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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
United States
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On October 23rd, Bill Barry was recognized as the Rotary Club of Nashua's 2017 Rotarian of the Year. Bill demonstrates an active commitment to his community, with service on the Boards of Directors of the Nashua Senior Center, the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce, and the Rotary Club of Nashua.  He is a past President of the Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter , a past Trustee of the Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, and past Commissioner of the Nashua Police Department.  He has coached a Plus Pride basketball team for many years, leading them to a gold medal in last year’s Special Olympics!
On October 23rd, John Flatley, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua, regarding his land development project on Exit 1, a 400 acre land development called Gateway Hills.  This development has a Nashua Office park, a Nashua Technology Park and a residential portion.  John discussed the challenges of creating a development that would attract “millennials” including areas of living, working and playing.  Items such as the opening of a Snow Park, and walking trails he hopes will aid in making this development a huge success. 
On October 16th, MaryBeth Gustitus, founder of MILE 1 Performance Coaching spoke about identifying and communicating with personality types in the workplace. Her catchphrase was "People + Process - Problems = Profit," and she spoke on how to eliminate the problems from the workplace in order to have a higher functioning team.
On October 2nd, Roger Stephenson from the Union of Concerned Scientists. Stephenson spoke to our group about energy efficiency and climate change, and the risks and benefits that businesses face in these. He discussed how 2016 was the third year in a row to set new records for global average surface temperatures, and how the Gulf of Maine is the fastest warming body of water in the world. 
On September 25th, Rico Petrocelli, a former third baseman for the Boston Red Sox, addressed a joint Rotary gathering of the Rotary Club of Nashua and Nashua Rotary West regarding his new book chronicling the 1967 World Series with the “Impossible Dream Team.” One thing obvious listening to Rico Petrocelli chat about baseball, he still loves baseball.
On September 18th, Jeff Benway from the NH contingent of Engineers Without Borders, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding Engineers Without Borders. Jeff talked about a project they are staring in Uganda in 2018.  It will be a water project for the people of 3 villages they visited in that country. 
On August 21st, Dick Ober from the NH Charitable Foundation, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding significant challenges in NH to help our young succeed. Dick explained the significance to NH of the NH Charitable Foundation, how this organization manages over $40,000,000 in grants and scholarships in over 1,800 funds.  
On August 21st, 7870 Rotary District Governor Jonathan Springer, Esquire, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding Rotary District 7870.  He has been meeting with district clubs since July 1st.   This joint meeting includes the 38th and 39th clubs visited, He mentioned having trouble finding some of the locations.  He stopped in a small local market for directions and asked the clerk where the Rotary Club meeting was being held.  The clerk did not know but a man in line overhead him and said that was where he was headed and to follow him.  Once outside the man mentioned that he did not feel attendance was going to be that good because the District Governor is scheduled to speak.
On August 14th, Jamie Stein who operates Health NH.com, a privately owned health exchange, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding Health NH.com.  The exchange provides information about health plans for businesses and individuals including major medical, HSA, HMO and PPO.  He works exclusively by referral.
On August 7th, Phil Hueber, co-founder of Pure Waters and owner of the Chesterfield Inn, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding the Granite State Children’s Alliance.
 
Phil provided a quick update on Pure Waters, the organization has been successful in providing over 1 million households in 3rd world countries with clean water.  The organization first started in El Salvador and has spread to Haiti and Honduras. 
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.
 
 
 
Speakers
Terri Phillips
Nov 27, 2017
Epilogos Charities, www.epilogos.org
Christina Gibson
Dec 04, 2017
ACLU - Law Enforcement Action Partnership
Holiday Auction
Dec 18, 2017