Community Contacts 2013

Community Contacts
2013
A Directory of Merrimack Area Nonprofit
Groups and Organizations
Compiled by the
Merrimack Public Library
470 Daniel Webster Highway
Merrimack, NH 03054-3694
(603) 424-5021
www.merrimack.lib.nh.us
Compiled 11/12
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AARP
ACTORSINGERS
Adult Community Center—See JOHN O’LEARY ADULT COMMUNITY CENTER, INC.
Aircraft, Radio control—See SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE FLYING EAGLES R/C CLUB
American Association of Retired Persons—See AARP
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN
American Legion—See MERRIMACK MEMORIAL POST 98, THE AMERICAN LEGION
American Legion Auxiliary—See MERRIMACK MEMORIAL POST 98, THE AMERICAN LEGION
AMERICAN RED CROSS
Animal Abuse—See ANIMAL RESCUE LEAGUE OF NH
HUMANE SOCIETY FOR GREATER NASHUA
Apple Computers—See SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE APPLE CORE (SNAC)
Archery—See WATANIC BOWMEN
Arts and crafts—See THE CRAFTWORKERS’ GUILD
NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND CHAPTER EMBROIDERER'S GUILD OF AMERICA
B
Barbershop singing—See THE GRANITE STATESMEN
BEDFORD BOOMERS
Blood banks—See AMERICAN RED CROSS
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
Breastfeeding—See LA LECHE LEAGUE - MERRIMACK VALLEY LA LECHE LEAGUE
Business—See MERRIMACK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
SCORE SMALL BUSINESS COUNSELING
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Cancer—See CHILDHOOD CANCER LIFELINE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
Canoeing—See MERRIMACK VALLEY PADDLERS
THE CAREGIVERS, INC.
Catholic Organizations—See KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, QUEEN OF PEACE COUNCIL #6725
OUR LADY OF MERCY LADIES’ GUILD
Chamber of Commerce—See MERRIMACK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
CHILDHOOD CANCER LIFELINE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
Computers—See SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE APPLE CORE (SNAC)
Concert Association—See MERRIMACK CONCERT ASSOCIATION
THE CONNECTION CENTER
Conservation—see LOWER MERRIMACK RIVER LOCAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
MERRIMACK CONSERVATION COMMISSION
MERRIMACK RIVER WATERSHED COUNCIL
NH COVERTS PROJECT
PEABODY MILL ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER
SOUHEGAN RIVER LOCAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
SOUHEGAN WATERSHED ASSOCIATION
THE CRAFTWORKERS’ GUILD
Crimeline—See MERRIMACK CRIMELINE, INC.
D/E
Daughters of the American Revolution—See MATTHEW THORNTON CHAPTER D.A.R
Democrats—See MERRIMACK TOWN DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE
Disaster relief—See AMERICAN RED CROSS
E
Educational Programs—See RIVIER INSTITUTE FOR SENIOR EDUCATION (RISE)
Embroidery—See NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND CHAPTER EMBROIDERER'S GUILD OF AMERICA
EXCHANGE CLUB OF MERRIMACK
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FAMILIES IN TRANSITION
Ferrets—See 4 LI’L PAWS FERRET SHELTER
Food Pantries—See RIVERSIDE CHRISTIAN FOOD PANTRY
ST. JAMES COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY
SAINT JOHN NEUMANN CHURCH FOOD PANTRY
Friends and Families—See MERRIMACK FRIENDS AND FAMILIES
FRIENDS OF THE MERRIMACK PUBLIC LIBRARY
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GATEWAYS COMMUNITY SERVICES
GIRL SCOUTS OF MERRIMACK
Garden Club—See MERRIMACK GARDEN CLUB
GRANITE STATE SENIOR GAMES
GRANITE STATESMEN
GREATER NASHUA/MERRIMACK WOMEN’S SOFTBALL LEAGUE
GREATER NASHUA MOTHERS CLUB
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Health Organizations—See CHILDHOOD CANCER LIFELINE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE CARE
OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS
HEEL & TOE SQUARE DANCE CLUB
Heritage—See MERRIMACK HERITAGE COMMISSION
History—See MERRIMACK HERITAGE COMMISSION
MERRIMACK HISTORICAL SOCIETY
HOLISTIC MOMS NETWORK, HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY CHAPTER
HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE CARE
Hospice—See HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE CARE
Housing Assistance—See FAMILIES IN TRANSITION
NASHUA SOUP KITCHEN AND SHELTER, INC.
HUMANE SOCIETY FOR GREATER NASHUA
I/J
James Mastricola See MASTRICOLA
JOHN O’LEARY ADULT COMMUNITY CENTER, INC.
JOHN O’LEARY ADULT COMMUNITY CENTER, INC., BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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Kayaking—See MERRIMACK VALLEY PADDLERS
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, QUEEN OF PEACE COUNCIL #6725
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LA LECHE LEAGUE - MERRIMACK VALLEY LA LECHE LEAGUE
Library—See FRIENDS OF THE MERRIMACK PUBLIC LIBRARY
LIONESS CLUB OF MERRIMACK
LIONS CLUB OF MERRIMACK
LOWER MERRIMACK RIVER LOCAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
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MASTRICOLA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - PARENTS AND TEACHERS TOGETHER
MASTRICOLA UPPER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PARENT-FACULTY ASSN
MATTHEW THORNTON CHAPTER D.A.R.
Meals on Wheels delivery—See ST. JOSEPH COMMUNITY SERVICES, INC.
MEALS ON WHEELS VOLUNTEER DRIVER PROGRAM
Men’s organizations—See GRANITE STATESMEN
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, QUEEN OF PEACE COUNCIL #6725
MERRIMACK MEN’S SLO PITCH SOFTBALL LEAGUE
MERRIMACK MEMORIAL POST 98, THE AMERICAN LEGION
VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS, MERRIMACK POST #8641
MERRIMACK AGRICULTURAL
MERRIMACK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
MERRIMACK COMMUNITY GARDEN see MERRIMACK AGRICULTURAL COMMISSION
MERRIMACK CONCERT ASSOCIATION
MERRIMACK CONSERVATION COMMISSION
MERRIMACK CRIMELINE, INC
MERRIMACK FARMERS MARKET see MERRIMACK AGRICULTURAL COMMISSION
MERRIMACK FRIENDS AND FAMILIES
MERRIMACK GARDEN CLUB
MERRIMACK HERITAGE COMMISSION
MERRIMACK HIGH SCHOOL PARENT TEACHER GROUP
MERRIMACK HISTORICAL SOCIETY
MERRIMACK MEMORIAL POST 98, THE AMERICAN LEGION
MERRIMACK MEN'S SLO PITCH SOFTBALL LEAGUE
MERRIMACK MIDDLE SCHOOL PTG
Merrimack Public Library—See FRIENDS OF THE MERRIMACK PUBLIC LIBRARY
MERRIMACK REPUBLICAN TOWN COMMITTEE
Merrimack River—See LOWER MERRIMACK RIVER LOCAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
MERRIMACK RIVER WATERSHED COUNCIL
MERRIMACK RIVER WATERSHED COUNCIL
MERRIMACK ROADRUNNERS BOOSTER CLUB
MERRIMACK SENIOR CITIZENS CLUB
MERRIMACK SNO-BUDS SNOWMOBILE CLUB
MERRIMACK TOWN DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE
MERRIMACK VALLEY PADDLERS
Merrimack YMCA—See YMCA OF GREATER NASHUA/MERRIMACK BRANCH
MERRIMACK YOUTH ASSOCIATION (MYA)
Model Railroading—see BEDFORD BOOMERS
Mothers Club—See GREATER NASHUA MOTHERS CLUB
Music—See GRANITE STATESMEN
MERRIMACK CONCERT ASSOCIATION
NASHUA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
PROFILE CHORUS
MYA—See MERRIMACK YOUTH ASSOCIATION (MYA)
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NASHUA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
NASHUA REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION
NASHUA SOUP KITCHEN AND SHELTER, INC.
NH COVERTS PROJECT
NH RIGHT RIDERS
NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND CHAPTER EMBROIDERER'S GUILD OF AMERICA
Nutrition/food programs—See NASHUA SOUP KITCHEN AND SHELTER, INC.
RIVERSIDE CHRISTIAN CHURCH FOOD PANTRY
ST. JAMES COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY
SAINT JOHN NEUMANN CHURCH FOOD PANTRY
ST. JOSEPH COMMUNITY SERVICES, INC
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Off-road recreation—See MERRIMACK SNO-BUDS SNOWMOBILE CLUB
NH RIGHT RIDERS
O’Leary Adult Community Center—See JOHN O’LEARY ADULT COMMUNITY CENTER, INC.
OUR LADY OF MERCY LADIES’ GUILD
OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS
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Parents—See GREATER NASHUA MOTHERS CLUB
HOLISTIC MOMS NETWORK, HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY CHAPTER
LA LECHE LEAGUE - MERRIMACK VALLEY LA LECHE LEAGUE
MASTRICOLA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - PARENTS AND TEACHERS TOGETHER
MASTRICOLA UPPER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PARENT-FACULTY ASSN
MERRIMACK HIGH SCHOOL PARENT TEACHER GROUP
MERRIMACK MIDDLE SCHOOL PTG
P.T.T.F. (PARENTS AND TEACHERS OF THORNTONS FERRY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL)
REEDS FERRY PARENT FACULTY ASSOCIATION (P.F.A.)
PEABODY MILL ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER
Planning Commission—See NASHUA REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION
Politics—See MERRIMACK REPUBLICAN TOWN COMMITTEE
MERRIMACK TOWN DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE
PROFILE CHORUS
P.T.T.F. (PARENTS AND TEACHERS OF THORNTONS FERRY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL)
Q/R
Radio-controlled flying—See SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE FLYING EAGLES R/C CLUN
Red Cross—See AMERICAN RED CROSS
REEDS FERRY PARENT FACULTY ASSOCIATION (P.F.A.)
REEDS FERRY WOMEN’S CLUB
Republicans—See MERRIMACK REPUBLICAN TOWN COMMITTEE
Retired Persons—See AARP
MERRIMACK SENIOR CITIZENS CLUB
RIVERSIDE CHRISTIAN CHURCH FOOD PANTRY
ROTARY CLUB OF MERRIMACK
S
ST. JAMES COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY
SAINT JOHN NEUMANN CHURCH FOOD PANTRY
ST. JOSEPH COMMUNITY SERVICES, INC.
SCORE SMALL BUSINESS COUNSELING
Senior Citizen Services—See AARP
Service Organizations—See MERRIMACK LIONS CLUB
MERRIMACK LIONESS CLUB
REEDS FERRY WOMEN’S CLUB
ROTARY CLUB OF MERRIMACK
SILVA SWINGERS SQUARE DANCE CLUB
Singing—See ACTORSINGERS
GRANITE STATESMEN
MERRIMACK CONCERT ASSOCIATION
PROFILE CHORUS
Snowmobiling—See MERRIMACK SNO-BUDS SNOWMOBILE CLUB
Social Service Agencies—See FAMILES IN TRANSITION
GATEWAY COMMUNITY SERVICES
ST. JOSEPH COMMUNITY SERVICES, INC.
SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE SERVICES, INC.
Softball—See GREATER NASHUA/MERRIMACK WOMEN’S SOFTBALL LEAGUE
MERRIMACK MEN'S SLO PITCH SOFTBALL LEAGUE
Sons of American Legion—See MERRIMACK MEMORIAL POST 98, THE AMERICAN LEGION
SOUHEGAN RIVER LOCAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
SOUHEGAN WATERSHED ASSOCIATION
Soup Kitchen—See NASHUA SOUP KITCHEN AND SHELTER, INC.
SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE APPLE CORE (SNAC)
SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE FLYING EAGES R/C CLUB
SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE SERVICES, INC.
Square dancing—See HEEL & TOE SQUARE DANCE CLUB
SILVA SWINGERS SQUARE DANCE CLUB
SPECIAL OLYMPICS NEW HAMPSHIRE – LOWER MERRIMACK REGION
Sports—See GRANITE STATE SENIOR GAMES
GREATER NASHUA/MERRIMACK WOMEN’S SOFTBALL LEAGUE
MERRIMACK MEN'S SLO PITCH SOFTBALL LEAGUE
MERRIMACK ROADRUNNERS BOOSTER CLUB
MERRIMACK YOUTH ASSOCIATION (MYA)
MERRIMACK YMCA
SPECIAL OLYMPICS NEW HAMPSHIRE – LOWER MERRIMACK REGION
Sweet Adelines—See PROFILE CHORUS
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Teachers—See JAMES MASTRICOLA UPPER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PARENT-FACULTY ASSN
MASTRICOLA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - PARENTS AND TEACHERS TOGETHER
MERRIMACK HIGH SCHOOL PARENT-TEACHER GROUP
MERRIMACK MIDDLE SCHOOL PTG
P.T.T.F. (PARENTS AND TEACHERS OF THORNTONS FERRY ELEM. SCHOOL)
REEDS FERRY PARENT FACULTY ASSOCIATION (P.F.A.)
Theater—See ACTORSINGERS
U/V/W/X
Veterans’ Organizations—See MERRIMACK MEMORIAL POST 98, THE AMERICAN LEGION
VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS, MERRIMACK POST #8641
V.O.W.S.—VOICES OF WAR SPOUSES
VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS, MERRIMACK POST #8641
V.O.W.S.—VOICES OF WAR SPOUSES
WATANIC BOWMEN
WHEELER MEMORIAL CHAPEL TRUST
Women’s Club—See REEDS FERRY WOMEN’S CLUB
Women’s Organizations—See AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN
GREATER NASHUA/MERRIMACK WOMEN’S SOFTBALL LEAGUE
GREATER NASHUA MOTHERS CLUB
HOLISTIC MOMS NETWORK, HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY CHAPTER
LA LECHE LEAGUE
MERRIMACK LIONESS CLUB
MERRIMACK FRIENDS AND FAMILIES
MERRIMACK MEMORIAL POST #98, THE AMERICAN LEGION (AUXILIARY)
OUR LADY OF MERCY LADIES’ GUILD
PROFILE CHORUS
REEDS FERRY WOMEN’S CLUB
Y/Z
YMCA OF GREATER NASHUA/MERRIMACK BRANCH
THE YOUTH COUNCIL
Youth Organizations—See BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
THE CONNECTION CENTER
GIRL SCOUTS OF MERRIMACK
MERRIMACK MEMORIAL POST 98, (SONS OF AMERICAN LEGION)
MERRIMACK YOUTH ASSOCIATION (MYA)
YMCA OF GREATER NASHUA/MERRIMACK BRANCH
THE YOUTH COUNCIL
AARP
Nashua Area Chapter 622 AARP
P.O. Box 3432
Nashua, NH 03061-3432
Contact: Peter Desautels, President
(603) 889-6437
Chapter goals are to provide community service in collaboration with the local network of
services for the aging; promote fellowship; provide education and socialization for members;
and plan new directions for people age 50 and over, serving their needs and interests.
Programs include chapter meetings, newsletter, legislative updates, educational speakers,
participation in state sponsored events and special local events. Luncheon meetings are held
at 11:30 am on the 2nd Thursday of the month at the Holiday Inn at Exit 4 in Nashua.
Membership fee is $5 for regular members and $10 for associate members (under age 50).
Updates 1/2013
ACTORSINGERS
219 Lake Street
Nashua, NH 03061-0091
(603) 889-9691
www.actorsingers.org
Contact: [email protected]
The Actorsingers is a nonprofit community theater organization dedicated to performing highquality musicals. The Actorsingers produce two adult major musicals per season, as well as a
children's musical (Junior Actorsingers) each spring and a teen musical each summer (Teen
Actorsingers). All auditions and rehearsals are held at Actorsingers Hall, 219 Lake Street,
Nashua, NH. The Broadway shows are staged at the Edmund Keefe Auditorium, Elm Street,
Nashua. Board meetings are held monthly. An annual meeting is held in June. The semiannual meeting is held in January. Membership dues are $10.00 for an individual and $15 for a
family. Visit the website for information about upcoming shows.
Updated 1/2012
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN (AAUW)
Southern NH Branch
PO Box 426
Amherst, NH 03031
www.aauwnh.org
Contact: Ingrid Michaelis, President
(603) 494-6671
The AAUW is a national and international organization that promotes equity for women through
advocacy, research and education. In addition to branch-wide activities, which include social
events and fundraisers to support our scholarship, we offer smaller interest groups that include
a book discussion group, a gourmet dinner group, and a daytimers group that ventures to local
attractions. Monthly meetings are held at various locations within the local area from
September through June of each year. Membership is open to women of all ages from
southern New Hampshire that hold a degree or associate degree from an accredited college
or university. Annual dues are $60.
Updated 1/2013
AMERICAN RED CROSS, NEW HAMPSHIRE GATEWAY CHAPTER
28 Concord Street
Nashua, NH 03064
(603) 889-6664
Fax: (603) 886-1316
www.redcross.org
Contacts: Lucie Thibodeau, Office Manager
[email protected]
Ian Dyar, Disaster Services Reg. Dir
[email protected]
The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its
Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement,
will provide relief to victims of disaster and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to
emergencies. There are no membership restrictions. Most Health and Safety Courses have fees. All
emergency services are free. Available programs include:
• Disaster—food, clothing, lodging, eye glasses, prescription medications, and mental health
services to victims of disaster.
• Liaison for emergency communications to/from military personnel in times of crisis.
• Health & Safety—adult, infant and/or child CPR; first aid; automated external defibrillator (AED);
babysitter training; water safety courses; school safety programs offering free Basic Aid Training
(BAT.) and First Aid for Children Training (FACT); Preventing Disease Transmission-Bloodborne
Pathogens; and Pet First Aid.
Updated 1/2013
ANIMAL RESCUE LEAGUE OF NH
545 Route 101
Bedford, NH 03110
(603) 472-3647
Fax: (603) 471-9036
www.rescueleague.org
Contact: Danielle Snyder, Adoption Director
[email protected]
The league is a community resource dedicated to saving the lives of homeless pets; caring
for companion animals afflicted by neglect, abandonment and cruelty; enhancing the
relationship between people and pets through adoption education, compassion, and
promotion of animal welfare. Shelter adoption hours: Tues. and Thurs., 1-7 pm; Fri., Sat.,
and Sun., 12-5 pm.
Updated 10/2012
BEDFORD BOOMERS
39 Old Sawmill Road
Bedford, NH 03110-6225
(603) 472-3137
www.boomers-rr.com
[email protected]
Contact: Ralph Reed, Yard Master
(603) 424-1319
[email protected]
George Kenson, Publicity
(603) 424-3961
Bedford Boomers is an informational association of hobbyists with the goals of promoting
model railroading and assisting people of all ages to enjoy the hobby. The group participates in
local, regional, and national events and interacts with the public at all functions. A public model
-railroading exhibition is held the first Sunday in November. Meetings are held on the fourth
Tuesday of the month at 7:15 pm at the Bedford Public Library. There are no dues.
Updated 10/2012
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
Daniel Webster Council, (603) 625-6431
Boy Scout Troop 15
Sponsor: Saint John Neumann Church, meets at church hall Tuesday eve.
Scoutmaster: Mark Collins, (603) 424-2949, [email protected]
Committee Chair: Pamela Meany, (603) 595-1634, [email protected]
Boy Scout Troop 401 http://troop15.us
Sponsor: St. James Church; meets there on Monday eve.
Scoutmaster: Ken Sanborn, (603) 387-6637, [email protected]
Committee Chair: Marsha Kofman, (603) 429-0794, [email protected]
Boy Scout Troop 424 http://nhtroop424.org
Sponsor: Our Lady of Mercy Church; meets there on Thursday eve. at 7 pm
Scoutmaster:
Committee Chair: Steve Mroz, (603)889-4474, [email protected]
Cub Scout Pack 401 http://www.pack401merrimack.org
Sponsor: St. James Church; meets there the 3rd Sunday of the month.
Committee Chair: Kevin Berube, (603) 424-0396, [email protected]
Cub Scout Pack 424
Sponsor: Our Lady of Mercy Church; meets there Sunday daytime.
Cub Scout Pack 525 http:/www.pack525.com
Sponsor: The VFW; meets there on Monday eve.
Cubmaster: Phil Honkala, (603) 420-8190, [email protected]
Committee Chair: Jill Langley, (603) 674-0356, [email protected]
Updated 5/2012
THE CAREGIVERS, INC.
19 Harvey Road
Bedford, NH 03110
(603) 622-4948
Fax: (603) 384-3901
www.caregiversnh.org
Contacts: Donny R. Guillemette, President & CEO,
ext. 23
[email protected]
Eric Emmering, Development & Resource
Mgr, ext. 24
[email protected]
The CareGivers, Inc. is a small, private, grassroots nonprofit with the mission to help the frail,
elderly, and disabled maintain their independence and dignity through the spirit of
volunteerism. The CareGivers recruits, screens, trains, and coordinates volunteers to offer
presence and assistance to those in need through transportation, a mobile food pantry, companionship, community workshops, and service projects. Programs and services are free of
charge and help vulnerable individuals remain independent in their homes and connected to
their communities.
Updated 10/2012
CHILDHOOD CANCER LIFELINE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
P.O. Box 395
Hillsboro, NH 03244
(603) 645-1489
www.childhoodcancerlifeline.org
[email protected]
Contact: Sylvia Pelletier, President
This organization’s purpose is to empower NH families battling childhood cancer through the
provision of resources, information, and hope. We provide direct financial assistance and host
family outings, including a family camp in conjunction with YMCA Camp Coniston. The Board
of Directors meetings monthly in Bedford, NH.
Updated 10/2012
THE CONNECTION CENTER
280-D Daniel Webster Hwy
Merrimack, NH 03054
(603) 262-5726
www.connectioncenter.org
Contact: Ron Moore, Jr., Director
The Connection Center is a safe place where families and individuals can learn and grow
together to build and live a purpose-filled life. Services include classes and workshops for
individuals and families on finances, marriage, and building practical life skills. Certain classes
may have a license fee, but most are free. Class schedules vary throughout the year, so
please call for details.
Updated 12/2012
THE CRAFTWORKERS’ GUILD
5 Meetinghouse Road
Bedford, NH 03110
(603) 472-8109
Contacts: Carol Davis, President
(603) 472-5821
Kathleen Dillard, Membership
(603) 966-7696
The Guild is a community-based nonprofit organization which promotes an appreciation for
arts and crafts and fosters excellence in craftsmanship. The Guild shop typically hosts 3
juried shows each year with free admission and parking. A portion of the sales from these
shows supports the Guild's education fund which offers programs (speakers, demonstrations) which are open to the public and also awards grants to Bedford schools for innovative arts and crafts programs. Monthly meetings are held from September to May, usually
on the 2nd Monday of the month at the historic Oliver Kendall House behind the Bedford
Library. Members are expected to assist with the many volunteer activities necessary to
support the Guild’s efforts. Annual dues are $20 and membership is open not only to artists
and crafters, but to anyone interested in supporting the arts and crafts.
Updated 2/2011
EXCHANGE CLUB OF MERRIMACK
P.O. Box 223
(603) 424-4589
Contact: Brenda Grady, Secretary
[email protected]
The Exchange Club is a community service organization of business and professional men
and women. The major emphasis is on service to the community, especially to youth.
Prevention of child abuse and recognition of the top students at Merrimack High School are
among our activities. The organization supports other activities for children and youth,
including Cans for Kids, Candidates’ Night, gun locks (with Police Dept.), Top 10 Scholars, a
high school scholarship, and financial support to Merrimack food pantries. Meetings are held
on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month at 6:30 pm at Jade Dragon Restaurant.
Membership dues are collected quarterly. New members are welcome.
Updated 1/2012
FAMILIES IN TRANSITION
122 Market Street
Manchester, NH 03104
(603) 641-9441
www.fitnh.org
Contacts: Michele Talwani, Dir. Of Economic Dev. &
Marketing, ext. 239
[email protected]
Meaghan Hull, Coord. of Volunteers &
Families in Transition VISTA program
(603) 935-7900, ext. 1717
Families in Transition is a non-profit agency that has served thousands of homeless men,
women, and children in the southern New Hampshire area over the past 17 years. It’s mission
is to provide safe, affordable housing and comprehensive social services to individuals and
families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, enabling them to gain selfsufficiency and respect. As one of the largest housing and supportive service providers in
southern New Hampshire, and having experienced unprecedented growth due to increased
need, Families in Transition continues to proudly honor its tradition of success for people who
complete the program by transitioning into permanent housing.
Updated 10/2012
FRIENDS OF THE MERRIMACK PUBLIC LIBRARY
470 Daniel Webster Highway
Contacts:
Merrimack, NH 03054
(603) 424-5021
Fax: (603) 424-7312
www.merrimack.lib.nh.us/friends/index.shtml
Stacia Kriebel, President
[email protected]
Dora Friedman, Treasurer
[email protected]
The purpose of the Friends of the Merrimack Public Library is to promote increased awareness and
use of the Merrimack Public Library. Activities include sponsoring special fundraisers and events,
and purchasing various items of need for the library. Meetings are scheduled as needed; members
are contacted via email about upcoming meeting dates. Meetings are held at the library - either in
the Director's Office or in the Klumpp Meeting Room at the library. Membership fees are: students/
$5.00, individual adult/$10.00, family/$20.00 and supporting/$10.00.
Updated 10/2012
GATEWAYS COMMUNITY SERVICES
144 Canal Street
Nashua, NH 03064
(603) 882-6333
Fax: (603) 889-5460
Contact: [email protected]
Gateways Community Services believes that all people of are great value and strives to be
innovative when providing quality support needed for individuals to lead meaningful lives in
their community. Services are offered for infants with developmental delays, children and
adults with disabilities, and elders in need of support.
Updated 10/2012
GIRL SCOUTS OF MERRIMACK
PO Box 1593
Merrimack, NH 03054
Council office: (603) 627-4158
Council fax : (603) 627-4169
www.merrimackgirlscouts.org
Www.girlscoutsgwm.org
Contact: [email protected]
Founded in 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low, Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and
character, who make the world a better place. Membership is open to girls in grades K-12.
Adult volunteers are always welcome. Pathways for participation include troops, camp, series,
events, virtual and travel.
Updated 12/2012
GRANITE STATE MODELER’S CLUB
http://home.comcast.net/~vf84
Contact:: [email protected]
The Granite State Modelers enjoy building plastic models and sharing their expertise and
experiences with others. The club exists to bring together those with similar interests and to
foster the modeling hobby. Demonstrations, competitions and contests are held throughout the
year. Meetings are held at 7 pm on the 3rd Monday of every month in the auditorium on the
lower level of the Nashua Public Library. Visitors are welcome. Membership is open to
modelers of any skill level for $12 per year.
Updated 12/2012
GRANITE STATE SENIOR GAMES
PO Box 775
Newport, NH 03773-0775
(603) 504-8425
www.NHSeniorGames.org
Contact: Larry Flint, Chairman/BOD
(603) 504-8425
[email protected]
The mission of the Granite State Senior Games (GSSG) is to promote, organize and develop
physical challenges for the 50-plus population in NH. The GSSG encourages fitness and well
-being by providing athletic competition in a variety of sports. The Annual State Games are
held in various venues for athletes of all abilities, usually in August and over a one-month
period of time. The Games are open to all ages 50 and up. Modest entry fees apply for
participation. New competitors, sponsors and volunteers are welcome.
Updated 10/2012
GRANITE STATESMEN
P.O. Box 3880
Nashua, NH 03061-3880
(603) 886-SING (7464)
www.granitestatesmen.org
[email protected]
Contact: Richard R. White
The Granite Statesmen Barbershop Chorus (aka The Nashua Chapter of the Barbershop
Harmony Society) is an all-male, performing chorus based in Nashua. The group regularly
performs not only in New England, but also throughout the United States and abroad,
entertaining audiences with a repertoire that includes a variety of musical timelines and styles.
Dedicated to a cappella music primarily in the barbershop style, the group has won great
acclaim for its work not only locally, but internationally as well. The group rehearses weekly at
the Nashua Senior Activities Center, 70 Temple Street, Nashua, at 7:30 pm. Membership is
open to men of all ages and applications are considered throughout the year.
Updated 10/2012
GREATER NASHUA/MERRIMACK WOMEN’S SOFTBALL LEAGUE
www.leaguelineup.com/gnmwsl
Contact: Kristin Spang, League President
[email protected]
This women’s softball league plays in Nashua and Merrimack on Monday through Thursday
nights from May through August . The league is open to women age 18 and older. Fees are
determined by team.
Updated 12/2012
GREATER NASHUA MOTHERS CLUB
P.O. Box 124
Nashua, NH 03061-0124
www.greaternashuamothersclub.com
Contact: [email protected]
The Greater Nashua Mothers Club is a social and support group that was formed to provide a
nurturing community for mothers and their children. We come together to make new friends for
ourselves and our children, to help and support each other, to learn more about successful
parenting, and to have fun along the way. We offer friendship and support for Mothers, primary
caregivers and children from birth through school age, including: play groups, new mom’s
support group, mom’s night out, special events and speakers, holiday parties, and field trips.
Board meetings are held the 2nd Monday of each month at members’ homes. Annual
membership dues are $20 and are due every March.
Updated 11/2011
HEEL & TOE SQUARE DANCE CLUB
c/o Rose Rancourt
28 Commercial St. #312
Concord, NH 03301
www.heelandtoesdc.freeservers.com
[email protected]
Contacts: Keith & Joyce Koerber
(603) 497-3483
Erich & Linda Nitzsche, Banner
Chairmen
(978) 578-1352
[email protected]
Members dance for fun, exercise, and friendship. Dances are held on the 3rd Saturday of the
month from 7:30-10 pm at the Bishop O’Neil Youth Center, 30 South Elm Street, Manchester,
and beginners’ classes are held on Sundays from Sept.-May, 6:30-8:30 pm, at the Jazzercise
Fitness Center, 32 Hayward St., Manchester. Dues are $10 per person, per year. Dance
admission is $6.
Updated 10/2012
HIGH HOPES FOUNDATION OF NH, INC.
301 Daniel Webster Hwy
Merrimack, NH 03054
(603) 429-1010
Fax: (603) 429-0037
www.highhopesfoundation.org
Contacts: Nicole Martini, Executive Dir.
[email protected]
The purpose of this non-profit organization is to grant wishes to chronically and seriously ill NH
children, ages 3-18. The group sponsors various activities throughout NH and meets at various
locations on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7 pm. Volunteers are always welcome, as High
Hopes is an all-volunteer foundation.
Updated 10/2012
HOLISTIC MOMS NETWORK, HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY CHAPTER
c/o Lisa Smith
15 Flint Meadow Dr.
(603) 672-8476
www.holisticmoms.org
Contacts: Lisa Smith, Co-Leader
[email protected]
Amy Wyman, Co-Leader
[email protected]
This is a non-profit national organization with a local chapter serving all of Hillsborough County
and beyond. The organization provides support and education resources for parents and
individuals with an interest in green living, natural health and mindful parenting. Activities
include monthly educational speakers, moms night out, meals for new moms, play groups, a
very active local online Yahoo discussion group, an e-newsletter, and more This chapter meets
monthly on the third Thursday and holds family events throughout the year. Membership is
open to anyone interested in holistic living.
Updated 10/2012
HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE CARE
7 Executive Park Dr.
Merrimack, NH 03054
(603) 882-2941
(800) 887-5973
wWww.hhhc.org
Contact: Referral Specialist
[email protected]
Satellite Offices:
593 Maple St.
Manchester, NH 03104
(603) 627-4176
Community Hospice House
210 Naticook Road
Merrimack, NH 03054
This not-for-profit Visiting Nurse Association and hospice provides a wide range of necessary
medical, nursing, therapeutic, social, and supportive care services to the elderly, the acute and
chronically ill, children, newborns, and adults. In addition, the agency provides hospice
services for patients at end-of-life and bereavement support for the family after a loved one
dies. Hospice care is provided in a patient's home, long-term care facility, or at our Community
Hospice House in Merrimack. HHHC also hosts a variety of Community Wellness Clinics
including foot care clinics, flu shot clinics, and blood pressure screenings. Services are
covered by Medicare, Medicaid, many health insurance companies, and by private payment.
Reduced fee and free services are available to those in financial need.
Updated 10/2012
HUMANE SOCIETY FOR GREATER NASHUA
24 Ferry Road
Nashua, NH 03064
(603) 889-2275
www.hsfn.org
Contact: Jessica Carson, Director of Finance and HR,
ext. 22
[email protected]
This organization is dedicated to the creation and maintenance of a responsible and humane
two- and four-footed community. It provides for and protects abandoned, abused, neglected
and unwanted animals and promotes animal welfare through programs and services that
mutually benefit animals and people. Besides providing a temporary homes for pet needing
adoption, the Society offers a foster program for pregnant cats and kittens too young to survive
on their own, a Seniors for Seniors program which places older cats with older adults, a
Matchmaker Program for arranging suitable adoptions, and pet therapy visits to local nursing
homes.
Updated 10/2012
JOHN O’LEARY ADULT COMMUNITY CENTER, INC.
4 Church Street
Merrimack, NH 03054
(603) 424-6306
Contact: Steven M. Dembow, Rental Coordinator
(603) 429-0902
[email protected]
The center is a meeting and function facility for Merrimack’s citizens. The Center serves as
home to the Merrimack Senior Citizen Club and as a satellite senior feeding/Meals on Wheels
site for St. Joseph Community Services. The facility is available to rent for select functions.
Meetings of the John O’Leary Adult Community Center, Inc. Board of Directors are held there
on the 1st Monday of the month at 7:30 pm.
Updated 10/2012
JOHN O’LEARY ADULT COMMUNITY CENTER, INC.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
4 Church Street
Merrimack, NH 03054
Contact: Norm Carr, Chairman
(603) 424-5484
[email protected]
The Board of Directors handles the administration and direction of the John O’Leary Adult
Community Center as a meeting and function facility for Merrimack citizens. Responsibilities
include coordinating and managing all activities, providing clean up and maintenance, and
preparing operating budgets and financial reports. Meetings are held the 1st Monday of each
month (September through June) at 7:30 pm at the Center on Church Street. Membership is
open to all adult Merrimack residents. Prospective adult board members may contact the
Board for consideration.
Updated 10/2012
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, QUEEN OF PEACE COUNCIL #6725
16 Baboosic Lake Road
Merrimack, NH 03054
Contact: Tom Lamb, Grand Knight
(603) 424-4571
[email protected]
The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic men’s fraternal benefit society that was formed to
render mutual aid and assistance to sick, disabled and needy members and their families.
The Queen of Peace Council is affiliated with Our Lady of Mercy Church. Meetings are held
the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7 pm in the basement of the Religious Education Hall.
Membership is open to Catholic men in good standing with the church. Our Merrimack
community activities include Nashua Soup Kitchen, Christmas Craft Fair, Concession Trailer at
MYA soccer games, coffee and donuts after Sunday masses, and monthly family buffet
breakfasts. We support Merrimack HS Scholarships, Merrimack Friars, Network Opportunity,
Nashua Soup Kitchen, St. Joseph Community Services, Easter Seals, NH Special Olympics,
and Merrimack Home Health & Hospice.
Updated 11/2011
LA LECHE LEAGUE - MERRIMACK VALLEY LA LECHE LEAGUE
www.lalecheleague.org
Milford meeting
Alyson (603) 889-9024
[email protected]
Candice (603) 249-1108
[email protected]
Contacts: Merrimack Valley meetings
Ariella (603) 837-6313
[email protected]
Kathy (603) 891-3530
[email protected]
Shanan (603) 594-8304
[email protected]
Kim (603) 204-5663
[email protected]
Derry meeting
Rebekah (603) 434-0097
[email protected]
Robyn (603) 897-9734
[email protected]
Free meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 10 am in Nashua, the 2nd
Thursday of each month at 7 pm in Milford, and the 3rd Friday of each month at 10 am in Derry
The purpose of the group is to provide information and support to breastfeeding mothers.
Support is given through the monthly meetings as well as by telephone. Membership in La
Leche League International is $55 per year The group sells nursing jewelry as an on-going
fundraiser.
Updated 11/2011
LOWER MERRIMACK RIVER LOCAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
www.nashuarpc.org/lmrlac/index.htm
Contact: Kathryn Nelson, Chair
[email protected]
The Lower Merrimack River Local Advisory Committee (LMRLAC) is comprised of representatives from the business, recreation, agriculture, and conservation community as well
as riparian landowners and local government. The Committee serves as stewards and
watchdogs over any activities in the Lower Merrimack River Corridor. LMRLAC activities
vary from reviewing wetland applications and site plans for development, to assisting with
trail projects and commenting on conservation activities within the Corridor. Communities in
the Lower Merrimack River Corridor include Nashua, Hudson, Litchfield, and Merrimack.
We meet the 4th Thursday of the month at the Nashua Public Library, 7pm. New members
and others always welcome.
Updated 10/2012
MASTRICOLA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - PARENTS AND TEACHERS
TOGETHER
7 School Street
Contact: School Office
Merrimack, NH 03054
(603) 424-6218
(603) 424-6218
www.merrimack.k12.nh.us/webpages/mespatt/
This parent/teacher group is a volunteer organization dedicated to the support and enrichment
of education at MES. Our goal is to provide enrichment to both the students and faculty by
establishing means to offer additional enrichment programs, special program speakers, field
trips, and materials for the school. Activities include ice cream social, book fairs, WEE Deliver,
field day, school pictures, 3rd/4th grade chorus, Destination Imagination, and volunteer work at
the school. Members must be an MES parent or staff member. Monthly meetings are held at
the school in Room 5.
Updated 2/2013
MASTRICOLA UPPER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PARENT-FACULTY
ASSOCIATION (PFA)
26 Baboosic Lake Rd.
Contact: School Office
Merrimack, NH 03054
(603) 424-6221
(603) 424-6221
www.merrimack.k12.nh.us/mues/content/pfa.htm
The JMUES-PFA offers various opportunities for academic enrichment while supporting
social and character development throughout the JMUES school community. Parent
volunteers coordinate programs for students and staff such as Family Fun Night, School Spirit,
Hospitality, and Fun Day. Through fundraising, the PFA is able to provide financial support for
numerous programs such as a visiting author, Lego League, Project Safeguard, and Exchange
City. All parents of JMUES students are members of the PFA, as are all faculty members.
There are no dues or membership fees. All meeting dates are published annually in the
JMUES Information Booklet as well as on notices sent home with students. Call the school or
check the website for details on upcoming meeting dates.
Updated 2/2013
MATTHEW THORNTON CHAPTER D.A.R.
3 Little John Court
Merrimack, NH 03054
www.dar.org
www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nhsodar
Contact: Judy Eriksen, Chapter Registrar
(603) 424-8453
Do you have a Revolutionary Patriot in your family tree? Membership in the Daughters of
the American Revolution (DAR) honors and preserves the legacy of your Patriot ancestor.
Over two hundred years ago, American Patriots fought and sacrificed for the freedoms we
enjoy today. DAR members, through participation in the Society’s various programs and
activities, continue this legacy by actively supporting historic preservation, promotion of
education, and patriotic endeavors. With headquarters in Washington, D.C., the DAR is a
volunteer women’s service organization. Locally, the Matthew Thornton Chapter, Nashua,
NH, meets September-December and March-June. For membership information, contact
the Registrar.
Updated 11/2012
MEALS ON WHEELS VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
St. Joseph Community Services
P..O. Box 910
Merrimack, NH 03054
(603) 424-9967
Fax: (603) 424-1472
www.mealsonwheelsnh.org
Contact: [email protected]
SJCS provides numerous opportunities for members of the community to give back to their
communities by volunteering for the agency. We offer opportunities to volunteer in our site
kitchens, as a Meals on Wheels driver, in our administrative office, and for special events. Opportunities are available across Hillsborough County, and training is provided. Call or email for
more information about volunteering.
Updated 12/2012
MERRIMACK AGRICULTURAL COMMISSION
6 Baboosic Lake Rd.
Merrimack, NH 03054
Merrimack Community Gardens
(603) 759-2737
[email protected]
Contact: John Lastowka, Chairman
(603) 424-4742
[email protected]
Merrimack Farmers Market
(603) 345-0625
[email protected]
The Merrimack Agricultural Commission’s purpose is to protect agricultural lands, preserve
rural character, provide a voice for farmers, and encourage agricultural-based businesses. The
7-member commission meets at 7 pm on the 2nd Wednesday of each month in the Town Hall
Meeting Room.
The Commission sponsors the Merrimack Farmers Market, which will be held every
Wednesday from 3:30 to 6:30 pm from June 1 to September 28, 2011, in the parking lot of
Tractor Supply Co. at Merrimack Commons on Daniel Webster Hwy. The market features
locally-grown, in-season vegetables, fruits, flowers and plants, dairy, maple products, bakery,
meat, fish, eggs, and wine. Contact the Farmers Market Manager for more information.
The Commission also sponsors the Merrimack Community Garden at Wasserman Park,
Naticook Rd. The garden will open May 15, 2011 and close October 15, 2011, weather
permitting.) A 10’ x 10’ plot may be rented for $10 for the season. Water is available on-site.
Rules and contracts may be obtained from Sherry Kalish at the Merrimack Parks and
Recreation Office.
Updated 3/2013
MERRIMACK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
P.O. Box 254
Contact: Deb Courtemanche, Executive Director
246 Daniel Webster Highway
[email protected]
Merrimack, NH 03054-0254
(Located inside the Residence Inn by Marriott)
603) 424-3669
Fax: (603) 429-4325
www.merrimackchamber.org
The Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization committed to serving, supporting and
promoting its members through networking, community involvement, information services and
public awareness. Activities of the Chamber include monthly AM and PM Networking events,
monthly Lunchtime Seminars, Annual Golf Tournament, Annual Scholarship Awards Dinner
with announcement of the Business of the Year, Business Leader of the Year, Volunteer of the
Year, and President's Award, support for the Enterprise City program for fifth graders at the
Upper Elementary School; Ribbon Cuttings and grand Opening Events, publication and distribution of the Official Merrimack Visitor and Relocation Guide, community services, and participation in the Holiday Parades. A Board meeting is held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month.
Membership fees are affordable and vary according to the size of the business. The Chamber
always welcomes new businesses and asks that you contact the office for further information.
Updated 11/2012
MERRIMACK CONCERT ASSOCIATION
P.O. Box 461
Merrimack, NH 03054
www.merrimackconcert.org
[email protected]
Contacts: Heidi Critz-Frens, Executive Director
(603) 233-2557
Jamie Saucier, Choral Director
(603) 828-6739
Lelia Dutton, Band Director
(603) 429-8323
Merrimack Concert Association, a non-profit organization operating under the auspices of the
Parks and Recreation Department, offers amateur and professional musicians an artistic,
recreational, and educational experience through the rehearsal and performance of a wide
variety of instrumental and vocal music. It provides the residents of the area quality yet
inexpensive musical entertainment. Both groups are open to adults and high school students
without audition. Merrimack Concert Band rehearses Tuesday evenings from 7:30-9:30 pm in
the Merrimack Middle School band room. Members need to bring their own instruments. The
Merrimack Chorus meets Sunday evenings from 7 pm-9 pm at the John O’Leary Adult
Community Center.
Updated 10/2012
MERRIMACK CONSERVATION COMMISSION
P.O. Box 940
Merrimack, NH 03054
Phone: (603) 424-3531
Fax: (603) 424-1408
www.ci.merrimack.nh.us/boards/
conservation/conservation.htm
Contacts: Tim Tenhave, Chairman
[email protected]
Community Development Dept.
( 603) 424-3531
The Merrimack Conservation Commission (MCC) is a volunteer commission charged with the
protection, management and education of the public concerning the natural forest, wildlife and
aquatic resources of Merrimack. The MCC oversees the management of approximately 1,500
acres of town-owned land that are open to the public for hiking and other permitted activities.
Volunteers are always welcome to join the MCC and the subcommittees and to help us during
our workdays.
The MCC meets on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month at 6:30 p.m. and the public
is welcome to attend every meeting. Visit the above website to find the agenda for each meeting or feel free to call the Community Development Department if you have any questions.
The MCC also has an exciting website that highlights the many properties the Commission
manages. It can be found at http://www.merrimackoutdoors.org.
Updated 11/2012
MERRIMACK CRIMELINE, INC.
31 Baboosic Lake Road
Merrimack, NH 03054
Merrimack Police (603) 424-3774
Crimeline (603) 424-2424
www.merrimackcrimeline.org
Contacts: Judy Erikson
( 603) 424-8453
If you have information about a crime or see a crime happening in Merrimack, call 424-2424
with this information to help the MPD solve crimes that otherwise might go unsolved. When a
call is made to the Crimeline at 424-2424, there is no Caller-ID feature so anonymity is
assured. Each caller is given a code number to identify the call, and a cash reward is paid to
the caller upon an arrest.
If you have information on a crime or see a crime happening in Merrimack, call 424-2424 with
this information. This helps the MPD solve crimes that might otherwise have gone unsolved.
When a call is made to the Crimeline at 424-2424, there is no Caller-ID feature on this number
so anonymity is assured. Each caller is given a code number and rewards are paid in cash to
assure anonymity. Upon an arrest, the case reward can be released. Tips can also be made
anonymously on our website. Please check our website for other valuable information.
The Merrimack Crimeline members meets at 7pm the 1st Wednesday September thru June at
the Merrimack Police Department and is also open to the public.
Members participate in the MPD open house in May. The Crimeline members also run a golf
tournament at the Souhegan Woods Golf Course in September as a fundraiser. We also
sponsor the Neighborhood Watch program. Crimeline has adopted Daniel Webster Highway
from Bedford Road to Greeley Street and twice a year get together to make that part of
Merrimack a little bit cleaner. They assist in the purchase of crime deterrent material to be
used by the police department and help with fundraisers for the DARE program. We also issue
two $1,000 scholarships for seniors at Merrimack High School entering the field of Criminal
Justice.
Updated 11/2012
MERRIMACK FRIENDS AND FAMILIES
P.O. Box 1516
Merrimack, NH 03054
Www..merrimackfriendsfamilies.org
[email protected]
Contacts: Julie Akers & Gretchen Ricks, CoPresidents
Nicole Souza, 1st Vice President
[email protected]
Merrimack Friends & Families is a nonprofit organization for both social and civic causes
including the promotion of community service projects. The club provides opportunities for
members to become acquainted with others in the community through activities such as playgroups, book club and other social events. The club also holds food drives, helps with the annual Easter Egg hunt, and assists with other local needs. They also provide financial
donations to local charities. Membership Mixers are held monthly and have a guest speaker, a
demonstrator, or an interactive activity. Check to MFF website for more detailed information.
The club’s annual fee is $25.
Updated 10/2012
MERRIMACK GARDEN CLUB
P.O. Box 426
Merrimack, NH 03054
www.MerrimackGardenClub.org
Contact: Michelle Demerjian, President
(603) 594-9432
The Merrimack Garden Club is a group of people from your surrounding communities who
share a love of gardens and plants. The club offers opportunities for learning about the various
aspects of gardening and work together to promote community beautification. They meet the
4th Tuesday of the month at 7:00 (doors open at 6:30) and the meeting is held at the St James
United Methodist Church, 646 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack NH. If you would like more
information about the Merrimack Garden Club visit our website. New members are always
welcomed. Contact Nancy at 603-424-2646 or Bernita at 603-289-7588.
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Updated 12/2012
MERRIMACK HERITAGE COMMISSION
6 Baboosic Lake Road
Merrimack, NH 03054
Phone: (603) 424-3531
Fax: (603) 424-1408
www.ci.merrimack.nh.us/Boards/Heritage/
heritage.htm
Contact: Anita Creager, Chairman
(603) 424-5084
[email protected]
Lynne Wenz, Vice Chairman
(603) 424-5651
[email protected]
The purpose of the Commission is to educate and inform the public concerning the buildings,
environment and individuals that shaped the history of Merrimack, to provide
outreach lectures, preservation of historical sites, and educational activities. Volunteers are
needed. Meetings are held at Town Hall, and minutes are available on the Town’s website.
Updated 10/2012
MERRIMACK HIGH SCHOOL PARENT TEACHER GROUP
38 McElwain Street
Contact: Angela Kazazian, Co-Chair
Merrimack, NH 03054
www.merrimack.k12.nh.us/mhs/mhshome.htm
[email protected]
Jennifer Calabro
(603) 429-3351
The MHS-PTG exists to support educational enrichment and a sense of community at
Merrimack High School. By promoting active cooperation and collaboration between parents,
students, staff, and the community at large, we seek to establish and maintain positive
relationships between home, school, and community and serve as a forum to address issues
of general interest and concern that affect Merrimack High School. All faculty, staff, and
parents or legal guardians of students at MHS are members of the MHS-PTG. There are no
fees. There is no fundraising. Please email for further information.
Updated 10/2012
MERRIMACK HISTORICAL SOCIETY
520 Boston Post Road
PO Box 1525
Merrimack, NH 03054-1525
www.merrimackhistory.org
Contacts: Anita Creager, President
(603) 424-5084
[email protected]
Debra Bult, Vice President
(603) 204-5322
[email protected]
Lynda Tomasian, Membership
(603) 424-5207
The Merrimack Historical Society is open to those interested in history, especially the history of
the town of Merrimack. Activities include the preservation of town artifacts, research of town
history, assistance to residents and school children, and other scheduled programs. Meetings
are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, from September to June, at 6:30 pm at the #12
Schoolhouse, 520 Boston Post Road. The #12 Schoolhouse is open Tuesday and
Wednesday mornings from 9 am to 12 pm and Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, except
during the winter months.
Updated 10/2012
MERRIMACK LIONESS CLUB
P. O. Box 464
Merrimack, NH 03054
Contact: Marsha Kelly, President
The purpose of this club is to raise money to support community activities for the town of
Merrimack. We raise money for a scholarship fund awarded to a high school senior, Operation
Santa in conjunction with the Welfare Office, and donations to the town’s food pantries. In
addition, we have sent a child to summer camp for a week, collected needed mittens, socks,
sweatpants, etc. for the elementary schools. Also, we try to participate in the town’s events
such as the Annual Halloween Walk and the Winter Carnival at Wasserman Park. Meetings
are the 1st Monday of each month at various members’ homes. Annual dues are $20.
Membership is open to all women with completion of an application.
Updated 2/2013
MERRIMACK_LIONS CLUB
P.O. Box 246
Merrimack, NH 03054
www.merrimacknh.com/lions
Contact : Tricia Hanson, President
(603) 424-6884
Phil Przybyszewski, Membership Chairperson
(603) 424-3311
[email protected]
The Lions Club is a community service organization which helps vision and hearing impaired
people so that all, including Merrimack residents, get the vision and hearing care they need. The
Lions also support other needs in the community and provide Braille and large print menus to
Merrimack restaurants. They conduct vision screenings of all 7th grade students, hearing
screenings of one grade level in the three grammar schools every year, and eye exams and
glasses for the needy and for school children. They keep a two mile section of Daniel Webster
Highway free of litter. They have video magnification systems that they have loaned out to help
three visually impaired residents. They sponsor a Leo Club (high school aged) that is active in
fundraising and community service. They support Project Safeguard, St. James Food Pantry, St.
John Neumann Food Pantry, Home Health and Hospice and other worthy causes within the
community. They collect and recycle used eye glasses. Meetings are held at 7pm on the 1st
Tuesday of each month at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nashua and the 3rd Tuesday of each
month at Florence’s Restaurant.
Updated 10/2102
MERRIMACK MEMORIAL POST #98, THE AMERICAN LEGION
43 Baboosic Lake Road
P.O. Box 266
Merrimack, NH 03054
(603) 429-0343
merrimackpost98.com
This veterans’ service organization serves veterans, their families and the community of
Merrimack. For complete information call the Post. Meetings are held at the Post
Legionnaires
3rd Monday of each month at 6:30 pm
Frederick “Skitch” Henderson, Commander
[email protected]
Ladies’ Auxiliary Unit 98
Jeanne Malouin, President
[email protected]
1st Monday of each month at 7 pm
Sons of American Legion Squadron 98
Ed Pelissier, Commander
[email protected]
2nd Tuesday of each month at 7 pm
American Legion Riders, Chapter 15
Greg Thomas, Director
[email protected]
1st Thursday of each month at 7 pm
Updated 11/2011
MERRIMACK MEN'S SLO PITCH SOFTBALL LEAGUE
Merrimack Parks & Recreation Dept.
Contact: P&R office
6 Baboosic Lake Rd.
[email protected]
Merrimack, NH 03054-0940
(603) 882-1046
Fax: (603) 883-5355
www.eteamz.com/MerrimackMensSloPitchSoftballLeague/
This is a nonprofit recreational softball league for area residents. Softball is played
throughout the summer months, along with weekend tournaments. The league president
announces dates and times. Membership on a Merrimack team is required.
Updated 11/2012
MERRIMACK MIDDLE SCHOOL PTG
Merrimack Middle School
31 Madeline Bennett Lane
Merrimack, NH 03054
(603) 424-6289
FAX (603) 423-1109
Contact: [email protected]
MMS-PTG strives to support the best possible education for MMS students by promoting curriculum
enrichment, supporting extracurricular activities, fostering a positive relationship with all members of
the Merrimack Community and working with the school volunteer coordinator to provide support for
the teachers and school administration. Membership is open to any Merrimack resident.
Updated 11/2012
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MERRIMACK REPUBLICAN TOWN COMMITTEE
P.O. Box 141
Merrimack, NH 03054
www.merrimackgop.org
[email protected]
Contacts: Chris Buda, Chairman
(603) 424-6972
Dave Nichols, Vice Chairman
(603) 440-5258
Fran L’Heureux
(603) 424-2539
The purpose of the Republican Town Committee is to encourage local participation in
representative government and to support Republican Party principles and candidates. The
committee manages the local affairs of the Party, directs general campaign activities,
organizes opportunities for the public to meet and interact with candidates, and supports
candidates for local, state, and national offices. Meetings are held at the Merrimack Town Hall
on the 4th Monday of each month, September through June. Special meetings/events are held
at other times and/or locations based on election activities. Membership is open to residents of
Merrimack who are registered Republicans. Dues are $5 per year. Volunteers are always
welcome.
Updated 10/2012
MERRIMACK RIVER WATERSHED COUNCIL, INC
60 Island Street, 211E
Lawrence, MA 01844
(978) 655-4742
Fax: (978) 655-4743
www.merrimack.org
Contact: Catherine Arning, Executive Director
The Merrimack River Watershed Council is a not-for-profit membership organization with a
growing constituency of individuals, businesses, municipalities and community groups seeking to
protect the Merrimack River and promote the wise use of its watershed. Its mission is to ensure
the sustainable ecological integrity and balanced, managed use of the Merrimack River and its
watershed through science, advocacy, partnering and recreation. The Council combines watershed science and land use planning as a framework for decision-making. The Board of Directors,
representing varied interests in the watershed, carries out governance, while work is coordinated
and implemented by a professional staff and many volunteers.
Updated 12/2012
MERRIMACK ROADRUNNERS BOOSTER CLUB
merrimackrrbc.org
www.sparkler5k.us
Contacts: Jay Francis, President
(603) 429-0377
[email protected]
Peg Pickett, Sparkler 5K
(603) 424-3763
[email protected]
The Club assists the High School's and Middle School’s track and field and cross country
programs through fund raising, event volunteering, and general support as determined by the
track coaches and the Club. The Club meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, from
September to June at 6:30 pm at Merrimack High School.
Updated 11/2012
MERRIMACK SENIOR CITIZENS CLUB
P.O. Box 1113
Merrimack, NH 03054
Contact: Irene Jenness, President
(603) 424-2362
[email protected]
Lorraine Lessard, Trip Coordinator
(603) 429-1502
The Club’s purpose is to serve the best interest of the town’s seniors, to develop social
interest and feeling of true friendship within the club, and to be energetic in support of
federal and state legislation to benefit senior citizens. Activities include meetings, bingo,
bridge, sewing, crafts, cribbage, whist, blitz, and exercise classes. Trips are a very important
part of the club’s activities. Trips are available for club members, Merrimack residents, and
sometimes to the general public, depending on the venue. The club meets on Mondays at 1
pm (except on holidays) at the John O’Leary Adult Community Center. The center’s hours are
Monday to Friday 9 am to 4 pm. Members must be age 55 or older and a Merrimack resident. Annual membership is $15.
Updated 10/2012
MERRIMACK SNO-BUDS SNOWMOBILE CLUB
P.O. Box 833
Merrimack, NH 03054
www.snobuds.com
Contacts: Marc Belland, President
(603) (603) 620-6979
Roland Labrecque, Trailmaster
(603) 424-9498
The Sno-Buds’ purpose is to stimulate and advance the general welfare and safety of
snowmobiling, to foster a cooperative spirit between local snowmobilers and other winter
sports enthusiasts, and to perform all desirable and lawful functions for the successful
operation of the Club and in the general public interest. Activities include fundraising, creation
and maintenance of multi-use trails in and around Merrimack, annual facilitation of OffHighway Recreational Vehicle (OHRV) Safety Course (co-sponsored by NH Fish & Game; $10
refundable reservation fee), and local and long-distance trail rides. The club participates in
Merrimack community events including Holiday Parade and Winter Carnival and provides
financial support to Merrimack charities. Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of
each month, September thru March (except December, 2nd Wednesday only) at 7:30 pm in
the main building at Wasserman Park, Naticook Road. Membership includes approximately 70
family and individual members.
Updated 10/2012
MERRIMACK TOWN DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE
142 Camp Sargent Road
Merrimack, NH 03054
[email protected]
Contacts Kim Kojak, Chairperson
(603) 661-0875
The Committee’s purpose is to promote involvement in the support of the Democratic Party
and to assist with candidate races for local, state, and national offices. All registered
Democrats of Merrimack are welcome to participate in these efforts which include meetings,
community service, political campaigns and fundraising.
Updated 10/2012
MERRIMACK VALLEY PADDLERS
157 Naticook Road
Merrimack, NH 03054
www.mvpclub.org
[email protected]
Contact: George May
(603) 883-3409
[email protected]
The group does recreational whitewater kayaking throughout the northeast. It offers help and
support to beginners and novices interested in the sport.
Updated 10/2012
MERRIMACK YOUTH ASSOCIATION (MYA)
P.O. Box 153
Merrimack, NH 03054-0153
(603) 424-7759
Fax: (603) 424-7759
ww.merrimackonline.com
Contact : Terry Benhardt, President
(603) 424-2242
Karen Halvatzes, Secretary
(603) 424-4553
MYA provides sporting activities for Merrimack's youth, including baseball, basketball, football,
cheerleading, lacrosse, soccer, softball and wrestling for boys and girls between the ages of 6
and 18. Meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7:30 pm at the MYA
Building, 487 Daniel Webster Highway. The annual membership fee for the programs varies by
sport. Members must be residents of the town of Merrimack.
Updated 10/2012
NASHUA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
P.O. Box 1679
Nashua, NH 03061
(603) 673-4100
www.nco-music.org
Contacts: Mary Greene, President
(603) 589-4623
[email protected]
John David, Board Member
[email protected]
The Chamber Orchestra fills the niche between full symphony and chamber ensemble by
focusing on lighter works written for the small orchestra. All musicians are amateurs in the true
sense of the word. Members play for the love (amor) of it. Activities include: three full concerts
per year, each performed two times (Nashua, Milford) plus one youth concert. Rehearsals are
held every Tuesday at 7:15 pm in the Judd Gregg Auditorium at Nashua Community College.
Membership is by audition. Strings are particularly welcome to audition. Membership is $50
annually.
Rehearsals are held every Tuesday at 7:15 pm at Nashua Community College. Membership is
by audition. Strings are particularly welcome to audition. Membership fee is $50.
Updated 12/2012
NASHUA REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION
9 Executive Park Drive, Suite 201
Merrimack, NH 03054
(603) 424-2240
Fax: (603) 424-2230
Contacts: Kerrie Diers, Executive Director
[email protected]
Tim Roche, Assistant Director
[email protected]
Since 1959, the NRPC has provided its 13 member communities, including Merrimack, with
comprehensive solutions to local land use, transportation, and regional planning issues, as
well as cutting-edge mapping and data services. NRPC's specializes in planning that is innovative, inclusive, technically sound and driven by public participation. NRPC has a long history of
assisting the Town of Merrimack with local planning issues. NRPC worked with the committee
to develop the Horse Hill Nature Preserve Definitive Plan. NRPC also collaborated with the
town to develop Watershed Management Plans for the Souhegan River, Lower Merrimack
River, and Pennichuck Brook. NRPC maintains a custom traffic model for the Town and performed a roadway infrastructure phasing forecast which was included in the Roadway Infrastructure Master Planning Study. In addition, NRPC is in the process of providing assistance to
Merrimack Village District to digitally map all valves and water mains in the town of Merrimack.
Through NRPC's iTRaC program, NRPC worked with Merrimack to develop the Merrimack
Town Center Pedestrian and Trail Master Plan, which outlined specific actions the town could
implement to achieve a unified and well-developed town center.
NRPC also teamed with Merrimack Community Development to examine the north end of Merrimack upon the completion of the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport access road. Lastly,
NRPC assisted the town in planning for roadway improvements and has updated GIS data and
standard maps, depicting roads and town facilities, environmental and conservation areas, existing land uses, and aerial imagery.
Meetings of the Commission are held quarterly on the 3rd Wednesday of December, March,
June and September at 7 pm at the NRPC office. Merrimack has four representatives to the
commission, appointed by the Town Council. Each member community is assessed annual
dues.
Updated 11/2012
NASHUA SOUP KITCHEN AND SHELTER, INC.
P.O. Box 3116
Nashua, NH 03061
(603) 889-7770
www.nsks.org
Contacts: Eileen Brady, Social Worker
[email protected]
Lisa Christie, Executive Director
[email protected]
Carol Weeks, Volunteer Coordinator
[email protected]
This organization provides assistance for homeless and low-income persons. Services
include meals served in a soup kitchen, emergency shelter for homeless individuals and
families, a food pantry, transitional housing, permanent housing, employment and Hispanic
advocacy. The agency office is located at 42 Chestnut Street in Nashua and serves the
Greater Nashua Area. The program is committed to ending homelessness and working toward
that end. A wish list and volunteer opportunities are posted on our website.
Updated 10/2013
NH COVERTS PROJECT
NH Coverts Project
UNH Cooperative Extension
214 Nesmith Hall
131 Main Street
(603) 862-2166
Durham, NH 03824
NHCoverts.org
Contacts: Malin Clyde, Project Coordinator
[email protected]
[email protected]
The NH Coverts Project trains volunteers to promote wildlife habitat conservation and forest
stewardship. The goals of the project are twofold: to enhance, restore, and conserve habitat for
the rich diversity of native wildlife in New Hampshire and to increase the amount of New
Hampshire's public and private land managed with a stewardship ethic. A "covert"
(pronounced "cover" with a "t") is a thicket that provides shelter for wild animals. Modeled on
similar Coverts Projects in other states, the name of the NH program symbolizes the Project's
focus on wildlife habitat.
Updated 12/2013
NH RIGHT RIDERS
4 Peaslee Road
Merrimack, NH 03054
(603) 882-4080
Contacts: Roger Blais, President
[email protected]
This is a dirt bike/ATV club dedicated to providing safe and legal riding areas for the residents
of Merrimack. Activities include work days at the track, organized trail rides, and group rides at
the track. Meetings are held at the Merrimack Town Hall. Contact the club for dates/times.
Membership is open to Merrimack residents only.
Updated 12/2011
NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND CHAPTER
EMBROIDERERS’ GUILD OF AMERICA
www.egausa.org
Contacts: Evie Faichney, Chapter President
(603) 424-6822
Barbara Andrade, Membership Chair
(603) 249-1665
[email protected]
The Embroiderers' Guild of America, Inc. (EGA) is an educational, nonprofit organization
founded "to foster the highest standards of excellence in the practice of the art of
embroidery through an active program of education and study, and to preserve the heritage of
the art of embroidery." Activities include lectures, workshops, seminars, demonstrations,
correspondence courses, community outreach projects, and stitch-ins. Meetings are held the
3rd Monday of each month at 7 pm at the John O'Leary Adult Community Center. There are
also other area and chapter meetings at various locations and dates. The annual primary
membership fee is $40, plural membership fee is $5.
Updated 11/2012
OPPORTUNITY NETWORKS
11 Caldwell Drive
Amherst, NH 03031
(603) 883-4402
Fax: (603) 883-4468
www.opportunitynetworks.org
Contacts: Rocky Morelli, Executive Director
rm[email protected]
Wendy Hunt, Comm. Dev. Dr.
[email protected]
This non profit organization serves Souhegan Valley/Greater Nashua young adult and adult
residents living with acquired and developmental disabilities. We have 30 years of experience
serving individuals living in Milford, Mont Vernon, Amherst, Brookline, Merrimack, Hollis,
Nashua, Hudson, Greenville, Wilton and Greenfield. We work with local school systems and
families to provide genuine vocational opportunities and activities that promote life-enhancing
skills for adults with developmental and acquired disabilities. We provide meaningful work in a
safe community-based environment, while working toward individual growth and fulfillment.
We also provide life skills, wellness, and social opportunities.
Updated 12/2012
OUR LADY OF MERCY LADIES’ GUILD
16 Baboosic Lake Road
Merrimack, NH 03054
(603) 424-3757
Fax: (603) 424-1780
www.olmnh.org
Contacts: Irene Jenness, President
(603) 424-2362
[email protected]
Muriel Gelinas, Vice President
(603) 424-5717
[email protected]
The Guild is a Catholic women’s group working with the church in religious and community
activities. Fundraising activities include Chinese auction, communion breakfast, dinner for
installation of officers, 120 Club, and Christmas party. Meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of
every month at 1:00 pm at the Church Hall. Members must be Catholic, and there is no
membership fee.
Updates 10/2012
OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS
OA New Hampshire Intergroup
P.O. Box 1363
Derry, NH 03038
www.oanewhampshire.org
(603) 434-7578
(800) 201-8720
Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women from all walks of life who meet in
order to help each other solve a common problem – compulsive overeating. The only
requirement for membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively. There are no dues or
fees. OA is not affiliated with public or private organization, political movement, ideology or
religious doctrine. Meetings are held every day at various times at various locations. For more
information about OA or a complete meeting schedule, call or visit the web site.
Updated 12/2012
PEABODY MILL ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER
66 Brook Road
P.O. Box 960
Amherst, NH 03031
603) 673-1141
www.pmec.org
Contacts: Aisha Mitchell, PMEC Adminstrator
[email protected]
The Peabody Mill Environmental Center (PMEC), directed by the Amherst Recreation
Department, is an environmental and science education center that abuts almost 600 acres of
Joe English conservation land. The mission of the PMEC is to foster awareness,
understanding, and appreciation of the natural world by offering environmental, conservation,
and science programs for of all ages. The PMEC offers many educational programs and
sponsors a variety of local events including Full Moon Hikes; Creature Features; Hartshorn
Summer Program; School Vacation Programs; and snowshoe and fishing gear rental.
Programs are open to citizens of any community and are free or for fee, depending on the
program. Check the web site for schedules and registration information.
Updated 12/2012
PROFILE CHORUS
www.profilechorus.org
Contacts: Nancy Boudreau, Chorus Contact
(603) 369-2380
[email protected]
Lynda Sargent, Membership Coord.
(603) 858-0002
[email protected]
Profile chorus is an award-winning women’s a capella show chorus from the southern New
Hampshire area. Its goal is to provide entertainment, education, and enjoyment through quality
singing of four-part harmony. You don’t need formal musical training or even be able to read
music to be a member of the Profile family. Members are amateurs who come from all walks of
life. Events include weekly rehearsals, performances, and social events. Meetings are held
every Monday, 7-9:30 pm at 83 Hanover Street, 3rd floor, Manchester, across from the Palace
Theater. Members must be women at least 14 years of age.
Updated 12/2011
P.T.T.F. (PARENTS AND TEACHERS OF
THORNTONS FERRY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL)
134 Camp Sargent Road
Contact: Jo Ellen Manhardt, President
Merrimack, NH 03054
(603) 424-3477
(603) 889-1577
www.merrimack.k12.nh.us/ThorntonsFerry.cfm?subpage=313431
The PTTF is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to support the students by engaging in
fundraising projects and supporting various student enrichment activities; providing a forum for
parent, teacher, and student interaction through community events; and promoting open
communications with all. Activities include volunteer work within the school and fundraising for
school related purchases. All parents and teachers of Thorntons Ferry are welcome. Call or
visit the website for further information.
Updated 10/2012
REEDS FERRY PARENT FACULTY ASSOCIATION (P.F.A.)
15 Lyons Road
Contact: School office
Merrimack, NH 03054
(603) 424-6215
http://www.merrimack.k12.nh.us/webpages/pfa/
[email protected]
The goal of the Association is to foster a good working relationship between home and school
that benefits the children of Reeds Ferry Elementary School. Programming and events are
offered to the school and community and are supported through fundraising activities.
Activities include Picture Day, fall/spring social events, Ice Cream Social/Art Show, book fairs,
Math Superstars, Fun Day, cookie dough sale, and a magazine drive. Meetings are held on a
regular basis; please call for date, time and location. Membership is open to all parents and/or
guardians of Reeds Ferry students, as well as teachers and staff. There are no membership
fees. Call or visit the website for further information.
Updated 12/2012
REEDS FERRY WOMEN’S CLUB
130 Amherst Rd.
Merrimack, NH 03054
Contacts: Barbara A. Watson, President
(603) 424-2696
[email protected]
June Johnsen, Advisor
(603) 424-3165
This women’s organization was founded in 1925. Our motto is “To do this village good.” We
support the longest-running scholarship for Merrimack high school seniors, help senior
citizens, and do other good deeds as needed around town. Meetings are held monthly, usually
on a Wednesday, at various locations and feature a speaker. Dues are $25 a year.
Updated 10/2012
RIVERSIDE CHRISTIAN CHURCH FOOD PANTRY
27 Depot St.
Merrimack, NH 03054
(603) 424-1711
www.riversidechristian.com
Contacts: FP Administrator
Ray Pouliot, Pastor
[email protected]
The food pantry distributes food to Merrimack residents who have a need and qualify under
federal income guidelines. Free food is distributed every Tuesday from noon until 2 pm at
23 Depot Street.
Updated 10/2012
RIVIER INSTITUTE FOR SENIOR EDUCATION (RISE)
420 South Main St.
Nashua, NH 03060
(603) 897-8623
www.rivier.edu/departments/RISE
Contacts: Diane Winter, Director
[email protected]
RISE offers college level classes for those age 55 and older living in the Greater Nashua area.
Courses are without credit, but are member-directed and encourage active participation and
fellowship. Fall, winter and spring terms are offered. Classes meet on the campus of Rivier
College. for one and a half hours, Monday–Friday for 5 or 10 weeks in fall and spring and 3
weeks in winter. The current fee schedule can be viewed on the web site.
Updated 10/2012
ROTARY CLUB OF MERRIMACK
P.O. Box 181
Merrimack, NH 03054-0181
Contacts: Steve Russell, President
[email protected]
Jane Hoover, Secretary
[email protected]
Merrimack Rotary is an organization of business and professional persons united
worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all
vocations and help build goodwill and peace in the world. Its five avenues of service are
community service, vocational service, club service and international service, and new
generations. Being a community service organization, it provides all levels of service to
individuals, service groups and to Merrimack. Some services/projects are Kids’ Cove, the
DARE program, scholarships, and many other charitable needs. It conducts fundraisers to
support/pay for these community needs, including the annual Christmas tree sale, rabies clinic,
Merrimack High School 4Way Speech Contest, Kids Kove revitalization, and a variety of
fellowship activities. Meetings are held weekly at the John O’Leary Adult Community Center on
Thursdays at 7:15 am. Membership is open to all community-minded professional/business
people who want to give back to their community.
Updated 12/2012
ST. JAMES COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY
646 Daniel Webster Hwy
Merrimack, NH 03054
Contact: Donna Johnson, Director
[email protected]
(603) 546-8379
The food pantry distributes food to Merrimack residents who have a need and qualify under
federal income guidelines. Free food is distributed every Tuesday from 9:30 am until noon. Donations to the food pantry are accepted on Tuesday through Friday from 8 am to 2 pm. Other
arrangements for pickup and drop off can be made by calling (603) 546-8379 on Monday thru
Friday, from 10 am to 5 pm.
Updated 10/2012
ST. JOHN NEUMANN CHURCH FOOD PANTRY
708 Milford Road
Merrimack, NH 03054
(603) 880-4689, ext. 20
Fax: (603) 881-9668
www.sjnrcc.org
Contacts: Evelyn Verbeck, Outreach
Coordinator
[email protected]
Mary Donohue, Food Pantry
Coordinator
St. John Neumann Church has a food pantry that is open Fridays from 10 am to 12:30 pm.
Financial help is available for those in need on an emergency basis.
Updated 10/2012
ST. JOSEPH COMMUNITY SERVICES, INC.
395 Daniel Webster Highway
P. O. Box 910
Fax: (603) 424-1472
www.mealsonwheelsnh.org
Contacts: SJCS Site Coordinator
John O’Leary ACC
(603) 424-2100
SJCS is dedicated to promoting better physical, mental and social well-being of older and other
qualified adults by providing nutritious meals, health education, opportunities for social
interactions and other related services. Activities include Meals on Wheels and Community
Dining. Meals are served at noon Monday through Friday at the John O'Leary Adult
Community Center. Meals on Wheels are delivered four times a week by trained drivers. A $2
donation per meal is requested, which pays a portion of the meal cost.
Updated 10/2012
SCORE SMALL BUSINESS COUNSELING
Norris Cotton Building
275 Chestnut Street, Suite 133
Manchester, NH 03101
(603) 666-7561
Fax: (603) 666-7925
www.merrimackvalley.score.org.
Contact: Dick Clough, President
[email protected]
SCORE offers free, confidential business counseling and informational workshops for small
business and those wishing to begin a business in south central New Hampshire. Clients
are assigned a counselor on a one to one basis for once or as many visits as needed.
Workshops run each month and are listed on our website. Potential volunteers can visit the
website or contact the office for more information.
Updated 10/2012
SILVA SWINGERS SQUARE DANCE CLUB
c/o Silva
P.O. Box 123
Northwood, NH 03261-0123
http://silvaswingerssdc.org
Contact: Jay & Sandi Silva
(603) 942-7226
[email protected]
Bob & Barbara Graybill
(603) 318-8808
The Silva Swingers Square Dance Club of Nashua, NH, has class/workshop on Monday nights
from 7 to 9:30 pm at the Presbyterian Church at 1010 West Hollis Street. We dance for fun,
friendship, and health. Square dancing is friendship set to music. We welcome all to our little
spot of the dance community. Please use the contact information for our dance schedule and
for further information.
Updated 11/2012
SOUHEGAN RIVER LOCAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
9 Executive Park Drive, Suite 201
Merrimack, NH 03054
(603) 424-2240
Fax: (603) 424-2230
www.nashuarpc.org/envplanning/srlac.htm
Contact: George May, Chairman
(603) 883-3409
[email protected]
This organization reviews land uses (existing and proposed) along the Souhegan River,
ensuring a balance of open space, agricultural, commercial, and industrial voices are
represented. Protection of corridor is foremost to the LAC. This organization reviews
development proposals, developing a corridor management plan, facilitating communication
among towns in the Souhegan River corridor to ensure protection. Meetings are held at 7 pm
on the 3rd Thursday of the month at various towns in the corridor.
Updated 10/2012
SOUHEGAN WATERSHED ASSOCIATION
P. O. Box 1474
Merrimack, NH 03054
www.souheganriver.org
Contact: George May, President
(603) 883-3409
[email protected]
The purpose of this organization is to preserve, protect and restore the Souhegan River for
multiple uses. Family membership is $25 per year and is open to all.
Updated 10/2012
SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE APPLE CORE (SNAC)
http://web.mac.com/applepower
Contact: Scott Silva, President
[email protected]
SNAC is an active Apple user group that helps people learn how to use and have fun with
their Apple Macintosh computers. Activities include monthly meetings, product
demonstrations, email discussion forums, monthly newsletters, lots of free technical
support, and a club web site. The group meets on the last Wednesday of the month at 7 pm
at the Nashua Public Library. Annual membership fee is $20. Visitors are welcome.
Updated 12/2012
SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE FLYING EAGLES R/C CLUB
PO Box 1476
Merrimack, NH 03054-1476
www.snhflyingeagles.org
Contacts: David Majchrzak, President
[email protected]
This radio control airplane club welcomes people new to the hobby and offers training and
guidance. They fly year-round at their Merrimack field, with monthly contests, a float fly at
Greenfield State Park, and other local activities. Meetings are held the 1st Wednesday of each
month at 7:30 pm at St. James United Methodist Church, with other meetings June - August at
noon at the club field. Annual dues are $50, seniors, $30 and juniors, $20.
Updated 11/2011
SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE SERVICES, INC.
40 Pine Street
Manchester, NH 03108
(603) 668-8010
Fax: (603) 645-6734
www.snhs.org
Nashua outreach office:
(603) 889-3440, (877) 211-0723
Contact: Gale Hennessy, Executive Director
[email protected]
Manchester outreach office
(603) 647-4470
(800) 322-1073
SNHS operates within a nationwide network of Community Action Agencies to accomplish
common goals. Within this partnership, we operate programs which effect long-term change
and promote self-sufficiency. Our goal is to achieve measurable outcomes that positively
affect the lives of those whom we serve.
Our mission is to provide activities designed to assist low-income participants, including the
elderly poor, to secure and retain meaningful employment, attain an adequate education, and
make better use of available income; to ameliorate the causes of poverty within the community;
to meet urgent and immediate individual and family needs, including health, nutrition, housing
and employment-related assistance, and to address problems and barriers which block the
achievement of self-sufficiency.
Updated 12/2012
SPECIAL OLYMPICS NH—LOWER MERRIMACK REGION
650 Elm Street
Manchester, NH 03101
www.sonh.org
(603) 624-1250
(800) 639-2608
Fax: (603) 624-4911
Contact: Ashley Herrin, Volunteer Training and
Outreach Manager
[email protected]
Special Olympics New Hampshire (SONH) is a non-profit organization providing sports
training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Currently
3,576 participants and thousands of volunteers, friends and family members take part in
SONH activities. There are no fees to become involved with Special Olympics. Call or visit
the web site for further information.
Updated 11/2011
VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS, MERRIMACK POST #8641
282 D.W. Highway
P.O. Box 157
(603) 424-7719
Fax: (603) 424-5877
Contact: Max Quayle, Commander
The VFW is a fraternal, patriotic, historical and educational organization that preserves and
strengthens comradeship among its members, to assist worthy members, to perpetuate the
memory and history of our dead, and to assist their widows and children. Community
activities include special observations for the Memorial Day and Veteran's Day holidays, a
Veterans Day dinner and a Seniors Dinner every spring. Meetings are held the 4th Monday of
each month at 7 pm at the Post. Members must have military service for which they were
awarded recognition for serving in a combat zone. New member's fee is $27 and $25 annually
thereafter.
Updated 12/2011
V.O.W.S.--VOICES OF WAR SPOUSES
PO Box 159
Merrimack, NH 03054
Contact: Diane Guidi
(603) 424-6819
[email protected]
V.O.W.S. supports and mentors the spouses of military personnel who have returned home
from combat duty and are having a difficult time “transitioning” back to home life due to PTSD
(post traumatic stress disorder.) Support services include caring, sharing, education, and
referrals to professionals such as doctors, Vet Center and the Veterans Administration.
Updated 10/2012
WATANIC BOWMEN
122 Witches Spring Road
Hollis, NH 03048
www.granitestatebowhunters.com/watanic
Contacts: Reagh Greenleaf, Sr.
(603) 424-7692
John Hall, Treasurer
(603) 424-3320
The club's purpose is to promote archery sports in a safe and fun environment. They host 2-D
and 3-D shoots. They have established an archery course on 25 wooded acres abutting he
Horse Hill Nature Preserve, Old King’s Hwy. Single and family memberships are available.
Updated 2/2013
WHEELER MEMORIAL CHAPEL TRUST
590 Daniel Webster Highway
PO Box 194
Merrimack, NH 03054
www.wheelerchapel.org
Contact: David Rogers, Trustee
[email protected]
The Wheeler Memorial Chapel is a 124 year old traditional New England style chapel that is a
center for community meetings, activities, and public services by nonprofit groups. It is nondenominational and non-sectarian, being owned and operated under the supervision of an
independent Board of Trustees. Their purpose is to preserve the historic character and value
of the chapel and promote is as a gathering place for activities, performances, and services
that enrich the community.
Management of the facility includes rental arrangements, repairs and enhancements to the
chapel. The trustees are active in fundraising and educating the public on of the building's
past, present and future. The trustees meet privately on a monthly basis. Their meetings are
open to guests by prearrangement. Trustees must be Merrimack residents.
Updated 10/2012
YMCA OF GREATER NASHUA/MERRIMACK BRANCH
6 Henry Clay Drive
Merrimack, NH 03054
(603) 881-7778
Fax: (603) 881-9810
www.nmymca.org
Contact: Kim Hickman
Health Enhancement Director
YMCA is a human service community organization working to build strong children, strong
families and strong communities. Physical, recreational, educational and leadership
development programs for all ages are offered, with a focus on family involvement. Youth
through senior memberships are offered. Financial assistance is available. Program dates
and times are varied, and are held at the YMCA facility or at Camp Sargent in Merrimack.
The Merrimack YMCA also offers state certified kindergarten, preschool, and after school
programs.
Updated 11/2011
THE YOUTH COUNCIL
112 West Pearl Street
Nashua, NH 03036
(603) 889-1090
Fax: (603) 598-1703
www.theyouthcouncil.org
Contact: Christina Conner, Director of Program
Administration and Planning, ext. 301
[email protected]
Nicole Boyle, Director of Quality and
Compliance, ext. 322
[email protected]
The Youth Council’s mission is to build strong families—free from abuse, addiction, and court
involvement—by providing counseling, outreach, and prevention throughout Greater Nashua. It
offers outpatient counseling for youth and families dealing with grief/loss, self-esteem, peer
pressure, decision-making, depression, alcohol and other drug problems, It also offers
parenting support for all parents and caregivers. The office is open Monday-Friday from 8:30
am to 4:30 pm and evenings by appointment. NH Medicaid, Harvard Pilgrim, Cigna, and
Anthem insurance plans are accepted. Please call to see if other providers are accepted. All
other counseling services are based on a sliding fee scale.
Updated 12/2012
New to Merrimack?
Don’t forget these important things to do:
Change of Address—Merrimack Post Office---424-9405
Register to Vote/Register Your Dog/Register Vehicles---Town Clerk’s Office—424-3651
NH Driver’s License—NH Motor Vehicle Sub-station---visit in person, 110 Broad St., Nashua
No local phone, call main office, 227-4000
Merrimack Chamber of Commerce—424-3669
Register Children for School—Superintendent’s Office—424-6200
UNH Cooperative Extension—Hillsborough County—641-6060
Schools:
Mastricola Elementary School
7 School Street, Merrimack, NH 03054
424-6218
Mastricola Upper Elementary School
26 Baboosic Lake Road, Merrimack, NH 03054
424-6221
Merrimack High School
38 McElwain Street, Merrimack, NH 03054
424-6204
Merrimack Middle School
31 Madeline Bennett Lane, Merrimack, NH 03054
424-6289
Reeds Ferry School
15 Lyons Road, Merrimack, NH 03054
424-6215
Thorntons Ferry School
135 Camp Sargent Road, Merrimack, NH 03054
889-1577
Local Churches (not a complete list):
Church @ The Intersection
Congregation Betenu
Faith Episcopal Church
First Congregational Church of Merrimack
Grace Baptist Church
Merrimack Baptist Temple
Merrimack Valley Baptist Church
Nashua Presbyterian Church
Our Lady of Mercy Parish
Riverside Christian Church
St. Paul Lutheran Church
St. James United Methodist Church
St. John Neumann Church
Seventh Day Adventist Church
Unitarian Universalist Congregation
262-5762
886-1633
424-3507
424-3947
424-9623
429-1156
595-0955
889-1170
424-3757
424-1711
821-9891
424-7459
880-4689
889-0050
673-1870
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