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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 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 ready to get behind you and make it happen.   
We welcome established professionals wanting to make positive changes in the Exeter community and around the world. Meetings are open to the public. If you are interested in attending, or learning more about our Club please contact
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Epoch Gastropub has teamed up with the Exeter Rotary Club to create a fundraiser that will support the Club’s work in the community.
“When you think of Exeter, everyone has a list of important institutions that define the town for them. At the top of my list are The Exeter Rotary Club and Epoch Gastropub at The Exeter Inn. Our continued partnership seems only natural,” said 2021-2022 Club President Dr. Burt Dibble. “The current climate will keep us from holding our largest fundraiser, our annual holiday auction for a second year in a row but the need we fill in the community is present now more than ever. Epoch is helping us get creative without a major event.”
Over the next month Epoch will donate 50% of the proceeds from the sale of the special “Catcher in the…” cocktail, a Rye based drink featuring the tastes of autumn, to the Exeter Rotary Club. The funds will go to support the Club’s work in combatting food insecurity, maintaining the grounds of The Powderhouse and towards scholarships presented to graduating students of Exeter High School, Seacoast School of Technology and to students of Exeter Adult Education.
“While it’s disappointing we can’t fill the ballroom at the Inn with a fun and charitable crowd to kick off the holiday season, we Rotarians hope people will invite a few friends to Epoch, grab some food, order a “Catcher in the..” and feel a touch of that same spirit of giving, knowing funds are going to a good cause,” said club member Rachael Ela.
Exeter Inn General Manager, Derek Hunt said, “The Exeter Inn and Rotary have developed an important relationship built on supporting and growing the local community. All of us here at The Exeter Inn and Epoch Gastropub are thrilled to once again partner with our local Rotarians in support of a great cause. We sincerely hope to see as many of you as possible over the coming weeks and months and I promise you will enjoy the drink!”
To learn more about Epoch Gastropub or to make reservations please visit: 

Every Friday many students of SAU16 go home to empty cupboards, not knowing if they will eat over the weekend. It’s possible that their next meal won’t be until they are served school lunch on Monday. You can help fill these cupboards and bellies by donating to the Rotary Club of Exeter food drive.

The Rotary Club of Exeter is proud to work with the local non-profit, End 68 Hours of Hunger, to collect peanut butter and jelly for the students of SAU16. Preferred food donations are peanut butter and jelly in plastic 16 oz containers that are easy for the youngest children to carry home.

Where can you donate? Between October 15-31 the Rotary Club will have bins placed around Exeter and Stratham at Shaw’s, Hannaford’s, YMCA Exeter, Exeter Public Library, Christ Episcopal Church, Unitarian Church, and the Brentwood Baptist Church.

Rotary is one of the largest international humanitarian service organizations in the world. The Exeter Rotary Club conducts many community service projects and supports local non-profits whose work benefits those that live and work in the Exeter area. 

END 68 HOURS OF HUNGER  ~ Exeter Program (serving SAU 16)

End 68 is a NH based non-profit with a mission to help meet the needs of local SAU 16 students who are food insecure. These kids confront approximately 68 hours of hunger between the school provided lunch they receive on Friday afternoon and the breakfast they receive in school on Monday morning. End 68 hopes to end childhood hunger in America, one school at a time!

The Exeter program provides 100 backpacks each week to kids in all the elementary schools, CMS,  EHS & the eLearning Charter School in SAU16. Each backpack provides enough food for weekend meals & costs approximately $10 to fill.

Members Lois Kfoury, Bob Hamilton and Tressa Bickford spent a recent Saturday doing fall cleanup at Exeter's Powder House. 
The Powder House was built in 1771. It is located at Powder House Point (previously Duck Point), and can be seen across the river from Swasey Parkway. On December 17, 1812, the State Legislature passed a resolution empowering the Governor to purchase a supply of powder, lead and flints for the use of the State. (The War of 1812) Half of this material was to be stored in Exeter, and the Governor was authorized to "procure some suitable magazines, or safe place of deposit - for the safe keeping of the public stores aforesaid". It is also thought that a number of barrels were stored in the Powder House and used at the Battle of Bunker Hill. Source 

Announcement of Exeter Rotary Club Scholarships

The Exeter Rotary Club is pleased to announce the availability of several scholarships to Exeter area students of all ages to further their education.  The Exeter Rotary Scholarship awards have been part of local school scholarship programs for many years. 

Exeter High School Seniors have started to work on scholarship applications with a deadline for submission of April 16, 2021.  Two students who have excelled in community service will be given preference for Exeter Rotary’s scholarships.  Contact the Exeter High School guidance department for more information.

Two Seacoast School of Technology seniors will also be awarded $1,000 each from the Exeter Rotary Club to continue their educational pursuits.  The Seacoast School of Technology is the regional Career and Technical Center serving high school students from Epping, Exeter Newmarket, Raymond, Sanborn and Winnacunnet high schools.  Applications for these scholarships are now open to these students.  Students who have had community involvement during their school career are given greater consideration.  Contact Equity Counsel Sharon Spooner Seacoast School of Technology main office for more information. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is March 30th .

Exeter Adult Education is also given $1,000 to support scholarship funding for adult high school diploma students and its HiSET exams.  Exeter Adult Education is part of the Exeter Cooperative School District. 

The Exeter Rotary Club has been able to give these scholarships to well-deserving students in our community for decades.  The annual Apple Sale Fundraiser has been the main event to support the schools’ programs.  If you are interested in supporting the Exeter Rotary Club Scholarships awards please remit your donation to Exeter Rotary Club, P.O. Box 861, Exeter, NH  03833.

Club President, Bob Hamilton, donated 2500 masks to the following community partners:
SAU 16 - 1600; Exeter YMCA - 500; St Vincent de Paul - 200; Seacoast Family Promise- 200 masks
Bob Hamilton, President of the Exeter Rotary Club presenting 1600 masks to Rusty Lyster, Director of Facilities SAU16
The Exeter Rotary Club held eight training days for the Inspiring Hope Scholarship students. Thanks to the generous donations during the 2018 Exeter Rotary Auction 24 students have received recovery coach worker training and 11 have taken all the courses to qualify to test for certification. Scholarship recipients are from Exeter Police, Good Samaritans, student counselors from SAU 16, family members of people with substance use disorder, people in recovery, SOS recovery centers, sober houses, community centers and recovery friendly workplace programs. 
It has been a remarkable experience getting to know these very motivated people with a passion to help those suffering with substance use disorder. Each attendee brought stories that led them to these classes. It might have been their own recovery, those of family or friends or because of their work. The group and environment allowed for honest and humble sharing. It is anticipated that they will spread the knowledge they received like a pebble rippling in a pond and the effects of it will support recovery initiatives for years to come. 
Kathy Flygare Past President, 2018-2019
We are so excited to have the opportunity to serve at the Special Olympic State Summer Games this Friday! It's always a joy to see the delighted faces and warm smiles of the athletes and their families. We'll be serving food at UNH Boulder Field from 4:00 - 7:30pm. Please stop by to see us.

The Exeter Rotary Club is pleased to announce the availability of scholarships to help students of all ages further their education.  Proceeds from the annual apple sale fund the scholarships totaling $5000.00 that will be awarded as follows:

  • Two Exeter High School students will each receive $1,000
  • Two Seacoast School of Technology students will each receive $1,000
  • Exeter Adult Education will receive $1,000 to help students defray education costs
The apple sale fundraiser has been a staple of Exeter Rotary’s commitment to the community for decades. In the 20+ years the sale has taken place over $60,000 in scholarships have been awarded to students of Exeter High School, the Seacoast School of Technology and Exeter Adult Education. Over the years, the dollar amount of the scholarships has increased in consideration of the rising costs of education. 

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 promotes peace and international understanding through its educational and humanitarian programs.  In addition to providing thousands of dollars in scholarships to deserving students from local high school systems, 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.  

To make a donation for a Scholarship please remit to Exeter Rotary, PO Box 861, Exeter, NH 03833.

The Rotary Club of Exeter is excited to welcome Mark Harrison, Lois Kfoury, Alex Turek, Deb Vasapoli as new members. We are proud to include you in our Rotary family and look forward to working with you as we tackle community problems together.
Seacoast School of Technology Interns with Kathy Flygare, Exeter Rotary President.
The Exeter Rotary Club is very appreciative for the insightful Marketing Proposal presented by the students. 
All are welcome to come learn about state and local initiatives for substance use treatment and recovery

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Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 12:15 p.m.
Sea Dog Brewing Company Restaurant
9 Water Street
Exeter, NH 03833
United States of America
We meet the second, third and fourth Tuesdays of the month. The fourth week of the month meeting is at 5:30 PM.
Club Leadership
Club Public Image Chair
Web Administrator
Club Protection Officer
Immediate Past President
Community Service
RYLA Coordinator
Interact Advisor (Member)
Rotary Foundation
Exeter Rotary Foundation
Co-Exeter Rotary Foundation Chair
Rotary International Committee