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


Rotary District 7850's

Speech Contest Round 1

Our contestants for Round 1 came from Lebanon High School and Mascoma High School

From the Rotary District 7850 web Page: 

District 7850's Speech Contest purpose is to help youth, community and Rotarians to understand, encourage and foster the principles and values of Rotary.
Principles like the Service Above Selfthe 4-Way Test*; and the annual theme of Rotary International are used for speech topics. 
Today we had 6 students participate in Round 1 of the District's speech contest. Five students were from Lebanon High School and one was from Mascoma.

The winner of today's contest was Lena Sucklow. 
The runner up was Clara Smyrski.
As the winner, Lena will receive at a minimum, $100, and moves on  to Round 2, which will be held with Students chosen by Hanover and Randolph.  The Prize for Round 2 is $150.  Then there will be two more rounds with prizes of $250 and $500.  The top student will receive in total $1,000.

Cog Railway

Speaker Tim Lewis

Tim Lewis, the son of engineer Norman “Jitney” Lewis of the Mount Washington Cog Railway was our speaker this week.  Tim Lewis is a professor, News Director for Electronic Journalism at Northern Vermont University-Lyndon.
Lewis began work on a project looking into the history of the Railway in 1962 with the help of “Jitney” who was then working on the mountain. Jitney and Tim spent the last two years of Jitney’s life working on an operating manual/memoir of the Railway. Now Tim is continuing this project as part of a research project backed by Northern Vermont University—Lyndon.
Tim shared a lot of personal history about his father, "Jitney" Lewis and his own history working and living at the Cog Railway.
From Norman L 'Jitney' Lewis's obituary in the Valley News in 2017: "For the last two years, he and his son have worked to complete a Manuscript first begun in 1962 of an operating manual for the Mount Washington Railway steam locomotives during the Jitney Years of 1950 to 1967. While Jitney's technical manual and eyewitness story telling section was completed early on, his son morphed the document into an extensive memoir, and with the help of Jitney's Cog family, it became and in-depth look into the little known employees and events during the New Hampshire tourist attraction's lifetime.  The forth draft was completed at the hospital the night Norm died".

Celebrating Our
International Service 
Thank You Note
Walter Hughes
Rotary Club of Rocky Mount, VA-USA
Dear President Stephen, Bill and DG Lawrence and PP Suellen,
We are thankful for Lebanon Rotary Club's  $ 2, 400 gift to transform lives in Ghana in West Africa.  Rotary District 7850 matched you with $2,400 district designated funds.  You made a big difference.   We've attached some of the photographs from the project and the final report.  This project included clean water, sanitation, university computer lab and vocational training for a local prison.  Sunyani Central Rotary Club implemented the project with a budget of $212,300. 
This project remembered Larry Sandoe at Sunyani Polytechnic University's computer lab.  Rotary Global Grant 27389 provided communities with 31 new wells, 10 repaired wells and 179 household Microflush toilets.  We also trained four Expert Microflush toilet makers who increased capacity for improved sanitation in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana.  We also provide vocational training for the Men and Women in the Sunyani Central Prison.  We impacted 24,875 lives on this project.  Our goal was to build just two small-town water systems.  Instead, we built eleven small-town water systems.
Thank you for giving the gift of clean water to communities in Ghana.  We are moving ahead with many projects in the New Year to provide clean water and a new elementary school.  We need help with GG 18-72002 to provide clean water and GG 19-78274 to build a new elementary school in Ghana.  We appreciate your support and partnership.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  
Sincerely Yours in Rotary Service,

Walter Hughes
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
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Upcoming Rotary Programs
January 24, 2019 at 7 AM - Gift of adoption, Presenter Linda Boucher
January 30, 2019 We are hosting Lebanon Chamber of Commerce - Business After Hours
Dwinell Room Harvest Hill at 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM Note...No meeting on 1/31/29
February 14, 2018, To be determined
February 14, 2019 Classification Talks by Hank Clarke and Rich Wallace
February 21, 2019, To be determined


March 21, 2019, 12 Noon, District 7850 Speech Contest, Round 2 with student from Lebanon,  Hanover and Randolph

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