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November 2018
Welcome to the Hudson Litchfield Rotary Club!

Welcome! Join Us in Service to Our

Hudson-Litchfield Rotary

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 7:30 AM
Rodgers Memorial Library
194 Derry Road
Hudson, NH  03051
United States
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Not to rush the season, but it's time for this year's Hudson-Litchfield Rotary Club's Christmas ornament to go on sale! We even reordered a few of the 2017 ornaments to meet demand. This is the second in the Hudson-Litchfield Heritage Series which will feature a different local landmark or place of interest each year. The ornaments are in color, on fine porcelain with a red ribbon hanger included. Ornaments are $15 each, and proceeds fund H-L Rotary Club charitable donations in our community and scholarships for Alvirne and Campbell graduating seniors. The 2018 ornament features the wooden soldiers in Library Park/Town Common, while the 2017 ornament features the circus wagon from Benson's Wild Animal Farm. To order, send a message via Facebook ( We'll also be selling ornaments at the Santa Claus photo op in the Elephant Barn at Benson Park in Hudson, NH on December 8, 1-3 PM.
The 2018 Ornaments:
2017 Ornaments:

Governor Chris Sununu designated the week of October 22-28 as Rotary International Week to honor and recognize the work of  Rotarians in New Hampshire. Rotary District 7870 Governor Venu Rao noted “Hundreds of Rotarians in both [Vermont and New Hampshire] have had a lasting impact in their respective communities in 2017-2018, contributing over $2 million into the towns and cities in which they serve. Rao called on the District's Rotary Clubs to hold celebratory meetings and to invite local elected officials to a meeting so that they could see the impact their local Club has on their community first hand.
The Hudson-Litchfield Rotary held its special weekly meeting in the evening at the Rodgers Memorial Library on Thursday October 25. Club members were joined by several local elected officials and one Fire Chief, Litchfield Fire Chief Frank Fraitzl. President Jack Madden gave a presentation which highlighted the Hudson-Litchfield Club's history, fundraisers, and the Club's contributions to the community both through donations and volunteer hours.
About the Hudson-Litchfield Rotary Club, President Madden said, "We are a small, but mighty club. Each year we donate almost 450 hours of service, $5000 in scholarships for graduating seniors at Alvirne and Campbell High Schools, and money or in kind donations to several local charities including Anne Marie House, Humane Society for Greater Nashua, Make-a-Wish New Hampshire, Friends of Benson Park, St. John XXIII food pantry and Christmas Adopt a Family, and Salvation Army bell-ringing."  "This year," Madden went on to say, "the Club also donated to an international project, the Kisumu Kenya Safe Water Project for individual household water purification."  
On display at the gathering was a copy of Governor Sununu's Proclamation, the Club's charter, a list of Charter Members, friendship banners old and current, and other memorabilia. Also on display was this year's Hudson-Litchfield Rotary Christmas Ornament which features the wooden soldiers in Library Park.
After the presentation, the members and their guests enjoyed a delicious dinner and lots of conversation. The elected officials learned about the Hudson-Litchfield Rotary Club, and the club members learned more about our lawmakers and the issues facing State and Local government.
Photo captions:
In the first photo, State Senator Sharon Carson and State Representative Kimberly Rice pause for a photo.
In the second photo Rotarian Scott Desroches talks to Representative Russell Ober (foreground), while Representative Andrew Renzullo talks to Rotarian Rick French.
The third photo show the display of documents related to Hudson-Litchfield Rotary and Rotary International Week.
Our Pancake Breakfast on August 11 and 12, 8 AM - 11:30 AM, $6, is MORE than a breakfast! You will also be treated to a student art show with art from the elementary through high schools of Hudson & Litchfield on display. Vote for your favorites. AND, our 2018 Christmas ornaments go on sale ($15). We even have some 2017 ornaments for sale should you need to catch up on the series.
The Hudson Litchfield Rotary held its 3rd Annual Spring Forward  5K/10K Trail Run on June 3rd, and once again we had great weather, happy runners and lots of fun. Our 5k female winner was Ashley Johnson (27:33). The male 5k winner was Morgan Francis (25:20). The male 10k winner was Rich Hillman (42:39), and the female 10k winner was Tammy Hardy (49:37). We had 64 runners and everyone seemed to have a great time, including our volunteers. Thanks to everyone who made this race possible - our Rotarians, sponsors, Hudson Police, Hills House, Alvirne High School, and the runners!! 
Runners, get your running shoes ready. Hudson Litchfield Rotary announces that registration is now live for our Third Annual Spring Forward 5k/10k Trail Run to be held on June 3, 2018 on the grounds of the Hills House and Alvirne Tree Farm in Hudson, NH! Here's the link to register and get more Race managed by TI Event Services.
Jeff Nelson, Executive Director of Liberty House in Manchester, was our speaker at our regular meeting April 5. Liberty House, a transitional home for Veterans provides transportation to work and counseling to the 10 Veterans in residence, plus providing a food and supplies pantry for 120 Veterans each week. Their pantry needs food and donations are always appreciated. Please visit their website, or their Facebook page for more information on how you can help. In the photo: President-elect Jack Madden hands Jeff Nelson two checks and some of the food the Club donated (a shout out to the Sparkling River Condominiums residents who also donated food).

Join Us!        June 03, 2018

Spring Forward 5k/10k Rotary Trail Run!

Location: Hills House, 211 Derry Road, Hudson, NH

On site registration starts 8 AM; race starts 9 AM.

Parking: Across Derry Road behind the Alvirne High School

Online registration and more info: 


Run by TI Events Services

Sponsored by the Hudson Litchfield Rotary Club







Our Sponsors
Michael Licata, Dir Gov't Relations
Nov 29, 2018 7:30 AM
Liberty Utilities-Local Natural Gas Service and an overview of the Granite Bridge Project
Elizabeth Larocca, Community Relations, Eversource
Dec 06, 2018 7:30 AM
Eversource Energy Operations in Southern New Hampshire