Rotary Club of Lebanon

P.O. Box 132 • Lebanon, NH • 03766

President Garlan Hoskin


2014-15 RI Theme



Polio's Retreat
As photojournalist Allison Kwesell walks through the narrow streets of an Indian village, familiarity sets in. She visited here four years ago, when she first met Samir and his family. He was two years old then and had recently contracted polio. Kwesell approaches the front porch of a home when she hears an older woman yelling “Samir! Samir!” She runs toward the voice, wondering if she’ll recognize the boy. She sees six children playing chase on the dry earth, the dirt forming clouds around their feet. From afar she notices a young boy, not unlike the other barefoot children in the backyard...
Rotaract award winners celebrated for their life-changing projects
The village of Kumbharwadi is one of many in a drought-prone region near Mumbai, India. Until recently, its residents had access to only one well with drinkable water. During the summer months, the well runs dry, and the women and girls of the village travel three to four hours a day to search for water. Enter Project Boond, undertaken by a Rotaract club, a Rotary club, and the Watershed Organization Trust to provide clean drinking water and sanitation facilities in Kumbharwadi. Nikunj Pherwani, 2013-14 president of the Rotaract Club of Hassaram Rijhumal College of Commerce and Economics in...
Young writers get published with the help of Rotary
In Jamaica, 11-year-old Jordan Allwood reads his classmates a story about a lonely puppy who finds a new family. The puppy grows into a big dog, enjoys walks along the beach, and survives a frightening autumn day when he is caught in a trap before being rescued by his family. Jordan's story is one of hundreds that were written by children ages 7-11 for a writing contest organized by the Rotary E-Club of the Caribbean 7020 and supported by clubs in 10 Caribbean nations. The best stories, including Jordan's, were published in "The Butterfly StoryBook," produced by the club and sold through...
Clubs breaking down barriers to clean water in Ghana
When Marty Hatala, a member of the Rotary Club of Boaz, Alabama, first traveled to Ghana in 2010 to volunteer at a local orphanage, she saw how local communities struggled to find clean water. Though at least 80 percent of the country's population has access to improved water sources, according to UNICEF, 5 million Ghanaians still use water from unsafe sources. That leaves a significant part of the country's population susceptible to a range of diseases. Worldwide, one out of every five deaths among those under the age of five is caused by water-related diseases. Hatala's experiences in Ghana...
Secrets of a successful crowdsourcing campaign
In case you haven't heard, a man raised nearly $60,000 to make potato salad as a spoof on a popular fundraising site. If he can do that, a campaign to raise money for feeding hungry children or building a school in a war-torn country should be a snap, right? Wrong. The Internet is littered with humanitarians struggling to raise the money and gather the resources for projects that could make a positive impact in the world. So, what is the secret to a successful crowdsourcing campaign? It's simple, really: make it easy to give. Here are some ways you can make it easy for supporters to back your...

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 Hoskins
Opening Song: Rotary acapella
Patriotic Song:
Invocation: Jamie Whyte           
Song Leader: Song:
Visiting Rotarians:
Jesse and Ed visiting from FL
Raffle: No winner today
Garlan and Heidi are saving to travel to the Convention in Brazil. Any others?
Vote on By-laws after Suellen made clarifications – passed
New  board members at-large: Jean, Suellen and Jennifer
Auction up-date for John and Steve: LL Bean, Mascoma Savings Bank and APD giving generously
Byrne Foundation donation of $6,000 – thank you Ron
Garlan and Betsey will lunch at Hanover Rotary to sell tickets
Lorraine reported $1,400 to Foundation from Pie Sale
Rotary will have a booth at Wings and Wheels on Sept 27, 10 to 5, Lebanon Airport
Paul - On line high school opening on Sept 3
Rich - children’s birthday
Lorraine’s birthday.
Don and wife’s 45th and
Forrest and wife’s wedding anniversaries.
Garlan after 4 hours with 3 yr old grandson is tired!!
Rotary Minute: No minute
Speaker: Carol Dunn Artistic Director of Northern Stage. Carol shared her experience as actress, lecture at Dartmouth College, artistic director of New London Barn Playhouse and the up-coming season at Northern Stage.  And the building of the new theater in White River Jct.

Called to order by: Garlan Hoskin   
Opening Song: Rotary          
Patriotic Song: America the Beautiful
Invocation: Jon Blodgett
Song Leader:             Song: Sloop John B
Visiting Rotarians:
Jessie Turner
Dave Nichols
Beverly Wakeley
Emma Peterson
Raffle: Dave Nichols was not a winner
By Laws Vote Next Week
Rotary Minute: The Ladies of Rotary Read the lyrics to a song written by Canadian singer/songwriter, Helen Austin.  The song commemorated 25 years for women in Rotary
Speaker: Paul Tierney – Classification talk and slide show
  • Grew up in Woodstock VT a rural farming community
  • Went through High School and College then the Tuck School.
  • Was in ROTC so after school headed into the army and Vietnam, many scars were inflicted during his time.
  • Returned from Vietnam and exited the Army.  Became a  CPA and entrepreneur in the local area starting several businesses.
  • Has spent many years as a volunteer and board member for the Listen Services organization.
  • He has been married for 37 years and is the father of three children.
Ernest Oidtmann
  • Been a Rotarian since 1983, brought in by Alan Hirsh
  • Had always wanted to be a Rotarian as he has many family ties to Rotary in Holland.
  • He was born in 1946 in Holland.
  • He provided a brief view of Holland during and following the war. The fact that food was rationed to residents.  Residents were restricted to 900 cal. per day per person which was lower than the 1200 calories provided to prisoners of war.
  • He met Linda during his time as a research assistant at the University of British Columbia, supposedly doing cancer research.  Actually working as a janitor in the lab.
  • Linda was the bright spot as she liked the Beethoven concerts, hiking and she had a car.
Submitted by: Don MacMeekin

Note that Ron Carr is plugged in again so please forward materials to him.
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Bill Babineau            Rotary Minute
Bill Koppenheffer    Song Leader
Jon Blodgett            Spoke
Ron Michaud            Invocation
Suellen Griffin          Greeter
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Bill Koppenheffer    Invocation
Dan Affeldt              Greeter
Jean Flaherty-Wulpern    Song Leader
Rich Wallace            Spoke
Ron Michaud           Rotary Minute

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