Thursday, December 6, 2018

Newport Rotary Celebrates the Christmas Season

Newport Rotary held its annual Christmas celebration at the home of Maher & Mary Saikali on December 3, 2018. See photos here.

We wish all our friends a joyous and happy holiday season! 

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Newport Rotary in Top Tier of Foundation Support

2017-18 Newport Rotary President Anita Moreau
accepts Foundation support award from PDG R.B. Richie 
Newport Rotary continues its top-tier support of our Rotary Foundation, and was recognized for last year's accomplishments at the District 7730 Awards Banquet on Saturday night. The maximum-capacity event, attended by Newport Rotarians Anita Moreau, Rick Moreau and Bevin Wall, was held on November 3, 2018 in the ballroom of the Mad Boar Restaurant in Wallace NC. Past RI Director Ken Morgan assisted with award presentations. 

Last year's club president, Anita Moreau, accepted club awards and recognition banners from Past Governor R.B. Richey in the following categories:

  • 100% Giving Club (13 clubs out of 52 clubs in district)  
  • 100% EREY Club (9 clubs out of 52 clubs in district) 
  • 100% Sustaining Member Club (5 clubs out of 52 clubs in district)  
Newport Rotary is a Top-5 Per Capita Giving Club for last year, and is perpetually in the "Top-5". All three attending Newport Rotians were also acknowledged for their support of the Foundation as Major Donors, Benefactors, and for their support of Polio Eradication Efforts. Our Rotary Foundation is "doing good in the world" in many ways, and at least 1/2 of what is given comes back to our district for projects. Newport Rotary has two of those projects now, one at the Autism Center and one at Croatan Ridge Care Home, both in Newport!

Over 4,300 attend Hootenanny

Newport Rotary's signature event of the year, The Newport Halloween Hootenanny, saw record attendance of 4,300 children and adults this year on a beautiful fall-feeling Halloween evening. Congratulations to Newport Rotary and their Hootenanny partners in the community, who have been making this event happen for almost 40 years! See more information, including photos at the Hootenanny website

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Hospice Focus of November 5 Meeting

Charlie Miller of Newport Hospice will be the program for Newport Rotary on November 5, 2018.  Also, some Hootenanny after-action items will be addressed. Please invite a guest to attend guest! 

Monday, September 17, 2018

Hurricane Florence Flooding Severe in Newport

Flooding at the Newport Babe Ruth Field,
Newport NC on Mill Creek Road,
during Hurricane Florence
We pray for all those effected by the wind, rain & flooding of Hurricane Florence.

The Town of Newport and surrounding areas have been very hard hit. Newport Rotarians are taking care of their family, friends and neighbors during this calamity.

We thank all those who are putting "Service Above Self" during this time of great need in our community. 

Thursday, September 6, 2018

September 10 Program: Helping Children in Paraguay

Rev Kit & Pauline Tisdale
The Rev. Kit Teasdale will be the speaker at Newport Rotary on September 10, 2018. Kit, and his wife, Pauline, are Newport residents after years of serving abroad as missionaries, most significantly, in Paraguay. They are the founders and principals of International Cross Cultural Ministries (ICCM), a non-profit ministry dedicated to sustainable development projects all over the world. In the past few years they have done projects related to bee keeping, water wells and leadership education in Africa, Asia and Latin America. In the US they are active in refugee assistance. Food & drink will be served. Please being a guest for this enlightening and informative program!