MWV CHAMBER NAMES WHITE MOUNTAINS TREASURES

by Christian Mower on October 18, 2011

SHE HAS LIVED IN THE VALLEY SINCE 1971 AND HAS BEEN INVOLVED WITH MANY DIFFERENT ORGANIZATIONS. CURRENTLY, SHE’S DIRECTOR OF VOLUNTEER SERVICES AT NORTH CONWAY’S MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, WHERE SHE SUPERVISES ABOUT 85 PEOPLE – AFTER VOLUNTEERING FOR MANY YEARS HERSELF.

NOW, JOAN LANOIE OF MADISON IS BEING HONORED FOR HER DEDICATION TO THE VALLEY AS ONE OF FOUR INDIVIDUALS OR ORGANIZATIONS SELECTED BY THE MOUNT WASHINGTON VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AS A WHITE MOUNTAIN TREASURE.

LANOIE SAYS SHE’S RATHER HUMBLED – THAT GETTING THE AWARD IS QUITE AN HONOR AND SHE KNOWS A LOT OF PAST RECIPIENTS AND FEELS PRIVILEGED TO BE AMONG THEIR RANKS.

LANOIE SAYS HER MOST SATISFYING ACHIEVEMENT SINCE MOVING TO THE VALLEY FROM MASSACHUSETTS HAS BEEN HER INVOLVEMENT WITH SCHOOLS – SHE’S HAD THREE CHILDREN GO THROUGH THE SYSTEM – STARTING WITH ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS, TO HER CO-FOUNDING OF SAU 13, SERVING MADISON, FREEDOM AND TAMWORTH – AND NINE YEARS’ SERVICE ON THE SCHOOL BOARD, WHERE SHE WAS ABLE TO HAVE AN IMPACT ON EDUCATION ISSUES. SHE CONTINUED HER EDUCATIONAL WORK THROUGH SERVING AS A LOCAL CHAPTER PRESIDENT FOR DOLLARS FOR SCHOLARS.

FOR THE LAST DECADE, LANOIE HAS RECRUITED, TRAINED, SCHEDULED AND MANAGED THE SINGLE LARGEST WORK FORCE OF ANY KIND IN THE VALLEY, THE VOLUNTEERS AT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL.

LANOIE WILL BE RECOGNIZED NOV. 1ST AT THE CHAMBER’S JOINT ANNUAL MEETING AND DINNER IN BARTLETT WITH THE MOUNT WASHINGTON VALLEY ECONOMIC COUNCIL.

OTHER “TREASURES” THIS YEAR INCLUDE HOWIE WEMYSS, PRESIDENT OF THE MOUNT WASHINGTON AUTO ROAD – THE LATE AUTHOR, BUSINESSMAN AND CONWAY HISTORIAN DAVID EMERSON – AND THE NEW HAMPSHIRE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, FOR ITS RECENT WORK IN QUICKLY FIXING DAMAGE CAUSED BY TROPICAL STORM IRENE.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE CHAMBER AND THE ANNUAL MEETING/DINNER, CALL (603) 356-5701 OR SEE THE WEBSITE AT www.mtwashingtonvalley.org.