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Welcome to Rotary Club 6460 in District 7870.

Nashua

Service Above Self

We meet Mondays at 12:15 PM
Nashua Country Club
25 Fairway Street
(mail to: P O Box 401, Nashua, NH 03061)
Nashua, NH  03061-5130
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On July 31st, Mark Robbilard, Job Development Manager of The PLUS Company, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding The PLUS Company; PLUS (People Learning Useful Skills). The company is focused on helping people with development disabilities and brain injuries by providing a supportive, innovative and creative environment that assists them in developing useful skills, increases self-reliance and become vital, productive members of their community and lead quality lives. 
On July 17th, Dr. Al Tarunis of the NE Stress  Management Center, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding stress management techniques and behavior modification techniques for various habit cessations. He has extensive educational background from a wide variety of New England institutions. Al spends 9 months of the year in Naples and returns here in the summer.  He spoke with a lot of humor on aging, church, having children and sex for senior citizens.
On June 18th, Jebb Curelop and Shaunae Nolet announced our Grants Committee Recipients, expressing their joy to be aiding in their causes. Shaunae explained that we had $25,000 dollars worth of grants to give. These grants were awarded as follows:
 
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua: $2,000 for the Substance Misuse Prevention Through Positive Action;
Front Door Agency: $5,000 for the Victory House Renovation;
Girls INC. $2,500 for Nashua Girls Center Field Trips & Meals;
Harbor Homes: $1,000 for the Safe Stations Initiative;
Nashua Children’s Home: $5,000 for the Transitional Living Program;
Nashua Police Athletic League: $2,000 for the Nashua PAL Youth Safe Haven;
Southern NH Medical Center: $5,000 for the Emergency Department Redesign for Behavioral Health Patients;
YMCA of Greater Nashua: $2,500 for the Summer Learning Loss Prevention Program at Dr. Crisp Elementary School
 
Accompanying the recipients were many proud Moms and Dads and other past scholarship recipients.  Michael Aquino and Jane Marquis chaired this year's committee.
The recipients this year are:
Olivia Montine, Nashua HS South, receiving a $10K - 4 year scholarship from the Faucher/Arsenault Memorial Scholarship.
Hailee Whitesel, Nashua HS South, receiving a $10K - 4 year scholarship.
Yasmin Leite, Nashau HS South, receiving a $3K - 1 year scholarship.
Meagan Morelli, Bishop Guertin HS, receiving a $3K - 1 year scholarship.
On June 5th, Ashok Arun, Deepti Srinivasan, and Anish Mukherjee, sophomores from Nashua High South, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding their Stembuds.org program. STEMBuds was started by Ashok Arun (freshman at Nashua High School South) in May of 2016. It is a club in which a group of Nashua high/middle school students visit Tier-1 elementary schools in the Nashua School District and spread STEM related topics, in an interesting and fun way. 70% of the students attending Tier-1 schools are on a meal plan. 
 
On May 22nd, Cheryl Linder, assistant general manager of the Nashua Silver Knights, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding the Nashua Silver Knights. The team is starting their 9th season at Holman Stadium this spring.  The club was the league champions in 2011, 2012 and 2016.  The team of 30 is made up of primarily New England athletes currently playing collegiate baseball.  The players are hoping for a crack at the big league and being seen by the professional baseball scouts.  The Silver Knights are owned and operated by the Lowell Spinners Professional Baseball Club.
On May 15th, Nashua Rotary members Dr. Ryan Barclay and Dr. Jerrilyn Sullivan, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding the history and benefits of chiropractic. David Palmer found the connection between chiropractic and health in 1895. He went on open a very successful clinic in Davenport, Iowa.  It takes many years of school to become a chiropractor – 4 year college science degree, 4 years of chiropractic school, 3 national board tests, a state board test, and continuing education. 
On May 8th, Debbie Gleeson, owner of The Nature of Things and Second Nature Academy located in Nashua NH, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding, “21st Century Education”. Debbie started off by provided several frightening statistics about U.S. education and how today’s children spend their time.  Our education system ranks 17th in the world. Children spend seven hours in front of screens everyday (TV, computers, phones) outside of homework and school work.  Children spend less than 30 minutes a day outside. 
On April 24th, Patrick Woodbrey from the Department of Environmental Services, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding, “Pass the Salt, Hold the Chloride Pollution: Addressing the New Hampshire Salt Pollution Problem”. NH was one of the first states to salt for roadway clearing.  Salt is used because roads need clearing for tourism, commuting, people have needs that require road travel, they have wants and also emergency services.  In recent studies, the DOT found elevated levels of chloride during highway development.  Four towns with higher levels in water sources are Londonderry, Derry, Windham and Salem.
On April 10th, Gus Fromuth, Freedom Energy Logistics Founder and Managing Director, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding the current state of energy in New Hampshire, and the disruptions in energy here.
On April 3rd, David McBeee and Claudia from the Milford Rotary Club, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding an event they have vision and passion  for titled “Pledge One for Peace”- an EarlyAct idea.
On March 27th, Suzanne Doherty of Loft Technologies, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding her club sponsored trip to India. Suzanne lived with host families and traveled to many areas in India. She saw the impact of the Rotary during her travels visiting Rotary schools. Many children in the poorest parts of India rely on Rotary schools for education, uniforms, food and transportation. 
Nashua Rotarian, Adrian Levesque addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding his two years of solid dedication to the Guatemala Midwife Co-op Association Project. The project will support the graduating and current students of a 3 year degree program, with three years of support upon graduation with equipment, supplies, training and support via a Midwife Co-op Association.
On March 13th, Len Sandler, author of the book, Because of You, We Live – The Untold Story of George and Simone Stalnaker, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding his experience writing this book. He has delivered more than 3000 leadership presentations to many Fortune 500 companies.  He is retired educator from Boston University. 
On March 6th, Christine Hunt and James Carroll, representing Citizens Count NH Live Free or Die Alliance, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding Citizens Count NH Live Free or Die Alliance. The group has been in existence for 9 years and helps to bridge the gap between the citizenry and legislators of NH.  Christine is a former Mrs. New Hampshire and has been with Citizens Count NH for the last 2 years.  It is a non-partisan group.  Her speaking partner is James Carroll who has a political science background and education from Keene State College.
On February 27th, Paul Henle, NH State Representative, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding “How the State of New Hampshire decides on and raises taxes.” Rep Henley displayed a chart that depicted the fourteen various types of taxes that are collected by our state and quizzed us on  tax we thought ranked #1 in dollars and #2 and so on.
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.
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.
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.
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. 
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.
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.
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.  
On November 14th, Marc Thayer, executive director of Symphony NH (SNH), addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding the state of Symphony NH (SNH). Marc was accompanied by Bridget Brazeau, development associate for Symphony NH.
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.
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.  
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.”
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.
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.
 
 
 
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District Governor Jon Springer
Aug 21, 2017
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New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
Aug 28, 2017
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