Flight to End Polio - Update
(Article updated as of Sunday May 14)
Portsmouth Rotary members supported the district 7780 awareness and fund-raising efforts by laying out the red carpet (twice) for pilots Peter Teahen and John Ockenfels.  They landed in Portsmouth on Friday May 5, first stop on their circumnavigation of the globe for PolioPlus.  The district hosted a welcome dinner and fundraiser at the Port City Air hangar, Pease Tradeport, Saturday night May 6 which was a wonderful chance to meet, greet and welcome them.  More information on their journey at this link:
You can follow their three-month journey on the aircraft-tracking website Flight Aware.  Just click the button on the site above and then enter their aircraft tail number as the flight number: N732WP
After the big event, Peter and John determined there were two critical maintenance issues that had to be addressed, so they ended up staying in Portsmouth until Thursday.  President Joanie and Rotarian Leonard Seagren co-hosted them at a second dinner, an ad-hoc buffet at Joanie's house attended by 26.  
As of Thursday we are close to the twenty thousand dollar PolioPlus goal for the event, a very ambitious number supported by Rotarians and clubs, including our own Club contribution of $1500 plus the hard work of seventeen Portsmouth Rotary volunteers over the weekend of May 6.  It is a privilege to be a member of Portsmouth Rotary, thank you all.
Here is a marvelous photo-gallery from our Saturday, May 6 event at Pease, from photographer extraordinaire Don Chick: enjoy!
Rotary Log for May 11, 2023
Portsmouth Rotary is Hip!
The Log for our meeting of May 11...courtesy of log writer Al Lantinen
And the photogallery from photo-wizard Don Chick is here:
Portsmouth Rotary Special Meeting Notes
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We are back at the Portsmouth Country Club.  Come join us in person.
For those wishing to join virtually, our technical crew has been hard at work to enhance our Zoom experience. 
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Sign up NOW please.  For the 30th year, Portsmouth Rotary Golf Classic at The Pease Golf Club in Portsmouth, NH on Friday June 9th!
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Nominees needed for Vocational Awards
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 attached form. If using the attached form, please email it back to . I respectfully ask that all nominations be submitted no later than May 18th.  
Salvation Army Food Service
The nightly Salvation Army soup kitchen sets up in this Emergency Disaster Services truck and parks under the lights at the back of the Middle Street Baptist Church at 18 Court St, Portsmouth. Two volunteers arrive at 4:50 pm and work inside the truck (with heaters) to put the hot food into containers to give out to diners through the window.  Dinner starts at 5:00 pm and is over at 6:00 pm. We clean up and are finished by 6:15 pm. Our Club has signed up to serve every third Wednesday of the month for the next 11 months. Please text me, Sara Treacy, at 603-661-8588 if you can sign up.  
May 17, - Janice Cassidy and Cathy Nickerson
June 21, - Judy Ringer and Sara Treacy
July 19, - John Rice and ONE MORE VOLUNTEER NEEDED
Aug 15 - April Torreiro and Cathy Nickerson
Sept 20 -  Kristin Peterson and ONE MORE VOLUNTEER NEEDED
Oct 18, - Doug MacDonald and Ben Wheeler
Rotary Log for May 4, 2023
It’s opening day for Rotary at the Portsmouth Country Club.  We’re back! And better than ever!  It is also Chess Day. 
Re-enjoy our May 4 meeting with this photo gallery:
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PDG Mort Schmidt presents PHF
Don Chick, Paul Harris Fellow
Jon Flagg
May 18, 2023
Tristan & Cindi Shanley
May 25, 2023
Director NH Portsmouth
Jun 01, 2023
National Breast Cancer Coalition
Jun 08, 2023
Community Power
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Jun 03, 2023
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Jun 09, 2023
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Rotary Meeting 2023-04-27
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