Portsmouth Rotary Special Meeting Notes
Live Meetings Are Back 
The Rotary Club of Portsmouth is back to live meetings at the Portsmouth Country Club so please join us on Thursday. Don't miss the fun!
Please join us Thursdays at 12:15pm for lunch at the Portsmouth Country Club, 80 country Club Lane, Greenland.  Meetings are temporarily being held in the Clipper Lounge.
For those wishing to join virtually, our technical crew has been hard at work to enhance our Zoom experience. 
If You Cannot Make to the Live Meeting, Join Us Virtually
Our techies have been hard at work and the new setup is a big upgrade from the previous one.  Join us virtually and check it out.
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1. After the meeting has started join on Mute and stay on Mute until you need to ask a question.
2. Register a VENMO account. The Rotary Fine Master WILL be making an appearance.  No VENMO, No Problem, fines will be doubled for non-VENMO offenders.
3.  Keep the CHAT civilized.  Anything you say is recorded and stored for history... if you wouldn't publish it in a Newspaper, don't publish it in the Chat window.
4.  ENJOY and have FUN.  Rotary is all about Fellowship.  Some among us will need our fellowship for a strong boost of morale.
5. People have embarrassed themselves mightily on Zoom conferences since virtual meetings started.  Google search "ZOOM Video mistakes" to learn from the mistakes of others. 
Check your email for the meeting links.
Top of the Week!
Rotary Hands On Project
Our club will be doing a Hands On Project at the Portsmouth Women's City Club in the coming weeks.  We are so excited to be able to help them repaint the kitchen (currently very very very yellow), redo the kitchen floor and paint some of the rooms that women are staying in.  
The February 19th demo day is already filled (thanks all who volunteered), but we still need some folks to fill the openings for March 5th and 12th.
Both dates in March will be for paining and all supplies will be provided those days, Yvonne can teach you how to edge perfectly as she been painting inside of her new house a lot lately!
The link to signup genius is below, we hope to see you all there, especially the new members - we want to get to know you :)
We need 12 people for each shift.
Golf Tournament Signup
Marie Brownell is once again heading up our Annual Golf Tournament and needs volunteers.
Click on the links below to read her invitation and to see the sign-up form.
Let's make this year's tournament the best yet!
Salvation Army Update
Good News!  The Salvation Army has moved into its new Portsmouth headquarters at 272 Rockland Street (off Miller Ave.) formerly the Church of Christ Scientist. Rotary will continue to pick up the food from Edgewood Centre at 2:00pm and take it to the new facility. 4 Rotarians are needed at 4:10 pm at 272 Rockland Street to box the meals. The meals are then loaded onto a van and the van goes to St Patrick’s church parking lot on Austin Street, to hand out.  Only 2 of the 4 Rotarians are needed to go to the Austin Street parking lot to hand out the meals. Sara will announce dates each month for volunteers to sign up.
Please contact Sara Treacy at or call or text to: 603-661-8588.  
Call for Zoom Hosts
The Tech Group has worked hard at making our Zoom meetings better and better. They have contributed time and effort and it gets better every week.  Last week was a good example of how we can host remote speakers at our in person meetings and still make it an immersive experience.
We have had some members step up, but need YOU to help out with our Zoom presence as well!  A few more volunteers will spread the load and help to assure this runs smoothly throughout the coming year.  Thanks, Portsmouth Rotary, for supporting the many fellow Club members who attend our meetings virtually.   Inclusion of each of our 150 family members matters so much. 
Basic Needs Grants
The Portsmouth Rotary Club’s Basic Needs Committee is currently accepting grant requests from local nonprofits to help provide for people in need in our community. We have funds allocated to support your efforts and we are ready to disburse them to qualified organizations in the very near future. Nonprofit agencies who are in need of funding to provide basic needs (food, shelter, healthcare, clothing) and are located in and/or primarily serving those in the Greater Portsmouth Area are encouraged to apply. Grants generally range in size from $500 to $2,500.
Complete the Basic Needs funding request and submit with required documentation. The application can be found at:
There is no deadline for the application and disbursements are done on a rolling basis, however applicants are encouraged to apply quickly, as funding is currently available. Requests will be reviewed by the Basic Needs Committee monthly, and may require a video or telephone conference to seek additional information if necessary. Please feel free reach out to me with any questions at
Rotary Log for February 10, 2022
Rotary Log for February 10,2022
President Justin promptly started the meeting with the Pledge. Ken Reilly queried us with the 4-Way Test. Ann Bliss led a sweet rendition of “My Country Tis of Thee.” John Rice delivered a message of love presaging Valentine’s Day.
Guests, Announcements, Happy Dollars, Historical Moment.
Ann Bliss and Kate Hoke
David McMahon
Ann Bliss introduced her guest Kate Hoke as did Nicolle Hart for repeat-guest David McMahon.
Yvonne reminded us of the upcoming three-day hands-on project at the Women’s City Club. First day of work is on February 19. Sign up now!
Justin relayed a thank you note from Portsmouth High School’s Celebration Graduation for our club’s $2,500 contribution.
John Sullivan was happy to be “out and about!”
PP Jon Flagg highlighted two Rotarians who starred in swim events in Olympics circa 1920.
Guest Speaker.
Craig Musselman is a civil and environmental engineer for the past 48 years. In recent years he has focused in part on engineering design to accommodate sea level rise.
Craig explained that the ocean sea level has been rising over the last century. Originally about two inches in a 40-year period, the rise has been rising! The most recent two-inch increase took only 14 years to manifest. The causes of ocean sea level rise are warming atmosphere (which makes oceans expand) and melting ice continents in Antarctica, Greenland, and Arctic.
Craig detailed several local projects designed to mitigate current water issues resulting from rain and tidal events. In Craig’s opinion Portsmouth is relatively easy to protect but the fix will be costly. One strong option is the establishment of tidal gates at North Mill Pond and South Mill Pond.
What do we need to do? Craig advocated global action to limit sea level rise. Locally we should adapt by either resilience (such as the tidal gates) or retreat inland. Either way, it’s a coastal infrastructure need that will be expensive to meet.
Ann DeBonis won the 50/50 raffle, netting her $24. She then drew the match and pocketed an additional $50.
Respectfully submitted, Richard Greulich
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