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Market Square Day

Portsmouth Rotary Club will be participating in  this year's Market Square Day by setting up two oversized chess sets.  The booths will promote the first-ever Rotary Chess Tournament tentatively planned for this fall.  More information to come. 

Social Outing for Club

Leo Gagnon reported on the Rotary event at 3S Art Space.  Mark your calendars for the next social event that the Atlantic Grille on May 18th. 

Area club activities....

The Rotary Club of Kittery is having a charity auction on Thursday, May 7th at the Regatta Room in Eliot.  Tickets are available at Peoples United Bank in Kittery or at the door.  More information is available at www.kitteryrotary.org

Rotary Club of Exeter is presenting Trivial Pursuit for a Cause on Saturday, May 16th at Shooters Pub  Teams will compete for prized and bragging rights.  To register, visit www.exeterrotary.org

RAIN for the Sahel and the Sahara  Last week, Leonard Seagren introduced Bess Palmisciano, founder and Executive Director of RAIN for the Sahel and Sahara, and Brian Nowak, Niger program director.  Leonard traveled to West Africa to work on an addition to a dormitory at a learning center for nomadic children.  The project was partly funded by a $5,000 donation from the Cash committee.  Bess and Brian thanked the Club for its support.  Brian, whose grandfather was a long-time Rotarian, even thanked everyone in the West African language Zarma.

Vocational Awards

Nominations for vocational award recommendations are now being accepted; information and a nomination form can be found on our website at this link:



The April 23rd meeting of the Portsmouth Rotary Club was Bill Hurley’s second time filling in for Trish.  ‚Äč
He got things started with an invocation from Reverend Allen  and a verse of God Bless America led by Señor Rice.  The club greeted visitors and visiting Rotarians and wished a Happy Birthday to Diane Foley, Andy Fleisher, and Mark Leonardi.  After a couple members shared their Happy Dollars, Bill invited Rotarians up for announcements.

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