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 June 3rd, Colin McHugh, president and CEO of Southern New Hampshire Health (SNHH), addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding, the state of Southern NH Health in Greater Nashua. Colin is a NH native, who grew up in Manchester.  He worked at Catholic Medical Center, then Portland, Maine, at various healthcare facilities and then moved back Nashua in 2019 to become the CEO of SNH Health.  SNH Health now has a very strong Executive Board of Directors which has helped their recovery from a few difficult years.
On May 6th, Christa Tsechrintzis, Executive Director for the Greater Nashua Habitat for Humanity, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding, the Greater Nashua Habitat for Humanity. Habitat for Humanity has been providing safe, decent and affordable housing in the southern New Hampshire area since 1994.  They are a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that works to strengthen families and communities through affordable homeownership and critical home repair opportunities.  The organization has branches in 50 states and 70 countries worldwide. 
On April 22nd, John Esburnett, General Manager at Lee USA Speedway, Lee NH, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding, the NH Short Track Racing Association. John explained what race cars actually are—automobiles built or modified for racing. He explained a stock car is built specifically for asphalt oval racing. John reviewed race track structure, including surfaces, and that short tracks are no longer than 0.5miles. most hometown tracks are short tracks.
On April 15th, Tina Andrade, Director of Philanthropy at Home, Health and Hospice Care for almost 20 years, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding, Home, Health and Hospice. She opened with a video about HH&HC. It detailed the life services it provides for those ending their living journey.  The support for the families continues for the following year.
On April 1st, Michael Atkins, attorney at Shaheen & Gordon, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding, the Nashua Area NAACP. Michael has been involved in many local organizations such as the Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program, the French Hill Neighborhood Housing Service, and the Child Advocacy Center. 
On March25th, Russell Norris, Assistant Professor and Director of Security Programs at Rivier University, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding, Cyber Security. Russ is a retired Marine Corps Officer with 30 years of experience in global security operations. Prior to joining Rivier, he was a Strategic Planner and Senior Analyst at Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps Forces – Central Command (HQ-USMARCENT) where he designed and executed Joint, Interagency, and Multinational exercises and key leader engagements.
On March11th, Sgt Caleb Sturm of the 23rd Space Operations Squadron, Space Delta 6, New Boston, NH, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding, the 23rd Space Operations Squadron history and mission. Sgt Sturm is responsible for conducting government oversight of the SCN mission, providing warfighters and strategic users uninterrupted worldwide wideband military satellite communications.
On March 4th, Paul Lebon, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding, “An Outpouring of the People's Love: The Last 24 Hours of JFK's Life”. Paul LeBon is a retired Performance Consultant and Cuba Expert who has spent over 300 days on the ground in Cuba engaged in Mission Trips and treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease.  He has written a number of books, including today’s program, “An Outpouring of the People's Love: The Last 24 Hours of JFK's Life”.  Mr. LeBon was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s a few years ago and said he’s successfully managed those symptoms so far.
On February 26th, Senator Chuck Morse, Senator from Salem, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding his run for Governor. Senator spoke of his perseverance and hard work growing up.
Senator Morse founded Fresh Water Farms with 50 employees. Commitment to the community. Town moderator and state senator. Longest serving state senate president. Worked to reduced taxes and create lowest poverty in the country and protect small business.
On February 12th, Martha Masson, program manager for “New Hampshire Together”, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding their parent organization, “The People”. Martha discussed the movement related to the Flint, Michigan water crisis, that was the catalyst for the development of The People. The People generally supports non-partisan political reform.
On January 29th, Commander John Hooper-US CG (retired) addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding the global power, China. Per Commander Hooper: Everything we heard today is unclassified and was reviewed prior to his ability to present it.  He was careful to note that his presentation does not reflect an official position for the DOD.
On January 22nd, three-term Democratic Congressman from Minnesota, Congressman Dean Phillips addressed Rotary Club of Nashua regarding running for President on a platform of relieving the economic hardship felt by working families, repairing our broken political system, and reimagining the solutions to the most intractable problems plaguing our society. 
On December 11th, Neil Rogers owner of Rogers Marketing, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding Rogers Marketing, the Positive Activity Process, PASE (Parents Assisting Special Educators) and PASE after 21. A quick introduction, for over three decades Neil built a successful career in sales and marketing. He has worked with clients in a wide range of verticals, including pharmaceutical, biomedical, manufacturing, logistics, financial services and government defense contractors
On November 27th, Lisa Law addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding the Law Family Council.  She grew up skiing at Temple Mountain with the family ski business there (owned by her father).  She is a Justice of the Peace.  She is on various local boards.  She is a published author, trained in FungShui and tries to lead a balanced life (even while being married to Brian - Editor’s comment, ha, ha).  She is the Chair of the Law Family Council.
On November 20th, Gia Bonilla, Andrew Gentile and Mark Martino, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding Charitable gaming in NH.  Andrew: $15M given in charitable contributions and counting. Gate City Casino is owned by Delaware North. They are more than a gaming company.  They do concessions for NASA and many Stadiums which the club got a chance to view via video.
On November 13th, Phil Sletten of the New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding an overview of several fiscal data points for our state and its residents including income rates, housing information, employment information, revenues, and a tax breakdown.
On November 6th, Madison Hawkes, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding Miss America Opportunity and the Miss NH Scholarship program. Madison is a recent graduate of Plymouth State University. There she served as the President of the American Cancer Society on Campus: Plymouth State Chapter, University System Student Board Rep, and was an avid volunteer on campus. In the last 4 years she has volunteered for the American Cancer Society as the youngest committee chair for the Rockingham County Relay for Life and founded the Plymouth Relay For Life. Madison has raised over $80k in honor of her mother who is a cancer survivor.
On October 30th,  Dr. Laura Landerman-Garber, president of Holiday Card 4 our Military Challenge, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding the Holiday Cards 4 our Military Challenge, making sure some very special heroes all across the world get a special gift. For 20 years, Landerman-Garber has been sending hundreds of thousands of special deliveries for the Holiday Cards 4 our Military Challenge. The challenge is to send cards to our heroes in all branches of the military. She’s been collecting handwritten and homemade letters from people all across the country and shipping them out to our nation's heroes.
On October 16th,  Paula Lochhead, a member of the Board of Directors of the Nashua Historical Society, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding the Nashua Historical Society. The society was founded over 150 years ago and is one of the oldest in the state.  The Nashua Historical Society is a volunteer run, independent, non-profit organization and receives no operating support from the State of New Hampshire or the City of Nashua. Founded in 1870, the Historical Society's motto is "Preserving the Past for the Future" and in support of its mission, the Historical Society collects, preserves and interprets materials pertaining to Nashua history.
On October 2nd,  Tiani Coleman, president of the NH Independent Voters and NH Ranked Choice Voting organizations, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding ranked choice voting. Tiani has been an insider in each of the two major parties, but has been a registered independent for more than two decades. Tiani is an attorney living in Amherst.
On September 25th, Kathy and Larry Hersh, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding their trip to the Galapagos Islands in May 2023.
  • They were guests on a private yacht, the Grand Majestic
  • They saw tons of sea lions!
  • They cruised through the Galapagos Islands, starting off in San Cristobal
On September 18th, Deb McLoud and Alice Handwerk from Breakthrough Manchester, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding Breakthrough Manchester. Alice is Director of Philanthropy and Communications. Alice has a background in social work in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. before coming to Breakthrough, and lives in Amherst with her family.  Deb has been Executive Director since August 2018, with a previous background in finance and philanthropy. She serves on several boards and community groups in Manchester and throughout the state and was part of Leadership NH in 2020.
On September 11th, Rotarian Kent Swanson, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding Veterans Count. After retiring ten years ago, Kent joined Nashua Rotary and was looking for something else to get involved in. He joined Veterans Count and is in his seventh year of fundraising. Veterans Count provides critical case management and emergency financial assistance to service members, veterans, and their families since 2007. The idea for the program started with two guys from Hollis NH and a $500k grant.
On August 28th, Chris Johnson is the new General Manager & Advertising Director of The Nashua Telegraph, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding the state of The Nashua Telegraph. Chris Johnson is the new General Manager & Advertising Director of The Nashua Telegraph. A graduate of Framingham State University, Chris lives with his wife of 29 years, and is a father of 3 kids and 2 dogs. Chris started his position at The Telegraph in June 2023.
On August 21st, Nashua Police Chief Kevin Rourke, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding the state of the Nashua Police Department. Chief Rourke began his law enforcement career with the Milford Police Department, subsequently moving to Nashua a few years later. The Chief gained broad experience across the Department’s various divisions during his years with the Department and was named Chief in March of 2022. Chief Rourke is actively involved in a number of local and state organizations, including Family Promise, PAL, NH Congressional Awards, and the NH Police Standards Board.
On August 14th, Queen City Improv, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding "Queen City Improv" founded in 2017.  It is a comedy troupe based in Manchester, New Hampshire and proud to be part of the local entertainment scene. They specialize in improv comedy, where our members create and perform scenes with no script or preparation. Our comedy shows feature a variety of short-form and long-form improv games, all of which are designed to make the audience laugh and have a good time. 
On August 7th, Dr. Karen Spohn, an Associate Professor of Economics and Finance in the Division of Business and Security Studies at Rivier University, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding Economic Outlook and The Federal Reserve.  She earned her Ph.D. in Economics with a concentration in Finance from the University of Delaware.  Dr. Spohn has over 20 years of teaching experience in higher education institutions including Marietta College, Ohio University, and the University of Massachusetts Lowell.  In 2013, she was named the Business Educator of the Year at the New Hampshire Excellence in Education Awards.  Her current research focus is ESG Reporting and sustainable investing.
On July 31st, Steve Buxton, Nashua Fire and Rescue Chief, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding Nashua Fire and Rescue. Chief Buxton has been with Nashua Fire and Rescue (NFR) since 1992.  He became a Captain in 2013 and the Chief in 2022.  He is an original member of Nashua dive team and Nashua hazard team.  He also has a degree in fire science. Steve is a 5th generation firefighter and is also a member of the Lions club.
On July 24th, Meghan Oliverio from the Granite State Children’s Alliance, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding the Child Advocacy Center (CAC), a neutral place where a child can be interviewed regarding physical abuse, sexual abuse, witnessing a serious crime, or domestic violence. Forensic interviewers conduct the interviews with the child.
On June 12th, The Rotary Club of Nashua announced the recipiants of the Rotary Club of Nashua 2023 Community Grant Awards. The Community Grants committee includes: Bob James, Charlie Hall, Theresa Lussier, John Sias, Bill Barry, Jeb Curelop and Deb Novotny. Ninteen Organizations applied for community grants. The decisions to pick the winners were very challenging, and grants were selected for 4 winners ranging from $4,000-10,000. Grants are meant to help organizations with a specific project/purpose.
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