Bob and Martha Carpenter are dedicated leaders who are supportive not only of the Square and Round Dance movement but are also deeply involved in service to their community. The "credentials" of Bob and Martha are exceptional.
Bob's involvement in the church include: Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Co-Chairman of the Building Committee, Secretary of the Board of Invested Funds, and a member of the Church Choir.
Bob and Martha's sensitivity to the needs of others includes service on the Board at Lazarus House for the homeless in Lawrence, MA, and participation in the Walk for Hunger Program.
Bob is a teacher of Business Law at Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill, Ma.
Martha has taught the visually handicapped for 20 years and received the Teacher of the Year Award in 1992.
Their dedication to the Square Dance movement is extensive. Bob and Martha served as Presidents of Hilltown Squares of Haverhill, MA, Fairtown Squares of Topsfield, MA, and (NSSARDA) The North Shore Square & Round Dance Association, and The Square Dance Foundation of New England. Their commitment to the Square Dance Foundation included Chairing two successful fund raising campaigns.
Bob and Martha are currently Vice-President of (EDSARDA) Eastern District Square & Round Dance Association and have been selected as Chairmen for the 1998 New England Square & Round Dance Convention to be held in Danvers, MA.
With the presentation of this award, we acknowledge the contributions made to the Square Dance Community by Bob and Martha Carpenter.
GIVEN AT WATERBURY, CONNECTICUT APRIL 29, 1995