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Arts In Reach
 
Lindsey Reid shared this message from Executive Director Debra Holloway with us.
 
Watch the Spirit of AIR Celebration and see how your gifts have impacted young women across the Greater Seacoast.  And check out their website… https://www.artsinreach.org/
 
 
Pine Resilience Virtual Conference
 
PDG Dave Underhill forwarded the following:
 
Positive Community Responses to Trauma, October 9, 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
 
This conference is for those interested in cross-professional collaboration to address community issues at their root:   
  • Mental Health and Addiction Counselors     
  • Health Care Practitioners     
  • Social Service Providers     
  • Educators   
  • Law Enforcement Professionals     
  • Community and Business Leaders & Engaged Citizens
The registration link below delivers the detailed agenda.  Rotary members have a discounted rate of $125 for the conference.  Dave will be attending, and hopes some others of our club members may as well.
 
Keynote Speaker Dr. Christina Bethell has done pioneering work on the effects of POSITIVE intervention by community leaders in combating the adverse effects of ACEs trauma, particularly in areas of substance use disorder.  
 
 
 
Golf Tournament News
 
Click on the following links to see the press release and the tournament site for the upcoming Rotary Golf Tournament. 
 
The tournament is being held on October 16 and sponsorships are still available. 
 
Fore!
 
 
 
 
Virtual Fundraising
 
An article by PDG Marty Helman is now on the home page of the District web site, and seems worthy of sharing widely within our club.  We’ve been exploring different ways to manage virtual fundraising and there are some examples here.  
 
 
 
 
Keep Up to Date on the COVID-19 Pandemic
 
For up to date information and available resources in New Hampshire visit the State's web page:
 
 
The City of Portsmouth's website is also a great source for local COVID-19 information.
 
 
 
Helping Cross Roads House in These Trying Times
 
Some of the ways you can still help at Crossroads:
 
• Meal Preparation - Prepare food in your home and drop it off at the shelter. This includes both dinner entrees and bagged lunches. Whether we provide the ingredients and pans, or you do, this will help us to continue serving residents three meals a day when volunteers are unable to come into the shelter. Please contact our volunteer coordinator, Kristina Siegenthaler, at k.siegenthaler@crossroadshouse.org,  or 603.436.2218 ext. 107, for more information.
 
• Donations of Food and Supplies - Donations of food items and supplies from our “Wish List” are greatly appreciated at this time. You can view our “Wish List” online at www.crossroadshouse.org/donations/wish-list. Donations can be dropped off at the shelter at any time, or you can shop our Amazon.com Wish List (http://a.co/gOnxxkK) from the comfort of your home and have items delivered to the shelter.
 
• Monetary Support - Our annual “Benefit by the Sea” fundraiser has been posted to August 29, 2020. This event provides funding for nearly 30% of our shelter operating budget. Now more than ever we need your help to ensure we can continue serving some of our most vulnerable neighbors. If you are able, click the link below to make a donation today. The gift you give today will make a tremendous difference for the families and individuals who rely on Cross Roads House to make it through this difficult period.
 
 
Rotary Dinner Service the Salvation Army
 
Yes, even in these trying times, Rotary continues to serve...
 
Dinner, that is, at the Salvation Army's food truck.
 
Rotary participation is being limited to two people per service.  
 
If you would like to participate please contact Sara Treacy at 603-661-8588.
 
 
New Scholarship Fund Honoring Dr. Clayburgh
 
Nancy Clayburgh whose husband Jim passed away on Friday, May 1st  would like to establish a Rotary scholarship fund in his name.
 
Dr. James B Clayburgh Scholarship Fund. Anyone wishing to support this fund may do so by mailing contribution to Rotary Club of Portsmouth, PO Box 905, Portsmouth NH 03802-0905.
 
 
She has moved away but you can still Make Peg’s Day!
 
Dear Fellow Rotarians:
 
Especially in these challenging times, it is time to up our communications game.
 
Our dear Peg Millar has moved (at least temporarily) to be closer to her son, but would still like to keep in touch with all of her Rotary friends.  Peg would love to receive cards or other correspondence.  Her address is:  Peg Millar, Harbor Chase, 4150 Indian River Blvd Vero Beach, FL 32967.
 
Thank you from Rotary Connections Committee
 
 
Rotary Connections is back!!!
 
Now more than ever 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 Connection, please reach out to the Cathy Nickerson.
 
 
 
Project: Volunteer Surge
 
Looking to help out in these trying times but don’t know how or where?  Check out this opportunity from the Global Impact Group.
 
Rotarians and their supporters have the opportunity to lead recruitment of the first one million citizens to participate in Volunteer Surge. Together, we can reduce suffering and save lives.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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