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Citizen of the Year
Ashworth by the Sea
Nov 14, 2017
5:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Hampton Christmas parade
Hampton Nh
Dec 02, 2017
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Nov 21, 2017
Monthly Business Update
Dec 19, 2017
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Distinguished Citizen of the Year!
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:
Ashworth Hotel 5pm - 9pm
Reminder – No breakfast meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, November 14th.
Instead – join us in the evening to celebrate this year’s winner of the Distinguished Citizen of the Year at the Ashworth Hotel from 5pm till 9pm ... with the bar opening and apps being served at 5:30pm followed by the program beginning at 6:45pm.

Notes from 11/7/17 Meeting

Song: Rick Considine
Thought of the Day: Dave Reid
Guests and Visiting Rotarians:  John & Karen Ferris - prospective members
Linda Osbourne - Winnacunnet Interact Advisor
Winnacunnet High School Interact Members


Rotary Foundation Month: November is Rotary Foundation Month, please donate!!
Crutches for Africa: Dave Anderson announced hat on November 18th a container will be leaving for Africa.  You can help pack the trailer at 20 Goose Street in Biddeford, Maine at 10 am.
Club Elections: December 5th

Citizen of the Year:  Tuesday November 14th at the Ashworth by the Sea, 5pm - 9pm.  Appetizers start at 5:30, program at 6:45.  No morning meeting November 14th!

Children's Vitamins: Please bring Children's Vitamins to the Christmas Party or before to Anne.

Bell ringing: The Hampton Rotary will be assisting the Salvation Army at the Seabrook Wal-Mart on the following five Saturday’s: 11/25, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, and 12/23 from 9am-5pm.  Sign-up sheets will be distributed at the upcoming breakfast meetings.

Poinsettia's: The Hampton Rotary will be delivering poinsettias to residents within our service area who are elderly, convalescing or shut-in.  Order forms will be available at the upcoming breakfast meetings.  The order deadline is November 28th. The plants will arrive on Monday, December 4th, and will be delivered on December 5th & 6th.

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: Taylor from Winnacunnet Interact drew the 3 of spades.

This weeks Speaker: The Winnacunnet Interact students discussed what they had been doing so far this school year, and what is planned over the remainder of the year.

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