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President James passes on the following two great opportunities to take part in Rotary International projects.  Click the links below to view details for each.
 
West Africa Project Fair
 
 
Rotary Dream Team – India 2017
 
 
 
Congratulations to Yuri Horwitz, the 1st place winner of the 2016 Portsmouth Rotary 5K Cross Country Race
 
 
Yuri Horwitz, who completed the race in 18.328 minutes, is from Portsmouth, NH and ran Cross Country and Track at PHS during the late 90’s. Yuri also ran in college at William and Mary and now resides in Washington D.C. with his wife and two children.
 
 
The race was held on Thursday, August 4th at the Portsmouth High School Sports Field with close to 70 runners.

All participants received a T-shirt and were invited to enjoy an informal BBQ with hot dogs & hamburgers while the race results were tabulated.  An informal awards presentation was conducted by Justin Finn as soon as the results were available.

The money raised from this event has not been completely totaled but the event is estimated to net close to $8,000.  The money raised will be used to continue offering scholarships and social service grants to the local community.
 
 
This year’s sponsors include:
Living Innovations, Portsmouth Regional Hospital, Ricci Construction, Dos Amigos, Peterson Engineering, Granite Bank, Secure Planning Inc., Murtha Landscaping, SIS Bank, Eddy Group, McLane, Piscataqua Landscaping Co. Inc., Infinite Imaging, The Edgewood Center & State Farm (Allen Dugan).  
 
 
Special thanks to the XC Race Committee:  Justin Finn, co-chair, Dennis Moulton, co-chair, Aileen Dugan, Basil Richardson, Cleo Villaflores, Tristan Shanley, Lexi Manus, Julia M. Ghigliotti.

And a noteworthy ‘thank you” to all the volunteers who helped make this event a success.  They are:  Janice Wood. Janis Reams, Karen Pierce , Marie Brownell, Paul Whitcomb, Rich Greulich, Steve Wood, Cynthia Shanley, Janice Cassidy, Chris Simonds, Refreshment Prep, Walter Liff, Jay Gibson, Al Lantinen, Bob Herold, Lindsey Hery, Leonard Seagren.
 
 
Let us Know What is Happening!
 
If you have an event or news that you would like to share with your fellow Rotarians, please forward the information to Dennis Moulton for inclusion in the weekly eBulletin. My contact information is d-moulton@comcast.net.  And please send photos!
 
 
 

 
Rotary Log for Thursday August 18th, 2016
by Dick Seery
 
The Program:  “Leadership matters. Solutions matter. Getting things done matters.”
 
 
Stella Scamman introduced and greeted Candidate Ted Gatsas, one of three Republican candidates for Governor. Gatsas is clearly, a well-qualified individual as a four- term Mayor of Manchester, New Hampshire’s largest city. 
 
 
We heard his evaluation of the major issues facing the Governor of N.H.  He considers them to be first opioid and heroin epidemic and then high energy and health care costs. Also on the candidate’s list: public education reform, especially to efficiently train / retain skilled workers.  As a businessman, executive and elected official, he objects to government “being in our pockets.”  He prefers bottom up decision making where school districts and parents have local control when it comes to education. 
 
 
If elected, Ted Gatsas would follow Hugh Gallen as the last mayor to win the Governorship (1973).  The candidate believes there is too much “down-shifting” of costs to communities. The practice squeezes local budgets and force towns to raise real estate taxes. He pledges to veto any proposed sales or income tax.

 

Ted’s plans represent the interests of our citizens. He believes that “with the right leadership, the challenges are not insurmountable if we work together for forge solutions.” His business experience and being both a State Senator (President-2005) and Mayor, make him a formidable candidate for the corner office.  

 
Visit: tedgatsas.com to learn more about the candidate!
 
Announcements:
  • Birthday salutes to Stella Scamman (16 years in Rotary) and Dick Yeaton (41 years-wow)!
  • Seven day notice for Donna Harvey and Lindsey Hery!
  • Peter Grace to Chair 2017 Golf Tournament.
  • Visiting guests included Jillian Burns (Moe Sullivan invitee), Karen Kindle (Stella), Evaristo Vasquez (Luis), Tony Pirri (John Lyons), Olivia Petersen (local Rotary operative) and Gabe Weinrieb, Eric’s son.
  • International Service / Immunization project in India and Africa.
  • Happy Dollars … there were many from the audience.   Eric Weinrieb stole the crowd’s attention when he introduced his little league son, Gabe, a powerhouse hitter for Portsmouth Little League. His team (Ages 9-10) won the N.H. State Little League Title after Gabe singled in the 9th with two outs!You almost felt like being in the stands watching…
  • 50/50 - Reverend Gordon Allen (again).  Proceeds ($75) donated to the Salvation Army.                                                                                                         
 
                                                                                                                                            
And, a big “Thank You” To Portsmouth Rotary and Cash Committee from the Portsmouth Women’s City Club President, Cathy Hodson.  Last winter the center’s furnace needed replacement.  Rotary came to the rescue.  The Club’s home is a 1920 single standing house (1920) with eight bedrooms at 375 Middle Street. The PWC offers temporary, low cost workforce housing and rental event space for up to 70 people.
 
Respectfully submitted, Dick Seery
 
 
 

 
To see photos of our new members click on the following link:
 
http://portsmouthrotary.org/PhotoAlbums/new-member-photos-welcome
 

 
 
 
Website Sponsors
 
Speakers
Sep 01, 2016
Steve Marchand, Former Mayor of Portsmouth
Seeking the Democratic Nomination for Governor of New Hampshire
Sep 08, 2016
Chris Sununu, NH Executive Councilor
Seeking the Republican Nomination for Governor of New Hampshire
Sep 15, 2016
Our Own Everett Eaton
Hiking village to village in the Swiss Alps
Sep 22, 2016
Camaraderie
More coming
 

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