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Welcome to the Peterborough Rotary Club!

Peterborough, NH

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 7:30 AM
Scott Farrar
11 Elm Street
PO Box 354
Peterborough, NH  03458
United States of America
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The Peterborough Rotary Club has supported our community for over 90 years. For more than half that time, Pancake Breakfast supported our community service projects.  The annual breakfast was also an opportunity for Rotarians, local Boy Scouts and high school students to serve pancakes to the people in our community. 
 
Thanks to your support we raised over $9,000 in 2018 to support the following charitable activities and contributions:
 
  • ConVal Quest Summer Program for ConVal Middle School Students
  • Operation Santa
    • Holiday gifts for 200 members in our community
  • Peterborough Food Pantry
  • ConVal End 68 Hours of Hunger
  • Peterborough Town Library
  • Scholarships for ConVal High School Seniors
    • $5,000 in scholarship for higher education
  • Windy Row Learning Center
  • Brantwood Camp
  • Peterborough Boy Scout Troop 8
  • Peterborough Town House Holiday Decorations
  • Youth International Exchange for High School Students
  • New Hampshire Honey Bee Initiative
  • Peterborough Sunshine Fund
 
After 48 breakfasts, the Peterborough Rotary Club will take a year off in 2019 and not host the traditional pancake breakfast that began on Easter morning in 1971.  It was a very difficult decision for the Board. 
 
The services the Peterborough Rotary Club provides for the community go very far beyond providing a hearty morning feast that families have shared with friends and neighbors once a year.  The placemats with a listing of sponsors were an important part of how we recognized your support, but in recent years we have reached a far broader audience via the local newspaper and online.  We ask for your continued financial support of Rotary’s programs and services for the Peterborough Community.  
 
In recognition of your generous support, we will be proud to include your name in our partner ad in the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript recognizing you and your businesses. We will also hold a special event this spring welcoming and celebrating all our supporters.
 
Sponsorship Levels:
  • Community Sponsor:                         $1,000
  • Youth Program Sponsor:                   $500
  • Civic Sponsor:                                   $250
  • Donor:                                                $100
  • Friend:                                               $50
 
We ask for your continued financial support of Rotary’s programs and services for the Greater Peterborough Community.
 
Please make checks payable to “Peterborough Rotary Charitable Fund.” Donations are tax deductible (Tax ID 02-0525231) and will make a difference for people in our community.
 
To be included in the Thank You Ad, please respond by April 1.
 
 
Sincerely,
 
Kim Chandler, Bob Hanson, Steve Kim, Michelle Lowe, Bob MacDonald, and Norm Makechnie

The Peterborough Rotary Club works closely with the school district to sponsor programs like Operation Santa, Camp Quest, Teacher of the Year, Interact, Rotary Youth Exchange Program, and scholarships. Through fundraisers such as the Pancake Breakfast and the Cruz-In, the Rotary is able to offer two $2,500 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.

Click here for a 2019 Scholarship Application. All materials are due by May 1 to the ConVal School Counseling Department. 

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.   
 
Part of a small business or a non-profit? The Peterborough Rotary Club is now offering Small Business Memberships!
 
 
 
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