4 NH / Durham Agricultural Commission - Teresea Walker

She is Chair of Agri Commission in Durham, Supporting Farmers and Youth in Farming in Durham, Lee, Madbury

Annual Farm Day 3rd Saturday in August

4 NH is run with UNH Coop Ext. (Kids 8-18)

WoolMark Shepards, Durham/Lee 4H Club are going to North American Live Stock Convention - Louisville KY -  12 Youth, 12 Sheep, 6 parents.  Our Club made a donation to support them and their trip.

They are have a Spring Breakfast as a fund raiser.

April 16, Grange in Lee, for Breakfast - 7:30-12:00


Rotary Hats - We still have a few left.  Will has them, they are $20.00 each.

Summer Fest - Is moving along well:  Bouncy house confirmed, 4 Food trucks confirmed, 4 Non Profit Table, 4 Sponsors - $5000, 4 Bands confirmed, Corn Hole tournament.

We talked about ordering T-Shirts for SummerFest.

We discussed creating a "Friends of Club" List.  For events and volunteer projects.

Tom recommend members go to the April 15, 2023 - District Get Together, in Maine.

Roadside Clean up - As of now we have 5 votes for Wednesday, 4 votes for Saturday.

Grants Committee met and John will be sending out checks for them this month, committee will report on the list at the next meeting.

Vision committee is finalizing the plan.

Bank Account has been moved to SCU.

New Badges for new members are in.  Still looking for info for some of the old members to order the new ones for the rest of us.

Bingo - this week is covered.  Need Volunteers for next week.

Will is working with MMEMS to do a CPR training with us at a meeting in May.

Speakers - We need more speakers for 2023.

Lilac Sale/Plant Sale has started.  Web Orders are coming in.  Please get the word out.  May 13-14 pickup sign up sheet coming soon.

Little Free Library - We need to make more. Vote to spend $350.00 for materials for new libraries

Rotary Minute, Apr 5, 2023

Ok, so last month I kicked off this series of Rotary Minutes with The Rotary Foundation. I shared with you that the Foundation was started in 1917 and it’s first grant was to a Rotarian project called the Institute for Crippled Children which evolved into the Easter Seals. As Rotary expanded its reach, the Foundation’s grants scaled up to match. Rotary International’s partnership with the United Nations opened doors and allowed it to launch the $2 billion Polio Eradication campaign. In the process, it has proven to be among the best of the best, in the top 1/10 of one percent of the charities examined by Charity Navigator.

We’re going to see why that is, but first we need to look at how the Foundation sees the world of need, what RI calls its Areas of Focus.

The Foundations seven Areas of Focus are:

- Promoting peace (conflict prevention and resolution)

- Providing clean water (and sanitation)

- Saving mothers and children

- Supporting education (and literacy)

- Growing local economies

- Fighting disease

- Supporting the environment

After briefly looking a little closer at each of these, we’ll take a look at how it manages the funding for projects in those areas and begin to get a idea of how it has acquired its stellar reputation. We’ll wrap up the series with where those funds come from (spoiler alert: it’s us, over a million you s and me s.)


Upcoming Events
Plant Sale - PRE-SALES Start
Mar 06, 2023 – May 01, 2023
Road Side Clean up
Apr 26, 2023 7:00 AM
Vision Committee - Bamee
May 02, 2023
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Plant Sale - Lilac/Hydrangea
May 12, 2023 – May 14, 2023
UNH - School Farm Days (4th Graders)
Jun 06, 2023 – Jun 08, 2023
Newmarket HS Awards Night
Jun 08, 2023 5:30 PM
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May 03, 2023 7:30 AM
Classification Talk
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