The Littleton Rotary Club Welcomes You!
Welcome To Our Club!
Littleton

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 12:15 PM
Currently Via Zoom! When We Can Again: Topic of the Town Restaurant
25 Main Street
Littleton, NH 03561
United States of America
 
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NEW ROTARY INTERNATIONAL DEI STATEMENT

 Posted by Alexander Falk on Aug 31, 2021
Rotary International has recently updated Rotary's Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with this new DEI statement that was just released this summer:
 
At Rotary, we understand that cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture is essential to realizing our vision of a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change.
 
We value diversity and celebrate the contributions of people of all backgrounds, across age, ethnicity, race, color, disability, learning style, religion, faith, socioeconomic status, culture, marital status, languages spoken, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity as well as differences in ideas, thoughts, values, and beliefs.
Recognizing that individuals from certain groups have historically experienced barriers to membership, participation, and leadership, we commit to advancing equity in all aspects of Rotary, including in our community partnerships, so that each person has the necessary access to resources, opportunities, networks, and support to thrive.

We believe that all people hold visible and invisible qualities that inherently make them unique, and we strive to create an inclusive culture where each person knows they are valued and belong.

In line with our value of integrity, we are committed to being honest and transparent about where we are in our DEI journey as an organization, and to continuing to learn and do better.
 
For more information about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in our district, please see our Rotary District 7930 DEI page on this website.
May 27th: Scholarship Auction
What?
Join your friends from the community in support of local students as you bid and win fantastic prizes and take part in our this fast-paced live auction!
Where?
Completely online!
 
The auction will be live streamed through Phlume Media from Secured Network Services (SNS) in Littleton's Industrial Park.
When?
Thursday, May 27 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
HOW TO ATTEND
Attending the event is free.
 
Access the event stream by visiting www.littletonnhrotary.org on May 27th from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
 
CAN'T ATTEND?
Consider purchasing Shares of the Future.
 
You can use the Shares for bids at future auctions, and they are considered a tax deductible donation. Shares are $50 each.
 
Mail your check to PO Box 785, Littleton, NH 03561 or click here to send us money via PayPal.
The Littleton Rotary Club is proud to announce that after taking a year off due to the pandemic, we are back ready to hold another auction to raise funds for scholarships!  Our live-feed, all virtual event will be held May 27th from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm with a welcome from club representatives, some history about the club and the auction, and then we jump right into the auction! To register for the event, please email littletonnhrotary@gmail.com to receive a link to log into the event once we get closer.
At a recent meeting Rotarian Bob Muh reminded us all of the tough times many folks are experiencing these days.  He challanges all Rotarians to do random acts of kindness.
 
You will get the satisfaction you have helped someone have a better day.
 
The challenge is there:  Try to do a daily act of kindness.
 
Remember our motto:  "Service Above Self".
Club Committee Chairs- It's time to organize your plans .  On March 10, there will be a Club Assembley.  There will be breakout rooms provided for each committee.  
Plan to meet before March 10 with your committee, finalize  your plans during the meeting and be prepared for a short report to Club members attending the Assembly.
 
Contact President Chrissy Smith if you need access to the Club's Zoom account to set up a virtual meeting.
Until further notice, here is how to connect with our weekly meeting. 
Hope you can tune in a little before 12:15 for chit chat, we'll start the meeting at 12:15. 

Here is the Zoom link below:

Topic: Littleton Rotary Club Weekly Meeting
        
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87183104977      

Meeting ID: 871 8310 4977

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The NH Food Bank will be hosting a mobile food pantry on Thursday in Littleton. The flyer is attached if you would like to share it on Facebook or at your businesses. They have emailed us as they are looking for another 6-8 volunteers for this Thursday.

Here are the details:

Food distribution will be on Thursday from Noon - 2 pm at the former Hitchiner parking lot, Beacon Street in Littleton. They can use some help before and during. To sign up, email Christy Langlois, NH Food Systems Coordinator at clanglois@nhfoodbank.org

Until further notice, here is how to connect with our weekly meeting. 
Hope you can tune in a little before 12:15 for chit chat, we'll start the meeting at 12:15. 

Here is the Zoom link below:

Topic: Littleton Rotary Club Weekly Meeting
        
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87183104977      

Meeting ID: 871 8310 4977

Dial by your location
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       Meeting ID: 871 8310 4977

The Littleton Rotary Club partnered with the Littleton Food Coop and Granite State United Way for a Smart Cereal Campaign.  Folks dropped  boxes of cereal in the bin at the Coop.  Once a week, Rotarians delivered cereal to the All Saints, Franconia Food Pantry or the Free Little Pantry.  The campaign started September 16th and ended October 16th. 
The following Rotarians get thanks for their "Service Above Self": Becky Colpitts, Nanci Carney, Wayne Ruggles, Kate Vaughan, Bob Muh and Winnie Tseng . Thanks as well to  Winnie's son and friends for helping !

Due to the current state of the pandemic, and our optimistic thoughts to work to move forward to plan a safe event with extensive safety protocols in place, we have come to realize that given the current state of the pandemic in our region, we can not safely move forward with a large in person, public event that is the Gathering of Jack O’Lanterns on October 24th. 
 
We want to take a moment to thank all of you who were interested in attending, our vendors and our volunteers, as well as all of our local business community who came together to help sponsor: Littleton Chevrolet, Crosstown Motors, North Country Environmental Services, The Beal House, Demers Chimney Service, Porfido’s Market and Deli, Foto Factory, Hunkins & Eaton Insurance, Bank of New Hampshire, Trahan’s Cleaning Service, Peabody & Smith Realty & Littleton Bike and Fitness.  
 

In terms of the event itself, we are going to use this page to turn this into a virtual event. We invite you to please take a picture of your own carved pumpkins and share it on the “Gathering of Jack O’Lanterns” Facebook Event page, as we pivot to a safe, virtual event. Feel free to use the hashtag: #gatheringofthejackolanterns. 


We hope when we can return to large, in person events in the future, we’ll see you again, in person. 
Thank you, 

Dave Harkless ,Co-President, Mt. Eustis Ski Hill 
info@littletonbike.com  
603-444-3437  
 

Chrissy Smith ,President ,Littleton Rotary Club 
chrissy@peabodysmith.com 
603-444-0951 

Littleton resident John Hennessey was recently named by the Littleton Rotary Club this year’s recipient of its Paul Harris Fellow award. The club each year makes this award to a non-Rotarian in recognition of that person’s impressive service to the local community.

“Our Non-Rotarian Paul Harris Fellow award is given annually to someone in the community who exemplifies the major idea of Rotary – Service Above Self,” said club president Chrissy Smith. “This coveted award is named after the person who founded Rotary International over 100 years ago.”

John Hennessey has given considerable time and effort to a variety of local organizations involved in improving the quality of life in Littleton and the rest of the North Country. Hennessey has since 2013 served as Chair of the Littleton River District Redevelopment Commission. He has also contributed to his hometown as Treasurer of the Littleton Area Chamber of Commerce, board member and Treasurer for Parker Mountain Trails, and a coach for Littleton Youth Baseball and Soccer.

Among his other activities that served the local area have been as a member of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation’s North Country Advisory Board and of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Committee for the North Country. John Hennessey returned to his hometown of Littleton in 2007 to become Vice President and chief financial officer of Littleton Coin Company. He recently became its President and chief executive officer.

“The Littleton Rotary Club is pleased to be able to recognize and honor John Hennessey for all that he has done and continues to do in service to our community,” said Schuyler Sweet, chair of the club’s Paul Harris Fellow Award committee. “One obvious example is his strong leadership of Littleton’s River District Commission that is continuing to make possible several major improvements for the community on both sides of the river.”

The Littleton Rotary Club initiated its Non-Rotarian Honorable Paul Harris Fellowship Award in 1985 and each year since then has honored a deserving individual from the local area. The club donates $1.000 to the Rotary International Foundation each year in the name of each of the honorees.

Because of Covid-19, the club’s usual presentation of this award at its annual meeting was not possible this year because members are only gathering online via Zoom. The recent remote presentation of the award to John Hennessey by Schuyler Sweet can be viewed here and at the club’s Facebook page.

The Littleton Rotary Club supports programs for youth, scholarships and other critical issues that impact local communities, as well as Rotary International programs throughout the world. More information about Littleton Rotary can be found at its website www.littletonnhrotary.org or by contacting a member of the club.
On Saturday October 26, 2019 we cooked up our famous Rotary Spuds, Hot Dogs and Bob's Award Winning Chilli at the Gathering of the Jack-O-Lanterns along the Ammonoosuc River. After our rainy frigid day last year at this event the weather was more enjoyable this year. We were graciously invited into the Senior Center this year where we cooked up our famous spuds, hot dogs and award winning chili. Several of our Rotarians were there to help and to serve out this delicious food. 
Keep your eyes out for us at your local events.
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The North Country Day of Caring is September 22, 2021 this year!  Please let us know if you would like to participate by completing the attached registration form!
 
Our North Country project this year will be at Copper Cannon Camp in Bethlehem.  Full and half day volunteer opportunities will be available.  Projects will include preparing the camp for the winter season, painting, cleaning, garden work, light carpentry and much more! 
 
The day will kick off with breakfast at the camp at 8:00 am followed by project work from 9:00 am -12:00 pm.  Copper Cannon will be hosting a lunch for volunteers from 12:00-1:00 pm followed by more project work from 1:00-4:00 pm.
The Littleton Rotary Club is proud to announce that after taking a year off due to the pandemic, we are back ready to hold another auction to raise funds for scholarships!  Our live-feed, all virtual event will be held May 27th from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm with a welcome from club representatives, some history about the club and the auction, and then we jump right into the auction! To register for the event, please email littletonnhrotary@gmail.com to receive a link to log into the event once we get closer.