This past June, NHADA members, partners, families, and friends all arrived at our annual convention, “Family Camp”, at Mill Falls at the Lake, a timeless all-seasons resort at Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire. Although we’ve stayed at this resort before, this year was an event that featured many new activities such as the much-favored tiki boat tour, pictured below.
The first night, our guests boarded the nostalgic Mount Washington for a dinner cruise with breathtaking views of New Hampshire’s largest lake, perfect weather, and memorable sunset to end the night. Earlier in the night, we were greeted by Speaker of the House, Sherm Packard and Executive Councilor Joe Kenney.
On day two, our campers embarked on their own activities choosing from several surrounding attractions, from beer and wine tasting to golf and soccer tournaments. Though we had rain, there was no shortage of smiles.
The second and final evening was kickstarted by our Keynote Speaker, Durran Cage of Cage Automotive, an NHADA Bronze Partner. Just before dinner we were honored to hear from our guests: Dept. Of Safety Commissioner Bob Quinn, DMV Director John Marasco and Deputy DMV Director Mike Todd.
Before the night was over, our campers listened to two gut-busting performances by comedians David Rattigan and Mike McDonald. Family Camp concluded with a short ceremony highlighting our campers in a light-hearted award ceremony and gavel was handed over to NHADA’s new Chair, John Sawyer, Jr. of Portsmouth Ford.
Pete McNamara (NHADA President), John Sawyer Jr.
(Portsmouth Ford, Inc), DMV Director John Marasco, NH
Dept. Of Safety Commissioner Bob Quinn, Deputy DMV
Director Mike Todd, Tim Foss (Northeast Auto Auction &
Foss Motors), & Jay McFarland (Hampton Ford Hyundai)
Dick Horan (Precision Imports) & Kaleena Guzman
Best Tie Dye: Sean Skinner, Assurant Dealer Services
Youngest Dancer on the Dance Floor: James DeLuca Auto Auction of New England
Best Camper Ranger: Jay McFarland, Hampton Ford Hyundai
Five-Hour Tour Award: Richard MacLeay, UVnGO
Most Prepared for the Tiki Tour: Jeff Burditt, Quirk Auto Dealers of NH
Best Makeshift Cooler: Dick Horan, Precision Imports Golf Awards
Shortest Amount of Time on the Golf Course: Chris Platek (Betley Chevrolet), Jeff Platek (Betley Chevrolet), Richard DeFreitas (Chase Auto), Mike Taffaro (WMUR-TV/WMUR.COM NH)
Men’s Longest Drive: Brad Heim, Brown & Brown Dealer Services
Women’s Longest Drive: Tammy Mantie, NBT Bank
Men’s Closest to the Pin: Chris Zaremba, Nancy Phillips Associates
Women’s Closest to the Pin: Carrie Forbes, Nancy Phillips Associates
Best Score: Carrie Forbes (Nancy Phillips Associates), Chris Zaremba (Nancy Phillips Associates), Sean Strizzi (Nancy Phillips Associates), Ron Poirier (Bob & Sons Automotive)
Last Place: Brad Heim (Brown & Brown Dealer Services), Rich DeFreitas (Chase Auto), Tammy Mantie (NBT Bank), Roger Lovering (Lovering Auto Group)
Jeff Jospa (Cox Automotive), Steven Blackledge (Cox
Automotive), Jessica Trask (Sunnyside Acura), and Ryan
LeBrun (Sunnyside Acura) are all smiles despite the rain
out on the course.
Before our campers hit the road, an announcement was made that the NHADA will be making a matching donation of $10,000 to the newly established Scott M. Mullin Memorial Scholarship Fund. The family of Scott Mullin has established this endowed scholarship fund at Manchester Community College (MCC) to support students pursuing careers in the Powersports industry. Named after the longtime motorcycle enthusiast and racer, the Fund will provide need-based financial assistance to students enrolled in the Powersports program who aspire to work in the motorsports industry.
Scott will forever be a member of the NHADA family, and his legacy will be carried out through impacting hundreds of students pursue a career in which he loved. If you are feeling compelled to donate to this cause, please do so via these links:
Family Camp would not have been as successful without our dedicated and supportive event sponsors.
Next year’s convention will be held at the Mountain View Grand in Whitefield, NH June 25-27, 2023. If you have any
questions regarding the event, please contact Kaleena Guzman, Major Events Manager at 603-224-2369 or at
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