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: June 15, 2017
Called to order by: President Kevin
Opening Song: R-O-T-A-R-Y
Patriotic Song: My Country ‘Tis of Thee
Invocation: Paul Boucher (for Lorraine)        
Song Leader: Garlan Hoskin                         Song: Bury Me Not On The Lone Prairie, and Buffalo Gals!
Visiting Rotarians:  None                
Guests:  None
Raffle: This week Willy came up with a question that stumped us all about a woolen item that cost $400 to make in the 1820’s and $21 Million to restore.  Jon B. said American Flag, but that wasn’t specific enough.  Linda Copp won with ‘Star Spangled Banner’ that flew over Fort McHenry. Bartola won the raffle but drew the wrong card.
* Two weeks until the 4th of July Pie Buffet.  Each Club member needs to sell 5 tickets and bake 3 pies. Contact John Yacavone, Rob Taylor, or Philip Rentz for more information. Be sure to share the pie sale poster on FaceBook!
* Steve Whitman attended the Annual Atlanta Rotary Convention and was impressed by the international presence. Bill Gates spoke about the Gates Foundation commitment to eradicating polio. They matched all the funds that Rotary raised to fight polio.  Next year the Rotary Convention will be in Toronto.
* Paul T.: Listen Dinner scheduled for July 10th, volunteers needed.
* Sue-Ellen: Brew-Fest is scheduled for September 9th.  Marion, Kevin, and Sue Ellen are organizing and need volunteers – several hands were raised to volunteer.
Marion S.: Her daughter graduated 7th grade and she celebrated her 3rd anniversary with her husband.
Rick D.: Had to book a flight for a passenger who needed to make an international flight only to find that there was a delay in Boston and had to re-book the passenger on a bus.  The passenger was very appreciative despite not getting a refund on the plane ticket.
Linda Copp was happy to announce that he baby Grand-Daughter was recovering from an E.coli infection.
Rotary Minute: Jamie Whyte gave us the highlights of an article in the June Rotary Magazine about Rotary Fellowships.
Good Works: Dan A. told about his work as an Environmental Action volunteer many years ago while working on his Master’s degree. They organized the first recycling center in New York complete with crusher. They developed markets for the recycling material. Eventually there were 61 recycling centers. Dan was also involved in Sea-Side Industries which helped individuals with mental illness find work and become self-sufficient. Thirty-three hundred people went through the program.
Speaker:  No Speaker this week, instead we held committee meetings:
Community Service Committee: Kevin reported that they are looking at some easy projects such as a coat-drive for children and adults. This is a project that could be coordinated with the InterAct Clubs.  They are also looking at projects with Paul Coates at Lebanon Rec. Linda C. mentioned establishing sun-screen dispensers at locations where people need sun-screen.
Molica Fund: Steve W. said that they are continuing to look for good benefactors with an interest in music.
Membership: Paul B.reported that with the new Richard Wallace, membership will be 40 and we will qualify for the President’s citation.
Grants and Financial Operations: Don M. reported that with the over-spent budget, we are deferring new projects to next fiscal year.
Innovation Committee: Paul T. reported that he will be chairing the committee next year and is actively looking for members.
In closing, Sue-Ellen mentioned that she will be reviewing Committee Chairs and membership at the June 29th meeting.  We then recited the Four-Way Test and adjourned the meeting.
Submitted by: Philip Rentz
The Spoke
Newsletter of the Rotary Club of Lebanon, New Hampshire
Date: 06/08/2017
Called to order by: President Kevin
Opening Song: R-O-T-A-R-Y
Patriotic Song: America the Beautiful         
Invocation: Jennifer
Song Leader: Valerie             Song:  Carolina in the Morning
Good Works: Jon Yacavone – 1984, david’s house was founded in a backstreet in Hanover. Lots of Rotary projects done and appreciated over the years. Specifically remembered, our club went to hanover club and collectively put a fence up around David’s house. Davids house has seen 114,000 people over the years.
Rotary Minute: Steve Christie – In June issue of Rotarian, sidebar of 2017 Rotary convention. June 10th-14th.This is historic convention… The 1917 convention was held in Atlanta, arch clump in a Baptist Tabernacle. Now it will be held near the original location in a convention center. Return to Atlanta is to mark Centennial birthday.
Visiting Rotarians: None
Guests: None
Raffle: Kevin Gould won, but did not draw the queen
Announcements: Changeover Dinner at the Hotel Coolidge, June 30th, Friday.
Don: went to Rotary district conference and is looking for sponsors for 8 children of Tanzania.
Phil handed out tickets for the Pie Buffet, to be held at the Senior Center on July 4th. All Rotarians are encouraged to make 3 HOME made pies for this event.
Brags: Steve Usle, reported good and bad news… 4 club members represented at Eastman Golf outing and came in last out of 20 teams.. the good news is there was a prize for coming in last!
Rick Wallace: Valley News thanked Rotary for entering the golf contest because that meant THEY didn’t come in last!
Jamie: Visited son in Washington enjoying monument, slowly selling puppies, one will go to Maine as search and rescue
Jennifer: put in a $1 to follow up on Jon’s Yacavone's good works report for David’s House. When Jennifer’s daughter had an accident 3 years ago in Feb, she was released during a storm and David’s house put them up for the night so that they didn’t have to drive in the bad weather.
Will: flew Washington to see son and also visited national parks in PA.
JoAnn: Happy Dollar: 40th HS reunion… She is stunned she is still alive!
Thanks extended to Bakers Crossing clean up helpers. – Steve Usle
Forest: Feeling silly at breakfast table and fiddling with pills… Broke into made up song including his medication name… “Returned happy from fishing trip to Maine.
Speaker:  Will introduced speaker : Fran Hatchett, lifelong resident of Lebanon… President of Lebanon Historical Society and a member of the sons of civil war auxiliary.  The City of Lebanon, NH has a number of Civil War veterans buried in its cemeteries, whose graves have nothing that recognizes their Civil War Service. . Government would not pay for military recognition so they started a fund for it and solicited local businesses. We have Lebanon Vets buried all over the country with no marker.
Fran introduced a program in 2013 called "Adopt a Civil War Veteran". There were 100, and now there are 33 left and the cost is approximately $300-$325 to adopt a stone. Ricker Funeral Home provides the stones at cost and places them in the cemetery as their donation toward the adoption program. Most of the young men in the town went to war at this time.
Submitted by: Valerie Armstrong


The Spoke
Newsletter of the Rotary Club of Lebanon, New Hampshire

June 1, 2017

Meeting called to order by Kevin Gould

Opening song:   R-O-T-A-R-Y

Patriotic Song:   Oh Beautiful

Invocation:  Bruce Pacht

Ticket draw:       Winning number was Kevin Gould – drew the 2 of hearts, pot keeps growing!

Song leader:       Jennifer Grant

Good works:      Jamie Whyte

No Rotary minute or brags or fines.

Announcements:             June 4, 2017 memorial service for Norman Wakely at the chapel at Cardigan Mountain School.  

Angela Nelson was inducted to membership of the Rotary Club of Lebanon. 

Don MacMeekin and Bill Babineau presented the monthly fee/dues to the club.  Starting in July the monthly fee will be $60.00, this will include your meals at Harvest Hill and possibly cover change over, and meals that we cannot have at Harvest Hill, such as meetings we have had this year at Salt Hill.  It will also include the dues you pay to the club.  By paying this way the cash flow works better for the club and is $ 52.00 a year less expensive for members.  Motion made by Steve Christy and second by John Yacavone, passed unanimously by the members present. 

Bill will send out invoices for $ 720.00, members can pay monthly or several months or all at once. Forms of payment can be a check or credit card, the credit card will be set up on our website through Clubrunner.

Rob Taylor spoke about the 4th of July pie fundraiser for Polio Plus.  Each member gets 5 tickets that they need to sell at for $8.00 each, if you do sell them then you write a check for $ 40.00 to pay for them.  If you were not at the meeting and did not get your tickets contact Bruce Pacht to get them.   The poster is on our Facebook page as well, like and share.  There are paper posters that can be used at your place business.

Paul Boucher: gave a brief history to the Marion Carter house.  He, Richard Mullaly and Jim Howard are the trustees of the Marion Carter trustee.  Very historical property in Lebanon.

Suellen lead us in the Four Way Test to end the meeting.


Submitted by Kevin Gould


The Spoke
Newsletter of the Rotary Club of Lebanon, New Hampshire
                                                                                     Date: 5/25/17
Called to order by: President Kevin
Opening Song:  R-O-T-A-R-Y
Patriotic Song: Oh Spacious Skies
Invocation: Garlan  Haskins
Song Leader:    Westin Green                                   Song: "Father's Old Grey Whiskers" 
Visiting Rotarians: None
Good Works: Steve Whitman - 4 Lebanon High School students were accepted into RYLA. All are eager to participate.
Rotary Minute: None
Raffle:  Mike Weins and still no Queen of Hearts
Norm Wakely's  Memorial is at Cardigan Mountain on June 4th. All Rotarians are invited to commemorate this longstanding Rotarian.
Phil Rentz and Jon Yacavone _ The Annual Pie Sale will be on July 2nd at the Senior Center. Last year the participation was so great that they ran out of pies . Last year there were 410 people attending.  The committee are now asking that each Rotarians make 3 HOMEMADE pies for this event or think about making a $45 donation. The pies can be dropped off at Jakes Market in Lebanon. Also, Phil will be handing out tickets for each member  to sell before the event.  Between Lebanon-Riverside and our club, more than $6,000 was raised  to benefit the Polio Plus Project and the Gates Foundation will make some matching contributions.      
Jane Mason - fined herself for her "spacing" her Club obligation.
Garland H's son, Christopher a member of the Hanover Rotary Club is working on the Z (sorry, didn't catch that) & Zelia Founation project.
Rick D. - celebrated their 37th wedding anniversary!   
Forrest Cole's mentioned that his new position as a limo driver is interfering with his sleep patterns.  
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 for purchase.
Change Over dinner will be on Friday June 29, at a location TBD.
Speaker:  Linda Copp, Ballet 101
Ballet began with King Louis XIV in the 1400's in Italy, but the ballet movement got a great boost in the 1700's in France. The Czars of Russia embraced ballet.
Linda demonstrated the basic gear of the ballet dancer and the most important is the ballet shoes.   She also mentioned that  with the 5th position, the dancer can then go anywhere. She recommended that anyone interested with more information with the history of ballet to read "Apollos's Angels, the History of Ballet". 
Submitted by : JoAnn Lemieux
“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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1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
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