Louise Quinn Tremblay
One of the major qualifications for induction to the CHSAA Hall of Fame is exemplary community involvement. Louise Quinn Tremblay, CHS ’62, personifies community involvement and participation.
While at CHS, Louise was a very active class and school participant. She was an active member of the Band (chosen for the Northeastern Music Festival), Glee Club, Talent Show, Drama Club and Senior Play. She also developed a strong sense of giving and service to her community. She was the student manager for the Girls Basketball and Field Hockey teams for 3 years. She was always giving and volunteering to help others and her community. While doing all of this at CHS and in the community, she also worked in the family business, North Chelmsford Hardware in Vinal Square. She worked at the store since 1958.
The list of Town of Dracut committees on which Louise has participated is truly unprecedented and impressive. Inspection of this resume reveals that she is definitely a long term and committed member of any activity for which she is appointed or volunteers. Her work with the Town of Dracut’s Finance Committee, 1986-2016, 30 years of faithful service with 9 years in a leadership position (Vice Chair, Chair & Secretary) is unprecedented. Participation on one of these demanding committees alone is truly impressive. But she also participated in many other committees and activities at the same time, all the while she was working full time and raising a family.
Louise has been recognized for her outstanding community service to her town, receiving the following prestigious awards:
Melvin Jones Award from the Lions Club; the highest award you can receive from the Lions Club Organization for outstanding achievement and dedication to your club and community.
Unsung Heroine Award from The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women and presented by then Governor Mitt Romney, for heartfelt service to and dedication to the community of Dracut, MA, given annually to one woman in the town, chosen by the local state senator.
Community Champion from The Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce; awarded for outstanding community service to the Greater Lowell Community and the Town of Dracut.
Receiving one of these awards is impressive, but for Louise to receive all three is unprecedented and a testament to her dedication and community involvement.
Louise hasn’t forgotten her time at CHS at all. As Mike Pigeon, CHS ’62 classmate, states, “Louise has been the glue that has kept our class together. She has been involved and lead EVERY class reunion since we graduated.”