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Invited Speakers
Ed Newsome
Apr 22, 2019
Brighter Vision Group: A downtown commercial development opportunity.
Senator Joe Uecker
Apr 29, 2019
Ohio Senate update
Portsmouth West High School. Music Dept.
May 06, 2019
"Oklahoma" Preview
Leanne Johnson
May 13, 2019
Watch Me Grow Ohio: Youth Program
 
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Club News
 
Monday was a busy day!   The picture above was a great idea by past President Sean Boldman and has been used for publicity purposes for our club for several years including our Facebook page and the ad we insert in the SOPAA program for events in the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts.  Since many of the people in the photo are no longer members or in the area, we decided it was time for a new photo just in time for the new SOPAA season and our 100th anniversary celebration.  The new photo will include :  Brad Bergefurd, Marcie Simms, Steve Rader, Samantha Comer, Reece Brown, Dick Schisler, William McKinley,  Dave Stone,  Dan Simco,  Fred Gohmann, Thomas Bailey, Rebecca Bennett, Lenore Mason and Tess Midkiff .  Watch for the new composite photo which should be coming out in the next month.  The photo was taken by Toni Dengel. 
 
 
Please welcome our newest member - Isabelle (Izzy) Sturgill.   Izzy is the Marketing Director for Smith's Pharmacy and also the daughter of Rotarian Sean Sturgill and the granddaughter of Rotarian Ralph Wisniewski.  Izzy will be heading off to law school in the Fall but we hope she will come join us when she is back in town and that she will attend Rotary in Maryland at a club there.  Nice to see this new generation of Rotarians as we approach our 100th year as a club.  Please consider inviting someone to an upcoming meeting as a prospective member as we try to reach our goal of again having 100 members in our 100th year.  Remember while Rotarians bringing regular guests are asked to pay $9 per guest, a prospective member is free.  
 
On April 8th, Al Oliver came to Rotary to speak about his baseball career in which he displayed a decade and a half of consistent contact hitting making him a possible inductee to the Baseball Hall of Fame.  Following a very entertaining speech, Al received a Louisville Slugger baseball bat signed by Rotarians in the audience.  He also autographed a Louisville Slugger bat which will be auctioned off at our upcoming Rotary Bingo event on September 14th which will kick off our celebration and commemoration of our club's 100th anniversary in 2020.  Rotarians are being asked to offer items that can be given as Bingo prizes or auctioned off that night.  Al has promised to comeback soon and challenge the members to a sports trivia contest from the podium.
At our Rotary Christmas party last year, two new Rotarians - Roberta Duncan and Dan Ruggerio - were inducted as Paul Harris Fellows by Fred Gohmann, Rotary of Portsmouth Foundation Chair.  Members of Rotary of Portsmouth are encouraged to make the $1,000 commitment to not just participate locally but also internationally in the good things that Rotary International does.  As the 100th anniversary of the Portsmouth Rotary club nears, members are reminded that they can become a Paul Harris Fellow via a one time donation or by donating a little each quarter to become a Paul Harris Fellow by our anniversary year in 2020.   Please congratulate Roberta and Dan for their contribution and commitment to Rotary locally and internationally.
 
 
 
Rotary International News
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