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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.
Thanks From The Bridgewalk  
A big Rotary thank you for all those who contributed to and participated in the Brigewalk to End Polio Now this past Saturday.  A cloudy, but warm morning which saw enough break in the weather to have the drone take our photos.  A more detailed story is to come, so please stay tuned.
Upcoming Events . . . Save the Date
District 7780 Centennial Celebration 100 for 100 (see Janice Wood)
Thursday, November 10, 2016 6pm-10pm
Portland, ME
Join us as we celebrate the 100th year of The Rotary Foundation With Special Keynote Speaker:  Sam Frobisher Owori of Kampala, Uganda, Past Rotary Foundation Trustee, Nominating Committee Selection for 2018-19 Rotary International President.
Thanksgiving Dinner
Thursday, November 24, 2016
The Jarvis Center, Portsmouth, NH
Work is already underway for our annual Thanksgiving Dinner.  Contact Priscilla MacInnis about ways you can help out this year.
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 October 20, 2016
By Dick Seery
Photos by Tube Loch
Guest Speaker:  U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH)
Rotarian John Lyons welcomed his friend, Republican Kelly Ayotte, as a “natural native and career politician…Her experience as a prosecutor and service as New Hampshire’s Attorney General reflects her deep commitment representing residents of New Hampshire.”
During the two terms she served in the U. S. Senate, Ayotte worked on numerous committees. They include Armed Services, Homeland Security and Commerce. She has gained significant foreign policy experience in her years on the Hill. She voted to balance our $23Billion deficit and protect Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare.
Senator Ayotte spoke from her heart about disillusionment and disintegration in Washington.  Bi-partisanship efforts have to begin with a “common ground,” she remarked. The focus must be on “solving problems.” Her record of strength and leadership projects serving a collective constituency.  Issues Senator Ayotte addressed included Public Health.  The State’s Comprehensive Recovery Act became law after taking the best ideas and garnering local police and firemen support for treating the heroin and opioid epidemic.
Small Business assistance in the state requires Tax Reform to bring home Federal money for economic growth.  Federal regulations limit state flexibility and hurts growth.  The costs and benefits do not match up. Expenses like recent DOL salary/hourly caps being doubled, forcing the Non-Profit sector into a budget crisis. Close to home, the N.H. Fishermen need a friendlier regulatory environment to sustain their industry. 
Education enhancements should stress partnering with business to open jobs for more qualified and skilled career technical graduates coming along.
Health Care should serve those in need with proposed changes keeping the system affordable.  
Senator Ayotte has worked in a bipartisan way with Senator Jeanne Shaheen on the Armed Services Committee. They obtained recognition for Portsmouth Naval Ship Yard employees for “being under budget and ahead of schedule.” Success followed their combined efforts.  Pease Air Force Base and the New Hampshire Air National Guard were awarded the sole location for the new KC-46A refueling tanker aircraft.
The November 9th elections will be the final battleground for all candidates.  While there are never any perfect candidates, Senator Ayotte’s experience and powerful roles in Washington are strengths to be considered.
Guests / Hosting Rotarians – a real line up!
Joshua Parison / Paul Lucy                
Karen Kindel / Stella Scamman
George Daran / Leonard Seagren       
Moriah Magan / Justin Finn
Louise Richardson / Basil                  
Lori Waltz-Gagnon / Leo Gagnon
Mike Ripley / Julie Cosgrove            
Joan Rice / John Rice
Dianne Durkin / Julie Cosgrove         
Ed Dupont /  His wife
Visiting Rotarians
Marilyn Kellogg – Manchester, the Queen City     
Gary Kover – Dover
Ann Schieber – AG-DGB        
Rich Forte – Needham, Mass.
Jerrey Coogan – New London, N.H.  
Deb Grabowski    
Bill Mortimer (89)         
Paris Kevari (31 years in Rotary)
Memorial Bridge Walk for Polio Plus – Bob Sheesley  
Interact Club Trick ‘O Treat fund raiser – Bring a canned good next week!
2017 Road Race Planning Committee Meeting – What to do for next year.
Pre-school Book Drive – Marie Brownell still gathering books for 3rd Graders!!!
Raffle - Bob Sheesley, $74 – No Match – Bonus Pool = $250
Next Week:  Friends Forever Program – A memorable program.
Respectfully submitted, Dick Seery

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