Annual Meeting Recap

SEPTEMBER 21, 2012

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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.

Natashia Arruda recieves 13th Annual Mark S. Rowland Exemplary Service Citation.
Former resident Oscar Villacis, inspires the boys and girls of Nashua Children’s Home.

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.

Oscar then described his current initiative, Untouched Talent, which provides an outlet in the arts for Nashua Youth who may also be at-risk.
Finally the crowd was treated to a couple selections by Youth Opinion a band of Nashua Children’s Home boys and girls. They brought the house down.