Rotary Club of Lebanon

P.O. Box 132 • Lebanon, NH • 03766

President Kevin Gould
The Four-Way Test
1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Jim Kenyon
Jan 26, 2017
The work of a newspaper columnist
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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

(603) 276-9448
Rotary activities 2017
Called to order by: President – Kevin Gould
Opening Song: ROTARY
Patriotic Song:    “My Country Tis of Thee” (America)
Invocation:      Westin   
Song Leader:        John Yacavone                  
Visiting Rotarians: None
Nate Malmquist (Jon Blodgett ‘s guest)
 Raffle:  Garlan Goskin answered question and won the Queen of Hearts.
Announcements: Sue Ellen presented to the club the changes that the board voted on for gifts given in honor of a deceased Rotary member.  Suggestion was to donate $500 to the Foundation in their name. Bruce suggested that if the member was already donating and in the process of receiving a Paul Harris or donating in the name of another person (family member or whomever) that the club would donate $500.00 for purpose that the member intended.
After some discussion, the proposal was accepted as revised with a first from Ron and second from Rich. This proposal was put out for a club vote which was approved with one person abstaining.
Next week’s Business after Hours reception will replace the noon meeting.  BAH will be held in the Dwinell Room at 5:30pm, Thurs. Jan 19, 2017.  Please attend if you can!
Rotary Minute: Philip spoke about the new Rotary website and pointed out the new improvements that have been made.  It would benefit everyone to go on and check it out for themselves.
Good Works:     Bartello spoke about his time at Camp Bayou when he was a young boy.  He has recently reconnected with the camp and volunteers every fall to help clean up and get the camp ready for the camp season.  He spoke about how rewarding it is and that it brings back many fond memories of his time at the camp.  He strongly suggests that if you have ever spent time as a youngster at camp; that it would be very rewarding for you to volunteer.   
Paul T helped out at the Listen dinner- over 100 people attended.  He also mentioned that this is one of the service projects that he is working on for the club.  More information regarding this service project along with the Cover project to come.
Jamie bragged about his son, Alex, who is playing the part of John in the Peter Pan Play.
Paul Boucher bragged that Rex Tillerson, Trump’s nominee for Secretary of State, was an Eagle Scout and that the Boy Scouts are very proud of him.
Speaker: Kaitie Chakoian-Lifvergren, WISE Volunteer & Data Coordinator.   Kaitie shared with us the many volunteer opportunities that are available at WISE.  WISE, founded in 1971 was originally a women’s career resource service. John Yacavone informed Kaitie and the club that he was the first male employee at WISE. The organization’s main concentration now is on gender-based domestic/sexual violence issues.  The organization does not consider themselves a service organization but rather as a social change organization that offers services. 
The following are some of the different areas that one could volunteer their services:  WSE Ambassadors, Court Observers, Program Center Interns, and Crisis Line Advocates.  There is plenty of training to help volunteers, which will be starting 1st of March.  If you would like to volunteer or if you know someone who would, please get in touch with Kaitie.  To get more information and start the process get in touch with Kaitie at   Telephone #603-448-5922 ext. 105. 
 Meeting was closed by Sue Ellen with The 4-Way Test:
Of the things we think, say or do - 1. Is it the Truth? 2. Is it FAIR to all concerned? 3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? and 4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Submitted by: Lorraine Morrison
“The prevailing Rotary attitude in rendering service is practicality. Its aim in
performing a useful action is to be helpful and serviceable, not sentimental....
As practical idealists, we temper the fanciful flights of the dreamer with the
limitations of common sense.”
— Address to 1943 Rotary Convention, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Called to order by: President Elect -  Sue Ellen Griffin
Opening Song: ROTARY
Patriotic Song:  Oh Beautiful for Spacious Skies 
Invocation: Rich Wallace - John Lennon Quote
Song Leader:                          Song: A  Policeman's lot is not a happy one
Visiting Rotarians: None
Linda Copp and Newt Piper (Lorraine Morrison's grandson)
Raffle:  Rich W. answered correctly the raffle question but picked a card other than the Queen of Hearts.
Announcements: Sue Ellen read a Thank You note from West Central Behavior Health for support in Paddle Power this summer. 
Paul T. mentioned Community Service opportunities and tentatively scheduled a couple of dates for a dinner at the Haven. Paul is looking for club support.
Rob Taylor was unanimously voted in as a new club member.
Rotary Minute: Jennifer noted that there are maps of district Clubs with meeting times.  
Good Works: Jean noted that President Kevin and Peter, along with Jean and Bob, hosted a St Patrick's Day Dinner. First year was shore, but the second year they gained ground. She suggested bring back the dinner for small organized event for fundraising.     
Ernst O. announced this daughter, Margaret, is engaged!
Rick said over 10,000 planes used the Lebanon Airport.
Kathy noted that she passed her surgery recertification until 2027.
Jennifer had her picture in the Valley news with new husband.
Speaker: Our Speaker was  Paul Coats, Executive Director of Lebanon Recreation and Parks and he noted that his department oversees a number of projects of the Lebanon Area, Projects include:
5k of groomed ski trails behind Alice Peck Day; investing in replacing trees; Full Moon Fiesta at Storrs Hill to benefit the ski area; Mascoma River Greenway; efforts to rebuild the Rusty Bearing Skate park; 1k groomed trails at Storrs Hills (and are looking for volunteers) and several other projects.  
Director Paul Coats was presented a check from the Lebanon Rotary Club for $1,000 to help with the department's projects.
Meeting was closed by Sue Ellen with The 4-Way Test:
Of the things we think, say or do - 1. Is it the Truth? 2. Is it FAIR to all concerned? 3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? and 4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Submitted by: JoAnn Lemieux
Thursday, December 29, 2016
Bartolo Governanti          Invocation
Bruce Pacht                 Greeter
Jennifer Grant              Rotary Minute
Linda Copp                  Song Leader
Paul Boucher                Good Works
Paul Tierney                Spoke
Thursday, January 5, 2017
Bruce Pacht                 Song Leader
Evan Leary                  Spoke
Jean Flaherty-Wulpern       Good Works
Rich Wallace                Invocation
Suellen Griffin             Rotary Minute
Westin Greene               Greeter
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