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Wed. 11:15AM 1/5/22 - URGENT UPDATE - from Prez Paula -
Due to the severe road conditions, today's Milford Rotary Club meeting will be via ZOOM only - no in-person meeting.
Members, please check your email for the Zoom link. Visitors, please email us for the link milfordnhrotaryclub@gmail.com
Be safe out there folks!
 
As we closed out 2021, our weekly speaker chairs brought us a variety of great talks, we sold out of Christmas trees in record breaking time, recognized more “Rotary Heros”, added another new member to our ranks, and had a wonderful Christmas Party and fun-filled Christmas Eve Eve Eve meeting with lots of shenanigans thanks to Mike Rasmussen and Professor Scollin!
 
Jim Minner invited George Rollend to visit as our Guest Speaker early in the month. George shared information and pictures about the Ponemah Bog Wildlife Sanctuary in Amherst.
 
If you are interested in taking your own virtual tour here of The Bog here’s a link: https://www.nhaudubon.org/virtual-tour/ponemah/    
 
President Paula bestowed some more “Hero Awards”!  On 12/8 she presented awards to our hard working Christmas Tree Committee Marc Lancaric, Peter Lyon, Patty McIntyre & Pete Basiliere. The committee was thrilled to announce that we sold our 700 Christmas Trees in 10 days!!! That was certainly a record-breaking tree season! We are all very grateful to our new customers and to our friends in the community who once again supported this annual fundraiser - it will help us help so many throughout 2022.
 
She also presented Hero Awards to Even Diane Shieh, May Balsama, Janet & Skip Spalding and Matt Curtin for staying extra late on Sunday night (12/5) to help break down the stands and clean everything up! 
 
 
 
And to round out this very successful calendar year, we welcomed another new member to our Club - Rev. Craig Phillips, Ph.D.! Attorney Tom Quinn masterfully conducted the new member induction and Craig's wife Meta was also in attendance.

 
Rev. Craig jumped right in and was our “Guest Speaker” at the Club’s 12/15 meeting. He shared tales and photos from the great libraries in the world where he has had the privilege to do research - including the Vatican Library, the British Library, The Library of Congress, the Folger Shakespeare Library, the Bodleian at Oxford, the Widener at Harvard, the Athenaeum in Philadelphia and numerous others.....IMPRESSIVE for sure! Thank you, Rev. Craig!
 
More "Party" photos posted CLICK HERE
 
 
Just a reminder - the Milford Rotary Club will not be meeting in-person or via Zoom on Wednesday 12/29/21. We'll see you again at our next regular meeting in the New Year - Wednesday 1/5/22, 12 noon at the Community House 5 Union St.
A BIG Milford Rotary Club welcome to our newest member - Matt Curtin! Matt is a longtime member of the Milford community and we look forward to seeing all the GOOD he will continue to do in our community as a Rotarian! We are thrilled that he chose to be a member of our Club! Thank you as well to Past President Bob Moulton for officiating Matt's Induction Ceremony.
There was so much FUN and Rotary FELLOWSHIP shared at the 2021 District Conference in Meredith, NH this past weekend! Quite a few members of the Md Rotary Club represented our amazing Club by spending the weekend together and showed lots of love and support for our very own District Governor John Siemienowicz and First Lady of District 7870 Allise de Smet, on behalf of the rest of our incredible Club. A great time was had by all. Below: Mary Ann Rupert, Allise de SmetPaula Telage (Grummett)Douglas Rupert, Joe Raczek, Kiersten (Kerri) AndersonBob Moulton, Janet Spalding, Patty McIntyre, Tom QuinnHARC Hooksett Area Rotary Club President Aaron Telage, CPASheila J. SturmDavid SturmTodd LeoJohn Siemienowicz, Hillary Andrews & Chad Zingales   #ihaverotarypower #rotaryrocks
The Milford Rotary Club's very own Dr. Diane Shieh invited Christopher Viaud, the Owner Chef of Greenleaf Restaurant in Milford, to be our guest speaker on Nov. 10th. Chris was recently on Bravo TV’s Top Chef Season 18 and shared his experiences in Portland and what it is like to cook for Tom Colicchio, Gail Simmons and Padma Lakshmi. Last week a Club member asked Diane how she was able to get Chris to come and join us. She stated that she eats at Greenleaf practically every day - yum! Well, thank you for doing that for the good of our Club, Diane!  Chris - please feel free to come back and join us anytime! 
Wow, it has been a very busy past few weeks! 

Welcome to our newest member Christine Keller, CFP® a longtime friend of Milford Rotary!! Sponsored by husband and Milford Rotarian Robert Keller, her 
induction was officiated by Past President Timothy Finan. Welcome Christine!!
 
Our very own Marc Lancaric has been visiting and sharing Milford Rotary Club flags in "The Big Easy"! Pictured below is Marc visiting Rotary Clubs in Carrollton and New Orleans.  
 
A big thank you to Guest Speaker Benjamin John Kiniry, President of the Bow Rotary Club. Ben is working on a Rotary Global Grant to help victims of human trafficking and war affected children in Gulu, Africa.  We wish you all the best on this important project! Join us anytime!
 
The Milford Rotary Club really knows how to PARTY! Even though this was our annual Halloween Costume Party our Christmas Tree Committee wanted to remind us that our annual Christmas Tree Sales, at the parking lot at Frederick's Pastries in Amherst, will be starting soon!!!!!! More Halloween photos can be seen HERE.
 
      
 
Thank you to our fantastic hosts, Chip Pollard, Gage Perry and their GM Ben, for welcoming us to Station 101 on The Milford Oval, for our weekly Rotary meeting on 10/20! We all had a blast! Let's do this again soon!
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Paula Telage
Jan 19, 2022
Club Discussion
Susan Robinson
Jan 26, 2022
Sara Pelkey - Consolidated Communications
May Balsama
Feb 02, 2022
Michael Reinke ~ Nashua Soup Kitchen
Michael Ciardelli
Feb 16, 2022
Al Hoyt
Feb 23, 2022
Doug Rupert
Mar 02, 2022
Tom Young
Mar 09, 2022
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