Top of the Week February 28, 2018
Top of the Week!
Seeking Nominations for the Rev. Allen Humanitarian Award
The first recipient of the annual Reverend Gordon Allen Humanitarian Award will be recognized at our meeting on Thursday, April 26th.
The intent of the award is to honor the memory of Gordon Allen by recognizing someone in our community that embodies some of the same attributes that we admired so much in Reverend Allen - humility, service to community, love of knowledge, and caring for others, to name a few.
Please take a moment to reflect on someone in our club or community that is deserving of this recognition and reach out to the committee members with your thoughts.
Committee members - Ellen Labrie, Sara Treacy, Cleo Villaflores, Tom Decker, Leo Gagnon, Paul Lucy, Neal Ouellett, John Pappas, John Rice or Ben Wheeler.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Rotarians Serve at the Salvation Army
Serving dinner at the Salvation Army on February 26 were:
Richard Greulich, Kim Crisp, Al Lantinan and Kathy Berger
Contact Sara Treacy if you might be interested in one of the future dinner services. Go to the club calendar for the dates.
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 15, 2018
Portsmouth Rotary Log for February 15, 2018 
Excitement and applause overwhelmed the room.  President Ben announced that we are nearing the $100,000 goal for the Bangladesh Rotaplast Mission. He frankly admitted how “easy” fundraising $100,000 in just a few days has been. All thanks to generous contributions from Rotarians, their friends and the Labrie Family.
A $1,000 donation, presented by Leonard Seagren, came from an acquaintance who heard about the project. The friend just wanted to help.
But I get ahead of myself. Ben opened the luncheon by admitting that he had lost a Super Bowl bet to John Rice. Hence, he would wear an Eagles tie for the meeting’s duration.
Ben breezed through a few short announcements.
Joanie Dickinson is still collecting soda can pop tops for her high school InterAct group. She is looking for someone to step up and be a new advisor to the group.  Joanie pulled the 50/50 raffle for $55. Craig Taylor won, donating his winnings to the Rotaplast Mission.  There was no match ($155).
Guest speaker.
Executive Director of the Paul Entrepreneurship Center at UNH, Ian Grant, introduced the new entrepreneurship hub, the ECenter. The Center’s goal is to build a positive, supportive cross-cultural network at UNH. The network is there to embrace idea/innovation/entrepreneurial activities. Co-curricular programming creates opportunities for engagement while supporting existing academic, student, university and independent initiatives.  
The ECenter program goes beyond supporting the creation of start-up companies. Students are actually paid to develop their ideas as a summer job. The curriculum helps individuals and teams understand the process of diagnosing problems. students use that knowledge to find a range of possible ideas and solutions.  The learning experience becomes invaluable to everyone in any career. 
The ECenter exists to create the next generation of creative leaders with an entrepreneurial mind-set. Folks who can see opportunities and identify creative solutions others have missed, one idea at a time.  Recently, the two-year-old program received recognition as THE top emerging Entrepreneurial Center by the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers. The Consortium represents 250 institutions in 15 different countries.
To learn about the ECenter and its endeavors visit: 
Guests & Visitor Log:  Unfortunately, your scribe overlooked securing the listing!
NOTE: No meeting Feb. 22nd due to remodeling the dining room.
Respectfully submitted, Richard Seery
Photos by Tube Loch

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Rev. Gordon Allen Humanitarian Award
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