LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

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  • 26 Apr 2017 3:03 PM | Kelly Bryer (Administrator)

    You can sign up to attend beginning on May 2nd at 8am.

    Monday, June 12, 9am-11am
    Large Conference Room, 3rd floor
    Manchester-Boston Regional Airport

    24 MHT GSA volunteers can attend.

    Uniform: yes

    Please join me for this planning / work-session meeting. We will be discussing the resources in the booth, frequently asked questions, mentoring, desk book, etiquette, what to do while on duty... and then we will be streamlining all the piece meal information in the booth into one format that works for everyone.

    This meeting will kick off a new quarterly round-table series. From 2-3pm, before each Quarterly Management Update meeting, I will meet with GSA airport volunteers to talk specifically about our booth operations.

    I'm not sure how quickly these meetings will fill. Sign-ups will be open all the time (like the Quarterly Management Update meetings). If you want to come and you keep finding the schedule full, let me know.

  • 07 Apr 2017 8:02 AM | Kelly Bryer (Administrator)

    CAR POOL REQUESTS

    Joyce H, Concord area - looking for ride

    Join us for an educational tour of the Castle in the Clouds and The Loon Center in Moultonborough on Monday, May 15th at 10:15am. We anticipate the tour ending around 2:30-3ish. In fairness to our hosts, you must attend the entire tour. The Sanctuary has a great trail system if you want to take a walk by the lake.

    First you will be welcomed to Tom and Olive Plant’s mountaintop estate, Lucknow, built in 1913-1914 high in the Ossipee Mountain Range. The house is an unusual example of Arts and Crafts architecture in New England, and also features a number of technological innovations of the early 20th century. The Castle overlooks the Ossipee Ring Dike which is an extinct volcano. The outline is easy to make out.

    Lunch will be in the carriage house and is being offered for the discounted rate of $10 pp (we prefer that you purchase lunch). The views from the carriage house are spectacular!! We do need a minimum of 20 pre-ordering to offer the cold cut buffet with chips, fruit, water and lemonade lunch option.  Lunch must be ordered by May 5th. You may bring a picnic lunch  if you would like. To order lunch at $10/pp, please email Kelly at kelly@nhgsa.com.

    After lunch we will head down the road to The Loon Center and Markus Wildlife Sanctuary on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee for a tour and program. We may do a light nature walk.

    How many can attend: 30

    Uniform: Full GSA uniform
    Who is eligible? Any active GSA who has volunteered at least 50 hours (with 15 in the past 6 months).

    We ask that you only sign up for 4 tours a year at the official opening date/time. Once a tour has been open a week, any eligible GSA can sign-up to attend the tour regardless of how many tours they’ve been on. 10 days before a tour, if there are openings, any hours restrictions are reduced to 15 in the past 6 months.

    Information and Enlightenment Credits (IEC): This tour will earn 1 IEC. Because this is considered a learning experience, no volunteer service hours will be accumulated for attending.

    Monday, May 15, 2017
    Start location: 10:15am
    (plan to arrive at 10:00am to park and use the restroom).  Feel free to walk around and take in the views while you wait for the gate to open.
    We will meet at the carriage house. There are a few handicap parking spaces right at the carriage house.

    Castle in the Clouds
    Route 171, 455 Old Mountain Road, Moultonborough NH 03254
    476-5900  www.castleintheclouds.org

    Lunch: $10/pp at The Castle in the Cloud's Carriage House

    1pm ish we will head to The Loon Center and Markus Wildlife Sanctuary.

    183 Lees Mill Road
    Moultonborough, NH 03254
    476-5666  www.loon.org

    Shopping: Both the Castle and the Loon Center are offering GSAs 20% off in their gift shops for the tour.

    Special thank you to GSA Marlene Taussig for helping to arrange this day in Moultonborough. Marlene volunteers for both the Castle and the Loon Center.



  • 07 Mar 2017 10:27 AM | Kelly Bryer (Administrator)
    The Meeting purpose is to keep communications open, exchange ideas, and update information between MHT-GSA volunteers and Airport Director, Mark Brewer, by holding small, quarterly, meetings.

    Manchester-Boston Regional Airport’s Director, Mark Brewer, will continue his tradition of holding informational meetings with 24 GSAs. The meetings will be held once per quarter from 3-4:30pm  in the Administrative Offices Conference Room on the 3rd floor at Manchester Airport. Sign ups will be taken, as usual, on a first come first served basis. This calendar is always available.

    Mark considers the GSAs his eyes and ears at the Airport. This helps him better understand any problems and GOOD things that happen at Manchester Airport. He would like to share what MHT is doing in hopes that the GSAs who attend will disseminate the information to other GSAs.

    If you attended the previous meeting, please give others a chance to attend first.

    Upcoming dates:
    January 24, 2017Rescheduled to February 1,  Cancelled 3:00 PM – Board Room
    April 25, 2017 – 3:00 PM – Board Room
    July 25, 2017 – 3:00 PM – Board Room
    October 24, 2017 – 3:00 PM – Board Room

    There will also be a GSA volunteer meeting scheduled from 2-3pm before each of these MHT Management Update meetings. This is a separate sign-up.

  • 27 Feb 2017 8:09 AM | Kelly Bryer (Administrator)

    CARPOOL

    Kathleen K, New Hampton - can give ride

    Join me on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 11:30am for a  tour in beautiful Lincoln NH.  RiverWalk Resort at Loon Mountain has invited 30 GSAs to experience their new luxury resort hotel along with lunch at LaVista Restaurant, a tour and tasting at the Seven Birches Winery which lives inside the hotel. RiverWalk is directly in front of Jean's Playhouse (a long time GSA supporter) so we will be making a stop there as well.


    You are encouraged to come up a little early, and explore the Exit 32 White Mountains Visitor Center and the White Mountain National Forest Interpretive Center.  As you come down the road towards Jean's, note what our friends at Alpine Adventures have been doing in their back yard. Thrillsville just keeps growing!

    TOUR ELIGIBILITY:
    Volunteers who have accumulated 50 hours, with 15 of them in the past 6 months can sign up for this tour at the first week.

    *** We ask that you only sign up for 4 tours a year at the official opening date/time. Once a tour has been open a week, any eligible GSA can sign-up to attend the tour regardless of how many tours they’ve been on. 14 days before a tour, if there are openings, any hours restrictions are reduced to 15 in the past 6 months. 10 days before a tour, any GSA can sign up.

    Start time: 11:30 am at Jean's Playhouse

    Lunch: 12:30 - 1:30 Lunch provided by LaVista Italian Cuisine (pizza!) Plan on tipping $2-3.

    1:30pm we will split the group in two. Half will visit the Seven Birches Winery and the other will explore RiverWalk - then we will switch.

    We expect to be done around 3:30pm but plan to stay until the tour is finished.

    CAR POOL: Visit our car pooling page to facilitate rides up. Email Kelly if you would like your car pool requests (need or provide ride) at the end of this post.

    Uniform: full uniforms are required.

    Purses/Packs: small wallet size bags only.

    How many can attend: 30

    Difficulty: We will be walking around but nothing extraordinary.

    Directions:
    Jean's Playhouse: 34 Papermill Drive, Lincoln, NH 03251  http://jeansplayhouse.com/contact/visit/

    You can park at RiverWalk and walk down to Jean's Playhouse if you like to save moving your car.  They are in sight of each other.

    Special thanks to TotalScope Marketing for making the arrangements for this tour! The owner of Seven Birches, who we will meet, is a principle at TotalScope.


  • 13 Feb 2017 2:01 PM | Kelly Bryer (Administrator)

    YOU ARE INVITED FOR A SPECIAL TOUR

    NH’s First Lady, Valerie Sununu, was so impressed with our State House volunteers, she has personally invited the Granite State Ambassadors to visit with her, and tour the Governor’s Mansion - Bridges House in Concord on Thursday, April 20th at noon. Sign-ups are open.


    You are welcome to bring a bagged lunch and picnic on the property or in the house.  This is open to ALL GSAs, regardless of hours. If you need help signing up, email Kelly.

    Uniforms required.



    Thank you for signing up to tour the Bridges House with First Lady Valerie Sununu on Thursday, April 20th, noon-2pm.

    You are invited to bring a bagged lunch and picnic on the grounds. We will be staggering tours through the historic home.

    Arrival time: Plan to arrive a few minutes before noon.

    Uniform: Please wear your full GSA uniform.


    Website: http://www.friendsofbridgeshouse.org/
    There are some very interesting videos and photos on their website.

    Address: 21 Mountain Road, Concord, NH 03301
    Google Map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/The+Bridges+House/@43.2349081,-71.539473,17z/data=!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x89e26b1189eadffb:0x201f07b49854f7d8!2s21+Mountain+Rd,+Concord,+NH+03301!3b1!8m2!3d43.239676!4d-71.538722!3m4!1s0x89e26b1189eadffb:0xd59311e702c819c6!8m2!3d43.239676!4d-71.538722
    Directions: From I-93 north, take exit 16. Turn right off the exit and then turn left onto Route 132 (Mountain Road). The Bridges House will be on your left.

    Parking:
    Come down the drive and go through the opening in the bushes. Parking is in the field beyond the mansion.

    See you there!
    Kelly
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    Kelly Bryer, Executive Director
    Granite State Ambassadors
    "Welcoming the World to New Hampshire"
    Mailing: 241 Pine Street, Suite 1
    Manchester, NH 03103
    (603) 960-0272 cell
    kelly@nhgsa.com

  • 28 Dec 2016 1:19 PM | Kelly Bryer (Administrator)

    Sign-ups are open

    Join us as we learn more about the history of aviation in NH.

    Tour Date: Tuesday, February 21 (snow date Feb 23)
    Tour Time: 10am-noon
    Difficulty rating: easy
    How many can attend: 30
    Uniform: Full GSA uniform

    GSA Requirements: Must be an active GSA with at least 25 hours. 3 hours must have been from the past 6 months.

    Address: 27 Navigator Rd, Londonderry, NH
    Parking: onsite lot

    Our host:

    Wendell Berthelsen
    Aviation Museum of NH
    27 Navigator Rd, Londonderry, NH
    wberthelsen@nhahs.org
    www.nhahs.org

    You must be able to attend the entire tour.


  • 28 Dec 2016 12:52 PM | Kelly Bryer (Administrator)

    Sign ups are open

    Michelle, our intern, has been working hard to set up a GSA tour! I'm sure you will agree she did a fantastic job! On Thursday, January 19th, 30 GSAs are invited to Bretton Woods Resort for an Alpine or Nordic ski day! We will also be touring the Omni Mount Washington Hotel. Lunch will be provided.

    Date: Thursday, January 19th
    Time: arrive at 10-10:15am (use restroom, park car...)
    Tour of Omni will begin at 10:30am
    Lunch at Bretton Woods
    Followed by recreation sample until 4pm

    How many can attend? 30
    Uniform: Please wear your GSA uniform through lunch. You can change for your activity afterwards -- dress appropriately. Packs are allowed for your gear.

    GSA Requirements: Must be an active GSA with at least 50 hours.

    Difficulty Level: Last part of the tour (after lunch) participants can sample skiing (nordic or alpine) or do a non-skiier activity (see below)

    Gratuities: plan to tip for lunch -- more details coming.

    Park: at Omni Mount Washington Hotel

    What's included: rentals, lunch

    choice of:

    Nordic Skiing with Rentals
    Alpine Skiing with Rentals
    Snowshoeing with Rentals
    (single lift ride ticket for High Alpine trails if open – currently closed)
    Canopy Tour at 1:30pm (arrive by 1pm - lasts 3 hours) participants should be in reasonably good health.  For other detail:  www.brettonwoods.com/canopytour
    Up to 10 for Spa access (steam rooms, saunas, relaxation lounges, outdoor whirlpool)
    Slopeside Climbing Wall access for everyone

    Our host: Travis Greenlaw  travis.greenlaw@omnihotels.com
    www.brettonwoods.com

    To attend - you must be able to participate in the entire tour. Email your choice to Kelly by Tuesday at noon. kelly@nhgsa.com

  • 18 Nov 2016 12:30 PM | Kelly Bryer (Administrator)

    Join us as the GSAs tour all the new features and renovations at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport.

    This tour is open to all GSAs with at least 50 hours. If you are currently volunteering at MHT and have less than 50 hours, you may also attend. This tour does not count towards your annual 4.

    Date: December 5, 2016
    Time: 9am-11am
    Meeting Location: At the Moose in the main lobby of the public side.

    Parking: Park on the 5th floor of the garage. Bring your ticket to have it validated for free parking.

    Uniform: Wear your full GSA uniform including your name badge and comfortable shoes.

    Difficulty level: We be walking the entire terminal and will have to climb a couple flights of stairs.

    Volunteer Service Hours: Tours do not accumulate volunteer service hours. It’s considered an educational opportunity.

    Questions: Kelly@nhgsa.com

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