Posted by Maureen Mooney on Jun 14, 2016
MERRIMACK, NH - Ten local individuals were recognized by the Rotary Club of Merrimack for demonstrating “Excellence in the Workplace.” The event was held at a weekly Merrimack Rotary breakfast meeting at the John O’Leary Adult Community Center on Thursday, April 21.  Troy Aarthun (President-Elect of the Rotary Club of Merrimack) was the emcee for the event.

Each awardee was presented with a certificate after a description was read of the individual's work and why he/she was being recognized.  The 2016 recipients are:
Allyssa Bedard - Soma Holistic Therapy Center
Brianna Desfosses - YMCA of Greater Nashua
Cathy Hock -  Merrimack Flower Shop & Greenhouse
Denis Kitzinger - Thomas More College
Jesse Fraser - Critter Control
Karen Stearns - Paraeducator, Merrimack Public Schools
Nathan Fogg - Nathan Fogg's Auto
Patricia Girouard - Merrimack Police Dept. Crossing Guard 
Yvette Couser - Merrimack Public Library
Josh Schupack - YMCA of Greater Nashua

According to Maureen Mooney, Rotary President (2015-2016), “There's a special place of honor in Rotary for those who are valued in the workplace. The annual Excellence in the Workplace program is a great event to recognize those who make a difference in their places of employment." 

Founded in 1971, the Rotary Club of Merrimack is a volunteer organization of business people and professionals supporting the community. Merrimack Rotary projects have included the Roger Duhamel Pavilion at Watson Park, scholarships, reconstruction of Kids' Kove Playground, support for Merrimack flood relief, the Merrimack July Fourth festivities, the Rotary 4-Way Speech Contest, Interact Club, lighting at Reeds Ferry fields and more. The club works with other clubs on international projects like eradication of polio, Pure Water for the World, and hurricane relief in Honduras.

To RSVP for a meeting or for information about membership, contact Chris Christensen at 603.424.2542 or or visit