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Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 7:15 AM
Congregational Parish House
1548 Hopkinton Road
Hopkinton, NH  03229
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Hopkinton Rotary Donation to Town Fuel Fund November 2015At the November 4 Club meeting, Mike Byrne presented Marilyn Ceriello-Bresaw with a $2,000 donation for theTown of Hopkinton’s Fuel Fund.  The Fund is entirely supported by donations and provides families and individuals with oil and propane during the cold winter months. Ceriello-Bresaw, the Town's Human Resources Coordinator, says contributions are extremely important as federal funding continues to be cut every year.  "Thankfully, the cost of propane and oil has come down this year," she said.  According to Ceriello-Bresaw, over 40 families received assistance from the Fund in 2015. 
Club members also help with fuel assistance through volunteer activities with the Sean Powers Wood Bank and the annual Contoocook Carry Triathalon event.
We believe in the motto of the Fuel Fund, said Michael Byrne in presenting the donation. “It is ‘no neighbor should be cold,’ and it aligns with our Club’s many efforts to make the community a better place to live, work and raise a family,” Byrne stated.
The Club directly contributed $1,000 and received a grant of $1,000 from Rotary District 7870. Club President James Newsom commended Byrne for his successful grant application and stated, “This is just one example of how our members exemplify the Rotary motto of “Service above Self.”
The Hopkinton Rotary makes annual contributions of $20,000 or more, mostly to local initiatives like the Wood Bank and Food Pantry and to college scholarships for High School seniors.

Hopkinton Rotary is holding its annual Banks Cheverolet Scholarship Golf Tournament on Juy 27 at Concord Country Club. The tournament has been an annual event since 1998. All proceeds go to support scholarships for Hopkinton youth. There are two ways to sign up to play and support this event. Starting on July 13 you can sign up and pay online at: http://birdeasepro.com/BanksRotaryTourney 
or for you traditionalists a paper registration is available as well:
Hope to see you there!



Call for Nominations
During 2015, the Town’s 250th Anniversary Year, Hopkinton Rotary will recognize an outstanding citizen who
exemplifies Rotary’s motto “Service above Self.”  The Outstanding Citizen will be announced and recognized at a special Rotary function to be held in June 2015.
Nomination Criteria
The individual should live or operate a business in the Town of Hopkinton, and his/her activities should be centered in the area.  Recognition is being given for leadership and performance in several areas of community service over a period of years.  Nominations are being sought for individuals from all walks of life.
Nomination Procedure and Rules
Please submit an individual for consideration by email or mail with a short letter of explanation and recommendation about why the nominee fulfills the following criteria: 
  • Exemplifies the Rotary motto “Service above Self.”
  • Has demonstrated leadership and performance in several areas of community service over a number of years.
  • Has contributed to the general benefit of the community as a whole.
All nominations will be kept confidential.
The Award will not be given posthumously.
No member of the Hopkinton Rotary Club or seated elected official will be eligible for consideration as an Outstanding Citizen.
Please submit your nominations for Outstanding Citizen by May 15, 2015:
By mail:  Outstanding Citizen, Hopkinton Rotary, P.O. Box 243, Contoocook, NH  03229
Please feel free to address any questions to Chair Pete Powers at 746-4379 or e-mail Gayle Kimball at gaylekimballjd@gmail.com .


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