Top of the Week February 20, 2019
Top of the Week!
February 20, 2019
Recovery with Hope and Dignity

NH Seacoast Rotary Clubs have joined forces to further awareness and education of the opioid epidemic and substance use disorders in their communities. Each Rotary club will provide a comprehensive Recovery with Hope & Dignity educational forum designed to highlight NH’s new system of care for people suffering with substance use disorders, discuss treatment and recovery options, and educate attendees how they may one day save a life. Governor Sununu will kick off the forums on March 5th in Exeter.


NH Seacoast Rotary Clubs present these free educational forums to the community.
All who are interested in learning about prevention, treatment, recovery and harm- reduction are welcome to attend.

Register at:


March 5 -Exeter High School AuditoriumApril 11 -Portsmouth High School AuditoriumMay 9 -Winnacunnet High School AuditoriumJune 3 -Wentworth-Douglass Hospital Garrison

Wing Auditorium
All forums are 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Chris Sununu, Governor of NH

Speakers include:Person in Recovery

Robert MacKenzie, Police Chief Kennebunk, ME

Jim and Jeannie Moser, Founders of Zero Left

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 Wednesday, March 6.  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 February 14, 2019
Rotary Log for February 14, 2019
President Cleo opened the meeting with the Pledge. Al Lantinen led us in the first of many songs we would hear today. Jay Gibson greeted and tested us. Invocator John Rice recalled the sage advice of two early Rock n’ Roll evangelists, John (Lennon) and Paul (McCartney), and intoned “All You Need is Love.”  Still checking, but we believe this was the briefest invocation on record.
Guests and Announcements.
Guests (and Rotarian hosts) included Ellen Fineberg (Judy Loto) and Lynn Katlen (Peg Millar).
Joanie Dickinson thanked Susan Gold and Basil Richardson for their pop-top contributions to Interact.
Twelve Rotarians have their birthdays this month. Tony Delyani’s celebration on February 11 was the closest one to our meeting date. Tony’s age shall remain undisclosed.
Another 12 Rotarians celebrated their Club Membership Anniversary in February. The longest serving anniversarian is Dick Yeaton (44 years.) The briefest anniversary, one year, is that of Ann Richter Arnold.
President Cleo thanked the dedicated volunteers who participated in our most recent hands-on project. A dozen or so Rotarians banded together to help renovate the interior of the John Paul Jones House. Several pictures documented the fruit of their efforts. 
The $58 Raffle was snagged by Susan Gold. No match ensued.
Program: Seacoast Repertory Theatre
Susan Gold prepped us for today’s program. The Seacoast Repertory Theatre (“SRT”) is now in its 30thseason. More than 50,000 people attend its programs annually. More than 250 performances are given each year.
Susan then introduced Jamie Bradley, SRT Interim Artistic Director. Jamie elaborated on SRT’s activities. As a non-profit, SRT enjoys a sound financial position. This may be the first year in which more than $1 million dollars of tickets are sold. Most of the legacy debt has been paid off. The remainder is scheduled to be retired by 2020.
As a repertory theatre, the SRT is thriving. At least eight musicals are scheduled to open during 2019. As a special treat seven SRT actors/actresses attended our meeting and provided musical samples from these plays. Included were well-known songs such as “Don’t Cry For Me, Argentina” from “Evita” and “Maria” from “West Side Story”.
The quality of the singers was top-notch. All were “in character” as they made each song one of their own. The ensuing Rotarian applause kept growing after each rendition. The performers certainly created a powerful enticement to attend the upcoming SRT plays.
It was a wonderful program for St. Valentine’s Day. Thanks for the chocolates, Cleo!
Respectfully submitted, Richard Greulich
Photos by Tube Loch 
New Members Photos
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Feb 21, 2019
Rotaplast in Sylhet Bangladesh (with selfies)
Feb 28, 2019
Snow, cold, winter - time to go hiking
Mar 07, 2019
New Approaches to knee and hip replacement
Mar 14, 2019
Now that is dancin!!
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Upcoming Events
New Member Orientation
Aileen Dugan State Farm
Feb 21, 2019
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
New Member Orientation
Aileen Dugan State Farm
Mar 13, 2019
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Membership Committee Meeting
Portsmouth Country Club
Mar 21, 2019 11:00 AM
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
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