Rotary Club of Lebanon

P.O. Box 132 • Lebanon, NH • 03766

President Garlan Hoskin


2014-15 RI Theme


Upcoming Events



New program logos available in Brand Center
Rotaract and Interact have a new look. We’ve refreshed the logos and graphics to reflect Rotary’s visual identity and to help you deliver a compelling message in your promotional materials. In addition, we’ve created guidelines for applying the new look to RYLA and Rotary Youth Exchange communications. In coming months, you will find more resources in the Brand Center, including templates for using our new look in your brochures, slideshows, and promotional materials. Visit the Brand Center to download new logos. Download the Visual Identity Guide: Young Leaders Questions? Email us at...
Korean sailor makes waves for End Polio Now
Enjoying calm winds and peaceful Pacific waters, Seung Jin Kim dove off his 43-foot sailboat, the Arapani, to swim with some dolphins nearby. The serenity that day near the equator was a stark contrast to the 60 mph winds and 23-foot waves he had to fight around Cape Horn, the southern tip of South America. But Kim, a veteran sailor and member of the Rotary Club of Seokmun, in Chungcheongnam, Korea, expected such challenges when he set out in mid-October on a 25,600-mile journey around the world. In addition to fulfilling a lifelong dream, Kim is using the trip to raise awareness and funds...
Club invoices, grant applications unavailable 21-23 March
We'll be making some system upgrades this weekend, 21-23 March. Some areas of the site will be unavailable. • Club invoices and grant applications will be unavailable from 3:00 P.M. Central Time (UTC -5) on Saturday, 21 March, until 5:00 P.M. Central Time (UTC -5) on Monday, 23 March. • Club and district administration, Rotary Club Central, convention registration, Foundation reports, and online giving may be unavailable from 5:00 PM to 7:00 P.M. Central Time (UTC-5) on Saturday, 21 March, and from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. Central Time (UTC-5) on Sunday, 22 March. These outages may affect PETS...
World Water Day: Tap into Lake Michigan
Join local and national experts for a panel discussion on the global water crisis, on Tuesday, 31 March from 17:00 to 20:00 at One Rotary Center in Evanston, Illinois. The event, titled Tap into Lake Michigan, is cast as a "local perspective on the global water crisis." The event, which organizers hope will start a broader local conversation, will enable Rotary members and the general public to mingle with influencers and representatives of local water organizations. Panel speakers are: Cameron Davis, a senior adviser to the administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection AgencyIan Hughes...
Share your Rotary story with us!
Every Rotarian has a unique story about Rotary, and how it makes a difference in communities throughout the world. Help spread the good word about our organization. Create a video illustrating how you have grown personally and professionally through your club, made lifelong friendships, improved your community, and made connections with others from around the world. How to enter Visit our Facebook page to submit your entry. All videos must be at least 30 seconds, but no longer than three minutes. Video must be in English or have English subtitles. Post your video on your own social media...

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
District Site
Venue Map
“Rotary is Fellowship. Real Fellowship is frank, spontaneous, full of warmth, and if you want to gauge its depth you will find that it is the difference between “Mister” and “Bill” — “Reverend” and “Jack.”
— Call Him “Bill,” THE ROTARIAN, May 1915

MCTO circa 12:15 PM by Pres. Garlan.
We sang “R-O-T-A-R-Y.”  Ernst chose “America the Beautiful” for our opening song.
Secretary Steve’s report:
  • Visiting Rotarians: 
Joanne Lemieux, former Lebanon Rotarian, current Charlestown, NH Rotarian.  Lots of applause.  Joanne says, “After an 11-year hiatus of working for a company in Boston, I sold my house in Orford and moved to Alstead.  I called up the Charlestown Rotary president and said, ‘I’d like to be a member, and your International chair, and your webmaster!’”  Sounds like our Joanne, alright!
  • Guests:  Eric Peterson, Jennifer Grant’s son; Valerie Armstrong
DRAW:  Only three (3) cards remained in the deck.  Many, many tickets were sold.
Mary Detsch held #807 and drew the KING OF SPADES!!!  Only two cards next week!!!  Purchase lots of tickets to support the club operations budget and WIN!
SONG:  When Irish Eyes Are Smiling, played by Ernst O’Oidtmann and led expertly by Jane McMason.
ROTARY FIVE MINUTES by Suellen Griffin:  The Goals of RI President Gary Huang’s Presidential Citation as accomplished by Lebanon Rotary
  1. Light up the family of Rotary – hosted a Rotary Day event, the evening with the Chamber of Commerce; club president registered for the RI Convention in Sao Paolo this June; 10% of members joined a Rotary Action Group or Rotary Fellowship; Rotary’s new visual identity guidelines were adapted to our website and media pages.
  2. Light up Rotary Membership – the club achieved a net gain of 7%; every member has a profile on My Rotary; we recruited Steve Christy, former member, and also Carla Skinder; we increased diversity
  3. Light up Rotary Service – focused on maternal and child health with auction proceeds going to dental care for children; club president donated to TRF; July PIE event proceeds went to PolioPlus; we achieved 100% participation in TRF annual fund.
The completed citation application was presented to District Governor Bruce who thanked the club and announced that Lebanon’s was the first application to come in.
  • Lyn and Dick Wierwille’s daughter continues to fight cancer; let’s keep them all in our thoughts.
  • Rich Wallace announced Hanover Rotary’s Annual Pancake Breakfast this Saturday at the Hanover Fire Department, 48 Lyme Road, Saturday, March 21, 2015, 7:30am - 9:30am.
  • Two condolence cards circulated:  for president-elect Don MacMeekin, whose mother passed away, and for Mike Weins, whose former spouse, business partner and good friend, Janine also passed away.
  • Jean Wulpern:  Alice in Wonderland ballet and dinner on April 11, dinner 5:15 PM at 3 Tomatoes, show at 7 at LOH.
  • Jean again:  District Conference registration is happening NOW.  Stoweflake Resort would prefer that you MAIL your information so they will have all the information the conference committee would like to have.  Early registration (before April 1), makes you eligible for a drawing for a 2-night stay at Stoweflake at another time.
  • Jane Mason – March 2 was her 20th anniversary of becoming a Rotarian
  • Ernst – back from the country of Qatar to visit his son Max and family:  it’s very dusty, warm (80-90 degrees), and there’s lots of construction going on.  Georgetown, Carnegie Mellon, and NYU all have built or are building education centers.  Qataris are all very rich.  One guy on the handball team didn’t know how to tie his shoelaces – “Let me get my chauffeur . . .”
  • Paul Tierney – Applauded Suellen for the nice job she did honcho-ing the presidential citation process to completion.
PROGRAM:  Forrest Cole introduced Walter Ryan who is a volunteer Wildlife Steward for the NH Fish and Game department.  Walter’s former career was at the shipyard and Sturm Ruger.  Walter discussed results of recent research on bobcat population restoration by the NH F&G Department.
1937 saw the first national legislation in the US to fund wildlife preservation.  It was a Federal excise tax on hunting equip, which since then has been distributed back to the states.  In NH, these monies have funded hunter safety, the Owl Brook Conservation Center and other things.  In order to get this federal funding, NH promises not to use money raised from hunting and fishing licenses for anything other than maintaining the fishery and wildlife.  The moose and turkey populations have come back since Walter was growing up in the 1950s.
Bobcats range over almost all of USA; historically in NH, south of the Whites.  Lynx in Canada kept bobcats out of there, but as lynx left, bobcats moved north to fill that spot in the food chain.
Walter told us that male bobcats generally require twice as much space as female bobcats, a phenomenon which several female members of the club enthusiastically suggested applied to humans as well.  Bobcats may live up to 10 years, but most die by age 5-6 because when they break their teeth, they can no longer function successfully as carnivores. 
The recent study included identification of wildlife corridors.  Live capture of bobcats allows for study of gender, size, etc.  GPS Telemetry collars are attached, then they are released.  Ernst has observed a pair up on Farnum Hill.
The meeting ended with our motto:  “Service Above Self”

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Carla Skinder               Greeter
Forrest Cole                Song Leader
Jane G. Mason            Invocation
Jean Flaherty-Wulpern    Spoke
Steve Usle                    Rotary Minute
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Carla Skinder                    Song Leader
Ron Carr                            Spoke
Jon Blodgett                     Greeter
Paul Boucher                    Rotary Minute
Rich Wallace                      Invocation


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Chair - Club Administration
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