DerryNews.com, Derry, New Hampshire

April 11, 2013

Veterans benefit when Realtors, Rotarians team up


Derry News

---- — LONDONDERRY — The Londonderry Rotary and the Granite State South Board of Realtors are teaming up to help veterans.

GSSBR, located in Londonderry, is now working with the Londonderry Rotary Club to make a difference in not only their local town, but the state and region creating greater visibility for how Realtors and Rotarians are giving back to their communities.

The collaboration is holding a comedy night featuring Las Vegas performer Tony Pace to raise funds for Liberty House, Vet to Vet programs, Homes for Our Troops, and a barbecue to honor servicemen and servicewomen.

This collaboration hopes to raise more than $10,000 from this one event on April 26 at the Yard Restaurant in Manchester.

Tickets can be purchased at gssbr.org; click on the link to purchase tickets on the home page. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and five live auction items to raise even more money.

The presentation to the charities will be at the barbecue on June 1 at the Londonderry Lions Hall on Mammoth Road. This has been and continues to be a groundbreaking experience for both organizations for a very important cause.

Recently, Londonderry Rotary hosted Bill Zarakotas, assistant director of community development at Liberty House.

He educated the Rotarians on the Liberty House mission and accomplishments. He left the members speechless with the statistics here in New Hampshire.

Zarakotas spoke from his heart, not only because of the work he does, but because he is a veteran himself. On April 3, the Londonderry Rotary hosted Homes for Our Troops, with speaker Chris Mitchell.

To learn more about Rotary or Granite State South Board of Realtors, and how to get involved in this event, call Caron Renik at 965-3329 or email at caron@gssbr.org.

Renik is president of Londonderry Rotary and CEO of the Granite State South Board of Realtors. She worked to bring the two organizations together to better provide for the goal of raising more money for this event and, in turn, helping veterans.