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Hopkinton

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We meet Wednesdays at 7:15 AM
Congregational Parish House
1548 Hopkinton Road
Hopkinton, NH  03229
United States
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When Dave Feller first heard Venu Rao of the Hollis Brookfield Club talk about his vision for clean water for the urban slums of Bangalore, India last year, Dave knew the members of Hopkinton Rotary would want to take part.  And he was right. Our $5,000 donation to the project, one of the first in District 7870, was instrumental to securing a District match, and then additional monies from the Rotary Foundation.  The $187,500 project is now well underway and will result in the construction of seven water health centers in Bangalore, bringing safe water to over 100,000 people living in the urban slums.
 
water health centers in bangalore india
 
AG Gerry Youngman is pictured above (third from the left), along with DG Dennis McMahon and his wife, in front of a Water Health Center during a visit to Bangalore last spring.
 
It took over a year to attain the 25 members required by Rotary International for a charter, but thanks to the enthusiasm and dedication of founder Russ Hilliard, The Rotary Club of Hopkinton, NH came into being on August 1, 1996. Helping Russ in this endeavor were Special Representatives PDG John Lyford of Bow Rotary and the late Phil La Rosa of Henniker Rotary. Early on, the club met at the former Horseshoe Tavern, but later moved to the Parish House of the First Congregational Church of Hopkinton. The club was able to hire Sandy Bartlett as our caterer and she has been serving the club delicious breakfasts ever since. Our membership grew steadily over the years and we currently average 40 Rotarians.
Hopkinton Rotary celebrates its Twentieth Charter Anniversary during 2016. The Club's official charter date is August 1, 1996.  Bow and Henniker Rotary Clubs were the sponsoring clubs.  Russell Hilliard was the first President, and founding members of the Club include active members David Feller, Sandra Heino, Harry Meinzer, Linda Morris, Peter Powers, Anthony Walker and honorary member Jack Porter.
 
PDG Pete Powers has written some highlights of the accomplishments of Hopkinton Rotary during its first 20 years.
 
 
Speakers
Sandy Heino & Tony Walker-Rotary Moments
Mar 29, 2017
Club Assembly/Interact Students to share about trip to Nicaragua
Tom Walton
Apr 05, 2017
Topic discussion on fitness and health
Hopkinton/John Stark Robotics Team 1922 OzRam
Apr 12, 2017
Will discuss this year's game, answer questions and demonstrate the robot-Tin Man XII
Past District Governor Tony Gilmore
Apr 19, 2017
Discussion of his recent trip to India
Allison Morris-Member of District GSE team
May 03, 2017
Will speak on her trip to India
 
 

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