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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 May 11th, James Spotts, a Partnership Specialist from the US Census Bureau, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding on the 2020 Census in New Hampshire. Mr. Spotts is Responsible for working with Cities and Towns in New Hampshire to make sure everyone is counted once, only once, and in the right place.  The Census Bureau is the largest statistical agency in the US. and the results of the 2020 Census will help determine the distribution of $675 Billion each year over the next 10 years which will fund around 42 different programs in the community. 
On May 4th, Warren Haggerty, with the SBA, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding communicating the SBA messages throughout the state. He shared his screen to inform members of the activities of the SBA relating to Economic Recovery.  Please feel free to contact Warren, 603-225-1400, or email Newhampshire_do@sba.gov
On April 20th, Maria Devlin, chief executive officer for state Red Cross, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding activities in the NH, VT and ME Red Cross offices. She was accompanied by colleagues, Emily and Patrick. A brief PowerPoint presentation regarding home fire protection and prevention.  The Red Cross disaster reaction systems start as soon as they are notified, often being called by the fire department.  The Red Cross can provide emotional and mental health care besides the physical restoration and recovery programs.
On April 13th, Mike Apfelberg, the CEO of the United Way of Greater Nashua, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding helping our community respond to Covid-19. Mike is very active in the community, and right now is focusing extra attention on helping our community respond to Covid-19. Crises like these are in UW's DNA - it was actually founded in response to the Crown Hill fire, so this type of response is second nature.
On April 6th, Kate Luczko, the director of the Nashua Chamber of Commerce, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding the current work of the Nashua Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber is trying to assist our local business community during this current global event. The Chamber is fielding calls on a daily basis and trying to provide information for changes in policies, resources and advocating for business.
On March30th, Nashua Mayor and Rotarian, Jim Donchess, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding local efforts to combat the Coronavirus. The Mayor is incredibly proud of the efforts of all to keep our residents as safe as possible. Director of Public Health Bagley is taking the lead on the health front, along with 6 public health nurses who are in constant contact with those who have tested positive for the virus. They are working very closely with the hospitals. Nashua is preparing an alternative care site (Nashua South High School) if hospitals need overflow space. This would be for less acute care patients. The state and National Guard have been very helpful in getting this set up. Nashua’s Emergency Management has done a great job with daily conference calls and keeping everyone up to speed on the latest developments. City Hall has been closed to the public for nearly two weeks. All work is being done remotely, except for Police, Fire, and garbage pick-up. The Mayor is thankful that the Aldermen appropriated funds for more cleaning and cleaning supplies. There are currently 22 documented cases of Coronavirus in Nashua, and more presumptive positives at the hospitals. This number will rise, he noted.
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.
On March 8th, Henry Quinlan, owner and publisher of Omni Publishing Company, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding his many years of travel and doing business with Russia. Henry Quinlan is a retired attorney and expert the USSR. Henry has authored a number of books on Russia.  A dear friend who served as a Russian ambassador to a number or countries and organizations was a good source for many of his writings.
On March 2nd, Hannah Stohler, Executive Director of Marguerite’s Place, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding Marguerite’s Place. Marguerite’s Place helps mothers with children in crisis and in need of housing. Housing problems on the increase for families, no longer just a single or veteran issue. Difficult to track family housing problems because often families will surf couches with neighbors or use cars. Marguerite’s Place offers two types of housing:  transitional housing and MP housing.
On February 24th, United States Congresswoman Annie Kuster, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding her update on the happenings in Congress. Congresswoman Kuster was elected to her first term in 2012.  She graduated from Dartmouth and Georgetown Law and resides with her husband in Hopkinton, NH.  She was accompanied by staffers Amy Fox, Nick Brown, and Jennifer Slattery.
On February 10th, Amy Klobuchar, Minnesota Senator and Democratic candidate for President of the United States, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding her qualifications for President of the United States. Senator Klobuchar is now serving her third term in the United States Senate and sits on the Judiciary, Rules, Commerce, Agriculture and the Joint Economic Committees. She is a graduate of Yale University and the Chicago School of Law. The Senator noted that like New Hampshire, both Minnesota Senators are women. She worked 14 years in the private sector as an attorney. Sen Klobuchar was voted the most effective Senator by Vanderbilt University.
On February 3rd, Justin Munroe from Grow Nashua addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding Grow Nashua. Justin Munroe, a fourth generation Nashua native and the Executive Director of Grow Nashua.  Volunteering throughout the community has inspired him to create a true “teach a man to fish” organization to serve our community.
On January 13th, Drs. Jerilynn Sullivan and Ernie Marino addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding goals for a healthy new year – particularly eating and nutritional supplements. Having no symptoms does not equal healthy.  Cardiac disease, cancer and diabetes are leading health issues.  90 million live with chronic disease.  In less than 1 generation, almost 90 % of the population now has some chronic disease.  Average healthcare spent per person is $11,000, which amounts to 3.65 trillion dollars annually.  The US is 35th on the healthiest country list.
On January 6th, Steve Negron, founder, President and CEO of Integron, LLC in Nashua, NH addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding his life and his run as the Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives seat representing New Hampshire's Second Congressional District. Since 1979, Steve Negron has been answering the call to duty in both private and public sectors. Steve graduated in 1983 from Texas Christian University with a B.S. in Criminal Justice and received an MBA from Western New England College in 1996.
On December 9th, US Representative Tulsi Gabbard, D-HI, addressed the Rotary club of Nashua regarding her run for US President. Tulsi welcomed us all with “Aloha” - the spirit of great respect, of love and of compassion - and talked about her campaign focus of service above self.
On November 25th, Krishna Mangipudi, David Parker and Jeremiah Hernandez from E for All, Entrepreneurship for All, addressed the Rotary club of Nashua regarding, E for All, Entrepreneurship for All. The organization encourages and promotes the dream of starting one’s own business by providing the individual with tools, support and networking connections to turn a dream into a reality. 
On November 18th, Steve Donahue & Bobby Boisvert, addressed the Rotary club of Nashua regarding, being foster parents. Kevin introduced Steve, wife Regis, Bobby, and wife Becky. Steve and Regis became foster parents a few years ago to two 7-month old twin girls.  Steve described the foster parenting process – each case is unique due to certain situations.  They had only 2 days to prepare for the arrival of their children.  Now they are thriving 2 year olds requiring a lot of energy & work. It has been a tremendous joy.
On November 4th, Steven Curry, a military and law enforcement professional with over 47 years of experience, addressed the Rotary club of Nashua regarding, the New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen New Hampshire. Steven is a West Point Graduate and also earned a Master’s Degree from Central Michigan University.  In the military, he served as Commander and Chief of Police in both Germany and the Balkans. He Commanded the U.S. Army Military Police School.  Since then he has been the Commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Corrections, Director of Training of the New Hampshire Employer Support to the Guard and Reserve, and a Principal Security/Protection Advisor in a corporation.  He is currently President of the Daniel Webster Council of Boy Scouts of America.
On October 28th, Madeline DeSantis, Philanthropy Officer at Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, addressed the Rotary club of Nashua regarding, Planned Parenthood of Northern New England. Maddie has been with Planned Parenthood for the past year and previously worked with Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter.
On October 7th, Secretary Andy Card, former Chief of Staff for President George W. Bush, addressed the Rotary club of Nashua regarding, the turmoil of the 9/11 crisis.
Secretary Card who last spoke to us in the Spring of 2016.  He also served under Ronald Regan. He was accompanied by his wife of 53 years who is also a Rotarian.
On September 30th, Kathy Hersh and Jim Larson, addressed the Rotary club of Nashua regarding, the Nashua International Sculpture Symposium (NISS). Kathy has a long and distinguished career as Nashua’s former Planning and Development Director, an Alderman and working with City Arts Nashua. Kathy is now Vice-Chair of the board for the NISS. Jim is the current Artistic Director of the NISS and has recently succeeded John Weidman in this role. Jim is a graduate of Hamilton College where he obtained his degree. He has had many public showing of his sculptures and is providing an artistic direction for the NISS that will delight. Some of Jim’s works include 3D wall hangings and various industrial themed sculptures. His goal is to create a cultural dialogue between artists and the community.
On September 23rd, Mike LaChance, CEO of the local Greater Nashua YMCA, addressed the Rotary club of Nashua regarding, the Greater Nashua YMCA. The local Greater Nashua YMCA that serves more than 35,000 people.  It has become a flagship operation for our community and region.  In 2018 he received the Outstanding achievement award and other top business/leadership awards.
 
On September 16th, Shannon St. Pierre, from the International Institute of New England (IINE), addressed the Rotary club of Nashua regarding, the International Institute of New England. Shannon holds a B.A. degree from the University of New Hampshire.  Shannon works in IINE’s Lowell and New Hampshire offices.  IINE is a refugee resettlement agency.
On September 9th, Lori Johnson, Nashua River Watershed Authority manager, addressed the Rotary club of Nashua regarding, the history of the Nashua River, from being one of the most polluted rivers in the country to now being a clean, center of attention to Nashua’s’ downtown development. This is the 50th year of the NRWA. 
On August 26th, Jackie Cowell, Executive Director of Early Learning NH, addressed the Rotary club of Nashua regarding, the conditions effecting the development of a child’s brain during the first years of life. Jackie is Executive Director of Early Learning NH. She also serves as Executive Director for the NH Coalition of Business and Education and sits on the governor-appointed early childhood advisory council Spark NH. Jackie graduated from Univ. of Virginia, served in the Peace Corps, and worked for Save the Children in Sudan. 
On August 5th, Sarah Marchant, director of community development for the City of Nashua, addressed the Rotary club of Nashua regarding, The Master Plan for Nashua’s Riverfront. Sarah has been in this role for the past five years. Sarah serves as president of the Northern New England American Planning Association Chapter. She’s a graduate of UNH and UCONN.
On August 5th, Senator Maggie Hassan, addressed the Rotary club of Nashua regarding, her work in Washington. Before beginning, Senator Hassan asked for a moment of silence for the recent events of violence in our nation. 
On July 29th, Audrey Morrissey, associate director of My Life, My Choice Foundation, addressed the Rotary club of Nashua regarding, the dark world of commercial sexual exploitation of children. The foundation currently works with approximately 150 young women ranging in age from 15 to their mid-twenties.  Her talk was to bring light to a problem that exist everywhere, from large metropolitan areas to the small suburbs. Due to funding and staffing limitations, they currently provide services to women in Boston and the communities out to Worcester.
On July 8th, Charlene DeCesare, CEO of Charlene Ignites, LLC and Founder of Firewalk Sales, addressed the Rotary club of Nashua regarding, helping businesses and organizations with vital guidance in sales training. 
The business part of the meeting was next with the swearing-in of Michael Aquino as President of the Nashua Rotary for Rotary year 2019 - 2020.  Members of the board of directors were then recognized and took their oath of office for this new year. Thank you to all who serve, especially the outgoing officers and directors.  "Your continued active involvement in this club is extremely important and highly encouraged."  Thank you to all who have served our club!
Speakers
Brandon Garod of NH Attorney General’s office
Jun 01, 2020
Consumer Fraud, and Scams.
John Jurczyk
Jun 08, 2020
Impact of Covid to local hospitals
Scholarship Committee
Jun 15, 2020
Community Scholarships