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25th Annual Portsmouth Rotary Golf Tournament
 
The 25th Annual Portsmouth Rotary Golf Tournament was held Friday, June 22nd at Pease Golf Course.
 
“Saving smiles, changing lives” was the theme for this years’ golf event and fundraiser for the primary purpose to benefit the club’s October, 2018 Rotaplast mission to Bangladesh.
 
 
The trip honors the generous spirit of the late Jim Labrie and his life of service. Rotaplast International is committed to helping children and families worldwide, by eliminating the burden of cleft lip and/or palate and other deformities. Rotaplast sends multidisciplinary teams to provide free reconstructive surgery and care for these children.
 
Current Rotary President, Ben Wheeler announced the club’s full sponsorship of this project earlier this year. The Labrie family graciously provided a $25,000 grant to jump start the fundraising, which has been wholeheartedly embraced by our club, the district and greater community. During his term as, Rotary Club President and then District Governor, Jim Labrie was instrumental in introducing Rotaplast to Rotarians throughout the Northeast.  Jim rose above the challenges posed by his own congenital cleft lip and palate to become a successful local entrepreneur and generous community leader. Labrie, a Rye businessman and philanthropist died in April 2016, leaving a legacy of kindness and compassion.
 
The Rotary Club of Portsmouth raises money in a variety of ways including the annual: Christmas tree sale; this golf tournament and more. The club then donates the funds to both local and international charities that make a difference.
 
Rotary Cup Winners
 
 
Left to right: Peter Grace (Program Chairman) with Rotary Cup Winners - Bill Hurley, Maureen  Sullivan & Jay Gibson
 
According to Peter Grace, Program Chairman: “It is estimated the event generated $20,000 in net revenue which will be added to the funds previously generated to help support the Rotary mission.
 
We could not have achieved this level of success had it not been for the generosity of all the  sponsors, especially premier sponsor Waterstone Retail, and the many local companies who supported the event with donations, raffle & auction gifts and all the committee members who worked diligently to make this all happen.”
 
 
Seeking Applications for our Club's Second Annual Partnership

The Basic Needs Committee is actively seeking candidates for our Club's Second Annual Partnership, which will begin in September.  Non profits meeting basic needs (food, health, shelter, or clothing) are eligible for consideration. Click on the link below for the application. The deadline for submission being July 13.  Please contact Cathy Nickerson, Lindsey Hery, Diane Lavigne, or Bob Lewis for applications or additional information.  
 
 
Sorry We Missed You
 
If you have a makeup for a missed meeting, please email it to the following link:
 
 
 
Check Your Profile
 
The Communications Committee is asking that everyone log onto ClubRunner and check your profile to make sure it is up to date.  Change is part of life and we hope to be able to reflect those changes in our website.  Happy surfing.
 
 
Rotary Connections is back!!!
 
Rotary Connections let’s our members know that their Rotary club is thinking of them.  Members facing a health issue, death in the family or a life celebration, we are here!  
 
If you know of any of our members who may need a Rotary Connections, please reach out to the Cathy Nickerson or President Ben.
 
 
Let us Know What is Happening!
 
If you have an event or news that you would like to share with your fellow Rotarians, please forward the information to Dennis Moulton for inclusion in the weekly eBulletin. My contact information is d-moulton@comcast.net.  And please send photos!
 
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