Rotary Club of Lebanon

P.O. Box 132 • Lebanon, NH • 03766

President Garlan Hoskin


2014-15 RI Theme



Dec 11, 2014
Club Forum & Annual Meeting
Visioning Report & Committee meetings

Upcoming Events



Miles to end polio: $6 million crosses the finish line for polio eradication
Rotary General Secretary John Hewko and six RI staff members bicycled 104 miles in Tucson Arizona, USA, on Saturday, for the Miles to End Polio event, raising more than $6 million for polio eradication. The money raised by Rotary will receive a two-to-one match from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In addition to the team from Evanston, 100 Rotary member riders took part in the ride. The fundraising ride is part of the annual El Tour de Tucson bike event in Tucson, Arizona, USA. The race attracts more than 9,000 cyclists a year, making it one of the top cycling events in the U.S. The...
Rotary Day at the United Nations highlights the strength of partnerships
To strengthen their 69-year-old partnership, leaders from Rotary and the United Nations met this month in New York City for Rotary Day at the United Nations. The two organizations began working together with the aim of maintaining peace after World War II. Today, the relationship has evolved to include humanitarian work in areas like gender equality, child and maternal health, and disease treatment and prevention. While the UN's Millennium Development Goals are set to expire in 2015, its leaders are preparing for an even more ambitious humanitarian agenda of eradicating extreme poverty by...
A major breakthrough against polio
Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) are approaching a significant milestone: the eradication of type 3 wild poliovirus. The last case of polio caused by the type 3 virus was reported in Yobe, Nigeria, on 10 November 2012. "We may have eradicated a second of three; that's a major milestone," said Dr. Stephen Cochi, a senior adviser at the Center for Global Health at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, speaking to the BBC. Rotary has played an important role in bringing type 3 polio close to extinction. PolioPlus grants have provided key...
Rotary’s World Polio Day live-streamed event is a huge success
More than 23,000 viewers in 24 countries tuned in to Rotary's World Polio Day event, streamed live on 24 October. Health officials including James Alexander, senior medical epidemiologist for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, gave an update on the polio eradication campaign and praised Rotary's achievements to date. Rotary has contributed more than $1.2 billion to polio eradication since 1979. For World Polio Day, Rotary released $44.7 million in grants to fight the disease in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. In addition to the update, the event included entertainment by...
Malala Yousafzai wins the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize
Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager shot in the head for speaking out against the Taliban in support of girls' education, has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014. Yousafzai, whose father is a Rotarian, shares the prize with Kailash Satyarthi, a native of India who has worked to combat the exploitation of children for financial gain, according to an announcement in October from the Norwegian Nobel Committee. In announcing the award, the committee praised Yousafzai for demonstrating that "children and young people, too, can contribute to improving their own situations." It noted...

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
The memorial service for Miriam will be held at the Church of Christ at Dartmouth College on Sunday, November 23rd at 1 p.m.

Called to order by:  Pres Garland Hoskins
Patriotic Song:  America
Piano Player:  Ernst Oidtmann
Opening Song: R-O-T-A-R-Y
Invocation:  Westin Green
Song Leader:  Paul Tierney
Greeter:  Steve Whitman
Song:  Simple Gifts
Visiting Rotarians:  None
Guests:  None
Raffle:  #318 was picked:  Ticket belonged to Jamie Whyte and he didn't pick the queen.
Rotary Minute:  John Yacavone gave a testimony by Mike Higgins and how he came to be a Rotary member and how it impacted his life.
Announcements:  Service for Miriam Triosi will be this Sunday Nov 23 at 1:00 pm at Dartmouth Church of Christ in Hanover.  Ernst announced next Thurs he would be delivering food for the Haven for their Thanksgiving meal.  Service for Elaine Dates will be December 1, 2014 at 10:00 AM in Burlington at the Congregational Church of Burlington.  A sympathy card is being passed around.   Dennis Tobin will be speaking about the Lebanon Club Visioning session which was held on Saturday Nov 15 at DHMC on Dec 18, 2014. There will be NO Rotary Meeting next Thursday due to Thanksgiving.  Rotary of Lebanon Christmas Banquet will be held at Harvest hill at 6PM. 
Brags:  Jamie bragged about his sons in a performance and I didn't catch all he said.  Bruce said he has an open house for the Mascoma Green Way.
Speaker:   Mr. Tim Martin; Executive Director of Life Care at APD, Harvest Hill and Woodlands.  He has served in retirement communities for 38 years and has a love for the elderly.  Mr. Martin's focus is Woodlands.  After 16 years there is a change, there will be no entrance fee to enter Harvest Hill as a resident, just pay rent.  This change will effect how we market life care for seniors at APD, Harvest Hill, and Woodlands to achieve or objectives.  
Woodlands is our exceptional independent living senior adult community, located on the campus of Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital. It is a place where residents can embrace a healthy, active, worry-free lifestyle with peace of mind and the greatest level of flexibility possible to continue to live an independent life.
Mr. Martin invited us all to come and visit Woodlands and see for ourselves what a wonderful place this is.   A resident will take you on a tour of the facility. 
Residents enjoy meals prepared by a chef in their dining room and a continental  breakfast every morning.  There are planned activities and outings/field trips and social activities that cater to people with all types of interests and hobbies. 

Called to order:          Garlan Hoskin
Opening Song:           Rotary
Patriotic Song:           My Country Tis of Thee
Song Leader:             Rich Wallace               Song: Why I am not at work today!!
Visiting Rotarians:     None
Guest:                         Nancy Dumont
Raffle:                        Paul Tierney won the draw but did not get the Queen of Hearts.
Announcements:        Induction of Stephen Christy. Steve had been a member of the Club in prior years. Garlan expressed how Steve has always embodied Service Above Self and through his work at Mascoma Savings Bank has been able to make great contributions to the community that we live in.
Brags:  None
Rotary Minute:          Suellen Griffin spoke about RYLA — see following information
Speaker:                   Robert Baum was introduced by Paul Boucher. Robert "Rob" was employed at Lebanon College until it closed. Rob is in the process of creating the Lebanon Institute of Liberal Arts "LILA" and will make its home at the Lebanon Opera House.
RYLA originated in 1959 in Queensland, Australia, RYLA was created as a festival highlighting local youth organized in honor of a royal visit by Princess Victoria. Through
Rotarians' constant belief in the potential of youth, RYLA has since become an opportunity to help the next generation of leaders define themselves and expand their skills.
It was officially adopted by Rotary International (RI) in 1971, and has engaged Rotary clubs and districts around the world.
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is an intensive
training program, often a camp about a week long, that brings together youth and young adults, ages 14-30, nominated by local Rotary clubs to further develop character and leadership skills while exposing them to Rotary's values of service, high ethical standards, and peace. It is organized at the club, district, or multidistrict level.
This recognition offers the opportunity to build self-confidence, gain exposure to a variety of issues and people, meet active
community leaders, and learn valuable information and career skills. RYLA
can bring new energy to a Rotary district, inspire ideas for service, and develop future Rotarians
Each RYLA shares the following program objectives:
•    To demonstrate Rotary's respect and concern for youth
•    To encourage and assist young people in responsible and effective leadership
•    To foster continued and stronger leadership of youth by youth
•    To publicly recognize the many young people who are
rendering service to their communities as youth leaders
Group work is the cornerstone of any RYLA. It encourages young people to
voice their opinions, take initiative, and put their leadership skills into practice.

I'm writing to encourage you to attend Spark's first play production, entitled The Adventures of Sparky & The Fuddy Duddies on Sunday, November 23rd at 2pm at the Hartford High School Auditorium in WRJ.  It's a musical comedy that I wrote and directed and it would mean a lot to me for you to be there to see it.  It's family-friendly, heartwarming and guaranteed to put a smile on your face.  Our cast of Spark! participants have been working very hard to make this really special.
This is a major fundraiser for Spark! and we would love a full house, so please ask all your friends and family to join us..  Tickets are $15 each and on sale now by calling at 603-359-7116 or emailing me.  We accept checks or cash.  Please make checks payable to Spark! Community Center and mail to 31 Guyer Street, Lebanon, NH 03766.
Lisa M. Green

The Rotary Club of Lebanon Presents $10,000 Check
A check for $10,000 was presented to Nancy Dumont, Director of the Department of Community Health at Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital, at the Thursday, October 30, meeting of the Rotary Club of Lebanon.
Presenting the check were John Yacavone, Chairman of the Auction, and Garlan Hoskin, President of the Rotary Club of Lebanon.
The money, raised at Rotary’s recent annual public charity auction, will be used to supplement the Upper Valley Smiles program, a free dental health program for children kindergarten through grade 4, in the towns of Enfield, Canaan, Lebanon, and White River Junction elementary schools.
More than 1,900 children benefited from this program during the 2013-2014 school year. The program consists of oral health education, screenings, and preventive treatments for those who do not have a dentist. If a child needs further dental treatment, DuMont helps parents find a dentist.
Photo ID: Left to right: John Yacavone, Nancy Dumont and Garlan Hoskin

Thursday, December 4, 2014
Don MacMeekin        Spoke
Kevin Gould              Invocation
Mary Detsch             Greeter
Steve Christy           Song Leader
Westin Greene         Rotary Minute
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Don MacMeekin       Song Leader
Jim Shibles               Greeter
Rich Wallace             Rotary Minute
Steve Christy           Invocation
Westin Greene         Spoke


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Chair - International Service
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Chair - Club Administration
Chair - Innovation
Chair - Youth Exchange
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