Welcome to the Rotary Club of Durham Great Bay

 
Are you an established professional who wants to make positive changes in your community and the world? Our club members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship. Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group who share your drive to give back.
 
Next meeting:  Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 7:30 AM at Flag Hill Distillery & Winery in Lee, NH
 
Current News:
  • Get your holiday bird feeder wreaths today and help support Rotary!
  • It's Turkey Time - don't forget we'll be collecting at meetings for holiday turkeys for the local churches and community pantries!
     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 !!
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.
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. 
 
The first annual Marina's Miles 5k race was held on April 8, 2017 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.  For more information about the race and for registration information when it is available for 2018 you can visit the Marina's Miles web page.