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Smith was heralded as the “right and left hand” of the local chapter’s fundraising efforts for years and an inspiration to fellow volunteers.

Kiwanis Club Honors Robert Smith

Longtime member Robert Smith of Newport was honored with a New England District “red jacket” by the local chapter of the Kiwanis Club for his dedicated volunteer service to the community and club at the organization’s March meeting.

A red jacket recognition comes when a Kiwanis Club member has made a significant donation to the Kiwanis Foundation of the New England Bermuda District. The Kiwanis Club of Newport made the gift in honor of Smith earlier this year.

“Bob Smith joined our Kiwanis Club in 1964 and he has been crucial in leading many service projects and fundraisers over the decades,” said Jim Roehm, Kiwanis Club president.

Tinney Family Art Scholarship

The Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County is accepting applications for the Tinny Family Art Scholarship, a $2,000 award given each May to a high school senior who lives in Newport County and who has demonstrated artistic talent and the ambition to strive for excellence. All areas of the arts will be considered arts, including but not limited to fine, visual arts (illustration, graphic design, multimedia), performing arts, the literary arts (creative writing, poetry), music (performance, composing), and theater.

Applicants must have been accepted to a post-secondary arts program in one of the above disciplines. The deadline for submission is May 13.

The Tinney Family Art Scholarship has been awarded since 2017 by Harle Tinney in memory of the Tinney family, who were accomplished restorers, artists and musicians. Scholarship requirements, application information, and a list of previous awardees may be found at newportarts.org.

Mosaic Club Awards

Applications are now available in the guidance offices at Rogers High, Middletown High and Portsmouth High for the Mosaic Club of Newport County’s three $1,000 awards, presented to graduating seniors who will be entering college, or a vocational, technical or trade school. Winners are selected based on volunteer and community service, an essay and a recommendation, and will be announced at award ceremonies at each school. The deadline for returning applications is April 30.

For more information, contact Donna Essery at 401-846-8514 or 401-369-2750.

Alger Vocational Scholarship

The William F. and M. Eleanor Alger Memorial Scholarship has been established by the Newport Elks Lodge in memory of one of its Past Exalted Rulers, William F. Alger, and his wife Eleanor. This $1,000 scholarship is available for students in the Newport, Middletown, Portsmouth and Tiverton area, who meet the requirements on the scholarship application.

Students planning to pursue a vocational/technical program leading to a two-year diploma or technical certificate are eligible to apply. Nursing students may also apply. Applications are available by emailing rbianco2@cox.net. For more information, call Richard Bianco at 401-408-0792. Deadline is May 15.

Two Cawley Memorial Scholarships

The Newport Elks Lodge #104 has established the Cawley Memorial Scholarship in memory of Raymond Joseph “Joe” Cawley, Jr. founder of RJ Cawley Contracting, Inc. This $1,500 scholarship is available for students from the Newport area who are going into any trade school to pursue a vocational/technical program leading to a technical certificate.

Additionally, in memory of Betty Cawley, RN, the Cawley family has established an additional $1,500 Scholarship for students pursuing a career in health care or nursing.

Applications can be obtained by emailing rbianco2@cox.net. For more information, call Richard Bianco at 401-408-0792. Deadline is May 15.

Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous meets every Saturday, from 9:30 to 10:30 am, at the YANA (You Are Not Alone) Club, 770 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown. The YANA club is a private nonprofit formed to provide a safe, comfortable facility where groups devoted to the recovery of alcoholism and drug addiction can meet. It is also a meeting place for other family groups that relate to the illness of alcoholism and drug addiction. All those in recovery are welcome. For information, email yananewportinfo@gmail.com or visit yananewport.com.

Narcan Training for All Ages

The Newport and Portsmouth Prevention Coalitions are sponsoring a Narcan training on Monday, March 21 at 6:30 pm at the Portsmouth Library. The presentation will include information about common opioids, signs of overdose, review of the Good Samaritan Law, and how to administer the nasal form of Narcan. The training is free, registration required. To register or for more information, call 401-683-9457 or visit portsmouthlibrary.org.

Women of Distinction Chamber Awards

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce will recognize four honorees with the second annual Women of Distinction awards. The recipients represent impressive traits and accomplishments deserving of recognition, including community involvement, industry impact, and professional success.

The 2022 Women of Distinction were chosen by a committee comprised of women from the Chamber’s board of directors. The winners are: Kathryn Farrington, Vice President of Marketing at Discover Newport, Courtney Hunter, Marketing Manager at People’s Credit Union, Bevan Linsley, Executive Director of Aquidneck Island Community Table, and Laura Murphy, Director of Sales at the Preservation Society of Newport County .

“Women’s History Month is the perfect time to celebrate women who are making a difference in Greater Newport. These awards are especially meaningful as they are chosen by women from our board in celebration of their peers.” said Erin Donovan-Boyle, Greater Newport Chamber Executive Director.

The awards will be presented at the Women in Business After Hours event at Rosecliff, on Wednesday evening, March 23. The event is open to all and registration is available at newportchamber.com/ events.

Newport Night Run

The 7th annual Newport Night Run 5K run/walk to benefit Newport Public Education Foundation will be held on April 9, from 7:30-8:30 pm The run will begin at Rogers High School, 15 Wickham Rd. Entry prices vary for students and adult runners. To register and for more information, visit newportnightrun.com.

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