Seacoast Rotary Club

 
 

Speakers

Sep 03, 2015
No Speaker
Business Meeting
Sep 10, 2015
Kelly Bosco
Alzheimer's Association
Sep 17, 2015
Jeb Bradley
Inner workings of legislative process
Sep 24, 2015
Bob Hassold
Ferry Service from Portsmouth to Provincetown
Oct 01, 2015
Tom Zappala
Cracker Jack Baseball cards
Oct 08, 2015
NO SPEAKER
Business Meeting
Oct 15, 2015
Ryan Chaffee
Homeland Security
Oct 22, 2015
Deana Cavan
Rett's Roost
Oct 29, 2015
NO MORNING MEETING
Offsite on Thursday evening
Nov 05, 2015
No Speaker
Business Meeting
Nov 12, 2015
Stefany Shaheen
Spark NH
Nov 19, 2015
Gina Bowker and Judy Purington
Seacoast Roller Derby
Nov 26, 2015
TURKEY TROT!!
TURKEY TROT!!
Dec 03, 2015
No Speaker
Business Meeting
Dec 10, 2015
Elaine Case
Hyder House
Dec 17, 2015
No Speaker
Club Service Project
 

Club Directors

President
President-Elect
Treasurer
Secretary
Sergeant-at-Arms
Club Membership Chair
Community Service Chair
International Service Chair
Vocational Service Chair
Foundation Chair
Vice President
Past President
Club Events Chair
Public Relations Chair
At-Large
Foundation 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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Join us on October 24th 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 24th, Rotary District 7780 and Seacoast Rotary Club of Portsmouth, NH are sponsoring “Bridge the Gap to End Polio” on October 24, 2015 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 24th ​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.

 

2015 Turkey Trot 5K

We're gearing up for the 2015 Turkey Trot! It's never too early to become a sponsor! 

If you or your company would like to become a 2015 sponsor, click here to download (PDF) our sponsor form and support your community today!
 

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2015 Allocations

2015 Allocations Awarded
Seacoast Rotary names award recipients




By Suzanne Laurent
news@seacoastonline.com

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 www.alsa.org.

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Seacoast Portsmouth

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Portsmouth Gas Light Co. Restaurant
64 Market St.
Portsmouth, N.H.  03801
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