The Boys &Girls Club of Salem, NH will host its annual John P. Ganley - St. Patrick’s Day Memorial Award Luncheon on Friday, March 15th, 2013. This marks the 24th year that the Club has held the luncheon in memory of former Salem Police Chief John P. Ganley. Doors open at 11:00 a.m. for refreshments. The program gets underway at 12:00 p.m. A meal of corned beef and cabbage will be served followed by the presentation of the Ganley Community Service Award. The "Singing State Trooper" Daniel Clark will perform favorite songs as well as the New Hampshire Police Association Pipes & Drums. This year’s “Pot of Gold” Sponsor is Pentucket Bank.
The Chief John P. Ganley Community Service Award is presented to an individual “who has exhibited concern, involvement and leadership in the community of Salem; while providing inspiration to others, through his or her dedication, integrity and courage in the manner exemplified by Chief John P. Ganley during his life on earth.” Chief Ganley passed away in March of 1989 but his commitment to the community is carried forward and honored each year on St. Patrick’s Day.
Last year ’s honoree was Russell Ingram whose contributions to the Salem community are numerous. Hundreds of nominations were submitted on his behalf and detailed his many accomplishments. Russell has served four terms in our NH House where he worked on many committees including the Ways and Means, Finance and Public Works and Highways. His ongoing commitment to his community and his focus on fiscal responsibility and education funding never went unnoticed. Here at the Boys & Girls Club, Russell serves as a member of our Board of Directors. His support of our missions and goals has inspired many of his colleagues. As the Founders of the Ingram Senior Center, Russell and his wife, Roberta, challenged the town to meet their gift and establish a community center to improve the quality of life for the aging residents of Salem. Additionally, Russell serves as Chairman on the Council for Aging, recognizing the needs and resources for our elderly population. Russell is known for his integrity, energy, commitment and fellowship.
Thank you to all of this year's sponsors for the Ganley luncheon:
Reservations are required to attend the luncheon. Tickets are on sale now.. For more information, contact Denise Dolloff at the Club – 603-898-7709 x16 or via email at email@example.com.