Rotary Club of Lebanon

P.O. Box 132 • Lebanon, NH • 03766

President Don MacMeekin

May 26, 2016
Don Kollisch, MD
"single-payer" approach to medical-care financing
Jun 02, 2016
Jun 09, 2016
Bruce Pacht
Jun 16, 2016
Jun 23, 2016
Jun 30, 2016
Jul 07, 2016
Joann Lemieux and Ron Carr
Proposed Updates to Clubrunner Bulletin and website
Upcoming Events
Rotary shop on new platform
As of 1 May, the Rotary shop will be available on a new platform. We may experience some downtime during the transition and apologize for any inconvenience. If you have any questions, please contact us at or at 847-866-4600.
Rotary districts mobilize to support survivors of Ecuador, Japan quakes
After a series of three earthquakes -- two in Japan and one in Ecuador -- killed hundreds of people, injured thousands, and caused billions of dollars in damage late last week, Rotary members in those regions have created disaster relief funds to help survivors. In Ecuador, the powerful 7.8-magnitude quake that struck Saturday night has killed more than 400 people, with 2,500 injured. Those figures are expected to rise. Rotary District 4400 established a service fund to raise money for relief efforts. Contact District Governor Manuel A. Nieto Jijon for information on how to donate. In Japan,...
Get live updates from the Council on Legislation
Get live updates and vote totals from the Council on Legislation on beginning on 11 April. Representatives from Rotary clubs worldwide will gather in Chicago 10-15 April to consider changes to the policies that guide Rotary International and its member clubs.  Many of this year’s proposed changes are designed to increase membership by giving clubs greater flexibility in the timing and the nature of their meetings. Other proposals would amend membership requirements.
UNESCO-IHE scholarship applications now available
The Rotary Foundation and UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education are offering up to 10 scholarships for graduate study at UNESCO-IHE's Delft campus in the Netherlands. The aim is to increase the number of trained professionals who can devise, plan, and implement water and sanitation solutions in developing areas. The scholarships also are designed to promote long-term relationships between Rotary members and skilled water and sanitation professionals. Scholars will receive a Master of Science degree in urban water and sanitation, water management, or water science and engineering. The...
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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)
10 Alice Peck Day Drive
Dwinell Room
Lebanon, NH  03766
United States
District Site
Venue Map
Received 5/20/2016 at 10:16 AM! Atta boy Bruce!!!
19-05-16:  Club Assembly
Rotarians were expected to take seats at the table where their committee label was displayed.
MCTO circa 12:15 PM by Pres. Don.
We sang “R-O-T-A-R-Y” and “America.”
INVOCATION by Garlan Hoskin.
Secretary’s report by Will Koppenheffer
  • Visiting Rotarians:  None.
Will’s question was about the fellow who inherited 1100 acres of George Washington’s land.  He built a home there in 1802 to be a monument to Old George, filled with GW’s antiques.  Unfortunately, his daughter married Robert E. Lee.  After the Civil War, the USA took the home for non-payment of taxes.  The family sued, and eventually got their money.  What is the national park within which the home sits?  Rich Wallace got the answer:  Arlington National Park.  Rich pulled Jon Blodgett’s ticket, but Jon failed the test. 
SONG:  “Clementine” led by Joanne Lemieux.
ROTARY MINUTE:  Evan Leary told us about the H2O collaboration in Ghana whose goal is to provide more than 80% of Ghana’s people with clean water; only 14% have safe   water now.  The group has created bore holes, wells, school latrines and public toilets along with 3 mechanized water delivery systems.  More than $4MM has been spent in Ghana, with similar amounts in several other countries.
COMING EVENTS by President Don:
  • 25 June:  Ernst:  Mascoma River Clean-up.  Everyone must participate.  Headquarters is behind the CCBA.  Ernst would like a short announcement on the back page of the Valley News’s Section A – Rich will take care of it.  Bartolo invited everyone to bring family and friends.
  • 30 June:  President Don’s Changeover menu includes turkey and pot roast and a cash bar.  $30 per person.  Sign-up sheet will begin circulation next week.
  • 10 July:  Upper Valley Nighthawks baseball game starts at 5 PM.  We need one more club to sign on in order to get a banner on the field.  Adults $5; kids free.
Paul Tierney:  City Center Ballet event tomorrow night includes dinner with Rotarians.  Garlan qualifies that he has room for 3 more people at Elixir Restaurant at 5:30 where each diner will order and pay for his own meal.  The Ballet begins at Briggs Opera House at 7:30 PM.  Kevin Gould adds that it’s worth it just to see the lightning bugs in their costumes.
Suellen Griffin:  The reconstituted innovation committee has 8 members; it met today for the first time with 7 of 8 folks showing up. 
Rich Wallace:  Daughter Brittney (sp?) is home from her 1st year at UNH;  she was recognized as UNH’s “most dependable tour guide giver”; also, as of 6 June, she begins a fulltime job as a flow teller at Mascoma Savings Bank, though Steve Christy did NOT pay a fine.
Valerie Armstrong was in Hawaii for the past two weeks.  She met a past president from Simi Valley Rotary who will visit us at some time in the future.  Also, Valerie’s son will perform on 4 June starting at 5:30 PM with the Dance Collective, which is putting on a recital; tickets are $13.
The Board recommends adding $2,000 per year to the budgeted $2,000 for scholarships in order for us to provide two, $1000 scholarships to students attending a 2-year post-secondary school, and two scholarships to students attending a 4-year school.  Discussion brought us around to approve the additional $2,000 with the idea that the Youth Service committee should have flexibility to move funds from one category to another depending on the applications received.
CLUB FORUM took place for about 20 minutes after which a spokesperson from each committee reported:
Youth Service – Steve Whitman
2 RYLA students have been chosen.
2 Lebanon High School scholarship recipients have been chosen; we are working to identify 2 additional recipients from Mascoma Valley Regional High School.
At the request of the Innovation Committee, the Youth Service committee reviewed the “New Generations” requirements for RI President John Germ’s Citation in 2016-17.  The Youth Service committee believes that continuing with its efforts to establish and maintain an Interact Club at MVRHS would be the best path toward meeting the Citation requirements in this area.
Social – Bartolo Governanti
  • Changeover will take place at Mountain Meadow in West Canaan.Entertainment will be John Yacavone and a public address system.
  • Our joint Lebanon-Lebanon Riverside BBQ attracted about 2 dozen folks total from both clubs.Next time, we need to mix better with the other club.
  • Bartolo suggested we try a BBQ at Baker’s Crossing Conservation Area, perhaps in August at 5 PM in lieu of a daytime meeting.
  • Social committee is considering once a month in the winter, holding a cocktail hour at a member’s business as a way to see each other’s place of work.
  • This year’s President’s Picnic will take place at Kevin Gould’s home, 391 Williams Hill Road, Grafton, NH, on Sunday, 31 July.Kevin will provide proteins and soda; others bring things; 1-6 PM.
  • Next Business After Hours, we will try to involve the Hanover club.
Membership – Ron Carr
  • We need to concentrate on retention as opposed to new members – keep people on the books.
  • Suggestion of a fireside chat 6 months after a new member is in – what do you like and don’t like about the club?
  • Re-institute classification talks – new members haven’t done them and newer members don’t know old members’ vocations.
  • Another survey:what do you like and don’t like about our club? – simpler questions and answers.President Don would like to work on this survey as he has other questions.
Giving – Jennifer Grant
  • The Mascoma community science garden connects youth at the high school with an actual garden in the community; they learn skills in advance and continue working over the summer on the actual garden; some local farms are involved as well.Total budget is $4k of which $3k is staff; the committee is considering recommending $1k.Project starts 15 June.
  • Ledyard Charter School – Evan’s been in touch about their request for 5 Chromebooks to help students do their work.Evan will seek a written request from them.
Community – Ernst Oidtmann
Mascoma River clean-up:  Ernst is talking with helicopter operator to haul out a dumpster.  We want signs of Rotary for the videotapes, like “Rotary At Work” emblazoned on the helicopter!!  Also, Steve Usle will head up the annual Baker’s Crossing Clean-up this Saturday, 8:00-10:00 AM.
Kevin closed the meeting with a responsive reading of Rotary’s Four-Way Test.

Rotary vision: Every Rotarian a living example of Rotary principles in action.
1939-40 Walter D. Head (education), Rotary Club of Montclair, New Jersey, USA.

Join us at the City Center Ballet performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Briggs Opera House to be preceded with dinner at the Elixer Restuarant in White River Junction!
Please plan to attend both the dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m. and the show which begins at 7:30 p.m.  It is not only extremely high quality ballet but a way of our supporting fellow Rotarian Linda and the Arts. 
Plan to bring your significant other and join us.  Please let me know if you will attend and I will order tickets in advance for you at a cost of $21.  Pick up and pay for tickets at the "will call" window.    You will order and pay for your own dinner and drinks but we will all plan to sit together.  A special reception follows the performance too....
Deadline for signing up is May 17th at

Called to order at 12:15 by President Don
Opening Song was Rotary
Patriotic song-My Country Tis of Thee
Invocation Evan Leary
Song Leader –Garlan Hoskins-Yankee Doodle Dandy
Visiting Rotarians-Sue Shaw-Sue Donnelly
Raffle-Paul Tierney lost
Leb-West Leb Picnic Saturday June 14th at riverside park
Ernst River Clean up   Sat. June 25th-assemble 9:00 CCBA pavilion- Indulgencies are $20
Rotary Minute-Ron Carr=-The Pope sponsored a Jubilee of Mercy-9,000 Rotarians attended
Linda Copp’s granddaughter is memorizing numbers and called her at 6:00 in the morning
City Center Ballet is presenting Mid Summer Night’s Dream on the May 20 and 21
Steve Usle solicited commitments for the July 4th Pie Sale
Sue Shaw discussed Lake Sunapee Bank’s Merger
Bruce Pacht reiterated   Rotary Night at the Fischer Cats on August 8th
Ron Carr-Friends of Veterans are holding a golf tournament and are looking for sponsors
Steve Whitman was the speaker-RE Youth Services-Fifth Avenue of Service
Mascoma High School Social Studies Teacher doing a Presentation on INTERACT as a service program
We are sending four students to RYLA
Steve reviewed several activities that the club is planning to engage students with, in 2016-2017
Most RI projects such as Student Exchange are open to Rotarian Children.

When you know your vacation plans please let Ron Carr know,
to prevent task assignment on those dates!
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Evan Leary                Spoke
Garlan Hoskin           Rotary Minute
JoAnn Lemieux        Invocation
John P. Yacavone    Greeter
Paul Boucher           Song Leader
Thursday, June 2, 2016
Bruce Pacht             Greeter
Jamie Whyte            Song Leader
Jennifer Grant          Invocation
JoAnn Lemieux        Rotary Minute
Lorraine Morrison    Spoke

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