Meet Scott Kalicki GCNH Executive Director

This former Lakes Region Community College President is leading the effort to open the first Gilda’s Club in New England

We recently selected Scott Kalicki as our Executive Director. Scott will head the development and overall operations of Gilda’s Club New Hampshire. The club, the first in the New England area, is getting close to opening its doors in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire.

Kalicki, a Laconia resident, recently retired as the President of Lakes Region Community College.  Throughout his life he has been involved in many volunteer opportunities, such as being on boards including Special Olympics New Hampshire, Belknap County Economic Development Council, Lakes Region Child Care Service, Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce, and much more.

After retiring, Kalicki realized that he is someone who would never be content to just sit at home. He wanted to spend this phase of his life giving back to the community. His mother was going through cancer and he is a hospice volunteer for the Visiting Nurses Association and Hospice, so when he saw the ad for the position at Gilda’s Club, it felt like a perfect fit.

“I felt like this was the perfect opportunity for me to utilize my professional skills in a way that hugely impacts my community,” said Kalicki. “I have been a fan of Gilda’s Club for many years and when I saw that they were looking for someone to lead the club in New Hampshire, I answered the call.”

“We are excited that Scott has joined our leadership team,” said Pat Anderson, President of Gilda’s Club New Hampshire. “His leadership experience and knowledge of our community is just what we need as we work through the last stage needed to get the club open in the Laconia area.”

2 Replies to “Meet Scott Kalicki GCNH Executive Director”

  1. Dear Scott,
    Congratulations on establishing Gilda’s Club in central New Hampshire. I direct the ninth-grade Project Outreach program at Holderness School in Plymouth. Each March, we spend 10 days in Lowell, MA helping out in a dozen or so non-profit organizations. As a group of about 60 students and 10 adults, we sleep on a church floor and cook our meals in the church kitchen. Unfortunately, COVID has canceled our travel plans, but not our service-learning program.
    How can we help out at Gilda’s Club? Our program runs from March 8 – March 16. We can organize our students into groups of 10, or we can also offer larger or smaller groups depending on what is needed. We can work indoors or out. We can do yard work, paint, clean, organize, write thank you notes, etc.
    Whatever you might need. It might be too soon for you to know exactly what jobs you might have, but it would be great if we could get on your calendar a day or two or three.
    Thanks so much.
    Carol Dopp

    1. Hi Carol.
      Thank you for your message and interest in Gilda’s Club. What a wonderful initiative – the Project Outreach Program.
      Can I suggest we have a phone chat? Our office phone number is (603) 387-6775. I am sure we can use the energy and talents of your students!

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