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Weekly Lunch Meetings

Nashua West
Tuesday's 12:00pm / One evening meeting per month usually 4th Tuesday /5-7 pm
Courtyard Marriott Nashua
2200 Southwood Drive
Nashua, NH  03063
United States
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Vice President
Assistant Secretary/Treasurer
Immediate Past President
Mailing Address
Rotary Club of Nashua West
PO Box 75
Nashua, NH 03061
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Nashua Rotary West is having the first annual Nashua Duck Derby on October 13th, 2018. 1,000's of little yelllow ducklings will be released into the Nashua River from Front Street and the first ducks to cross the finish line 500' away near the Main Street bridge will win prizes!

Purchase your racing ducks here

Come and watch your ducks race from the Main St. bridge.

The ducks will be launched from Front St. Nashua into the Nashua river and begin racing at 2:00pm. The first 3 ducks through the finish line win the race! 

With the end of the of the Rotary year our club members would like to give a big THANK YOU to Marie Mayotte for leading our club to another very successful year.
And a big welcome to our incoming president Kim Reagan.
The 2018 Father's day weekend hosted another successful Ribfest.
Here's an article from WRUR:
Thousands enjoy barbecue, entertainment at Rock'n Ribfest

Rock’n Ribfest in Merrimack draws huge crowds hungry for barbecue every year, but for the first time, this year’s festivalgoers also saw a couple say, “I do.”

For regular Ribfest-goers, the food, drink and entertainment are the main draw.

“Love it,” said Nashua resident Donna Marshall, who was among the thousands at the event at the Anheuser-Busch brewery. “Gets better every year.”

“The weather's always good,” said Brittany Bellew, of Londonderry. “The band's great. It's really fun.”

“We had a great time and we're just enjoying the food and the beer here,” said Rebecca Howard, of Manchester. “It's a good time.”

People said the wait in line was worth it to eat some of the best barbecue in New Hampshire.

“Ribs, chicken, potato salad – I like trying all the different rib shacks every time I come, and they've all been good so far,” Laurie Bachelder, of Nashua.

Frank and Christine Cantwell have been attending Ribfest together for eight years, and love it so much, they decided to get married at the event.

“We don't want to do a traditional wedding,” Frank said. “We don't want all the thrills. We want to do something interesting and different. She said, ‘What about Ribfest?’ That's great. They've got everything here – ribs, music.”

A small wedding with family, friends and their favorite food is all they needed.

“I don't feel 1 ounce of stress,” Frank said. “I feel great.”

For others at Ribfest Sunday, it was the perfect way to spend Father’s Day.

“Food and beer – what more can you ask for?” said Merrimack resident Scott Saucier.

One of the highlights of this year’s District Conference in Burlington on June 1, 2 and 3 was the chance to meet Dr. 
Sylvia Whitlock and hear her story about how women became eligible to join Rotary.  She was on the front lines of the battle 
with Rotary International back in the 1980's.  She went on to become the President of her Rotary Club and then became the first woman District Governor in Rotary.  Without Dr. 
Whitlock and her colleagues’ willingness to take on RI there is absolutely no question that Rotary would not be the dynamic worldwide organization that it is today.  Come to 
Burlington to hear her story first hand.
Well, we are off and running for the new year.  I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable holiday season.  I am sure that the bitter cold weather has been a challenge for many of us, even for us old timers who have been through many northern New England winters.   Since my last newsletter Mary and I have had the honor of visiting several of the clubs in our area for special events.  Because of the driving conditions we have not ventured too far from home.  We did manage to get over the hill to Ludlow to join them at their holiday celebration dinner.  I also made to White River Rotary Christmas luncheon and we made it to the Charlestown Rotary dinner.  We had a great time, as always, and really enjoyed the time we were able to spend with our fellow Rotarians.  Over the course of the next month I am scheduled to do a “Rotary Cares” television spot in Brattleboro, visit the Brattleboro Rotary Club; we will be joining the Bellows Falls club for a special meeting and going to Manchester NH for a fund raising event with the Queen City Rotary Club.  Those are just the ones I know about right now, but I am sure that more will come up.  I have been working hard with my District Conference Committee and coordinating with the District 7980 Committee pulling together the Joint District Conference scheduled for Burlington on June 1, 2 and 3.  We have two 
dynamic speakers lined up.  More about them in later newsletters.  By the time you read this the registration will have gone live and I hope that you go on our District website and get signed up 
for the conference. 

 On January 22nd, our District Visioning team is scheduled to do a visioning exercise with the Windsor Rotary Club.  I have personally been involved with Visioning exercises with four clubs 
in the District as a member of the Visioning team.  I am looking forward to participating in this next one as a member of my own club.  If your club has not done a Visioning you should 
really consider doing one.  It is a great way for a club to focus on what is important to the club and its members to make their communities a better place to live.  Please be well and be safe out there. 
Jon Springer 
District Governor 2017-2018 
District 7870
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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.
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Upcoming Events
Joint Meeting with Nashua Club / World Polo Week
Oct 22, 2018
Monday not Tuesday! World Polio Week / Meeting at the Nashua Country Club
Jan Valuk
Oct 30, 2018
CPR refresher
Frannie Greenburg
Nov 06, 2018
Mealstone Wildlife Rescue Center
Kim Kleiner
Nov 13, 2018
Arlington Street Community Center
Parker Thornton
Nov 20, 2018
Inclusive Healthcare
Meghan Brady and Melissa Ballard Sullivan
Nov 27, 2018
Meals on Wheels
No lunch Meeting, Holiday Party in the evening
Dec 11, 2018
Join us for this Fun Fellowship!
End 68 hours of hunger
Dec 18, 2018
End 68 hours of hunger
No meeting today / Merry Christmas!
Dec 25, 2018
No meeting today
No meeting today - Happy New Year!
Jan 01, 2019
No meeting today
Donna Arias
Jan 08, 2019
White elephant yankee swap
Upcoming Events
October 2018