Seacoast Rotary Club

Oct 27, 2016
Kelly Clark
Wentworth Douglass Hospital
Nov 03, 2016
Business Meeting
Nov 10, 2016
Ann Strachan
Seacoast Pathways
Dec 08, 2016
Business Meeting
Jan 05, 2017
Business Meeting
Jan 28, 2017
Club Assembly
Feb 09, 2017
Business Meeting
Mar 09, 2017
Business Meeting
Mar 30, 2017
No Morning Meeting
Club Social - 5th Thursday of month
Mar 30, 2017
5th Thursday of the Month Social
Apr 06, 2017
Business Meeting
Club Directors
Club Membership Chair
Community Service Chair
International Service Chair
Vocational Service Chair
Foundation Chair
Vice President
Past President
Club Events Chair

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 Jen Carter, from Action for Aidan, was our guest speaker at this morning's meeting.



 The Club thanks the host families for this year's Youth Exchange and says goodbye to Zhazgul.

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2016 Turkey Trot 5K

Are you ready to Trot?!

Registration is now open for our 8th Annual Turkey Trot! Click here to register today!

Congratulations to our 2016 Turkey Trot beneficiaries, 
The Housing Partnership & Haven!


The Housing Partnership is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide high-quality affordable housing, housing counseling and homebuyer education to residents of the Greater Seacoast.


In July 2015, A Safe Place and Sexual Assault Services (SASS) merged to create a new name and brand, HAVEN.  The mission of HAVEN is to prevent sexual assault and domestic violence and to empower women, men, youth and families to heal from abuse and rebuild their lives. 


Join us on October 22nd and help end Polio! Register today for our Bridge the Gap to End Polio Bridge Walk!

In honor of World Polio Day, which is recognized on October 22nd, Rotary District 7780 and Seacoast Rotary Club of Portsmouth, NH are sponsoring “Bridge the Gap to End Polio” on October 22, 2016 at 9 AM. Many Rotarians, family and friends are expected to walk onto and span the new Memorial Bridge to raise awareness and funds for Polio Plus, Rotary International’s 27-year mission to eradicate the crippling childhood disease. Rotary Clubs from District 7780 (southern Maine and seacoast New Hampshire) will be participating, helping to make the final push to eradicate Polio. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will match each dollar raised two for one making “Bridge the Gap to End Polio” an event that is sure to have an impact. Please bring your American, Rotary, state or country flag and  join us on October 22nd ​at 8:30 a.m. at Prescott Park to stand on the Memorial Bridge as supporters of this important cause.​ The event is rain or shine. Please note that there are no pets allowed in Prescott Park.

Polio Plus Photo Cards

Photo Cards Now Available for Order

Help to continue polio eradication by purchasing one of these photo cards. 
Click here to download the order form.

Wondering what the Seacoast Rotary Club is all about?
Thinking of joining?

Watch our club video to learn more about us! 

2016-2017 PHS Scholarship Award
On July 14th, the Seacoast Rotary Club of Portsmouth awarded their 2016-2017 Portsmouth High School Scholarship Award to Katie Auger and Joey Auger.
Presenting the checks are Bill Cronin, Club President and Charles Riopel, Vocational Committee chairman.
2015 Allocations

2015 Allocations Awarded
Seacoast Rotary names award recipients

By Suzanne Laurent

May 06, 2015 - 8:16 PM

PORTSMOUTH — The Birch Tree Center and Seacoast VeloKids were the two surprise beneficiaries of the upcoming Seacoast Rotary’s 2015 Turkey Trot.

They were two of the 20 area organizations that collectively received more than $22,000 in grants during the Rotary’s annual awards reception held Wednesday evening at the Tyco Visitors Center at Strawbery Banke.

“We usually raise about $20,000 from the Turkey Trot that will be split between the two organizations,” said Briana Carrigg, Seacoast Rotary president-elect.

The Birch Tree Center in Newington serves students with autism from 21 school districts.

“With this grant money, we plan to bring the benefits of music to the school,” said Jessica Squier, director of development and communications for the center. “We’ll be able to purchase listening equipment and have an artist-in-residence to teach students how to communicate through music.”

Peter Mead, vice president of programs for Seacoast VeloKids said the organization has just started a cycling team at Portsmouth High School.

“It’s a healthy, fun sport,” he said. “We started with the elementary and middle school kids and run a summer ride program at Stratham Hill Park.”

This year VeloKids will host its third annual Family Mountain Biking Day on May 31.

Each grant recipient gave a little background of their organization and how the money would be spent.

Martha Stone, executive director of Cross Roads House, said the money would go towards new mattresses as they cycle out and replace about 25 percent of their mattresses each year.

“Last year we had 469 people use our shelter,” she said. “Three-fourths of our budget comes from donations.”

Lori Lampert of the Parents Music Club of Portsmouth High School said its grant money would go towards new band uniforms.

“This (money) will go to our nutrition and food program,” said Richard Wagner, executive director of AIDS Response Seacoast.

Seacoast Rotary Treasurer Steve Scott said the Turkey Trot draws about 3,000 people. The seventh annual event will be held on Thanksgiving Day.

“These are the true movers and shakers of the Seacoast,” said Seacoast Rotary President Matt Junkin.

Scott added that the awards reception was always “a fun event” and an opportunity for the organizations to connect with each other.

Grant awards ranged from $500 to $2,500. Other award recipients included Families First, PPMtv, Richie McFarland Center, New Heights, Seacoast Community School, Gundalow Company, Housing Partnership, Seacoast Family Promise, A Safe Place/SASS, Piscataqua Maritime Commission, PS21, Susan G. Komen VT-NH, Arts in Reach, Boy Scouts and My Breast Cancer Support.

Dondero Pancake Breakfast 2015

Thanks to all who joined us to make the morning a great success! 


Home Page Stories

In honor of World Polio Day, which was recognized on October 24th, Seacoast Rotary Club of Portsmouth, NH sponsored “Bridge the Gap to End Polio”. 

Susan Von Hemert, Midge Nelson, Joan Nickell, Martha Netsch, Joy Riddell, Debbie Rodier, Pam Gray from Kittery, Joshua Holt from Kittery After Hours, Susan Gold of Portsmouth Rotary and District Governor Lawrence Furbish were instrumental in organizing and promoting this event. (They were even so gracious as to order up a beautiful day!) Thanks to all the Clubs, committees and individuals who made the event a success. 

As many as 300 Rotarians, family and friends walked onto the new Memorial Bridge to raise awareness and funds for Polio Plus, Rotary International’s 27-year mission to eradicate the crippling childhood disease. Rotary Clubs from District 7780 (southern Maine and seacoast New Hampshire) were all involved, helping to make the final push to eradicate Polio. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will match each dollar raised two for one, making “Bridge the Gap to End Polio” an event that is sure to have an impact. Be sure to join us next year!



This morning the Seacoast Rotary Club challenged the Rotary Club of Portsmouth to the ALS Challenge and is proud to be making a donation of over $800 to



















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