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.
John has had the opportunity to be involved with steel construction projects up and down the East Coast. This ultimately led to John and his business partner and wife Allise de Smet starting their own structural steel business in the Souhegan Valley of New Hampshire at the beginning of 2000. It was after this start up that John had the desire to get more involved in the local non-profit scene. He has been heavily involved in the Souhegan Valley Boys & Girls Club, serving eleven years as BOD and twice served as that organization's Board President. John was also a charter trustee for the Amherst Community Foundation.
 
John was invited by Allise to join the Milford Rotary Club in 2008. He was also asked to join the Board of Directors and then the Presidential Line of Succession. He served as Vice-President in 2011-12, President Elect in 2012-13 and President in 2013-14. He has served as Committee Chair for Milford Rotary 100 Holes of Golf in One Day (Milford Rotary Club’s largest fundraiser) and has been active in that rewarding event for eight
years. He is currently the Milford Rotary Foundation Chair and has been involved several sessions of the RLI program. He is proud to be a Major Donor for RI. He is also recognized as an RI Benefactor and has enjoyed perfect attendance every year since his induction.

John enjoys worldwide travel with Allise, fishing, and all winter sports. He and Allise are longtime residents of Amherst, NH and are pleased to have moved the Siemienowicz clan including his mother Nancy, his son Aaron and his wife Anastasia, their son Aleksei, and their daughter Athena to the Souhegan Valley from Northern New York. They still maintain the family homestead in Northern NY as active farm and enjoy their
trips back to the North Country.
 
John spoke of his many adventures in Rotary.  He flew out to the Pacific Northwest PETS Training.  He discussed how difficult it is to change Rotary traditions and how important it is to do so.  One of the most recent changes was to a virtual platform.  He withdrew the District from New England PETS and created a new PEOT President Elect Officers Training.  He was also integral in creating a District Governor Track to increase retention in Rotary.  A new District Directory was also created.  John also revamped the District Governor Application and crafted a new “Youth Protection Policy”.
 
He noted that Jack Tulley ran against him for the District Governor position.  It was a close vote but John won.  He noted Jack was a real gentleman and supported his efforts.  On a final note, he said, “the super sauce of Rotary is friendship”.
 
There will be a District Road Race held to raise funds for Polio Plus.  Rotarians will be requested to drive to as many Clubs as possible in the District ending in Charlestown New Hampshire.  Participants will be given a passbook to have stamped at each location.
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