Monday, January 29, 2024

Newport Rotary Game Night Feb. 10

Newport Rotary will hold it's first "Game Night" social from 5:30-7:30pm at Shortways on February 10, 2024. Bring you favorite game to share. Come thirsty! If you have any questions, contact Taylor on DaCdb. See you there!  

Saturday, November 11, 2023

Newport Rotary Recognized as 100% Giving & EREY Club!

Pres. Rachel Bell (ctr) and Immediate Past
Vice Pres. Steve Blizzard (r) accept Foundation
recognitions from District 7730 Foundation 
Chair, Skip Clarkson of Jacksonville.  
Newport Rotary has again been recognized for it's Rotary Foundation support, receiving the 2022-23 Rotary Year "Every Rotarian, Every Year" and "100% Foundation Giving" club banners at the November 4, 2023 District 7730 Rotary Foundation Banquet in Wallace, NC. 

 Immediate Past-President Mark Eadie thanked the club members for their continued support of the Foundation in comments at the clubs first November meeting after the awards were presented. Attending the event was current Newport Rotary President Rachel Bell, Immediate Past Vice-President Steve Blizzard, Tammy Blizzard, Richard Moreau, Anita Moreau, PDG Bevin Wall and Pam Wall. 

The Rotary Foundation is often referred to as "the engine that makes Rotary clubs work", allowing clubs and Rotary members to partner in local and international projects and geometrically increasing the scale of those projects. Newport Rotary has participated in numerous project in Newport and around the world during the past thirty years.

An "Every Rotarian, Every Year" banner is awarded to clubs that achieve a minimum Annual Fund contributions of $100 per capita during the Rotary year, and every dues-paying member must personally contribute at least $25 to the Annual Fund during the year.

A 100% Foundation Giving banner recognizes clubs that achieve an average of $100 in per capita giving and 100 percent participation, with every dues-paying member contributing at least $25 to any or all of the following during the Rotary year.

Friday, November 3, 2023

Hootenanny Fun Had by All

Crowds flock to the 2023 Hootenanny 

Newport Rotary coordinated another successful community event- the 2023 Newport Halloween Hootenanny. Click here for more... 

Sunday, September 10, 2023

Newport Rotary Hard at Work on Annual Halloween Hootenanny

Under the lights at the 2022
Newport Halloween Hootenanny

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Are you getting excited about the Hootenanny? 

Orange Cards are in the Neighborhood

The Newport Halloween Hootenanny is coordinated by Newport Rotary each year on October 31. It's Newport Rotary's biggest event of the year. We rely on scores of volunteers to make the event happen. Our Event Sponsors include the Town of Newport, Newport Little League, Newport Pig Cooking Contest, and a multitude of local businesses, non-profits and individuals who come together to financially support the event. THANK YOU ALL in advance for your continued support of one of the things that makes Newport great! NEWPORT ROTARY. 

Thursday, September 7, 2023

Gov. Quigley featured speaker for September 11 at Newport Rotary

DG Allen Quigley
Rotary District 7730 Governor Allen Quigley will be our featured speaker at a special Newport Rotary meeting called for Monday, September 11, 2023 at the Newport Rotary building. DG Allen has been a frequent guest at Newport Rotary recently. All Rotarians are encouraged to attend and bring a guest. A little more information about DG Allen follows. 

Allen Quigley, Wilmington West Rotary Club, serves as District Governor for Rotary District 7730 in 2023-24. He has served as co-chairman of the District DEI task force, and District International Service Chair representative. Allen served as president of the Wilmington West club in 2019-20 and the Warwick Valley Club (NY) in 2006-07. He is a Rotary Leadership Institute graduate, served his club as Foundation chair and is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow, Paul Harris Society member, and Bequest Society member. On the International landscape, he participated in projects in Ghana and Ethiopia.

Allen is currently principal of Lawson Gray, LLC, a business advisory firm. He has held leadership positions at Fortune 500 companies in the telecommunications, commercial construction, government, and services industries. He also owned and managed one of Wilmington’s favorite breakfast places. His areas of expertise Include building high-performance sales teams, creating effective strategic alliances and implementing strong fiscal controls.

Allen’s community service goes beyond Rotary as co-founder of Change the Channel, area organizer for Braver Angels, and co-founder of the Wilmington Chapter of Our Stories: Brave Conversations on Race. He is a graduate of Duke University and a former Naval Flight Officer on the P-3C antisubmarine warfare aircraft.

He has three amazing daughters and eight even more amazing grandchildren!

Announcement: Clara's Closet Teacher Supplies Distributed

Now in the first full week of school, the teacher supplies donated to Clara's Closet by Newport Rotary and others have been announced to Newport Elementary School staff and are being rapidly handed out and utilized. 

Below is Newport Elementary School's Principal, Laura Parish's announcement email this week. 

NES Teachers, 

Some of you have already made your way to Clara's Closet in the Hawk Hub.  The Newport Rotary and Wall Family have contributed $2,000 worth of school supplies to support our students!  They also plan to do a Spring Semester distribution as well.

The Fall distribution includes the following items:

4800 thermal laminating sheets
250 earphones assorted colors
1152 No 2 pencils
Black sharpies
876  Black/Colored dry erase markers
60 Dry erase erasers
Elmers Glue
Safety scissors
320 earbuds
Assorted folders

Please join me in thanking Newport Rotary and the Wall Family for continuing to support our students and staff!

Laura Parish, Principal
Newport Elementary School

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Rotarians Conduct Annual First Day of School Cleanup at Newport Elementary School

First Day of School Cleanup Crew
Over 25 Newport Rotarians, school personnel and guests participated in the "First Day of School Cleanup" on Saturday morning, August 19, 2023. The event is an annual event of over 10 years duration organized by Newport Rotary that seeks to make school grounds and entrance as inviting as possible for the students, parents and staff on what can be a stressful first day of school. This year the cleanup featured a lot of lawnmowing, mulching the front garden beds, sweeping up and hanging fresh flower baskets at the school entrance. New Newport Elementary School Principal Laura Parish and numerous staff members joined in. Over 100 hours of volunteer service went into the event.