Rotary Club of Lebanon

P.O. Box 132 • Lebanon, NH • 03766

President Don MacMeekin




Upcoming Events



Bringing education to rural Mexican area, one school at a time
When Mariana Day moved in 1989 to the small beach town of Chacala, in Nayarit, Mexico, she noticed that the surrounding rural areas struggled to maintain schools. And most children weren’t able to go beyond an eighth-grade education. Day, who is a member of the Rotary Club of Bahía de Jaltemba-La Peñita, in Nayarit, had started a local scholarship program before she joined Rotary. Called Changing Lives, the program provided students with high school tuition, uniforms, school supplies, and transportation. In addition, Rotary clubs from the United States and Mexico have been investing in the...
Meet our polio partners
From the September 2015 issue of The Rotarian Eradicating polio is a complex job. Since 1988, we’ve collaborated with the World Health Organization, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and UNICEF to tackle the disease through our Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Here’s how our roles break down. The Strategist: WHO The World Health Organization (WHO) coordinates the management and administration of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative and provides technical and operational support to ministries of health in countries around the world. WHO is responsible for monitoring...
Nigeria sees no wild polio cases for one year
Today marks one year since Nigeria last reported a polio case caused by wild poliovirus, putting the country on the brink of eradicating the paralyzing disease. The last case was reported on 24 July 2014 in the northern state of Kano. If no cases are reported in the coming weeks, the World Health Organization is expected to remove Nigeria from the list of countries where polio is endemic, leaving just two: Afghanistan and Pakistan. Nigeria is the last polio-endemic country in Africa. The continent is poised to reach its own first full year without any illness from the virus on 11 August. “...
Australian students take opportunity by the horns
The rules of the Shaftesbury Rodeo Academy are simple: no school, no rodeo. It’s a message that teenagers who attend school at Bisley Farm, most of whom have never attended any school regularly, take seriously. Because come Friday night, these aspiring rodeo heroes want to join their friends to ride bulls for a heart-stopping eight seconds, if they last that long. The school in rural Queensland, Australia, also teaches the boys, who are of the Wakka Wakka Aboriginal people, basic academics and farming skills, including how to care for crops and livestock. It’s a fairly common form of...
Illiteracy traps adults, and their families, in poverty
Around the world, millions of adults are unable to read or write, and therefore struggle to earn a living for themselves and their families. Even in the United States, with its considerable resources, there are 36 million adults who can’t read better than the average third-grader, according to the international nonprofit ProLiteracy. In Detroit, Michigan, a widely cited 2003 survey conducted by the National Institute for Literacy found that almost half of residents over age 16 were functionally illiterate -- unable to use reading, speaking, writing, and computer skills in everyday life....

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
Rotary vision: Keeping the Rotary movement a spiritual force for improvement of world conditions and encouragement of world understanding.
1925-26 Donald A. Adams (casualty insurance), Rotary Club of New Haven, Connecticut, USA.


Called to order by: President Don
Opening Song: ROTARY
Patriotic Song: O'Beautiful for Spacious Skies
Invocation: Lorraine Morrison
Song Leader: Kevin Gould  / Song: Good Night Irene
Visiting Rotarians:
Ed Nichols, Dennis Tobin, Joann Lemieux
Pat Tobin
Raffle: Bruce Pacht - Selected Right Color but Wrong Card
Steve Christy and Garlan Hoskin are 'buying a table' for the Auction.  Steve encouraged other members to consider doing the same.
President Don reminded members that next week's meeting on Thursday is cancelled, but not to forget that the President's BBQ is at his home on Friday evening.  Pot inquire through Don if you haven't already signed up to bring something.
Forrest Cole mentioned an episode he recently had tending bees with his grandchildren (and noted on Facebook).  Also bragged about wedding anniversary (46 Years...Congratulations to Forrest and Jean!)
Bill Babineau mentioned his own past episode with bees, and his good fortune to get medical assistance.
Ernst Oidtmann spoke about his son's recent visit home from Qutar.
Rotary Minute: Rich Wallace spoke about the importance of the various Rotary partnerships that exist around the world.
Speaker:  Steve Usle and John Yacavone updated members on the Auction in support of the Upper Valley Havens Children's food Program.  Teams are in place, donor list and forms distributed, and information about the Auction event and dinner was handed out.  He reminded members that gift certificates or items typically auctioned off online should be in Jane Mason's hands no later than August 28.  He reminded members to register themselves for the Auction event and dinner by going to the website.   Questions can be directed to Captains Kevin, Paul T., Jane, Steve U., or Jon

See new photo album for more pics!
And thanks, Phil Rentz, for taking pictures.
Entirely the editor's fault for being a week late!

Thursday, September 3, 2015
Dan Affeldt                           Invocation
Lorraine Morrison                Spoke
Marion Steiner                     Song Leader
Steve Christy                       Rotary Minute
Westin Greene                     Greeter
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Carla Skinder                       Invocation
Jamie Whyte                        Rotary Minute
Philip Rentz                          Song Leader
Steve Christy                       Greeter
Westin Greene                     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 2015
Chair - Innovation
Chair - Youth Exchange