Rotary Club of Lebanon

P.O. Box 132 • Lebanon, NH • 03766

President Garlan Hoskin


2014-15 RI Theme


Upcoming Events



Dynamic young club uses social media to grow
Erin Mills had just finished teaching for the day in Montevideo, Uruguay, when her smartphone buzzed with a message. An impromptu gathering to watch Uruguay's World Cup soccer match was being organized. Through the power of a mobile messaging app, a majority of the Rotary Club of Plaza Matriz had soon assembled at a member's home to munch on baked goods and chips while rooting for their national team. That enthusiasm and ability to draw a crowd has made the club, which just received its charter in July, a success in the country's capital city. Made up almost entirely of young professionals,...
Previewing the World Polio Day Livestream event
Rotary celebrates World Polio Day on 24 October with a Livestream event featuring expert speakers and celebrity performers. Hosted by Time magazine science and technology editor Jeffrey Kluger, the Chicago event also includes a global status update on the fight to end polio and the challenges that remain, as well as information about joining Rotary's historic campaign. The program, being held before a live audience at 18:30 Chicago time (UTC-5), includes a performance from Tessanne Chin, 2013 winner of the TV show "The Voice," an introductory message and videotaped performance by reggae star...
Creating works of art helps refugee children repair their lives
When asked to describe his future, a refugee child from Iraq draws a picture of himself as a doctor. Another child uses colorful paints to depict happy memories of his former life in Iraq. Both children are among the 200,000 displaced Iraqis who now live in Jordan, a country that has become a safe haven for those fleeing oppression and war in neighboring Palestine, Syria, and Iraq. Alexandra Dawley, a former volunteer with the Collateral Repair Project in Jordan, emphasizes how something as simple as an art project can help young refugees adjust to their new lives in a foreign country. With...
Chat with food experts on Twitter about alleviating hunger
Hunger affects more than 800 million people worldwide, according to the United Nations' World Food Programme, and one-third of all the food grown every year goes to waste. Together, we can change that. On World Food Day, Thursday, 16 October, join a conversation on Twitter from 12:00 to 13:00 Chicago time (UTC-5), using the hashtag #RotaryHunger. During the chat, food experts will talk about ways to alleviate hunger and malnutrition in your community and around the world. Rotary (@Rotary) will moderate the chat, and experts from organizations including Rotary First Harvest (@RFHarvest), the...
Photo Essay: Rotary’s 2014 Women of Action
This year's Women of Action honorees were selected by Rotary senior leaders and endorsed by the White House. All members of clubs in the U.S., the women were recognized for their humanitarian service projects, which affect the lives of millions of people around the world. Watch the women of action event held at the White HouseRead more about the women and why they were honoredRead more about the event at the White HouseRead RI Director Julia Phelps' take on the honored women

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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Venue Map
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Ron Carr                    Greeter
Jamie Whyte             Spoke
Kevin Gould             Rotary Minute
Paul Boucher            Invocation
Paul Stanger             Song Leader
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Bill Babineau             Invocation
Kevin Gould              Spoke
Paul Stanger            Greeter
Rich Wallace             Song Leader
Suellen Griffin           Rotary Minute

Called to order by: President, Garlan Hoskin
Opening Song: R_O_T_A_R_Y
Patriotic Song: My Country Tis of Thee
Invocation: Garlan Hoskin
Song Leader: Jim Shibles      Song: Midnight Special
Visiting Rotarians:
Raffle: Garlan Hoskin    Pulled a red Queen but unfortunately it was a diamond!!!!!!
On Saturday Nov. 15, 2014 there will be a Visioning Session for our club.  It will be held at DHMC, room TBD, from 8:30- 12:30.  Dennis Tobin will facilitate.  Please try to attend.  Garlan passed around a sign-up sheet.
There will be a club forum next week during our regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday at noon.  This is an opportunity for all committees to meet instead of trying to find another time to meet during the month.  The work of the committees is very important to the success of the club.  Please try to attend!
Jean Flaherty-Wulpern announced that today was Kevin Gould’s birthday and the club sang Happy Birthday to him.
Rich Wallace bragged that the Valley News was awarded the 2104 newspaper of the year for both the daily and Sunday additions. 
Paul Tierney recognized John Yacavone, Jean Flaherty-Wulpern and all of the club members that worked on the Auction Committee and collected $1 from everyone present to donate to the club on their behalf.  Job well done!!!!
Rotary Minute: Jim Shibles  Provided an historical list of very accomplished Rotarians that could identified as mentors for present and future Rotarians.
Speaker: Rick Dyment     Director of the Lebanon Airport (LEB)
The airport is a $37M asset for the City of Lebanon and has a $1M budget.
You have many more choices flying to and from LEB than driving to competitive airports.
Passenger numbers at LEB and its partner airport BOS are increasing while competing airports are decreasing.
LEB is good for the Upper Valley and Lebanon businesses.  LEB has led the state in business flights for the last 5years.
LEB’s operating revenue and property tax revenue makes it a financial benefit to taxpayers.
Improving the City’s airport facilities and equipment is at minimal cost to taxpayers.  Taxes contribute $18,000 per year(<1%).
Lebanon Municipal Airport  Phone (603) 298-8878      Website:

Lebanon, NH, September 15, 2014 -- The Spark! Community Center will host a talk with Kevin Pearce, former professional snowboarder, on Friday, October 17, 2014 at 6pm at its location at 75 Bank Street in downtown Lebanon, NH.  Pearce suffered a traumatic brain injury while attempting a Cab double cork in the halfpipe in Park City, Utah on December 31, 2009 at the peak of his Olympic training.  Now he is an internationally renowned sports commentator, motivational speaker, and advocate for education and research on traumatic brain injury.  He is also a Sports Ambassador for the National Down Syndrome Society.  His brother, David, who has Down Syndrome, will also speak at the event. 
The Pearce brothers are sons of world-renowned glassware designer Simon Pearce, who has had a glassblowing factory in Quechee, Vermont since 1981.  ThePearce brothers will talk about their lives, their 2013 HBO documentary film “The Crash Reel” and the social movement they have spearheaded that brings people together to connect, educate and empower people through a mindful approach that focuses on brain injury prevention, rehabilitation and brain health.  Refreshments will be provided.  A $10 donation is suggested per person
All proceeds will benefit The Spark! Community Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing social and educational opportunities for individuals with special needs throughout the Upper Valley.  Spark! believes in an integrated society where everyone is valued for their abilities rather than their disabilities.  Its core philosophy is that everyone has a hidden talent or gift worth sharing with the world -- a “spark” if you will.  Too often that spark is overlooked in people with disabilities, which is why a community center was created to help them reach their full potential while it strengthens their ties to the community. 
Spark! opened its doors on June 20, 2014 in the lower level of the former Lebanon Junior High School at 75 Bank Street and is open five days a week.  For more details about Spark!, please call 603-678-8619 or visit:
For more information or interview requests, please contact:


Lisa M. Green


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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