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Environment Community Service Program

Phyllis Appler
GFWC - NH Environment Co-Chairman 2022-2024

Phyllis has been a member of GFWC-NH since the fall of 1975.  She served as president of the GFWC Hudson Junior Woman’s Club, the GFWC Hudson Community Club, and the GFWC Hudson Women’s Club.  She chaired Conservation/Environment for both Juniors and GFWC-NH, as well as International Affairs/International Outreach and Empowering Women Chair for GFWCF-NH.  She served as President of GFWC-NH from 2016 to 2018 with “New Hampshire Inside Out” as her President’s Project.  In 2022, she was honored with the Jennie June Award for New Hampshire and New England Region

In addition to GFWC, she enjoys volunteering at the Nashua Soup Kitchen’s Food Pantry, serving as a member of the Alvirne Trustees, being the science person at Vacation Bible School at Main Street United Methodist Church, as well as gardening and bird watching.

Elaine FrenchElaine French
GFWC - NH Environment Co-Chairman 2022-2024

Elaine has been a member of GFWC - NH since 2015. Since becoming a member of Friends in Council, Elaine has served on the Ways and Means committee. At the 2022 Spring GFWC- NH meeting she was added to the Honor Roll for her contributions as NH House Representative 2018 - 2020, for volunteering as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) since 2017 and bringing her expertise to the Friends in Council Scrapbooks since 2019. In addition to GFWC-NH, Elaine has been the President of the Friends of the Littleton Public Library for a decade and restarted their annual fundraising gala, which required her to get trained for a 1-day bartender license. In 2021 the Save Forest Lake Organization and The Forest Lake Homeowners Assn. honored Elaine for her work towards protecting NH water from landfill contamination. She spent 30+ years in Pathfinders, a co-ed youth organization, starting as a counselor, then club Director and finishing as an Area Coordinator for NNEngland. In her free time, Elaine also loves quilting, gardening, and preserving vegetables and is a substitute teacher in her spare time.


Environment One-Page HandoutFrom the International GFWC Club Manual on Environment Community Service Program

Our environment is the sum of all living and non-living elements and their effects that influence human life. It functions to provide a supply of resources, both renewable and non-renewable. It sustains and enhances the quality of life, as well as assimilates waste. Humans enjoy the beauty of nature from flowing rivers, towering mountains, waves of grassy life, and vast spaces of desert.