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?
Aug 25, 2016
Tom Youngham, Author
How to Reduce Stress
Sep 08, 2016
Bill Coons
Shaker Bridge Theatre
Upcoming Events
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
Meeting Called to order by President Kevin
Opening Song: Rotary
Patriotic Song led by Bruce Pacht:  My Country tis of thee
Song:   No song piano player Ernst still out
Visiting Rotarians:   None
Guests:  Brian White guest of Evan
                Zoe Grodan RYLA attendee from Mascoma High School guest of Steve Whitman.  Zoe spoke of her experiences at RYLA and look to promote the program at the High School this year.
Raffle:  Don McMeekin drew the Ace of Spades so the money is safe for another week.
Announcements:  Marion Steiner reported that the annual Auction will be held at the Fireside Inn & Suites on November 19, 2016
                                 Bill Babineau reported that dues bills have been e-mailed to members but for those not so inclined he has had copies also.
                                 The District Governor will be making his visit on September 1, 2016.  We need a good attendance at this meeting
                                 The Hanover Rotary Club is having a gala on November 15th
Rotary Minutes:  Jon Blodgett reported on the Council of Legislation's votes at the 2016 International Convention.  Many changes such as meetings how many, different days to meet  to accommodate members.
All of this to increase membership and keep our members.
Rich Wallace on his daughter returning to UNH and the wonderful experience she had working  at Mascoma Savings Bank this summer.
Bruce Pacht:  On his new experiences with his motorcycle.  This one does not have training wheels
Forrest Cole:  On his experience driving for Upper Valley Ride
Jennifer Grant:  On tying the knot at the Calvin Coolidge birthplace recently
Bill K: On his upcoming trip to Munich with the family
Jane Mason:  On her father's and brother's trip to Switzerland
Jamie Whyte:  On his visit to the newly remodeled Mascoma High and Middle School renovations.
Program:  Club Forum

“We can tell people how glad we are to belong to such a fine organization. We can tell of our...achievements. But Rotary will never flourish and never accomplish those dreams we are so proud to own unless we can so live that Rotary may be proud of us.”
— Address to 1943 Rotary Convention, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Called to order by: Pres Kevin
Opening Song: R-O-T-A-R-Y
Patriotic Song: O Beautiful For Spacious Skies (Thanks for the pitch, Bruce!)
Invocation: John Yacavone
Song Leader: No Ernst, no song       Song:
Visiting Rotarians:
Rev John Nwagbaraocha
Raffle: Speaker Beth won the draw by missed the Queen
September 1 District Governor Jay Polimeno will be here!!!
Don M presented two expenditures for votes from the membership, as approved by the board:
  1. $1250 donation to Paddlepower: an amendment to change that to $2500 was defeated: $1250 approved by membership.
  2. $1005 donation for the restoration of 3 Civil War soldier’s headstones: Paul T objected as not being in compliance with Giving Guidelines, and he also felt we should spend money on the living persons in Lebanon: expenditure was not approved by the membership.
Pres Kevin announced that Ron C will be sending out a survey to the membership regarding personal preferences for Committee membership
Willie and Paul T skirmished over who should pay fine for oversight on a procedural matter. Your scribe is not sure whether anyone paid the fine…
Bruce P told a long story relating to his father having hated motorcycles, and Bruce’s progressive disobedience to this position over time, to the present where he has a 250 CC Honda Rebel to run motorcycle drag races with…
Joann L produced the very weak excuse that she will miss next week’s meeting because she is attending a James Buffett concert in Bangor Maine.
Rotary Minute: Valerie A, some pithy quotations from various Rotary leaders over time
Speaker: Willie introduced Kristen McKenna and Beth Shinsky from Lebanon’s River Valley Community College. Kristen is Associate VP Academic Affairs and Director of the Academic center at Lebanon. Beth is the Admissions Recruiter for the college.
Note that Lebanon’s River Valley is not a Campus but an Academic center: the difference has to do wih a number of full-time staff positions for various kinds of support functions.
Lebanon RV is: NEASC accredited, just like Granite State, Dartmouth and Harvard.
It various individual program accreditations as well.
Rates are lower than colleges in the area, as in $6455 vs UNH $16,663 (Room and board deducted).
Class sizes 15-20. Program Directors are also student advisors.
Student Success Center is impressive! Provides for alternative testing: computer lab; tutoring; variety of textbooks; Study skills materials; services for students with disabilities; Workshops; Career assistance. Faculty members can often be found in the student center offering assistance.
Student Life is actively supported by the college, providing:
Student government
Student clubs (and ability to create more)
Student trips
Fun campus events
Volunteer opportunities (open for suggestions for volunteer needs)
College is also focusing on community needs, in their curriculum and their student participation: also open for suggestions from the professional community!

Thursday, August 25, 2016
Dan Nash                    Song Leader
Forrest Cole                Spoke
Ron Carr                    Greeter
Steve Usle                  Invocation
Steve Whitman               Rotary Minute
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Dan Affeldt                 Song Leader
Dan Nash                    Invocation
John P. Yacavone            Rotary Minute
Linda Copp                  Greeter
Rich Wallace                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
Chair - Innovation
Chair - Youth Exchange