Welcome to Rotary Club 6460 in District 7870.
We meet In Person
Mondays at 12:00 PM
Nashua Country Club
25 Fairway Street
(mail to: P O Box 401, Nashua, NH 03061)
Nashua, NH 03061-5130
United States of America
Home Page Stories
On July 11th, Martin and Jim Moran from Merrimack New Hampshire, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding their 10-year involvement in the Special Olympics.  Martin works at Market Basket and Lavoie’s Farm.  Although basketball is his game, Martin also intends to try out for the golf team for the 2026 Special Olympics.
On June 20th, Beth asked Community Grants Chairperson and Past President Deb Novotny to introduce this year’s award recipients.  Deb thanked her committee members Bob James, Brian Law, Erin Gleeson, Jebb Curelop, John Sias and Theresa Lucier for their work on the committee.  The purpose of the Awards are to help Non-profits complete projects that help our community. Community Grants were present as follows:
On May 23rd, Rachel Picard, a Nashua native and currently studying to become a surgeon at the University College of Ireland in Dublin, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding her Humanitarian Medicine residency in Tanzania, a country of 60 million people in East Africa. The medical system is a pyramid model of health care with clinics, district hospitals, regional hospitals and Tertiary hospitals. The level of care is more intense as one progresses through the system. The inability for many to afford care beyond the district hospital setting creates outcomes that are often dependent on one’s ability to pay.
On May 16th, Mike Apfelberg, is a member of Rotary West and President of Nashua United Way, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding his Trip to Romania aiding Ukrainian refugees.
  • Went to Romania to support and aid refugees fleeing Ukraine.
  • Reached out to the UN and Red Cross, then realized he worked for the United Way and reached out to their headquarters.
  • United Way Romania was doing relief, and he had a couple of zooms to get started.
  • Flew into Bucarest, rented a car, and drove to the Ukrainian border, which they call Sighet (Sighetu Marmetei).
On May 9th, Mayor Jim Donchess gave an abbreviated version of his State of the City (the full text can be found on the City’s website). Last 2 years have been challenging, but the city’s response to COVID has been strong and successful. Right now, there’s a slight uptick in cases, but the cases are less severe than previously seen, with significantly fewer hospitalizations. City budget will be proposed tomorrow night. The budget will be affected by COVID and the inflation that we’re seeing now.
On May 2nd, Scott Brown, former US Senator and US Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa; known as a builder of political bridges with expertise in both the public and private sector, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding his more than 30 years of experience as a diplomat, senator, military officer, trade negotiator and bestselling author. Ambassador Brown reached the top of the New York Times Best Sellers List with his powerful memoir, Against All Odds: My Life of Hardship, Fast Breaks and Second Chances. The former Senator is a 9th generation son of the American Revolution out of Newington NH. 
On April 25th, Lisa May Swatko addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding her experiences with Special Olympics and the very positive role it has played in their family. Lisa’s son Ben, who is now 22, became involved with Special Olympics when he was 8 years old, which at that time was the youngest age allowed (now there is a program for those aged 2 through 7). Lisa chose to home-school Ben as it being the best option for him. Because of that, she actively sought out ways to expand his experiences outside of the home through organizations like Cub Scouts and Special Olympics. It was in Special Olympics that they found a strong level of understanding and acceptance. 
On April 18th, Dr. Laura Landerman-Garber addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding her project, Holiday Cards 4 our Military-NH Challenge. Laura is a mom, grandmother, and former Steelers fan, who finally saw the light and now embraces the Patriots.  She also mentioned being a former Rotary Girl of the Month back in 1973.  The challenge began in 2003 with her own family, when she gave them the “ticket to Turkey Day” challenge of writing a letter to our Heroes in the service.
On April 11th Bob Dewey, MD addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding “The Health Impact of Climate Change”. Dr. Dewey is a recently retired Interventional Cardiologist who worked at the Catholic Medical Center in Manchester.  He was employed there for over 30 years.  He has also been active in the American Heart Association, where he served as President and longstanding Board Member.  He is now Vice Chair of the New Hampshire Healthcare Workers for Climate Action where he runs their speakers Bureau.  Bob is motivated to speak out on climate and health in order to leave his grandchildren a more livable planet.  
On April 4th, Elaine Hamel from Girls at Work, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding Girls at Work. Elaine Hamel, was introduced by Beth Covino. Beth had met Elaine years ago teaching and empowering girls in the use of power tools at Camp Spaulding.  Girlswork.org is the website for the organization.
On March 28th, Kim of President/CEO of Kim LaMontagne, LLC, Corporate Trainer, International Speaker and Author, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding creating a safe workplace culture that empowers employees to speak openly about mental health and substance misuse.
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Vice President
Assistant Secretary
Assistant Treasurer
Immediate Past President

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