DERRY — The Derry Village Rotary recently welcomed Lt. Christopher Williams to the club.
He and his wife, Kiley, have both been in charge of the Salvation Army in Derry since being ordained as ministers in 2010. They arrived in Derry with their family in July 2010, and have been running all aspects of the Salvation Army, including the church itself.
Other social services that the Derry Salvation Army provides include the Salvation Army Kettles, after-school programs, a summer feeding program and the Clothes Closet, where they sell donated clothes for $5 per shopping bag.
Before arriving in New Hampshire, Williams served for the U.S. Navy. He married Kiley in 2004, and they have three children. The Derry Village Rotary is happy to welcome a member with such a strong history of community leadership.
The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise. Last year alone, the Club provided more than $10,000 to help beautify Derry, helped clean up the Robert Frost Farm, supplied financial support and product to the soup kitchen and food pantry, gave generous scholarships to high school students, and supported local nonprofit groups. This is just a sampling of how the Rotary serves the local community.
The Derry Village Rotary meets every Tuesday morning from 7 to 8:30 the Marion Gerrish Community Center. For information about joining the Rotary, contact president Ric Buzzanga at RicBuz@aol.com.
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