Red Gendron Keynote Speaker in Manchester

The Kiwanis Club of Berlin is hosting a fundraiser Thursday May 4th at Fratello’s in Manchester. The event is open to anyone fom the hockey community who would like to attend and will begin at 6:30 pm. Tickets are available through Wednesday May 3rd, click here for more information. Contact Rachelle Beaudoin 603-391-2145 or if you have other questions.

This unique event will bring together former residents of Berlin who have a share connection and fondness for the city and want to give something back to the community. The idea is to meet others who are originally from Berlin, share a meal, and “pay it forward” by helping current Berlin students further their education. This event will raise funds for Berlin Kiwanis Club annual scholarship.

The event will feature a keynote address entitled “Start with Why” by Dennis “Red” Gendron, Assistant Coach, Men’s Hockey, Yale University.

Gendron, a Berlin Native, a three-time hockey captain and 1979 graduate of New England College (Henniker, N.H.), spent the last 21 years coaching the sport. He began as an assistant coach at Berlin High School where he also taught History and Economics from 1979-1981. He has since coached at the University of Maine, UMass, and for USA Hockey.

He spent 11 seasons with the New Jersey Devils’ organization as a scout and assistant coach, including Stanley Cup Championships in 1995, 2000 and 2003. Part of his duty with the Devils included serving as head coach of the AHL affiliate in Albany for the 2002-03 and 2003-04 seasons. In 2007 Red was inducted into th NH Legends of Hockey Hall of Fame. Gendron and his wife, Janet, have two daughters, Katelyn and Allison.

The evening will also include a performance by LogJam. Bred and spread in the Great North Woods, the duo LogJam, cut their teeth to the Berlin Rock Scene like a BMS bandsaw to pine. Weaving their way through the stages of the White Mountain Chalet, the Joliette Snowshoe Club, the Sanborn, Dubriel’s, and countless BHS dances, the boys were always front and center to hear the sounds of Berlin NH. Now they take stage, to give back a little of what they have received.

About the Kiwanis Club:
The Kiwanis Club of Berlin NH is a service organization of caring men and women from all walks of life. Our objective is to bring aid to children in need. The majority of our efforts benefit children in the communities of Berlin, Gorham and Milan. We serve by doing hands-on projects in our communities, by sponsoring K-Kids, Key Club and sponsoring fund raising activities, which provide monetary support for children’s programs and through personal involvement in the giving of our time and skills.

$40.00 per person minimum donation for dinner. ($42.00 if tickets are bought online.) Cash bar.

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