Top of the Week July 10, 2019
Top of the Week!
July 10, 2019
Make Peg’s Day!
Dear Fellow Rotarians:
Our dear friend and Portsmouth Rotarian Peg Millar is looking for some Rotarian fellowship during the week.  Since Peg is unable to drive it leaves her feeling a bit lonely and isolated.   A half hour visit can go a long way in putting a smile on Peg’s face.  We have had a small circle of our Rotarian’s visiting Peg and helping with errands but with everyone’s busy schedule it would nice to get a few more folks over to spread a little cheer Peg’s way.  Please reach out to Peg for a visit at 603-501-0910.
Thank you from Rotary Connections Committee
Save the Date!
Tie on your walking shoes and join the fight to STOP DIABETES at the American Diabetes Association’s inaugural New England Classic Walk.
  • July 13, 2019 on the Durham campus of UNH. Walker check-in at 11 am.
  • Choice of walk routes from 1 to 5 miles    (or more!)
  • Information expo and family fun at the finish
  • Registration will open soon at
  • In the meantime, more info can be found at
Volunteers are needed for advance planning and day-of-event. Contact the walk coordinator, Barbara Sehr, at to volunteer or get further information.
Volunteer for Cross Roads
Upcoming dates for meal service at Cross Roads House:


August 7

July 20
July 27
Cooks 3-5 pm and Servers 5-7 pm.
If you would like to volunteer please text or call Tiffany at 603-380-5872. That way I will know when we have enough volunteers and can coordinate other dates that need to be filled.
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
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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 June 27, 2019
Rotary Log for June 27, 2019 

Against a big “CLEO” sign consisting of individual two-foot tall letters, President Cleo launched her last meeting. Judy Ringer, who knows a thing or two about pitch, directed an inspired America the Beautiful.  Next came The 4-Way Test and then the Invocation by John Rice. He thanked the Heavenly Host for the “Presidency of President Cleo.”  
Cleo subsequently told the tale of how she came to own the job she didn’t want after only four-plus years as a club member.  She was, however, able to perform it very well due to dedicated club members and an engaged board of directors.  She named many Rotarians, specifically, who helped her along the way (read poked and prodded.)  Although Cleo thanked the club for its hard work, she should be proud of her own leadership. It was clear from the standing ovation she received, how much we valued that effort.
Jon Flagg then presented Justin Finn with a Vice President name plate for the leadership table. It was something that Jon, sadly (sic), never had.  
Leo added many elements of praise for our outgoing president. He noted how she pitched in to provide important help for the Rotary Golf Tournament. Especially critical since there was no chair this year.  
Jon Flagg provided an interesting “Historical Moment.”  It seems that the History Channel revealed a recent “discovery” of a scroll from ancient Egypt formerly entombed in the Yokens Acropolis sign at Portus Mouthius.  The similarities to our club in its writings are astonishing.  The scroll appears to be a Rotary Log from June 27 19 BC!  The club president back then was Cleopatra, ours is Cleo.  Mere coincidence?  I think not.  A multitude of facts emerged which sound a whole lot like our club and its outgoing president.
Shortly thereafter, a bevy of young women in Egyptian attire entered the room and began dressing Cleo in proper, pharaoh-like clothing. An incredible carrying chair (thank-you, Ted Alex) was unveiled. The queen’s escorts next helped Cleo into the remarkable replica, all the while doing her nails and fanning her.
Next up, the Rotations (with apologies to Steve Martin) rendered their version of King Leo. The “Pharaoh” then made a grand entrance, with several burly “slaves” as escorts. Upon arriving at the front of the room, our new president relished tearing off the “C” from the “CLEO” sign. The Age of Leo has begun!
As past president Cleo’s minions continued to attend her, the Rotations serenaded her with “Queen C” (see words elsewhere.)  Four stout Rotarians attended the sides of her bier, carrying her out of the room when the song was done. Hopefully, she’ll enjoy a well-deserved rest…Although rumor has it that Cleo will be rejoining her old pals in the Rotary Log news room.  Stand by and thank you, Queen C. 
Respectfully submitted, Al Lantinen 
Photos by Chad Chadwick
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Jul 31, 2019
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