Rotary Club of Lebanon

P.O. Box 132 • Lebanon, NH • 03766

President Don MacMeekin

Upcoming Events
Support the Foundation on Giving Tuesday, 1 December
Join the global online movement to celebrate the season with a gift to The Rotary Foundation. Giving Tuesday, 1 December, uses the power of social media and the spirit of generosity to promote giving and philanthropy around the world. You can support the cause by going online on 1 December to make a gift to The Rotary Foundation. Then use social media to encourage your friends and family to do the same. It’s the perfect opportunity to reach our supporters and build on the momentum of Rotary Foundation Month. Last year, the Foundation raised more than $100,000 on Giving Tuesday. This year, the...
New Rotary flag and banner materials available in Brand Center
Give your Rotary flag or banner a new and professional look with our updated materials, available in the Brand Center. With eight options of colors and backgrounds to choose from, you can find the design that will best strengthen your club or district brand. The Brand Center also offers everything you need to create communications with the Rotary look and tone. You can download Rotary’s logo -- or create your own club or district logo. And you’ll find editable templates for brochures, newsletters, PowerPoint presentations, fliers, and more. (Sign-in required.)
Cyclists raise nearly $3 million in Miles to End Polio ride
The fight to eradicate polio got a major financial boost from the annual Miles to End Polio bike ride that took place 21 November in Arizona, USA. Rotary General Secretary John Hewko and a team of eight RI staff members helped raise $2.9 million. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will match the funds 2-to-1, bringing the total contribution to PolioPlus to nearly $9 million. This is the fourth year in a row that Hewko has biked in the 104-mile (167 km) El Tour de Tucson ride, one of the country’s top cycling events. More than 100 Rotary members from Arizona and around the world hit the...
Foundation moves up on expert list of top nonprofits
The Rotary Foundation has continued its steady growth, moving up one spot to 93rd in The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s annual ranking of the top 400 nonprofit organizations in the United States. The ranking is based on monetary contributions from private sources and reflects the increasing generosity of those who support Rotary’s mission. According to The Chronicle of Philanthropy, the Foundation received $259,594,884 in 2014, an 8.3 percent increase from the previous year. The Foundation recently earned a 4-start rating from Charity Navigator, the largest and most prestigious independent...
Chulalongkorn celebrates 10 years of equipping leaders to build peace
Bobby Anderson was helping former freedom fighters in Aceh, Indonesia, adjust to life after combat when he heard about the Rotary Peace Center at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. Anderson, who became part of the 2010 class of Rotary Peace Fellows, says the program allowed him to reflect upon the work he had already done and gain a larger perspective beyond day to day practicalities.  “To be able to meet other people that had done similar work in other places and to be exposed [during field study] to the disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration situation in Nepal was fascinating and...

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
Called to order by: Don MacMeekin, at 12:18
Opening Song: R-O-T-A-R-Y
Patriotic Song: No song, due to Ernst’s absence.
Invocation: Linda Copp gave a Thanksgiving blessing.
Song Leader: Jane Mason, with the help of Bruce Pacht who started the song off for us.  Song: Turkey in the Straw.
Visiting Rotarians:
Raffle: Garlan is apparently an expert on the Klondike Gold Rush and correctly answered Willy’s obscure question; however Jennifer Grant was unlucky and didn’t draw the winning card!
Thursday, December 3rd is the Nutcracker Ballet and dinner
Friday, December 11th is the Rotary Holiday Party: $25 per person, beer, wine, chicken or haddock. See you at the Dwinell Room on Dec. 11th (Note: no meeting on Dec. 10th because of the party)
Jen announced that The Sharon Academy is putting on ‘Spamalot’ 7-pm 11/20 and 11/21 at Chandler Auditorium in Randolph, VT
Jen also mentioned that Hartland Elementary School is holding a comedy improv night.
Bruce attended the Rotary Leadership Institute in Chicopee, Mass and completed Level III.
Jamie: Trumbull Hall Troupe performed at Lebanon Opera House.
Rotary Minute: Paul Boucher talked about the Rotary Foundation.
Speaker: No speaker this week, we all worked in our committees and provided an update:
Community Service/Membership: The Lebanon Rotary Club will host the Lebanon Chamber of Commerce ‘Business After Hours’ (and possibly renaming it to ‘Business After-Night’) on January 21st
Foundation: Annual donations are due by December 3rd to enter in the drawing.  **Please remember to make your check out to “Rotary Foundation”**
Youth Service:  The first round of the Speech Contest is coming up in January, second round in February, and final round at the Conference in April. Philip Rentz will be contacting Mascoma and KUA for contestants.  We had no applicants for youth-exchange and the deadline is Dec. 1st.
If I missed something, please accept my apology – my pen ran out of ink!

The Spoke
Newsletter of the Rotary Club of Lebanon, New Hampshire
Date: November 12, 2015
Called to order by: President Don – precisely on time
Opening Song: R-O-T-A-R-Y
Patriotic Song: My Country tis of Thee
Invocation: Ron Carr
Song Leader: John Yacavone            Song: When the Caissons Go Rolling Along
Visiting Rotarians:
What appeared to be the entire Flaherty-Wulpern Clan, Jean’s sister Ellen our speaker for the day), brother-in-law, her Mother, husband Bob, and daughter Kerry – who now has a date for her Thesis Defense this coming spring.
Raffle: Yours Truly won the chance to draw, and pulled the 4 of Spades to loud sighs of relief
Kevin Gould reminded us:     November is Rotary Foundation Month
 – we want to have another EREY Year $100 per member would be great !
President Don reminded us:   No meeting on Thanksgiving Day
Dec 3 is Dinner and Ballet Night - See Garlan for details
December 11th is our Club’s Annual Christmas Party
December 24th – no meeting
Bruce Pacht bragged about the new fountain, and about Lorraine Morrison’s steadfast work to make the fountain a reality – there was also something about a cut finger that was not clear I my notes
Rotary Minute: Bruce Pacht talked about Rotary beyond the Club, more specifically about RLI, the Rotary Leadership Institute, that provides advanced training for those who want to know more about and do more with Rotary at the Club level and perhaps beyond. For more information you can access the Access R.L.I. website at   
Special award: Jean Flaherty-Wulpern was awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship in recognition of her work on this year’s auction.  Through her efforts and those of so many members who were ‘on the team’ the Auction raised $14,000 for the Haven – our 2015 beneficiary, and $14,000 for our Club to invest in our community 
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Speaker:         Ellen Flaherty, Ph.D., APRN, AGSF
Dartmouth Centers for Health and Aging
Ellen presented a wide array of information on the Northern New England GEC: Evidence-Based Falls Program
Falls are major health concern/factor in general, and especially during advanced years.  Falls represent major risk, and yet that risk can be notable reduced through some well-reasoned steps and actions.
Fully 1/3 of people 65 and older suffer from falls each year.  That number jumps to fully one-half of the population 80 and over.  And these falls can be quite serious, even life changing and even life threatening
The good news is that there are a many pathways to decreasing the risk of falls, and they are paths we all can take. 
Ellen presented so much information that we have requested a complete copy of her presentation that we will be posting on the Club Site as a readily available resource for us all.
In the meantime, until the presentation is in place you can contact
Aging Resource Center at DHMC
Evergreen Center
46 Centerra Parkway
It is a wonderful resource! 
Submitted by: Dan Affeldt

Rotary vision: To keep it simple enough that the average Rotarian can apply its principles to daily life.
1929-30 M. Eugene Newsom (general office fixtures retailing), Rotary Club of Durham, North Carolina, USA.

On Oct 17, 10 of us descended on this Tichnor trail to start some clean up work. The trail is actually a class 6 road, but so neglected you couldn't see it if you fell over it. The beginning of the trail from Slayton Hill Rd was completely overgrown and about 200 yards in it was more or less washed out and turned into a gully.  We armoured the bank here and there and used large rocks to counteract the erosion and to use as stepping stones for the trail.  Further up some large trees had fallen across and they were sawn up and also used for erosion control as water bars. The whole project was supervised by Ron Bailey who is the city's trail expert. He volunteered his service. This was a fun project and I enjoyed organizing it.
See Photo albums for more shots!

Thursday, December 3, 2015
Jane G. Mason                 Invocation
Jason Eborn                    Rotary Minute
Jean Flaherty-Wulpern    Song Leader
Jennifer Grant                 Spoke
Nathan Miller                   Greeter
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Forrest Cole                      Song Leader
Jane G. Mason                  Rotary Minute
Jean Flaherty-Wulpern    Invocation
Paul Boucher                    Spoke
Paul Tierney                     Greeter


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