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 9.  Jeffrey Rose (Commissioner of Department of Resources and Economic Development) was the keynote speaker for the event. Rose grew up in Merrimack and referred to the town as a phenomenal place to work, live and start a business.  

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 2015 recipients are:
 
Adam Jacobs - Highway Division Manager
Cynthia Detton - Bakery Manager
Heidi Lindbloom - Dental Assistant
Ilona Hammond - MHS Head Custodian
Michael Minichiello - Project Estimator
Paul Jackson - College Development
Rochelle Boufford - Market Service Assistant
Shaun O'Keefe - Landscaper
Tim Thompson - Municipal Development Director
Walter Hammond - School Maintenance Expert
 

 According to Chris Christensen, program chair, “Rotary takes pride in recognizing those who are valued in the workplace.   One of Rotary's goals is to acknowledge all occupations, and the Excellence in the Workplace is a great way to do that." 

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.

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 mailto:Chris@ChristensenNH.com or visit www.merrimackrotary.org.