New Members

We are always happy to welcome new members to our club! So far in 2024, we've welcomed Eric Rightor, Dick Bruno, Angela Snyder, and Peter Georgantas. Who will be next? Maybe it should be YOU! Membership in our club is open to all who are interested in making our world a better place. Send us an email: for details. 
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Light up the Park Roberta Grady 2023-10-26 04:00:00Z 0
Giant Pumpkin Regatta 2023 Roberta Grady 2023-10-18 04:00:00Z 0

Giant Pumpkin Regatta

The Giant Pumpkins are Coming! And so are we!
Come see us at Rotary Park (corner of Main and Mill) on Saturday and Sunday, October 14-15, as we celebrate the annual Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off and Regatta!
We'll be selling our popular breakfast sandwiches (your choice: egg, cheese, bacon); hotdogs; burgers (cheese, bacon); and of course, our signature dish: FRIED BOLOGNA sandwiches on a bulky roll. Make it a real delight by adding cheese and bacon and ring the bell for Rotary!
All proceeds go back to the local community in the form of grants to non-profits.
CASH sales only, and there are ATMS at TD Bank and Citizens Bank in the Village. Rain or shine. 
See you there!
Giant Pumpkin Regatta Roberta Grady 2023-10-10 04:00:00Z 0

National Night Out

Congratulations to our own Goffstown Police Department for another successful National Night Out! A beautiful summer evening, lots of activities, and, of course, free hotdogs at the Rotary Club booth. We "sold out" in record time, and hope you enjoyed meeting some of our members. 
National Night Out Roberta Grady 2023-08-01 04:00:00Z 0
Create Hope in the World Roberta Grady 2023-07-01 04:00:00Z 0

First Club in Philippines Opens Door to Rotary in Asia

In early 1919, Rotarian Roger Pinneo of Seattle, Washington, USA, traveled to the Philippines to try to organize a Rotary club in Manila. Leon J. Lambert, a Manila business leader helped Pinneo establish the club. Several months later, on 1 June 1919, the Rotary Club of Manila was chartered and became the first Rotary club in Asia.

The club would be the only one in the country for more than 12 years. Eventually, Manila club members organized Rotary clubs in the Philippine cities of Cebu (1932) and Iloilo (1933). Iloilo club members then started a club in Bacolod (1937), and Rotary continued to expand across the country.

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History of Women in Rotary

Women are active participants in Rotary, serving their communities in increasing numbers and serving in leadership positions in Rotary. The 1989 Council on Legislation vote to admit women into Rotary clubs worldwide remains a watershed moment in the history of Rotary.
 “My fellow delegates, I would like to remind you that the world of 1989 is very different to the world of 1905. I sincerely believe that Rotary has to adapt itself to a changing world,” said Frank J. Devlyn, who would go on to become RI president in 2000-01. 
The vote followed the decades-long efforts of men and women from all over the Rotary world to allow the admission of women into Rotary clubs, and several close votes at previous Council meetings.
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Young Inventor Eco-Friendly Bricks Come Full Circle

Every hero has an origin story. “I was 10 years old when the entire journey started,” explains Binish Desai. It began with a cartoon called Captain Planet, an animated TV series from the 1990s about an environmentalist with superpowers. Desai can still recite the show’s refrain: Captain Planet, he’s our hero / Gonna take pollution down to zero! “That tagline stuck in my mind,” he says. “I wanted to do something to help Captain Planet.”

Young Inventor Eco-Friendly Bricks Come Full Circle 2022-11-24 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary at the Start of the United Nations

Rotary and the United Nations have a shared history of working toward peace and addressing humanitarian issues around the world.

During World War II, Rotary informed and educated members about the formation of the United Nations and the importance of planning for peace. Materials such as the booklet “From Here On!” and articles in The Rotarian helped members understand the UN before it was formally established and follow its work after its charter. 

Many countries were fighting the war when the term “United Nations” was first used officially in the 1942 “Declaration by United Nations.” The 26 nations that signed it pledged to uphold the ideals expressed by the United States and the United Kingdom the previous year of the common principles “on which they based their hopes for a better future for the world.” 


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Rotary’s Response to the 1918 Flu Pandemic

An estimated 500 million people worldwide became infected. Many cities closed theaters and cinemas, and placed restrictions on public gatherings. Rotary clubs adjusted their activities while also helping the sick.

This is how Rotary responded to the influenza pandemic that began in 1918 and came in three waves, lasting more than a year.

The Rotary Club of Berkeley, California, USA, meets in John Hinkel Park during the 1918 flu pandemic.

Photo by Edwin J. McCullagh, 1931-32 club president. Courtesy of the Rotary Club of Berkeley.

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