Newport Rotary’s Newport Winter Carnival Pancake Breakfast

Newport Rotary held our Pancake Breakfast on February 10, 2018. It was a great success serving an estimated 250 hungry pancake eaters during a three hour period. Thank you to all those that came out to support Newport Rotary and have a great time.

 A special thanks to the Newport Jiffy Mart, Woodlawn Care Center, Summercrest and Stetson’s (real maple syrup) for their donations helping to make our pancake breakfast a great treat. Also, thank you to Ass’t District Governor, David Saturley, the group from Orion House and all the Rotarians and friends who volunteered their time and efforts.

 See you next February for another Winter Carnival Pancake Breakfast.

Newport Rotary’s Teachers’ Mini Grant Program

Started in 2017, our Newport Rotary Club began a new a new program which awards annual mini grants to Newport grade 9-12 teachers for programs which are needed  in the Newport School District. There are a maximum of five grants awarded each year with a maximum of $1,000.00 per grant. 

 Thirteen applications were submitted for our 2018 grants. We are working ongoing through the applications to find the most qualified ones. We will be announcing the winning grants on May 1. Thank you to all of the applicants who have worked so hard putting together the requests.

 We are happy to be able to give back to the community again this year.

Four Way Speech Contest

Congratulations to this year’s Newport Rotary Four Way Speech Contest winner, Olivia Rasmussen and three runners up, Kaitlin Carroll, Victoria Burroughs and Alex Whipple. As always all four students gave excellent talks on  topics which had to include the Rotary Four Way Test of 1) Is it the truth, 2) Is it fair to all concerned, 3) Will it build good will and better friendships and 4) Will  it be beneficial to all concerned.

 Kaitlin will go on to the District semi-finals in Henniker on May 6. Best of luck to Kaitlin as she represents the best of Newport.

 Thank you to all the students who took the time  and made the effort to participate in this year’s Newport Rotary Four Way Speech Contest.

8th Annual Newport Rotary Penny Sale, May 12, 2018

Our 8th annual Penny Sale is set for Saturday, May 12, 2018 at the Newport High School gym. There will be over 300 prizes and several grand prizes plus cash prizes. Doors will open at 5:30 PM with the Penny Sale itself starting at 6:30 PM and ending around 9:30 PM subject to change. Admission is free. The cost of the cash raffle tickets and the prize tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00, 12 for $10.00 or 25 for $20.00. Cash prize tickets are on sale now and can be purchased from any Newport Rotarian. Prize tickets will be on sale at the Penny Sale only.

This year’s major sponsors include The Eagle Times, The Argus Champion, The Messenger, The Valley News and Sugar River Bank.

If you would like to become a sponsor, contribute prizes for the Penny Sale or want more information, please contact Penny Sale Chairperson, Bruce Jasper at 863-4105 or email at ejas@nhvt.net. Also, see our Facebook page.
This year’s primary beneficiaries of the Penny Sale will be the Teacher’s Mini Gant program and the Newport Senior Center renovation project.
Prizes have already started rolling in. We hope to see you at the Penny Sale.

Newport Rotary Ski Day has come to an end

After 50 years the Newport Rotary Ski Day and McCrillis Cup Race has come to an end. We have enjoyed the friendship and comradery of all the Rotary clubs and Rotarians who have joined us over the years. Unfortunately the interest and participation waned and we decided to call it quits.

Thank you to all who joined us over those 50 great years.

Flowing Forms Yoga

Thanks to Joe Theriault from Flowing Forms Yoga for talking to us about Yoga and its benefits.

Joe and his business partner Angie Follensbee-Hall opened Flowing Forms Yoga here in Newport, back in June 2013.  

Joe reminded/informed us that Yoga is not just for women and that the benefits are more than just physical.   There are all different types and levels of yoga too so its perfect for everyone!

Check out the studio on their webpage for all class offerings and events!

http://www.flowingformsyoga.com/