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Invited Speakers
Jenny Stotts
Nov 27, 2017
Athens Sunrise Location: Shawnee State University, Sodexo Ballroom
NO MEETING - 1st Monday
Dec 04, 2017
Attend the Rotary Christmas Party tomorrow night!
Rotary Christmas Party
Dec 05, 2017
Location: Oscar's Restaurant, Holiday Inn Express, 711 2nd St, Portsmouth, OH
Lenzie Hedrick
Dec 11, 2017
Annual Meeting - Election of Board Members Location: SSU, Sodexo Ballroom
 
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Immediate Past President
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Club News

I will always remember September 2017 was an amazing month of community service.  That feeling was reinforced on Monday 10/30 when I got a call from Dr. James Spinnati to tell me that I earned the “Sunshine Award” for outstanding community service and efforts with Portsmouth Rotary.  The award presentation will be at the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts on Monday 11/27 at intermission during a large concert (in front of 900 people). The recognition I have been given this year as President of our club has made me feel great about all that we have done, but more importantly all of the service we have given our community over the years.  Portsmouth Rotary is a lot like a tree, always growing and adding new branches of service each year.  The roots of that tree are represented by our eldest members that have given so much of their lives over the last 30-50 years for the service of our club.  The leaves of that tree are represented by the newest members that are eager to learn about our club and help with service.  The trunk is represented by our members of all ages that connect the new members to the elder members.  Members like Tess Midkiff and Dave Stone, have helped forge that connection between the past and the future of our club. Why are we talking about Trees?

 
Where's Club President Reece Michael Brown?  He's presenting a check from our Club to support Portsmouth Area Arts Council and Children's Theatre at one of their rehearsals for their upcoming production of James and the Giant Peach (Hint- He's wearing the royal blue "Rotarians at Work" tshirt.)
 
 
Rotary International News
Five years since its debut, Rotary Club Central is getting a big upgrade
When we introduced Rotary Club Central in 2012, it revolutionized goal tracking and planning for clubs and districts — no more filling out paper club-planning forms or passing along boxes of historical club information every time a new leader took office. Rotary Club Central offered clubs and districts a quantifiable way to begin measuring local and global impact, specifically membership initiatives, service activities, and Rotary Foundation giving. But as with any technological advancement, in a few short years, Rotary Club Central began to show its age, and Rotarians took notice. They...
Rotary International Board adopts new zone structure
At its January 2017 meeting, the Rotary International Board of Directors adopted a new zone structure for Rotary clubs. Rotary bylaws require the Board to complete a comprehensive review of the 34 Rotary zones no less often than every eight years to ensure that each zone has an approximately equal number of Rotarians. The Board’s previous review of the zones occurred in 2008. The Board earlier approved the creation of three regional workgroups to develop rezoning proposals for Asia, Europe/Africa, and the Americas. These workgroups comprised one representative (either a current director,...
Centennial celebration honors 20 noteworthy global grant projects
Through The Rotary Foundation, Rotary members have supported thousands of projects that promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, save mothers and children, support education, and grow local economies. We’ve also led the fight to eradicate polio worldwide. As part of our celebration of the Foundation’s centennial, we’re honoring 20 global grant projects with special recognition. Learn more about the projects using our interactive map.
 
 
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