Annual Meeting Recap
SEPTEMBER 21, 2012
The Annual Meeting of Nashua Children’s Home, held on May 15th was at times solemn, often moving, and finally, joyous.
Hector Boissonneault will be greatly missed.
Leading off the meeting was a tribute to Hector Boissonneault, the driving force behind the Club National Golf Tourney, who passed away on April 22nd, two weeks after his 77th birthday. Hector was the strongest of advocates, and the Golf Tourney was truly a labor of love for him. He could be found at Nashua Children’s Home throughout the year, planning for the annual fund-raiser. Next year’s Annual Meeting will feature a Volunteer of the Year Award, in Hector’s name and his memory.
The 13th annual Mark S. Rowland Exemplary Service Citation, for “extraordinary efforts of a staff member in advancing the mission of Nashua Children’s Home,” in memory of our late colleague, was awarded to Natashia Arruda, a nine-year veteran clinician.
The keynote address was delivered by twenty-five-year-old Oscar Villacis (featured in the Winter newsletter). Oscar spoke of his wayward activities in the transition of his family from Brooklyn to New Hampshire, his involvement as a youth at Nashua Children’s Home and the benefits he reaped from the programming.