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Welcome to the Peterborough Rotary Club!

Peterborough, NH

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 7:30 AM
Scott-Farrar at Peterborough
11 Elm Street
Peterborough, NH  03458
United States of America
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The Peterborough Rotary Club is pleased to announce that ConVal High School seniors Benjamin Garfinkle and Carly Kimball are recipients of the 2019 PeterboroughRotary Club Scholarship. Both students received a $2,500 scholarship through their demonstrated commitment to community service.
Benjamin Garfinkle will be attending the University of New Hampshire where he will major in Recreation Management. At ConVal, Ben was a leader in the athletic program through his participation in the varsity golf, hockey, and baseball teams. Ben was selected as captain of the ice hockey team and received NHIAA All-State Honorable mention. Ben is a certified lifeguard and has volunteered his time working with the Peterborough Recreation Department, Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Program and Special Olympics. He is a member of the Student Athletic Leadership Team, received two ACE Awards through the Chamber of Commerce and received NHIAA Award for being a three sport athlete throughout high school. Ben is the son of Geoffrey Garfinkle and Gretchen Booth-Thibault, both of Peterborough. 
Carly Kimball will be attending Plymouth State University where she will study Elementary Education. Carly was a four year member and co-captain of the ConVal Equestrian Team. She was a member of the Robotics Team, Art Club, active member of Educator's Rising, ACE Award recipient through the Chamber of Commerce, and an active participant in raising money for substance abuse treatment through "Chucky's Fight." Carly studied at Phillips Exeter Academy last summer and has worked part-time throughout high school. Carly is the daughter of Bill and Theresa Kimball of Bennington.
The Peterborough Rotary Club works closely with the school district to sponsor programs like Operation Santa, ConVal Quest, Interact, Rotary Youth Exchange Program, and scholarships. Through fundraisers such as the Pancake Breakfast and the Cruz-In, the Rotary is able to offer scholarships to ConVal seniors to support them in their post-secondary plans.
In choosing the recipients, the Rotary reflects on the mission statement for Rotary International:  to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through fellowship of business, professional and community service. The factors considered in choosing the recipients were scholastic achievement, work and extra curricular activities, financial need and community service.

The Peterborough Rotary Club presented five Paul Harris Fellows at the Passing of the Gavel Dinner held at the Hancock Inn in Hancock.

Dorothy Peterson was recognized for her longstanding support of the Peterborough community; she was presented her medallion and pin by her son, Andy Peterson. ConVal School Counselor JoAnn Fletcher was recognized for her service as the Interact advisor and her support of several community service efforts with that group. Rotarian Norm Makechnie was recognized for his decades of service to the Peterborough Rotary Club and for his selfless efforts to our community. Barbara Miller was honored for her long-standing support of the Peterborough Community. Club President Bob Mac-Donald, who will continue as president for a second term, was also recognized with a Paul Harris Fellow for his dedication and service to Rotary.

The Paul Harris Fellow is named for the founder of Rotary, Paul Harris. The Paul Harris Fellow was established in 1957 to express appreciation for the contribution to the humanitarian and educational programs of the Rotary Foundation. Paul Harris Fellows were given only to Rotarians until 1979, when Rotary International challenged each club to award a Paul Harris Fellow to people in the larger community. For every Paul Harris Fellow given by a Rotary Club, funds have been donated by the club to the Rotary Foundation in the recipient’s name, as a thank you for their service.

Rotarians designate a Paul Harris Fellow to recognize a person whose life demonstrates a shared purpose with the objectives and mission of The Rotary Foundation to build world understanding and peace. The three emblems of a Paul Harris Fellow are the certificate, the pin, and medallion. The certificate states that a person is named a Paul Harris Fellow, “In appreciation of tangible and significant assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations between the peoples of the world.”

Our Club is always welcoming new members!
Peterborough Rotary Club has supported our community for over 90 years. We are a leadership development and service organization right in our community. Our group is made up of thoughtful and caring individuals who happen to be community leaders, local business owners, and local professionals. Many of our members also participate in other local service organizations like the Boy Scouts, Daughters of the American Revolution, Windy Row Learning Center, Monadnock Art X, The River Center, Mariposa Museum, Monadnock Center, just to list a few.
Our focus is uplifting and supporting our youth. We accomplish youth support through Rotary Youth Exchange, Scholarships, ConVal QUEST, Operation Santa, Four Way Test Speech Contest, and ConVal InterACT. We raise funds to support these endeavors through the annual Pancake Breakfast and the Cruz-In. Finally, we support and maintain Rotary-Wilder Park in Peterborough.   
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