The local rotary club has partnered with a group in Guatemala to replace wood stoves found in most homes and businesses, with environmentally friendly vented stoves. Not only does this provide for better quality indoor air, improving the overall health of it's users, it also minimizes the amount of wood that is used, preserving a valuable natural resource. Rotarians, their families and friends of all ages, have traveled to Guatemala to assist in the assembly of these affordable stoves. Plates commemorating the individual stoves are donated as part of the effort.
Mike loves pizza, so several times a year, he organizes a pizza party. He provides the oven, the dough and the sauce. Invitees bring the toppings, beverages, and desserts. Guests are invited to make their own pizzas. As a thank you for hosting such a fun and unique event, Mike's guests presented him with a pizza paddle, imprinted with his other favorite love: penguins.
Former Hudson High School hockey players gather each year for a tournament. While all the proceeds go to the hockey progam, all members of the winning team get their names engraved on the custom made granite plaque, which is prominently displayed at the local rink. Go Hudson Alum!