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Upcoming Events
Smuttynose Rockfest half marathon
Oct 01, 2017
10:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Hampton Rotary 18th Annual Golf Tournament
Portsmouth Country Club
Oct 02, 2017
10:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Board Meeting
Hampton Nh
Oct 11, 2017
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
World Polio Day
Oct 24, 2017
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Rotary UN day Interact
Nov 10, 2017
10:47 AM – 10:47 PM
Citizen of the Year
Ashworth by the Sea
Nov 14, 2017
5:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Oct 03, 2017
Buddy Bench Updates & Exeter Hospital Wellness Cancer Walk & Trick or Treat Trot 5K
Oct 10, 2017
Seacoast Family Promise
Oct 17, 2017
Monthly Business Update
Oct 24, 2017
Oct 31, 2017
North and south Ireland
Nov 21, 2017
Monthly Business Update
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Buddy Bench Update and Exeter Hospital Wellness Cancer Walk & Trick or Treat Trot 5K
Global Grant for Education in India
Happy 2017!   I am reaching out to you to see if Hampton Rotarians would be interested in assisting with financial support for a Global Grant for education in India.   I have appreciated your club’s support of international projects in the past, and thought that this might be of interest to you.
This grant is to provide an e-learning opportunity for rural high schools in India (proposal is attached)  The program provides video lessons that correspond to content of the national curriculum are put on a jump drive and provided to the HS teachers.  Lessons are in Math, Science and English.  Each lesson is about 20 minutes - engaging and of good quality information.  Currently, the teachers spend the entire class time writing the information on the board and the kids copy it in their notebooks.  No time for actual teaching, let alone discussions or experiments or practice!   The grant provides the software (I’ve met the developers, they are terrific and work very hard to offer quality lessons, using good teaching techniques), the projector, a solar generator to keep it all going.  There is also teacher training in how to use the software - and how to now teach lessons rather than being a scribe of the textbook!  These schools are quite rural, usually just concrete block, often without electricity (hence, the solar generator)  But the kids and teachers and parents are incredibly appreciative of the support and do take great care of the resources.
The host club where the project will be implemented is Bangalore West and my club (Yarmouth) has agreed to be the international partner.  I know Bangalore West Rotary from when I was in India last spring - reviewing a similar project that they were doing.  The club is terrific, about 60 members and very active.  Though they are located in the city, they actively seek other areas of their state to implement projects and involve clubs in these more rural areas as partners who are actively involved with the schools served by the grant.  I am looking to raise a total of $10,000 in local club money, then request a matching amount from our district.
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Lois Costa, Principal of Hampton's Martson School
Lois Costa, the principal of Hampton's Adeline C. Marston Elementary School, has been named 2013 Elementary School Principal of the Year.
Costa holds a bachelor's degree in family consumer studies and elementary education from the University of New Hampshire, as well as a master's degree in education from UNH. She is currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program at Southern New Hampshire University.
Carrie Shaw, Exeter Hospital
The Trick or Treat Trot 5K is part of the United in Wellness Road Race Series, a series of 11 community road races developed by Exeter Hospital. Shaw said the purpose of the series is “to unite the community in the missions of several local organizations and support their positive impact on the health and wellness of our community.”

Notes from 09/26/17 Meeting

Song: Rick Considine
Thought of the Day: Dave Considine
Guests and Visiting Rotarians:  Janine Richards - Hampton Community Coalition


World Polio Day: October 24th is World Polio Day, donating now can enter you to win a trip to Seattle.  Polio is down to 8 cases in Afghanistan and Pakistan!!  During Reach the Beach the Polio cans and tips at the beer tent raised $1437 for Polio!!!
Crutches for Africa: Dave Anderson announced 100,00 crutches, walkers, and wheelchairs have been sent to Africa by the program!
Seafood Festival: Brought in ~$10,000!  Thanks to all who volunteered!

Reach The Beach:  Raised ~$9100.  Cupcake sales brought in $524.00 - Thanks to Joan, Donna, and Sherri!

September Poker Room Fundraiser: We will find out on Tuesday what this fundraiser brought in.

Rotary Readers: Program starts October 4th, we need readers!  Please contact Paula Rappolt to volunteer!

Rockfest Half Marathon (Loco Sports): Sunday October 1st

Hampton Rotary Golf Tournament:  October 3rd, contact Dave Longo for more information.

Website Advertising: Looking for Hampton Rotary Website sponsors - $100 a year

50/50: Anne Kaiser drew the 5 of Hearts

This weeks Speaker: Janine Richards from the Hampton Community Coalition talked about how the program helps local families struggling to meet their utility bills and rent.  They also help families with school lunch programs.  To learn more visit their website


Need to do a makeup?  Neighboring Clubs Meet on the following days and times:
Exeter: Meets Mondays at 12:15 PM at the Exeter Inn, 90 Front Street, Exeter, NH
Newburyport: Meets Tuesdays at 12:15 PM at Andiamo Restaurant, 24 Winter St, Newburyport, MA
Portsmouth Lunch Rotary:  Meets Thursday at 12:15 PM at the Portsmouth Country Club, 80 Country Club Lane, Second Floor, Greenland, NH
Portsmouth Seacoast (Sunrise) Rotary:  Meet Thursday's at 7:30 AM, Cafe Espresso, 783 Islington St, Portsmouth, NH
Amesbury MA: Meets Thursdays at 12:15 at Crave Restaurant, 32 Elm St, Amesbury.  They do a new evening social meeting the first Thursday of the month at the Amesbury Sports Park, 12 S. Hunt Rd, Amesbury from 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Rochester: Meets Monday's at 12:15 PM, Governor's Inn, 78 Wakefield St, Rochester
Raymond:  Meet Wednesday mornings at 7:30 AM at the Tuckaway Tavern and Butchery, 58 Route 27, Raymond.  Exit 5 off 101.
Dover: Meets Wednesday at 12:15 PM at 121 Broadway, Dover, NH
Kittery Maine: Meets Tuesday's at 7:30 AM at Kittery Estates, 220 State Road, Kittery
Kittery Maine After Hours:  Thursdays from 5:00 - 6:00 pm at Hillside Flowers & Gifts, 151 State Rd, Kittery - meeting in garage in the back.
Visit these neighboring clubs and make some new friends and contacts!

Attendance is documented weekly through our sign-in sheet at the front desk. If you can't make a meeting, (and most of us can't from time to time, we're all busy people) you have lots of opportunity to get credit by simply doing a make-up two weeks prior or two weeks after a missed meeting. Visit another Rotary club meeting, attend one of our board meetings, a committee meeting, participate in a service project (blood drive, soup kitchen, bell ringing, etc.) or one of our many fundraisers (Reach to the Beach, Golf Tournament, etc) or simply do an on-line make-up. 
There are so many ways to receive a make-up, but don't forget to e-mail Paula Rappolt, our club secretary, the event you attended and the date at to have your make-up recorded. 
Check out the link to all of our district's clubs meeting times and locations.
If you wish to do an online make-up, click here