Rotary Club of Lebanon

P.O. Box 132 • Lebanon, NH • 03766

President Jon Blodgett


2014-15 RI Theme



Apr 17, 2014
Forrest Cole
Poet Laureate - Rotary Club of Lebanon
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



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...
Water project unites Lebanon clubs across all divides
A project to provide clean water to all of Lebanon’s schools is uniting leaders from many of the country’s diverse religious, cultural, and political divisions. In 2011, Rotary members in northern Lebanon decided to install new tanks and water filters in a few nearby schools with the help of a Rotary Foundation grant. The idea caught on and a few other clubs followed suit. Two years later, District 2452 Governor Jamil Mouawad and other district leaders saw the potential of creating one giant water project that could reach every school and involve all 24 of the country’s Rotary clubs. They...

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

Home Page Stories

What does Daniel Boone have to do with Rotary?
Daniel Boone traveled around the country a lot during his legendary
years. And our Rotarians travel around a lot, too. We travel from home or work to meetings, to local events and projects, to other Rotary meetings and to district events.
But we also "travel" to place around the world without leaving the comfort of our homes. Through Rotary Foundation, we have traveled every corner of the world, leaving a mark on water wells, community hospitals and clinics, and village schools. We'ye touched the hands of disabled, eyes to the blind, legs of the crippled, and hearts of the homeless. We've built buildings, administered vaccines, filled libraries, and supplied school desks. Though us, others have been able to physically travel for education, humanitarian efforts and building relationships.
If you've purchased a plane ticket lately, of filled your tank with gas, you know travel doesn't come cheap either. It is through continuous contributions to the Rotary Foundation that we are able to reach those corners of the world.
Make a renewed effort to contribute as you are financially able to The Rotary Foundation, especially, to the Polio Plus campaign as we are nearing the eradication of this terrible disease.
Thanks to Don Hackett District 7630 Governor 2010-2011

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.

Called to order by: Pres John
Opening Song: ROTARY
Patriotic Song: America
Invocation: Dan Affeldt – spoke of Paul Shannon
Song Leader: Kevin Gould   Song: Slave of Ambition
Visiting Rotarians:
Carla Skinder a/k/a Cornish Hen
Raffle: Bill K
Rotary Leadership this Saturday at High School
Auction process has begun – Oct 4 – Forum in May
This Sunday at Lebanon Opera House – US Army Field Band
Jane – Thanked those who assisted her on getting in for lunch. Think John Blodgett was most helpful J
Jane – March 2 – 19 years in Rotary
Ron Carr – Boston symphony hall, his grandson played there.
Katherine – Granddaughter admitted to her alma mater.
Rotary Minute: N/A
Speaker: Lee
Lee works for Seldon Technologies which was started by Chris Cooper and Alan Cummings in 2002. Original created to develop Water, Fuel and Air filtration, currently Water and Fuel is there main focus. 2010 began selling products commercially. Currently there’re 40 employees.
Our mission is to clean Africa’s drinking water. Seldon is working on a humanitarian effort with a camp in Zimbabwe of 10,000 plus, which the number continues to grow. They require 20,000 liters of clean water per day, which is trucked in and put through a filtration system at rate of 2 liters a minute.
For more information you can go to or Facebook to check out there progress.

Thursday, April 17, 2014
Don MacMeekin             Song Leader
Forrest Cole                   Invocation
John P. Yacavone         Greeter
Mary Detsch                  Spoke
Rich Wallace                  Rotary Minute
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Bruce Pacht                   Invocation
Don MacMeekin             Spoke
Jamie Whyte                  Rotary Minute
Kevin Gould                    Song Leader
Paul Boucher                 Greeter

Sign up for the local training provided by the Rotary Leadership Institute of Northeast America (  On April 12, 2014, the training will be provided at Dartmouth-Hitchcock from 8 am to 3:30 pm.

   Don't forget PrePETS and DTTS Feb 1 at DHMC!!!


If any of you know of someone whose life would benefit from a call or card from the "Sunshine Girl", please let Betsey Child know. She can be reached at 603-632-9307 or emailed at



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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