Rotary Club of Lebanon

P.O. Box 132 • Lebanon, NH • 03766

President Garlan Hoskin


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Political strife, protecting U.S. diplomats are part of the job for former Rotary Peace Fellow
As an agent for the U.S. Diplomatic Security Service, Justin Peele applies the education he received in conflict resolution as a Rotary Peace Fellow to a job that puts him in some dicey situations – including one in 2013 in which his actions won him State Department recognition for his courage and decisiveness. Peele is one of 2,000 DS agents who protect U.S. diplomats and embassies around the world. The Diplomatic Security Service, the law enforcement and security arm of the U.S. State Department, is the most extensive global security agency in the government, operating in more than 160...
Polio vaccinators make significant headway in Nigeria
Nigeria is closer than ever to eradicating polio, riding a successful effort to reach children in seven northern states at highest risk for the disease. "Rotarians have [gone] into remote areas of the country by car, canoe, motorbike, and even on foot to ensure every child gets the vaccine," says Rotary's Nigeria PolioPlus Committee Chair Tunji Funsho. In Katsina state, members of the Nigeria PolioPlus Committee (NPPC) recently met with leaders of two communities notoriously opposed to immunization, mainly on religious grounds and in protest of the lack of basic health care. They persuaded...
Rotary Scholar’s unique ability in bringing clubs together
In a municipal hospital in Cubatão, Brazil, a new mammography machine funded by a Rotary global grant provides breast cancer screening to women who previously had to wait for weeks before they could get in for a checkup with a doctor. A Rotary global grant also funded training for medical staff and cancer awareness education for people in the community. Isis Mejias Carpio of Houston, studying at the University of São Paulo on a Rotary scholarship, played an instrumental role in bringing together Rotary clubs in two countries to make the grant possible. Members of the Rotary Club of Cubatão,...
Rick Burns’ thoughtful approach to Iraq and Afghanistan
Humanitarian Rick Burns, a retired civil affairs officer in the U.S. Army, has been helping people in the war-torn countries of Afghanistan and Iraq since 2003. He's seen a lot of good, but he's also seen what happens when good intentions go awry. Take the fertile grounds of Arghandab River Valley in Afghanistan, for example. Burns recalls an initiative to help fruit exporters become profitable again after the war. Cold storage facilities were built, but because no one considered the country's spotty electricity, the facilities ended up being too expensive to maintain. "We really want to make...
Pedaling coast-to-coast for a purpose
Keith Harris is pedaling for a purpose. At the tender age of 50, he's set out on an eight-week, 4,400-mile bike ride across the U.S. to raise $25,000 for The Rotary Foundation. He's also hoping to raise an additional $2,500 for Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport, Massachusetts, where a few years ago he was treated for a life-threatening heart condition. "The trip is sort of my midlife crisis," he admits but it's not the first time he's pedaled across the country. He made the trek about 20 years ago, before he married his wife, Christina. Harris has been a Rotary member for 18 years. He's...

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
Called to order by: Garlan Hoskin
 Opening Song: ROTARY
 Patriotic Song: My Country Tis of Thee
 Invocation: Garlan Hoskin
 Song Leader: Jane Mason     Song: Home on the Range
 Visiting Rotarians:
 Raffle: Paul Tierney guesses Club Secretary Steve Whitman's economic question correctly to pick ticket.  Bill Babineau unable to find Queen of Hearts.
 Ernst reminded members who were working on the River cleanup project to meet at the Skate Park in West Lebanon (where breakfast is being served by the Hanover Rotary Club).  Volunteers will be assigned areas for cleanup at that time.  Volunteers meet at CCB for post cleanup lunch. 
Garlan reminded members that our next meeting is being held at Garlan's home (President's BBQ). 
Garlan also reminded those who have not done so to pay for the tickets associated with the 4th of July Pie event.
D.G. Bruce Pacht talked about the new banner which will reside in our Club throughout the year that Bruce serves as District Governor.
Bruce also spoke of his recent visits to various Clubs within the District.  He offered observations on the Rotary event he recently attended in CA, and mentioned an upcoming celebration (100 years?) by the Sherbrooke Rotary Club.
Betsey announced the gift to Jon Blodgett as a Thank You for all his efforts on behalf of the Club.
Garlan announced the resignation of Carla Skinner and Jay Hutchins.
Jennifer indicated that her daughter arrived safely in Sweden where she is visiting her grandparents.
Paul bragged about his daughter's wedding.
Rick bragged about recent outdoor recreation he shared with his son, and pre-announced the imminent arrival of his first granddaughter.
Rotary Minute: Steve Usle talked about the importance of teamwork (especially as related to the upcoming auction).
Speaker: Steve Usle and Jane Mason spoke briefly about the Auction.  As there was a computer glitch, Garlan is allocating a few minutes of the July 31 meeting to the Auction.

Please remember to let Ron Carr know of any planned absences!
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Dennis G. Tobin      Spoke
Jane G. Mason        Invocation
Paul Boucher          Rotary Minute
Rich Wallace            Greeter
Ron Michaud           Song
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Forrest Cole            Song Leader
Jane G. Mason        Rotary Minute
Jon Blodgett          Greeter
John P. Yacavone    Spoke
Linda Copp             Invocation

This story, from Rotary Global History Fellowship, is available in full in Download Files on the front page of the web site: since it is 30 pages it is impractical to display it all here.
Well worth reading!!! Thanks to Bruce Pacht to providing this, altho any member can subscribe to these thru (hint...hint)

What a great gathering at LaValley's.  On the left side of our home page, you can check out the photos of the remarkable Prudent Living train.

Check them out! See photo albums on left side of page

These two auction forms have been placed into the Documents folder on the web site home page.
You may download as needed.
Thanks to Betsey Child for her outstanding contributions in making us look professional!!!



Club Executives & Directors

President Elect
Vice President
Past President
Auction Chair
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