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Service Above Self

We meet In Person & Online
Wednesdays at 12:15 PM
Goss Building
121 Broadway
Dover, NH 03820
United States of America
We are hosting hybrid lunch meetings at 121 Broadway in Dover on Wednesdays: 12:15-1:30 in the first-floor conference room. Guests are always welcome! Email me for the zoom link macheney@comcast
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The Rotary Club of Dover presented the Dover Middle School Student of the Month award for April to 8th grader, Kennedy Blair. 
Here is just one of the overwhelming comments from the school: This exceptional student is a member of Student Council and consistently attends meetings and advocates for others.  She is a strong leader and genuinely wants to make a difference. She is smart, empathetic and sweet.  She is very deserving of this honor!    
Congratulations to Cam LaChance, Student of the Month for February at the Dover Middle School. He was recognized by members of the Rotary Club of Dover. Cam started the Card Club to get his fellow students involved and actively participating in a fun activity during COVID. Sharing in his achievement award was his mother and grandfather. Congratulations on an award well deserved.
The Rotary Club of Dover, NH presented a $1,000 check on March 9, 2023 to Southern New Hampshire Ukulele Group to support their Ukulele Kids Club, a registered charity dedicated to bringing the healing gift of music to hospitalized children. The check was presented by Dover Rotarian Cate Rafferty at the weekly Rotary gathering at the Dover Bingo Center. Rafferty noted the funds will benefit kids and their families in difficult situations by proving the therapeutic effect of music, as well as ukuleles the children can bring home.   

              Accepting on behalf of the Ukulele Kids Club, June Pinkham, one of the organizers of the Southern NH Ukulele Group, said, “I have witnessed first-hand how music therapy soothes patients.  I’ve seen how it relaxes them and makes them more receptive to treatment.  It’s amazing.  We are honored to accept this generous donation on behalf of the UKC.” 

Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Dover decorated a 6 ft. tree in December as part of the Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce Festival of Trees silent auction fundraiser. This year's theme was "Games" - both old and new - including Uno, Monopoly and bingo ornaments and the amazing Trivial Pursuit topper.
The Rotary Club of Dover distributed the club’s Kid’s Closet healthy snacks to all the local elementary schools so the teachers can have them on hand for the students in their classrooms.
Looking forward to continuing our partnership to help the kids in our schools and in the community.
Welcome to our newest Rotarian, Teresa Robison to the Rotary Club of Dover. Teresa was officially admitted by Past President, Jim Munro and and pinned by next year’s President, Kathy Fink. We’re delighted to have you, Teresa, especially as we celebrate our100th Rotary year in 2024.
An amazing night out with our fellow Rotary Club of Dover Rotarians and their guests to see the musical, Bye Bye Birdie with music director and Dover Rotarian, Kathy Fink.
We were up and at the Rotary Gardens to remove the flowers and plants as we prepare the gardens for the cold weather. Look for us again in the Spring 🪴
Members of the Rotary Club of Dover including Gregg Dowty, Melissa Lesniak, Jonathan Nichols, and Nick Pelman presented $5000.00 in gift cards as part of the Rotary Club of Dover - Kid's Closet project.

The gift cards were presented to Dover High School staff members including Principal Peter Driscoll, Social Worker Donna Berchulski, Director of Guidance Carolyn Schwarz, and Guidance Counselors serving students throughout the school.
Last week, members of the Rotary Club of Dover including Gregg Dowty, Melissa Lesniak, Jonathan Nichols, Noreen Biehl, and Nathania Sitiwatjans presented $3500.00 in gift cards as part of the Rotary Club of Dover - Kid's Closet project.
The gift cards were presented to Dover Middle School staff members including Mary Calhoun, Joan Breault, Charles Antwon, and Caitlyn Fogg serving students throughout the school.
It may have been a little cold, yet the Dover High School Interact students partnered with the Rotary Club of Dover to host our 3rd Annual Rotary & DHS Interact "SHRED IT" Shredding Event!
We greeted those looking to shred their documents and then thanked them for supporting the Interact fundraiser to help 15 girls through the Heifer International program to be able to attend school. 
Thank you to EVERYONE who volunteered, donated the snacks, and dropped off their documents to be shredded 
(l-r) Rotarians Phil Rinaldi, Gregg Dowty and Noreen Biehl present gift cards to the DHA team: Tim Granfield, Board Chair; Michele Bourasso, Family Self Sufficiency Specialist; Roxanne Osgood, Family and LIHTC Housing Specialist, Becky Daniels, Housing Choice Voucher Specialist and Exec. Director Ryan Crosby.
Students participating in the Seymour Osman Community Center’s After School Program at Dover Housing Authority will receive gift cards to purchase school clothes and supplies thanks to a donation from the Rotary Club of Dover, NH.  The program will provide Walmart and Target gift cards for approximately 100 elementary, middle and high school students.
DHA Exec. Director Ryan Crosby was grateful for the donation. “Thank you very much—and please pass our thanks along to the entire Dover Rotary membership for the generous contribution of $10,000 in gift cards. This is an amazing opportunity to help our neighborhood children.”
Rotarian Gregg Dowty noted the Rotary Club of Dover has donated supplies and gift cards for several years to DHA and recently funded another program to provide snacks for needy students in all of Dover’s public elementary schools.  “We are currently working with Dover school officials to determine where other needs exist and how our Rotary club may contribute. Our goal is to help students learn in every way possible.”
The Rotary Club of Dover President Megan Keil welcomed our newest members, Nathania Sitiwatijana of TD Bank and Jonathan Nichols of the Woodman Museum to the club (above) and Michael Day of the Woodman Museum ( below)  Doing Good. Very Good.
The Rotary Club of Dover NH beat the rain and hosted its Annual Dover Rotary Golf Tournament on Monday, June 27, 2022. 
This year's tournament supports our Scholarship Program and new Vocational Training & Tools Grant.
Thank you to all who sponsored, volunteered, and played.
Only a few days left to sign up and play at the beautiful Cochecho Country Club in Dover, NH
Thank you to our sponsors for supporting this year's annual Charities Golf Tournament on June 27, 2022. Haven't signed up yet? Visit our golf website to register: 
Dover Rotary Golf Sponsors 2022
Major Sponsors ($1,500 level) 
  • Shaheen and Gordon 
  • Gateway Retirement Solutions 
  • Eastern Bank
  • First Seacoast Bank
Beverage Cart ($275)
  • Tri City Autos
  • Bank of NH 
  • Profile Bank 
Closest to the Pin ($250)
  • Harvey Bernier
  • John Hopkins (Bellamy Fields)
Hole Sponsors ($175)
  • Edward Jones / Nick Pellman
  • Community Action Partnership / Betsey Andrews Parker
  • “Thank you for your service” from Bob Lapoint – Korea & Phil Rinaldi – Viet Nam.
  • RBC Management / Rob Boulanger
  • Jim Munro
  • Wyskiel, Boc, Tillinghast and Bolduc
  • Keller Williams Coastal Realty / Melissa Lesniak
  • Harvey Bernier
  • R.M. Davis
  • DF Richard
  • Bank of NH
  • Raiche & Co
  • Harvey Bernier $75
  • Robinson, Boesch, Sennott & Daly P.A./ Andrea Sennott $150
President Jim Munro welcomes Dave Keslar as the newest member. 
Dave has wanted to connect more closely to the Dover community and was impressed with the spirit of the club and what it does in the community. Welcome, Dave!
“No one can do it alone.”
Congratulations to Noreen Biehl as she was honored last evening as the “Citizen of the Year” at the Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce - Annual Awards Gala 2022 and celebrated her achievements that she has accomplished with her family, work at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, Rotary Club of Dover, and the Dover community.
The Annual Awards Dinner recognizes recipients of Business of the Year, Nonprofit of the Year, Citizen of the Year, Community Arts Champion, Educator of the Year.

“Help Wanted” banners ripple in the winds along Seacoast streets and shopping plazas, urging workers to apply, while some of the hardest to fill openings remain vacant due to a lack of training or the skills necessary to meet job requirements. In some cases, lacking the tools of the trade may prohibit earnest workers from employment. To acquire or upgrade skills in a chosen vocation, the Rotary Club of Dover, NH, developed a Vocational Training & Tools (VT&T) financial assistance grant program for individuals who live or work in Dover, NH. 

The first recipient of the grant, Victor Steinberg, expressed his gratitude recently in a note to Jim Munro, President of Dover, NH’s Rotary:  

Thank you for the grant to purchase tools as I “retool” as an auto mechanic and expand my ability to service vehicles and learn a new skill. The grant for the support of tradesmen is much appreciated. A special thank you to Ron Richard for establishing this grant and his understanding of these challenges.

According to Ron Richard, Chairman of Rotary’s VT&T Committee, the effort is the result of a collaboration with Dover Adult Learning Center, Dover H.S.’s Career & Technical program and Community Action Partnership of Strafford County.