Welcome to the Bedford New Hampshire Rotary Club
Bedford Rotary is an active and caring organization. Our fundraising efforts bring in about $35,000 annually through several exciting community events:
The Annual Idol Contest showcases talented high school performers and takes place in January. The COVID pandemic suspended this production for a few years, but the Bedford Rotary Club is proud to announce it is being reintroduced in January 2025. The Idol Contest is a superbly managed production featuring a live band, backup singers and professional sound and lighting. If you enjoy great talent, this is the event to attend!
The Bedford Rotary Club has hosted two Corn Hole Tournaments in 2023 and 2024 and the response has been tremendous. This will likely continue as an annual fun and competitive event.
Bedford Rotary also has a long history of running an annual fundraising road race. Six years ago we transitioned to an exciting trail race, and the Bedford Rotary Club's Trails 2 Ales 5K was born! Trail runs are growing in popularity and are fun events for individual runners of all ages as well as families, especially when combined with grilled burgers, ales from local breweries, soft drinks, and community fun following the race. Our Trails to Ales 5K race is held at Legacy Park in Bedford in August. Additionally, the race has become one of the Millennium Running “Happy Hour Hustle” events, so it attracts hundreds of runners!
Bedford Rotary also facilitates additional fundraising and community events which include:
  • Bell Ringing from Thanksgiving to Christmas to support the Salvation Army Corps of Manchester. We braved the cold and the wind to ring the Kettle Bell raising more than $12,000 for the Salvation Army. This is the highest grossing Kettle of the Manchester Corps.
  • We also remember and honor Bedford’s senior residents living in area assisted living facilities. In early December we meet and escort senior citizens and their care givers to the Manchester Country Club for a festive and fun-filled luncheon. The club provides live music, entertainment and a wonderful meal provided by the Manchester Country Club Dining staff. Our deserving seniors even get a visit from Santa!
Bedford New Hampshire Rotary Club Speakers

Andrea Bilello speaking at the Bedford New Hampshire Rotary ClubApril 17, 2024
Manchester Country Club

Andrea Bilello
Camp Exciting Adventures


Andrea Beliello will speak at the Bedford Rotary Club on 17 April, 2024. She will speak about Camp Exciting Adventures, a week-long summer camp for children who have a vision impairment.
Andrea Bilello is an itinerant Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments and a Certified Assistive Technology Instructional Specialist (CATIS) at Strafford Learning Center. She has master’s degrees in Special Education from UMaine, Orono and Vision Studies from UMASS, Boston. Andrea has presented at several international and regional conferences about students with visual impairment, technology, and college entrance exams. With 20 years of experience in education, Andrea enjoys teaching students who are blind and visually impaired and providing instruction in assistive technology. Andrea is a cofounder of Camp EXSIGHTING Adventures, a weeklong residential camp for youth with visual impairment in New Hampshire. She is the past President and the present Treasurer of Camp EXSIGHTING Adventures. 


Kim Lovely
May 15, 2024
Registered Dietician
Kyla Ludwik
Jun 05, 2024

WELCOME to our newest member:

Karen Lascelle, CPA, CVA, CFE
  • Joined Rotary just after going on a Group Study Exchange to Brazil; an incredible experience!  
  • Paul Harris Fellow
  • Past-President of the Rotary Club of Nashua West
  • I love arts & crafts, the beach, traveling, walking and reading
Karen Lascelle, CPA, CVA, CFE is a Managing Director with John Burk & Associates CPAs, PC.  She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in New Hampshire as well as a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)...

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We meet Wednesdays at 7:30 AM
Manchester Country Club
180 South River Road
Bedford, NH  03110
The Rotary Club of Bedford meets at the Manchester Country Club on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. A hot buffet breakfast is served. Come join us!
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Bedford New Hampshire Rotary Club Events
Get Ready for a GREAT TIME at our fundraising Events!
August 1, 2024

Trails 2 Ales 5K Trail Race

January 2025

Bedford IDOL Showcase

February 2025
Cornhole Tournament
Upcoming Events
Past Events and NEWS!
March 20, 2024
Manchester Country Club 7:30am
Miss NH - Dr. Brooke Mills
“I talk through my brain injury story and childhood challenges, how the Miss America opportunity provided me hope and role models during tough times, how everyone can be involved to empower women in the state of NH, my year as Miss New Hampshire and what the year holds for me as a business entrepreneur and new business owner in Bedford.”
The Bedford Rotary Club hosted a fundraising corn-hole tournament at Murphy's Taproom Carriage House on Saturday, February 19. 43 teams -from corn-hole initiates to seasoned ringers- participated.
Claiming the tournament's $300 first prize was the team of Payton Adams and Drevin Richard. In second place -and winners of $200- were Bhuc Tu and Eric Gosselin. The third place winners of $100 were Ron Bourgeois and Rob Browne.
The money that the Bedford Rotary raises through fundraisers like the Corn-hole tourney goes to scholarships, charitable organizations, and programs that help those less fortunate. Bedford Rotary would like to thank the contributing tournament sponsors: Primary Bank, Goedecke Decorating Center, WZID Radio Group, AutoFair Honda, Haigh-Farr, the Wine'ing Butcher, Edward Jones, Paquette Pools, Morgan Self-Storage, and NH Print & Mail.
If you would like to find out more about the Rotary Club of Bedford, you can find us on facebook. Or join us for breakfast on Wednesdays at the Manchester Country Club from 7:30-8:30am. 
The Bedford Rotary Club held its weekly meeting on January 18 at the New Hampshire Food Bank in Manchester. Shown here are (l. to r.) NH Food Bank Executive Director Eileen Groll Liponis, Bedford Rotary President Crystal Dionne, and Food Bank Chef Training Director Paul Morrison. If you're interested in donating or volunteering for the NH Foodbank, see their website: NHFoodBank.org. If you're interested in joining the club and service work of the Rotary Club of Bedford, please contact us!
A 3rd generation of the Goedecke family was added to the Rotary Club of Bedford.
Our club was originally formed as the West Manchester Rotary Club, and George Goedecke (also founder of Goedecke Decorating) was a founder of the West Manchester Club before it moved to Bedford.
Of course Al has been a member of our club since 1973. Now Al's sons, Peter and Herb join us.
Welcome Herb and Peter! In the pic, from left to right, Alan, Herb and Peter.
Rotary Club of Bedford, NH
Welcome to Our Club

Service Above Self

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Wednesdays at 7:30 a.m.
Manchester Country Club
180 South River Road
Bedford, NH 03110
United States of America
The Rotary Club of Bedford meets at the Manchester Country Club on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. A hot buffet breakfast is served. Come join us!