Rotary Log for Thursday October 8th, 2020 via Zoom meeting
Another virtual Zoom meeting today led by President Elect Justin. Pandemic President Jon was fighting justice somewhere, but we still had 44 members present anyway. 
Al Lantinen kicked things off by singing “My country tis of thee”.
Barbara Miller joined us from Concord State House, wow—is she connected!  She also brought two guests, Diane and Sue Polidura.  John Rice’s invocation was an edited and timely version of the Prayer of St. Francis. He also disclosed that his wife Joan is having the second cancer surgery tomorrow in Boston.  We will all include her in our prayers!  Speedy recovery!
Golf Tournament raised $27,000 so far!
Who am I:
Bob Smith – is a financial advisor, lives in Portsmouth with his wife Pamela, lists jalapeno peppers as his favorite food.  What we don’t know about Bob is that he used to play drums in a Rock and Roll band as a young lad!

If you’re cross checking your mobile phone $2
If your candidate lost in the primary $2
If you have a lawn sign for your candidate $2
Ben Wheeler trash talking about golf and his team $5
Dan Hoefle cutting the ribbon at for the new accessible bathrooms at Portsmouth Discovery Center $20 (insert bathroom humor here)
History Moment:
Ian O’Neail – Mort Schmidt wrote about October which is Vocational Service Month!
Main Program:
Barb Miller introduced Sue Polidura, Republican District 21 Senate candidate for the seat being vacated by retiring Martha Fuller Clark. 
Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Sue came to the seacoast originally as a member of the U.S. Air Force. She has since lived in Portsmouth for more than 40 years.
She worked in companies such as Data General and Timberland Company World Headquarters.  Most recently, she was employed by several Federal Government agencies. She retired last year from  a purchasing agent position at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.
Sue is a self-described constitutionalist and wants to keep New Hampshire tax free.  She is endorsed by the Police Association and is not in favor of defunding the Police.  Sue is an avid local historian, especially of the Louis De Rochemont era, a subject she spoke about at Rotary a few years back. Sue gives tours of the North Cemetery.  Sue is also president of the Women’s City Club.
For more information about her campaign go to
Our meeting closed with the Four Way Test recited by Past President Ben Wheeler.
Respectfully submitted, Yvonne Legge
Photo captures by Don Chick