The Health Benefits of Bicycle Riding

Bicycle Riding pic

Bicycle Riding
Image: bicycling.com

Eric Tetler leads as president of Windfield Alloy, Inc., a New Hampshire firm of that pioneered a one-stop recycling approach that encompasses electronics and metals recycling, as well as the refining of precious metals. Eric Tetler enjoys cycling in his free time.

Cycling is a convenient means of transportation that also offers an excellent workout, even at a moderate pace. It is particularly advantageous to those with arthritis, back pain, and weak joints, as the seat supports the majority of the body weight. Cycling is considered low impact and may even help enhance the health of joints. This is due to strengthening of the muscles surrounding the joints, which in turn provides better support for the knees.

An aerobic activity, cycling is particularly effective in helping people lose weight and reduce the chances of heart disease. The bicycle acts as an extension of the body, which expands balance and proprioception. The latter skill is tied to knowing where the body is in space and can decline if not engaged throughout one’s life.

Boys and Girls Clubs’ Art Exhibit Contest

 

Art Exhibit Contest pic

Art Exhibit Contest
Image: bgca.org

Since 1994, Eric Tetler has served as the president of Windfield Alloy, a company that specializes in scrap metal recycling and the refining of fine metals. Outside of his work life, Eric Tetler supports the efforts of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Derry.

In conjunction with thousands of other clubs nationwide, the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Derry sponsors a contest each year to help identify and empower the area’s local artistic talent. As part of the organization’s National Fine Arts Exhibit program, children in four different age groups can submit artistic pieces in any number of 10 categories, which are then judged and exhibited locally, regionally, and nationally, depending on the merit of the work. Thirty-seven national winners are selected, and their work is presented at different events throughout the year.

A child or adolescent must have been a member of the club for a period of no less than three months in order to be eligible for the exhibit. The piece cannot be any larger than 30×40 inches, and it must be submitted in the proper age group – 9 and under, 10 to 12, 13 to 15, and 16 to 18 years old. Artwork can be submitted in one of 10 categories, including oil and acrylic, watercolor, mixed media, and sculpture. Visit derrybgclub.org for more details.

Art Club at the BGCA of Greater Derry

 

Art Club  pic

Art Club
Image: derrybgclub.org

A graduate of Springfield College in Massachusetts, Eric Tetler joined Windfield Alloy, Inc. in 1994 and currently serves as president of the environmental services firm. Active within his New England community, Eric Tetler supports charitable organizations such as the Salvation Army and the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Derry.

A youth service organization committed to improving children’s lives, the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Derry offers services such as mentoring, homework help, and recreational activities in a safe environment. The organization also offers a weekly Art Club meeting for youth interested in exploring their creative side. The group is participating in the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s National Fine Arts Exhibit program, which invites young people to submit original artwork in categories that include drawing, printmaking, oil painting, mixed media, and more. Winning artists receive an engraved plaque and will have their artwork displayed at various special events.

The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Derry’s After-School Program

After-School Program pic

After-School Program
Image: derrybgclub.org

Eric Tetler joined Windfield Alloy in 1994, and he is now president of the Atkinson, New Hampshire-based company. Actively involved in his community, Eric Tetler contributes to the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Derry, which maintains a number of youth programs, including its after-school program.

The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Derry’s after-school program operates Monday through Thursday from 1 to 7:30 p.m. and on Fridays from 1 to 9 p.m. Students participating in the program can choose to do their homework, play in the gymnasium, or play in the game room.

From 3 to 4:30, the program conducts its “Homework Power Hour,” where participants receive points for completing assignments. They can exchange their homework points for prizes once per month. Students also receive points for competing in tournaments in the game room. The game- time points are accumulated weekly, and at the end of each week, a king and a queen of the games are crowned.

In the program, students can engage in physical fitness through a variety of recreational activities, including matball, kickball, and dodgeball. The after-school program promotes the arts as well, featuring a number of creative arts clubs such as Drama Club, Craft Club, and Fine Arts Club.

To learn more about the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Derry and its programs, visit http://www.derrybgclub.org.

Merrimack Valley YMCA Offers a Variety of Summer Camps

Merrimack Valley YMCA pic

Merrimack Valley YMCA
Image: camp.mvymca.org

In 1994, Eric Tetler started the national recycling company, Windfield Alloy, in Atkinson, New Hampshire. Under his guidance, the company has grown from 6 employees to 55 employees. Outside of work, Eric Tetler is heavily involved in philanthropic endeavors within his community, supporting organizations like the YMCA.

Founded 160 years ago, the YMCA works with neighborhoods to empower residents and help communities grow and thrive. The organization focuses on youth development and social responsibility, to encourage others to give back and support those in the area. Additionally, the YMCAs of New Hampshire offer a variety of camps for youth and families to attend.

The Merrimack Valley YMCA Camps feature two overnight camps for children ages 8 to 16: Camp Lawrence for boys and Camp Nokomis for girls. Both camps are located on Bear Island on Lake Winnipesaukee and host 150 campers and approximately 60 staff members. Families can also participate in the 9-day Bear Island Family Camp, which occurs at Camp Lawrence at the end of the summer. All three camps include sports activities, crafts, and campfires.

New England Revolution Sign Defender Joshua Smith

Joshua Smith pic

Joshua Smith
Image: revolutionsoccer.net

With more than 20 years of experience in the metal recycling business, Eric Tetler serves as president of Windfield Alloy in Atkinson, New Hampshire. In his free time, Eric Tetler enjoys supporting the New England Revolution soccer team, which recently announced the signing of defender Joshua Smith.

The New England Revolution signed 6-foot-4 defender Joshua Smith in the fourth round of the 2017 Major League Soccer (MLS) SuperDraft. A native of Fort Polk, Louisiana, Joshua Smith grew up in Germany, where his father was stationed in the U.S. Army. As a teenager, Smith played in the German Bundesliga for Karlsruher SC’s U17 (under 17) and U19 teams, in addition to competing on the United States U17 team.

Smith went on to play for four years at the the University of San Francisco, where he started in 70 of 71 games, scoring five goals and recording three assists. Smith concurrently played in the San Jose Earthquakes Premier Development League (PDL) system over the last three years, and he served as the captain of the Burlington Dragons, the Earthquakes’ U23 partner, for two seasons.

Poised to begin his first official professional season, Smith provides a strong aerial presence and adds depth to the Revolution’s defensive line.

Boys and Girls Club of Greater Derry Art Club

Boys and Girls Club of Greater Derry pic

Boys and Girls Club of Greater Derry
derrybgclub.org

Eric Tetler graduated from Springfield College with a bachelor of science in sports management in 1992. He has worked for Windfield Alloy in Atkinson, New Hampshire, since 1994. Eric Tetler has donated to the Bowl-a-Thon fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Derry.

The Boys & Girls Club has served the youth of Greater Derry since 1969, and has several programs from which children can learn and grow. One is the Art Club.

The Greater Derry chapter is one of 4,000 Boys & Girls clubs nationwide actively trying to spot young artists. The local group takes part in the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s (BGCA’s) National Fine Arts Exhibit, a competition which encourages children’s creativity, skills, and appreciation of art.

The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Derry will enter artwork in four age divisions and 10 separate categories. The best artwork selected at the regional district level will go on to compete at the national level, where 37 winners are chosen. Various events for the next year will then showcase the winning artwork.

The Greater Derry chapter’s Art Club meetings occur on Wednesdays from 5:30-7:00 p.m., and space is limited.