Nominees for Vocational Awards Needed
 
Caitlyn Hassett sends the following message.
 
We NEED your nominations!!! 
 
Each year, Portsmouth Rotary presents four awards to non-Rotarian members of the community who walk the walk and talk the talk of service above self in their community without any expectation of recognition. Recipients are presented with a plaque and their choice of a local charity to which $500 is will be donated in their name.
 
We are looking for nominees for each of the four vocational categories: Education, Health & Human Services, Public Service, and General.  Nominees should be non-Rotarians that go above and beyond to help their community.
 
Nominations can be submitted online HERE or via the form below (click on link below). If using the attached form, please email it back to caitlyn@theatlanticgrill.com . Caitlyn respectfully ask that all nominations be submitted no later than May 24th.  
 
 
 
How is Rotary Helping in Ukraine?
 
Click on the link below to see how Rotary has been helping with the humanitarian crisis caused by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
 
 
 
Rotary Hands On Project at the Community Garden
 
In appreciation for our Club's monetary donation and hands on project we are invited to the Ribbon Cutting on May 21 at 10 AM. 
 
 
Hope to see you there.
 
New Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee
 
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) are all core Values Rotarians around the world have determined deserve more focus in order that our clubs are truly reflective of our communities. I have agreed to be the chair of this committee for our Club and so far 4 people have volunteered.  I would love to have 2 more people join us with ideas and energy to help our club meet the goals that our District has suggested, which can earn us a DEI certificate from the District Governor and will include DE&I pins for our entire membership.
 
If you are interested, please contact me at anncbliss@gmail.com or text me at 603-781-4058.  The committee will meet following our club meeting Thursday, April 28th for no more than 30 minutes.  We can determine at that time, what meeting days and times work for all of us given our work schedules.
 
Thank you,
Ann Bliss
 
 
Portsmouth Rotary Club Golf Tournament News
 
 
Our tournament this year is on Friday, June 10th and we would like to invite you to participate again in this worthy cause to help our community through these hard pandemic times. Net proceeds from this event will benefit the Portsmouth Rotary Club’s Basic Needs Fund to enable them to donate to commendable community non-profit organizations that serve food banks, clothing, shelter, and other basic needs.
 
Time for Golfers, Sponsors and Volunteers to Register NOW!
 
 
Or contact our Rotary Tournament Chair, Marie Brownell marie@brownellinsurance.com with any questions.
 
Thank you for your continued support.
 
See also the information below for volunteering.
 
 
 
 
Salvation Army Update
 
 
Good News!  The Salvation Army has moved into its new Portsmouth headquarters at 272 Rockland Street (off Miller Ave.) formerly the Church of Christ Scientist. Rotary will continue to pick up the food from Edgewood Centre at 2:00pm and take it to the new facility. 4 Rotarians are needed at 4:10 pm at 272 Rockland Street to box the meals. The meals are then loaded onto a van and the van goes to St Patrick’s church parking lot on Austin Street, to hand out.  Only 2 of the 4 Rotarians are needed to go to the Austin Street parking lot to hand out the meals. Sara will announce dates each month for volunteers to sign up.
 
 
Please contact Sara Treacy at saratreacy@comcast.net or call or text to: 603-661-8588.  
 
 
Call for Zoom Hosts
 
The Tech Group has worked hard at making our Zoom meetings better and better. They have contributed time and effort and it gets better every week.  Last week was a good example of how we can host remote speakers at our in person meetings and still make it an immersive experience.
 
We have had some members step up, but need YOU to help out with our Zoom presence as well!  A few more volunteers will spread the load and help to assure this runs smoothly throughout the coming year.  Thanks, Portsmouth Rotary, for supporting the many fellow Club members who attend our meetings virtually.   Inclusion of each of our 150 family members matters so much. 
 
 
 
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