Changing of the gavel/40th Anninversary

The annual Changing of the Gavel will be held at Makris Restaurant on June 1 starting at 6:00pm. We'll also be celebrating our Club's 40th Anniversary. The price is $50.00 for non-members. Please let Peter know if you are planning on coming as seating is limited. Peter Flynn is the outgoing President and Joyce Bosse will be the incoming President for 2024-2025.
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Miss New Hampshire Visits Henniker Rotary Joyce Bosse 2024-01-07 05:00:00Z 0
In Memorium Joyce Bosse 2023-01-19 05:00:00Z 0

Order your 2024 Season Flags Today!


Flags Over Henniker and Hillsboro

Now is the time to order your flag subscriptions for the 2024 Season!       
(Subscriptions make GREAT GIFTS for that person in your life who has everything! Order a Flag to be placed in a unique location, in honor of that special someone.)
We deliver American Flags to residences and businesses all over the Henniker-Hillsboro region. With your $55 subscription, you'll be part of a wave of beautiful flags that comes and goes throughout the community on FIVE major holidays throughout Spring, Summer, and Fall.
Your subscription directly supports your local community, as all profit returns to the HARC's service area through assistance to food banks, fuel banks, academic scholarships...and much more!
Click this link now to pay with a credit or debit card:
Or, to order by mail, click here and choose "Order by Mail" to print out an order form to mail in with your check:
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Order your 2024 Season Flags Today! Nancy Annis 2021-11-19 05:00:00Z 0

Rekindling curiosity

This program is available to New Hampshire students, based on qualifications. 
Rekindling curiosity Joyce 2021-05-06 04:00:00Z 0

2021 Scholarships

available: Rosenbleethe, Burtt, and H-D are all for $2000.00 each and are for four year programs. We also offer a $1500.00 scholarship for students attending a vocational program. Applications are available under "forms" on this site The Scholarship Committee is once again offering Scholarships to High School Seniors who live in the Henniker or Hillsborough areas and/or who attend H-DHS, JSRHS, or are home schooled or attend private schools. We have a total of four Scholarshipsor at both HD and JS guidance offices. We encourage all students to apply and if you have any questions, please contact our Committee Chair, Gene Fox, at
2021 Scholarships joyce bosse 2021-03-11 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Youth Exchange Joyce Bosse 2020-08-05 04:00:00Z 0

Annual Charter Night

The Annual Charter Night returned to being a fun evening at a member's home instead of in a restaurant so we could be "socially distanced". Thank you Kerry and Lori Uhler for inviting us to your beautiful back yard!
Annual Charter Night Joyce Bosse 2020-07-26 04:00:00Z 0

Chili Fest Cancellation

Current events with the CoVID 19 virus have stunned all of us.  Our plans for celebrations like school and college graduations, weddings, holidays, and, yes the Henniker Rotary Annual Fire on the Mountain Chili Fest, originally scheduled for August 16 have all been put on hold waiting for decisions on public gatherings.  
The Rotary Board of Directors has been carefully considering what new norms would need to be in place regarding social distancing and food service restrictions for both servers and attendees. In addition to managing social distancing and large group gatherings, we have been particularly concerned about our ability to recruit restaurants to participate due to the impact the pandemic has had on them and the publics’ concerns about having open food service at the event. 
Given these uncertainties, we have come to the sad and difficult decision that we should cancel Chili Fest.
The Henniker Rotary Club is strong and will come through these hard times because we are “People of Action” and continue our commitment to both fund raising and the use of those funds for the communities we serve.  We are not going away. We have to change course and pivot to cope with these new norms but Rotary, and all of us, have been through hard times before.
The Henniker Rotary Club would like to say a special thank you to our long time partners and sponsors including: Pats Peak Ski Area, Granite Quill Publishers - The Messenger, 102.3  – The River, Ayer & Goss Fuels, Dunkin’ Donuts of Henniker, Davis & Towle Insurance Group, Edmunds ACE Hardware, Henniker Veterinary Hospital, New England College, Henniker Crushed Stone, Henniker Family Dentistry, Henniker Farm & Country Store, Henniker Pharmacy, Merrimack County Savings Bank and Morse Sporting Goods. Without this local business support, the Rotary Club “Fire on the Mountain Chili Fest would not have been the success it has been for the past 18 years.
And to all of you who attended the event over the years, thank you for helping the Rotary Club of Henniker make our service area of Henniker and Hillsborough such great communities of caring.  
We hope you will share in our optimism and that you find it in your hearts and minds to see the bright future ahead.  Please take time now to consider how you can continue your support for all that our Rotary Members do in the community.  For instance, check out our new “Flags over Henniker and Hillsboro” initiative (see attached and our facebook link) and stay tuned for information about future Rotary activities. Better still, consider joining our club and being part of this important service organization. Contact George Mobley to learn more. With you as part of our team, we will celebrate the great spirit that binds our community together.
Chili Fest Cancellation Joyce Bosse 2020-05-11 04:00:00Z 0

Rabies Clinic Cancelled

We're very sorry, but due to the COVID-19 we've had to cancel this year's Rabies Clinic. Please contact your local Veterinarian and Town Clerk in order to license your dog. We're looking forward to seeing you next year.
Rabies Clinic Cancelled Joyce Bosse 2020-04-17 04:00:00Z 0
Health joy 2020-03-23 04:00:00Z 0

More hands on deck

We're fortunate to have two community members who have decided that we're not such a bad bunch and we think they're pretty special too! We have welcomed Joe Devine, Henniker Town Administration, and Business Consultant Jane Goodman into the Henniker Rotary Club.
Joe is shown here with his sponsor Peter Flynn, President Steve, and Membership Committee Chair George Mobley. Jane was inducted with President Steve, George, her sponsor Cathy Dias, and her husband Bill by her side.
More hands on deck Joyce Bosse 2020-03-12 04:00:00Z 0
The Queen is dead-Long live the Queen Joyce Bosse 2020-03-12 04:00:00Z 0

Flags to be Flying over Henniker and Hillsborough

The Henniker Rotary Club is pleased to announce an annual Community Flag Project in Henniker and Hillsboro to promote patriotism and to raise funds for charitable use in both communities. Similar programs have been successful throughout the United States and locally Hopkinton has done this for several years, with Weare also just starting a program.
Participation is easy, for a modest annual fee of$50.00 the Henniker Rotary Club will display an American Flag in your front yard or at your business around the five most patriotic days of the year: Memorial Day Weekend, Flag Day-June 14, Independence Day-July 4, Labor Day Weekend, and Veteran’s Day-November 11. At the placing of the flag for Memorial Day a short pipe will be driven into the ground and a 3’x5’ flag on a 10’ pole will be installed for each holiday. When the flag is removed after Veteran’s Day, the pipe will be removed. They do all the work and you have a beautiful American Flag displayed for the holidays while supporting your communities.
To get more information or to subscribe email The Henniker Rotary Club meets on Thursdays at 7:30am at the Henniker Congregational Church hall on Maple Street and currently has 35 members who are dedicated to giving back to their communities.
Flags to be Flying over Henniker and Hillsborough Joyce Bosse 2019-12-20 05:00:00Z 0

Henniker Rotary members support Paul Harris

President Steve Neuhoff recently recognized three members (and one spouse) by giving them their pins signifying a Paul Harris Award. George Mobley received his first; Ruth Zax her 2nd Saffire, and Joe Clement his second Ruby and his wife Pat a second Saffire. Congratulations to all of the Paul Harris recipients!
Henniker Rotary members support Paul Harris Joyce Bosse 2019-12-20 05:00:00Z 0
Rotarian Jackie Coe Joyce Bosse 2019-10-28 04:00:00Z 0
Henniker welcomes first corporate members Joyce Bosse 2019-08-02 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary exchange student needs you! Joyce Bosse 2019-07-23 04:00:00Z 0

Christmas Auction

Don't forget about our annual Christmas Auction on December 13 with lots of good items to bid on just in time for gift giving. This year David Woolpert has donated a PRIUS!!!! to be auctioned by seal bids received prior to the auction. 
Christmas Auction Joyce Sterling Bosse 2018-11-28 05:00:00Z 0

Happy New Year 2018

Posted by Heather Shaw
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 We  had a great 2017  with new members , Auctions, Christmas caroling, Hanging  New Wreaths down Main St,  Selling  raffle tickets on Main  St at Music on Main St, making our Highway Ort 114  Clean. 2017 Caroling was cold but we all mangaged to stay warm and sing our hearts out
New members 2017
Welcome Nina, Another new member. We are on a roll  Look out 2018
Happy New Year 2018 Heather Shaw 2018-01-08 05:00:00Z 0
2017 Fire on the mountian Heather Shaw 2017-09-05 04:00:00Z 0
Here we grow again! Joyce Bosse 2017-06-15 04:00:00Z 0
Another "highway pick" Joyce Bosse 2017-05-06 04:00:00Z 0

Another new member-Michele Thomas

Posted by Joyce Bosse on Apr 06, 2017
Former President Peter Flynn congratulates new member Michele Thomas of the Bank of New Hampshire after administering the new member oath, while membership committee chair  Lisa Hustis and sponsor Joyce Bosse welcome her to the club.
Another new member-Michele Thomas Joyce Bosse 2017-04-06 04:00:00Z 0

NEC's David Diezel speaks to Rotary 

Posted by Joyce Bosse on Feb 03, 2017
Our guest speaker this morning was David Diezel of NEC. It is always nice to hear updates about the college and particularly about their students.
NEC's David Diezel speaks to Rotary Joyce Bosse 2017-02-03 05:00:00Z 0

Here we go a-caroling!

Posted by Joyce Bosse on Dec 18, 2016
Once again members of the club braved the cold weather to sing carols around town and to the residents of Rush Square to celebrate the Christmas season.
Here we go a-caroling! Joyce Bosse 2016-12-19 00:00:00Z 0

Another successful Chili Fest

With another chili fest in the books, our coffers look a lot better. Because of the proceeds of this event, we're able to give scholarships to local students, grants to individuals and organization in local, regional and international communities, so we thank ALL of the participants in this process. Without slighting anyone, we especially thank the Chili Fest Committee and Pat's Peak for all they did to make this event a success. Over 1200 people attended and for a change, we didn't get rain. Please check out our Facebook pages for the wonderful pictures taken by member Evan Thompson.
Another successful Chili Fest Joyce Bosse 2016-08-23 00:00:00Z 0

Pre-chili meeting at Pat's Peak

Posted by Joyce Bosse on Aug 15, 2016
Many of our chili makers attended the pre-chili meeting to hear about the rules, logistics and to possibly become a lucky raffle winner. Chips and salsa, cookies and water and soda were offered. Teams were then entered into a drawing so they could pick their favorite spot to present their chili and receive their official buckets.
Pre-chili meeting at Pat's Peak Joyce Bosse 2016-08-16 00:00:00Z 0

Spring auction is a success

Posted by Joyce Bosse on May 04, 2016
Once again our auctioneer Carolyn did a fabulous job of holding our annual Spring auction. In one hour we reached our goal and laughed a lot!! Thank you to everyone who participated.
Spring auction is a success Joyce Bosse 2016-05-05 00:00:00Z 0
4-way test speech contest Joyce Bosse 2016-03-20 00:00:00Z 0

Pattie Hayes speaks to the Club

Henniker resident Pattie Hayes recently spoke to the Club about her business, Care Compass Senior Services and is a  Senior Care Specialist, facilitating options for people who are aging or who have family members who are aging. Most people don't know where or how to  begin to navigate through the process of Senior Care and she provides one on one assistance.
Pattie Hayes speaks to the Club Joyce Bosse 2016-02-04 00:00:00Z 0
David Woolpert receives a Paul Harris 2016-01-07 00:00:00Z 0

Rotarians hang wreathes

An annual event for the Henniker Rotary Club is to hang wreathes in on lamp posts in the center of Henniker. Hopefully this helps get everyone in the holiday spirit, even if we don't have snow yet.
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We say good-bye

Posted by Joyce Bosse on Oct 21, 2015
This morning was Catherine Constanzo's last day with the Henniker Rotary Club. Ruth presented her with a "Service Above Self" pin and we wished her good luck in her future endeavors. Catherine will be in the area for a few more weeks and promised to visit us when she returns to visit her parents.
We say good-bye Joyce Bosse 2015-10-22 00:00:00Z 0

A packed house

Posted by Joyce Bosse on Oct 21, 2015
We were pleased to have more guests than Rotarians at today's meeting. They were invited to hear Dr. Thomas Andrew, the State's Medical Examiner speak about the rise of opioid deaths in NH.
A packed house Joyce Bosse 2015-10-22 00:00:00Z 0

Dr Thomas Andrew speaks to the club

Posted on Oct 21, 2015
State of NH Medical Examiner Dr. Thomas Andrew spoke to the club regarding the epidemic of deaths resulting from the use of opioids, especially fentanyl and heroin. So far in 2015 there have been 258 drug-related deaths, with 82% caused by opiates and 84% of those from heroin and fentanyl or a combination of those two drugs. While pharmaceutical grade fentanyl is expensive, mobile labs manufacturing fentanyl that can be 200 times more potent than heroin pump that powder in the drug pipeline. Dr Andrew's presentation was both eye-opening and frightening.
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Hillsboro-Deering Principal

Posted by Joyce Bosse on Oct 15, 2015
​Hillsboro-Deering Principal Jim O'Rourke was our guest speaker to tell us about the high school and their programs. As a result of his attending, the club will be having a regular breakfast meeting at the Hillsboro-Deering High School and hosted by the DECA members on November 19th. Any guests wishing to join us should call Joyce Bosse at 464-3053.
Hillsboro-Deering Principal Joyce Bosse 2015-10-16 00:00:00Z 0

Rep Barbara French

Posted by Joyce Bosse on Oct 07, 2015
Rep. Barbara French of Henniker came to speak to the club about the NH Legislature.
Rep Barbara French Joyce Bosse 2015-10-08 00:00:00Z 0

And the Queen is taken

Posted by Joyce Bosse on Oct 07, 2015
Lisa Hustis was the lucky winner of the Queen of Hearts drawing!!!!!
And the Queen is taken Joyce Bosse 2015-10-08 00:00:00Z 0

Children Helping Children

Posted by Joyce Bosse on Sep 30, 2015
Lisa introduced Val Blachley, retired special ed. teacher, who, with several other educators, has founded a non-profit called Children Helping Children, which engages classroom teachers and other adults in mentoring kids in starting and completing philanthropic projects in their schools to benefit other children.
Children Helping Children Joyce Bosse 2015-10-01 00:00:00Z 0

Rep Jim McConnell

Posted by Joyce Bosse on Sep 16, 2015
Rep Jim McConnell (R-Swanzey) recently visited our club to talk about the Kinder Morgan pipeline and MBTE. As a NH Representative he has been working hard to try to get our Federal elected officials to see how the negatives far outweigh the positives in allowing the pipeline to be built, and has been trying to get the State to understand the consequences of the now overturned Federal mandate to add MTBE to gasoline. He is shown here with President Ruth Zax presenting him with a 2015-2016 Rotary International pin.
Rep Jim McConnell Joyce Bosse 2015-09-17 00:00:00Z 0

Governor Sandra McGonagle's visit

Posted on Sep 02, 2015
We were pleased to have District Governor Sandra McGonagle and "First Gentleman" John attend our weekly meeting. The Governor gave us a very personal and moving speech. The night before the Board held it's monthly meeting with a pot luck supper at the home of Mary Krotzer. In addition to guests Sandy and John, members Chris Trovato and Heather Alexonis joined the meeting. It was noted that President Ruth got an "A+" on her President's planning guide that was submitted to the District!! Yeah, Ruth, but no one was surprised at her thoroughness!
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Chilifest 2015

Posted by Joyce
Another Chilifest has come and gone, with wonderful reviews!! Although the weather around us seemed to have kept the crowds down, more than 1000 people enjoyed good chili, good music, classic cars, the Kids Zone, vendors of all sorts, good food (bbq, ice cream, shortcake, ices, hamburgers and hot dogs) and most of all friendship!. Many people say that they come just to see people they only run into once a year. Many people commented on how much they loved the new logistics by having the event outside and being able to go inside to sit and chat (and have a beverage). As always, we couldn't do this event without everyone who has helped us, including but not limited to, our Sponsors, contributors, vendors, caterers, Rotarians and their families and friends, the many, many volunteers and of course the chili makers!!! Hope to see you all next year!
Chilifest 2015 Joyce 2015-08-24 00:00:00Z 0

New member Chris Trovato

Posted by Joyce Bosse
I've been remiss in updating this page, but last month we welcomed another new member. Chris Trovato returned to Henniker this Spring as the Town Administrator and joined us after visiting for several weeks. Welcome, Chris!!!!!
New member Chris Trovato Joyce Bosse 2015-08-20 00:00:00Z 0

New member Ernie Caldwell

Posted by Joyce Bosse on Jul 29, 2015
And now there are 30!!! Ernie Caldwell, a Chiropractor, Nutritionist and teacher was recently inducted as our 30th member!
New member Ernie Caldwell Joyce Bosse 2015-07-30 00:00:00Z 0
New Member Induction of Nancy Annis Joyce Bosse 2015-06-18 00:00:00Z 0


Posted by Joyce Bosse on Jun 17, 2015
June's always a busy month for donations, and today was no exception. Student Jason Reid got his scholarship check for the 4-way test speech contest, Deb Dow received a grant for the weekend food program at the Henniker Community School, Ruth Zax accepted a check on behalf of Camp Spaulding, and Dennie and Bill Dyer accepted a check for 1/2 of a Shelter Box.
Donations Joyce Bosse 2015-06-18 00:00:00Z 0

Henniker Rotary Presents Scholarships

Posted on Jun 03, 2015
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The Henniker Rotary Club presented scholarships in the amount of $8000.00 to John Stark and Hillsboro-Deering High School Seniors during their respective awards ceremonies on June 2 and 4th. Catherine Costanzo and Carol Rosenbleeth Ericson presented at John Stark and Catherine and Joyce Bosse at Hillsboro-Deering. We've invited each recipient and family members to attend a breakfast meeting to pick up their checks. #greattimeofyear!
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Rotary helping Henniker Music Committee

Posted by Joyce Bosse on May 15, 2015
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Several Henniker Rotary Club members were on hand to help the Henniker Music Committee with their preview of the Henniker Summer Concert series. The evening was definitely a success and nearly 100 people enjoyed a concert by Will Ogmundson before partaking of coffee and sweets provided by the Rotar.
Rotary helping Henniker Music Committee Joyce Bosse 2015-05-16 00:00:00Z 0

Annual Spring Auction

Posted on May 13, 2015
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The Annual Spring Auction not only finished in record time, it brought in over $1400.00 to help fund club expenses. As always, Carolyn did a great job at keeping things fun, lively, interesting and profitable!! Thanks to all who participated in this event!!!!!
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NEC President Michelle Perkins speaks to the Club

Posted by Joyce Bosse on Apr 22, 2015
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New England College President Michelle Perkins came to the club to update us on happenings at the college, particularly about the Capital Campaign. It's always exciting to hear about the most recent developments as the relationship between the town and the college is so important.
NEC President Michelle Perkins speaks to the Club Joyce Bosse 2015-04-23 00:00:00Z 0

District 7870 Semi-Finals of the 4-way test speech contest

Posted on Apr 18, 2015
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Thirteen clubs sent contestants to participate in the District's annual 4-way test speech contest in Henniker. With the Charlestown club sponsoring (Albert St Pierre and Daryl Royce organizing) and their members and friends helping to judge and compile the results, and the Henniker club hosting (with Peter Flynn doing most of the heavy lifting to get the food and the hall), the event proceeded smoothly. The contestants and their families and friends enjoyed a beautiful lunch and a wonderful afternoon of inspiring speeches. Four finalists will go on to compete at the District Conference in Portland, Maine in May.
District 7870 Semi-Finals of the 4-way test speech contest 2015-04-19 00:00:00Z 0

Henniker Rabies Clinic another Success!!!!!

Posted on Apr 17, 2015
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With 181 dogs and cats vaccinated in two hours, the Henniker Rotary Club once again proved how a successful Rabies Clinic could be run. Many volunteers made the task easier, from traffic control of vehicles and animals outside, to greeters, cashiers, people who filled out registration forms or gave out free samples, to the Town Clerk, and especially Drs Brust and their staff. Our sponsors (A Precious Pet, TD Bank, Ayer & Goss, Henniker Farm & Country Store, Jean Lewis & Associates Real Estate, Ameriprise Financial, the Mutt Hut and media partner, Granite Quill)  helped us raise money which was split between the Henniker Rotary Club and this year's partner, Farmsteads of New England. Our project chair, Ruth Zax, kept everything well organized with a before event meeting!
Henniker Rabies Clinic another Success!!!!! Joyce Bosse 2015-04-18 00:00:00Z 0

PDG Ken Grabeau speaks to the Club

Posted by Joyce Bosse on Apr 16, 2015
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PDG Ken Grabeau came to speak to the Club about the Polio project and his first experience of inoculating a child. It's a moving story which touched many members. Once again we are very close to ridding the planet of polio. President Peter Flynn and Foundation Chair Steve Neuhoff gave Ken a check for $500.00 from the club.
PDG Ken Grabeau speaks to the Club Joyce Bosse 2015-04-17 00:00:00Z 0

Henniker's 4-way test speech contest

Posted on Apr 03, 2015
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The Henniker Rotary Club held it's 4-way test speech contest on Saturday, April 4 with 4 students from John Stark and two from Hillboro-Deering. Aliyah Brown, a Senior at John Stark is our winner and will be competing on April 25 in the District 7870 semi-finals. We thank all of the participants and wish Aliyah the best of luck!
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Farmsteads of NE's Deb DeScenza speaks to the Club

Posted by Joyce Bosse on Apr 01, 2015
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Henniker Rotary Club president Peter Flynn thanks Deborah DeScenza from Farmsteads of New England who spoke to the Club about its history and purpose. Farmsteads has approximately 85 employees between their two locations, a residential facility Hillsborough for about 20 residents and a day program in Epping, serving a large population of clients with autism and developmental disabilities She showed a video of the daily activities at the farm and was able to reflect the true picture of the wonderful things that they do to make the clients productive and full of happiness while there. Farmsteads is our Rabies Clinic partner this year in that we are sharing the proceeds taken in at the event.
Farmsteads of NE's Deb DeScenza speaks to the Club Joyce Bosse 2015-04-02 00:00:00Z 0

Assistant Director of the MHT-BOS Airport

Posted by Joyce Bosse on Mar 19, 2015
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Thomas Malafronte, Asst Director of the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport stopped by our club to tell us about some of the exciting things happening there, and the impact that the airport has on the region. Many of our members were surprised at some of the facts that Tom had to share. He also showed a video and spoke to us about the airports Wings for Autism program and how they help families with an autistic child to navigate and become familiar with the airport.
Assistant Director of the MHT-BOS Airport Joyce Bosse 2015-03-20 00:00:00Z 0

Dr. Bill Brehm speaks to the Club

Posted by Joyce Bosse on Mar 11, 2015
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Dr. Bill Brehm  talked about his position as Ombudsman, a part of the Dept. of Health and Human Services of the State of NH.  His talk was extremely interesting and he explained that in his role as Ombudsman he reviews complaints from the DHHS clients and providers and makes determinations as to the credibility of such complaints.
Dr. Bill Brehm speaks to the Club Joyce Bosse 2015-03-12 00:00:00Z 0

PDG Tony Gilmore

Posted by Joyce Bosse on Mar 04, 2015
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PDG Tony Gilmore came back to the Club to talk about the project in Mongolia. About a year ago Tony came to us with this idea, and the Club contributed money to the project. After raising over $65,000 they were able to purchase used medical equipment that would have been valued over $750,000 if new and were delivered to 5 clinics, which will save many lives of pregnant women and their babies.
PDG Tony Gilmore Joyce Bosse 2015-03-05 00:00:00Z 0

Henniker Rotary Club Scholarships Available

Posted by Joyce Bosse on Mar 04, 2015
Rotary Scholarships Available
Students at Hillsboro-Deering and John Stark High Schools or students living in Hillsboro, Deering, Windsor, Washington, Henniker or Weare are eligible to apply for scholarships offered by the Henniker Rotary Club. Scholarships are available for both academic and vocational programs and each is for at least $1000.00. Applications may be obtained through the high schools’ guidance department or through the club’s website and must be returned to the Rotary club by April 1.
Henniker Rotary Club Scholarships Available Joyce Bosse 2015-03-05 00:00:00Z 0

Abby Neuhoff visits our Club as our Speaker

Posted by Joyce Bosse on Feb 23, 2015
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Daughter of Henniker Rotarian Steve Neuhoff, Abby is a graduate of John Stark Highway. Attributing her love of theater to teacher Nancy Brennan, Abby, a freelance scenery artist, now paints sets for productions around the country. In her power point presentation Abby showed us the depth of artistry required to give paintings a 3-D quality and showed us one set that was more than 70 feet high. We loved seeing Abby again as she "grew up" with the Club.
Abby Neuhoff visits our Club as our Speaker Joyce Bosse 2015-02-24 00:00:00Z 0

Speaker Jacki Fogarty 'instructs" club about OLLI

Posted by Joyce Bosse on Feb 12, 2015
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This week's guest speaker, Jacki Fogarty, told the Club about OLLI--Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, a membership organization dedicated to providing lifelong learning and social opportunities for adults over 50. With four locations within the State, over 300 classes are held annually and there are over 1000 members statewide. For more information to join or volunteer, go to their website at
Speaker Jacki Fogarty 'instructs" club about OLLI Joyce Bosse 2015-02-13 00:00:00Z 0

Rotarians learn about solar PV systems

Posted by Joyce Bosse on Feb 04, 2015
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Mark Pelletier, President of Anar Solar came to speak to the Club about his business. Anar Solar designs, manufactures, and installs residential and commercial solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, and specializes in municipal landfill installations. An industry-leading approach uses a unique, patent-pending racking, ballast, and installation system to deliver the most efficient, economical, and eco-friendly process in the industry.
Rotarians learn about solar PV systems Joyce Bosse 2015-02-05 00:00:00Z 0

Henniker Selectman Scott Osgood speaks to the Club

Our own Scott Osgood recently spoke to the Club and highlighted areas regarding the Town of Henniker. It's good for our members to not only hear from "one of our own", but to hear what's happening in Town government.
Henniker Selectman Scott Osgood speaks to the Club Joyce Bosse 2015-01-16 00:00:00Z 0

Judy Miller speaks to the Club

Posted by Joyce Bosse on Jan 13, 2015
After two weeks off during the holidays, we "got back to business" with a regular meeting and enjoyed listening to Judy Miller, a nurse from Henniker who teaches nursing, travels extensively and explains the benefits of holistic medicine, especially in the field of nursing. We hope Judy and come back again sometime.
Judy Miller speaks to the Club Joyce Bosse 2015-01-14 00:00:00Z 0

Rejoice!! Christmas carolers sing!

Posted by Joyce Bosse on Dec 18, 2014
For the third year, Henniker Rotary Club members and friends ventured out in the cold and dark to bring Christmas cheer to area residents. However, their first stop was to the community room at Rush Square, which was warm and bright, and appreciated by the residents.
Rejoice!! Christmas carolers sing! Joyce Bosse 2014-12-19 00:00:00Z 0

Another successful Club Auction

Posted by Joyce Bosse on Dec 10, 2014
Once again "auctioneer" Carolyn Damour surpassed all expectations with a super Christmas auction. In addition to raising a record amount of money, the day was filled with fun and laughter and over 40 people had a great time! Helpers Lisa, Elin and Ruth keep things moving smoothly. Please enjoy the Photo Album of this fun activity.
Another successful Club Auction Joyce Bosse 2014-12-11 00:00:00Z 0

Christmas wreathes

Posted by Joyce Bosse on Nov 29, 2014
Seven members were on hand to hang the Christmas wreathes on the lamp posts in downtown Henniker. Mary, John, Frank, Marc, Joe and Heather were directed by Dan on an unusally mild day after the Thanksgiving storm. It certainly makes the downtown more festive! Pictured are Charter member Joe Clement with the club's newest member Heather Aleksonis and project chair Dan DaCosta.
Christmas wreathes Joyce Bosse 2014-11-30 00:00:00Z 0

New member inducted

Posted by Joyce Bosse on Nov 13, 2014
Our former newest member, Susan Daniel, is now the sponsor of our newest member, Heather Alexsonis. Shown here are membership chair Lisa Hustis, President Peter Flynn, Heather and Susan. Heather is the owner of Hollyhock Flowers in Henniker and we welcome her to the Club!e m
New member inducted Joyce Bosse 2014-11-14 00:00:00Z 0

Bittersweet day--Jay Burgess

Posted by Joyce Bosse on Nov 12, 2014
President Peter Flynn (r) thanks Jay Burgess for his years of service to the Club. Jay has accepted a new job in Concord and will be joining the Concord club. While we're sorry to see him leave as a member, we're happy for him and his new opportunities. He has promised that he won't forget us and will be helping us with some of our projects such as the wreath hanging and (hopefully) Chilifest. Good luck, Jay.
Bittersweet day--Jay Burgess Joyce Bosse 2014-11-13 00:00:00Z 0

Congratulations to President Peter

Posted by Joyce Bosse on Nov 09, 2014
Our own President Peter Flynn was recognized as a Spirit of NH Volunteer of the Year by Volunteer NH. Many fellow Rotarians and friends were on hand to see to see him receive his award and congratulate him and his wife Kathi.
Congratulations to President Peter Joyce Bosse 2014-11-10 00:00:00Z 0

"Fred Marple" comes to Henniker

Posted by Joyce Bosse on Nov 07, 2014
As part of this year's motto "Light Up Rotary" the Henniker Rotary Club sponsored "Fred Marple" at the Henniker Community Center to a near-capacity crowd. In addition to the free performance, there was complimentary cider and donuts. Our own "Big Dog" from "Big Dog Security Systems" was on-hand to lend a voice to one of "Fred's" commercial interruptions (pictured here). Based on the sound of laughter, and audience participation in "Yoga for Yankees", the event was well received. Thank you Ken Sheldon for bringing us "Fred Marple".
"Fred Marple" comes to Henniker Joyce Bosse 2014-11-08 00:00:00Z 0

Dr Mark Watman is thanked by President Peter Flynn

Dr. Mark Watman, VP for Academic Affairs at NEC spoke to the club about recent and future changes in the college. It was interesting to hear about the various programs, both on and off campus, and the exciting prospects for the future.
Dr Mark Watman is thanked by President Peter Flynn Joyce Bosse 2014-11-06 00:00:00Z 0

Publisher and editor speak to the club

Posted by Joyce Bosse on Oct 16, 2014
Recently Granite Quill publisher Leigh Bosse and his wife and editor, Rotarian Joyce Bosse came to speak to the club about the history of the Messenger, the various publications that Granite Quill puts out, and what the Messenger does for Rotary and other civic organizations. (Leigh is a member of the Hillsboro Lions Club).
Publisher and editor speak to the club Joyce Bosse 2014-10-17 00:00:00Z 0

PDG comes to Henniker

PDG and District Foundation chair Rick Manganello came to Henniker with a presentation about Rotary and it's connection to polio. It's good to know how much we have impacted the fight against this dreaded disease, although we know that there's much more to do. He also touched on the Rotary Foundation and how our club has supported it.
PDG comes to Henniker Joyce Bosse 2014-10-16 00:00:00Z 0
Wind power presentation comes to the Henniker Rotary Club 2014-10-10 00:00:00Z 0

Music on Mainstreet

Posted on Oct 03, 2014
The Henniker Rotary Club participated in Music on Mainstreet organized by addition to sponsoring music in the gazebo, members were on hand to answer questions, distribute Outdoor Guides and sell raffle tickets. Shown here are Peter Flynn, Dan DaCosta, and Mary Krotzer.
Music on Mainstreet Joyce Bosse 2014-10-04 00:00:00Z 0

Henniker Resident wows the Clubl

Posted on Oct 01, 2014
Henniker resident and commercial artist Jerry Lofaro wowed the members of the Club with his power point presentation of his career and his art. After transitioning from oils and other forms to digital he found that his career really took off. You can see his work at Henniker club President Peter Flynn thanked him for his presentation, but Jerry stayed after the meeting to answer many questions from the curious club members.
Henniker Resident wows the Clubl Joyce Bosse 2014-10-02 00:00:00Z 0

Church parking lot paving

Posted by Joyce Bosse on Sep 23, 2014
President Peter has sent an email to all members letting them know that the Congregational Church is being paved and cars won't be allowed on it for our meeting on September 25. You can park on Gould St and walk on the new pavement to our meeting.
Church parking lot paving Joyce Bosse 2014-09-24 00:00:00Z 0

Henniker Fire Chief speaks to the Henniker Rotary Club

Posted by Joyce Bosse on Sep 17, 2014
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Henniker Fire Chief Steve Burritt recently spoke to the Henniker club about fire safety and prevention. With Fire Safety week quickly approaching, it was a good reminder to change the batteries in our smoke alarms and to be vigilant about our wood and pellet stoves.

Henniker Fire Chief speaks to the Henniker Rotary Club Joyce Bosse 2014-09-18 00:00:00Z 0


Posted by Joyce Bosse on Sep 15, 2014
It is with great sadness that we heard of the passing of Vito Capuco, father of Rotarian John Capuco. For more information, go to the website of the John M Taylor Funeral Home in Annapolis, MD.
Obituary Joyce Bosse 2014-09-16 00:00:00Z 0

NEC Associate Professor Mark Mitch speaks to the Club

Posted by Joyce Bosse on Sep 10, 2014
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Henniker Rotarian David Woolpert introduced our guest speaker, Mark Mitch, Associate Professor at NEC to the club to speak about the lakes/ponds in Henniker and their water quality. Henniker Rotary Club President Peter Flynn thanked him for his interesting presentation.

NEC Associate Professor Mark Mitch speaks to the Club Joyce Bosse 2014-09-11 00:00:00Z 0

What are the odds?

Posted by Joyce Bosse on Sep 10, 2014
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Henniker Rotarian Elin Leonard won the Queen of Hearts drawing...for the 2nd time in a row!!! Congratulations, Elin.


What are the odds? Joyce Bosse 2014-09-11 00:00:00Z 0

Chilifest Celebration at Amey Brook Park

Posted by Joyce Bosse on Sep 06, 2014
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Members of the Club and their families enjoyed an afternoon of relaxation at Amey Brook Park last Sunday. We once again proved what good "cooks" we are with a variety of meats, vegetables, salads and desserts to share. Thanks to Mary for organizing us and thankfully we were again blessed by perfect sunny weather. While we were there another family was also enjoying the Park. What a wonderful job the park committee has done with the mowing, weeding and care. Special thanks to Joe and Pat Clement!!!

Chilifest Celebration at Amey Brook Park Joyce Bosse 2014-09-07 00:00:00Z 0

Donation to White Birch

Posted by Joyce Bosse on Sep 03, 2014
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President Peter Flynn presents a check to Rotarian and White Birch Directory  Marc McMurphy for White Birch's monthly luncheon in October. Last year we both donated funds and some of our time to help serve at the lunch.

Donation to White Birch Joyce Bosse 2014-09-04 00:00:00Z 0

DG Barryman attends Henniker Rotary Club meeting

Posted by Joyce Bosse on Sep 03, 2014
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Following a lively meeting with the Henniker Rotary Club's Board of Directors on Wednesday evening, DG Rich attended the breakfast meeting of the Henniker Club. It was good to hear from the District, the plans for this year's District Conference (at Sable Oaks in Portland, Me) and especially to see "First Lady" Connie. We shall "Light up Rotary" for the rest of the year!!!!!!

DG Barryman attends Henniker Rotary Club meeting Joyce Bosse 2014-09-04 00:00:00Z 0

H-D FBLA members thank the Club

Posted by Joyce Bosse on Sep 03, 2014
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Three members of the H-D FBLA (Andriana Collemacine, Daniella Shedenhelm and Hillary Madore) came to a meeting to thank us for donating money toward their trip to the International conference in Nashville. They had a great time and were very appreciative of our support.

H-D FBLA members thank the Club Joyce Bosse 2014-09-04 00:00:00Z 0

More raffle winners announced

Posted by Joyce Bosse on Aug 20, 2014

Each month someone wins $100.00 as part of our raffle. (By the way, the tickets are reentered into the pool)

April-Patrick Brust; May-Mike Jones; Jun-Guy Pelletier; July-Lindsay Patterson; August-Linda McGuire

More raffle winners announced Joyce Bosse 2014-08-21 00:00:00Z 0

Service above Self award winner

Posted by Joyce Bosse on Aug 20, 2014
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Faith Murrey of Hillsboro joined us for breakfast and thanked us for her award. Despite all the activities that she had participated in during Middle School, she was still surprised and pleased to be so honored. We wished Faith good luck in her High School career.

Service above Self award winner Joyce Bosse 2014-08-21 00:00:00Z 0

New member inducted

Posted by Joyce Bosse on Aug 20, 2014
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Susan Daniel of Seaglass Yoga in Henniker was inducted as the Henniker Rotary Club's newest member (just in time for Chilifest!!!). Lisa Hustis is Susan's sponsor and pinned her with a Rotary pin as Club President Peter Flynn read the induction.

New member inducted Joyce Bosse 2014-08-21 00:00:00Z 0

White Birch update

Posted by Joyce Bosse on Jul 09, 2014
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Henniker Rotary club member Marc McMurphy, who is also the Director of White Birch Community Center, gave us an enlightening update on the activities and financing of the center. The number of programs and number of participants is truly amazing! Also speaking to the club was Sandra Bandieri of Banner Tours & Travel, a tour operator who puts together group tours to such places at New York, Boston, and even to the Rose Parade in California (is that on your bucket list?)    White Birch Program Director Beth Ann Paul was also in attendance at the meeting.

White Birch update Joyce Bosse 2014-07-10 00:00:00Z 0

Scholarships and a Classification speech from Carolyn

Posted by Joyce Bosse on Jul 02, 2014
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More scholarship checks were handed out as Carson Dunn and his parents, and Dawn Richard and her daughters were in attendance at our breakfast meeting. We were also fortunate to have Carolyn Damour agree to do a "classification" speech about herself and her road to her Simon and Garfunkel sang, "a long and winding road"...but we're so glad that it brought her to the Henniker Rotary Club!!

Scholarships and a Classification speech from Carolyn Joyce Bosse 2014-07-03 00:00:00Z 0

Last meeting for Jay

Posted by Joyce Bosse on Jun 25, 2014
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It was an eventful meeting with scholarship checks given to Rebecca Kuzma (Brooks Burtt) and Ian Robie (Vocational) and Rebecca presenting her speech from the 4-way test speech contest, remember she wasn't only our winner, but District winner as well! Perhaps one of the best comments she made was that she felt truly supported by this Rotary Club and hopes to one day become a Rotarian...that and an Orthopedic Surgeon. We certainly wish these two young people all the best in their very bright futures. And thanks to former member Patty Jensen for visiting the Club and helping Joe add to the club's coffers (think pink!!).

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Charter Night 2014

Posted by Joyce Bosse on Jun 20, 2014
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The Annual changing of the gavel celebration was held at Makris Lobster & Steak House in Concord for the second time. One of the highlights of the evening was Pat Clements receiving a Paul Harris award. Also, Marti Capuco, King Lion of the Henniker Lion's club came in with husband John after her induction. Please see more photos in the Photo Album section of the website!

Charter Night 2014 Joyce Bosse 2014-06-21 00:00:00Z 0

2014 1st quarter raffle winners!

Posted by Joyce Bosse on Mar 26, 2014
The first quarter winners of the Annual raffle are: January, Brian Coneeny; February, Beth Patenaude; March, Linda McGuire.
2014 1st quarter raffle winners! Joyce Bosse 2014-03-27 00:00:00Z 0

Author visits club

Posted by Joyce Bosse
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Recently author Judith Sanders, who wrote "In His Stead" and other history-based novels, visited the club and spoke about her work.

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