Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation Annual Meeting

LACONIA — At its annual meeting on January 22,, the Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation re-elected the following officers: Paulette Loughlin, President, Michael Nolan, Vice President, Michael Muzzey, Treasurer, and Judi Tucker, Corporate Secretary. The four officers combined have a twenty-three year record of service to the foundation.

President Loughlin, commented that "if all of us fulfill our maximum term of nine years we will have given a combined thirty-six years to a wonderful cause.'' She added that the board was very pleased that trustees Susan Brown, Sandra Caulfield, Susanne Weldon-Francke and John Perley agreed to serve another term. Additionally, the board welcomed new trustees: Karin Salome and James Waldron.

This year the board lost two retiring board members, Sandy McGonagle and Douglas Scott.

"We thank them for their dedicated service to the foundation, and to its mission of helping college-bound students fulfill their educational and career goals" said Loughlin.

Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation scholarship applications are available at area high schools, or by contacting the office at 527-3533, by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by downloading from the website under the applicant section. The deadline to submit completed 2014 applications is April 15.

The members of the foundation would also like to encourage graduating high school seniors to submit an entry for the John Mullen Essay Contest. Seniors planning to major in art-related fields are encouraged to participate in the Annalee Thorndike Art Competition as well. The LRSF website has further information and details on these specialized scholarship opportunities. Those interested in the Foundation may contact the scholarship office to obtain a copy of their 2013 year-end newsletter.