Rotary Club of Lebanon

P.O. Box 132 • Lebanon, NH • 03766

President Don MacMeekin

 
Speakers
May 05, 2016
Suellen Griffin
Iceland
May 19, 2016
May 26, 2016
Jun 02, 2016
Jun 09, 2016
Joann Lemieux and Ron Carr
Proposed Updates to Clubrunner Bulletin and website
Jun 16, 2016
Bruce Pacht
Tanzania
Jun 23, 2016
Jun 30, 2016
 
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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Lebanon

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Lebanon

Lebanon

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 12:15 PM
Harvest Hill (behind Alice Peck Day Hospital)
10 Alice Peck Day Drive
Dwinell Room
Lebanon, NH  03766
United States
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Rotary vision: To show the world the way to peace through friendship and understanding.
1937-38 Maurice Duperrey (abrasives manufacturing), Rotary Club of Paris, France.
 
 
 
 

 
Summary of the accomplishments of the Council.
Passed on by Bruce Pacht.
 
The 2016 Council on Legislation may well be remembered as one of the most progressive in Rotary history.
Not only did this Council grant clubs more freedom in determining their meeting schedule and membership, it also approved an increase in per capita dues of $4 a year for three years. The increase will be used to enhance Rotary’s website, improve online tools, and add programs and services to help clubs increase membership.
The Council is an essential element of Rotary’s governance. Every three years, members from around the world gather in Chicago to consider proposed changes to the policies that govern the organization and its member clubs. Measures that are adopted take effect 1 July.
The tone for this year was set early, when the RI Board put forth two proposals that increase flexibility. The first measure allows clubs to decide to vary their meeting times, whether to meet online or in person, and when to cancel a meeting, as long as they meet at least twice a month. The second allows clubs flexibility in choosing their membership rules and requirements. Both passed.
Representatives also approved removing six membership criteria from the RI Constitution and replacing them with a simple requirement that a member be a person of good character who has a good reputation in their business or community and is willing to serve the community.
The $4 per year dues increase was based on a five-year financial forecast that predicted that if Rotary didn’t either raise dues or make drastic cuts, its reserves would dip below mandated levels by 2020. The yearly per capita dues that clubs pay to RI will be $60 in 2017-18, $64 in 2018-19, and $68 in 2019-20. The next council will establish the rate after that.
“We are at a moment in time when we must think beyond the status quo,” said RI Vice President Greg E. Podd. “We must think about our future.”
Podd said the dues increase will allow RI to improve My Rotary, develop resources so clubs can offer a better membership experience, simplify club and district reporting, improve website access for Rotaractors, and update systems to keep Rotary in compliance with changing global regulations.
Also because of this Council’s decisions:
  • A Council on Resolutions will meet annually online to consider resolutions — recommendations to the RI Board. Council members will be selected for three-year terms. They’ll participate in the Council on Resolutions for three years and the Council on Legislation in their final year only. The Council on Resolutions will free the Council on Legislation to concentrate on enactments — changes to Rotary’s governing documents. Proponents predict that the Council on Legislation can then be shortened by a day, saving $300,000.
  • Rotaractors will be allowed to become members of Rotary clubs while they are still in Rotaract. Proponents argued that too few Rotaractors (around 5 percent) join Rotary. Sometimes it’s because they don’t want to leave their Rotaract clubs before they have to, upon reaching age 30. It’s hoped that giving them more options will boost the numbers of qualified young leaders in Rotary.
  • The distinction between e-clubs and traditional clubs will be eliminated. The Council recognized that clubs have been meeting in a number of ways, and given this flexibility, the distinction was no longer meaningful. Clubs that have “e-club” in their names can keep it, however.
  • The reference to admission fees will be removed from the bylaws. Proponents argued that the mention of admission fees does not advance a modern image of Rotary.
  • A standing committee on membership was established, in recognition that membership is a top priority of the organization, and polio eradication was also reaffirmed to be a goal of the highest order.
 
 
 
 

 
 
Passed on by John Yacavone
 
I've learned....
That the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.
 
I've learned....
That when you're in love, it shows.
 
I've learned ....
That just one person saying to me, 'You've made my day!' makes my day.
 
I've learned....
That having a child fall asleep in your arms is one of the most peaceful feelings in the world.
 
I've learned....
That being kind is more important than being right.
 
I've learned....
That you should never say no to a gift from a child.
 
I've learned....
That I can always pray for someone when I don't have the strength to help him in any other way.
 
I've learned....
That no matter how serious your life requires you to be, everyone needs a friend to act goofy with.
 
I've learned....
That sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart to understand.
 
I've learned....
That simple walks with my father around the block on summer nights when I was a child did wonders for me as an adult.
 
I've learned....
That life is like a roll of toilet paper.
The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.
 
I've learned....
That money doesn't buy class.
 
I've learned....
That it's those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular.
 
I've learned...
That under everyone's hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved.
 
I've learned....
That to ignore the facts does not change the facts.
 
I've learned....
 That when you plan to get even with someone,
you are only letting that person continue to hurt you.
 
I've learned....
That love, not time, heals all wounds.
 
I've learned....
That the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to surround myself with people smarter than I am.
 
I've learned....
That everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a smile.
 
I've learned....
That no one is perfect until you fall in love with them.
 
I've learned....
That life is tough, but I'm tougher.
 
I've learned....
 That opportunities are never lost; someone will take the ones you miss.
 
I've learned....
That when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere.
 
I've learned....
That I wish I could have told my Mom that I love her one more time before she passed away.
 
I've learned....
That one should keep his words both soft and tender, because tomorrow he may have to eat them.
 
I've learned....
That a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
 
I've learned....
That when your newly born grandchild holds your little finger in his little fist, you're hooked for life.
 
I've learned....
That everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it.
 
I've learned....
That the less time I have to work with, the more things I get done.
 

 
 
 
Called to order by: Pres Don
 
Opening Song: ROTARY
 
Patriotic Song: America the Beautiful
 
Invocation: Steve Christy
 
Song Leader: Nate Miller                 Song: Carolina in the Morning
 
Visiting Rotarians:
Margaret Stacey – Nelson BC Canada
 
Guests:
 
Raffle: Paul Boucher won the draw but not the raffle.
 
Announcements:
District Conference coming up
May 7 Lebanon City wide clean up
Mascoma River clean up
Change over – June 30
Linda Copp looking for housing to put up a couple dancers May 2 & May 9 – Contact Linda     
Listen has a program to place kids in camps for the summer – if you know of a child please have them contact Listen for more information
 
Brags:
Jen Grant – Daughter is doing the college tours
Bruce Pact – Nation Eggs Benedict Day April 16 – 4 Aces Dinner was the place to be!
 
Rotary Minute: Paul Tierney
 
Speaker: Committee  Meetings
 

 
When you know your vacation plans please let Ron Carr know,
to prevent task assignment!
 
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Evan Leary                Greeter
Forrest Cole              Invocation
Jennifer Grant           Song Leader
Marion Steiner          Rotary Minute
Steve Whitman         Spoke
 
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Bartolo Governanti    Rotary Minute
Evan Leary                  Song Leader
Garlan Hoskin             Greeter
Marion Steiner            Spoke

Paul Tierney                Invocation
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Vice President
Treasurer
Past President
Chair - Community Service
Chair - Vocational Service
Chair - International Service
Chair - Rotary Foundation
Chair - Membership
Chair - Auction 2015
Chair - Innovation
Chair - Youth Exchange