Welcome to our visiting Rotarians and Guests:  Tim Dargin welcomed the following the following guests this morning; Laura Stuart guest of AJ Lane and Jen Bisson Guest of Chris McMahon.

 What we were happy about:  Some of the Fines and Happy Dollars collected today were as follows:  Matt Junkins enjoyed himself at the the "After Orientation Meeting", AJ Lane reported his car was hit on his way home,  Chris McMahon commented on all the commotion at Pease with Donald Trump being in town,  Steve Scott announced he is off to Boston to be an "Extra" in a movie being filmed in Boston.  Also, his son TJ, has done an outstanding job making and selling origami cranes as a fund raising event to help the Tsunami.  Looking for the club to match his funds ($50.00).  Midge Nelson reported she had an excellent time withZhazgul in Florida.  The first day, when they returned to the room Zhazgul was very concerned that someone had entered their room and cleaned it!!.

 Announcements:  Midge Nelson had Several announcements this morning::

  •  The 2011 Group Study Exchange, the team of Health care professionals from Hong Kong will be at our May 5th meeting - lets have a strong attendance for this event.
  •  The May 12th meeting will be held at the Seacoast Science Center
  •  John McCune has become a $1,000 Sponsor for this years Turkey Trot.  Thanks John.
  •  Reminder the clean up of Pierce Island will be held April 30th.


Speaker:  Barbara Massar, Executive Director of Pro Portsmouth was our guest speaker this morning. Pro Portsmouth,  is a non-profit organization established in 1977 with the production of the first Market Square Day.  Since that time, Pro Portsmouth has added addition programs such as Children's Day, Summer in the Streets and First Night. There is an enormous amount of work to be completed for these events to take place and Barbara indicated since the staff size is her and one part time employee, she depends on volunteers to make the events successful.   Pro Portsmouth currently has a database of over 1,000 registered volunteers.  Barbara would like to see a partnership with our Club as a means to be a part of Pro Portsmouth and the opportunity for the Seacoast Rotary Club to be visible in the community.



 50/50 Raffle Winner:  Midge Nelson


 Don’t miss our upcoming events:

4/30                 Pierce Island Clean up (working with Lunch Club) Rotarian @ work day.

5/12 - 5/14       District Conference

5/12                 Club Meeting to be held at Seacoast Science Center

5/17                 Visioning Meeting

6/16                 Annual Dinner at the Wentworth