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Posted by Deborah Tessier
Roger Paris from the NHVH honors Memorial Day....
Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America. The first state to officially recognize the holiday was New York in 1873. By 1890 it was recognized by all of the northern states. The South refused to acknowledge the day, honoring their dead on separate days until after World War I (when the holiday changed from honoring just those who died fighting in the Civil War to honoring Americans who died fighting in any war). Memorial Day is now observed in almost every state on the last Monday in May with Congressional passage of the National Holiday Act of 1971. The “National Moment of Remembrance” resolution was passed on Dec 2000 which asks that at 3 p.m. local time, for all Americans “To voluntarily and informally observe in their own way a Moment of remembrance and respect, pausing from whatever they are doing for a moment of silence.
Posted by Deborah Tessier
on May 19, 2015
Kids Annual Fishing Derby
Congratulations to Matthew Hebert for taking first place in the kids annual fishing derby held on May 17th at the Tilton Prep School pond. This is the club's 38th year in holding the fishing derby. Over the last several years the derby has been in honor of long time Rotarians Harry Laughy and Frank Tibbetts. There were approximately 70 children ranging in ages 1 through 15 that participated in the event. Many thanks to the Rotarians who helped make this year another fun day for our community youths! Thanks also go out to our sponsors and businesses who donated raffle prizes. A special thank you to Tilton School for allowing us to use their private pond!
For more pictures of the fishing derby, please see the photo album section.
on May 18, 2015
Come by and checkout the books, hardcovers are $1.00 and paperbacks are $0.25 each or 5 for a $1.00 Sale starts today through Saturday, May 23rd!
on May 14, 2015
Please stop by Mountain Ridge Center in Franklin, NH for a yard sale taking place on June 6th from 8am - 1pm
For additional information, please contact Rotarian Jennifer Stevens, Director of Admissions.
Posted by Joe LaPlante
on Apr 04, 2015
L-R: Betty Arsenault, Chief Bob Cormier, Jack Bower, Cindy Reinartz, Barbara Blinn, Scott Finemore
T-N Little League player Jack Bower spoke to the T-N Rotary club about his years of playing in Little League and what it has taught him about sportsmanship, being a team member, and setting and meeting goals. He and coach Scott Finemore also thanked the T-N Rotary Club for being the longest running sponsor of the T-N Little League.
Rotary, USAID collaboration improves sanitation facilities in Ghana
According to a 2012 report by UNICEF and the World Health Organization, Ghana has made great strides in providing its people with clean drinking water. But access to better sanitation has lagged. Only about 14 percent of Ghanaians have access to improved facilities, compared with the 54 percent target set for 2015 by the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. Addressing the issue isn't simple, as pit latrines need emptying, toilets need maintenance, and promoting hygiene requires education. The H2O Collaboration, a partnership between Rotary and the U.S. Agency for International...
How a simple school project in India became a global grant
Two years ago, U.S. Rotary members in Maine set out to improve the education system in Bikaner, Rajasthan, an Indian city near the border of Pakistan. The Rotary Club of Kennebunk Portside chose Bikaner because club member Rohit Mehta was originally from the area and had connections there. Mehta put the club in contact with Rotarians in India to provide desks for four government-run schools. But when community leaders returned with a request for more desks, the Maine Rotarians decided they had to think bigger. The Rotary Foundation had rolled out its new grant model, which required that the...
Korean sailor makes waves for End Polio Now
Enjoying calm winds and peaceful Pacific waters, Seung Jin Kim dove off his 43-foot sailboat, the Arapani, to swim with some dolphins nearby. The serenity that day near the equator was a stark contrast to the 60 mph winds and 23-foot waves he had to fight around Cape Horn, the southern tip of South America. But Kim, a veteran sailor and member of the Rotary Club of Seokmun, in Chungcheongnam, Korea, expected such challenges when he set out in mid-October on a 25,600-mile journey around the world. In addition to fulfilling a lifelong dream, Kim is using the trip to raise awareness and funds...
Monrovia club’s Ebola fight not finished
After the first cases of Ebola reached Liberia's capital, Monrovia, last June, local Rotary members feared that the city's limited health care system wouldn't be able to contain the highly infectious, often-deadly disease. Those fears were realized when infections quickly multiplied, underscoring the speed with which Ebola can spread in an urban center. It was the first time the hemorrhagic fever had threatened a major city since it erupted in West Africa last March. Now, after months of crisis-level response, and with the number of new cases declining, club members are looking to the long...
Rotary member takes fundraising to new heights -- the summit of Mount Everest
Despite his longstanding interest in polio eradication, polio was not on Joe Pratt's mind as he prepared for a mid-April 2012 climb of Mount Everest, the highest mountain on earth. But that changed in late 2011, when the resident of Nottingham, New Hampshire, USA, participated in a polio immunization project in Pakistan with fellow Rotary member Steve Puderbaugh. Moved by the efforts of the Pakistanis to battle the crippling disease, and by the vulnerability of the young victims, Pratt reset the focus of his climbing adventure. Pakistan is one of three countries where polio has never been...