2024 Grant Program  is Open!  Deadline moved to Friday, April 26th!

The Queen City Rotary Foundation (QCRF) is pleased to announce the opening of our 2024 Grant Program.  There are two grant opportunities for interested organizations. Applications are available in the Home Page Download File section to the left here.
1) The “Impact Grant” – This grant is targeted to organizations whose primary focus is serving the underprivileged youth in the greater Manchester area. It is limited to a maximum of 5 recipients each year. Grants will range from a minimum of $1000 to a maximum of $10,000. In the application, please provide an overall description of the organization and a comprehensive description of the project and how the award will be used (suggested 500 words +/-). We will also require a mid-year update on the impact the grant has made for the organization.

2) The “Youth Services Grant” – This grant supports organizations that have a youth related focus. The maximum award is $1000. In the application, please provide a three to five sentence overall description of the organization, details of the request, and how the funds will be used. Mid-year follow up will not be required for the Youth Services Grant.

The Queen City Rotary Foundation Grant Committee will review the applications for both award levels and make recommendations to our Board of Directors for final grant approval. This committee includes members serving for multiple years to establish and maintain continuity over time.

Please send completed application forms to queencityrotaryclub@gmail.com no later than Friday, April 19th, 2024.

Shilpi Mehrotra, President
Queen City Rotary Club
2024 Grant Program is Open! Deadline moved to Friday, April 26th! 2024-03-21 04:00:00Z 0

Laughing All Night Long for a Great Cause

Another successful Comedy Bowl is in the books!  Thank you to all that came out to support our event and all of our amazing sponsors.  For those that purchased Super Bowl Squares, check the Download Files column to the left to get your #'s and GOOD LUCK!
Sponsors to thank:
Super Bowl level
Clark Insurance and Elliot Hospital Solutions

Touch Down level:  ARMI, Bank Prov, Crown Chimney, Coca-Cola Beverages Northeast, Harvey Construction, Bangor Savings Bank, Eastern Propane and Oil
Club level:  Guaranteed Rate, Re/Max Prime, Saint Anselm College, Edward Jones, Morin Contracting, Essex Private Wealth, Robert Singer
Kickoff level:  Sheehan Phinney, Primary Bank, McMahon Group of Wells Fargo, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Bay State Financial, Matuszewski Architects, Puritan Backroom, Waypoint, Berry Dunn Partners, Sullivan and Sullivan, College Bound Movers, GSC IT Solutions, Boufford & Sons Funeral Home
Safety level:  DuganPR, Bank of New England, Linda Seabury, Arias Spa, Karen Metz, Tokena, Art Burns, Bangor Savings, Write Connection, Red Carpet Realty, John K's Professional Painters, Kim Griswold, Fran Ciriello, Raymond Area Rotary Club, Pro Cut CNC Machine, Wadleigh Starr Peters, Cambridge Trust, Primerica, Pelletier Realty Group, NH Demolition, Granite State Tire Golf League, 
In Kind Sponsors:  Amoskeag Beverages, Angela's Pasta and Cheese Shop, Christian Party Rentals, Special Events Rentals, St. George's Greek Orthodox Cathedral, NH Print & Mail Services, Frank DiDonato/Keller Williams Realty, Martinetti, Mr. Mac's Macaroni and Cheese, Puritan Backroom Restaurant, Rig A'Tony's
Lastly, thanks to all of our amazing club members who organize, sell, cook, wrap, set-up, tear down, clean and in general work VERY HARD to bring you this event and make it AMAZING!
Laughing All Night Long for a Great Cause 2024-02-05 05:00:00Z 0
Announcing our 2024 Comedy Bowl! 2024-01-02 05:00:00Z 0

We've Got Something Magical in the Works!

We are very excited to share a new event that our club has been working very hard on....An Evening at the North Pole!  Kids from non-profits in the Greater Manchester area will be invited to join in on this magical evening! 
We've Got Something Magical in the Works! 2023-11-15 05:00:00Z 0

Welcome Osman Sari to our Club!

Osman Sari is one of our newest club members, but he is not new to Rotary.  Osman shared with us that he is from Turkey and currently studying at SNHU.  In Turkey, he was a founding member of a Rotaract Club (a Rotary Club for young professionals).  Osman’s energy and sense of humor are infectious, and the Club is lucky to have him as a member.  Welcome Osman!
Welcome Osman Sari to our Club! 2023-11-05 04:00:00Z 0
Taking time to give back at Families in Transition 2023-08-22 04:00:00Z 0
QC Rotary Club Welcomes Dan Bednarski! 2023-08-22 04:00:00Z 0

2023 QC Rotary Club Scholarship Recipients

Each year our club gives well deserving kids in our community funds to help out with their extended schooling after graduating high school. 
Our Toolship Awards focus on the trades and we give out two $1500 awards to graduating seniors from the Manchester School of Technology (MSOT). Our recipients this year were Savannah Alves (left) who will be studying Cosmetology, and Hannah Jenkins (right), who will be studying Architecture.  Congratulations to both!
We also give out a Ken Wakefield Scholarship to a graduating high school senior who demonstrates a passion for giving back to our local community through volunteering.  This year's recipient is Emily Bisson who will be attending Mount Holyoke College in the Fall.
Congratulations to all three of these amazing young ladies!!
2023 QC Rotary Club Scholarship Recipients 2023-06-05 04:00:00Z 0


 Brian and John are friends and both retired from their respective careers. Brian was a business owner and John was an air traffic controller.  Together they decided they needed to help the Ukraine people survive this horrific war.  They presented a sad but hopeful tail of their humanitarian trips to the Ukraine battle zone.
NH4Ukraine 2023-04-18 04:00:00Z 0

Comedy Bowl Success!  A BIG THANK  YOU!!

Our Comedy Bowl event held on the evening of Saturday, Feb. 4th was a HUGE SUCCESS!  The #'s are in, drumroll please.... over $45,000 DOLLARS raised with ALL proceeds to be granted back to our local community non-profit youth oriented organizations in the coming months.

There is much THANKS to be given to pull off this major fundraising event.  First our sponsors (identified below) which provided us the foundational funds to build from.  Second, our 400+ amazing guests that came out in the frigid cold and joined us that evening and reached deep into their pockets to buy raffle tickets, bid on auction items and provided drink donations.  We hope you enjoyed the event and had lots of laughs with our comedian line-up. And lastly, a big shout out to all of our fellow Rotarians who worked tirelessly to pull off this event.  Efforts included the endless solicitation of sponsors and auction items, ticket selling, venue set-up (including our amazing stage backdrop), venue tear down and clean-up, food and bar prep, serving and cleaning, silent auction management, raffle ticket and Super Bowl Square selling, front-desk check-in and coat check crew...the list goes on.  Truly an amazing Rotary VILLAGE effort by all. 

The success of our largest fundraising event would not happen without our sponsorship support!  Please join us in supporting these amazing businesses who are doing good in our communities!
Our major Super Bowl level sponsorship is CLARK INSURANCE!  
Touchdown level:  BanProv, Matuszewski Architects and Morin Contracting Services
Club level: 
College Bound Movers, Edward Jones Investments, Guaranteed Rate Mortgage, Harvey Construction, Lally Property Source, Pro Cut CNC Machine, St. Anselm College, Tokena Corp. 
Kickoff level: 
ARMI, Bank of New England, Berry Dunn,  Boufford Funeral Home, Elliot Hospital, GSC IT Solutions, LAZ Parking, Monarch Title, Parnell Michels & McKay, Primary Bank, Sullivan & Sullivan, Truncellito and Davis Insurance, Waypoint
Safety level: 
Arias Spa, Art Burns, Butenhof & Bomster, Cambridge Trust, Franne Ciriello, Craig Donais, Dugan PR, Essex Private Wealth Management, Friends of Aine, Mike Domingue, Granite St. Tire Golf Leauge, Kim Griswold, HarborOne Mortgage, Karen Metz, Primerica, Safe Sports, Linda Seabury, The Write Connection, Wells Fargo
Comedy Bowl Success! A BIG THANK YOU!! 2023-01-29 05:00:00Z 0

New Community Catalyst Project!

Gear Up for School - Manchester Memorial High School Gym, August 14th:
Gear Up for School is a backpack drive focusing on bringing together the community (and specifically kids) to assemble 3,000+ backpacks to distribute to other kids in the community. The Queen City Rotary and Hooksett Area Rotary Clubs are looking for volunteers to assemble the backpacks, which will be distributed to kids in the Manchester, Hooksett, and surrounding Southern NH town school systems. 
More information on the Community Catalyst page . . . .
New Community Catalyst Project! Kim Griswold 2021-07-22 04:00:00Z 0

Hitting the road for a great cause

As part of its ongoing mission to support youth in need across greater Manchester, the Queen City Rotary Club proudly announces the return of a critical fundraiser, The 2021 Road Rally.
Saturday, June 5 @ 3:00 p.m.
Brady Sullivan Building (back parking lot area)
1750 Elm Street, Manchester, NH
“The Road Rally is a wonderful part of our legacy,” said Leslie Gendron, President, Queen City Rotary Club.  “And as with all of our efforts, 100% of the proceeds directly benefit youth across the community.”
The Road Rally is “a scavenger hunt on wheels,” according to event chair Rory Parnell.  “Teams compete against each other to figure out clues and solve puzzles to find their next destination in the quickest time with the most correct answers.  It’s also a neat way to explore greater Manchester and learn about its rich history.”
Hitting the road for a great cause Chris Dugan 2021-05-12 04:00:00Z 0

Gov. Chris Sununu Speaks at QCR

Look who dropped by this morning . . . .Thank you to Governor Sununu for taking time to speak at our weekly Rotary meeting.Very informative update on the state of the State!
Gov. Chris Sununu Speaks at QCR 2020-12-10 05:00:00Z 0
Giving the Manchester Police Department a "Clean" Start 2020-11-19 05:00:00Z 0

Catie's Closet Update

Catie's Closet is opening up another location at Parkside Middle School here in Manchester!
The Community Service Committee is looking to organize a Paint Party to get this space finished for them. 
We are planning to get the painting done on Saturday November 14th, beginning at 8:30am at Parkside Middle School, 75 Parkside Ave., Manchester.
Please RSVP to Lisa via email at lallypropertysource@comcast.net   if you are able to volunteer on the 14th. Painting will go until it's done.....last finish time was around 12:00pm.  All paint and supplies are provided - just need volunteers!
Catie's Closet Update 2020-11-05 05:00:00Z 0

Food Drive

Food Drive is in the works, please collect non-perishable items. Perishable items will be collected the week leading up to Thanksgiving. They may be dropped off at MPAL  
Food Drive 2020-11-05 05:00:00Z 0
MASK UP NH 2020-06-16 04:00:00Z 0


Thanks to everyone who participated in our food drive this past weekend. You helped to keep a lot of families in the greater Manchester area fed! The Boys and Girls Club, Girls Inc., and MPAL are very appreciative . . .
QCR FOOD DRIVE SUCCESS! 2020-05-27 04:00:00Z 0


Here's a list of non-perishable and other items:
Juice Boxes
Granola Bars
Canned Meals (meals for kids to open and make themselves)
Ramen Noodles
Canned veggies
Pasta sauce
Peanut butter
*Any non-perishables
Individual snacks are a big request:
Peanut butter crackers
Hygiene Items:
Hand soap
Toilet paper
Laundry soap
Kids activity items:
Coloring books
School supplies
Jump rope
Kick ball
Board or card games
Miscellaneous items:
Gas card
Walmart or Grocery store gift cards
QCR FOOD DRIVE 2020-05-23 04:00:00Z 0

Another Successful Comedy Bowl

A big thank you to everyone who joined us or supported the Comedy Bowl in any way. It was a fantastic evening with lots of fellowship and laughs. We'll post the results of our fundraising efforts as soon as we have them!
Another Successful Comedy Bowl 2020-02-01 05:00:00Z 0