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Spread a Little Love Peanut Butter Drive Extended for One More Week
 
 
Thanks to all who donated to the peanut butter drive.  Looking forward to the final tally from Ramona.
 
 
Rotary Service and Engagement
 
In 2015, Rotary International and Peace Corps formalized a service partnership to help enhance our club and district service activities locally and around the world. They are interested in hearing from Rotarians who have engaged with Peace Corps.
 
Click on the link below for additional information about the survey.
 
 
 
Cuban Cultural Exchange
 
Click on the link below for information about participating in an upcoming cultural exchange program in Cuba. . The team will travel to the island for about a week during the late Spring/early Summer, probably late May - early June.
APPLICATION DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 28TH.
 
 
 
Upcoming Interact Conference
 
From Kevin C. Raymond, District 7780 Interact Chair
 
Greetings Interact Advisors:
 
Attached please find the information and registration forms for this year’s “Feeding the Hope”  Interact/New Generations Conference.  It’s going to be a good one!  Please distribute the invitation and keynote bio to all your Interact members.  Some items to note are below:
  • Date:  Saturday, March 25
  • Location:  Scarborough High School
  • Keynote Speaker:  Travis Roy (his bio is with the information/invitation)
  • Registration Deadline:  Please register ASAP so we can plan accordingly.  March 10 is the deadline for registration and payment to be in the mail to me, as noted on registration form.
  • Fee:  Students and Advisors are $10.  Others and Rotarians are $15.
  • We are asking each attendee to bring 1 or 2 canned goods.
  • As noted from the evaluations last year there will be breakout sessions in place of the panel discussion this year.  We really do read themJ
Thank you and let me know if you have any questions.
Kevin
 
 
 
 
 
Upcoming Events
 
Rotary Golf Tournament
June 16th
Pease Golf Course
 
 
This year's tournament chair is Peter Grace.  As always, it will take many volunteers to make this event a success, so contact Peter if you can help out.  Looking forward to another great event.
 
Be forewarned, Peter will be visiting area Rotary meetings with the prestigious Portsmouth Rotary Cup to throw down the challenge to other clubs.  
 
 
Rotary Connections is back!!!
 
Rotary Connections let’s our members know that their Rotary club is thinking of them.  Members facing a health issue, death in the family or a life celebration, we are here!  
 
If you know of any of our members who may need a Rotary Connections, please reach out to the Cathy Nickerson or President James.
 
 
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!
 
 
PORTSMOUTH ROTARY LOG for February 16, 2017
By Dick Seery
Photos by Tube Loch
 
Imagine everyone’s day pretty much starting the same.  Another dusting of snow to remove, … all of three inches.  Then lunch at Portsmouth CC overlooking a snowy, dormant course.   Out the window, against a splendorous white backdrop, a red and white range flag stood alone, fluttering in the breeze.  What a perfect setting to be entertained with a wonderful music mix. And that we got from -- classical to pop – by professional acoustical-classic guitarist Matthew Lister of Dover.
 
 
Rotarian Cuzin Richard introduced Matt, noting his many engagements.  Those include weddings, private venues and special occasions. He’s also played Sunday brunch entertainment gigs at area hotels like the Sheraton-Portsmouth and Wentworth By The Sea. 
 
 
Matt’s musical genres span centuries from Bach to Led Zeppelin.  Many attendees could relax listening to Ragtime, Latin, Flamenco, Pop, Rock and Celtic music.  A summa cum laude graduate of UNH in Musical Performance, he teaches beginning and intermediate students in Dover. Testimonials identify his creative skills working with clients to create memorable experiences.
 
 
For information about public performances or to discuss an engagement, visit either site:  www.matthewlister.com or www.cuzinrichard.com
 
Birthdays:  Several Rotarians celebrated more than 10 membership years:
 
John Lyons (11), Stanford Cross (21), Tony Delyani (27), Bobby Field (28) and Tom Decker (39)! 
 
Announcements
 
 
Justin Finn asked for volunteers to organize August’s Cross-Country fund raiser. 
 
 
President James Peterson recognized Rotarian Tom Decker for his generous $5,000 donation for hospital equipment in Tanzania.  Rotarian Taylor Forbes shared her family’s excitement at the Westminster Dog Show.  Their Italian bred Spinone won both Best-In-Breed and Award of Merit-Sporting Group from the Kennel Club.    
         
At the latest Board Meeting, donations and scholarship funds were budgeted. The Basic Needs Committee approved $500 to each of six local charities who also benefit from recent peanut butter jar donations. The William Cash Committee arranged $1,000 for the purchase of library books for teaching English as a second language in Kolkata, India.  Plus, a total of more than $56,000 funded four scholarship programs. There was also a $600 discretionary gift to the Portsmouth Girls Softball Association.  What a great feeling to be part of a super-dynamic Rotary Club.   
 
New Member
 
 
Karen Kindle sponsored by Stella Scamman.
 
 
Happy Bucks & Fines:  Happy Bucks voluntarily flowed from around the room.
 
Fine Master, Neil Ouellett, followed up the Happy $ collection.  Calling up favorite Valentine’s Day remembrances, Neil trapped many attendees (Neil previously promised to fervently bolster the President’s Fund revenues.)
 
Guests / Hosts:    
 
Karen Kindle / Stella Scamman         
Dorothy Powers / Husband Bill
Madeline Warren / Cleo Villaflores             
Jessica Tabor / Aileen Dugan
Chris Dunn / Julie Cosgrove
 
Raffle:
 
 
$52 won by new member Caitlyn Hassett.  No match for $225 Bonus!
 
Respectfully submitted, Dick Seery
 
 
 
 
To see photos of our new members click on the following link:
 
http://portsmouthrotary.org/PhotoAlbums/new-member-photos-welcome
 
 
Portsmouth Rotary Charitable Division
 
 
Website Sponsors
 
Speakers
Ms. Morgan Smith, Jr. @ Berwick Academy
Feb 23, 2017
Interact Club Experience & Feed Our Starving Children Organization
Our Own James and Ms. Julia Phelps
Mar 02, 2017
Their recent NID trip to India
Club
Mar 09, 2017
TBA
Director John Grimes & Comedian P.J. Walsh
Mar 16, 2017
Grand conjunction: St. Patty's Day!! & the Ides of March!! (Something for All)
 

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