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Welcome to Rotary Club 6460 in District 7870.
We meet In Person
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 of America
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Starting next Monday (January 24) and continuing remote-only through February. 
 
We anticipate our first meeting back at Nashua Country Club to be Monday, March 7.
 
Our Zoom meetings will open at 12:00noon .... at 12:05pm our meeting will begin. We will have a hard stop by 1:00pm. You can use our current Zoom link, which is also sent to you every Friday via email.
 
* As a reminder, we are NOT meeting on Monday, February 21, in observance of Presidents' Day.
0n January 10th, Rick Fabrizio, the Director of Communications and Public Policy for the New Hampshire Business and Industry Association, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding technology and the introduction and expansion of broad band in New Hampshire. Rick mentioned growing up with technology in the 1980’s living in Newington, a small town with little or no broad band access.  Cable companies were hesitant to install lines because the ROI was minimal.
The club was entertained with a nice medley of Christmas classics in barbershop quartet style harmony by Houston Gallaway, Roger Menard, and Paul Belair + one; members of the Granite Statesmen Barbershop Chorus.  Songs included – Gloria, Walking in a Winter Wonderland, Stupid joke song; Jingle Bells, Santa Claus is coming to town; as sing-alongs; We Wish you a Merry Christmas was the closing song sung by all.  
0n December 6th, Carol Lake, an American contemporary artist, who exhibits nationally and internationally, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding Modern Art Glass. Carol particularly likes 3d art, often in glass.  She prefers animal subjects and has been artist in residence in various locations.
0n November 29th, Drs. Jerrilyn Sullivan and Ernie Marino, the Planning Department Manager for the City of Nashua, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding, reducing inflammation and preventing disease and how many diseases are caused by inflammation. Surprise sources of inflammation include cosmetics, food and stress…
0n November 22nd, Matt Sullivan, the Planning Department Manager for the City of Nashua, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding the long term plan the City. Matt joined the city in October of 2020. He works with the City’s development team to guide and review land use development, redevelopment, and preservation projects with the City’s master plan. Matt is a Nashua native. He serves as the vice-president for the New Hampshire Planners Association, is a member of the State’s Community Development Finance Authority’s Advisory Committee, and has a passion for housing issues, having served on a variety of housing and economic development-focused non-profit boards in his career.
0n November 15th, Julie Capozzi, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding breathwork for managing stress. Julie has been a guidance counselor, is a breathwork practitioner and reiki master, and currently teaches full time at Mount Wachusett Community College teaching psych and sociology programs.  Julie opened with gratitude and defined breathwork.  Anyone can do it, because it only requires your breath.  She talked about the energy in every cell and the tension that can be released through breathwork.
0n November 8th, Tanya McCready from Winterdance Dog Sled Tours told the story of the founding of her business with her partner, Hank DeBruin, along with his first attempt at competing in the Iditarod. Tanya told of Hank’s trials, tribulations, and his ultimate withdrawal from the race. Tanya’s story continued with Hank’s entry and completion of the Yukon Quest competition. Hank completed the Iditarod on his second attempt and the club was shown a picture of him crossing the finish line along with his team of sled dogs.
0n October 25th, Lindsay Rinaldi, Executive Director of the Nashua Community Music School, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding the Nashua Community Music School. Lindsay grew up in Nashua and fell in love with music while attending the city’s public schools. She attended the University of Maine and to the Longy School of Music, and is a classically trained opera singer. 
0n October 4th, District Governor John Siemienowicz, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding his many adventures in Rotary.  John was born and grew up in Lowville, NY. After graduating from Lowville Academy and Central School, he attended SUNY Delhi for Civil Technology. He began his lifelong career in structural steel as a draftsman and connection designer and now is a significant supplier and installer of structural steel building projects. Project work includes Industrial, Commercial, Education, and Institutional buildings throughout New England and as far away as Florida & Texas. Having worked for numerous fabrication facilities in the Northeast & New England.
0n September 27th, Dr. Garth McKinney, Nashua School system superintendent, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding the state of the Nashua School system.  Dr. McKinney had previous time in NH working in Merrimack, then Texas, before returning to Nashua.  He spoke and presented a very educational PowerPoint about the Nashua school system.  It included the mission statement and new goals and objectives to keep all the students, faculty and staff safe with the current pandemic.    Per the Governor of NH, Nashua students now attend in person for all schools.  Some of the efforts to keep all safe include limiting the number of volunteers, screening and testing students when appropriate and keeping all mindful of social distancing.
0n September 20th, Dr. Matthew Stanizzi, the Medical Director for BioRestore Health and oversees clinical protocols for their three locations in New England, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding Problems with the traditional medicine model. Dr. Matthew Stanizzi doubled majored in Neuroscience and Biology at Brandeis University. Received his Medical Degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 2003. He currently is Board Certified in Urology.  He received training in functional Medicine through the American Academy for Anti-Aging medicine. Dr. Stanizzi works and sees patients from the Nashua location. 
0n September 13th, Vanessa Palange from NH Homeland Security and Emergency Management addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding NH Homeland Security and Emergency Management Mission: Prevent/mitigate/prepare for and respond to any hazards that impact NH.
 
Field Services: handles issues ‘on the ground’ and is in contact with officials and emergency management directors.
 
Operations: does training and exercises, works with police in the state for major events; they also have a 24/7 on-call officer; handles the State of Emergency Operation Center
0n August 23rd, Mr. Mark Threlfall owner of Super Dogs in Merrimack, NH addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding his 50 plus years of experience working with show dogs as both a handler and most recently a show judge. Mark would attend as many as 170 shows a year as a handler of show dogs for owners of these animals. Mark has worked in CT., Mass, Pennsylvania and other places along the eastern seaboard and the Midwest during his career. Among the many highlights in Mark’s career is his appearance as a judge at the famed Westminster Dog Show. Mark is a four-time judge at this prestigious 2-day show. He has traveled to Ireland, China, Taiwan, and Canada in his career.
0n August 16th, Kathy Farland, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding how “Stepping Stones” helps homeless youth in our community. Kathy Farland is a foster parent who came from the business world and saw the need to open a drop-in center for homeless youth in our community. Stepping Stones helps homeless youth, ages 25 and younger, in Nashua and surrounding towns.
On August 2nd, two guests from the Creative Union, a community centered art project conceived by one of the speakers present, Multimedia artist Elisa Hamilton and organized by the Currier Museum of Art in partnership with the City of Nashua, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding the Creative Union.
 
On July 19th, Thomas Dougherty and Amy Bottomley, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding the MicroSociety Academy Charter School (MACS).  Thomas brings his years of technical support and Amy brings years of education to the school.  Amy led the presentation.  The school is presently located at the former Dartmouth-Hitchcock building. They offer school from K-8th grade, preparing students for high school.
On July 12th, Coleen N. Heaslip from St. Joseph’s Wellness First Program, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding St. Joseph’s Wellness First Program. The program was launched earlier this year to focus on Preventive Health and Wellness for company employees.  Twenty companies have sighed on so far this year.  The program helps to control health care costs, maximize health plan benefits and create a healthy workforce.  The components of the program include care coordination, wellness events and a mobile health clinic.  There is no cost to enroll, no contract and no exclusivity with St. Joseph’s.  For further information contact Coleen at CHEASLIP@COVH.ORG.
On June 21st, Past President Charlie Hall led our program. Charlie mentioned there were 25 local non-profit organizations that requested funds to help them with their on-going efforts to help our fellow citizens.  The committee helped numerous organizations with gifts of $1500 to $3000.  Each recipient shared how the grant would be used and a little about their respective organizations.
On June 7th, Dr. Yvonne Vissing, a professor at Salem State University, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding homelessness in NH and Nashua.   Dr. Vissing is author of Out of Sight, Out of Mind – book focused on homelessness in small communities in New Hampshire.   What is homelessness?  majority of homeless people are families; no longer just a lone man or someone on skid row.  Many are working, at least part time, and many are unaccompanied minors.
On May 10th, Michael Reinke, Director of Nashua Soup Kitchen, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding the Nashua Soup Kitchen. New campaign:  Spring Street Forward, which is the renovation of 35 Spring Street. Who is Nashua Soup Kitchen?  Providing food and shelter to Nashua community.  Food service began in 1981; shelter services began in 1984. Focus is emergency shelter and then help get into longer term housing.  Average stay is less than 30 days.
On April 27th, Julie Seven Sage, a high school junior, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding her entry into the Xprize Competition. Julie wants to become a physicist and increase the public’s awareness of sciences and technologies.  For her entry into the Xprize Competition, Julie designed and developed a new mask design to provide the needed comfort and safety for current Covid conditions.  The mask is see-thru to allow facial expression to be seen.  It has a squishy gasket to seal better and fit more comfortably on the face.  There are some other features to enhance voice recognition while masked.  The filter material is replaceable and can be a material of the wearer’s choice.
On April 12th, Paul Shea, executive director for Nashua’s Great American Downtown, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding Nashua’s Great American Downtown efforts. He promotes economic sustainability of downtown Nashua working with the economic development committee and chamber of commerce.   During the pandemic, he expanded his efforts to facilitate support of downtown’s economy through the CARES act and United way helping businesses get PPE and grant money.  Great American Downtown is a conduit for businesses to support each other as well.
On April 5th, Dr. Stephanie Wolf-Rosenblum addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding Covid-19 Vaccines and the Roll Out. Dr. Wolf-Rosenblum began her presentation discussing vaccines and immune response to infection.  A historical progression of vaccines was given, an explanation of the different types available, and how they worked to help us fight diseases from Polio to COVID. Many questions were asked of Dr. Wolf-Rosenblum regarding vaccines, efficacy, COVID-19 and variants.  Dr. Wolf-Rosenblum will send along the presentation to the group.
On March 22nd, Amy LaBelle of Labelle Winery addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding her growing business. Currently the facility in Amherst is a restaurant, wine production/meeting hospitality center based at their vineyard.  Amy is a former practicing attorney who changed her direction in life to become a vintner and build the winery.  She loves to host friends and support the local community. 
On March 15th Anthony Poore and Dr. Marie Ramas addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding Black Lives: Meet New Hampshire’s Past, Present and Future leaders. In his 30 years of experience in the community economic development sector, Anthony has worked as a community organizer, economic development practitioner, academic, workforce housing and public health advocate, policy analyst, researcher and executive addressing the needs of New Hampshire’s urban and rural communities through participatory cross sector collaborative processes in support of sustainable, inclusive, and equitable communities. 
On March 1st, Laura Simoes, Executive Director of The Nacky S Loeb School of Communications in Manchester addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua highlighting the 5 freedoms of the First Amendment: Freedom of Religion, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of the Press, Freedom to assemble peacefully, Freedom to address the government for grievances.
Sponsors
Speakers
REMOTE MEETING: Caleb Donnelly
Jan 31, 2022
Supporting NH'S small Buisness owners
REMOTE MEETING: Bob Bianchi and Pete Petersen
Feb 07, 2022
Children's Dyslexia Center
REMOTE MEETING: John Jurczyk, St Joseph's Hospital
Feb 14, 2022
The pandemic's ongoing affects on hospitals