biking and kayaking groups.
New London Hospital – www.newlondonhospital.org – serves the 13 town region and seeks volunteers in a variety of areas including childcare, Clough Center companions, mail room, patient support, recycling, front desk and the Friends Shop.
New London Historical Society – www.newlondonhistoricalsociety.org/– Founded in 1954 the society is committed to preserving and presenting the history of the region. The society’s collection includes a small village of 19th century buildings, over two dozen horsedrawn vehicles and thousands of other artifacts reflecting everyday life in rural New England. There are volunteer opportunities to work on the “Tuesday Gang” constructing exhibit platforms and other physical tasks; the docent program providing guided tours, collection voluntters adding new acquisitions to the database and hospitality members providing goodies for social occasions.
The Fells in Newbury – www.thefells.org – one of New England’s finest examples of an early 20th-century summer estate. Discover 84 acres of beauty and tranquility and the legacy of its founder, diplomat and statesman John Milton Hay. Consider volunteering to host guided tours and help tend the extensive and rare gardens.
The Center Meeting House – www.centermeetinghouse.org – stands in the center of the Town of Newbury and serves as a symbol of where the town has been and where they are going. This architectural gem was built 175 years ago and has been carefully and lovingly restored over the past 6 years. Volunteers of time energy and talents are always more than welcome.
The New London Barn Players –www.nlbarn.org – the oldest consistently running summer stock theater in New Hampshire. The Barn Players under artistic director Keith Cunningham received 31 New Hampshire theater nominations in 2013. A lively vibrant and wonderful addition to summer life in the Lake Sunapee region.