Posted by Janet Langdell on Jul 09, 2014
On June 10th, Phatsuda Somsuk (aka Jenny), our 2014 inbound Rotary Exchange Student, headed to Boston for her trip home to Pak Kret (city) Nonthaburi (province) Thailand. Jenny had a fantastic year here in the Souhegan Valley. In addition to the day-to-day fun, she had the opportunity to travel and see many parts of our country including a trip to California. As Cy noted, Jenny frequenlty extended a helping hand when needed to her fellow exchange students. Jenny's year abroad was enriched and facilitated by her three wonderful host families - The Spalding, Drew and Opre Families - and her "Rotary guides" Doug Rupert and Cy Thibault. MIlford Rotary very fortunate to have such an outstanding young women participate in the Rotary Youth Exchange and we hope she will visit again. For more photos click the "More..." below.
Posted by Janet Langdell on Jul 11, 2014
Many thanks to Maggie Gelbwaks, Past President Julie Whitcomb's daughter, for sharing this great photo on Facebook. Maggie came across a Rotary Wheel on top of Mtount Evans (a 14,000+ foot peak) in Clear Creek County, Colorado. Do you know what this monument represents? To lean more, click here. For some additional photos including the monument's interesting base, click here.
Mt. Evans Rotary Peace Memorial placed there by the Rotarians of District 113 (Now D5450) in 1941 in honor of the Rotary International convention that was hosted by Denver Rotary in June 1941.
Posted by Janet Langdell on Jul 07, 2014
On Wednesday July 2nd, Milford Rotarian Paula Telage had the opportunity to visit the Zurich Rotary Club - the only English speaking Rotary Club in Switzerland . As pictured below, she exchanged our Milford Rotary Club banner with the incoming President of the Zurich club Flavio Calligaris-Maibach. According to Paula, the Zurich Rotarians were excited when she mentioned that we might be able to link their website to ours and post this picture. Their club website is: Rotary - RC Zurich Belvoir International - Einstiegsseite - Distrikt 2000
Paula wrote "They could not have been nicer! Aaron and I joined them for a 7pm dinner meeting at the gorgeous Belvoirpark Restaurant where we dined under crystal chandeliers and enjoyed their very warm and welcoming company. They recently held their Run4Change fundraiser which raised 40,000 francs (about $44,000) for their international charity, the St. Jude India ChildCare Centres."
Posted by Janet Langdell on Jul 06, 2014
Posted by Janet Langdell on Jun 25, 2014
Once again Past President Chris Rogers presided over the annual induction of our club's officers and directors. As Chris noted "I have done this 23 or 24 times and am honored each time I am asked (to conduct the induction ceremony)." Assisting Chris were numerous past presidents including Alec Buchanan, Bill McNamara, Jay Dinkel, Julie Whitcomb, and Betsey White. Many thanks were extended to our "new" Past President John Siemienowicz for a job well done, to our departing Board members, and to members who have stepped up to serve again on the Board including Michelle Sampson and Past Presidents Fitz Fitzgerald and Colleen Moynihan. The atmosphere was rich in fellowship and goodwill as we start the 65th year of Service Above Self under the Milford Rotary Club banner.
MRC's 2014-2015 Board of Directors
President - Rick Boyd
President Elect - Cynthia Dokmo
Vice President- Ken Fordham
Secretary and Assistant Secretary - Colleen Moynihan and Tom Quinn
Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer - Claudine Hessmer-Husainy and Paula Telage
Directors continuing for another year: Carl Michaud, Michelle Sampson and Chris Nervik
Directors inducted for new two-year terms: Fitz Fitzgerald,Tom Grella, and Sheila Sturm
Sergeant-at-Arms - Tim Finan
Past President - John Siemienowicz (ex-officio member)
Posted by Janet Langdell on Jun 25, 2014
The June 25th meeting was full of recognitions and pinnings. With only five days left of his term, DG David Hoopes dropped in for lunch to make a special Paul Harris Fellow presentation to David Sturm. This is David's second Paul Harris Fellow and was presented in honor of his good work and dedication to Rotary. In addition, David was instrumental in organizing this year's district conference.
Posted by Colleen Moynihan