Club Information

Weekly Lunch Meetings

Nashua West
We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Crowne Plaza Hotel
2 Somerset Pkwy
Nashua, NH  03063
United States
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Vice President
Assistant Secretary & Treasurer
Sergeant at Arms
Immediate Past President
Membership Committee Chair
Community Projects Chair
Scholarship Committee Chair
Programs and Speakers
Ribfest Committee Chair
Mailing Address
Rotary Club of Nashua West
PO Box 75
Nashua, NH 03061
Welcome to the Rotary Club of Nashua West
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Join us at the Crowne Plaza in Nashua on Monday Oct. 24th 2016 for World Polio Day.

There will not be a Nashua West Rotary meeting on Tues Oct. 25th.

2016 World Polio Day. 24 October 2016. World Polio Day was established by Rotary International over a decade ago to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk, who led the first team to develop a vaccine against poliomyelitis.



Medicare Choices - Brian Lavoie
Brian Lavoie will attempt to demystify the various Medicare programs. He will focus on the choices that every person must make, when those elections can be made or changed, and why EVERYONE should understand these options, regardless of age.
Brian is the owner of Lavoie Wealth Management.  For 14 years, he has been advocating for and consulting with families, businesses, and nonprofit organizations on their various financial needs, helping them to grow, protect, and distribute their wealth.  This includes advising families in the areas of retirement, estate, college, long-term care, and general insurance planning.  He works with his business clients on their retirement plans and group benefits and his nonprofit clients on managing and distributing income from their endowments.
Brian has a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College and a Master’s degree in Finance.  He is a Certified Financial Planner, and teaches the CFP® certification curriculum nationally to other advisors.
Brian has held board positions for the Friends the Cancer Center at Dartmouth Hitchcock, Symphony NH, the Greater Nashua Medical Reserve Corps, and IUGO - Nashua’s young professionals.
In 2013 Brian was named one of New Hampshire’s top 40 under the age of forty making NH a better place to live.
Brian has been a proud member of Rotary West for almost 7 years.

Kathy Hersch  City Arts Nashua - President
Kathy Hersh, President of City Arts Nashua, will present about City Arts Nashua’s programs, including Art Walk, the Art Awards Luncheon, the mural restoration program and the Sculpture Symposium. She will also include pics of unique arts projects from cities around the world.
Dennis was raised in the small town of Groveton, NH. He left there in 1964 to attend the  University of NH. After his freshman year he enlisted in the US Army and was released from  active duty as a Staff Sergeant in August 1969. He continued his education through the U. of  Maryland while in the service. After his discharge, while working full-time he attended Northeastern, UVM, UNH, and Granite State College -where he received a BS in Business Administration in 1982. He joined Digital Equipment Corp. (DEC) in 1978 as a Software Specialist and progressed through technical support, marketing, and product management, into engineering management, becoming Group Manager of DEC’s Security Products Engineering Group. He retired in 2003.

Chief Stephen Galipeau

Nashua Fire Department

The August 23rd meeting program will be presented by Nashua Fire Department Chief Stephen Galipeau. Chief Galipeau will speak to the club about "hot" topics that the Fire Department wants to educate the community about, such as: location of gas grills and the dry conditions and how to keep your home safe.He'll provide a background on the Nashua Fire Department and also approach the subject of heating season, though none of us are ready to think about that! 


Nik will talk to us about the new fads of technology: Pokemon--what is this craze and how is it affecting you? He'll also speak to other trends coming up in technology and what to be ready for!

Speaker Name:      Don Kingsberry
Business Title:       Deputy Director, EPMO Leader
Company Name:    Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Presentation Title:The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Carol Eyman will talk about the Nashua library meeting room construction project; the Nashua Reads/One City, One Book program; Literacy initiatives including Nashua Goes Back to School Night, 1000 Books Before Kindergarten, Babies and Books; Museum passes; Technology assistance and training and upcoming events at the library. 

Learn More About Rotary

Rotary International

Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

In more than 160 countries worldwide, approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 30,000 Rotary clubs.


Rotary club membership represents a cross-section of the community's business and professional men and women. The world's Rotary clubs meet weekly and are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds.


The main objective of Rotary is service — in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world. Rotarians develop community service projects that address many of today's most critical issues, such as children at risk, poverty and hunger, the environment, illiteracy, and violence. They also support programs for youth, educational opportunities and international exchanges for students, teachers, and other professionals, and vocational and career development. The Rotary motto is Service Above Self.

Although Rotary clubs develop autonomous service programs, all Rotarians worldwide are united in a campaign for the global eradication of polio. In the 1980s, Rotarians raised US$240 million to immunize the children of the world; by 2005, Rotary's centenary year and the target date for the certification of a polio-free world, the PolioPlus program will have contributed US$500 million to this cause. In addition, Rotary has provided an army of volunteers to promote and assist at national immunization days in polio-endemic countries around the world.

Please use the links on the right side of this window to learn more about Rotary International.


Rotary Club of Nashua West

The Rotary Club of Nashua West is a group of like-minded professionals dedicated to serving others less fortunate than ourselves.  We aspire to the ideals of Rotary, including Service Above Self and the 4-way test.
Our membership includes over 90 business owners, executives and professionals from the Nashua area. 
Our major fundraising activity is our Rock'n Ribfest.  This 3-day event attracts people from all over Southern NH and Northern MA for a weekend of lip smacking rib tasting and general outdoor entertainment.  During the 3 days, we entertain over 35,000 people.
The funds we raise from our fundraising activities directly support over 40 local non-profit service organization, over 10 Post-High School educational scholarships, various regional projects, and international efforts for Pure Water and Polio Plus.

Some of our other Fellowship and Service activities include:

Spaghetti City
Hats & Mittens for school children
Christmas Gifts for local children
Books for local children & adults
Books for Women Prison inmates to read and record for their children
Christmas Dinner Baskets for local residents
While working hard to support those in need, we also have fun in fellowship.  Our weekly meetings are full of fun and information.  Many of our fundraising events are also fellowship events and there's even an occasional party for our members to congregate.
Father's Day Weekend 2017
Website Sponsors
Nov 01, 2016
Chief Andrew Lavoie
Nashua Police Dept
Nov 08, 2016
Paul Shea
Great American Downtown
Nov 15, 2016
Grant Welker
"We Are Market Basket"
Nov 22, 2016
Helen Honorow
Rotary Community Awards
Nov 29, 2016
Dec 06, 2016
Carl Soderberg
Able Ebenezer
Jan 03, 2017
Morgan Andrews
USC and UNWNT U16 soccer player
Jan 31, 2017
Patrick Mulcahy
Granite State Games
Feb 21, 2017
Helen Honorow
Rotary Community Awards
Upcoming Events
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Nashua West Rotary Club Awards
Over $45,000 to Area Nonprofits
Nashua, N.H. – The Rotary Club of Nashua West announces its 2016 Community Organization Assistance Program, open to all 501(c)3 nonprofits in the greater Nashua area. Applications are due on Monday, August 29, 2016, and all funds will be awarded in November.
October 2016