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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 of America
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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 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!
Monetary Awards for Scholarships
  • The Arsenault/Faucher Memorial Award for $10,000 payable over four years
  • A second award of $10,000 payable over four years
  • $5,700 award allocated – the committee voted to split amount into two separate scholarship awards of $2,850 each.
  • Annual Adult Learner Scholarship - $2,500.
  • In total, awarding $28,200
On May 20th, Mike Shalin and Steve Babnineau, addressed the Rotary club of Nashua regarding, their long and illustrious careers in sports journalism, Mike as a writer and Steve as a photographer. They have collaborated on a new book called “The Home Team” which centers on the Boston athletic scene… I’m told there are several teams of note here in the area? They also shared their personal stories,…
On May 13th, New Hampshire Union Leader and Sunday News Publisher Joseph W. McQuaid, addressed the Rotary club of Nashua, regarding 50 years of covering presidential politics in New Hampshire. Joe McQuaid has been in the newspaper business for more than 50 years. Starting as an office copy boy, just like his father had to his father. Joe’s father, B.J. McQuaid, was co-founder of the New Hampshire Sunday News and later served as editor-in-chief of the Union Leader.  
On April 29nd, Nashua Fire Chief Brian Rhodes, addressed the Rotary club of Nashua, regarding the Nashua Fire Department. Born and brought up in Connecticut, Brian joined the Nashua FD in 1986, became a lieutenant in 200, a captain in 2004, Deputy Chief in 2011, Assistant Chief in 2016, and Chief in 2018. Brian started with a little trivia of his own: there are 6 fire houses in Nashua (plus the communications center), the NFD employees 180 people, and there are 38 people in the Fire Suppression Division covering our city 24 / 7 / 365.
On April 22nd, Dwight Davis, former professional basketball player, addressed the Rotary club of Nashua, regarding his life story. Dwight is a current community activist and motivation speaker.  Currently he is vice president of the retired NBA players association.  He played at University of Houston prior to playing with the Cleveland Cavs. He has followed his career with many community-related activities and organizations.  He lives with his wife and five children in the Seacoast region of NH.  He is currently involved with starting and supporting NH Senior Helpers. 
On April 15th, Kevin Flynn and Jeannie Gonyer from the St. Joseph Mobile Health Clinic, addressed a joint meeting of the Rotary club of Nashua and the Rotary Club of Nashua West, regarding the St. Joseph Mobile Health Clinic (MHC). Kevin Flynn is an employee of St. Joseph’s Hospital and in charge of the MHC.  Jean Gonyer is the program manager with a nursing background. Starting with a bit of Nashua trivia, Kevin informed us that the founder of St. Joseph hospital was the pastor at St. Aloysius Parish.  His funeral service was the only time the city of Nashua had closed in history, 1917.
0n April 8th, our own Jerilyn Sullivan and Ernie Marino, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding, the potential health risks in chemicals included in vaccines. Jerilyn and Ernie presented information about the content and efficacy of vaccines with the message that although the science is important, people should do their best to be informed about what they put into their bodies. 
0n April 1st, Al Fulchino of Fulchino Vineyard, 187 Pine Hill Road, Hollis, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding, Fulchino Vineyard. Al is a member of the Hollis/Brookline club which often meets at his vineyard.  Al is the 5th generation involved in wine making, he even uses his grandfather’s wine press in his processing. 
 
Speakers
Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster
Feb 24, 2020
Update on Happenings in Congress
Hannah Stohler
Mar 02, 2020
Marguerites Place (New Executive Director)
Henry Quinlan
Mar 09, 2020
USSR Myths, Mysteries and Spying