Welcome to the Rotary Club of Lebanon


Service Above Self

1st and 3rd of every month on Thursday at 12 Noon; 2nd and 4th Thursday at 7 AM...5th Thursday, Check Home Page
Harvest Hill (behind Alice Peck Day Hospital)
10 Alice Peck Day Drive (Dwinell Room)
Lebanon, NH  03766
United States of America
(603) 448-0126
A Night at the Theater
Our meeting this week was a field trip to Northern Stage in White River Junction. We gathered at 5:30 for a backstage tour that let us explore all the amazing space this theater has for set design, props and costumes (in the old Miller Auto buidling).  We got to see the rehearsal space, dressing rooms, the green room, the cross over space where the actors enter the stage from stage right or stage left.  We learned about the theater's design and the the catwalk space for special effects and lighting.  Following our tour we dined on food from Three Tomatoes in Lebanon. 


President Steve introduced our speaker—Jerry Little, Banking Commissioner for the State of New Hampshire.  Jerry graduated from Concord High School and the University of New Hampshire. He started with a career in broadcasting and then as press secretary for Governor John H. Sununu. Jerry served as chair of the New Hampshire Bankers Association, eventually being nominated for banking commissioner by Governor Maggie Hassan.
Jerry Little
Jerry began his talk with an explanation of the national banking system and how New Hampshire’s banking department fits into the dual nature of that system. President Lincoln set up the first national banking system that stuck. The states have their own individual systems, and the two systems operate simultaneously—the national banking system and the state charter banking system. Mascoma Bank, for example has just moved back into being governed by the New Hampshire Banking Department after having operated for a number of years under the federal system when such a charter was necessary to have operations in more than one state. Jerry noted that half of all small businesses get their funding from state-chartered banks, which have a more community orientation. Last year Congress passed a regulatory relief bill that defined community banks as banks having less than $10 billion dollars in assets, a metric that Jerry strongly disagrees with. He stated that it’s the focus of the bank’s services that matters, not the size of the bank’s assets.
Speaker — Steve Silver of Strategies for College.
Steve talked about College Admissions. Steve has worked at Lafayette and Dartmouth in admissions; he now works for Strategies for College, a consulting firm that helps pair high school seniors with colleges that would be right for them. He talked a little about the current scandal and how he is appalled by it. Steve noted that “Legacy” students receive little or no preference in admissions.
Click here to learn more about Steve and the organization.

Our speakers today were:
Eric has over 20 years of experience as a Physical Therapist and is the co-owner of BE Fit Physical Therapy.  Eric obtained his Bachelor’s in Molecular Biology from Swarthmore College, and later completed his Masters in Physical Therapy at the Massachusetts General Hospital’s Institute of Health Professions. Eric gained extensive orthopedic experience in the Boston area, with a focus on returning the recreational athlete to their favorite activities and maximizing the post-operative recovery process. Eric is an avid biker and also enjoys backpacking, basketball, and snowboarding. Most of all, he enjoys making his wife and two young children smile at their home in Plainfield.
Kevin Stanton
Kevin has 8 years of experience as a Physical Therapist. He graduated summa cum laude from University of Vermont with a B.S. in nutrition and food science. He continued on to obtain his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2011. Kevin joined BE Fit in 2018 after working in the lakes region of New Hampshire.  In his free time, Kevin is an endurance sport enthusiast, having completed over a dozen marathon as well as ironman triathlons.  As new residents of the Upper Valley, Kevin and his wife Rachel, are excited to welcome a baby girl in June. 
Both spoke about the benefits of exercise. It is recommended that we get 150 minutes of moderate activity (activity that raises our heart rate) each week.  Two days a week, we should focus on muscle strengthening.  We each need to find out what will work for us and what activities bring us joy.
They encouraged us to review the Move Your Way Web page (Click Here). From the web page:

"Walk. Run. Dance. Play. What's your move?

Everyone needs physical activity to stay healthy. But it can be hard to find the time in your busy routine.

The Move Your Way tools, videos, and fact sheets on this page have tips that make it easier to get a little more active. And small changes can add up to big health benefits!

No matter who you are, you can find safe, fun ways to get active — to move your way"

They reminded us that often it can be easy incorporating exercise into our day.  You can"
  • Sit to stand 10 times each day.
  • Do toe raises while brushing your teeth
  • Do counter push ups.
  • Work on balance by standing on one leg for 20 seconds (at first be near a surface you can use to steady yourself.)
  • Use resistance bands for rowing movements.
Many insurances will let you self refer to Physical Therapy, thought medicare requires a referral from your physician. BE Fit can help you with targeted exercises for a specific body part(s); provide hands on treatments; educate you about a treatment plan you can work on at home; and they have various treatment modalities/machines/techniques to augment other forms of therapy. 
A day of service in pictures
Listen Holiday Basket Helpers and
A Celebration of our RLYArains 
(Rotary Youth Leadership Award Recipients
from Lebanon High school) 
Organizing Gift Bags
Breaking Down Boxes
Eating Lunch
Celebrating our RYLArians and Interactors
Learning About Listen
Michelle Buck
Steve Christy
Upcoming Events
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International Service
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Upcoming Rotary Programs
  • April 25, 2019, 7 AM - Andrew Winter, Executive Director of Twin Pines Housing Trust
  • May 2, 2019, 12 noon,  Ernst Oidtmann - Model Shipbuilding
  • May 9, 2019, 7 AM, Maria Pupo from Granite United Way
  • May 16, 2019 [CHANGE IN VENUE...WE WILL MEET AT THE WOODLANDS] Bruce Bergeron, Let's get ready for Golf
  • May 23, 2019, All hands on deck for the Bedell Classic Golf Tournament at Eastman Golf Links in Grantham
  • May 17, 2019, 2 PM to 4 PM - Park Clean-up Riverside Park
  • May 18, 2019, 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM -  Park Clean-up Baker's Crossing
  • May 30, 2019 - TBD
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