The Official Website of Raymond VIP
Raymond Town Common

Board of Directors

2013-2014 Officers

Marilyn Elliott

Vice President
Carolyn Matthews


John Beauvilliers



Dana Zulager

Editorial Board
Carolyn Matthews
Kathy Mayo
Leslie O'Donnell


Welcome to the Official Website of Raymond VIP

The Raymond Voter Information Project, established September 21, 2009, is registered as a New Hampshire Nonprofit Corporation and Charitable Trust, and as a 501 (c) (3) Nonprofit Corporation.

2015 Town Article Reviews               2015 School Article Reviews



Raymond VIP and Raymond School District Cooperative Writing Challenge
for 7th & 8th Graders

 2014: "Local Voting in Raymond: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow"

Contest Handout 

2013: "My Vote - My Voice"

2013 Winning Essays on our Projects page




Why I joined the Voter Information Project...



Strategic Planning

As part of our strategic planning work for the future of Raymond VIP, some
of our board members will be attending a workshop sponsored by the New
Hampshire Center for Nonprofits on March 12, 2014 from 9 AM to 11:30 at
the Audobon Center on Silk Road in Concord.  Following the workshop, we
hope to have an opportunity to consult with Beth Setinhorn, workshop
leader, specifically about recruiting skilled volunteers for VIP.  You can
read about Beth and the work done by the Fixler Group at

This workshop is part of the High Impact Volunteer Engagement program
sponsored by the NHCNP and the NH Charitable Foundation and has come
highly recommended to us by Laurette Edelmann at NHCNP.

CLICK HERE FOR "Strategic Planning for the Future of Raymond VIP"

Strategic Plan comments are welcome!



See latest Press Release for more information.

Annual Dues Form       For Business Donors       For Citizen Donors

List of Business Donors


VIP Table at LRES Bk Bash

Vote for  your favorite children's book. LRES Book Bash October 19, 2012


THANKS to all who helped produce Raymond Voter Information Project 2013:

  • Citizens, town & school staff, and others who contributed facts.
  • Reporters who interviewed, researched and drafted warrant article analyses
  • Citizens who read for clarity
  • Our VIP Editorial Committee who put it all together
  • Our production team at Fosters
  • Our faithful donors including those from our business community.
  • The voters of Raymond!


PLAN NOW to support Raymond VIP and to vote in local elections in March 2014!


The Raymond Voter Information Project is a group of concerned Raymond citizens who have formed a non-profit organization. We believe:

  • The responsibility for good government rests on the shoulders of every citizen.
  • A well informed voter has the greatest freedom of choice.
  • It is possible to present objective voter information.
  • The good of the Town of Raymond is best served when all its citizens participate in study, deliberation, and voting.

We strive to:

  • Improve citizen access to comprehensive, complete, objective information on Raymond candidates, issues, and proposed warrant articles
  • Encourage participation in Raymond’s Deliberative Sessions
  • Encourage participation in Raymond’s local elections
  • Encourage citizens to seek public office

With regard to political policy, we:

  • Neither support nor oppose any political party or any candidate
  • Neither support nor oppose any warrant article
  • Strive to present objective voting information

Members of the Raymond Voter Information Project come from a broad range of careers and municipal experience, and have many personal viewpoints.  However, within Raymond VIP, they are committed to neither support nor oppose any political party, candidate or warrant article and to focus on providing objective voter information. Raymond VIP is registered with the State of New Hampshire and with the Town Of Raymond as a nonprofit corporation.

Voting membership is open to any registered voter in Raymond.

Raymond Voter Information Project Bylaws
(adopted by the Raymond Voter Information Project Membership 1/12/2010)

To support publication of Raymond Voter Information 2013, mail your tax deductible donation to Raymond VIP, PO Box 813, Raymond, NH  03077.  For more information, contact Raymond VIP spokesperson Colleen West-Coates at 603-895-9444 or Treasurer Marilyn Elliott at 603-895-4084.  Write to Raymond VIP at the address above, or click on the green box below to send us an e-mail at

Comments welcome! 

Disclaimer: Any information provided through this website or e-mail to the Raymond VIP, including but not limited to feedback, questions, comments, and suggestions, is non-confidential.

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