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.