Rotary Club of Lebanon

P.O. Box 132 • Lebanon, NH • 03766

President Jon Blodgett


2014-15 RI Theme



Apr 24, 2014
Chief of Police Richard Crate, Enfield
The Prescription Drug problem in the Upper Valley
May 08, 2014
May 15, 2014
Bill and Dennie Dyer
Shelter Box
May 22, 2014
Ron Carr
Schooner Bowdoin
May 29, 2014
Lisa Green
President, BOD Spark! Community Center
Jun 05, 2014
Steve Usle
Train Display and Education on Energy use - meeting at LaValley's in West Lebanon

Upcoming Events



Alumni award winners turn heads with unique accomplishments
Maya Ajmera founded the Global Fund for Children in 1993 to provide seed money to community-based organizations that help at-risk children across the world. Since then, GFC has awarded more than $32 million in grants to over 600 organizations in 80 countries, improving the lives of millions of children – from educating AIDS orphans in Uganda to conducting so-called curbside classrooms for waste pickers in Cambodia. "Education is the key to getting human beings out of poverty," says Ajmera, whose studies at St. Xavier's College in Mumbai were sponsored by the Rotary Club of China Lake in...
Paralympian Dennis Ogbe defying paralysis
Dennis Ogbe grips the discus in his right hand. He swings his arm and twists at the waist as far to the right as he can. With one move he snaps back, letting the saucer fly. Upper-body strength is important for any discus thrower, but for Ogbe, a Paralympian, it’s everything. At age three, Ogbe contracted malaria, and while receiving treatment at a clinic near his home in rural Nigeria, he became infected with the poliovirus. Paralyzed from the waist down, he was sent home in the arms of his mother. He credits his physical rehabilitation to a harsh form of therapy – the taunts of the other...
Moving doctor’s office rescues women from breast cancer
In Tamil Nadu, India, two doctors, both members of the Rotary Club of Srirangam, discovered an alarming trend in the remote city outskirts of Trichy, women dying of breast cancer. Drs. K. Govindaraj and K.N. Srinivasan knew that much of the death and suffering could be avoided, and both were motivated by their personal experiences with the disease. Govindaraj watched his mother die of breast cancer a decade earlier, and helped found the Dr. K. Shantha Breast Cancer Foundation in her memory.  Srinivasan, an oncologist, witnessed unprecedented growth in the number of younger patients coming to...
Writer and war widow Artis Henderson finds peace through Rotary
In the first month of my stay in Dakar, Senegal, as a Rotary Scholar, a friend gave me a piece of helpful advice. “Buy a wedding ring,” she said. I had already learned that as a young American woman in a Muslim country, I attracted a certain kind of attention. But a ring? My friend nodded. “That way everyone will leave you alone.” With my thumb I felt for the empty space on my left ring finger -- a place that, even now, I sometimes touch and worry where my ring has gone. I removed my wedding band on the one-year anniversary of my marriage, eight months after my husband, Miles, was killed in...
Peace fellow Ali Reza Eshraghi on today’s Iran
Iranian-born journalist Ali Reza Eshraghi, 35, is the Iran project manager at the Institute for War and Peace Reporting and a teaching fellow in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After working as an editor at several Tehran newspapers – all of which were eventually banned or shut down by the government – he became a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, and met Pate Thomson and Mary Alice Rathbun, of the Rotary Club of Berkeley. In 2012, he completed his studies as a Rotary Peace Fellow at the Duke-UNC Rotary...

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
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Home Page Stories

Date: 04/17/2014
 Called to order by: Pres Jon
 Opening Song: R-O-T-A-R-Y
 Patriotic Song: O Beautiful for Spacious Skies           
Invocation: Forrest Cole
Song Leader: Don MacMeekin           Song: Day and Night / Cole Porter
Visiting Rotarians:
Carla Skinner
Bob Schultz (Jr Rotarian from High School!), father of Cover president, guest of Katherine Austin
Raffle: Carla, no joy in Mudville
Garlan – selling Ducky-Wucky tickets for Ayer Rotary Club: our club will get back 50% of tickets we sell, Grand Prize is dinner for two anywhere in the country includes airfare and hotel!!!
Rick Dyment – is $10 over anybody not get change? Too many claimants…
Linda Copp cute story about granddaughter and Rotary decal on her car
John Yacavone $77 for Rotary Foundation for his birthday
Rich Wallace: Valley News has a new mobile app: Daughter Brittany in Honor Society; she also is accepted into summer Hospitality Summer Program at U of NH
Katherine: grandson Sam Lazarus accepted into Wharton School of Business, and granted one of the 4 scholarships offered!
Jean Wulpern: Daughter’s best friend lost her baby-asked for our thoughts and prayers
Rick Dyment: Movie “Walk in the Woods” directed by Robert Redford is in filming: airport in film will have Lebanon Airport sign on it. No $ for Lebanon, just bragging rights…
Jennifer Grant: Step-son Cody accepted into (Carnegie Mellon?)
Forrest Cole &65 to Rotary Foundation for birthday
Rotary Minute: Rich: Monthly Rotary calendar – each moth has it’s Rotary-designated purpose
Speaker: Forrest Cole
Lots of good stuff from Forrest, Ogden Nash material from Jennifer and Jim, questionable material from John Y, ended by The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere read by Forrest

The following are links to Youtube, where the movies taken by Paul over the years are stored.
This list will grow as it takes time to post all of these. Paul was a prolific movie taker!
Also please note added photo albums from Paul: again these will take time to complete.
New Photo Album contains the photos that Bill and Steve took on thier latest trip to Ghana.
288 in total, there is a Slideshow option to watch them all!
Go check it out! On the left side of the page toward the bottom.

Thursday, April 24, 2014
Bruce Pacht                   Invocation
Don MacMeekin             Spoke
Jamie Whyte                  Rotary Minute
Kevin Gould                    Song Leader
Paul Boucher                 Greeter
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Dennis G. Tobin              Song Leader
Don MacMeekin              Rotary Minute
Nick Troisi                       Greeter
Paul Tierney                    Spoke
Usle                        Invocation


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Club Executives & Directors

President Elect
Vice President
Assistant Treasuer
Sergeant at Arms
Past President
Auction Chair
International Service Chair
Membership Chair
Club Administration Chair
Speaker Chair
Assistant Secretary
Public Relations Chair
The Rotary Foundation Chair
Youth Services
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