District Governor Steve Puderbaugh

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On October 19th Steve Puderbaugh, our 2020-2021 Rotary District Governor, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding the state of Rotary clubs in our District. Steve reviewed the theme for 2020, which is Rotary Opens Opportunities, and how 2020 has been a challenging year for the organization. On a positive note, Steve discussed how 2020 has caused Rotary to embrace technology, which will help the organization in the future.
District Governor Steve Puderbaugh Stephanie Phillis 2020-10-19 04:00:00Z 0

Walking the El Camino de Santiago

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On November 5th Peggy and David Gilmour, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding their walk of the El Camino de Santiago trail in Spain. David Gilmour is a retired cardiologist and has embarked on epic excursions since retirement.  He has biked across US and now organizes bike trips in NH, Canada, and Europe.  Also donates time with Meals on Wheels.  Peggy of course is two-time NH State Senator and now a policy advisor for Preti Strategies in Concord.   Peggy and David donate time to Harbor Homes and drug court.
Walking the El Camino de Santiago Hugh Phillis 2020-10-05 04:00:00Z 0

Joan Weddle Home Health & Hospice Care

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On September 21st Joan Weddle, home healthcare and social worker supervisor for Home Health & Hospice Care, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding the unanswered questions related to Covid-19. This is the 6th month of our living in the pandemic world living in the 3rd Season of living with Covid.
Joan Weddle Home Health & Hospice Care Hugh Phillis 2020-09-25 04:00:00Z 0

Nashua's Safe Station Program

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On September 14th Chief Brian Rhodes, Nashua Fire Chief, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding the Safe Station program. Chief Rhodes reviewed why we had to end our Safe Station program, which was started in fall 2016, to provide access for those struggling with addiction 24 hours/day. 
Nashua's Safe Station Program Hugh Phillis 2020-09-14 04:00:00Z 0

Nashua Police Department

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On August 24th Chief Michael Carignan, Nashua Police Department, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua the Nashua Police Department. Chief Carignan has been a member of the Nashua Police Department since 1993.  He began his career as a Patrolman and worked his way through the ranks.  He became a Sgt. in 2005, then moving to Captain, Detective and Deputy Chief in 2014.  Chief Carginan also volunteers and serves with many local non-profit organizations.
Nashua Police Department Andy Hall 2020-08-24 04:00:00Z 0
Tickets on sale Now Patricia Conard 2020-08-20 04:00:00Z 0

Hiking the 48 4000-footers

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On August 17th Ken Basey, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding hiking the 48 4000-footers. Ken and his wife Darleen have raised their two children in Raymond New Hampshire where Ken ls the lead Pastor at New Life Church, a licensed life coach, and past president of his local Rotary. Ken's has many hobbies including hiking. In 2019 Ken finished the 48 4,000-footers of NH and then authored the very humorous book "They Said It Would Be Fun". All proceeds go to NH Search and Rescue.
Hiking the 48 4000-footers Hugh Phillis 2020-08-17 04:00:00Z 0

The Borgen Project

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On August 3rd Rohan Kumar, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding The Borgen Project. Rohan, who is from Nashua and graduated from Nashua North two years ago, is a second-year student at the University of Edinburgh, studying for a MA in Economics & Politics. This summer, he is working as a Political Affairs Intern at The Borgen Project, which is an international non-profit dedicated to helping the most impoverished around the globe.
The Borgen Project Tracy Hall 2020-08-03 04:00:00Z 0

The Public Education Bill

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On July 27th, John Tobin, an attorney in New Hampshire, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding the public education bill. Attorney Tobin is part of the team leading a charge to pressure the state to pay more of the public education bill. He is former executive director of New Hampshire Legal Assistance and he represented the plaintiffs in the Claremont Supreme Court cases back in the 1990s. Now he is leading education funding forums around the state.
The Public Education Bill Andy Hall 2020-07-27 04:00:00Z 0

Status of COVID in Nashua

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On July 20th, Bobbi D. Bagley, Director of Public Health for the City of Nashua, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding the Status of COVID in Nashua
Status of COVID in Nashua Hugh Phillis 2020-07-20 04:00:00Z 0

The Tygerberg Bronchoscope Project

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On July 13th, Helene Visser and Randell Barclay, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding the Tygerberg Bronchoscope Project, a global grant also supported by the Rotary Club of Nashua. Randell is our District Governor nominee (2022-2023) and is currently District Treasurer. He undertook this global grant project. Helene is the host partner and project leader for the project. 
The Tygerberg Bronchoscope Project Elizabeth (Beth) Covino 2020-07-13 04:00:00Z 0

100th Year Program 2010-2020 Decade

 

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0n July 6th, Jane Marquis and Paige Hultman, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding the Rotary Club of Nashua decade of 2011-2020. The committee will be sharing a collection of highlights and reflections of each decade of the Club one a month for our 100-year celebration.
100th Year Program 2010-2020 Decade  Elizabeth (Beth) Covino 2020-07-06 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club Grants $25,000 to area non-profits Ann Bellamy 2020-06-30 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club awards Scholarships to Nashua area seniors Ann Bellamy 2020-06-17 04:00:00Z 0

Impact of Covid-19 on St. Joseph’s Hospital

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On June 8th, John Jurczyk, President of St. Joseph’s Hospital (SJH), addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding the impact of Covid-19 on the Hospital and medical community. He has led a dramatic financial turnaround in the last 2 years to erase the majority of the debt and improve patient satisfaction. John spoke with a Powerpoint presentation about the impact of Covid-19 on the Hospital and medical community.  By way of history, SJH was merely 10 years old when the Spanish Flu pandemic struck in 1918.  At that time the mechanism of transmission, was poorly understood and there was no treatment or antibiotics for complications of the flu.  One third of the world was infected by the Spanish Flu.
Impact of Covid-19 on St. Joseph’s Hospital Hugh Phillis 2020-06-08 04:00:00Z 0

NH Consumer Protection and Anti Trust division of the AG’s office

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On June 1st, Atty. Brandon Garod, Assistant Attorney General in NH, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding on the work of the Consumer Protection and Anti Trust division of the AG’s office. Brandon engaged the club in a wide ranging discussion around the different types of scams his office deals with particularly involving the elderly. Scams will commonly involve email, cell phones and land lines.
NH Consumer Protection and Anti Trust division of the AG’s office John Parolin 2020-06-01 04:00:00Z 0

2020 US Census in NH

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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. 
2020 US Census in NH Cheryl Lindner 2020-05-11 04:00:00Z 0

Communicating SBA Messages in NH

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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
Communicating SBA Messages in NH Hugh Phillis 2020-05-04 04:00:00Z 0

NH, VT and ME Red Cross

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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.
NH, VT and ME Red Cross Hugh Phillis 2020-04-20 04:00:00Z 0

helping our community respond to Covid-19

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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.
helping our community respond to Covid-19 Tracy Hall 2020-04-13 04:00:00Z 0

Local Efforts to Combat the Coronavirus

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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.
Local Efforts to Combat the Coronavirus Elizabeth (Beth) Covino 2020-03-30 04:00:00Z 0

Doing Business with Russia

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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.
Doing Business with Russia Hugh Phillis 2020-03-09 04:00:00Z 0

Marguerite’s Place

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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.
Marguerite’s Place Jonathan Shirley 2020-03-02 05:00:00Z 0

Update from Congresswoman Annie Kuster

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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.
Update from Congresswoman Annie Kuster Hugh Phillis 2020-02-24 05:00:00Z 0

2020 Rotary Scholarship Availability Announcement

Posted on Feb 16, 2020
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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.
2020 Rotary Scholarship Availability Announcement Charles P. Rehberg 2020-02-16 05:00:00Z 0

Amy Klobuchar

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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.
Amy Klobuchar John Parolin 2020-02-10 05:00:00Z 0

Grow Nashua

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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.
Grow Nashua Elizabeth (Beth) Covino 2020-02-03 05:00:00Z 0

goals for a healthy new year

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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.
goals for a healthy new year Hugh Phillis 2020-01-13 05:00:00Z 0

Steve Negron

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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.
Steve Negron Paige Hultman 2020-01-06 05:00:00Z 0

Tulsi Gabbard

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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.
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Entrepreneurship for All

Posted by J. Conrad Coffey on Nov 25, 2019
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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. 
Entrepreneurship for All J. Conrad Coffey 2019-11-25 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Tree Sales begin November 30! Ann Bellamy 2019-11-24 05:00:00Z 0 Rotary Club of Nashua,christmas trees,rotary trees

Our Journey as Foster Parents

Posted by Norm Bouthilette on Nov 18, 2019
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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.
Our Journey as Foster Parents Norm Bouthilette 2019-11-18 05:00:00Z 0

The New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery

Posted by Doug Barry on Nov 04, 2019
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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.
The New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery Doug Barry 2019-11-04 05:00:00Z 0

Andy Card on the turmoil of the 9/11 crisis

Posted by Hugh Phillis on Oct 07, 2019
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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.
Andy Card on the turmoil of the 9/11 crisis Hugh Phillis 2019-10-07 04:00:00Z 0

Nashua International Sculpture Symposium

Posted by Hugh Phillis on Sep 30, 2019
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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.
Nashua International Sculpture Symposium Hugh Phillis 2019-09-30 04:00:00Z 0

Greater Nashua YMCA

Posted by Hugh Phillis on Sep 23, 2019
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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.
 
Greater Nashua YMCA Hugh Phillis 2019-09-23 04:00:00Z 0

International Institute of New England

Posted by Cheryl Lindner on Sep 16, 2019
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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.
International Institute of New England Cheryl Lindner 2019-09-16 04:00:00Z 0

Nashua River Watershed Authority

Posted by Hugh Phillis on Sep 09, 2019
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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. 
Nashua River Watershed Authority Hugh Phillis 2019-09-09 04:00:00Z 0

Pairings III

 
The Rotary Club of Nashua offers an evening to enjoy the pairing of wine, beer, spirits, music and gourmet food. The evening will feature tasting of premium wines, beers and spirits, symphony musicians providing a variety of music in three different rooms, and a lavish array of exquisite cuisine by the Nashua Country Club.
PROGRAM
There will be jazz, popular, and light classical music in various locations throughout the first floor of the Country Club.
Nashua Rotary Club
To purchase tickets visit Rotary Club of Nashua Mondays at noon at Nashua Country Club or
online at https://nashuarotarypairingsthree.eventbrite.com
Pairings III Carol Farmer 2019-09-03 04:00:00Z 0

Jackie Cowell, Early Learning NH

Posted by Paige Hultman on Aug 26, 2019
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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. 
Jackie Cowell, Early Learning NH Paige Hultman 2019-08-26 04:00:00Z 0

Sarah Marchant

Posted by Elizabeth (Beth) Covino on Aug 19, 2019
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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.
Sarah Marchant Elizabeth (Beth) Covino 2019-08-19 04:00:00Z 0

Senator Maggie Hassan

Posted by Andy Hall on Aug 05, 2019
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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. 
Senator Maggie Hassan Andy Hall 2019-08-05 04:00:00Z 0

My Life, My Choice Foundation

Posted by J. Conrad Coffey on Jul 29, 2019
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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.
My Life, My Choice Foundation J. Conrad Coffey 2019-07-29 04:00:00Z 0

Charlene DeCesare

Posted by Hugh Phillis on Jul 08, 2019
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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. 
Charlene DeCesare Hugh Phillis 2019-07-08 04:00:00Z 0

Club President for 2019-2020 - Michael Aquino

Posted on Jun 24, 2019
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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!
Club President for 2019-2020 - Michael Aquino Marie Mayotte 2019-06-24 04:00:00Z 0
2019 Community Grants Award Recipients Bill Spinelli 2019-06-17 04:00:00Z 0

The Rotary Club of Nashua 2019 Scholarship recipients

Posted by Norm Bouthilette on Jun 10, 2019
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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
The Rotary Club of Nashua 2019 Scholarship recipients Norm Bouthilette 2019-06-10 04:00:00Z 0

Mike Shalin and Steve Babnineau

Posted by Mike Apfelberg on May 20, 2019
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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,…
Mike Shalin and Steve Babnineau Mike Apfelberg 2019-05-20 04:00:00Z 0

Reporting Politics in New Hampshire

Posted by Paige Hultman on May 13, 2019
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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.  
Reporting Politics in New Hampshire Paige Hultman 2019-05-13 04:00:00Z 0

Nashua Fire Chief Brian Rhodes

Posted by Tracy Hall on Apr 29, 2019
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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.
Nashua Fire Chief Brian Rhodes Tracy Hall 2019-04-29 04:00:00Z 0

Dwight Davis

Posted by Hugh Phillis on Apr 22, 2019
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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. 
Dwight Davis Hugh Phillis 2019-04-22 04:00:00Z 0

St. Joseph Mobile Health Clinic

Posted by Mike Apfelberg on Apr 15, 2019
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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.
St. Joseph Mobile Health Clinic Mike Apfelberg 2019-04-15 04:00:00Z 0

potential health risks in chemicals included in vaccines

Posted by Mike Apfelberg on Apr 08, 2019
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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. 
potential health risks in chemicals included in vaccines Mike Apfelberg 2019-04-08 04:00:00Z 0

Fulchino Vineyard

Posted by J. Conrad Coffey on Apr 01, 2019
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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. 
Fulchino Vineyard J. Conrad Coffey 2019-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

NH Commissioner of Education

Posted by Hugh Phillis on Mar 25, 2019
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0n March 25th, Frank Edelblut, NH Commissioner of Education, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding, his role of education in the state and reports to the governor. He shared his vision of education for everyone. He worked previously as an accountant and did some entrepreneurial investment in developing businesses. He received a degree from URI and Holy Cross. He and his wife have 7 children and 2 grandchildren. They live in Wilton.
NH Commissioner of Education Hugh Phillis 2019-03-25 04:00:00Z 0

Jhamtse Gatsal Children Community

Posted by Mike Apfelberg on Mar 11, 2019
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0n March 11th, Vasudha Wanchoo, Managing Director of the Jhamtse Gatsal Children Community and Mark Foley, president of the US-based non-profit Jhamtse International, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding, the Jhamtse Gatsal Children’s Community. This organization provides a safe and nurturing home to children who come from situation of neglect, trauma, and abandonment in Eastern India. It is located in the Himalaya Mountains near Nepal and Bhutan.
Jhamtse Gatsal Children Community Mike Apfelberg 2019-03-11 04:00:00Z 0

Bishop Guertin High School

Posted by Bill Spinelli on Mar 04, 2019
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0n March 4th, Linda Brodeur, President of Bishop Guertin High School, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding, Bishop Guertin High School. Linda gave a historical overview of the school’s Mission and its origin dating back to the 1800’s in France.  Over 200 years of a “community building” thought process, the school has evolved. 
Bishop Guertin High School Bill Spinelli 2019-03-04 05:00:00Z 0

Nashua Historical Society

Posted by Mike Apfelberg on Feb 25, 2019
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0n February 25th, Ralph Somnese, from the Nashua Historical Society, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding, the Nashua Historical Society. Despite some technical difficulties, Ralph gave a fascinating “history of Nashua” especially the epoch Fires, Floods, and Hurricanes of the 1930’s. Also, Ralph talked about the mission and role of the Nashua Historical Society, which aims to preserve Nashua’s past for the future. Ralph also advised us not to touch museum exhibits if you go to Turkey, as this might lead to some very bad consequences! Thank you, Ralph, for a great presentation.
Nashua Historical Society Mike Apfelberg 2019-02-25 05:00:00Z 0

2019 Rotary Scholarship Availability Announcement

Posted on Feb 15, 2019
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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.
2019 Rotary Scholarship Availability Announcement Charles P. Rehberg 2019-02-15 05:00:00Z 0

Alderman-At-Large Candidates Fred Teeboom and Ben Clemons

Posted by Libby Masek on Feb 11, 2019
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0n February 11th, Alderman-At-Large Candidates Fred Teeboom and Ben Clemons, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding, their plans and position on issues effecting Nashua. Tracy Hall did an excellent job moderating the “debate” and keeping the candidates on point. The presentation was a great juxtaposition of two candidates with very different perspectives on the community; Fred focused on the need to remain fiscally prudent and Ben focused on the need to invest in community improvements; both made excellent points.
Alderman-At-Large Candidates Fred Teeboom and Ben Clemons Libby Masek 2019-02-11 05:00:00Z 0

Fritz Weatherbee

Posted by Hugh Phillis on Feb 04, 2019
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0n February 4th, Fritz Weatherbee, Newspaper and television reporter of great renown in the state, and a ninth generation New Hampsherite, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding, growing up in New Hampshire. Fritz was born at SNHMC when it was known as Memorial Hospital.  After being born in 1936, he grew up in Milford and his first memories were of World War II starting at Pearl Harbor.  He finds it hard to believe he is the age he is and does not feel his age.
Fritz Weatherbee Hugh Phillis 2019-02-04 05:00:00Z 0

The 603 Brewery

Posted by Paige Hultman on Jan 28, 2019
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On January 28th, PJ Lajeunesse, Regional Sales Manager at 603 Brewery, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding, the 603 Brewery. PJ has been with 603 for one year.  He studied music and business in college and has worked with a record label as a tour manager as well as in the restaurant and bar business over the years. He lives with his wife in Amherst NH and they are expecting their first child this year.
The 603 Brewery Paige Hultman 2019-01-28 05:00:00Z 0

International Soccer Club

Posted by Tracy Hall on Jan 07, 2019
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On December 10th, Jared Barbosa, founder and CEO of the International Soccer Club, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding, the International Soccer Club. Jared is a graduate of Salem State University, and received his Masters from Rivier, where he’s currently enrolled in a certificate program for education administration. He currently works as a guidance counselor at Fairgrounds Middle School.
International Soccer Club Tracy Hall 2019-01-07 05:00:00Z 0
AmazonSmile donates to Nashua N H Rotary Charity Fund Inc. Charles P Rehberg 2018-12-19 05:00:00Z 0

International Projects Update

Posted by Hugh Phillis on Dec 10, 2018
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On December 10th, our own Larry Hersh and Adrian Levesque, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding, the progress of recent International Projects. Larry Hersh updated all of us on two Mexican projects.  An update for the Guatemalan Nursing/MidWife training project was given by Adrian Levesque. 
International Projects Update Hugh Phillis 2018-12-10 05:00:00Z 0

using the power of social media in positive ways

Posted by Paige Hultman on Dec 03, 2018
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On December 3rd, Tim McMahon Jr., Vice President of the Souhegan Valley Rotary Club, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding, using the power of social media in positive ways. Tim is the owner of MCM Social Media and a wrestling coach at Merrimack High School. Tim, his wife, and two kids live in Merrimack, NH. Besides helping clients with their social media, Tim wanted to do more. His goal is to teach children and adults to use the power of social media in positive ways.
using the power of social media in positive ways Paige Hultman 2018-12-03 05:00:00Z 0

Frank and Amy Teas on Soto Syndrome

Posted by J. Conrad Coffey on Nov 26, 2018
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On November 26th, Amy Joy Teas and our own Frank Teas, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding, their personal journey learning their infant son has Sotos syndrome. Soon after young Frankie’s birth, they felt something wasn’t right, it took many doctor appointments to get an accurate diagnosis, most physicians haven’t seen a case of the syndrome, it is reported to occur in 1 in 10,000 to 14,000 births and some experts feel it may be closer to 1 in 5,000.  The disorder is characterized by the individual’s distinctive facial appearance, typically a long, narrow face, a high forehead and a small pointed chin, some have a narrow mouth palate.  Affected children tend to grow quickly and are much larger than their peers, but their growth levels off and they are in the normal range as an adult.
Frank and Amy Teas on Soto Syndrome J. Conrad Coffey 2018-11-26 05:00:00Z 0

At Home by Hunt

Posted by Norm Bouthilette on Nov 19, 2018
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On November 19th, Joy Peterson, Lifestyle Consultant/Marketing & Sales for At Home by Hunt, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding, Home By Hunt. At Home By Hunt is an option for healthy, active 62+ adults who want to have a long term care plan in place for tomorrow.
At Home by Hunt Norm Bouthilette 2018-11-19 05:00:00Z 0

Smile - November 5, 2018

The meeting was called to order at 12:23 PM by President Ian Bowker. He led Club Members in the Pledge of Allegiance and singing of God Bless America.  Mayor Donchess stepped to the podium to offer a brief memorial for Alderman Brian McCarthy.  He was an Alderman in Nashua for 25 years and served five terms as Board President.  A moment of silence was observed.
 
Michael Aquino introduced guests and visiting Rotarians and we followed with the “Hello Song”.
The music committee led us in song to, “the Rotary Hymn”.  It was also noted that today is the Governors’ birthday.  So, “happy birthday” was sung in honor of his special day.
 
Tracy Hall was asked to the podium to induct our newest member, Mynor Aldana.  Mynor is the
AVP, Branch Relationship Manager for the Nashua branch of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust.
 
Ernie Jette was the Fine Master.  Following a shortened version of happy fines, Ernie asked all Veterans to stand and be recognized in observance of Veterans Day.
 
Kevin Halloran began our program with a brief introduction of our Rotary Club and its’ history.  He discussed the program format and how the speakers after their 15 minute presentations will
only respond to questions from Rotarians.
 
Bill Barry introduced our first speaker, Democratic candidate for Governor former state senator Molly Kelly.  Ms. Kelly discussed her plans for expanded state funding for all levels of education, expanded health care and a New Hampshire that works for everyone, not just a few.  Ms. Kelly grew up in a family of 11 children and was focused on, “if one of us was going to succeed, we all had to succeed”.  She was critical of the Sununu administration’s stance on school “vouchers” and how the Trump administration agenda has crept into New Hampshire.
 
Frank Teas introduced Governor Chris Sununu.  He noted how his administration has cut the “red tape” to allow for more opportunity for all New Hampshire residents.  He touted how he does not have a school “voucher” program but has created educational choices for low income families.  He talked about how unemployment in New Hampshire is at an all-time low and the lowest in the United States.  He also noted that full-day kindergarten was approved under his administration. 
 
Both Candidates discussed the need for an educated work force and the importance of keeping well trained educated youth in our state.   Governor Sununu talked about the need for appropriate housing for this workforce and the building of middle income units.  He also discussed how cutting business taxes have helped to build a robust economy in the state.  Following questions, the meeting adjourned at 1:30 PM.
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Smile - November 5, 2018 Doug Barry 2018-11-06 05:00:00Z 0

NH Governor Candidate Forum: Molly Kelly & Chris Sununu

Posted by Doug Barry on Nov 05, 2018
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Bill Barry introduced our first speaker, Democratic candidate for Governor former state senator Molly Kelly. Ms. Kelly discussed her plans for expanded state funding for all levels of education, expanded health care and a New Hampshire that works for everyone, not just a few.  Ms. Kelly grew up in a family of 11 children and was focused on, “if one of us was going to succeed, we all had to succeed”.  She was critical of the Sununu administration’s stance on school “vouchers” and how the Trump administration agenda has crept into New Hampshire.
 
Frank Teas introduced Governor Chris Sununu.  He noted how his administration has cut the “red tape” to allow for more opportunity for all New Hampshire residents.  He touted how he does not have a school “voucher” program but has created educational choices for low income families.  He talked about how unemployment in New Hampshire is at an all-time low and the lowest in the United States.  He also noted that full-day kindergarten was approved under his administration.
NH Governor Candidate Forum: Molly Kelly & Chris Sununu Doug Barry 2018-11-05 05:00:00Z 0

NH Congressional Candidate Forum – Steve Negron, Annie Kuster

Posted by Hugh Phillis on Oct 29, 2018
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Kevin Halloran introduced the candidates and reviewed the rules of the discussion today.  Each candidate has 15 minutes to review their positions and strengths.  These presentations will be followed by questions from the Rotarians in the audience. Steve Negron was introduced by George Eftimiou.  Steve is a retired Air Force officer.  A TCU university graduate in 1993.  He was a DOD program manager working with Lockheed Martin.  Annie Kuster was introduced by Bill Barry.  Annie is in her 3rd term representing NH  in Washington in Congress.  She was first elected in 2012.  She has been working to try to make Congress productive.  She is an attorney who previously worked in adoption law.
NH Congressional Candidate Forum – Steve Negron, Annie Kuster Hugh Phillis 2018-10-29 04:00:00Z 0

Senator Kelly Ayotte on Biological Attack and Defense

Posted by Hugh Phillis on Oct 15, 2018
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On October 15th, Kelly Ayotte, former US Senator from NH, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding, the commission on preparedness to biological attack and defense. Senator Ayotte is a former Attorney General for NH.  Her topic today is on a commission on preparedness to biological attack and defense.  She earned her law degree from Villanova.  As Senator, she championed the fight against the opioid epidemic.
Senator Kelly Ayotte on Biological Attack and Defense Hugh Phillis 2018-10-15 04:00:00Z 0
History of Nashua's Rotary Common Charles P Rehberg 2018-10-05 04:00:00Z 0

State of the City Address 

Posted by Hugh Phillis on Sep 24, 2018
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On September 24th, James Donchess the Mayor of Nashua, since 2015, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding, the State of the City. A former Eli from Yale, lawyer and fellow Rotarian, Mayor Donchess is enjoying his second time as Mayor of Nashua. Tim Cummings was also introduced as Nashua’s Economic Director to support the discussion. Mayor Donchess listed a number of actions and improvements, planned and underway, to continue to make Nashua a better place to live.
State of the City Address Hugh Phillis 2018-09-24 04:00:00Z 0

the Humane Society for Greater Nashua

Posted by Doug Barry on Sep 17, 2018
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On September 17th, President & CEO Doug Barry (our fellow Rotarian), and volunteer Charlie Franks, both from the Humane Society for Greater Nashua, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding, the Humane Society for Greater Nashua. Doug opened up the talk by noting that in the organization was founded in 1900 by M. Jennie Kendall, the first female sheriff in NH. In 1930, local businessman Roscoe Proctor donated six acres to the Humane Society making Proctor Cemetery the first pet cemetery in New Hampshire. 3,000 animals are buried there and there is room for approximately 500 more.
the Humane Society for Greater Nashua Doug Barry 2018-09-17 04:00:00Z 0

Gate City Bike Co-op

Posted by Tracy Hall on Aug 27, 2018
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On August 27th, John Burkitt, from Gate City Bike Co-op, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding, “Let’s Put People on Bikes” and the “Gate City Bike Co-op”. While working for Hewlett-Packard, he travelled extensively through Europe, Asia, South America and Africa before his retirement in 2005. John returned to cycling in 2000, mostly utilitarian biking such as commuting, grocery shopping and cycle touring. In 2009, he attended the United Bicycle Institute in Oregon to become a certified bicycle technician and in 2010, working out a friend’s basement, he began rescuing and repairing discarded and unwanted bicycles and giving them away through groups like the Nashua Soup Kitchen and the Boys and Girls Club. Between 2010 and 2017, his organization Let’s Put People on Bikes delivered about 600 bikes throughout the Nashua area. In 2017, John teamed up with Donald Pare to start Gate City Bike Co-op.
Gate City Bike Co-op Tracy Hall 2018-08-27 04:00:00Z 0

Greater Nashua Habitat for Humanity

Posted by J. Conrad Coffey on Aug 13, 2018
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On August 13th, Scott Slattery from Greater Nashua Habitat for Humanity, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding, the Greater Nashua Habitat for Humanity. Scott is the Executive Director of the local agency which was started in 1994, it is part of Habitat for Humanity international which started in 1976, President Jimmy Carter has been a support and volunteer since the organizations inception, overall they are in 50 states and 70 countries. 
 
Greater Nashua Habitat for Humanity J. Conrad Coffey 2018-08-13 04:00:00Z 0

Practical cooking skills focusing on fresh foods

Posted by Paige Hultman on Aug 06, 2018
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On August 6th, Liz Barbour addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding, cooking and gardening. Liz lives in Hollis NH. She is a cooking instructor, author, gardener, and working chef. Liz has developed a variety of programs on cooking and gardening. Incorporating healthy ingredients with easy techniques and practical cooking skills focusing on fresh foods. She speaks to a variety of wellness groups, assisted living facilities and libraries to share her knowledge.  
Practical cooking skills focusing on fresh foods Paige Hultman 2018-08-06 04:00:00Z 0

St. Mary & Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church

Posted by J. Conrad Coffey on Jul 30, 2018
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On July 30th, Fr. Kyrillos Gobran from St. Mary & archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding, the former St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church located on Chandler Street. The original Catholic church was built in 1896, it sat empty for 15 years after the Manchester Diocese closed the parish church.  The Coptic Orthodox purchased the property in in 2008, it is one of 13 member churches in New England, their membership has grown from the initial 75 families to over 200 families today.
St. Mary & Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church J. Conrad Coffey 2018-07-30 04:00:00Z 0

how to live a calmer, more satisfying life

Posted by Norm Bouthilette on Jul 23, 2018
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On July 23rd, Thom Walters addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding, “how to live a calmer, more satisfying life”.  Thom is a published author, speaker and coach whose goal is to teach at least 1 million people how to begin and maintain a daily meditation habit. As he explains it, the surest way to global peace, is for each of us to truly understand who we are and why we do what we do, and meditation is the perfect tool for that purpose.
how to live a calmer, more satisfying life Norm Bouthilette 2018-07-23 04:00:00Z 0

The Nashua Telegraph and Ogden Newspapers

Posted by Doug Barry on Jul 16, 2018
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On July 16th, Heather Henline, Publisher of the Nashua Telegraph and Club Member, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding, the Nashua Telegraph and its parent company Ogden Newspapers.
Ogden Newspapers has been in business for 150 years.  They have acquired six new papers this year and own 50 daily newspapers from Hawaii across the Continental United States.
The Nashua Telegraph and Ogden Newspapers Doug Barry 2018-07-16 04:00:00Z 0

Ella House

Posted by Ryan Barclay on Jul 09, 2018
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Our speakers today are presenting on behalf of the Ella House.  There are tours of this historic Nashua residence operating from August 2nd-31st, 6 days a week.  Tickets can be found online at HHHC.org and proceeds will go to benefit the Community Hospice House.  This summer, celebrated interior designers will transform the stunning and historic Beaux Arts Classical Style Frank E. Anderson House, built in 1906, into an elegant exhibition of fine furnishings, art and creativity.
Ella House Ryan Barclay 2018-07-09 04:00:00Z 0

Rotarian of the Year Leon Barry

Posted by Anita S. Andrade on Jun 25, 2018
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Leon Barry, our 2018 Rotarian of the Year. 
Jack Law spoke about Leon’s virtues including:
If you are ever to have just one friend, this person is the one to have.
He is quietly philanthropic. 
He is non-political, yet speaks his mind.
Rotarian of the Year Leon Barry Anita S. Andrade 2018-06-25 04:00:00Z 0

Community Grant Awards

Posted by Norm Bouthilette on Jun 18, 2018
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There were a total of 32 grant applications with requests for $120,000 in total. 11 organizations received a total of $24,500. Jebb C. thanked the 15-member committee who made their task a lot easier. Great work everyone!
Community Grant Awards Norm Bouthilette 2018-06-18 04:00:00Z 0
More on the Volcano Eruption in Guatemala Adrian Levesque 2018-06-11 04:00:00Z 0

2018 Annual Scholarship Awards

Posted by Tracy Hatch on Jun 11, 2018
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On June 11th, the Rotary Club of Nashua presented our Annual Scholarships. Michael Aquino and Jane Marquis led the program, recognizing the Committee Members and thanking the Board for allocating a little extra money this year, and giving a brief overview of the 5 scholarships that were awarded. Several past recipients sent letters and/or came back to give us an update on their progress through school. Jane and Mike then introduced the winners of this year’s scholarships.
2018 Annual Scholarship Awards Tracy Hatch 2018-06-11 04:00:00Z 0

10 Lessons for 10 Years of Rotary

Posted by Bill Spinelli on Jun 04, 2018
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On May 21st, Rick Manganello addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding, “10 Lessons for 10 Years of Rotary”.  Lessons learned since starting his District involvement since 2006.  Rick spoke about the 549 existing active and past District Governors (Maroon jackets) as being “cheerleaders” for the 35,600 Rotary clubs worldwide.  From his perspective - Members are the ones that really make things happen.
10 Lessons for 10 Years of Rotary Bill Spinelli 2018-06-04 04:00:00Z 0

Nashua Rotary International Projects in Mexico

Posted by Larry Hersh on May 21, 2018
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On May 21st, Larry Hersh addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding, Nashua Rotary International Projects in Mexico. Larry presented two Rotary International Projects that the Nashua Rotary is coordinating.  Improving the lives of Mexican children is the target of the projects.  Five percent of all Mexican children have neurological disorders.  Two thirds of the children live below the poverty level.  There are business partners in Mexico – one a retired Mexican neurological pediatrician who has discovered a number of unique medical applications. The second project is the hydroponic growing facility.  Sales of the produce on is a source of income for the local people.
Nashua Rotary International Projects in Mexico Larry Hersh 2018-05-21 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Nashua is now a participant in Amazon SMILE

Posted by Christine Donlan on May 21, 2018
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The Rotary Club of Nashua is now a participant in Amazon SMILE. AmazonSmile is a way to shop that offers the same shopping experience as Amazon.com, but every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com helps support a charity of your choice. To date, Amazon has donated over $46 million. To take advantage of this offer—and to ensure that your shopping throughout the year benefits your favorite charitable organization—just start your shopping at smile.amazon.com. You can use your existing Amazon.com account, but you need to login to Smile.Amazon.com in order for your purchases to count toward our fundraising.
Rotary Club of Nashua is now a participant in Amazon SMILE Christine Donlan 2018-05-21 04:00:00Z 0

Royal Family Kids Camp

Posted by Tracy Hatch on May 14, 2018
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On May 14th, Matthew Ellis, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding, the Royal Family Kids Camp. This weekly summer residential camp is for abused and neglected children currently in foster care in New Hampshire. Matt, who is a pastor for a church in Auburn, NH, shared a story about a young boy in Fort Worth, TX, in 1941. The boy went to the movie theater with his mom when he was 6 years old. His mom abandoned him at the theater, and the boy entered foster care. Ultimately adopted by a man who was on the circuit with Roy Rogers, the boy grew up and became an executive with GE, never forgetting his foster care background. That man was Matt’s grandfather, so foster care is something he’s always held near and dear.
 
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Digital marketing With Limited Resources

Posted by Erin Gleeson on Apr 30, 2018
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On April 30th, Kira Morehouse, digital marketing specialist at Enterprise Bank, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding, "Digital marketing With Limited Resources." She spoke on the importance of allocating efficient time and energy to marketing, and how digital marketing is a low-cost opportunity. She recommended finding the best channel for your organization and to focus on that, through goal identification, plan creation, and tracking progress.
Digital marketing With Limited Resources Erin Gleeson 2018-04-30 04:00:00Z 0

UpReach Therapeutic Equestrian Center

Posted by Bill Spinelli on Apr 23, 2018
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On April 23rd, Karen Kersting, Executive Director of UpReach Therapeutic Equestrian Center, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding UpReach, a therapeutic equine assisted programs that promote the unique relationship of horse and human that historically has proven to lead to increased confidence, patience, self-esteem, physical independence and social awareness. Their mission is to inspire hope, foster independence and improve the physical, emotional and psychological well-being of individuals with and without disabilities by partnering with the power of the horse. 
UpReach Therapeutic Equestrian Center Bill Spinelli 2018-04-23 04:00:00Z 0

Board of Big Brothers / Big Sisters of New Hampshire

Posted by Tracy Hatch on Apr 09, 2018
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Joan Brodsky, Vice Chair of the Board of Big Brothers / Big Sisters of New Hampshire, and Judith Jolton, a fellow Board member regarding Big Brothers / Big Sisters of New Hampshire. Joan spoke of her husband, Howard, whose own relationship as a Big to Josh, allowed him to give his love to someone when his children had all grown, and who commitment to BB/BS ultimately led to Howard becoming a Corporate Partner for BB/BS through his company CCA Global in Manchester, opening the company twice a month with his employees as Bigs to their Littles.
Board of Big Brothers / Big Sisters of New Hampshire Tracy Hatch 2018-04-09 04:00:00Z 0

Gate City Charter School

Posted by Paige Hultman on Apr 02, 2018
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On April 2nd, Rich Boardman, Merrimack native and Executive Director of Gate City Charter School for the Arts, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding how charter schools are a necessary entity for students who are passionate about the arts and students whose needs cannot be met at the public schools. Social complexities also draw students to charter schools. Gate City Charter School currently has 106 students total in grades K-8. 50% of students are Nashua residents while the remaining students are from multiple surrounding towns.
Gate City Charter School Paige Hultman 2018-04-02 04:00:00Z 0

Governor Chris Sununu

Posted by Paige Hultman on Mar 26, 2018
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On March 26th, Governor of New Hampshire Chris Sununu addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua, regarding the fasted growing economy and population in the northeast. Governor Chris Sununu is our 82nd governor and currently the youngest state governor in the United States.
Governor Chris Sununu Paige Hultman 2018-03-26 04:00:00Z 0

ROTARY CLUB OF NASHUA 2018 COMMUNITY GRANT APPLICATION AVAILABLE

Posted by Jebb Curelop on Mar 26, 2018
In 2018, a total of $25,000 will be awarded in community grants to non-profits serving the Nashua Community. The awards granted will be in the range of $1,500 - $5,000. Completion of the Rotary Club of Nashua Community Grant Application is required. A small number of finalists may be invited for a face-to-face interview with the Community Grants Committee. Award recipients will be notified in May and will be invited to attend a Rotary luncheon meeting on June 18, 2018 to accept the grant award.
ROTARY CLUB OF NASHUA 2018 COMMUNITY GRANT APPLICATION AVAILABLE Jebb Curelop 2018-03-26 04:00:00Z 0

A year in Japan as a Rotary Exchange Student

Posted by Ann Bellamy on Mar 19, 2018
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On March 19th, Shoshanna Kelly, Alderwoman at Large, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua, regarding her year in Japan as a Rotary Exchange Student. Shoshanna worked in Boston in the advertising field, and in 2011 formed her own company.  But what forever changed her life at 17 was her year in Japan as a Rotary Exchange Student.
A year in Japan as a Rotary Exchange Student Ann Bellamy 2018-03-19 04:00:00Z 0

the problem with public education in India

Posted by Andy Hall on Mar 05, 2018
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On March 5th, Melli Annamalai Ph.D, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua, regarding her program on Science Education in Government Schools Mysore District. Melli was born in Chicago, moved back to India at age 4 and now is in Nashua. Melli is currently working on increasing education options in India.  She is a firm believer in education. 
the problem with public education in India Andy Hall 2018-03-05 05:00:00Z 0

The Tough Techs

Posted by Andy Hall on Feb 26, 2018
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On February 26th, The Tough Techs, represented by Tom, Tom, Nick, Jamie, Molly, Julia and Shannon, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua, regarding developing robots in a global competition. These are some multi-talented kids (some of the group shared their music talents at the beginning of our meeting).  The Tough Techs are tasked with developing robots in a global competition.  
The Tough Techs Andy Hall 2018-02-26 05:00:00Z 0

2018 Rotary Scholarship Availability Announcement

Posted on Feb 17, 2018
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.
 
Applicants to the Rotary Club of Nashua Scholarship Fund must meet the following eligibility criteria:
1)Resident of Nashua and a senior attending any Nashua high schools
Bishop Guertin High School
Nashua High School North
Nashua High School South
Nashua Christian Academy
Academy for Science and Design
 
2)Plan to attend an accredited post-secondary institution, including technical colleges, trade schools, or two- or four-year colleges
 
3)Not an immediate family member of a member of the Rotary Club of Nashua
 
4)Willing to participate in an interview
 
Applications due by March 23rd, 2018
INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE
ACKNOWLEDGED OR REVIEWED
2018 Rotary Scholarship Availability Announcement Charles P. Rehberg 2018-02-17 05:00:00Z 0
Collaborative Law Alliance of NH Ann Bellamy 2018-02-12 05:00:00Z 0

Performology

Posted by Tracy Hatch on Feb 05, 2018
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On February 5th, Dr. Bilal Jordan founder and CEO of Performology, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua, regarding software that allows organizations to increase performance by inspiring and motivating employees to exceed company goals.
Performology Tracy Hatch 2018-02-05 05:00:00Z 0

Catie’s Closet

Posted by HUTCH Hutchinson on Jan 29, 2018
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On January29th, Mickey Cockrell founder of Catie’s Closet, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua, regarding Catie’s Closet, a free in-school store for clothing and essentials established in honor of Mickey’s niece Catie.  Catie passed away in 2010 after countless procedures and during her illness had been so impressed with the numbers of children in the Merrimack Valley were either homeless or without proper clothing that she brought this to the attention of her mother and her aunt Mickey and as a result they founded Catie’s Closet.
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Kisumu, Kenya Safe Water Project

Posted by Hugh Phillis on Jan 22, 2018
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On January22nd, Ken Puzy and John Brennan from the Burlington, VT Rotary club, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua, regarding their project for safe water in Kenya. The prototype to use sunlight to purify water had just been created when a visitor from Kenya who was here on a mission to improve the quality of life in the Kisumu valley met Ken.  The chance meeting led to the safe water project and a secondary project to help the orphanage in the valley.
Kisumu, Kenya Safe Water Project Hugh Phillis 2018-01-22 05:00:00Z 0

Guatemala Midwife Training Project

Posted by Norm Bouthilette on Jan 08, 2018
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On January 8th, Dr. Jeff Sullender, from The Center for Nutrition and Energetics Research, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua, regarding the international project in Guatemala initiated by Jeff Sullender, Adrian Levesque, and Lyn and Ernie Marino. This project was to alleviate a high incidence of maternal & infant deaths among the indigenous Maya. With financial support and encouragement from the club and the grant from Rotary International, this mid wife project is well underway.
Guatemala Midwife Training Project Norm Bouthilette 2018-01-08 05:00:00Z 0

End 68 Hours of Hunger-Nashua

Posted by J. Conrad Coffey on Dec 30, 2017
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On December 18th, Jen Morton & Melissa Baxter, Co-Coordinators of End 68 Hours of Hunger Nashua, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua, regarding End 68 Hours of Hunger. Jan and Melissa are volunteers. They thanked the Rotary for sponsoring the weeks in December and April of this year. This program puts nourishing food in the hands of school children to carry them through the vacation weekend. Each bag of food costs $10 each week and provides two breakfasts, two lunches and three dinners for a child.
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American Civil Liberties Union

Posted by Ann Bellamy on Dec 04, 2017
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On December 4th, Richard Van Wickler from the American Civil Liberties Union, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua, regarding the ACLU-NH. Rick is the superintendent of the Cheshire County Department of Corrections, and served 26 years in the military.  He has been serving on the ACLU-NH Board of Directors since March 2015.
American Civil Liberties Union Ann Bellamy 2017-12-04 05:00:00Z 0
International Project in Mexico Update Hugh Phillis 2017-11-27 05:00:00Z 0

WMUR Weatherman Josh Judge

Posted by Hugh Phillis on Nov 25, 2017
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On November 20th, Josh Judge, WMUR Weatherman, author of “Be Nice to the Weather Guy”, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua, regarding predicting weather in the New England. Mike has been with WMUR over 16 years.  He is a lifelong New Englander and loved broadcasting all his life.  He has been involved in improving the technology currently in use in broadcasting on TV to make the weather reports more understandable.  He is also an author of two other books related to meteorology.
WMUR Weatherman Josh Judge Hugh Phillis 2017-11-25 05:00:00Z 0

Special Agent Mark Hastbacka

Posted by Doug Barry on Nov 13, 2017
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On November 13th, Special Agent Mark Hastbacka, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua, regarding his years in law enforcement. Special Agent Hastbacka was a Nashua Policeman from 1987 to 1997 serving the last three years in the Detective Bureau.  He was Special Agent FBI Miami from 1997 to 2003 working bank robberies and kidnappings for the first two years, then international terrorism for the next four years.  He worked on the IRA gun running case and a case agent for the Florida 9/11 aspect.  He was a supervisory Special Agent of the South Florida Joint Terrorism Task Force from 2005 to 2012.  He was deployed to Camp Cropped Iraq to supervise interrogations of detainees.  He is currently Special Agent Boston Division from 2012 to present and is assigned to Bedford Residency Agency.
Special Agent Mark Hastbacka Doug Barry 2017-11-13 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Nashua names Bill Barry 2017 Rotarian of the Year

Posted on Oct 23, 2017
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On October 23rd, Bill Barry was recognized as the Rotary Club of Nashua's 2017 Rotarian of the Year. Bill demonstrates an active commitment to his community, with service on the Boards of Directors of the Nashua Senior Center, the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce, and the Rotary Club of Nashua.  He is a past President of the Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter , a past Trustee of the Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, and past Commissioner of the Nashua Police Department.  He has coached a Plus Pride basketball team for many years, leading them to a gold medal in last year’s Special Olympics!
Rotary Club of Nashua names Bill Barry 2017 Rotarian of the Year 2017-10-23 04:00:00Z 0

John Flatley on  Gateway Hills

Posted by Peter Houde on Oct 23, 2017
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On October 23rd, John Flatley, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua, regarding his land development project on Exit 1, a 400 acre land development called Gateway Hills.  This development has a Nashua Office park, a Nashua Technology Park and a residential portion.  John discussed the challenges of creating a development that would attract “millennials” including areas of living, working and playing.  Items such as the opening of a Snow Park, and walking trails he hopes will aid in making this development a huge success. 
John Flatley on Gateway Hills Peter Houde 2017-10-23 04:00:00Z 0

MILE 1 Performance Coaching

Posted by Erin Gleeson on Oct 16, 2017
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On October 16th, MaryBeth Gustitus, founder of MILE 1 Performance Coaching spoke about identifying and communicating with personality types in the workplace. Her catchphrase was "People + Process - Problems = Profit," and she spoke on how to eliminate the problems from the workplace in order to have a higher functioning team.
MILE 1 Performance Coaching Erin Gleeson 2017-10-16 04:00:00Z 0

Union of Concerned Scientists

Posted by Erin Gleeson on Oct 02, 2017
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On October 2nd, Roger Stephenson from the Union of Concerned Scientists. Stephenson spoke to our group about energy efficiency and climate change, and the risks and benefits that businesses face in these. He discussed how 2016 was the third year in a row to set new records for global average surface temperatures, and how the Gulf of Maine is the fastest warming body of water in the world. 
Union of Concerned Scientists Erin Gleeson 2017-10-02 04:00:00Z 0

Rico Petrocelli 

Posted by Mike Falzone on Sep 25, 2017
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On September 25th, Rico Petrocelli, a former third baseman for the Boston Red Sox, addressed a joint Rotary gathering of the Rotary Club of Nashua and Nashua Rotary West regarding his new book chronicling the 1967 World Series with the “Impossible Dream Team.” One thing obvious listening to Rico Petrocelli chat about baseball, he still loves baseball.
Rico Petrocelli Mike Falzone 2017-09-25 04:00:00Z 0

Engineers Without Borders

Posted by Anthony Martinez on Sep 18, 2017
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On September 18th, Jeff Benway from the NH contingent of Engineers Without Borders, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding Engineers Without Borders. Jeff talked about a project they are staring in Uganda in 2018.  It will be a water project for the people of 3 villages they visited in that country. 
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NH Charitable Foundation

Posted by Peter Houde on Aug 28, 2017
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On August 21st, Dick Ober from the NH Charitable Foundation, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding significant challenges in NH to help our young succeed. Dick explained the significance to NH of the NH Charitable Foundation, how this organization manages over $40,000,000 in grants and scholarships in over 1,800 funds.  
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7870 Rotary District Governor Jonathan Springer, Esquire

Posted by Doug Barry on Aug 21, 2017
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On August 21st, 7870 Rotary District Governor Jonathan Springer, Esquire, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding Rotary District 7870.  He has been meeting with district clubs since July 1st.   This joint meeting includes the 38th and 39th clubs visited, He mentioned having trouble finding some of the locations.  He stopped in a small local market for directions and asked the clerk where the Rotary Club meeting was being held.  The clerk did not know but a man in line overhead him and said that was where he was headed and to follow him.  Once outside the man mentioned that he did not feel attendance was going to be that good because the District Governor is scheduled to speak.
7870 Rotary District Governor Jonathan Springer, Esquire Doug Barry 2017-08-21 04:00:00Z 0

Health NH.com

Posted by Doug Barry on Aug 14, 2017
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On August 14th, Jamie Stein who operates Health NH.com, a privately owned health exchange, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding Health NH.com.  The exchange provides information about health plans for businesses and individuals including major medical, HSA, HMO and PPO.  He works exclusively by referral.
Health NH.com Doug Barry 2017-08-14 04:00:00Z 0

Granite State Children’s Alliance

Posted by J. Conrad Coffey on Aug 07, 2017
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On August 7th, Phil Hueber, co-founder of Pure Waters and owner of the Chesterfield Inn, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding the Granite State Children’s Alliance.
 
Phil provided a quick update on Pure Waters, the organization has been successful in providing over 1 million households in 3rd world countries with clean water.  The organization first started in El Salvador and has spread to Haiti and Honduras. 
Granite State Children’s Alliance J. Conrad Coffey 2017-08-07 04:00:00Z 0

The PLUS Company

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On July 31st, Mark Robbilard, Job Development Manager of The PLUS Company, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding The PLUS Company; PLUS (People Learning Useful Skills). The company is focused on helping people with development disabilities and brain injuries by providing a supportive, innovative and creative environment that assists them in developing useful skills, increases self-reliance and become vital, productive members of their community and lead quality lives. 
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stress management and behavior modification 

Posted by Hugh Phillis on Jul 17, 2017
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On July 17th, Dr. Al Tarunis of the NE Stress  Management Center, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding stress management techniques and behavior modification techniques for various habit cessations. He has extensive educational background from a wide variety of New England institutions. Al spends 9 months of the year in Naples and returns here in the summer.  He spoke with a lot of humor on aging, church, having children and sex for senior citizens.
stress management and behavior modification Hugh Phillis 2017-07-17 04:00:00Z 0
Federal Budget Trends: National Implications and Individual Actions Hugh Phillis 2017-07-10 04:00:00Z 0

2017 Community Grants Recipients 

Posted by Erin Gleeson on Jun 19, 2017
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On June 18th, Jebb Curelop and Shaunae Nolet announced our Grants Committee Recipients, expressing their joy to be aiding in their causes. Shaunae explained that we had $25,000 dollars worth of grants to give. These grants were awarded as follows:
 
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua: $2,000 for the Substance Misuse Prevention Through Positive Action;
Front Door Agency: $5,000 for the Victory House Renovation;
Girls INC. $2,500 for Nashua Girls Center Field Trips & Meals;
Harbor Homes: $1,000 for the Safe Stations Initiative;
Nashua Children’s Home: $5,000 for the Transitional Living Program;
Nashua Police Athletic League: $2,000 for the Nashua PAL Youth Safe Haven;
Southern NH Medical Center: $5,000 for the Emergency Department Redesign for Behavioral Health Patients;
YMCA of Greater Nashua: $2,500 for the Summer Learning Loss Prevention Program at Dr. Crisp Elementary School
 
2017 Community Grants Recipients Erin Gleeson 2017-06-19 04:00:00Z 0

The Nashua Rotary Club 2017 Scholarship Recipients

Posted by Jack Gaylord on Jun 12, 2017
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Accompanying the recipients were many proud Moms and Dads and other past scholarship recipients.  Michael Aquino and Jane Marquis chaired this year's committee.
The recipients this year are:
Olivia Montine, Nashua HS South, receiving a $10K - 4 year scholarship from the Faucher/Arsenault Memorial Scholarship.
Hailee Whitesel, Nashua HS South, receiving a $10K - 4 year scholarship.
Yasmin Leite, Nashau HS South, receiving a $3K - 1 year scholarship.
Meagan Morelli, Bishop Guertin HS, receiving a $3K - 1 year scholarship.
The Nashua Rotary Club 2017 Scholarship Recipients Jack Gaylord 2017-06-12 04:00:00Z 0

STEMBuds

Posted by Mike Falzone on Jun 05, 2017
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On June 5th, Ashok Arun, Deepti Srinivasan, and Anish Mukherjee, sophomores from Nashua High South, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding their Stembuds.org program. STEMBuds was started by Ashok Arun (freshman at Nashua High School South) in May of 2016. It is a club in which a group of Nashua high/middle school students visit Tier-1 elementary schools in the Nashua School District and spread STEM related topics, in an interesting and fun way. 70% of the students attending Tier-1 schools are on a meal plan. 
 
STEMBuds Mike Falzone 2017-06-05 04:00:00Z 0

The Nashua Silver Knights

Posted by J. Conrad Coffey on May 22, 2017
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On May 22nd, Cheryl Linder, assistant general manager of the Nashua Silver Knights, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding the Nashua Silver Knights. The team is starting their 9th season at Holman Stadium this spring.  The club was the league champions in 2011, 2012 and 2016.  The team of 30 is made up of primarily New England athletes currently playing collegiate baseball.  The players are hoping for a crack at the big league and being seen by the professional baseball scouts.  The Silver Knights are owned and operated by the Lowell Spinners Professional Baseball Club.
The Nashua Silver Knights J. Conrad Coffey 2017-05-22 04:00:00Z 0

The History and Benefits of Chiropractic

Posted by Patricia Conard on May 15, 2017
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On May 15th, Nashua Rotary members Dr. Ryan Barclay and Dr. Jerrilyn Sullivan, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding the history and benefits of chiropractic. David Palmer found the connection between chiropractic and health in 1895. He went on open a very successful clinic in Davenport, Iowa.  It takes many years of school to become a chiropractor – 4 year college science degree, 4 years of chiropractic school, 3 national board tests, a state board test, and continuing education. 
The History and Benefits of Chiropractic Patricia Conard 2017-05-15 04:00:00Z 0

ALL IN FOR ROTARY Casino Night

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Rotary Club of Nashua is hosting our first ALL IN FOR ROTARY Casino Night on July 13, 2017 from 5:30 - 8:30pm at Boston Billiards in Nashua with the support of our sponsors Nash Construction, Clark & Lavey Benefits Solutions, Riverside BBQ and Boston Billiards. Boston Billiards now has live table gaming so you can take your chance at Blackjack, Poker and other table games. Proceeds will benefit nonprofits across the greater Nashua area. For just $25 you will have access to private rooms where you can network, play pool, eat great food, and listen to live entertainment.You can also bid on some great silent auction items. For Tickets go to our Eventbrite page.
 
ALL IN FOR ROTARY Casino Night Steven Morabito 2017-05-12 04:00:00Z 0

21st Century Education

Posted by Norm Bouthilette on May 08, 2017
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On May 8th, Debbie Gleeson, owner of The Nature of Things and Second Nature Academy located in Nashua NH, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding, “21st Century Education”. Debbie started off by provided several frightening statistics about U.S. education and how today’s children spend their time.  Our education system ranks 17th in the world. Children spend seven hours in front of screens everyday (TV, computers, phones) outside of homework and school work.  Children spend less than 30 minutes a day outside. 
21st Century Education Norm Bouthilette 2017-05-08 04:00:00Z 0

Pass the Salt, Hold the Chloride Pollution

Posted by Doug Barry on Apr 24, 2017
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On April 24th, Patrick Woodbrey from the Department of Environmental Services, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding, “Pass the Salt, Hold the Chloride Pollution: Addressing the New Hampshire Salt Pollution Problem”. NH was one of the first states to salt for roadway clearing.  Salt is used because roads need clearing for tourism, commuting, people have needs that require road travel, they have wants and also emergency services.  In recent studies, the DOT found elevated levels of chloride during highway development.  Four towns with higher levels in water sources are Londonderry, Derry, Windham and Salem.
Pass the Salt, Hold the Chloride Pollution Doug Barry 2017-04-24 04:00:00Z 0

Freedom Energy Logistics

Posted by Tracy Hatch on Apr 10, 2017
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On April 10th, Gus Fromuth, Freedom Energy Logistics Founder and Managing Director, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding the current state of energy in New Hampshire, and the disruptions in energy here.
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“Pledge One for Peace”- an EarlyAct idea

Posted by Bill Spinelli on Apr 03, 2017
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On April 3rd, David McBeee and Claudia from the Milford Rotary Club, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding an event they have vision and passion  for titled “Pledge One for Peace”- an EarlyAct idea.
“Pledge One for Peace”- an EarlyAct idea Bill Spinelli 2017-04-03 04:00:00Z 0

club sponsored trip to India

Posted by Jayme Putnam on Mar 27, 2017
On March 27th, Suzanne Doherty of Loft Technologies, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding her club sponsored trip to India. Suzanne lived with host families and traveled to many areas in India. She saw the impact of the Rotary during her travels visiting Rotary schools. Many children in the poorest parts of India rely on Rotary schools for education, uniforms, food and transportation. 
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Guatemala Midwife Co-op Association Project

Posted by Hugh Phillis on Mar 20, 2017
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Nashua Rotarian, Adrian Levesque addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding his two years of solid dedication to the Guatemala Midwife Co-op Association Project. The project will support the graduating and current students of a 3 year degree program, with three years of support upon graduation with equipment, supplies, training and support via a Midwife Co-op Association.
Guatemala Midwife Co-op Association Project Hugh Phillis 2017-03-20 04:00:00Z 0

The Untold Story of George and Simone Stalnaker

Posted by Hugh Phillis on Mar 13, 2017
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On March 13th, Len Sandler, author of the book, Because of You, We Live – The Untold Story of George and Simone Stalnaker, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding his experience writing this book. He has delivered more than 3000 leadership presentations to many Fortune 500 companies.  He is retired educator from Boston University. 
The Untold Story of George and Simone Stalnaker Hugh Phillis 2017-03-13 04:00:00Z 0

Citizens Count NH Live Free or Die Alliance

Posted by Hugh Phillis on Mar 06, 2017
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On March 6th, Christine Hunt and James Carroll, representing Citizens Count NH Live Free or Die Alliance, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding Citizens Count NH Live Free or Die Alliance. The group has been in existence for 9 years and helps to bridge the gap between the citizenry and legislators of NH.  Christine is a former Mrs. New Hampshire and has been with Citizens Count NH for the last 2 years.  It is a non-partisan group.  Her speaking partner is James Carroll who has a political science background and education from Keene State College.
Citizens Count NH Live Free or Die Alliance Hugh Phillis 2017-03-06 05:00:00Z 0

Paul Henle, NH State Representative

Posted by HUTCH Hutchinson on Feb 27, 2017
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On February 27th, Paul Henle, NH State Representative, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding “How the State of New Hampshire decides on and raises taxes.” Rep Henley displayed a chart that depicted the fourteen various types of taxes that are collected by our state and quizzed us on  tax we thought ranked #1 in dollars and #2 and so on.
Paul Henle, NH State Representative HUTCH Hutchinson 2017-02-27 05:00:00Z 0

Mike Apfelberg-United Way of Greater Nashua

Posted by Tracy Hatch on Feb 06, 2017
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On February 6th, Mike Apfelberg, President of the United Way of Greater Nashua, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding the challenges of the United Way of Greater Nashua. After a brief introduction referencing the start of the United Way in Nashua by Kevin Halloran, United Way President Michael Apfelberg described the challenges the United Way faces today, which boil down to "Branding and relevancy in the age of GoFundMe." We're all hit by many requests for assistance, many tug at our hearts, and many compete with the way we approach "traditional" philanthropy.
Mike Apfelberg-United Way of Greater Nashua Tracy Hatch 2017-02-06 05:00:00Z 0

Mayor Jim Donchess-State of the City

Posted by Jack Gaylord on Jan 30, 2017
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On January 30th, Mayor Jim Donchess, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding the state of the City. Mayor Donchess explained the nature of Town Hall Meetings being conducted to gather input from Nashua citizens.  He spoke about Economic Development with emphasis on the southend of the city to stimulate growth. He addressed the Opiod Crisis and applauded the efforts of the Nashua Fire Department in setting up a "Safe Station" to provide immediate medical treatment for those seeking treatment from Opiod overdoses.  He reported 62 people ranging in ages of 18 years old to 61 years old in January 2017.
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Tim Neverett Red Sox Announcer

Posted by Mike Falzone on Jan 23, 2017
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On January 23rd, Nashua native Tim Neverett, Red Sox Radio play by play announcer, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding his journey to reaching his dream of becoming a sports announcer. Tim got his start here in Nashua, playing ball at Holman Stadium. Spent a lot of time playing various sports at Holman, and watched the Nashua Pirates and Nashua Dodgers.
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The dream of becoming a sports broadcaster

Posted by Erin Gleeson on Jan 08, 2017
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On January 9th, Charlie Sherman, correspondent, anchor, and television and radio personality, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding his journey to reaching his dream of becoming a sports broadcaster. Starting at the Leland Powers School of Communication, Sherman wanted to be a sports broadcaster. He started on an AM & FM station with a sports call-in show, but soon made the practical shift to banking. 
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End 68 Hours of Hunger

Posted by Mike Falzone on Dec 18, 2016
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West’s Mark Berity introduced Jen Morton and Krista Bordeleau of Nashua’s End 68 Hours of Hunger. This program puts nourishing food in the hands of school children to carry them through the weekend. Each bag of food costs $10 each week and provides two breakfasts, two lunches, and three dinners for a child, with some left over to share! The Nashua Rotary Clubs help fill the void for Christmas Vacation and April Vacation each year, when children are sent home with shopping bags full of non-perishable food, enough designed to last the entire week.
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Presentation of Mary Academy

Posted by Mike Falzone on Dec 04, 2016
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On December 5th, Sister Maria from the order of the Presentation of Mary, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding the Presentation of Mary Academy. Sister Maria was born in the Azore's on Saint Michael's Island, and moved to America when she was 7 years old. Educated in Catholic Schools all her life, she took her profession of vows in 1985. Sister Maria spent 12 years in the Appalachian region of Kentucky, where she discovered her passion to aid the poor and disadvantaged through education. From there she taught school at PMA Academy in Hudson, and eventually went into administration as a Principal, first in Berlin NH for 3 years, then 12 years in Manchester and finally as principal at PMA Academy in Hudson.
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Old Temple Mountain and the Ski industry

Posted by Beth Covino on Nov 27, 2016
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On November 28th, Michael Beebe former owner and operator of Old Temple Mountain Ski Area, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding Old Temple Mountain and the Ski industry. Michael is Brian’s father-in-law.  In 1936 Michael’s parents, Charlie and Lucie, opened Temple Mountain Ski Area on Route 101 in Peterborough. Three generations of Bebees were involved in the family business from 1965 until 1984. Michael managed it with his wife and daughters.  
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Oasis Springs Farm

Posted by Beth Covino on Nov 20, 2016
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On November 21st, Sarah Ward, co-owner of Oasis Springs Farm, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding her mission to provide fresh, healthy and local produce year round to the greater Nashua community through Oasis Springs Farm. Started in July 2016, the farm uses hydroponic technology to be able to grow leafy greens, lettuce and herbs year round in an enclosed unit. They are passionate about sharing this technology with others and being able to provide our community with a local source year round.
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Symphony NH

Posted by Beth Covino on Nov 13, 2016
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On November 14th, Marc Thayer, executive director of Symphony NH (SNH), addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding the state of Symphony NH (SNH). Marc was accompanied by Bridget Brazeau, development associate for Symphony NH.
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Candidates for Governor 2016

Posted by Patricia Conard on Nov 06, 2016
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On November 7th, Chris Sununu and Colin Van Ostern, candidates for Governor spoke to the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding their position on the issues in this election. Each was allotted 12 minutes to speak and then several questions were taken.  
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Stay Work Play

Posted by Charles P. Rehberg on Oct 30, 2016
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On October 31st, Kate Luczko, President & CEO of Stay Work Play, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding the mission of Stay Work Play NH (SWP), a 501(c)3 nonprofit that was established in 2009 with the goal of encouraging 20 and 30 “somethings” to stay in, come to, or “boomerang” back to New Hampshire. The mission of SWP is “To work collaboratively across New Hampshire to support ongoing economic, workforce, and community development by promoting the state as a favorable place for young workers and recent college graduates to stay, work and play, when considering employment and lifestyle opportunities.”
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World Polio Day
 

Posted by Patricia Conard on Oct 23, 2016
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On October 24th, Carol Farmer and Casey Holt, addressed a joint meeting of the Rotary Club of Nashua and the Rotary Club of Nashua West, regarding World Polio Day. Rotary is asking each Rotarian to donate $26.50 which will be matched 2-1 by the Gates Foundation.  We then watched a short video about immunization.  The video and more information can be found at www.endpolionow.org.
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the Rotary Foundation Centennial

Posted by Ryan Barclay on Oct 16, 2016
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On October 17th, Venu Rao, assistant district governor, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding the Rotary Foundation Centennial. Venu also discussed the Global Grants project, the Milford club's efforts with Pure Water for the World, and Hollis/Brookline's Literacy Project.  He finished with detailing the Midwife Training Project in Guatemala.
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US Senator Kelly Ayotte and NH Governor Maggie Hassan

Posted by J. Conrad Coffey on Oct 02, 2016
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On October 3rd, United Sates Senate candidates, US Senator Kelly Ayotte and NH Governor Maggie Hassan, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding their views and solutions to the various issues currently facing the nation now and in the future. 
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The Thank You Project

Posted by J. Conrad Coffey on Sep 25, 2016
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On September 26th, Charles Uwakwe Okorie, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding his foundation Thank You Project, which he established as a way to give back for the successes he has experienced in his life, especially since moving to this area.  In 1999, Charles and his family relocated to Nashua from Nigeria where he still has family and friends.  
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New Hampshire’s party chairs

Posted by Norman Bouthilette on Sep 18, 2016
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On September 19th, New Hampshire’s party chairs Ray Buckley, Chair of NH Democratic Party and the Republican counterpart Jennifer Horn, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding their opinion /positions on State politics. Both were proud to share the critical role NH plays in the elections at all levels Presidential, Senate, State and House.  NH voters are the key to what presidential candidates seek in needing the 270 electoral votes in NH.
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DG Dennis McMann

Posted by Norman Bouthilette on Sep 11, 2016
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On September 12th, District Governor Dennis McMann, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua to answer questions of interest to our club’s members. District Governor McMann joined the Hollis-Brookline Rotary Club in November 2005; served as VP in 2009-10, President in 2010-11, and Treasurer in 2011-13. He transferred to the Rotary Club of Nashua West in 2013. Dennis is an RLI graduate, Past Assistant Governor 2011-14, Past District Secretary 2013-14 and currently District Governor 2016-17 in District 7870.
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Meditation

Posted by Ann Bellamy on Aug 28, 2016
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On August 29th, Lisa Law, Reiki Master, Therapeutic Yoga Instructor, and meditation facilitator, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding Meditation. Lisa grew up on Temple Mountain, and feels comfortable on the land and has always had a connection with nature.  What she does stems from her balancing herself with nature.  She has a BA in Psychology from Wellesley College and is certified in Feng Shui, she has studied in Singapore, Thailand, and many countries in the East.  She has worked as a TV producer, Promotions Direction and realtor.  She was the Nashua Chamber of Commerce’s 2007 Volunteer of the Year.  She is also a Reiki Master, Therapeutic Yoga Instructor, and meditation facilitator, among other credentials. 
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Journey Forward - Spinal Cord Injury & Rehab

Posted by Ann Bellamy on Aug 21, 2016
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On August 22th, Dan Cummings, founder of Journey Forward, a non-profit with a mission to help those with spinal cord injuries, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding Journey Forward - Spinal Cord Injury & Rehab. In June 24, 2000 at age 19, Dan dove off in shallow water and opened his eyes underwater and found he had no movement possible.  He was rescued and taken to the hospital, but having breathed in significant dirty water, he developed an infection, and Doctors weren’t sure he’d survive.  At the time there was no chance he would ever walk and wouldn’t even be able to feed himself.  He however believed he would walk again. 
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Nutrition and Wellness of School Children

Posted by Ann Bellamy on Aug 14, 2016
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On August 15th, Robin Abodeely, a nurse of 35 years, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding Nutrition and Wellness of School Children in the Nashua School District. As a nurse for 35 years, 18 years ago she started with the school district as a school Nurse.  15 yrs ago children w/ obesity were just coming on the radar, so she is going to summarize the concerns in Nashua.  2013-14, DHHS coordinated a survey, practitioners went and examined 4000 students.  At 3rd grade, about 5% are expected to be obese, but they found it was 12%, and 26% are overweight, in Nashua it is 35% combined. 
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Don Kingsberry and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Posted by Doug Barry on Aug 08, 2016
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On August 9th, Don Kingsberry, Enterprise Project Management Office Leader, Foundation Deputy Director at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, addressed a joint meeting of the Rotary Club of Nashua and 7 other clubs regarding the work of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Don has over 30 years of experience leading enterprise-wide Project Management Offices across multiple industries at Hewlett-Packard, Genentech, Compaq and Keurig Green Mountain.  He is currently responsible for project management and portfolio management at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
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Nashua Rivers

Posted by Doug Barry on Jul 31, 2016
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On August 1st, Gene Porter from the Lower Merrimack River Local Advisory Committee (LMRLAC), addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding “Nashua’s Rivers”. Gene graduated from the Naval Academy in 1958 and is a 30 year Nashua native.  Following his military career, he spent time working for the federal government. According to Gee, Nashua residents are deprived of public water access compared to Manchester and Concord residents.
Nashua Rivers Doug Barry 2016-08-01 00:00:00Z 0

Korean Spirit & Culture

Posted by Charles P. Rehberg on Jul 24, 2016
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On July 25th, Younhee Shin from the Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding Korean history, culture, and technical achievements. Two short videos were shown. This was a fascinating look at five thousand years of Korean thought and cultural achievement, including a closer look at the work and philosophy of King Sejong. 
Korean Spirit & Culture Charles P. Rehberg 2016-07-25 00:00:00Z 0

Game Over or Game On?

Posted by Beth Covino on Jul 10, 2016
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On July 11th, David Ostrowsky, author of “Game Over or Game On?”, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding what former professional athletes are doing in retirement. “Game Over or Game On?” is subtitled: "How Pro Athletes Leave Sports and Enjoy the Game of Life." David is a former journalist with Metrowest Daily News, Patriots Gameday Weekly and the Jewish Advocate. He’s currently a Contest Specialist for Winter Wyman, a recruiting company in Greater Boston.
Game Over or Game On? Beth Covino 2016-07-11 00:00:00Z 0

The Farmers Dinner

Posted by Charles P. Rehberg on Jun 19, 2016
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On June 20th, Keith Sarasin, founder of The Farmers Dinner, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding The Farmers Dinner. Founded in 2012, The Farmers Dinner travels the country hosting dinners using local ingredients to educate people and support local farms. As a classically trained chef, Keith saw something wrong when apples from 2300 miles away were being served in restaurants and sold in markets when excellent apples were being grown just down the road.
The Farmers Dinner Charles P. Rehberg 2016-06-20 00:00:00Z 0

Community Grant Awards 2016

Posted by Beth Covino on Jun 12, 2016
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15 qualifying applications were received. Of that, eight organizations received grants. A total of $25,000 was awarded. Before this year’s awards were presented, Shaunae asked Sarah Sutherland of the YMCA of Greater Nashua to talk about the Community Grant award the Y received last year. Sarah noted that child sexual abuse effects 1 out of every 10 children.
Community Grant Awards 2016 Beth Covino 2016-06-13 00:00:00Z 0

2016 Rotary Student/Adult Learners Scholars

Posted by J. Conrad Coffey on Jun 05, 2016
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Jane Marquis and Mike Aquino presented the awards to each of the 2016 recipients.  Each student thanked Rotary for their award and advised where they would be attending school in the fall and their intended plan of study.  In addition, we heard an update on several prior year recipients and how their scholastic studies have gone.
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Guatemala’s Every Mother Counts

Posted by J. Conrad Coffey on May 22, 2016
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On May 23rd, Gabriel Melendez of Guatemala’s Every Mother Counts, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding Every Mother Counts, a non-profit organization teaching a 3 year midwife program to 15 students in Guatemala.  Due to the Latin America’s high poverty rate, the maternal mortality rate is 140 per 100,000 births.  
Guatemala’s Every Mother Counts J. Conrad Coffey 2016-05-23 00:00:00Z 0

Drug Courts in New Hampshire

Posted by Patricia Conard on May 08, 2016
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On May 9th, Tina L. Nadeau, Chief Justice of the New Hampshire Superior Court, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding “Drug Courts in New Hampshire.”  With the highest overdose death rate of all 50 states, NH Hampshire needs to take a new approach to addiction treatment.  Statistics and research show that prison and traditional probation are not working.  New Hampshire is following the success other states (most notably Texas) have achieved in using Drug Courts to reduce crime and best help those addicted to drugs.  Another benefit is the cost savings - $8,000 for Drug Court program versus $30,000 for incarceration. 
Drug Courts in New Hampshire Patricia Conard 2016-05-09 00:00:00Z 0

Food & Your Health

Posted by Ryan Barclay on May 01, 2016
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On May 2nd, Beatrice Trum Hunter, noted author in the area of food, nutrition and health, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding “Food & Your Health”. Mrs. Hunter has authored more than thirty books and countless articles. She is a recognized natural foods expert and researcher of every aspect of our food chain, from sugar substitutes to soil amelioration to consumer safety. 
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End 68 Hours of Hunger

Posted on Apr 17, 2016
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The Project 68 bag filling service project followed the meeting on April 18th, with both clubs helping to fill over 120 bags (which were donated by Jayme and Homewood Suites). Over the Christmas holiday vacation, the April vacation, and other donations, Rotary has given over $7,400 to Project 68 in Nashua, directly affecting the lives of children in need over school vacations.
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New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies

Posted by Christine Donlan on Apr 10, 2016
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On April 11th, Steve Norton of the New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding the economics of the state. Steve said the economics of the state are changing rapidly. New Hampshire is the third oldest state in the nation (behind only Maine and Vermont). 
New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies Christine Donlan 2016-04-11 00:00:00Z 0

Dr. Keith Levesque on dental implants

Posted by Patricia Conard on Mar 20, 2016
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On March 21st, Dr. Keith Levesque, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding dental implants. Keith attended Nashua schools and graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1998 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He worked for W L Gore where he designed implantable medical devices and worked on MRI design.  In 2005, he decided to become a dentist and in 2011 he graduated from Harvard School of Dental Medicine and joined Levesque Family Dentistry.
Dr. Keith Levesque on dental implants Patricia Conard 2016-03-21 00:00:00Z 0

Grant Walker and the Market Basket Phenomenon

Posted by Ann Bellamy on Mar 13, 2016
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On March 14th, Grant Walker of the Lowell Sun, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding the Market Basket phenomenon. Grant co-authored a book “We are Market Basket”. Grant first came across the Market Basket story in 2013, but he was from the South Shore so didn’t have firsthand knowledge of the chain.  He covered the Board of Directors meeting where there were lots of supporters at the meeting to support Arthur T DeMoulas.  
Grant Walker and the Market Basket Phenomenon Ann Bellamy 2016-03-14 00:00:00Z 0

Rick Fiery on Inventive Labs and Learning differences unleashed

Posted by Jack Gaylord on Mar 06, 2016
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On March 7th, Rick Fiery, Chief Executive Officer for Inventive Labs, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding Inventive Labs. Rick talked to us about those individuals in our society who have learning disabilities such as severe ADHD. These disabilities reduce the opportunities they deserve because the public does not understand how to educate these stars.  
Rick Fiery on Inventive Labs and Learning differences unleashed Jack Gaylord 2016-03-07 00:00:00Z 0

Leaf Seligman on Monadnock Restorative Community

Posted by Christine Donlan on Feb 28, 2016
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On February 29th, Leaf Seligman, co-founder of Monadnock Restorative Community, a non-profit organization that assists incarcerated women with their reintroduction to society, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding assisting incarcerated women with their reintroduction to society. Leaf has taught and volunteered in prisons and jails since 1984.
Leaf Seligman on Monadnock Restorative Community Christine Donlan 2016-02-29 00:00:00Z 0

George Russell on WSMN radio

Posted by beth on Feb 21, 2016
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On February 22nd, George Russell, morning talk host on WSMN radio station in Nashua, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding his career in broadcasting. George is on air from 6am to 9am Monday through Friday. George is a 12-time New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters Award Winner, including On-Air Personality for 2013. 
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Jeb Bush

Posted by Mike Falzone on Feb 08, 2016
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On February 8th, Presidential Candidate, Florida Governor Jeb Bush, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding his candidacy for President of the United States. Jeb Bush began his final appeal to New Hampshire voters on Monday, urging them to go with a "steady leader" over some of his less experienced, more combative rivals. He opened by acknowledging his friends and family who were accompanying him on the campaign trail. More than 100 folks from Florida were here in the cold stumping for him. He stressed the need to get back to common values.
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Chris Sununu

Posted by Mike Falzone on Jan 31, 2016
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On February 1st, Third Term Executive Councilor Chris Sununu, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding the Executive Council. Sununu is also currently CEO of Waterville Valley Ski Resort. He grew up in Salem, NH, got a degree in Civil Engineering, and spent ten years cleaning up hazardous waste, which he called his passion.
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Lieutenant Kerry Baxter

Posted by Patricia Conard on Jan 24, 2016
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On January 25th, Lieutenant Kerry Baxter of the Nashua Police Department, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding her path to becoming a law enforcement officer, her experience at the Nashua Police Department, and the overall operations of the Nashua Police Department. Kerry has been recognized with many awards for her service.
Lieutenant Kerry Baxter Patricia Conard 2016-01-25 00:00:00Z 0

Make It Labs

Posted by Patricia Conard on Jan 10, 2016
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On January 11th, Adam Shrey, Board Member at Nashua non-profit, Make It Labs, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding Make It Labs. Make It Labs’ mission is to provide a place where people can collaborate on technology and innovation – sharing tools, equipment and knowledge.  Make It Labs is New Hampshire’s first community-operated workshop (a.k.a makerspace). 
Make It Labs Patricia Conard 2016-01-11 00:00:00Z 0

Speaker Carly Fiorina

Posted by Norman Bouthilette on Jan 03, 2016
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On January 4th, Carly Fiorina, Republican Presidential Candidate, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding her candidacy. Carly begins with her own happy fines:  Happy to have Ovide LaMontagne as her State Chairman.  Happy to be back in NH.  She owes the people of the Granite State a very special debt of gratitude for ignoring the polls & fundraising reports, showing up at town halls, listening to her and taking her seriously.  She also owes Rotarians a debt of gratitude.  A gentleman at a Seacoast Rotary first planted the seed in her mind that we have reached a pivotal point in our Nation’s history and she needed to consider offering her leadership to our Nation at this time.  Only in this Nation could she began as a secretary in the deep recession of the 70’s, become the CEO of the largest technology company in the world and run for the Presidency of the United States. 
Speaker Carly Fiorina Norman Bouthilette 2016-01-04 00:00:00Z 0

Joint Club Activity: End 64 Hours of Hunger

Posted by Charles P. Rehberg on Dec 20, 2015
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On December 21st, the Rotary Club of Nashua and Rotary Club of Nashua West held a joint meeting to support “End 64 Hours of Hunger”. We formed a line and placed food in 173 food baskets for Nashua public school students during the Holiday vacation. Both clubs split the cost ~$4K.
Joint Club Activity: End 64 Hours of Hunger Charles P. Rehberg 2015-12-21 00:00:00Z 0

Holiday in-club Auction

Posted by Ann Bellamy on Dec 13, 2015
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On December 14th, President Paul commenced an in-club Holiday auction, in which each member brought a wrapped gift worth at least $50, and club members bid based on a hint written on the gift card.  Sy Mahfuz, wearing an ugly Christmas sweater, impersonated an auctioneer, and merrily read the hints and extracted the most possible moolah from the bidders.  A good time was had by all, and $3170 was raised.
Holiday in-club Auction Ann Bellamy 2015-12-14 00:00:00Z 0

2005 Holiday Program

Posted by J. Conrad Coffey on Dec 06, 2015
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Matt Mercier introduced members of the Granite Statesmen, Men’s Barbershop Chorus.  Matt and several of the members entertained the club with a preview of their upcoming Christmas Concert which will be on December 12th at Nashua High South with a show at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm.
2005 Holiday Program J. Conrad Coffey 2015-12-07 00:00:00Z 0

Why we are here

Posted by Charles P. Rehberg on Nov 29, 2015
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On November 30th, Douglas N. Arion, PhD, Professor of Physics and Astronomy; Professor of Entrepreneurship at Cartridge College, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua with an interesting presentation on “Why we are here”…cosmically speaking.  
Why we are here Charles P. Rehberg 2015-11-30 00:00:00Z 0

Amigos De Honduras

Posted by Norman Bouthilette on Nov 22, 2015
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On November 23rd Chris Parkinson, past District Governor of Rotary District 7870, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding the Amigos de Honduras Project. Chris has been associated with Amigos de Honduras Project for the last 15 years.  The project provides medical and dental treatments/supplies/education;  builds/repairs schools; provides school uniforms & supplies; supports Pure Water for the World with water filters and latrines/ and ship medical equipment.  
Amigos De Honduras Norman Bouthilette 2015-11-23 00:00:00Z 0

Great American Downtown in Nashua

Posted by Charles P. Rehberg on Nov 15, 2015
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On November 16th Paul Shea, Executive Director of Great American Downtown in Nashua, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding the Great American Downtown in Nashua. Paul is a Registered Nurse (BSN), Master Gardener, board member of Gate City Community Gardens Inc., City Arts Nashua, iUGO Nashua, as well as an avid volunteer for various civic and community oriented programs and projects.
Great American Downtown in Nashua Charles P. Rehberg 2015-11-16 00:00:00Z 0

Chief Andrew Lavoie

Posted by Hugh Phillis on Nov 08, 2015
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On November 9th Chief Andrew Lavoie, Chief of the Nashua Police Department addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding the Nashua Police Department.  He is the 34th police chief for Nashua.  He has 29 years on the force. Chief Lavoie talked about the department being Nationally Accredited that is a relative rarity among police departments.  More than 400 separate criteria must be evaluated and passed.  Less than 1 % of the police departments nationwide have this recognition.
Chief Andrew Lavoie Hugh Phillis 2015-11-09 00:00:00Z 0

City Arts Nashua - New Downtown Public Arts Program

Posted by Doug Barry on Nov 01, 2015
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On November 2nd, Kathy Hersh, President of City Arts Nashua introduced our guest speaker Jerry Beck. Mr. Beck has been hired as a consultant to introduce “Artventures” to Nashua residents.  This is a concept of people coming together to create “collaborative public art”.  The goal is to bring more people downtown.  Art is all around us and can change lives.
City Arts Nashua - New Downtown Public Arts Program Doug Barry 2015-11-02 00:00:00Z 0

The Affordable Care Act

Posted by Doug Barry on Oct 25, 2015
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On October 26th James Stein, founder of HealthNH.com, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding the affordable care act. HealthNH.com is a company that matches individuals and small businesses with health care plans from the affordable care act exchange.  James lives in Merrimack with his wife and two young children.
The Affordable Care Act Doug Barry 2015-10-26 00:00:00Z 0

Rotarian of the Year - Ian Bowker

Posted by Ann Bellamy on Oct 18, 2015
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On October 19th, the Rotary Club of Nashua announced the 2015 Rotarian of the Year, Ian Bowker. Ian has done much for this club and for others as he grew up.  He was very involved in Boy Scouts as a youth in the UK.  He met his wife teaching her to canoe, and he has won a technical Emmy.  Ian Clark Pounder was invited to say a few words about him.  Ian was born on the same birthday as the recipient, both graduated in mechanical engineering and both served in the armed forces in England.  Both married the loves of their life, and both married nurses.  Both became US citizens. 
Rotarian of the Year - Ian Bowker Ann Bellamy 2015-10-19 00:00:00Z 0

Mayoral Candidates in Nashua

Posted by Ann Bellamy on Oct 04, 2015
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On October 5th, two Mayoral Candidates in Nashua, Chris Williams and Jim Donchess, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua. Each candidate drew slips of paper to determine order, Chris was first to speak for 8 minutes then Jim Donchess.   After initial speeches, the questions from Rotarians were read, the person answering was given two minutes, and the other person, 45 seconds to follow up. 
Mayoral Candidates in Nashua Ann Bellamy 2015-10-05 00:00:00Z 0

Card Models as a Hobby

Posted by Ann Bellamy on Sep 20, 2015
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On September 21st, Dick Zoerb addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding building models as a hobby. Dick Zoerb is from Wisconsin and is big Patriots fan.  He has been building models as a hobby for 75 years, his family included 3 Rotarians, a Paul Harris Fellow, and 2 Kiwanis.  He was born on Thanksgiving Day in 1930 and joked that his mother had two turkeys.  When he was young, he sent a dime and a box top to General Mills and got his first two plane models, and in his teens he was making models from balsa wood and tissue paper. 
Card Models as a Hobby Ann Bellamy 2015-09-21 00:00:00Z 0

Village Network, Inc.

Posted by Beth Covino on Aug 23, 2015
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On August 24th, Suzanne Koperniak, executive director of Nashua non-profit Village Network, Inc. addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding helping seniors remain happily and successfully in their own homes.  Village Network, Inc. is a grassroots membership organization assisting seniors who desire to live independently in their homes. Ellen Curelop is founder and president of the organization.
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Girls Inc.

Posted by Hugh Phillis on Aug 16, 2015
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On August 17th, Cathy Duffy-Cullity, Executive Director for Girls Inc., addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding the history of Girls Inc. and their campaign to raise 1.5 million dollars to fund remodeling their current location. The current building on Burke Street is slated for a major remodeling in the near future.  
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SUB ZERO

Posted by Hugh Phillis on Aug 16, 2015
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On August 17th, Rita McManus, co-owner of Sub Zero in Nashua at two locations, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding Sub-Zero, a franchise venture started in Orem, UT. Today’s dessert was sponsored by Sub Zero. We learned of the process for making frozen yogurt and ice cream with liquid nitrogen (-321 degrees).  Rita had a previous career at BAE speaking on compliance issues.
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Center for Women & Enterprise

Posted by Charles P. Rehberg on Aug 09, 2015
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On August 10th, Terry Williams, Program Manager – New Hampshire Center for Women & Enterprise, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding the New Hampshire Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE), located at 30 Temple St., Suite 610 Nashua, NH 03060. CWE provides opportunities for women entrepreneurs and women in business to increase professional success, personal growth, and financial Independence. CWE works at the earliest stages of starting a business. 
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The Northeast Energy Direct (NED) Project

Posted by Charles P. Rehberg on Aug 02, 2015
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On August 3rd, Lucas Meyer and Madison Waters, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding the Northeast Energy Direct (NED) Project. According to Mr. Meyer, Tennessee Gas Pipelines’ proposed NED project will provide New Hampshire with additional access to lower cost, clean, abundant and domestic natural gas supplies enabling the development of gas distribution systems to serve communities and industries where natural gas is not available today. The availability of a low cost energy source is critical to attracting new industries which can bring jobs and economic growth to the state.
The Northeast Energy Direct (NED) Project Charles P. Rehberg 2015-08-03 00:00:00Z 0

An Insider's Look at the Media

Posted by Beth Covino on Jul 14, 2015
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On July 13th, Bill Binnie, president of NH1 News & WBIN-TV, presented the Rotary Club of Nashua with “An Insider's Look at the Media”. Bill ran for US Senate in 2010 and is actively involved and interested in politics. Beyond the corporate and political world, Bill is an accomplished racecar driver having driven in over 100 professional races around the world for Lotus, Ferrari, Porsche and his own race team. He twice won his class at the world-renowned 24-Hours of Le Mans. And most notable, Bill has driven around the world twice including from Peking to Paris!
An Insider's Look at the Media Beth Covino 2015-07-15 00:00:00Z 0

Audiology - Hearing Loss and Treatment

Posted by J. Conrad Coffey on Jun 01, 2015
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On May 18th, Dr. Jessica Woods, an audiologist in her own private practice here in Nashua, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua about Audiology, hearing loss and treatment. Dr. Woods works with adults and children and specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of tinnitus, sudden hearing loss and early intervention and treatment of hearing loss from aging.  
Audiology - Hearing Loss and Treatment J. Conrad Coffey 2015-06-02 00:00:00Z 0

Chamber of Commerce: Where we are today

Posted by Doug Barry on Jun 01, 2015
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On May 11th, Chris Williams, President and CEO, Nashua Chamber of Commerce, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua about the Chamber of Commerce and “Where we are today.”  Following the 2000 NH presidential primary, in which Chris volunteered on John McCain’s successful campaign, he then volunteered four months of service in Kosovo, helping with the humanitarian relief effort and the rebuilding of war-torn villages. 
Chamber of Commerce: Where we are today Doug Barry 2015-06-02 00:00:00Z 0

Nashua Prevention Coalition

Posted by Ann Bellamy on May 31, 2015
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On June 1st, Jan Valuk and Monica Gallant from the Nashua Prevention Coalition, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua about substance abuse in New Hampshire.  Jan read a letter from a student whose cousin died from a drug overdose.    Their mission is to increase Awareness and education. A recent survey revealed that Nashua 9th – 12th graders scored worse than the state average in alcohol, marijuana and prescription drugs. 
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My life as a painter

Posted by Charles P. Rehberg on Apr 26, 2015
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On April 27th, Richard Whitney, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua about “My life as a painter.” Mr. Whitney is a painter in the tradition of the “Boston School”. He studied under a number of great contemporary painters and teachers. Mr. Whitney showed a number of exquisite portraits and landscapes. The realism is astonishing.
My life as a painter Charles P. Rehberg 2015-04-27 00:00:00Z 0

Packing Bags for “End 68 Hours of Hunger”

Posted by Betsy Levesque on Apr 19, 2015
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On April 20th, a joint meeting with the Rotary Club of Nashua and The Rotary Club of Nashua North was held to support “End 68 Hours of Hunger”. We packed bags to be sent to the homes of children that normally eat only at school due to there being no food in their home. 
Packing Bags for “End 68 Hours of Hunger” Betsy Levesque 2015-04-20 00:00:00Z 0

Mayor Donnalee Lozeau

Posted by Cathy DiMartino
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On April 13th, Mayor Donnalee Lozeau, Nashua’s 55th Mayor, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua. Mayor Lozeau stated that this was the best job she ever had and her motto was to always behave as a mayor.  In her State of the City address, she primarily spoke about Broad Street Parkway, Pennichuck Water and the Main Street Project. 
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the Nelson/Martineau Murder Trial of 1959

Posted by Cathy DiMartino
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On April 6th, Kent Barker addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding the Nelson/Martineau Murder Trial of 1959. “Their seven-week trial became one of the state's most sensational and most expensive, partly because in 1959, the premeditated nature of the charges allowed the state to ask for the death penalty.” -Concord Monitor
the Nelson/Martineau Murder Trial of 1959 Cathy DiMartino 2015-04-06 00:00:00Z 0

“End 68 Hours of Hunger”

Posted by Hugh Phillis on Mar 29, 2015
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On March 30th, Sandy Gribbin-Perrin addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding “End 68 Hours of Hunger”.  The issue of the hours between end of school on Friday and the beginning of school on Monday represent potentially 68 hours.  Those students who receive school lunch and breakfast have this concern.  “End 68 Hours of Hunger” is a program focused on ending childhood hunger in America.
“End 68 Hours of Hunger” Hugh Phillis 2015-03-30 00:00:00Z 0

Spartans Drum and Bugle Corps

Posted by Doug Barry on Mar 22, 2015
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On March 16th, Paul G. LaFlamme, Jr.  Paul is the Director of the Spartans Drum and Bugle Corps, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding the Spartans Drum and Bugle Corps. The Spartans Drum and Bugle Corps which was founded in 1955 by Albert Laflamme (Paul’s Grandfather) as a way to keep at-risk youth off of the streets. The Spartans are one of the most respected and established organizations in the drum corps activity. The organization has an outstanding record in promoting youth involvement and participation, having attained multiple Drum Corps International gold medals.
Spartans Drum and Bugle Corps Doug Barry 2015-03-23 00:00:00Z 0

Guatemalan Midwifery Mission

Posted by Ann Bellamy on Mar 15, 2015
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On March 16th, Dr Jeffrey Sullender, Certified Clinical Nutritionist, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding information and experiences he has gained in the last few years in Guatemala.    There are 33 volcanos and 26 languages spoken in Guatemala, and is best known for the Mayan culture.  There has been a war in Guatemala for 36 years ending in 1996.  Over 200,000 people were killed and the damage to the people, the infrastructure and the economy is immense.  80% of the people live on less than $1 US per day, it has the 5th highest murder rate in the world.    There is a tremendous impact on the children and a lack of prenatal care for women.    It has a very high maternal death rate and infant mortality.  It has a high rate of fertility and the mothers are often teens.  Half of Guatemala is under 19 yrs old.    This makes midwifery a good option for care, since the midwife can provide care for both mother and infant.
Guatemalan Midwifery Mission Ann Bellamy 2015-03-16 00:00:00Z 0

CHAD Fundraiser - East West NH High School All Star Game

Posted by Betsy Levesque on Mar 08, 2015
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On March 9th, Ben Hall & Nick Valias from CHAD, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua about a wonderful fundraiser that they promote. Eighty of New Hampshire's best football players, all high school seniors, play the East West NH High School All Star Games.  This will be played at St Anslem's & this year, for the first time, it will be played at night, under the lights.   Admission is $10 & is being held on June 27th.  They are looking for companies to sponsor the event, with all monies raised going to the CHAD.  If anyone is interested please call 603-629-1238 or go to www.chadkids.org.
CHAD Fundraiser - East West NH High School All Star Game Betsy Levesque 2015-03-09 00:00:00Z 0

Hiking in the White Mountains

Posted by Beth Covino on Mar 01, 2015
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On March 2nd, Karen Goddard, avid hiker and CEO of Mother & Child, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding her experience hiking the mountains of New Hampshire. She has successfully hiked “the 4000 footers of NH.” Karen noted that many in our club are hikers, and may be more experienced hikers than she is. She asked: why hike 4000 footers? “There are lots of lists of hikes, but NH 4000 footers are those trails that are over 4000 feet in the White Mountains.” Keeping track of hikes is on the honor system. When you complete a hike, you send in your results with a small fee and receive a patch and letter in the mail from AMC. Additionally, hikers get invited to a fun, casual annual dinner. She loved hiking Mount Monroe, with a view of Mount Washington, a very rare view to see across without clouds.
Hiking in the White Mountains Beth Covino 2015-03-02 00:00:00Z 0

Academy of Science and Design

Posted by Hugh Phillis on Jan 25, 2015
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On January 26th, Brian Smith, Board Chairman for the Academy of Science and Design, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua on, “the Academy of Science and Design (ASD)”. The ASD is a Charter School.  Charter Schools are public and free to students enrolled.  It has a cap of 500 students from NH.  Out of state student’s pay tuition if slots are available.  It covers grades 6-12.  If excess applications are received, a lottery is held to fill the slots.
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Curling at Nashua Country Club

Posted by Hugh Phillis on Jan 11, 2015
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On January 12th, our own Skip Bryant, spoke to the Rotary Club of Nashua about the sport of Curling.Curling started in Scotland.  The NCC curling club started in 1928 on the pond.  The shed in the parking area was built and closed in in 1947 with artificial ice.  In 1976 a 3rd sheet of ice was added in the building.  A team consists of 4 team members with the leader being called the skip.  They play 8 ends in a match with each member throwing a stone.  The skip throws last and coordinates the strategy of each stone thrown.  
Curling at Nashua Country Club Hugh Phillis 2015-01-12 00:00:00Z 0

What is Happening to Former Interpreters in Afghanistan and our Mission to Help

Posted by Doug Barry on Jan 04, 2015
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On January 5th, Peter Boisvert, a United States Marine former staff sergeant, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding, “What is Happening to Former Interpreters in Afghanistan and our Mission to Help”.  Peter served nine years as an active duty Marine.  His deployments included Afghanistan and Iraq.  During these deployments, he recognized the extreme importance of local men acting as interpreters for U.S. Armed Forces on the ground in combat arenas.  Staff Sergeant Boisvert discussed how integral these individuals were to the safety of men and women.  He noted that most, if not all American service personnel will never understand the true culture in these countries, especially Afghanistan.  He discussed how his interpreters were able to converse with local residents during patrols, know if something looked wrong and in many cases save the lives of he and his men.
What is Happening to Former Interpreters in Afghanistan and our Mission to Help Doug Barry 2015-01-05 00:00:00Z 0

Nashua PAL

Posted by Doug Barry on Dec 14, 2014
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On December 15th, Shawn Nelson, Executive Director and Phil Belmont, Police Coordinator addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding Nashua PAL.  Officer Belmont spoke about his first experience with PAL.  He was responding to a domestic disturbance call in a multifamily dwelling.  After addressing the complaint, he was asked by a woman across the hall what was happening.  He noticed the inside of her apartment was sparsely decorated, three young children were sleeping in the same bed and the gas stove burners were lit on high.  He mentioned to her about the unsafe condition that could cause and she noted that they did not have any heat.  She also thanked him for the tree and presents that were given to her from PAL.  Officer Belmont decided then to look into the program.
Nashua PAL Doug Barry 2014-12-15 00:00:00Z 0

2014 Holiday Program

Posted by Charles P. Rehberg on Dec 07, 2014
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Wonderful concert by a Clarinet Quartet from Bishop Guertin High School; including holiday songs and classical pieces. Thanks to Brian, Nick, Rachel, Sunny, and Cathleen. Your performance was enjoyed by all.
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Hunt Senior Living

Posted by Charles P. Rehberg on Nov 30, 2014
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Deb Riddell, Chief Executive Officer of Hunt Senior Living, and Judy Franseen, Corporate Marketing Director for Hunt Senior Living, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding Hunt Senior Living. Hunt Senior Living, provides senior living options in greater Nashua area.  It is the parent organization for Hunt Community, The Huntington at Nashua and the Hunt at Home program.
Hunt Senior Living Charles P. Rehberg 2014-12-01 00:00:00Z 0

NH Women's Foundation

Posted by Norman Bouthilette on Nov 16, 2014
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On November 17th, Sandy Belknap, Executive Director of the NH Women's Foundation, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding the impact of the NH Women's Foundation in our communities.
The NH Women's Foundation is fueling positive change in our communities by supporting programs that advance communities by investing in women and girls to support innovative and promising solutions to the issues facing women and girls today.  We know that when women and girls prosper, entire communities succeed.  Over $150,000 allocated in Greater Nashua since 1999.
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NH Office of Veterans Affairs

Posted by Betsy Levesque on Nov 09, 2014
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On November 10th, Mary Morin, director of the NH Office of Veterans Affairs, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding the progress and state of Veterans Services in NH.
Mary is a retired Air force officer having served 21 years of active duty.
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NH Executive Council Candidates

Posted on Nov 02, 2014
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On November 3rd, David Wheeler and Diane Sheehan, candidates for Executive Counsel, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding their campaign.
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Republican Candidate for US Senate Scott Brown

Posted by J. Conrad Coffey on Oct 19, 2014
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On October 20th, Scott Brown, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding his campaign for US Senate from New Hampshire. Scott was born at the Portsmouth Navy shipyard and grew up in his early years in Portsmouth.  In 2010 Scott won his first seat in the US senate in a special election for Ted Kennedy’s seat in Massachusetts.
Republican Candidate for US Senate Scott Brown J. Conrad Coffey 2014-10-20 00:00:00Z 0

International Service Committee

Posted by Ann Bellamy on Oct 05, 2014
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Maryse introduced Jim McCormick and Larry Hersh from the International Committee.  Jim read a quote from Tina Andrade about 3rd world births.  Maryse challenged the committee for this year’s work, and the club has partnered with a club in Mexico, working with a clinic treating children with neurological disorders.  
International Service Committee Ann Bellamy 2014-10-06 00:00:00Z 0

Republican Candidate for Governor Walt Havenstein

Posted by Ann Bellamy on Sep 28, 2014
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On September 29th, Republican Candidate for Governor Walt Havenstein addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding his campaign for Governor of New Hampshire.  He graduated from the US Naval Academy and is the former CEO of BAE Systems.  She talked about his philanthropic work as well.
Republican Candidate for Governor Walt Havenstein Ann Bellamy 2014-09-29 00:00:00Z 0

Rotarian of the year: Earl Perlman

Posted by Ann Bellamy on Sep 14, 2014
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Rotarian of the year:  Maryse introduced Jack Atkinson to introduce our Rotarian of the year.  All past recipients were recognized.
We have 32 votes this year, there were votes for membership, attendance, and money for the scholarship funds.    This person has worked Xmas trees, enjoys cold weather, works with kids at Christmas time, donates a great deal to  the auction, and other donations.  He has worked with a company in California to bring a program here to educate high school students against bullying, at a cost $7500, congratulations to Earl Prolman, our Rotarian of the year

 
Rotarian of the year: Earl Perlman Ann Bellamy 2014-09-15 00:00:00Z 0

Project Warm

Posted by Shaunae Nolet on Aug 17, 2014
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On August 28th, John McAllister, President of Nashua Firefighter IAFF Local 789 addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding Operation Warm. Nashua Firefighters Association Local 789 has teamed up with 42 other Locals throughout New Hampshire to distribute made in U.S.A. coats to local children who need them.  Local 789’s goals this year is to raise enough money to purchase coats to outfit 100 children in Nashua.  Coats are 100% made in the U.S.A. and are $34 each.

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How New Hampshire Saved America

Posted by Shaunae Nolet on Aug 10, 2014
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On August 11th, Lawrence Lessig, the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding “How New Hampshire Saved America.” Professor Lessig is the director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, and founder of Rootstrikers, a network of activists leading the fight against government corruption, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua. He has authored numerous books, including Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Our Congress—and a Plan to Stop It, Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace, Free Culture, and Remix.

How New Hampshire Saved America Shaunae Nolet 2014-08-11 00:00:00Z 0

The Amazing Santos - A dog rescue

Posted by Charles P. Rehberg on Mar 02, 2014
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On March 3rd, Ann Bellamy, a fellow Rotarian from our club, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding the plight of the “satos”. There are thousands of dogs wandering the streets of Puerto Rico who are abandoned, abused and neglected. These dogs are called satos, which is Spanish slang for street dog or mutt.
The Amazing Santos - A dog rescue Charles P. Rehberg 2014-03-03 00:00:00Z 0

Senator Scott Brown

Posted by Charles P. Rehberg on Oct 27, 2013
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On October 28th, Senator Scott Brown addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua. Senator Brown stressed that we all can make a difference with even the smallest things that we do.  He commented that if the folks in Washington DC used the 4-Way Test as a guide, we would have fewer problems today.  The essence of his message was that we need to start acting like Americans first, putting party interests aside.  
Senator Scott Brown Charles P. Rehberg 2013-10-28 00:00:00Z 0

Mass General: 3-D Mammography Technology

Posted by Charles P. Rehberg on Oct 20, 2013
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On October 21st, Tom Rizzo, clinical and marketing manager with Mass. General Imaging in Worcester, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and Tom discussed new 3D Mammography. Tom shared that one in eight women will be diagnosed in the U.S. with breast cancer, which is the second leading cause of death in women. One percent of breast cancer deaths are men. 
Mass General: 3-D Mammography Technology Charles P. Rehberg 2013-10-21 00:00:00Z 0

Membership Mondays

Posted by Anthony Martinez on Sep 29, 2013
As you look through our speaker list you will notice one Monday per month is designated as “Membership Monday”.  While the club always welcomes business men and women who would like to visit and investigate the club, on these special days, the meeting fee for guests is waived.  All you need to do to participate is seek out a Rotarian that day, or preferably before.  The member will walk you through some of the basics of Rotary while you enjoy a great lunch, excellent fellowship and a dynamic speaker. We are confident that when you learn why so many business people from the area are proud to be involved in the Rotary Club of Nashua, you too will want to be a part of our community service organization. We look forward to seeing you!

Tony Martinez, Membership Chair 

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New Hampshire Furniture Masters Association

Posted by Charles P. Rehberg on Sep 15, 2013
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On September 16th, 2013, Richard Oedel, Chairman of the New Hampshire Furniture Masters Association addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua.  Furniture Masters Association was formed in 1993 with 27 members.  The mission of the organization was to increase exposure of fine furniture making, expand the crafts visibility and guarantee the continued existence of fine furniture making here in New England.  
New Hampshire Furniture Masters Association Charles P. Rehberg 2013-09-16 00:00:00Z 0

The Northern Pass Project

Posted by Charles P. Rehberg on Sep 08, 2013
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On September 9th, 2013, Scott Spradling, an Emmy award winning former reporter, anchor and political director for WMUR-TV in Manchester addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua.  Scott is now working with the Northern Pass Project.  This project is a 187 mile transmission line that will bring 1,200 megawatts of low cost, clean, reliable energy (primarily hydropower) from Canada to New Hampshire and New England.
The Northern Pass Project Charles P. Rehberg 2013-09-09 00:00:00Z 0

Patricia LaFrance, Hillsborough County Attorney

Posted by Charles P. Rehberg on May 12, 2013
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On May 13th, Patricia LaFrance, Hillsborough County Attorney presented the club with an overview of her job as a felony prosecutor.  She talked about some of the "Stupid Criminals" she has prosecuted which were funny stories about each one's exploits to break the law; being apprehended; and then being tried and put into incarceration.
Patricia LaFrance, Hillsborough County Attorney Charles P. Rehberg 2013-05-13 00:00:00Z 0

Crutches 4 Africa

Posted by Charles P. Rehberg on May 05, 2013
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On May 6th, Chuck Moran who gave us a presentation on "Crutches 4 Africa" to the Rotary Club of Nashua.  Chuck's presentation included a Skype Conference Call with Dave Talbot who founded the "Crutches 4 Africa" project.  This project that provides walkers, canes, crutches and wheel chairs to needy disabled Africans with mobility challenges.  The project was started in 2005.  This in an ideal International Project that costs nothing and spreads good will to those who need it.  
Crutches 4 Africa Charles P. Rehberg 2013-05-06 00:00:00Z 0

The New Hampshire Community Loan Fund

Posted by Charles P. Rehberg on Apr 28, 2013
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On April 29th, Rick Bernard and Sally Hatch from the Community Loan Fund spoke to the Rotary Club of Nashua.  The New Hampshire Community Loan Fund connects people and families with loans, training and advice they need to buy and keep homes, have secure jobs and become economically stable.  They also strengthen the support the families rely upon - the individuals and organizations that create affordable housing and quality jobs and supply child care.
The New Hampshire Community Loan Fund Charles P. Rehberg 2013-04-29 00:00:00Z 0

The Office of Emergency Management

Posted by Charles P. Rehberg on Apr 21, 2013
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On April 22nd, Justin Kates, Director of Emergency Management for the City of Nashua spoke to the Rotary Club of Nashua about the Office of Emergency Management.  Justin Kates joined the mayor's cabinet in August 2011 as the Director of Emergency Management for the City of Nashua. Coordinating city-wide emergency response efforts, working with Federal, State, and other Municipal governments on obtaining the necessary resources to recover after a disaster, developing the All-Hazards Emergency Operations Plan for the city and chairing the Local Emergency Planning Committee are all parts of his responsibilities. 
The Office of Emergency Management Charles P. Rehberg 2013-04-22 00:00:00Z 0

Annual Community Grants Program

Posted by Charles P. Rehberg on Apr 10, 2013

It is that time of year when The Rotary Club of Nashua will soon be deciding how to spend some of the money raised through its annual fundraisers. Each year the Rotary Club sells calendars and Christmas trees, and holds an auction and a comedy event.  The funds raised are spent annually on local, community grants, scholarships and international projects.

Annual Community Grants Program Charles P. Rehberg 2013-04-11 00:00:00Z 0

Visualize Nashua

Posted by George Eftimiou on Apr 07, 2013
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On April 8th, James Vayo addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua regarding Visualize Nashua. James Vayo is the assistant project manager for Renaissance Downtowns at Nashua, and Visualize Nashua, which is the local branch of Renaissance Downtowns.

Visualize Nashua is an initiative to provide the people of Nashua a voice in what gets built in the greater downtown, resulting in creative and inspiring destinations that are economically, socially and environmentally (triple-bottom-line) beneficial. 

Visualize Nashua George Eftimiou 2013-04-08 00:00:00Z 0

John Stabile talks about Cotton Mill Square

Posted by Charles P. Rehberg on Mar 31, 2013
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On April 1st 2013, John Stabile spoke the Rotary Club of Nashua about a project that he is currently working on to revitalize a building in the historic Millyard District. Cotton Mill Square represents a major milestone in the evolution of downtown Nashua and according to him, is the most difficult project that he has ever done. For years, the Front Street area along the Nashua River has been one of the most challenging redevelopment areas in town. Cotton Mill Square is an exciting project that will transform this challenged site into a vibrant residential community and will serve as a catalyst for continued positive redevelopment in the area.
John Stabile talks about Cotton Mill Square Charles P. Rehberg 2013-04-01 00:00:00Z 0

The Nashua Legacy Playground

Posted by Charles P. Rehberg on Mar 24, 2013
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The guest speakers, Eric Brand and Carol Powis were introduced by Deb Blondin; all three are members of the Class of 2012, Leadership Greater Nashua (LGN),a year-long professional development program sponsored by the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce.  Part of their program is to develop and implement a project to benefit the Greater Nashua community. The class of 2012 selected as their project a new playground for the area's disabled residence.  

The Nashua Legacy Playground Charles P. Rehberg 2013-03-25 00:00:00Z 0

Pure Water for the World: Improving Lives One Drop at a Time.

Posted by Charles P. Rehberg on Mar 21, 2013
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Bio-sand filters virtually eliminate parasites and harmful bacteria from stream water, rendering it completely safe to drink. When coupled with good hygiene education, a small household filter will end waterborne disease and parasites for good.
Pure Water for the World: Improving Lives One Drop at a Time. Charles P. Rehberg 2013-03-22 00:00:00Z 0

Joe Smiga addresses Rotary Club

Posted by Charles P. Rehberg on Mar 17, 2013
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Joe Smiga, author for several fiction books centered on the theme of terrorism against the United States, addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua on Monday March 18.  Joe is retired from the United States Navy and lives locally in New Hampshire.  Joe gave a brief history on how he became an author.
Joe Smiga addresses Rotary Club Charles P. Rehberg 2013-03-18 00:00:00Z 0

NH Fisher Cats Baseball

Posted by Charles P. Rehberg on Mar 03, 2013
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Rick Brenner, President of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, minor league baseball franchise addressed the Rotary Club of Nashua on Monday March 4th.  Rick's 7 year career with NH Fisher Cats has been both rewarding for the team and himself. The Fisher Cats have been 6 year award winners from the NH Business Review's Best of Business and he has been named the Baseball Executive of the Year more than once.  He has a lifelong love of baseball that turned into a solid, fulfilling career as the result of an unpaid internship he accepted over 20 years ago.
NH Fisher Cats Baseball Charles P. Rehberg 2013-03-04 00:00:00Z 0

Lisa Law on Feng Shui

Posted by Charles P. Rehberg on Feb 03, 2013
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Lisa Law grew up on Temple Mountain with a love for the mountain and nature.  She became interested in Feng Shui, which has become a large part of her life.  Lisa has always been interested in interior design.  In designing her first house 15 years ago, she used the concepts of Feng Shui and the Bagua Map.  She did the same when they moved to their second home. 

Lisa Law on Feng Shui Charles P. Rehberg 2013-02-04 00:00:00Z 0

Rehabbing Houses: What they don't show on TV

Posted by Charles P. Rehberg on Feb 02, 2013
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At the January 28th meeting, Nick Aalerud spoke to the club about "flipping" houses.  Nick talked to the group about how he finds houses to fix-up.  He said that foreclosure auctions are usually postponed, and those that are not are usually "won" by the Bank holding a security interest higher than anyone was willing to bid.  He said that good deals "never" make it to the MLS listings.  Therefore, he relies on word-of-mouth and advertising. 

Rehabbing Houses: What they don't show on TV Charles P. Rehberg 2013-02-03 00:00:00Z 0

Human Nature, Natural Health

Posted by Karen Goddard on Jul 15, 2012
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Dr. Ian Bier of Human Nature, Natural Health in Portsmouth, N.H.  is a naturopathic doctor and licensed acupuncturist, whose practice will be available through various insurance companies in N.H. in January of 2013.
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Civics in Action

Posted by Karen Goddard on Jun 10, 2012
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The NH Bar Foundation and the NH Bar Association are collaborating on a civics education and awareness initiative that brings a presentation based on a test that all applicants for naturalization must pass. The presentations pose the question: Do most citizens know enough about US government to pass this test themselves? What does that say about our level of awareness as citizens in a democracy?
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Destiny Africa

Posted by Karen Goddard on May 13, 2012
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What energy!  Their dance, singing, drums and humor are inspirational...
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Global Macro-Economic Trends --Jeff Kreick Karen Goddard 2012-05-07 00:00:00Z 0

White House Highlights Carolyn Crowley Meub as a US Rotary Club “Champion of Change”

Posted by Karen Goddard on Apr 17, 2012
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of Communications
 
Washington, DC – On Friday April 20th, the White House will honor Carolyn Crowley Meub as one of ten US Rotary Club Champions of Change who are improving the lives of others through volunteer work.  Rotary's 1.2 million members pledge a commitment of Service Above Self. In more than 34,000 clubs worldwide, members volunteer in communities at home and abroad to support education and job training, provide clean water, combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, and eradicate polio.  The Rotary Club’s visit to the White House occurs during National Volunteer Week.
 

           
White House Highlights Carolyn Crowley Meub as a US Rotary Club “Champion of Change” Karen Goddard 2012-04-18 00:00:00Z 0

What is Next for Nashua; the Future, the Vision?

Posted by Karen Goddard on Apr 15, 2012
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P.P., G. Frank Teas introduced the Honorable Mayor Donnalee Lozeau as our guest speaker.  She is currently serving her second term as Nashua's first (full time) female mayor and ran unopposed in the last municipal election.  Mayor Lozeau thanked us for inviting her and for the questions Kevin H. was able to forward to her in advance of her speaking to us.  She framed  her remarks with the question, "What is next for Nashua; the future, the vision"?
What is Next for Nashua; the Future, the Vision? Karen Goddard 2012-04-16 00:00:00Z 0
Lamprey has a new home is located at 22 Prospect Street. Karen Goddard 2012-04-09 00:00:00Z 0
Annual Community Grants Program Karen Goddard 2012-03-27 00:00:00Z 0
Nashua Silver Knights Baseball -Joe Kenny Karen Goddard 2012-03-26 00:00:00Z 0
Rotarian Honored for Community Service and Foundation Contribution Karen Goddard 2012-03-19 00:00:00Z 0
Music May Make Us Smarter -by Joe Kenney Karen Goddard 2012-03-19 00:00:00Z 0

Building Dreams for Marines -by Matt Mercier

Posted by Karen Goddard on Mar 11, 2012
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On March 12, our club was visited by Gwen Krailo and Brian Hooper, representing Building Dreams for Marines. They are the co-founders of that organization, and they came to tell us about the good work that their organization accomplishes.

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Past Presidents Present Dinner for 6!

Posted by Karen Goddard on Mar 07, 2012
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Fellowship and fabulous food! Past Presidents, G. G Frank Teas, William Barry, Kevin Halloran, and Anthony Martinez, donated dinner for 6 to the annual holiday auction. Dinner was delicious! Dinner was served at G.M Roth Design Remodeling.

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4 Way Test Speech Contest

Posted by Karen Goddard on Feb 24, 2012
Informational brochure can be found in the "DOWNLOADS" box on the Home page of The Rotary Club of Nashua website.
4 Way Test Speech Contest Karen Goddard 2012-02-25 00:00:00Z 0

Annual Scholarship Awards

Posted by Karen Goddard on Jan 31, 2012
The application and instructions can be found in the "DOWNLOADS" box on the Home page of The Rotary Club of Nashua website.
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Rotary Fulfills $25,000 Pledge

Posted by Karen Goddard on Jan 25, 2012

 The Rotary Club of Nashua recently contributed $15,000 to the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Nashua, fulfilling its pledge to the BGCGN Capital campaign for a total contribution of $25,000.

Rotary Fulfills $25,000 Pledge Karen Goddard 2012-01-26 00:00:00Z 0

Supporting The New Y Building

Posted by Karen Goddard on Jan 19, 2012
NASHUA – The Rotary Club of Nashua recently presented a check for $10,000 to the YMCA of Greater Nashua in support of construction of the new Nashua Y.
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4th Annual Holiday Shopping night

Posted by Karen Goddard on Dec 04, 2011

The Rotary Club of Nashua participated in their 4th annual holiday shopping event Monday night.  No, they do not get together to do their own shopping.  Instead they donate $9500 to help 100 Nashua children do some Christmas shopping for their parents and siblings.

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Rotarians Deliver Water Filters in Honduras Karen Goddard 2011-12-05 00:00:00Z 0

Give money for a good cause and get a "free" tree!

Posted by Karen Goddard on Nov 14, 2011
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Each year, on the Day after Thanksgiving, several members of the Rotary Club of Nashua meet in Somerset Plaza.  They unload a truck full of Christmas trees, build stands, put up signs and begin their annual Christmas Tree Fundraiser.  The Rotary Club of Nashua has been selling Christmas trees on Rte 101-A, at the former Kessler Farm site for 27 years.
Give money for a good cause and get a "free" tree! Karen Goddard 2011-11-15 00:00:00Z 0

Annual Rotary Online Auction Open!

Posted by Charles P. Rehberg on Sep 28, 2011

The online portion of 2011 Nashua Rotary Auction is now open. The auction will run from September 26, 2011 to October 24, 2011, with the live event taking place on October 28, 2011. Proceeds go to Rotary Club of Nashua in order to support local charities and service organizations, provide scholarships, and take the lead in community development projects.

Click here to go to the Online Auction!

Annual Rotary Online Auction Open! Charles P. Rehberg 2011-09-29 00:00:00Z 0

Nashua Rotary Auction Time

Posted by Jody Gage on Sep 18, 2011
The Nashua Rotary Club's Annual Auction is happening on Friday Oct 28th.  This year's live event will be held at a new location-the Crowne Plaza Hotel.  Additionally, thanks to Centrix Bank and Deb Blondin we have an "Event" Sponsor,  the $2500 contribution is greatly appreciated.  We are still looking for 2 "Buffet" Sponsors ($1000) and "Table" Sponsors($500).  We will be launching our online portion of the auction on Monday Sept 26th, this portion of the event runs for about 3 weeks.  If you have any questions or concerns about the auction please contact  Jody Gage or Cathy Duffy-Cullity. 
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Rotary Common Clean Up

Posted by Karen Goddard on Aug 30, 2011
 Plastic purple mini-shovel and all, 2-year-old Isabella Boisvert proved she knows her way around backyard flower beds and gardens Saturday morning.

“I drag her out into the yard a lot,” said her mom, Becky, by way of explanation. “She’s seen this before.”

The Kodak moment came in the middle of Saturday’s large-scale spring clean-up and spruce-up of Rotary Common, one of Nashua’s newest greenspaces born in 2005 behind the concerted efforts – and a sizeable donation – by the Nashua Rotary Club. 


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Vision Process

Posted by Karen Goddard on Jul 20, 2011
 President, Bobby Boisvert, presented the results of the Visioning Team's May session.
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Vision Process

Posted by Karen Goddard on Jul 19, 2011
 President, Bobby Boisvert, presented the results of our Visioning Team's May session. 
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GSE visit from Pakistan Karen Goddard 2011-06-06 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary Common Clean Up

Posted by Karen Goddard on May 09, 2011
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"Saturday’s spruce-up was a collaborative of individuals and organizations, from Rotary families to members of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua, and to a pair of veteran city Park Department employees whose expertise – and their loaned tools, wheelbarrows and trucks – came in handy."

by Dean Shalhoup
Sunday, May 8, 2011 
The Telegraph

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Proposed Members Karen Goddard 2011-05-03 07:49:19Z 0

Comedy Event!

Posted by Kevin J. Halloran on May 02, 2011
Join us on May 6 for a fun evening of entertainment and fun!
Jim Colliton,
Rob Steen, and
Mark Scalia

will have you laughing 'til it hurts!

Comedy Event! Kevin J. Halloran 2011-05-03 00:00:00Z 0
Winners of the Four Way Test Speech Contest Charles P. Rehberg 2011-04-06 00:00:00Z 0
Application available for Community Service Request for Funds Charles P. Rehberg 2011-03-18 00:00:00Z 0
Calendar Fundraiser Winners -Nov Karen Keegan 2010-12-07 00:00:00Z 0
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Calendar Fundraiser Winners -Sep

Posted by Karen Keegan on Oct 10, 2010
September winners are listed below. Potential new winners every day for the balance of 2010. Visit NashuaRotary.org monthly for an update.
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Calendar Fundraiser Winners -Aug

Posted by Karen Keegan on Oct 10, 2010
August winners are listed below. Potential new winners every day for the balance of 2010. Visit NashuaRotary.org monthly for an update.
Calendar Fundraiser Winners -Aug Karen Keegan 2010-10-11 00:00:00Z 0
Calendar Fundraiser Winners -July Karen Keegan 2010-08-28 00:00:00Z 0
Calendar Fundraiser Winners -June Karen Keegan 2010-07-08 00:00:00Z 0
Calendar Fundraiser Winners -May Karen Keegan 2010-07-08 00:00:00Z 0
Calendar Fundraiser Winners -April Karen Keegan 2010-05-11 00:00:00Z 0
Calendar Fundraiser Winners -March David M. Pastor 2010-04-13 00:00:00Z 0
Calendar Fundraiser Winners -February Karen Keegan 2010-04-12 00:00:00Z 0
Calendar Fundraiser Winners -January Karen Keegan 2010-04-12 00:00:00Z 0

Orienation Schedule for 2010

Posted by Karen M. Keegan on Jan 02, 2010
We will hold these events 3 times per year. All Rotarians, and potential Rotarians are invited.

February 23, 2010
June 1, 2010
October 26, 2010
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Rotary awarded scholarships, grants Karen M. Keegan 2009-06-23 00:00:00Z 0
Types of Membership and Attendance Exemptions Karen M. Keegan 2007-08-06 00:00:00Z 0

The Story of Rotary Common

Posted by Raymond W Ennis on Feb 28, 2006
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In 2005 Rotary Club of Nashua Joins 31,000 Rotary Clubs Worldwide in Celebrating 100 Years of Service Above Self with a New Green Space for Nashua.

The Story of Rotary Common Raymond W Ennis 2006-03-01 00:00:00Z 0
Becoming a Member of The Rotary Club of Nashua David M. Pastor 2005-03-01 00:00:00Z 0
How the Rotary Club of Nashua was Started Karen M. Keegan 1921-02-01 00:00:00Z 0

AEDs donated to BG, South in Teas’ memory

Posted by Karen Goddard
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Published: Wednesday, August 24, 2011The Telegraph

NASHUA – The Rotary Club of Nashua and the Rotary Club of Nashua West recently donated two automated external defibrillators to high schools in the city in memory of Frank Teas.

In 2006, Teas attended a Boston Red Sox game with his sons and some members of the Rotary Club of Nashua. Frank suffered a heart attack, and Rotarians Jack Tulley and Sy Mahfuz ran and found a police officer with an automated external defibrillator.

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Peace Tree

Posted by Karen Goddard

Tree planted by the Group Study Team from Pakistan and several members of the Rotary Club of Nashua.

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Gift to Past President Karen

Posted by Karen Goddard

 A gift from the Board of Directors to Karen Goddard to celebrate the end of a good Rotary year.

 This rose bush is located in Rotary Common.

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Wow! 5 proposed members!

Posted by Karen Goddard
We asked you to put on your thinking caps and invite business people who would make good Rotarians to consider joining us, and you came through in a big way! 

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Piano Man

Posted by Karen Keegan

He says it's the word puzzles, but I'm pretty sure 80 years of tickling and pounding the ivories at least once or twice a week might have something to do with Rollie Breault's apparent inability to age past 70.


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Nashua Rotary Clubs Collaborate to Buy AED

Posted by Karen Keegan
Each club applied for a District Simplified Grant and will provide matching funds that together amount to $5000.  This amount will purchase 5 Automated External Defibrillators for 5 of the Nashua school buildings.

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Annual Softball Game

Posted by Karen Keegan
Bill Barry declared the Rotary Club of Nashua as official winners in this years softball challenge...
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Baby Shower: a wonderful event Karen Keegan 0

Pasta Sauce Cookoff

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Kerry Ann Salvail and Mike Aquino entered their sauces to be considered to be used in West's annual Spaghetti City Challenge.
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Rotary Rocks -News from Our DG

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Foundation Dinners – Are you curious about the good works our Rotary Foundation achieves? Are you interested to meet other Rotarians from our District and learn how they are benefiting from the foundation? Are you new to Rotary and eager to learn more? For a lot less money than a District Conference or a Rotary International Convention, you can attend one of our Foundation Dinners on Nov 16 in Nashua or Nov 18 in Ludlow. Details and registra-tion are on the District Website www.Rotary7870.org.
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upcoming District Events

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Each week, our District Governor, Richard Manganello, sends us a brief newsletter chock full of information about what our District and our fellow District Clubs are up to.
Below is just a sampling.  Please go to Rotary Rocks to read more.
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Our own, Rick Manganello, is the new DG! Karen Keegan 0
Carolyn Choate, Fellow Club Member Rode to Montreal in 4 Days! Karen Keegan 0

Trees Sold Out in Record Time

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This year we sold out of Trees 5 days before Christmas Eve! Great job! Thank you to the committee members and to all club members who worked their tree shifts. Special thanks to those who took on extra shifts, and to all who helped to unload the trees , and to set up and break down the site!!
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Nashua Rotary Holiday Auction

Posted by David M. Pastor
We are very pleased to say... 

OUR ANNUAL HOLIDAY AUCTION A HUGE SUCCESS!

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED!!!

WE RAISED OVER $57000.00 TOTAL. THIS WAS OUR FIRST YEAR WITH AN ONLINE COMPONENT TO OUR ANNUAL HOLIDAY AUCTION. IT WAS A HUGE SUCCESS. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO BIDDED AND ATTENDED OUR LIVE EVENT AT THE COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT IN NASHUA.

STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS FOR NEXT YEARS EVENT.

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Balsams District Conference 2009

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Here is a link to some photos of The Balsams and the North Country where our 2009 District Conference was held. Just copy and paste the following into your browser addres bar:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/36595297@N03/sets/72157619092085990
Then click on "slideshow" near the top of the page.
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