OC MEMORIAL FUNDS
The Outing Club has six memorial funds which have been established to commemorate those special persons who had a love for the OC and all it contributes to the community. Donations may be made to any fund in any amount.
Please contact a board director if you would like to establish a memorial fund.
Donations to the memorial funds can be made by mail, online (click the links below), or in person at Mountainside (23 Summit Road, New London, NH 03257). Mail with your check (payable to "OC") to: OC, P.O. Box 1856, New London, NH 03257.
Please make note of which memorial fund your contribution should be added to.
Alex Gissler Memorial Fund
1989 - 2006
Alexander C. Gissler was born in New London on July 29, 1989. He lived in Newbury all of his life and attended Kearsarge Regional Elementary School in New London and Kearsarge Regional Middle School. Alex was a member of the junior class at Kearsarge Regional High School in North Sutton when he died as a result of injuries from an automobile accident on October 1,2006.
Alex had a love of sports and the outdoors. He worked at the Baker Hill Golf Course during the summers, after school and on weekends. He enjoyed sports of all kinds and was a fan of all New England sports players. He played sports at the New London Outing Club for many years, and he particularly enjoyed lacrosse and basketball. He really liked being with his friends and spending time with his family.
Alex is known for his ability to light up a room with his incredible smile and will be fondly remembered by all. Alex, his sister Jenna, and his parents, Carl and Cindy, are devoted members in our community.
Bob Andrews Memorial Fund
1960 - 2006
Bob Andrews was born on Sept. 26, 1960 in Point Pleasant, N.J. He spent his early years in Bay Head, NJ and moved to New London in 1968. He was highly dedicated to youth in sports and recreational opportunities for all ages in our community.
Bob, as a former local high school athlete, collegiate soccer athlete, long time KRHS Women's Head Soccer Coach, middle-school teacher and the first full-time Recreational Director of the Town of New London, was a fixture in our community. His willingness, enthusiasm and expertise in motivating, teaching and coaching was exceptional. His relationship with the NLOC, as a youth participant followed by a volunteer coach and leader, and finally his cooperative spirit coordinating New London Recreation Department activities at the NLOC was admired and appreciated by all.
The Bob Andrew's Memorial Fund was established by the NLOC as an endowment to be available for many of the important programs and services that were important to Bob. Such as scholarships to ensure that no child would be precluded from participating in a sport due to financial need. As well as training of volunteer soccer coaches and officials to promote the game that Bob loved. Ice hockey was another love of Bobs, as evidenced by his tireless efforts to build and maintain a winter ice skating rink next to the New London Inn. The rink has since been named the "Bob Andrews Memorial Rink". Our first expenditure from this Fund is providing financial assistance in the construction of a rink-side warming hut built in his honor.
Walton & Virginia Chadwick Memorial Fund
Walt Chadwick - 1924 - 2004
Virginia "Ginny" Chadwick - 1923 - 2005
Walt Chadwick was born September 1924 and a lifelong resident of New London, New Hampshire. He was a1942 graduate of New London High School, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, as well as owner and operator of Chadwick Funeral Service in New London from 1949- 1991.
Virginia Johnson was born on September 23, 1923 in Northwood, N.H. She attended high school at Coe Brown Academy and graduated with a Home Economics degree from the University of New Hampshire in 1945. Following graduation, Ginny relocated to New London, N.H. to teach Home Economics at New London High School.
Walt and Ginny met in New London and were married in 1946. They had three children who were active in sports and the NLOC was a big part of their lives. They volunteered at many sporting events and gave continued financial support to the NLOC. Their daughter, Marion, has served as Director of the NLOC in the past.
In memory of Walt and Ginny, a beautiful bench contributed by their family sits at the Little League Field where they often sat to watch the games.
Eleanor second from left, (Ben far right)
Carlton F. & Eleanor G. Barton Memorial Fund
Carlton Barton - 1926 - 2009
Eleanor Barton - 1926 - 1982
Eleanor (Ellie) Barton was the daughter of Merle and Vinita Gay. She was a graduate of the New London High School class of 1944 where she was an outstanding basketball player. She Graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1948 and married high school friend Carlton (Bud) Barton in 1950.
Ellie and Carlton had four children and their home became known as the town's gathering place for their children's friends. Ellie served as Secretary for the NLOC and along with Bud, they were great supporters of the NLOC. Ellie's son, Ben, served on the board of directors for the NLOC and was active as a coach and officiator of NLOC sporting activities.
The Carlton and Eleanor Barton Memorial Fund has been used for special needs for the NLOC.
Carlton far right.
Kent Woodward was born to Sumner and Jo Woodward on June 6, 1958 in New London, New Hampshire. Kent attended the New London Elementary School. He was nine years old when he was tragically killed on September 17, 1967 on Mount Washington as a result of the Cog Railway accident.
Kent was a Cub Scout and played the position of catcher on the Little League baseball team. Kent's grandparents, Wesley and Beth Woodward, donated a gift of land to the NLOC in his memory. Given Kent's love of baseball, memorial donations made in his memory were used to build a Little League field on the land now known as Woodward Park.
Kent's Memorial Fund has been used for various needs of the OC over the years and continues to grow from the continued support of his family and friends.
Bub Morgan Memorial Fund
1944 - 2021
Edward "Bub" Morgan was born in Phoenixville, PA July 8, 1944 where he grew up playing football, basketball and baseball. He attended Bucknell University on a football scholarship and was an original member of the forthcoming varsity lacrosse program, a sport he fell in love with not only for the finesse it requires as the "fastest game on two feet," but for its Native American origins and traditions.
After retiring from Wall Street in 1996, he moved the family to New Hampshire where a lacrosse hat led to a chance introduction while sledding at King Ridge, resulting in a lifelong friendship and the start of lacrosse at the Outing Club. He served as coach, president and board member for over 20 years before retiring in 2018. He lost a four-year fight against pancreatic cancer on April 21, 2021. Donations will go to the youth lacrosse programs and general maintenance and upkeep of the park he loved so much.