Club Links

 
 

Site Pages

 
May 2017
S M T W T F S
30
01
02
04
05
06
07
08
09
11
12
13
14
15
16
18
19
20
21
22
23
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
01
02
03
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
Secretary
 
 
Board of Directors
 
Club Information

Welcome to Hopkinton Rotary's Website

Hopkinton

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 7:15 AM
Congregational Parish House
1548 Hopkinton Road
Hopkinton, NH  03229
United States
DistrictSiteIcon
District Site
VenueMap
Venue Map
 
Home Page Stories
To register for the 2017 golf tournament, please download the registration form here or contact Bob Gerseny at rpgerseny@tds.net or 746-3751
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
Len Sandler-Author of "Because of You, We Live"
May 24, 2017
An epic true story of an Incredible WWII couple
Aaron Constant-owner: Quickwater Canoe & Kayak
Jun 07, 2017
Discussion on Canoeing and Kayaking
Mary Beth McNicholas-Dir. Granite State College
Jun 21, 2017
Will speak about Masters Program at GSC
 
 

Bulletin Subscribe

Subscribe to our eBulletin and stay up to date on the latest news and events.

 
RSS
Five years since its debut, Rotary Club Central is getting a big upgrade
When we introduced Rotary Club Central in 2012, it revolutionized goal tracking and planning for clubs and districts — no more filling out paper club-planning forms or passing along boxes of historical club information every time a new leader took office. Rotary Club Central offered clubs and districts a quantifiable way to begin measuring local and global impact, specifically membership initiatives, service activities, and Rotary Foundation giving. But as with any technological advancement, in a few short years, Rotary Club Central began to show its age, and Rotarians took notice. They...
Rotary International Board adopts new zone structure
At its January 2017 meeting, the Rotary International Board of Directors adopted a new zone structure for Rotary clubs. Rotary bylaws require the Board to complete a comprehensive review of the 34 Rotary zones no less often than every eight years to ensure that each zone has an approximately equal number of Rotarians. The Board’s previous review of the zones occurred in 2008. The Board earlier approved the creation of three regional workgroups to develop rezoning proposals for Asia, Europe/Africa, and the Americas. These workgroups comprised one representative (either a current director,...
Centennial celebration honors 20 noteworthy global grant projects
Through The Rotary Foundation, Rotary members have supported thousands of projects that promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, save mothers and children, support education, and grow local economies. We’ve also led the fight to eradicate polio worldwide. As part of our celebration of the Foundation’s centennial, we’re honoring 20 global grant projects with special recognition. Learn more about the projects using our interactive map.
Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...