Rotary Club of Lebanon

P.O. Box 132 • Lebanon, NH • 03766

President Garlan Hoskin


2014-15 RI Theme



May 28, 2015
Club forum
Work session for committees, bearing in mind that this is the last Forum of the Rotary Year.

Upcoming Events



Rotary, USAID collaboration improves sanitation facilities in Ghana
According to a 2012 report by UNICEF and the World Health Organization, Ghana has made great strides in providing its people with clean drinking water. But access to better sanitation has lagged. Only about 14 percent of Ghanaians have access to improved facilities, compared with the 54 percent target set for 2015 by the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. Addressing the issue isn't simple, as pit latrines need emptying, toilets need maintenance, and promoting hygiene requires education. The H2O Collaboration, a partnership between Rotary and the U.S. Agency for International...
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...

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
“There is no growth unaccompanied by growing pains...peace is a universal fact which can only be realized in the fullness of the days...the ultimate achievement of spirit will be at the end of a long and painful process.”
— Christmas Message, THE ROTARIAN, December 1917

Called to order by:  President Garlan
Opening Song: R-O-T-A-R-Y
Patriotic Song: Oh Beautiful For Spacious Skies
Invocation: Paul Boucher
Song Leader: Jim
Song: Take Me Out to the Ball Game & The Band Played On
There were no visiting Rotarians
Paul Boucher brought Peter Logan of Goss-Logan Insurance as a Guest
Raffle: Jason pulled the 6 of Spades
  • Jamie spoke of behalf of the pie committee regarding the sign up sheet being passed around and the need for more savory pies.
  • Linda shared that Norm Wakely sends his love
  • Jane shared that her dad was recently diagnosed with lung cancer, but the outlook looks good
  • Garlan reminded everyone about the change over dinner on 6/25/15 and the District Conference May 28-31 in Stowe VT
  • Forrest let everyone know he has eggs available for $3/dzn proceeds to the Rotary Foundation
  • Paul Boucher bragged that today was his 16th Anniversary as the Lebanon Chamber President
Rotary Minute: Linda shared some geographical fun facts about Rotary clubs around the world. Some included:
  • Reno, NV’s club is farther west than L.A.’s club
  • Portland, ME’s club is farther south than London’s
Speaker: Steve Christy introduced our speaker, Brian Donovan.   Brian talked about how Keene, NH, even though they don’t have a major highway leading to them, has succeeded in being self-reliant. They have two rotary clubs, a strong chamber, a large lions club.  Brian told us about Jack Dugan from Monadnock Development who has really helped the city thrive by finding/using grants/TIFS/tax credits. 
Questions for the speaker:
  • Garlan: Can we “borrow” Jack?
  • Steve: What role do the banks play: Throughout the years they got together with Ema Ledger and have been very instrumental in helping with sponsorships/donations
  • Jon: Shared that he got his first loan/mortgage through Carl Cheshire in Keene
  • Garlan: City Mayor has meetings with school system/banks/leaders of the community, how often and at whose direction?The Mayor would LIKE it to be quarterly but they have been delayed, but he does them on his own accord.
  • Paul: Any cooperation with Jack from current businesses? Yes – they support Jack but developers don’t like his nonprofit success as he is there competition.
Lastly, Garlan presented Forrest with his new BLUE pin which represented Forrest bringing a new Rotarian to the club (Valerie).
Garlan then closed the meeting with the Four Way Test.

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Jonathan Blodgett              Invocation
Dan Affeldt                          Greeter
Jason Eborn                        Spoke
Willie Koppenheffer            Rotary Minute
Steve Usle                            Song Leader
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Bill Koppenheffer                Rotary Minute
Paul Boucher                        Invocation
Rich Wallace                         Spoke
Steve Usle                            Greeter
Suellen Griffin                      Song Leader


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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