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We may not be able to host our traditional Pancake Breakfast this year, but these incredibly loyal sponsors STILL stepped up to support this important fundraiser. Without their help, we would not be able to support the many charitable causes that we do.

Please show your support for these sponsors in any way you can, if only to drop by and say “thank you” for staying strong during this difficult year.
 
On Thursday, September 3rd, thirty-nine members of the Milford Rotary Club gathered to enjoy a BBQ style boxed dinner and fellowship, socially distanced of course, at the President’s Lawn Party & Member Recognition Night in Centennial Park. It was so great to have so many Club members back together in person again! 

Club leaders used this event to honor some very hard working and deserving Rotarians.  Past President Janet Langdell presented a Stan Powers Award to MRC Treasurer Todd Leo and to the current MRC President Tim Finan. Todd Leo was also presented with a Paul Harris Fellow. President Tim Finan presented MRC Board Member and 100 Holes of Golf Chair, Douglas Knott, with a Paul Harris Fellow. Allise de Smet was presented with her third Paul Harris Fellow. The Paul Harris Fellow recognition is among the highest honors bestowed by Rotary International. This fantastic night came to a beautiful end with a gorgeous double rainbow in the sky.
 
In 2005, to recognize the 100th Anniversary of Rotary International, the Club created the Milford Rotary Club Centennial Park, in the shape of the Rotary Emblem, for the entire community to enjoy on the grounds of the Milford Community House.  The Park also lists the engraved names of Park contributors as well as the names of Milford Rotarians who are no longer with us. Former President Bob Moulton placed a vase of red and white roses near the names of those who have passed.
 
 
  
The Milford Rotary Club is pleased to announce that it has awarded $32,000 in scholarships, in amounts ranging from $1,000 - $2,000, to 26 deserving students in the Milford, Amherst, Wilton, Mont Vernon and Lyndeborough area.
 
The Milford High School recipients are: Autumn Aren, Gabriella Monico, Elisabeth Roadcap, Valeri Vander-Heyden, and Lauren Auger.
 
The Souhegan High School recipients are: Thomas Greenwood; Megan Tupaj, Isabelle Aiello, Alec Reitter, Micheal Estabrook and Alexandra Lacrosse.
 
The Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative High School recipients are: Natalie April, Madeline Smith, Kaitlin LoVerme, and Jude Roberts.
 
The following students were awarded our club's Marcia Perry Scholarships for Performing Arts: Evmorfia Alton - Amherst, Delaney Corcoran - Mont Vernon, and Sarah Whittier - Milford.
 
The following returning students received scholarship renewals ranging from $1,000 to $1,500: Elise Lambert - Amherst, Hannah Kelley - Wilton, Allie DeGraffenried - Milford, Karly Infanti - Amherst, Emmett Ramm - Amherst, Allison Skare - Milford, Lexi Balam - Lyndeborough, and Fiona Kennedy - Wilton.
 
Best of luck to all of the scholarship recipients!  We hope to hear more about your accomplishments!
Throughout the months of event planning, Club and committee members were concerned about the impact of Covid-19 on the logistics of the 100 Holes event, and, especially, on the willingness and ability of gofers and sponsors to participate. As it turns out, this will be a record breaking year for 100 Holes of Golf fundraising thanks to the tremendous outpouring of support  from all of the golfers and sponsors, and from everyone who purchased a raffle ticket! THANK YOU ALL!  BRAVO to the 100 Holes Committee for their steadfast perseverance and for leading the way!
 
 
Tournament and Raffle results on next page........
And this is no April Fool's Joke.......
With 38 members joining in, the Milford Rotary Club held its first virtual meeting on 4/1/20! It was a great opportunity for sharing experiences, ideas and jokes, and sharing lots of much needed laughter. We heard from the Covid-19 front-lines  - Thank you Judi, Jane & Paula for the updates from your healthcare facilities.
 
As one member wrote – “It was a blossom in our Spring of Social Distancing.”
 
The fine masters’ theme for next week is “April Fools Pranks - ones you pulled, or ones where  you were the recipient, or even just a bystander.” Get ready for some laughs!
 
The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. During the past 100 years, the Foundation has spent $3 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects. With your help, we can make lives better in your community and around the world.
 
Why should I donate to The Rotary Foundation? Your donation makes a difference to those who need our help most. More than 90 percent of donations go directly to supporting our service projects around the world.
 
How does The Rotary Foundation use donations? Our 35,000 clubs carry out sustainable service projects that support our six causes. With donations like yours, we’ve wiped out 99.9 percent of all polio cases. Your donation also trains future peacemakers, supports clean water, and strengthens local economies.
 
What impact can one donation have? It can save a life. A child can be protected from polio with as little as 60 cents. Our partners make your donation go even further. For every $1 Rotary commits to polio eradication, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has committed $2.
 
What are the areas of the Foundation’s focus? Promoting Peace, Providing Clean Water, Saving Mothers and Children, Supporting Education, Growing Local Economies, and Fighting Disease.  Even the United States has problems in all six areas of focus, the reason for Global Grants, assistance going in all directions to help promote a better world.
 
From the RID 7870 website https://rotary7870.org/
Website Sponsors
Speakers
Halloween Party
Oct 28, 2020
Tom Quinn
Nov 04, 2020
David Sodders - Sleep In Heavenly Peace
Alec Buchanan
Nov 11, 2020
A special Veterans Day program
Peter Lyon
Nov 18, 2020
Rob Carolan - Hometown Forecast Service
MRC Annual Meeting
Dec 02, 2020
Franz Fritsch
Dec 09, 2020
Mike Rasmussen
Dec 16, 2020
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