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Posted on Feb 17, 2017
ROTARY CLUB OF NASHUA ACCEPTING SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS
A TOTAL OF $25,000 WILL BE GIVEN IN SCHOLARSHIPS
The total scholarship money will be divided into two $10,000 awards (payable at $2,500.00 per year over four years) and an additional $5,000 will be awarded at the discretion of the committee.
Applicants to the Rotary Club of Nashua Scholarship Fund must meet the following eligibility criteria:
1)Resident of Nashua and a senior attending any Nashua high schools
Bishop Guertin High School
Nashua High School North
Nashua High School South
Nashua Christian Academy
Academy for Science and Design
2)Plan to attend an accredited post-secondary institution, including technical colleges, trade schools, or two- or four-year colleges
3)Not an immediate family member of a member of the Rotary Club of Nashua
4)Willing to participate in an interview
Posted by Tracy Hatch on Feb 06, 2017
On February 6th, Mike Apfelberg, President of the United Way of Greater Nashua, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding the challenges of the United Way of Greater Nashua. After a brief introduction referencing the start of the United Way in Nashua by Kevin Halloran, United Way President Michael Apfelberg described the challenges the United Way faces today, which boil down to "Branding and relevancy in the age of GoFundMe." We're all hit by many requests for assistance, many tug at our hearts, and many compete with the way we approach "traditional" philanthropy.
Posted by Jack Gaylord on Jan 30, 2017
On January 30th, Mayor Jim Donchess, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding the state of the City. Mayor Donchess explained the nature of Town Hall Meetings being conducted to gather input from Nashua citizens. He spoke about Economic Development with emphasis on the southend of the city to stimulate growth. He addressed the Opiod Crisis and applauded the efforts of the Nashua Fire Department in setting up a "Safe Station" to provide immediate medical treatment for those seeking treatment from Opiod overdoses. He reported 62 people ranging in ages of 18 years old to 61 years old in January 2017.
Posted by Mike Falzone on Jan 23, 2017
On January 23rd, Nashua native Tim Neverett, Red Sox Radio play by play announcer, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding his journey to reaching his dream of becoming a sports announcer. Tim got his start here in Nashua, playing ball at Holman Stadium. Spent a lot of time playing various sports at Holman, and watched the Nashua Pirates and Nashua Dodgers.
Posted by Erin Gleeson on Jan 08, 2017
On January 9th, Charlie Sherman, correspondent, anchor, and television and radio personality, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding his journey to reaching his dream of becoming a sports broadcaster. Starting at the Leland Powers School of Communication, Sherman wanted to be a sports broadcaster. He started on an AM & FM station with a sports call-in show, but soon made the practical shift to banking.
Posted by Mike Falzone on Dec 18, 2016
West’s Mark Berity introduced Jen Morton and Krista Bordeleau of Nashua’s End 68 Hours of Hunger. This program puts nourishing food in the hands of school children to carry them through the weekend. Each bag of food costs $10 each week and provides two breakfasts, two lunches, and three dinners for a child, with some left over to share! The Nashua Rotary Clubs help fill the void for Christmas Vacation and April Vacation each year, when children are sent home with shopping bags full of non-perishable food, enough designed to last the entire week.
Posted by Mike Falzone on Dec 04, 2016
On December 5th, Sister Maria from the order of the Presentation of Mary, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding the Presentation of Mary Academy. Sister Maria was born in the Azore's on Saint Michael's Island, and moved to America when she was 7 years old. Educated in Catholic Schools all her life, she took her profession of vows in 1985. Sister Maria spent 12 years in the Appalachian region of Kentucky, where she discovered her passion to aid the poor and disadvantaged through education. From there she taught school at PMA Academy in Hudson, and eventually went into administration as a Principal, first in Berlin NH for 3 years, then 12 years in Manchester and finally as principal at PMA Academy in Hudson.
Posted by Beth Covino on Nov 27, 2016
On November 28th, Michael Beebe former owner and operator of Old Temple Mountain Ski Area, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding Old Temple Mountain and the Ski industry. Michael is Brian’s father-in-law. In 1936 Michael’s parents, Charlie and Lucie, opened Temple Mountain Ski Area on Route 101 in Peterborough. Three generations of Bebees were involved in the family business from 1965 until 1984. Michael managed it with his wife and daughters.
Posted by Beth Covino on Nov 20, 2016
On November 21st, Sarah Ward, co-owner of Oasis Springs Farm, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding her mission to provide fresh, healthy and local produce year round to the greater Nashua community through Oasis Springs Farm. Started in July 2016, the farm uses hydroponic technology to be able to grow leafy greens, lettuce and herbs year round in an enclosed unit. They are passionate about sharing this technology with others and being able to provide our community with a local source year round.
Posted by Patricia Conard on Nov 06, 2016
On November 7th, Chris Sununu and Colin Van Ostern, candidates for Governor spoke to the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding their position on the issues in this election. Each was allotted 12 minutes to speak and then several questions were taken.
Posted by Charles P. Rehberg on Oct 30, 2016
On October 31st, Kate Luczko, President & CEO of Stay Work Play, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding the mission of Stay Work Play NH (SWP), a 501(c)3 nonprofit that was established in 2009 with the goal of encouraging 20 and 30 “somethings” to stay in, come to, or “boomerang” back to New Hampshire. The mission of SWP is “To work collaboratively across New Hampshire to support ongoing economic, workforce, and community development by promoting the state as a favorable place for young workers and recent college graduates to stay, work and play, when considering employment and lifestyle opportunities.”
Posted by Patricia Conard on Oct 23, 2016
On October 24th, Carol Farmer and Casey Holt, addressed a joint meeting of the Rotary Club of Nashua and the Rotary Club of Nashua West, regarding World Polio Day. Rotary is asking each Rotarian to donate $26.50 which will be matched 2-1 by the Gates Foundation. We then watched a short video about immunization. The video and more information can be found at www.endpolionow.org.
Posted by Ryan Barclay on Oct 16, 2016
On October 17th, Venu Rao, assistant district governor, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding the Rotary Foundation Centennial. Venu also discussed the Global Grants project, the Milford club's efforts with Pure Water for the World, and Hollis/Brookline's Literacy Project. He finished with detailing the Midwife Training Project in Guatemala.
Posted by J. Conrad Coffey on Oct 02, 2016
Posted by J. Conrad Coffey on Sep 25, 2016
On September 26th, Charles Uwakwe Okorie, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding his foundation Thank You Project, which he established as a way to give back for the successes he has experienced in his life, especially since moving to this area. In 1999, Charles and his family relocated to Nashua from Nigeria where he still has family and friends.
Posted by Norman Bouthilette on Sep 18, 2016
On September 19th, New Hampshire’s party chairs Ray Buckley, Chair of NH Democratic Party and the Republican counterpart Jennifer Horn, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding their opinion /positions on State politics. Both were proud to share the critical role NH plays in the elections at all levels Presidential, Senate, State and House. NH voters are the key to what presidential candidates seek in needing the 270 electoral votes in NH.
Posted by Norman Bouthilette on Sep 11, 2016
On September 12th, District Governor Dennis McMann, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua to answer questions of interest to our club’s members. District Governor McMann joined the Hollis-Brookline Rotary Club in November 2005; served as VP in 2009-10, President in 2010-11, and Treasurer in 2011-13. He transferred to the Rotary Club of Nashua West in 2013. Dennis is an RLI graduate, Past Assistant Governor 2011-14, Past District Secretary 2013-14 and currently District Governor 2016-17 in District 7870.
Posted by Ann Bellamy on Aug 28, 2016
On August 29th, Lisa Law, Reiki Master, Therapeutic Yoga Instructor, and meditation facilitator, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding Meditation. Lisa grew up on Temple Mountain, and feels comfortable on the land and has always had a connection with nature. What she does stems from her balancing herself with nature. She has a BA in Psychology from Wellesley College and is certified in Feng Shui, she has studied in Singapore, Thailand, and many countries in the East. She has worked as a TV producer, Promotions Direction and realtor. She was the Nashua Chamber of Commerce’s 2007 Volunteer of the Year. She is also a Reiki Master, Therapeutic Yoga Instructor, and meditation facilitator, among other credentials.
Posted by Ann Bellamy on Aug 21, 2016
On August 22th, Dan Cummings, founder of Journey Forward, a non-profit with a mission to help those with spinal cord injuries, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding Journey Forward - Spinal Cord Injury & Rehab. In June 24, 2000 at age 19, Dan dove off in shallow water and opened his eyes underwater and found he had no movement possible. He was rescued and taken to the hospital, but having breathed in significant dirty water, he developed an infection, and Doctors weren’t sure he’d survive. At the time there was no chance he would ever walk and wouldn’t even be able to feed himself. He however believed he would walk again.
Posted by Ann Bellamy on Aug 14, 2016
On August 15th, Robin Abodeely, a nurse of 35 years, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding Nutrition and Wellness of School Children in the Nashua School District. As a nurse for 35 years, 18 years ago she started with the school district as a school Nurse. 15 yrs ago children w/ obesity were just coming on the radar, so she is going to summarize the concerns in Nashua. 2013-14, DHHS coordinated a survey, practitioners went and examined 4000 students. At 3rd grade, about 5% are expected to be obese, but they found it was 12%, and 26% are overweight, in Nashua it is 35% combined.
Posted by Doug Barry on Aug 08, 2016
On August 9th, Don Kingsberry, Enterprise Project Management Office Leader, Foundation Deputy Director at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, addressed a joint meeting of the Rotary Club of Nashua and 7 other clubs regarding the work of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Don has over 30 years of experience leading enterprise-wide Project Management Offices across multiple industries at Hewlett-Packard, Genentech, Compaq and Keurig Green Mountain. He is currently responsible for project management and portfolio management at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Posted by Doug Barry on Jul 31, 2016
On August 1st, Gene Porter from the Lower Merrimack River Local Advisory Committee (LMRLAC), addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding “Nashua’s Rivers”. Gene graduated from the Naval Academy in 1958 and is a 30 year Nashua native. Following his military career, he spent time working for the federal government. According to Gee, Nashua residents are deprived of public water access compared to Manchester and Concord residents.
Posted by Charles P. Rehberg on Jul 24, 2016
On July 25th, Younhee Shin from the Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding Korean history, culture, and technical achievements. Two short videos were shown. This was a fascinating look at five thousand years of Korean thought and cultural achievement, including a closer look at the work and philosophy of King Sejong.
Posted by Beth Covino on Jul 10, 2016
On July 11th, David Ostrowsky, author of “Game Over or Game On?”, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding what former professional athletes are doing in retirement. “Game Over or Game On?” is subtitled: "How Pro Athletes Leave Sports and Enjoy the Game of Life." David is a former journalist with Metrowest Daily News, Patriots Gameday Weekly and the Jewish Advocate. He’s currently a Contest Specialist for Winter Wyman, a recruiting company in Greater Boston.
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