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Keene Ice and Snow Festival
Saturday, February 1.  Sign ups are open now. Not-Yet GSAs are welcome to volunteer with a GSA – see our info page for details.

The 18th Annual Keene Ice and Snow Festival, presented by the Keene Downtown Group, takes place on Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 10am to 4p.m. in downtown Keene. GSAs can volunteer at the NH Information Booths, which will be set up at Central Square at the top of Main Street (Gazebo area) and on Railroad Square. Booths will have information from the NH Division of Travel and Tourism, Keene Chamber, local Monadnock Region information as well as Keene Ice & Snow Festival Events Map and Information. Due to the fact that the booths are outside, shifts are 2 hours long. Feel free to sign up for more than one if you wish to stay longer.  More info…

Got Grandkids? Princesses, Elsa and Anna, from Frozen will be taking in the sights at the 2020 Keene Ice & Snow Festival!


NH Farm & Forest Expo
NH Tourism Booth only this year
Friday, February 14-15, 2020
Email Emily to sign up. More info…


Visitor Information Centers


Notes & Instructions

2019 NHGSA Policy and Procedure Manual
Please read!

GSA Sign Up
Welcome Center shift calendars are open through April 2020. MAY 2020 ‘center’ calendars open January 1, at 7am.  Note: All center calendar openings will happen at 7am now regardless of day they fall on.
**  Events, meetings, tours, and activities have their own designated sign-up dates/times.


Posting Hours
If you served at the White Mountain National Forest, or an event that was NOT managed by an onsite GSA staff member (like Strawbery Banke, Hillsborough events, or Bedrock Gardens) – CLICK HERE – to submit your hours. All others will submit your hours at the end of each month. If you have a question, email emily@nhgsa.com.


GSA MerchandiseOnline Store
GSA embroidered merchandise orders are fulfilled twice a year (you can pre-order at any time). This enables us to provide our shirts at a major savings. Samples will be available at our AMBIEs Awards luncheon and our holiday party. Bulk orders will go in the day after these two events and take 2-3 weeks to come in. We do have some items in stock.


HELP SPREAD THE WORD


Are you a member of a fraternal organization or club that encourages its members to do presentations? We would love for you to talk about your experiences as a GSA volunteer. We have basic presentations, hand-outs, and talking points available. Our staff is also happy to attend and speak. Email kelly@nhgsa.com.

We have rack cards and volunteer cards available for GSAs to hand out. One side is “Become a GSA” for friends, and the other side is “Host a GSA” for businesses.

New Stuff — even more opportunities in our newsletter

Learning Opportunities

Upcoming Tours & Meetings
If the tour title doesn’t link, we are still working on details. Linked Events and Tours are marked with a “•”. Watch the newsletter for when we post the information page.

New Hampshire Primary Training
Friday, January 17th, 8:30am-noon
If it’s full, email Kelly to be on wait list.
Manchester Millyard Museum

Each NH Primary, Granite State Ambassadors coordinates a training to help our GSAs and other front-line folks prepare for the Primary including educating them about the importance of the NH Primary, it’s history, and also how to work with the media in a politically charged environment.
This year’s sponsors include Citizen’s Count, where you can research the issues and candidates, and the Manchester Millyard Museum.


Manchester-Boston Regional Airport Quarterly Meetings
Next one – January 28, 2020 (sign-ups open)
GSA volunteer meeting with Kelly 2-3pm
Speaker: MHT airlines & ticketing agents
Airport management update meeting – 3-4pm


Tour: Mt Kearsarge Indian Museum & NH Telephone Museum, Warner
Tuesday, February 18, 10am-3pm (sign ups open Jan 14, 7am)

Eligibility: must have at least 12 hours served within past 6 months.

Indian Museum: Exhibits allow visitors to travel through time and space – displaying artifacts and presenting information on prehistoric to contemporary Native Americans from every corner of the North American continent.

Telephone Museum: View over 1000 telecommunications related artifacts, including telephones from all eras, switchboards, tools, telephone booths, and other related items.
Click here for more information.

There isn’t a March tour planned because it’s such a busy event and training month.


Tour: L L Lee Scouting Museum & Scouting Library
Wednesday, April 22, 10am (sign ups open Mar 12, 7am)

Overview of the 50 year history of the museum. Trace the history of the development of ‘scouting’ in its many forms, worldwide, in the USA, and locally in NH.
Click here for more information.


Living Shore Aquarium (used to be Heritage NH next to StoryLand)
It’s now open. There was just a segment on Chronicle about them.

May – more info coming


GSA Social Committee

GSAs that enjoy getting together for social activities outside of NHGSA’s framework.


GSA Perks

Discounted lodging, theatre & admissions. Free parking at MHT…


Newsletters

Most Recent – January 20 2020



Resource Pages

• Getting Started Tutorials
• GSA Master Calendar – Save the Dates
• Photo Albums
• Topic: Human Trafficking
• Best Practices Articles
• Carpool Information
• CIMA / Volunteer Accident Insurance

 Read our 2018 annual report!  

2019 Operations Survey Results

MHT Info Booth Dashboard Link (requires booth login)

Social Media

Facebook
Blog Articles


DONATE – SUPPORT WHAT YOU LOVE

If you love being a GSA and what it brings to your life, please consider a year-end tax-deductible donation to support our organization. We appreciate donations of any amount.

Click here to donate online or you can send a check to: Granite State Ambassadors • 470 Mast Road • Goffstown NH 03045.  Please write “donation” on the memo line.