Rotary Club of Lebanon

P.O. Box 132 • Lebanon, NH • 03766

President Kevin Gould
 
Spoke
 
Speakers
Aug 04, 2016
Captain Timothy Cohen, Lebanon PD
Lebanon PD response to current events
 
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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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Called to order by: PP Don
 
Opening Song: R-O-T-A-R-Y
 
Patriotic Song: O Beautiful for Spacious Skies
 
Invocation: PP Don
 
Song Leader: Bartolo Governanti                 Song: Wabash Cannonball
 
Visiting Rotarians:
None
 
Guests:
None
 
Raffle: Bartolo got the answer, but not the Queen
 
Announcements:
Sign up for Nighthawks game on Clubrunner
Sign up for President’s Picnic on Clubrunner
Ernst passed around pictures of Mascoma cleanup
 
Brags:
Don exhausted, but happy with 4 grandchildren visiting
Rich Wallace went to Fenway Park – to see Paul McCartney! Wonderful show, with NO intermission!
Nate Miller will be departing to Southern NH on August 15 to new job.
 
Rotary Minute: Bruce Pacht spoke about the article on Bangladesh: country has moved away from open defecation, a serious health risk.
 
Speaker: Committee meetings
Social: Bartolo spoke of the President’s Picnic, Jean Wulpern suggested a picnic for Lebanon PD to show support, possibly at Riverside Park
Community Service: Mascoma Cleanup
Youth Services: Steve Whitman spoke of visit by RYLA attendees to tell us about their experiences: Speech Contest: Interact at Mascoma HS looking goog-16 possible participants, Rotary vote at August meeting to support this effort. School board has approved the club.
Grants & Finance: Contribution suggested for Paddlepower, $1500-$2500. Participate in Adopt a Vet’s Civil War headstone, $1000. Suggested Dar es Salaam programs: $1900 for porridge for visitors to clinic: they wait for hours with no food. Also playground at clinic for kids - $300.
Membership: Brought up the need for members from some of our major businesses, organizations in Lebanon, such as Hypertherm, municipal govt, education etc. Letters to top management may not be effective, need personal contact. Ron sent out email to all members listing organizations we would like to contact, looking for members that know somebody in upper management to pose the question.
 
August 4 Captain Timothy Cohen, Lebanon PD will speak on Leb PD response to current events.
 
Monday July 25 at 6:00 AM Ron Carr got power back, so you get a Spoke!
 
 

 
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Bartolo Governanti          Spoke
Don MacMeekin               Rotary Minute
Jamie Whyte                 Invocation
Jon Blodgett                Song Leader
Valerie Armstrong           Greeter
 
Thursday, August 4, 2016
Don MacMeekin               Spoke
Jean Flaherty-Wulpern       Rotary Minute
Linda Copp                  Greeter
Valerie Armstrong           Song Leader
Westin Greene               Invocation
 

 
Rotary vision: Making the organization strong by strengthening the individual club.
1943-44 Charles L. Wheeler (intercoastal shipping), Rotary Club of San Francisco, California, USA.
 
 

 
 
For your evening reading, we are happy to provide you with 2 issues of  The Spoke!
 
 

 
 
 
Called to order by: President Don MacMeekin
 
Opening Song: R-O-T-A-R-Y
 
Patriotic Song: My Country Tis of Thee
 
Invocation: Rich Wallace shared the words from John Lennon’s song “Imagine”, reminding us how they reflect a world such as we might want to live in.
 
Song Leader: Jeanne Flaherty-Wulpern        Song: Jeanne asked the Club members to stand for “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad”
 
Visiting Rotarians:
 
Guests:
Zelma Loseke of Bradford visited, as a guest of Bruce Pacht.  Zelma is a private care nurse at Kendal.  She is involved in a variety of volunteer work, from the Thetford Chamber Singer to service in Bosnia.  In the past, she has also provided respite for families in the Vermont foster care system.  She is considering joining our Club.
 
Raffle: Jeanne won the draw.  We have a new deck of cards of questionable origin.
 
Announcements:
 
The Club voted on our District Representative to the Nominating Committee that will select the next RI President.  Members spoke out in support of both candidates, Ken Grabeau and Abraham Gordon.  Ken Grabeau was favored (14 - 4).
 
The Pie Sale is coming up.  Members have been manning a booth at the Farmer’s Market, also promoting the River Clean-up.  Ernst reminded members that they should either volunteer for the River Clean-up or contribute an indulgence with regrets.
 
Brags:
 
Steve & Carolyn Whitman’s 52nd anniversary is June 27th.  Marion has completed the Leadership Upper Valley program.  Jennifer’s organization, Windsor County Partners, had a successful wine tasting to raise funds for youth mentoring.  Rich reported that the dinner honoring Upper Valley athletes was also a success.
 
Ron’s wife Hillary, still in recovery from the double breaking of her pelvis, is now able to go out & about without Ron at her side.  Valerie’s son is playing on the American Legion baseball team.  She has fundraising raffle tickets for the Fishercats.  Ernst shared the history of his training/career path, which ultimately led him to Lebanon.  Nate fined himself for arriving too late to fulfill his greeter duties. 
 
Rotary Minute: Steve Usle shared the Rotary Code of Conduct and encouraged us to apply it.
 
Speaker:
Dick Podolec of the Hanover Club spoke about the District’s success in reaching its One Million Dollar Campaign, targetted for a gift to the Rotary Foundation.  Dick said that individual donations to this Campaign were still encouraged and that these could be as bequests.  There will be a dinner celebration in Woodstock, NH to honor those who gave gifts of $10,000 or more.  All Rotarians are invited to attend the dinner. 
 
Dick shared a video about a project started by Ray Martin, a kitchen designer and a Rotarian from Queensland, Australia.  The Surfer Sunrise project uses old bike parts and either volunteer or low cost labor to create wheelchairs for children in Fiji.  For only $100 in materials, the group can create a functional wheelchair.
 
Submitted by: Jennifer Grant
 

 
 
 
 

CALLED TO ORDER:  President Kevin

 

OPENING SONG:    Rotary

 

INVOCATION:          Ron Carr

 

PATRIOTIC SONG:  None,  No Ernst no song

 

VISITING ROTARIANS:    None

 

GUESTS:   None

 

RAFFLE  WINNER:  John Yacavone, picked the wrong card

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:  

NightHawk base ball game Sunday the 10th at 5:00 PM

President's Picnic July 31st at President Kevin's

Australian visiting team coming in October

Marion Steiner: Annual Auction October 1st (tentative) with seed money coming from the Byrne Foundation money

                                       

Ron  Michaud : There is a possible new site for a picnic area on Mechanic Street using String of Pearl money. 

Phil Rentz: Pie sale a great success, monies still coming in.

                       

 ROTARY MINUTE:      By Bartolo on the history of women in Rotary.

 

BRAGS:                          

Anniversary brags:    Paul B 46 years

                                     Paul T.  39 years

                                     Kathy  S.  12 years

                                     Joann: Daughter 4 years

 

PROGRAM:                 Joann Lemieux and and Ron Carr on Club Runner encouraging more

                                     club participation with instructions on how to use the program.

 

Submitted by             Paul Boucher

 

 
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Don MacMeekin               Song Leader
Jean Flaherty-Wulpern       Rotary Minute
Linda Copp                  Spoke
Rich Wallace                Greeter
Valerie Armstrong           Invocation
 
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Bartolo Governanti          Song Leader
Don MacMeekin               Invocation
Jean Flaherty-Wulpern       Spoke
Jon Blodgett                Greeter
Ron Carr                    Rotary Minute
 

 
 
 
 
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
Chair - Innovation
Chair - Youth Exchange