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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
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Pictured from left to right are Past District Governors Sandy McGonagle, Alley Boucher, Pete Powers, Harry, Tony Gilmore and Chris Parkinson.

Harry Meinzer is Hopkinton Rotary’s newest Honorary member.  The honor was bestowed at the Club’s August 2, 2017 meeting in recognition of Harry’s exemplary service to the Club.  “Uncle Harry” was a Charter member of the Club and served in many leadership positions over the years, including that of President in 2000-2001.  Harry was also presented with a special presentation commemorating his years of service to the community, which included volunteering with Dial-a-Ride, the Slusser Center and VFW. Five past District Governors were in attendance, a measure of the high regard in which Harry is held by so many.

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.
 
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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.
 
 
Speakers
Sara Persechino
Feb 21, 2018
Marsy's Law
Club Assembly
Feb 28, 2018
Steve Chamberlain
Mar 07, 2018
School Budget/Warrant
Neal Cass/Ken Traum/Bob Gerseny
Mar 14, 2018
Town Budget/Warrant
Club Assembly
Mar 28, 2018
Mike Ciardelli, Milford Rotary Club
Apr 11, 2018
Milford Rotary Centennial Park
 
 

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