Top of the Week March 27, 2019
Top of the Week!
March 27, 2019
Recovery with Hope and Dignity
Don't miss this special event that is so topical.

Volunteers Needed!!!
As many of you know our club’s annual partnership this year is with The Cross Roads House.  There are many ways to volunteer in our community but the more immediate need is to have members help during their dinners.  
There is help needed on April 3 and May 5.  The time goes by quickly and there is lots of fellowship and music.  
Tiffany McKenna will be at the meetings getting Rotarians signed up. Thank you for those that have volunteered already.  For those who would like to sign up please let myself or Tiffany know, and if you need a makeup, it also counts!  
You all make a difference in our community and I thank you! 
PHA Volunteer Coordination
Mary Kelliher, Volunteer Coordinator at the Portsmouth Housing Authority forwarded the following:
“I'm reaching out regarding a recurring volunteer opportunity that has sprung at two of our resident building. We now hold a coffee hour at our Margeson building on Mondays at 10am and at Feaster on Thursdays at 10am. These are opportunities for residents to get out of their apartments and spend time in a communal space to have a treat together. We'd love to have volunteers sign up for a particular day or recurring days to bring donuts, pastries, and/or fruit (coffee is provided) if anyone would like to do so! This is an easy opportunity to also chat with our resident population, as well. Each building also has a piano, waiting for anyone with a passion for it to play during coffee hour as well!!
Let Mary know if anyone might be interested.
AmeriCorps Seeks Rotary Volunteers 
Mary Kelliher is the Volunteer Coordinator for AmeriCorps working out of Portsmouth Housing's Greenleaf Recreation Center with the Resident Services team which assists low-income residents, senior residents, and residents with disabilities in finding resources for different needs, such as budgeting, financial literacy, transportation, etc. Mary and AmeriCorps is seeking volunteers who would be willing to volunteer. One example of a volunteer opportunity is assisting an older female resident who lives alone in moving heavy furniture (strong people needed!) into and from a UHaul during her planned move from her Feaster apartment to Connor's Cottage. If there are any volunteers intersted in lending a hand please contact Mary at
Sorry We Missed You
If you have a makeup for a missed meeting, please email it to the following link:
Check Your Profile
The Communications Committee is asking that everyone log onto ClubRunner and check your profile to make sure it is up to date.  Change is part of life and we hope to be able to reflect those changes in our website.  Happy surfing.
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 Ben.
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  And please send photos!
Rotary Log for March 21, 2019
Rotary Log for March 21, 2019
President Cleo opened the meeting promptly at 12:15 and led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Al Lantinen guided us through God Bless America and Ann Bliss directed the Four- Way Test. Past President Ben Wheeler’s invocation paid tribute to late Rotarian Ray Jones.
At 12:27 Cleo brought the meeting back to order.
Club Announcements
Ken Riley is on 7-day Notice.
Cross Roads House needs a server on April 3 and cooks and servers for May 5.
Fine master Neal Ouellett reminded us that April 4th is our Annual Joke meeting.  Come prepared!
Jon Flagg's Historic Moment was from March 20, 1958 when the Club sponsored a "Wake up and Read" initiative.  That information conflicts with the popular myth that more people today visit the library.  (Our table was going to kid Mort that he was likely Club Secretary back then. However, we realized that was the same year several of us were born.)   One of my table-mates noted that Jon’s remarks were quite short.  That would be unusual for a billable hours attorney…
Cleo's Project for the Year is a hands-on effort and donation to the John Paul Jones House.  The work includes new plumbing, new interior glass doors, ADA handrails and more.
Total cost of the project is $48,188 dollars.   After some discussion, the club voted and approved to donate $18,199 dollars from the Raymond P.  Jones Fund for the project.  The Cash Committee approved $11,000 dollars more and Portland Glass is making a $2500-dollar in-kind donation. An anonymous benefactor, among others, is chipping in $10,000 dollars.
Bob Smith won the $85-dollar 50/50 raffle including a $225-dollar match.  There was some question about insider trading as Bob won the 50/50 not long ago. (Let's make sure he gets a 1099 for that…)
Guest Speaker
Cathy Edison introduced Beth Falconer, executive director of 3S Artspace.After a show of hands, it was determined that may Rotarians have visited 3S.
Artspace has a mission to "Cultivate contemporary art" as well as using art to help address social issues. The organization’s building has three distinct areas—a performance space, gallery and restaurant.
Last Fall, the Gallery hosted an exhibit about Strawberry Banke. This Spring, UNH is sponsoring " The High-Water Mark.” The show examines climate change and its impact on the coastline. Exhibits change about every six weeks and there is no admission charge.
Another upcoming event is "Project Upcycle" which Artspace likens to " Project Runway."The idea is to demonstrate that sustainable clothing designers can make interesting ensembles out of previously worn clothes. The organization has chosen eight clothing designers to produce gala-worthy outfits from previously worn clothing.
Local people in the community will model the new outfits.(There was a debate at our table as to whether Basil will be a designer or model ...)In any event, the winning designer receives a cash prize.
3S Artspace memberships include early access and ticket discounts.The organization also rents space for corporate or social events.
Respectfully submitted, Dutiful Scribe du Jour, Everett Eaton
Photos by Tube Loch
New Members Photos
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Mar 28, 2019
Non- profit to help those raising children of drug addicted (or deceased) parents
Apr 04, 2019
Well it is April 1st - bring your best and compete - easy?
Apr 11, 2019
Farmsteads of New England & Working with Individuals who have various Development Disabilities
Apr 18, 2019
Annual Gordon Allen Humanitarian Award!!
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Upcoming Events
New Member Orientation
Aileen Dugan State Farm
Mar 28, 2019
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
New Member Orientation
Aileen Dugan State Farm
Apr 02, 2019
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Recovery with Hope and Dignity
Portsmouth High School
Apr 11, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
New Member Orientation
Aileen Dugan State Farm
Apr 25, 2019
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
New Member Orientation
Aileen Dugan State Farm
May 06, 2019
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Membership Committee Meeting
Portsmouth Country Club
May 16, 2019 11:00 AM
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