Thank you note from a student attending the WinnAero program: “Honoring Aviation’s Past While Soaring to The Future”
Back in 2009, Bill Seed, founder of WinnAero, and his goal was to cultivate student interest in STEM at every age level. Thus was born the Aviation and Aerospace Educational Center at Winnipesaukee, known better as “WinnAero”. Bill solicited a team of like-minded volunteers to form the non-profit Board of Directors for WinnAero. They included three career educators, Vlad Vascak, Dan Caron and Duke Kline; a retired airline captain, Bob McCulla; two retired Air Force pilots, Bill Moran and Don Morrissey; and the manager of the Laconia Airport, Diane Terrill, who provided WinnAero a home base. When Scott Davis retired as the Director of our local high school Career and Technical Center, Bill wisely recruited him for the Board. With nothing but a goal to bring STEM knowledge to area youth using aviation-based, hands-on, fun activities and a cadre of dedicated volunteers, the Winn Aero journey began. Stay tuned as WinnAero continues to soar to the future while honoring the past.
The mission of is to help foster, adoptive, and kinship parents by providing emotional, educational, and group support in our local area of Central New Hampshire from north of Concord to Plymouth and New London to Wolfeboro.
They have helped foster, adoptive, and kinship care children and their families for over 12 years by providing monthly support meetings, resources, training, and events focused on those children affected by abuse, neglect, and trauma.
What started as an informal small group quickly became an independent nonprofit organization, tying about 50 families together with common support needs. Though the non-profit has officially been designated as the support group of the DCYF Laconia district office, it remains independent. We have raised our own funds to support educational training and events and have resources for families across the majority of the Lakes Region and surrounding Central New Hampshire towns.
There are so many children waiting for a home and only so many homes available to them. Please consider fostering or adopting a child who needs compassionate help and a stable home, then consider joining a support group that can help you through it all.
If you are already a home that has foster, adoptive, or kinship children, please consider joining us. For more information, please contact Beth Maltzie at firstname.lastname@example.org.