Rotary Sponsored Events 2020 KML 2020-04-03 04:00:00Z 0

Save the Date for Thunder Run 2020 on 09/12/2020


THE RACE – Challenge Yourself, YOU CAN DO IT!

A distinctive 5K run with 20+ physically challenging obstacles.   Perfect for athletes of all levels, first timers and experienced.  

If you like mud, tough terrain, water, woods, walls, and fun…You’ll Love This! 

Run solo, or round up your family, friends, co-workers...Create a team and come have a blast together on our excellent course!  Click on the image to sign up (this will take you to the Official Thunder Run Website).

The Raymond Area Rotary Club hosts the Thunder Run every year.  All proceeds benefit the local community and Rotary International’s worldwide projects.  Have a great time getting some exercise, and be assured you’re supporting a great cause.

September 12, 2020

Save the Date for Thunder Run 2020 on 09/12/2020 Katrina Langlois 2020-04-03 04:00:00Z 0
NH Lead 2018 Mark Hassenpflug 2018-05-18 04:00:00Z 0

Raymond Area Rotary Scholarship Program 2018

Posted by Bev Beckford on Mar 29, 2018
Here are the details and applications for our 2018 Scholarship Program. It is NOT only for High School students but also qualified adults going back to school  
Raymond Area Rotary Scholarship Program 2018 Bev Beckford 2018-03-29 04:00:00Z 0
Blood Draw Mark Hassenpflug 2018-03-28 04:00:00Z 0

Thanksgiving Baskets

Posted by Tim Louis on Nov 19, 2012

Tuesday morning, as dawn was breaking and the sun was rising,  members of the Raymond Lions Club and the Raymond Area Rotary Club Joined partnership once again to supply, fill and help distribute Thanksgiving Baskets to 50 needy families and in the Greater Raymond Area. This is a project that the Lions and Rotarians have partnered in for over two decades and look forward to each year. The families in need are coordinated through the Rockingham Community Action  office in Raymond.


Thanksgiving Baskets Tim Louis 2012-11-20 00:00:00Z 0

Picnic Tables

Posted by Tim Louis on Aug 16, 2011

The Raymond Area Rotary Picnic Table Committee has been busy contsructing and delivering  picnic tables to the communities that we Serve of Fremont, Deerfield, Candia, Nottingham, Raymond and Epping. This project was an extension of the picnic tables that we provided several years and replaces or adds to the tables all ready in place.

Kathy Lee Daskal a Raymond Resident and Recreation Dept of Nottingham sent a note to Raymond Area Rotarians which reads in part :

"I would like to thank you for making and delivering two picnic tables each to the Nottingham Town Beach and to Riverside Park in Raymond.  Your kind generosity is not only appreciated by me, but all those in both communities who enjoy using these public spaces.  

I am on the Riverside Park Committee and was involved with the Arts in the Park event this past Saturday.  Having the tables in the meadow under a tent for that event provided a shaded place to sit for many of those who came to enjoy the music.  Your timing was perfect! " 

It is through this project and others through out the year that Raymond Area Rotary helps our local communities and exemplifies the Rotary Motto of "Sevice Above Self" 


Picnic Tables Tim Louis 2011-08-17 00:00:00Z 0
2014 Thunder Run NH Tom O'Neill 0
Bowling Fundraiser Tom O'Neill 0
Violent Attacks in Pakistan leave 178 homes, 18 shops and 2 churches damaged by fire. Tom O'Neill 0
Raymond Area Rotary Club Spring Gala (Dinner, Dance and Auction) Tom O'Neill 0
Our LEAD event on Feb 16 was a great success. Thanks to those who attended and our sponsors! Tom O'Neill 0
Hurricane Relief Updated Tom O'Neill 0

Steve Puderbaugh recives Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service

Posted by Tim Louis
I was pleasantly surprised Saturday night at a Rotary dinner in honor of Sakuji Tanaka who is the incoming president of Rotary International. I was presented with the Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service which is the second highest honor bestowed by the Foundation. I was certainly humbled to get the award and to receive the award from the president of our great organization was extra special.
Steve Puderbaugh recives Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service Tim Louis 0
Raymond Area Rotarians Journey to Pakistan to help combat Polio Tim Louis 0

Fremont Kids Winter Coat Drive

Posted by Tom O'Neill

Fremont Kids

Winter Coat Drive


Thursday, October 27, 2011


To whom it may concern,


There are kids in Fremont that do not currently have a winter coat.  We have identified this need through the school system and have initiated a drive to collect new or very lightly used/laundered winter coats for male and female school aged children.  We are asking residents and businesses to help with this immediate cause.  Confirmed drop off locations are the Peoples United Bank, 55 Main Street in downtown Raymond as well as the Fremont Safety Complex and the Ellis School in Fremont.  As the cold has set in already we are looking for an immediate response but will accept coats up until November 16, 2011.  Coats will be distributed through the Fremont School District Social Worker.  Please contact us if you have a coat need for a child in Fremont outside of the school system.  Thank you for your immediate response and support with a gift of warmth. 


The Raymond Area Rotary Club serves the towns of Raymond, Nottingham, Fremont, Epping, Deerfield, and Candia. 



Colleen LeBeau, School Social Worker, Fremont School District  895-2511 x421

Tim Louis, Raymond Area Rotary Club 770-4170

Mark Hassenplug, Raymond Area Rotary Club 303-7873 



Best Regards,



Tom O’Neill, President

Raymond Area Rotary Club

P.O. Box 816

Raymond, NH  03077

Fremont Kids Winter Coat Drive Tom O'Neill 0

Dewey Peterson


                                     Dewey Peterson

Rev. Dr. Dewey Peterson, 78 of Nottingham passed away on June 18, 2009.

Dr. Peterson was a  longtime member of the Raymond Area Rotary Club.

He had  served  a number of pastorates in Massachusetts and was Pastor Emeritus of The Second Church UCC of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Most recently he was pastor of the Acton, Maine Congregational Church. 

 He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Alice, 4 married children and 9 grandchildren and a brother Dana Peterson.

He will be  remembered for his humility, common touch, and down to earth sense of humor. 
Memorial Services will be held on Sunday July 5 at 1Pm at the Acton Congregational Church, Acton Maine.
Dewey Peterson 0

Annual David Welch Memorial Blood Bank

Posted by Timothy Louis
On  April 14, 2009 the Annual David Welch Blood Bank will be held at the Raymond High School between 3 and 7PM. Volunteers and blood donors are needed.  There will also be a bone marrow testing at the same time. 
Annual David Welch Memorial Blood Bank Timothy Louis 0

Lynne Martin Spoke to Rayond Club

Posted by Rodney K. Mitchell

03-05-2008: Lynne owns and operates Beneficial Bodyworks, a massage and alternative health facility located in Raymond.  She noted that massage brings stress relief; relieving muscle tension and opening circulation.  As such, it is very important to general health and should be part of regular health maintenance.  Although no free samples were given, Lynne described the physiological benefits of massage and briefly described different massage techniques.  Beneficial Bodyworks is located at 151 Route 27, Raymond, NH 03077 - 603-231-4702 - .

Lynne Martin Spoke to Rayond Club Rodney K. Mitchell 0

Mississippi: Post Katrina Building Projects

Posted by Rodney K. Mitchell
Message from Chris Parkinson -

We have an opportunity for you and your members.  As you know, we have 29 clubs that are participating in our Pass Christian Children's Library project.  Several members in the district wanted to also do a hands on project and David Ballou, President of the Wallingford Club, has stepped up to be the team leader of this project and we are partnering with the Rotary Club of Pass Christian and the Mennonites.
Mississippi: Post Katrina Building Projects Rodney K. Mitchell 0

District 7870 Well Represented by GSE Team

Posted by Rodney K. Mitchell
On March 7, 2008, our GSE team will depart for Australia. The team is made up of Kate Seamans, who grew up in New London, N.H.; team leader and Rotarian Steve Puderbaugh, a veterinarian from Candia, N.H.; Amy Beth Kessinger, an educator from North Pownal, VT.; Pete Peck, a pharmacist from Springfield, VT.; and Mina Connor, a veterinarian from Londonderry, N.H.
District 7870 Well Represented by GSE Team Rodney K. Mitchell 0