Rotary Club of Milford, NH
We meet Wednesdays at 12:15 PM
Milford Community House
5 Union St. ~ PO Box 618Milford, NH 03055United States
Bridges and Rotary to Host Fundraising Cocktail Event
Milford Rotary Club Assists in Organizing First Time Event at the
Boys & Girls Club of the Souhegan Valley
MILFORD, NH – Bridges, a Nashua-based domestic and sexual violence support group, and the Milford Rotary Club have teamed up to organize and host an informational cocktail and fundraising reception at the Amato Theater at the Boys and Girls Club of the Souhegan Valley May 22nd, 2013 at 6:30 PM. The event is free to attend and will feature testimonials from Bridges clients who will share their experiences of survival and of the impact of Bridges in their personal situations.
The event will mirror a similar annual event to be held in Nashua for the seventh time on May 15th at the Crowne Plaza hotel. This will be the first time Bridges has hosted such an event in Milford and the proceeds will be used to support the work of Bridges’ Milford office on Elm Street in Milford. Guests will be treated to complimentary hors d’oeuvres and other treats and a cash bar will be available.
“We are very excited to bring this event to Milford and help tell Bridges story while raising money for our Milford office,” said Pam Auer, Development Director for Bridges. “Our Nashua event raised over $100,000 from over 350 guests. The event had grown to the point where we thought we may need to find a new location to grow. Thankfully, the Milford Rotary Club agreed to help us put on a Milford version this year.”
“The Milford Rotary Club recently made a multi-year financial commitment totaling $30,000 to build their Rosebush Endowment, but we also wanted to do something more hands-on,” said Ryan Hansen, President of the Milford Rotary Club. “As part of our commitment, the club is working with Bridges to increase public awareness and understanding about their organization and services. Unfortunately, Bridges is a much needed community resource in our area. If we can help Bridges to break the cycle of violence that exists, we will see a reduction in so many other areas of need that stem from an unstable or dangerous home life.”
Anyone interested in attending this free event can RSVP to Ryan Hansen at firstname.lastname@example.org or (603) 672-7599 or to Pamela Auer at email@example.com or (603) 889-0858 ext. 214. For more information about Bridges, please visit www.bridgesnh.org
Interested in taking a chance to win some cash, in getting some great coupons from local businesses, and in helping the Milford Rotary Club raise funds for its charitable giving and scholarship programs that help many local nonprofit organizations, community groups and students?
Milford Rotary’s annual raffle ticket sale begins this week and it’s a win-win-win proposition thanks to our generous ticket sponsors – the Copper Door, H2O Disposal Services, Valvoline of Milford, and Black Dawg Sealcoating!
This raffle is part of Milford Rotary’s annual 100 Holes of Golf in One Day Tournament and we are also looking for golfers and sponsors! For more information please visit www.Golf100Holes.com or contact any Milford Rotarian.
Milford businessman and Bedford resident, David Hammer was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow at a recent meeting of the Milford Rotary Club. This honor acknowledged Hammer’s financial contribution to the Rotary Foundation, and highlighted his contributions to the Milford Rotary Club and community service work. Named for the founder of Rotary International, the Paul Harris Fellow is one of the most prestigious honors presented by Rotary.
President Ryan Hansen congratulates David Hammer as Dave's wife Audrey looks on.
Milford Rotary welcomed another new member on April 10th - Robert "Rob" Keller.
As pictured above, Past President Doug Rupert officiated and President Ryan Hansen, Rob's sponsor, assisted in the induction ceremony. Rob is a financial advisor with UBS. He and his family live in Wilton Center where they are restoring one of the historic homes just down the road from Andy's Summer Playhouse. Restoration seems to be in their blood - Rob and his wife Christine previously restored the Owen Fisk home on Union St in Milford. As many will recall, Owen Fisk, father of current member Richard Fisk, was a longtime Milford Rotarian. Welcome Rob!
According to the club's electronic files, April 1st was a BIG day! It marked the 44th anniversary of Mel Reever becoming a Milford Rotarian. Soon after joining the club in 1969, Mel served as our President from 1972 to 1973. Below are some then and now photos. Big Mel still has that devilish twinkle in his eye and is always ready for a hearty laugh. Congratulations Mel and thank you for your years of service above self!
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