Rotary Club of Lebanon

P.O. Box 132 • Lebanon, NH • 03766

President Garlan Hoskin


2014-15 RI Theme



May 07, 2015
Clay Adams, CEO Simon Pierce
Building the Future
May 14, 2015
May 28, 2015
Club forum
Work session for committees, bearing in mind that this is the last Forum of the Rotary Year.

Upcoming Events



How a simple school project in India became a global grant
Two years ago, U.S. Rotary members in Maine set out to improve the education system in Bikaner, Rajasthan, an Indian city near the border of Pakistan. The Rotary Club of Kennebunk Portside chose Bikaner because club member Rohit Mehta was originally from the area and had connections there. Mehta put the club in contact with Rotarians in India to provide desks for four government-run schools. But when community leaders returned with a request for more desks, the Maine Rotarians decided they had to think bigger. The Rotary Foundation had rolled out its new grant model, which required that the...
Korean sailor makes waves for End Polio Now
Enjoying calm winds and peaceful Pacific waters, Seung Jin Kim dove off his 43-foot sailboat, the Arapani, to swim with some dolphins nearby. The serenity that day near the equator was a stark contrast to the 60 mph winds and 23-foot waves he had to fight around Cape Horn, the southern tip of South America. But Kim, a veteran sailor and member of the Rotary Club of Seokmun, in Chungcheongnam, Korea, expected such challenges when he set out in mid-October on a 25,600-mile journey around the world. In addition to fulfilling a lifelong dream, Kim is using the trip to raise awareness and funds...
Monrovia club’s Ebola fight not finished
After the first cases of Ebola reached Liberia's capital, Monrovia, last June, local Rotary members feared that the city's limited health care system wouldn't be able to contain the highly infectious, often-deadly disease. Those fears were realized when infections quickly multiplied, underscoring the speed with which Ebola can spread in an urban center. It was the first time the hemorrhagic fever had threatened a major city since it erupted in West Africa last March. Now, after months of crisis-level response, and with the number of new cases declining, club members are looking to the long...
Rotary member takes fundraising to new heights -- the summit of Mount Everest
Despite his longstanding interest in polio eradication, polio was not on Joe Pratt's mind as he prepared for a mid-April 2012 climb of Mount Everest, the highest mountain on earth. But that changed in late 2011, when the resident of Nottingham, New Hampshire, USA, participated in a polio immunization project in Pakistan with fellow Rotary member Steve Puderbaugh. Moved by the efforts of the Pakistanis to battle the crippling disease, and by the vulnerability of the young victims, Pratt reset the focus of his climbing adventure. Pakistan is one of three countries where polio has never been...
San Francisco club reveals formula for growth and retention of members
Members of the Rotary Club of San Francisco Evening meet at a wine bar after work, share a social outing, and promote all their activities on social media like Meetup and Facebook. As the first evening club in the city, it has attracted many young professionals from Silicon Valley tech firms whose work schedules keep them from joining a more traditional club that meets for breakfast or lunch. But more than that, the evening format has helped the club grow by 30 percent since it received its charter in mid-2013. Danielle Lallement, who was its charter president, says the club has been...

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Lebanon

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Lebanon


Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 12:15 PM
Harvest Hill (behind Alice Peck Day Hospital)
125 Mascoma Street
Dwinell Room
Lebanon, NH  03766
United States
District Site
Venue Map
“The Rotary Foundation is not to build monuments of brick and stone. If we work upon marble, it will perish; if we work on brass, time will efface it; if we rear temples they will crumble into dust; but if we work upon immortal minds, if we imbue them with the full meaning of the spirit of Rotary as expressed in our Objects and with the just fear of God and love of our fellowmen, we are engraving on those tablets something that will brighten all eternity.”
— The Rotary Foundation, THE ROTARIAN, April 1929

Called to order by: President Garlan
Opening Song: R-O-T-A-R-Y
Patriotic Song: America the Beautiful
Invocation: Martha Clarke
Song Leader: Martha Clarke assisted by DG Bruce Pacht   Song: Silver Threads Among the Gold
Visiting Rotarians:
Bill Secord – Lebanon Riverside Club
Raffle: Rick Dyment with ticket 158 – No Winner this week!
  1. Changeover is June 25th – There is no noon meeting.  Location is being determined
  2. Shelter Box Proposal to Grants and Operations committee for evaluation during today’s club forum
  3. Garlan is still looking for pictures from about half the club members
  4. Jim Shibles pointed out the article in the Rotarian highlighting Walter Hughes and the new Rotary club in Sunyani, Ghana for young professionals.
Paul Tierney –1.  our Nepal response is the type of thing we should be doing.  2. His son Ryan is living on the west coast and doing well.
John Yacavone – 1. He and Sue celebrated 32 years together; 2. Sue celebrated a Birthday on Sunday.
Jennifer Grant – Apologized for missing the District Conference it conflicts with her organizations annual meeting.
Forrest Cole 1. Bragged about Fishing with some friends, one of whom was missing a meeting only to have their pictures taken while fishing by a Valley New Photog.  OOPS!  2. Forrest then did his poet lauriate job by reciting a poem about fishing.
Rotary Minute: Bruce Pacht shared some thoughts on change which does not mark the end but demonstrates the continuum of Rotary.  These reflections were raised by the pending end of his term as DG and our fast approaching Changing of the guard at the club.
Speaker: None
This meeting was the monthly Club Forum meeting.  Each table was established for a standing committee.  The committees met during the normal speakers time. 
Submitted by: Don MacMeekin

In the speaker list to the left, click on the Speaker name for detailed info.

Thursday, May 7, 2015
Bill Koppenheffer    Greeter
Jamie Whyte             Invocation
Jon Blodgett            Song Leader
Martha Clarke          Rotary Minute
Valerie Armstrong    Spoke
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Bill Koppenheffer    Song Leader
Jon Blodgett             Invocation
Linda Copp                Rotary Minute
Martha Clarke           Spoke
Suellen Griffin          Greeter


Club Executives & Directors

President Elect
Vice President
Past President
Chair - Community Service
Chair - Vocational Service
Chair - Club Service
Chair - International Service
Chair - Rotary Foundation
Chair - Membership
Chair - Auction 2014
Chair - Club Administration
Chair - Innovation
Chair - Youth Exchange
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