2024 High School Scholars

This is the time of year for graduations and Rotary Scholarships.  Our club gave our 4 scholarships this year.  Two in Newmarket and two in Oyster River.
2024 High School Scholars 2024-06-07 04:00:00Z 0

Summer Fest 2024

Rotary is having a first Annual Summer Fest, June 22, 2024
Boulder Field, Main St. Durham, NH 
There will be Live Music, Food Trucks, Kids Games, Vendors, Non-Profit Tables, etc.  
Great, Fun, Family Event
Summer Fest 2024 2024-04-23 04:00:00Z 0
Hams for the Holidays 2023-12-20 05:00:00Z 0
Wildlife Encounters - Weekly Meeting 2023-09-06 04:00:00Z 0

Little Art Library

The Rotary built and deployed a Little Free Art Library.  Following the idea of the Little Free Libraries for book, we built one for the Library that to share art.
Little Art Library 2023-08-17 04:00:00Z 0
Newmarket Backyard Bash 2023 2023-08-17 04:00:00Z 0
CornHole Tournament  2023-05-31 04:00:00Z 0

Little Art Libraries

The Rotary Club has built 2 "Little Art Libraries" for Newmarket.  They will be installed in a redone pocket park on Main St.
Our club is working with Newmarket Culture and Tourism Commission
Little Art Libraries 2023-05-31 04:00:00Z 0

Crutches for Africa

The club has delivered another truck load of Crutches, Walkers, etc.  We collected them from Durham, Lee, Madbury and Barrington transfer stations this week.  Feb. 9, 2023 first load...
Crutches for Africa 2023-02-10 05:00:00Z 0
Durham Frost Fest 2022 2022-12-08 05:00:00Z 0

New Little Free Library, Newmarket, NH

The Rotary Club of Durham-Greatbay with Lamprey Health Care and Newmarket Public Library will be installing a Little Free Library.
October 26, 2022, 1:30pm.  At Lamprey Health Care, 207 South Main St., Newmarket, NH 
New Little Free Library, Newmarket, NH 2022-10-21 04:00:00Z 0

Citizen’s of The Year

Rotary Club of Durham Great Bay 
Names Citizen’s of The Year 2021-2022
Club serves Durham, Lee, Madbury, Newmarket and Barrington towns.  Since the pandemic the club had not held an event.  
Michael Hoffman of Durham and Thomas Dronsfield Jr. of Lee are the recipients this year.
Citizen’s of The Year Alexxandre Monastiero 2022-08-30 04:00:00Z 0
Route 4, Durham - Road Side Clean Up 2022-06-05 04:00:00Z 0
Long Marsh Trails 2021-08-20 04:00:00Z 0
Wagon Hill Farm bridge Repairs 2020-11-01 04:00:00Z 0

Million Mask Challenge

Our District 7780 and Club is participating in the Million Mask Challenge.  Get 1 million masks out the first responders, hospitals, sssisted living centers, schools, food panties in our area.  We received 3000 masks to get out.  We delivered.  Barrington, Durham, Newmarket, Madbury and Lee groups received masks from us this month.
Million Mask Challenge 2020-10-23 04:00:00Z 0


Our club is continuing to collect and send out crutches, canes, wheelchairs, etc to Africa and other needy areas.
Crutches4Africa 2020-10-23 04:00:00Z 0

Crutches 4 Africa

Rotary Club is always collecting Crutches 4 Africa.  We collect in multiple locations over the GreatBay/Seacoast NH area with Portsmouth Club.
Crutches 4 Africa Will Lenharth 2020-10-23 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary BBQ-Lawn Olympics 2020-09-26 04:00:00Z 0

Our Little Club Invocation

The world has changed since our little club has gathered for breakfast.
Our flag is being ripped apart - both internally and abroad.
Allies who once fought by it are now being cleansed     with artillery.
Now is the time for us, from our little club, to go out and help guide the world.
   Is it the TRUTH?
   Is it FAIR   to all concerned?
   Will it build GOODWILL     and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
   Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Some say that this is too much to ask.
I say   we have no choice.  
We start with our little club.  
Add a million Rotarians
And get moving.
Our Little Club Invocation David Hadley 2019-10-16 04:00:00Z 0

Recovery With Hope and Dignity

Recovery With Hope and Dignity, June 3, 2019 6-8pm - An Educational Awareness Forum presented by NH Seacoast Rotary clubs.  Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, Garrison Wing Auditorium. 789 Central Avenue Dover, NH 03820. This is a free educational forum sponsored by NH Seacoast Rotary Clubs for community members interested in learning more about prevention, treatment, recovery and harm-reduction associated with the opioid epidemic and substance use disorders.  Previous forums were held in Exeter, Portsmouth and Hampton.  Please click HERE for more information.
Recovery With Hope and Dignity Stephanie Jo Douglas 2019-05-14 04:00:00Z 0

Little Free Library

Little Free Library 

"Reading matters and together, we can make a difference."

As of August 21, 2019 DGB Rotary has installed 3 new Little Libraries!
Extra special thanks to member Phil Albright (pictured below) for all his hard work on this project!

Durham Great Bay Rotary Club is passionate about promoting literacy.  To further our goal of promoting literacy, we introduce the Little Free Library Project. 

Why Little Free Libraries?  

Benefits of this program include providing kids, UNH Students, businesses and local residents books to engage in reading more.

As it states on the Little Free Library website the impact can increase visibility within the community while making a contribution to book access.

Great way to promote literacy and have it woven within the fabric of our local community.

A Little Free Library is a “take a book, return a book” free book exchange. Anyone may take a book or bring a book to share. Little Free Library book exchanges have a unique, personal touch. There is an understanding that real people are sharing their favorite books with their community; Little Libraries have been called “mini-town squares.”

How can you make a difference?

We are looking for Business owners or individuals who may want to sponsor, become a steward, or host and maintain a location for a Little Free Library.

We are looking for books for donations.

Do you have enough space?

They come in many shapes and sizes, but the most common version is a small wooden box of books.
Libraries can be as small as a bird house up to as big as a sitting bench that you can purchase or we can make.
Every Little Free Library we set up will have the option be registered to the World Map on this site; https://littlefreelibrary.secure.force.com/mapPage 
Want to make a difference?
Contact Sarah Cormier, your local Rotarian for DGB Rotary at scormier017@gmail.com or call/text 207.459.0201
Little Free Library Durham Great Bay logo
Little Free Library Stephanie Douglas 2019-05-01 04:00:00Z 0

2019 Independence Day Celebration 

The Rotary Club of Durham Great Bay in cooperation with The University of New Hampshire and the Town of Durham will host the Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks this July on July 3, 2019 at the Wildcat Stadium.  The evening will host a number of activities and events for the community starting at 6 pm with the grand finale of fireworks planned for dusk (about 9:00 pm).  More information to follow.  Stay tuned to our Independence Day Celebration website page and facebook page for more details.  The Rotary Club of Durham Great Bay continues to seek sponsors for this event with the goal of bringing back this tradition for years to come.
2019 Independence Day Celebration Stephanie Douglas 2019-05-01 04:00:00Z 0

Marina's Miles brings runners to Durham

       Marina was known for her exuberant enthusiasm. She was also known for going barefoot -- even in snow! -- and loving the color orange. She was happiest being outside in all kinds of weather and was particularly fond of the smell of the trees in New Hampshire, where she moved when she was 10. Marina loved running, especially outdoors, on roads and in the woods. She was passionate about everyday pleasures.  Hers was a life taken too soon. 

One of the great things about being a part of Rotary is when we start something. 


On Feb 1, 2017, then club President Frank Reinhold invited Rob Drugan to  speak about Marina's Miles 5K run on Apr 8th in Durham.  Rob invited the club to consider sponsoring the run in honor of Marina Slavin, an athlete at ORCSD and UNH, who died unexpectedly of a heart problem.  President Elect Andy Corrow encouraged the Club to pursue sponsoring the race. 


Because the Club said yes, Marina's Miles was formed.  Marina's Miles has issued a scholarship to a graduating ORHS student every year.

The Club has been a major sponsor of Marina's Miles for every year.

This week Marina's Miles made a contribution to the Rotary Foundation Donor Advised Fund. 


When a group of like minded people come together, great things happen.

       The second annual Marina's Miles 5k race was held on April 6, 2019 to raise money for a scholarship in Marina's name.  Durham Great Bay Rotary was honored to help by sponsoring and manning the water station mid race for runners (and their pets) to stop and refresh, greeting the finishers at the Finish Line and more!  For more information about the race and for registration information when it is available for 2020 you can visit the Marina's Miles web page.
 Sarah Cromier and Stephanie Douglas volunteering at the 2019 run.
Marina's Miles brings runners to Durham Stephanie Jo Douglas 2019-04-30 04:00:00Z 0

Rotaract and Rotary make a Great Team!

     The UNH Rotaract Club and the Rotary Club of Durham-Great Bay recently worked together as a team to help provide an amazing amount of food supplies for the End 68 Hours of Hunger organization.  End 68 Hours of Hunger aims to keep students and sometimes their families from feeling the pains of hunger from the time the school bell rings on Friday to opening bell on Monday morning.  It is a great organization and one that the UNH Rotaract Club has been helping for a number of years.  These last two years, our club has been honored to be a small part of the Trick or Treat for Hunger campaign that the UNH Rotaract students organize.  A week prior to Trick or Treat night in Dover, the students leave information about End 68 Hours of Hunger and instructions for what and how to leave food donations at their doors or have ready when these same students return on trick or treat night to collect the donations.  Cars and drivers on Halloween night provided by the Durham-Great Bay Rotary.
Rotaract and Rotary make a Great Team! Heather D Houle 2018-11-06 05:00:00Z 0

Blazing the Sweet Trail

Rotary members help keep trail bridges safe and passable!  For the second year members of Durham Great Bay Rotary have helped to keep the Sweet Trail safe for the community to enjoy.  The Sweet Trail runs for four miles from Longmarsh Road in Durham, NH (off Route 108) to the Great Bay Estuary in Newmarket, NH. 
The beauty of this trail runs through many areas of wetlands with at least three bridges that are necessary to keep humans and pets alike from getting stuck in the muck of the wetlands.  The Durham Great Bay Rotary in conjunction with other recreational and conservation groups in Durham volunteer their time and equipment to replace and repair the wooden planks that are the core of the bridges.  Check out more information about the Sweet Trail on the Durham Parks and Rec web site.
Blazing the Sweet Trail Heather Houle 2017-11-06 05:00:00Z 0

Volunteering across generations

     Rotaract clubs bring together people ages 18-30 to exchange ideas with leaders in the community, develop leadership and professional skills, and have fun through service.  Recently the local UNH Rotaract Club and the Durham Great Bay Rotary Club had a great collaboration for Halloween. 
     The UNH Rotaract Club organized and put together local routes for Trick or Treating for their members with a twist.  Instead of looking for candy for themselves, members asked for non-perishable food items to help the Dover chapter of End 68 Hours of Hunger.  End 68 Hours of Hunger helps kids that might otherwise leave school on Friday and not have anything to eat until back at school on Monday.  With help from End 68 Hours of Hunger these children (and their families) are able to have meals to bring home for the weekend.    
     With the help of drivers from Durham Great Bay Rotary, the UNH Rotaract Club was able to fill 6 cars with food for this great organization that helps the community.  Way to go Rotaract !!  It was a great way to bring the local Rotary organization together with the UNH Rotaract students for a great cause !!
Volunteering across generations Heather Houle 2017-10-30 04:00:00Z 0