• Don't forget that we have another interesting speaker for this week's meeting....Peter Krause from Boston College is going to talk about the Middle East. 
  • Be sure to mark your calendars for the next Rotary Club social event at the Atlantic Grille on May 18th.
  • Portsmouth Rotary Club will be participating in  this year's Market Square Day on June 13 by setting up two oversized chess sets.  The booths will promote the first-ever Rotary Chess Tournament tentatively planned for this fall.  Check out the Club's website for more information.
  • The Rotary Club Golf Tournament for Basic Needs Endowment  is going to be held on June 19th at the Breakfast Hill Country Club.  Volunteers are needed on site for the Tournament.  Please contact Cleo. 
  • Nominations for the Rotary Vocational Awards are now being accepted.  This very special award honors service in the areas of 1) PUBLIC SERVICE; 2) EDUCATION 3) HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES and 4) GENERAL.  The $500 award in each category will be paid to the charity of the winner's choice.  May 14th, the deadline for applications, is coming right up, so be sure to think about those whom you feel would merit this recognition.  Information and a nomination form can be found on our website at this link:http://portal.clubrunner.ca/6644/Stories/vocational-award-nominations-open    Contact Neil Ouellet or John Rice for more information.
  • Birthdays celebrated this past week included Past President, Diane Foley (26 years of service); Peter "Scott" Stringham (32); Kathleen McCormack (1) Andy Fleisher (26) and Mark Leonardi (9).  Be sure to wish them a happy birthday when you see them!
  • Thinking about hosting a French exchange student this summer?  Well, talk to President Trish for all of the information!
Area club activities...
The Rotary Club of Kittery is having a charity auction on Thursday, May 7th at the Regatta Room in Eliot.  Tickets are available at Peoples United Bank in Kittery or at the door.  More information is available at www.kitteryrotary.org
Rotary Club of Exeter is presenting Trivial Pursuit for a Cause on Saturday, May 16th at Shooters Pub  Teams will compete for prized and bragging rights.  To register, visit www.exeterrotary.org