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Feb 20, 2018
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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.
- See more at:
Old Salt,  5:30 pm
Reminder – No breakfast meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, February 20th.
Instead – join us in the evening for the monthly Business Meeting and social at the Goody Cole room at the Old Salt!

Notes from 2/13/18 Meeting

Song: Rick Considine
Thought of the Day:
Guests and Visiting Rotarians:  Linda Martin


Frugal Feast
This year’s Frugal Feast will be held at the Woodfords Congregational Church
in Portland on Friday, February 23rd from 5:30 – 7:30PM.  The Frugal Feast will focus on food insecurity issues and the Hampton Rotary will be part of a panel to speak about the programs (Hampton Rotary Shopping Spree) to assist those in need.  A portion of the $25 dinner fee will go to the Rotary Peace Centers.   Appetizers, salad, soups, fruit and dessert will be served.   Additional information and registration:
Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program - Hannaford store (630 Lafayette Road, Hampton NH) has selected Rotary Club of Hampton as the February recipient of the Hannaford Cause Bag program featuring the "Helps" bag.   For every "Helps" bag sold during the month of February at the Hampton Hannaford, the Hampton Rotary will receive a $1 donation!
The Rotary Leadership Institute
The Rotary Leadership Institute provides participants the opportunity to learn more about the basics of Rotary, meet other Rotarians from around our District and surrounding Districts, and Learn how other Rotary Clubs are run and what they do.  While there are several institutes available throughout the year, there is one being held on Saturday, March 24th from 7:30 AM to 3:30PM at York County Community College, Wells, Maine.
The institute consists of Parts I, II, III, & Graduate Classes.  The parts have to be taken in order.  The registration fee is $75.00 which includes materials, breakfast, lunch and coffee breaksRegistration closes Saturday, March 19th.  To initiate course registration, please go to and click on the highlighted site name that you wish to attend on the left hand side of the page.  This will automatically take you to that site’s registration page. 
Rotary Reads: Donna Abisis wanted to thank everyone that brought books for Rotary Reads.  We collected 16 books and $24 for the purchase of books for our little libraries!
Hampton Rotary Brochure:  Geoff Merrill is putting together a Rotary Brochure personalized to our club.  He needs picture, a "rotary moment" and why you like Rotary.
Upcoming Meeting Schedule
Tuesday, February 20th – Business Meeting (evening) at the Old Salt, 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, February 27th – Breakfast Meeting
Tuesday, March 6th – Breakfast Meeting
Tuesday, March 13th – Breakfast Meeting
Tuesday, March 14th – Board Meeting at the Partridge House, 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 20th – Business Meeting (evening) at the Old Salt, 5:30 p.m.
Upcoming Events
Rotary Frugal Feast – Friday, February 23rd
Loco Sports Food Pantry – Sunday, March 4th
Blood drive – Friday, March 16th
Rotary Leadership Institute – Saturday, March 24th
Hampton Academy 8th Grade Oratorical – Wednesday, April 4th
Food Pantry Shopping Spree – April tbd (21 or 28)

Upcoming Speakers
JP Pontbriand, Club Health Protection Officer – February 20th
Noam Azriel Baranovsky , 2018 Eileen D. Foley Fellowship Recipient (Friends Forever) – March 6th
Cassandra Carter, Seabrook Recreation Dept – March 27th

2018 Rotary Mount Washington Summit:  2018 Rotary Mount Washington Summit
This Rotary year’s District Conference will be held at the Mount Washington Resort on May 4 – 6, 2018.   This district conference will feature five districts (7780, 7790, 7850, 7910, 7930).  Registartion details and information can be found at:
Rotary Home page link:
Registration link:

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

50/50:  Joe Korowski drew the 7 of clubs.

This weeks Speaker: Linda Martin, Seacoast Neuropsychology Center:  The Portsmouth Neuropsychology Center offers sompassionate, holistic, and evidence-based evaluations and treatment, provided by sensitive and highly skilled professionals to help address ceeds of adults  and children.  To learn more visit their website at

Most evaluations require two to three sessions.  Typically, a session lasts three to four hours.  The evaluation process is divided into the following four steps:

Step 1: Assess Strengths and Weaknesses

Clinicians utilize a holistic and developmental approach to acquire a thorough understanding of the individual’s unique strengths and weaknesses.  First, the clinician has an initial interview with the individual or parents to gather relevant background information, such as developmental, academic, and medical history.  With permission, the clinician then seeks additional information from physicians, teachers, and other therapists to better understand the individual.  Another step at this stage may involve doing a school observation to observe the child in his or her academic environment.  Teacher rating scales and input is gathered to quantify teachers’ concerns, which is critical for students with school-based problems.  During the actual assessment, the clinician utilizes a number of paper-and-pencil and computerized tests, and conducts an extended interview of the individual’s mood and behavior.  The following areas are typically assessed during the evaluation:

  • Intelligence
  • Academic Achievement
  • Memory and Learning
  • Language
  • Attention and Executive Functions
  • Visual Spatial Motor Functions
  • Adaptive Behavior
  • Emotional and Behavioral Functions
  • Social Functions

Test results are used to determine an individual’s strengths and weaknesses in various areas, and determine what types of interventions will be most effective.

Step 2: Educate and Increase Awareness

Following the actual testing, the clinician meets with the individual or parents and presents clear and detailed feedback.  For child clients, parents are provided with recommendations to help their children navigate school and home life through individually tailored feedback.  As appropriate, a separate feedback session is provided to children in developmentally appropriate language.  Such feedback demystifies the nature of any challenges they have and provides practical and evidence-based support for improving areas of weakness.  For adult clients, the feedback is designed to increase awareness about their strengths and challenges and provide education about any underlying difficulties.

Step 3: Build the Toolbox

Built into the recommendations, the clinician provides evidence-based strategies to maximize the individual’s success across the many facets of his or her life—personal, social, academic, and vocational.  A concrete “action plan” is created, which paves the way for positive outcomes in the short- and long-term.

Step 4: Make Connections

For child evaluations, our clinicians are available to attend Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meetings with parents and to work with the school team to translate the results of the evaluation into practical classroom recommendations.  With permission, we share the findings with primary care providers and other professionals.  As needed, we provide referrals to neurologists, psychiatrists, speech/language therapists, occupational therapists, psychotherapists, tutors, and support groups.

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