On Tuesday, August 20th, the Rotary Club of Concord presented the Community Players of Concord NH with a donation of $15,000 to support the organization’s need to make major repairs to its 21 year old studio on Josiah Bartlett Rd. Accepting the gift from Rotary president Warren Emley were Chris Demers, president of the Players, and board member Ellen Burger.


The Players have been supplying costumes for amateur stage productions; providing stage sets and props; workshops for directing, set building, and acting; children’s theater workshops, and more, for 92 years. Thousands of community members have benefited from having access to the Players’ studio home where the magic of theatre is created.

Emley says of the Community Players, “We realize that their organization continues to contribute so much to the quality of life of the citizens in our community and has done so for more than nine decades. Our Club is pleased to help as a Major Sponsor in support of this important cause.”

President of the Players Chris Demers says, “The Rotary Club of Concord’s donation will make a huge difference in our quest to take care of our home now and into the future. Thanks to their generosity, our studio will continue to house our organization as we continue to serve our community in the next 92 years.”

The Rotary Club of Concord NH is a fellowship of professional men and women who are proud to be involved in its community in providing scholarships and mentoring to youth, support organizations that help the homeless, the arts, elderly programs, and other causes that support the needs of our community.