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Correct day for adjunct faculty 'un-conference' is Oct. 17

To The Daily Sun,

Well, with Oct. 17 being a Saturday (my earlier letter had the wrong calendar date), any adjunct faculty reading this, please consider joining the free gathering of adjunct professors at Concord's Holiday Inn; registration starting at 8:30 a.m. RSVP should be at: GreenChairPictures.com/NH-adjunct or http://bit.ly/NECUReg. We need a count for coffee-break order. This Un-Conference 2015 — "Connections" runs from 9 a.m to 3 p.m.

An un-conference lets the participants propose the topics, meet fellow faculty, strategize for the future, and at this one — see the documentary "Con Job". Please put this on your calendar if you are, yes, grateful for your teaching opportunity but, yes, questioning what you've done, taking such a low-paying job. Bring someone with you, someone sharing the situation that more and more faculty do, as campus administrations latch onto adjuncts at low salary as a costs-reduction measure.

I realize that some adjuncts in some situations are paid by the hour, and wonder does preparation time count as well as class hours? Grading time count? Then, how does adjunct pay compare to housecleaning pay or horse massaging pay? Pizza delivery tips/pay? Isn't there a better way?

Lynn Rudmin Chong

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Golf tourney raised $13,600 for proposed homeless shelter in our county

To The Daily Sun,

Belknap House hosted its first annual golf tournament on Sept. 14 at Lochmere County Club. It was a huge success in raising much needed funds to open a homeless shelter for families in Belknap County. We were able to raise more than $13,600.

We thank all the golfers for playing and supporting our cause, we could not have had a tournament without you. We would like to thank all the sponsors for their generous support to help our cause. The following is a list of our sponsors:

Exceptional sponsor: Granite State Glass; premium sponsor: St Andre Bessette Parish.

Hole sponsors were, Cantin Chevrolet, Tilton Knights of Columbus Council 11868, Mainstay Technologies, Tilton/Northfield Rotary, Onions, Graham & Graham PC, American Legion, AutoServ, Pike Industries, Cross Insurance Laconia/ Meredith, Bob Laflam, Belknap Landscaping Inc, Don Morin Assoc. Inc., Inn Season Resorts, Quinn Hogan, NWM, Belmont K of C Council 10943, Martin, Lord & Osman, P.A. & Water St Café.

Hole in One sponsor was Irwin Motors. Driving Range Sponsor was Eased Edges.

Breakfast sponsor was Laconia K of C Council 428, Franklin K of C Council 12147.

Golf shirt sponsor was Stafford Oil.

Program advertisers were Graham & Graham PC, Tilton House of Pizza, Belknap Subaru, Stump Grinding by Mike, Walnut St Productions.

Auction & Raffle Donations by Red Sox, New England Patriots, DeMoulas Market Basket, Belknap Subaru, Baron's Major Brand, Bolduc Park, Hart's, Shaw's Gilford, Smitty's Cimema, NH Motor Speedway, Manchester Monarchs, Harris Family Furniture, Mill Falls at the Lake, Tanger Oulets Country Carriage, Bryant & Lawrence, Arvidson Health Clinic, Inn Season Resorts, Foy Insurance Tom Beary, Barrie Little-Gill.

Monetary Donations were provided by Frank & Jennifer Ruffing, James V Hatem, John Crafts & Deirdre O"Riordan, Stephen & Lorraine Verderme, Michael & Jennifer Muzzey, GG Real Estate Investment, Donna & Gary Grantz, Charles W Gallagher, Atlantic Valuation, Kori and Philip Smith, Bill Benoit, Neil and Mary Flaherty, Randy and Melissa Annis, Don Morin, Pat and Madeline McGrath, Greggory and Carol Landroche, Fratello's Ristorante Italiano, Alan Whitney, Kenneth Clark, Linda Knott CFP, Nutter Enterprises Inc., Peter and Sharon Spanos.

Special thanks to my golf committee members who put in tireless hours, Andy Foss, and John Shevenell.

Thank you to our golf tournament volunteers, Steve Archanbeault, Kristy Blanchette, Don House, Andrew Moeller, Bill Poulin and Anne Shevenell. A special thank you to Tom Garrity for guiding us along, as non-golfers, to organize this event.

Please forgive me if I have forgotten to mention someone's name.

If anyone is interested in more information regarding Belknap House please visit our website and Facebook page. Don't forget to sign up for our newsletter on the Facebook page to follow our progress. Our email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. https://sites.google.com/site/l2belknaphouse/

Colleen Garrity, President

Belknap House


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