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Pictured clockwise from top left: 2015-2016 Board Members; Ken Bailey; Treasurer, Joe Pearce; New Generations Chair, Leigh Willett; Secretary & Immediate Past President, State Senator Russell Prescott; Vocational Service Chair, the Rev. Bob Fellows; Club Service Chair, the Rev. Mark Pendleton; International Service Chair, Attorney Mae Bradshaw; Rotary International Chair, Rachael MacDonnell; President, Fred Emmanuel; Membership Chair. Not Pictured: Rob McGregor; President-Elect Jennifer Morse; Community Service Chair, Jim Rolston; Exeter Rotary Foundation Chair and Dave Yanofsky; Fundraising Chair. Photo Courtesy Phil Chura.
 
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The Exeter Rotary Club has been a non-profit member of our Exeter Area Community since 1959.   Rotary is one of the largest international humanitarian service organizations in the world, with more than 1.2 million Rotary members worldwide. Rotary joins leaders from all continents, cultures and occupations. Rotarians exchange ideas, bringing their expertise and diverse perspectives to help solve some the world’s toughest problems, like the eradication of polio. Rotarians take action to bring lasting change in their communities around the world.  The Exeter Rotary Club conducts many community projects and supports local non-profits who’s work benefits those that live and work in Exeter area.
 
The new President of Rotary International, K.R. “Ravi” Ravindran chose the theme “Be a Gift to the World” as a way to express his approach to moving through life, by paying it forward. The act of paying it forward recognizes that nobody makes it on their own. Any success in life is enjoyed because of the network and community that surrounds us.
 
The Exeter community is an incredibly special place. There are people here that want to continue to see this community thrive; in business, education, socially and artistically. When you have an idea that will make progress in Exeter, there is a group of people that are ready to get behind you and make it happen. The Exeter Rotary Club has been that for me and I believe we will fully demonstrate what it means to ‘Be a Gift to the World’ in 2015-2016.    
 
The Exeter Rotary Club meets each Monday at the Exeter Inn. We are looking for established professionals wanting to make positive changes in the Exeter community and around the world. Meetings are open to the public; cost is $20.00. If you are interested in attending, or learning more about our Club please contact me at rmacdonnell@optimabank.com.
 
Yours in Rotary,
Rachael MacDonnell
2015-2016 Exeter Rotary Club President
 
 
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Pope welcomes Rotary to Jubilee audience
Thousands of Rotary members, motivated by a special invitation from Pope Francis, gathered at the Vatican in Rome on Saturday to celebrate a message of compassion, inclusiveness, and service to humanity. At midmorning, the group -- numbering some 9,000 members from 80 countries -- made its way through the congested streets of Rome, past the tight security surrounding St. Peter's Square, and settled into the area reserved for Rotary in front of St. Peter's Basilica for the Jubilee audience. Francis, a 79-year-old Argentine, urged the crowd of more than 100,000, which included members of the...
What millennials love about Rotary
From the May 2016 issue of The Rotarian If there is one absolute truth about millennials, it is this: Anyone who says there is an absolute truth about millennials risks being subjected to their collective eye roll. Millennials are individuals, and fiercely so. According to the Pew Research Center, most of them don’t even like being called “millennials,” let alone hearing generalizations about their shared attitudes and behaviors. Case in point: Christa Papavasiliou, 31, recoils at the notion that older folks see her generation as a bunch of selfie-snapping smartphone addicts. “I’m the...
The Rotarian Conversation with The Edge and Garvin Evans
Editor's note: After the May 2016 issue of The Rotarian went to press, we were saddened to learn of the death of Garvin Evans, who along with his son, U2 guitarist The Edge, appeared on the cover of that issue. Evans was a longtime member of the Rotary Club of Dublin North. We are grateful that we were able to share his remarkable story with our readers. *** The boys of U2 are home. It’s Friday, 27 November, two weeks after the terrorist attacks in Paris. Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr. had been in Paris that terrible evening, rehearsing at the venue where they were...
Crisis at the doorstep
From the May 2016 issue of The Rotarian More than a million refugees from Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan streamed into the European Union last year. Most entered via Greece after a harrowing raft trip across the Aegean Sea from Turkey. Once there, they made their way north, often on foot, traveling more than 1,000 miles through the rugged mountains of the Balkan countries toward Germany. That was the uncertain odyssey facing Muhammad Mallah Hamza, a 26-year-old ethnic Kurd, in late 2014 when he decided to leave his native Syria. The trip would lead the recent college graduate to a picturesque...
What's next for Rotary?
From the May 2016 issue of The Rotarian Demographic change is a drama in slow motion. It unfolds incrementally, tick by tock, but it transforms societies in fundamental ways – and the America of the early 21st century is undergoing two such dramas at the same time. Our population is en route to becoming majority nonwhite at the same time a record share of us (like me) is going gray. Either trend by itself would be the dominant demographic story of its era. The fact that they’re unfolding simultaneously has created giant generation gaps. The United States is at a moment in its history when...
 

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Sheila Rollins- District Governor

Andrew Glazier - Assistant District Governor

Rachael MacDonnell- President

 

 

 
 
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Exeter

Service Above Self

We meet Mondays at 12:15 PM
The Exeter Inn
90 Front St
Exeter, NH  03833
United States
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