QuackFest 2013. May 4th brought sunny skies, and sunny smiles. The NH Notables and Oyster River Middle School Jazz Band provided the music as children enjoyed the many activites, and the ducks "raced" down the river to claim prizes for their owners from area merchants. Thanks to all for another resounding success.
Group Study Exchange. The GSE Team from Nigeria learned about out society, met with their special needs education counterparts, and were hosted by Rotarian families the week of 4/22. PHOTO
Area food pantries added turkeys to their food baskets as the club delivered 3,600 lbs of the big birds again this year. PHOTO
The town of Durham provided the large planks, and Rotarians provided the labor. Early on December 1st, a group of Rotarians did some heavy lifting to restore the bridging over the marsh in two locations. The safety of this much beloved trail is assured now for several years, and all agreed that this was the kind of project we look forward to for its meaning to the community and the comaraderie. PHOTO
We presented a check to the Durham Public Library for $2,500 to purchase equipment which will allow the library to better serve the visually-impaired of Durham. PHOTO
Food Pantry Drive.
Many thanks to the patrons of the Durham Market Place for their generous donations of food items and cash. 30 bags of groceries were distributed to the four area food pantries before Thanksgiving.
Crutches for Africa
Thanks to the communities of Durham, Madbury, Lee and Newmarket, we were able to ship 130 pairs of crutches, 3 wheel chairs and assorted canes to Nigeria as part of a larger Rotary project. The need is great in the region after the ravages of war and the crippling effects of polio. PHOTO