Rotary Club of Lebanon

P.O. Box 132 • Lebanon, NH • 03766

President Garlan Hoskin


2014-15 RI Theme



Feb 12, 2015
Second Stage of District Speech Contest
Consider the 4-way test
Feb 26, 2015
Club Forum
Committees Meet

Upcoming Events



Intense summer program gives Israeli and Palestinian teens new perspectives
Students from Israel and Palestine sat together at a local art studio in Encinitas, California, USA, one day last summer, drawing portraits of one another and learning how to live in peace. Kelly Mellos, an organizer of the project from the Rotary Club of Encinitas Coastal, says that drawing someone who is sitting so close helps break down social barriers between the young people. "They see how many similarities there are between them," she says. "And they begin to understand we are all just people. There is a respect and trust that builds." The students were participating in a program run by...
Rotary releases $34.8 million for polio immunization activities worldwide
Rotary International released an additional $34.8 million in grants to support polio immunization activities in 10 countries, including Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan, the three countries where the disease has never been stopped. The funds, whose release was announced 20 January, will be used by the World Health Organization and UNICEF for polio immunization and surveillance activities in the 10 countries, as well as to provide technical assistance in several other countries in Africa. The grants include $8.1 million for Nigeria to support its final push to eradicate the disease. Nigeria...
President-elect urges Rotary members to ‘Be a Gift to the World’
Using their talents, expertise, and leadership, Rotary members worldwide are asked to be gifts to the world this upcoming 2015-16 Rotary year. Rotary International President-elect K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran called Sunday's address to incoming district governors the "most significant moment of my life." "All of you have been given so many gifts. And you have now been given this great gift: one year to take all your talents, all your gifts, everything that you are and can become -- and Be a Gift to the World," said Ravindran, revealing his presidential theme at the annual five-day training meeting...
Man in iron lung discovers Rotary
One might think a man living with polio in an iron lung would know about Rotary. But it wasn't until Paul Alexander had a business meeting with a member in Duncanville, Texas, earlier this year that he learned Rotary fights to eradicate the very disease that left him almost completely paralyzed. "I was completely blown away by the idea. For all these years, I didn't know the work they were doing," says Alexander, a practicing attorney in Dallas. "It's such a perfect fit for me." Alexander contracted polio during a major U.S. outbreak of the disease in the late 1950s when he was six years old...
Alumni recognized for expanding mental health services and supporting Rotary’s work
Dr. Geetha Jayaram has dedicated her life to helping people in her native India and the United States overcome the torment of severe depression, bipolar disorder, panic attacks, and other mental illnesses. Jayaram is a psychiatrist and associate professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality. Her work expanding access to mental health services is much needed. Depression affects at least 350 million people and is the leading cause of disability worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. "In India, there is no mental...

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
“Friendship was the foundation rock on which Rotary was built and tolerance is
the element which holds it together.”
— My Road to Rotary
1910-12 Paul P. Harris (Founder of Rotary) (law), Rotary Club of Chicago, Illinois, USA.

The Rotary Club of Lebanon inducted two new members at their luncheon meeting on January 22.
From left to right: Sponsor Don MacMeekin and Bartolo Governanti; Nathan Miller and his sponsor, Steve Whitman. 

The Rotary Club of Lebanon presented a $100 check to the winner of the Rotary Speech Contest’s first round on January 22 at their luncheon meeting. From left to right are Jim Shibles, Speech Contest Chair; Zhengqi “Jack” Zhang, winner, and 9th grade student at Kimball Union Academy; Phil Rentz, Speech Contest Coordinator; and David Weidman, Jack’s teacher, Dean of Faculty and Assistant Head of Academic Affairs at KUA. Jack is from Nanning, China. He was voted as Co-President of his class, is enrolled in multiple honors courses, and a member of the school's Mountain Biking team. He is looking forward to traveling to India this winter as a cast member of Kimball Union's musical.


Called to order by: Pres. Garlan
Opening Song: R-O-T-A-R-Y
Patriotic Song: America the Beautiful
Invocation: Paul Boucher
Song Leader: Marion Steiner            Song: Poly Wolly Doodle [All Day]
Visiting Rotarians: None
Guests:  Valerie Armstrong – potential new member
David Weidman, KUA, Speech Instructor and Dean of Faculty, Assistant Head for Academic Affairs
Zhenggi “Jack” Zhang, KUA Student and Speech Contest Participant   
Special:  New Member Inductions
Nate Miller sponsored by Steve Whitman; Bartolo Governanti sponsored by Steve Whitman
Some possible gray area here between announcements and brags – will let the reader decide
District Governor Bruce Pacht presented a comprehensive review of the plans for the upcoming 2015 District Conference, with a specific focus on how as his “home club” can be of particular help.  Any questions, desires to volunteer, etc. should be directed to Jean Wulpern or to Bruce.
Steve Usle shared information on a free NET Zero Home Workshop [as in Eliminate Your Energy Bill] to be held January 29, from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM at LaValley Building Supply in West Lebanon 
If you wish to attend please RSVP to Steve:
Pres. Garlan reminded, on behalf of Kevin Gould who he reported was selling a car at that very moment, that if you have not made you Rotary Foundation Donation there is still time – just get it to Kevin and he will do the rest.
We now move into the area of brags and remembrance. .
Bill Babineau bragged that his daughter Andrea is moving from one show to her next gig with no “down time” in between.  This is a first in her career, and very positive sign. As “American Horror Story” winds down she will be shifting her focus to New Orleans for her new show 
Rich Wallace and his daughter visited UNH on a getting to know the place trip  -  and while there enjoyed watching UNH Hockey readily handle U Mass
Ron Carr’s granddaughter turned her holiday break from Vassar into an opportunity to lead a survival “camp” for high school students, which included purposely leaving students camping in widely separated spots in the woods, each alone & on their own, for a few days.   Good work ! 
Paul Tierney shared a photo presentation of some of his remarkable woodworking skills, as evidenced by the several desks he has made.   Each was different, but all share amazing workmanship and demonstrate a keen eye for design.   Our self-pronounced club curmudgeon is a person of many talents. But perhaps best not to tell him lest it go to his head
And a remembrance:  Ron Michaud recounted how much Josie, their standard poodle, was an essential part of their lives as he shared that her time had come to leave.  To a person I know that we all understand what losing a special member of our “extended” family feels like.  Our sincere condolences.      
Rotary Minute: None
Speaker: First round of speech contest
Unfortunately the contestant from Mascoma was ill, and unable to participate.
However, David Weidman, KUA, Speech Instructor and Dean of Faculty, Assistant Head for Academic Affairs accompanied KUA’s entry, Zhenggi “Jack” Zhang, to the meeting
Jack, 16 years old, is a native of China, where his family resides. 
Jack’s speech was based upon the 4-Way Test.   It was a remarkable presentation, sensitive, insightful, and revealing of Jack’s family and their sense of integrity, and how our Rotary 4-Way test reflected that.
His was a job truly well done, both in content and in skill of presentation !  We are proud to have him representing our Club in the speech contest !

Thursday, January 29, 2015
Forrest Cole           Greeter
Don MacMeekin     Rotary Minute
Paul Boucher         Spoke
Paul Tierney           Invocation
Philip Rentz            Song Leader
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Bartolo Governanti    Greeter
Marion Steiner            Invocation
Nathan Miller              Song Leader
Paul Tierney                Rotary Minute
Philip Rentz                 Spoke


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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