CONCORD, N.H. (Oct. 25, 2019)— Every year, the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests presents the organization’s Trish Churchill Volunteer of the Year Award at its Annual Meeting held in the fall. Among the organization’s most prestigious recognitions, this annual award honors those exemplary people who have volunteered their time, resources, and energy to help the Forest Society achieve its mission.
At this year’s 118th Annual Meeting, the Forest Society was honored to present the Trish Churchill Volunteer of the Year Award to Marcy Weeks of Moultonborough. Weeks has taken the lead on the planning and execution of every annual meeting since the Centennial in 2001, which was a four-day event that took two years of planning. She also has assisted with and advised on arrangements for a number of celebration events every year.
Weeks is a nationally known event planner that coordinates corporate events all across the country and in Europe. As owner of Event Builders, she has worked with clients such as Boston Scientific, IBM, Fidelity, and many more. Her volunteering to take on the Forest Society’s events, both big and small, has been invaluable to the organization. She always delivers professional, engaging, and fun events.
“While the Forest Society benefits from hundreds of volunteers over the course of the year, one usually stands out for their efforts and dedication,” states Jane Difley, outgoing president/forester of the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests. “This year we are especially pleased to present this award to Marcy, whose ability to materialize just when we need her the most is extraordinary. Her good cheer, friendship, and stellar qualifications are a true asset to the Forest Society.”
The Weeks family is no stranger to the Forest Society. Marcy Weeks is the third generation from her family to play a key role in the Forest Society. Weeks Forest in Gilford was donated to us by Marcy’s grandparents in memory of her father, who played there as a child and later built his home from timber he harvested there. She is also the daughter of former trustee Sheila Weeks. “We are proud of our long-term association with the Weeks Family and are especially pleased and grateful to Marcy for choosing the Forest Society to dedicate her volunteerism efforts,” adds Difley. See the story in the Laconia Daily Sun.