Rotary Club of Lebanon

P.O. Box 132 • Lebanon, NH • 03766

The Four-Way Test
1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Paul Boucher
May 25, 2017
Marion Center Center and it's History
Linda Copp
May 25, 2017
Introduction to Ballel 101
Fran Hatchett
Jun 08, 2017
Lebanon Historical Society
Upcoming Events
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

(603) 276-9448


The Spoke
Newsletter of the Rotary Club of Lebanon, New Hampshire
                                                                                     Date: 5/18/17
Called to order by: President Kevin
Opening Song:  R-O-T-A-R-Y
Patriotic Song: My Country Tis of Thee
Invocation: John Blodgett
Song Leader:    Steve Christy                                   Song:  Anchors Aweigh
Visiting Rotarians: None
Guests: Emma Peterson, Daughter of Jennifer.
Raffle:  Steve Christy pulled his own number and still no Queen of Hearts
Paul Boucher: Paid $1 for each veteran; his granddaughter graduated from HS in Arizona; he will be celebrating his 47th wedding anniversary on June 27.
Phil Rentz:  There is a Business After Hours tonight at his office on Mechanic St.
Rick Dyment: Shared a story about an airline passenger headed to the country of Lebanon ending up at Lebanon Airport, NH.
Jennifer Grant:  Her daughter, Emma, won third highest honor for her HS presentation.
Steve Christy: Acknowledged Don Rowell for an article he wrote for the Valley News.
Steve Usle:  Join him in Clean-up of Baker’s crossing.  Let him know if you can participate.
                     Requesting contributions for train being built for CHAD.
Brags:  Paul Tierney:  Acknowledged Steve Whitman for his outstanding job at the Mascoma HS induction of the Interact Club.
Rotary Minute: None
Good Works: None
Future Activities: 
June 1 meeting will be at Marion carter Home, on Bank St across from the Library.  We will have a brown bag lunch.
Change Over dinner will be on Friday June 29, at a location TBD.
Speaker:  Club Committee
Social Committee- John Yacavone reporting:
Upcoming events_ Change Over, Boat Trip, Pie Sale Holiday raffle and Brew Fest
Youth Services – Steve Whitman Reporting:
Interact Dinner was a success.
Community Service _ Paul Tierney reporting:
Lebanon Riverside is willing to work on joint projects with Lebanon.
InternationalJoAnn Lemieux Reporting
JoAnn is still working on the Global Grant application for the Clean Water Project in Guanna. She is considering to participate with the project in October this year.  
Submitted by  Suellen Griffin


The Spoke
Newsletter of the Rotary Club of Lebanon, New Hampshire
Spoke – May 11
Meeting called to order by President Kevin
R-O-T-A-R-Y was sung
Patriotic song: O’ Beautiful
Invocation: Given by Paul T.
Song & Song Leader: Evan L. led us in two songs:
“I want a girl just like the girl that married dear old Dad”.
“There is a tavern in the town”
No visiting Rotarians
Guests: Angela Nelson from A.M. Piesch our accountant
Proposed Member: Angela Nelson from A.M. Piesch has been proposed for membership. The board has approved and the membership is hereby notified. Comments/questions should be directed to either Paul Boucher or Kevin Gould.
Raffle: Bill B. answered the question, Garlan did not get the right card.
Rotary Minute:
Steve Whitman read to us about the 50th anniversary of the Club in 1973.
Good Works:
Steve Usle talked about the club’s string of pearls project and the Baker’s Crossing area which the club works to clean-up each year. This year’s clean-up with be Saturday May 20.
District Conference is June 2-4 at Loon Resort
Thanks to all for Trail clean-up on Saturday
Jamie – His dog Josie had 8 healthy puppies
Bruce – Coordinating his 50th reunion for class at Dartmouth
Don M – Going to attend his 50th High School reunion.
Forrest – Spent day with son Eric in the North Country
Bruce – Son Jessie in Leadership Upper Valley Class this coming year, other son getting better with cars
Jennifer – Visited stepson Cody in Pittsburgh
Paul T. – Tried to organize green up day in Norwich was washed out
Rich – Daughter Brittney received Service Award from Paul School of Business at UNH
John – Noticed our fisherman was wearing a tie.
Program/Speaker: Paul Boucher told us of his attempts at college and the jobs he had over the year up to his retirement last year from the Chamber of Commerce.


The Spoke
Newsletter of the Rotary Club of Lebanon, New Hampshire
Date: May 4, 2017
Called to order by: President Kevin
Opening Song: R-O-T-A-R-Y
Patriotic Song: My Country ‘Tis of Thee – maybe sometime we can try singing all 13 verses
Song Leader: Paul T.          Song: Home on the Range
Visiting Rotarians: Richard Wallace
Guests: Bill B. introduced us to Angela Nelson, our Club Accountant
Jean W. won the right to draw [only 2nd time since she joined the Club]  It was in fact a red queen, just not the right red queen.
Steve U. –      Planning a clean-up – spruce-up morning at “Baker’s Crossing”
For May 20, 8 AM to 10 AM
Suellen G. -   Plans are falling into place for a September 9 “Brew-Fest” Fundraiser in Colburn Park.  The Park is available; the purveyors of the beer will be responsible for any licensing required
June 30 will our annual Club Changeover event
Ernst O. -      May 6, this Saturday, Tichenor Trail Clean UP
Paul T. -         Lebanon Green-Up Day, also this Saturday May 6
Steve W. -     May 12 @ 6:30 PM is our Interact Club Event,  formally establishing the Club at MVRH 
Paul T. -         Bragged about our Club’s participation in supporting the Rotary Foundation.  He learned at the recent District Assembly in Lyndonville that on an overall basis only 47% of Rotarians in our district donated, but that our club has consistently met the Every Rotarian Every Year [EREY] challenge on behalf of the Foundation. Nice group to be in!!
Rick D. -        A mixed offering of brag and maybe a sort of brag  
First, Rick’s team at the Airport successfully overcame a mixture of electrical problems, resulting in lost lighting among other things.  Not so good for an airport.
Second, his trust truck just turned over 400,000 miles. 
Now that is good brag for sure
Evan L. Had a 3 part brag
1)     Was on a vacation – an anniversary vacation
2)     Was in Arizona and California during this vacation, and while there got to see the Diamond Backs and the Dodgers play each in their respective home stadiums. The Dodgers, seriously behind in the bottom of the 9th, managed to pull out a win
3)     The Ledyard Charter School [Evan is treasurer], will be holding a dinner on May 23rd
Rotary Minute:
Evan L.           Rotary has been working with Google to create a Rotary “virtual reality” which will be premiered at the International Convention on June 13, and in general release and accessible via this coming October 
Speaker:       Steve Whitman offered up a wonderful Classification Talk – of the 2nd variety, sharing with us his and his family’s history starring in upstate New York and wrapping up with New Hampshire, Lebanon and the Upper Valley.  There was a lot shared – more than these feeble fingers could keep up with.
I will ask Steve if he can provide a synopsis we can post on our Website  
Submitted by: Dan Affeldt


The Spoke
Newsletter of the Rotary Club of Lebanon, New Hampshire
Date: 27April 2017

Called to order by: PP Bruce

Opening Song: R-O-T-A-R-Y
Patriotic Song: O Beautiful for Spacious Skies
Invocation: PP Bruce
Song Leader: Steve Whitman                       Song: Oh Gentlemen, Listen (no one knew this one L)
Visiting Rotarians:
Raffle: Bill Babineau got a black jack, wrong game, not a winner.
Sign up for Tichenor trail cleanup, Sat 6 May
City Green up day, Sat 6 May
Paul T.  put in pitch for public service projects; send him your ideas so we can put into action!
Steve W.  new date for Interact event:  Fri, 12 May, 630pm-8, Mascoma School
District training this Sat.
Soup too hot; burnt two of our members (they can’t handle their soup)
-Jen-daughter, Emma, accepted to U Me, Farmington, elementary ed.
-Rick Dyment.  Daughter about to have 2d child; if 2d late, new arrival will have same b-day as gramps
-Bill K.  “pilot error”  forgot to line up speaker, so he made us suffer thru by-law amendments instead.
-Linda-daughter’s production of Cinderalla at LOH while she is almost ready to deliver.  Hope things hold off.
Rotary Minute: Dan Affeldt rambled over a minute on stuff in the Rotary magazine:  over 1 million people vaccinated in a minute in India; club attendance not as important as results club achieves; what is your club doing to re-invent the wheel.
Speaker: Sue-Ellen G.  discussion of bylaws.
-club has 2 sets of bylaws:  one for club and one for charitable foundations.
-charitable foundation by laws ok for now
-officers of club automatically officers of foundation
-eliminate conflict of interest provision
-changes to election procedures (simplified)
-method of paying bills
-article for changing bylaws
Motion to adopt by Bill Babineau, seconded by Don McMeekin, voted affirmatively by overwhelming majority.
Possible new event to replace Live Auction- Brewfest, 9 Sep.  committee to meet with Claremont Kiwanis who have been holding similar event in Oct each year.  On-line auction will be kept.
Don McMeekin.  Discussed stewardship of various funds.  G&FO.  Time out!  PP Bruce rang the bell; discussion to continue at a date uncertain.
Closed with 4 way test.
Submitted by: Dan Nash


“The prevailing Rotary attitude in rendering service is practicality. Its aim in
performing a useful action is to be helpful and serviceable, not sentimental....
As practical idealists, we temper the fanciful flights of the dreamer with the
limitations of common sense.”
— Address to 1943 Rotary Convention, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
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Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Vice President
Past President
Chair - Community Service
Chair - International Service
Chair - Rotary Foundation
Chair - Membership
Chair - Auction
Chair - Innovation
Chair - Youth Exchange