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 Club of Lebanon's Golf Tournament
The Bedell Classic
May 23, 2019
Registration opens at 9:30 AM
Shotgun Start at 11 AM
The Lebanon Rotary Club is preparing for the 26th Annual Bedell Charity Golf Classic Fundraiser. The proceeds from this important fundraiser allow us to continue essential support for local, regional and international nonprofits.
The Lebanon Rotary Charities is an arm of the Lebanon Rotary Club. We are a service organization comprised of men and women representing the business, professional and education sectors of the Upper Valley in New Hampshire.
Our local projects include the Riverside Community Park, Little Libraries of Lebanon, food drives for Listen Center and Spark. In the schools we provide every 1st grader with a book of their own called a 1st grade reader. In the High School we provide Youth Leadership Training. Internationally, we are involved in projects for water and sanitation in Ghana and literacy in South Africa.
You will see different ways you can get involved in this Golf Classic with several different sponsorships or if you want to come out and play 18 we would love to see you! If you have questions please don't hesitate to ask. We hope you can assist us in our efforts.
Our speaker today was Andrew Winter from Twin Pines Housing Trust.
Andrew Winter
He was accompanied by Michelle Kersey, Director of Development and Communications.
Michelle Kersdy
From Winter's PowerPoint Presentation:
  • Twin Pines was formed in 1990 through the merger of two local housing providers
  • The mission of Twin Pines Housing Trust is to strengthen the Upper Valley community by developing and improving affordable homes for individuals and families, and by supporting our tenants and owners.
  • Currently there 19 Properties offering 417 rental units.  This is an increase of 240 units since 2012. 256 in NH, 161 in VT
  • The organization supports 48 Shared-equity homeownership properties
  • Currently, there are 122 rental units in various stages of development
  • Via Twin Pines there are over 1,000 housed in the properties they own.
  • They have a staff of 19 member staff with expertise in project development, property management, and resident support services.  This is an increased from 8 in 2012
Learn more about Twin Pines at www.twinpineshousing.org
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.
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
Club Executives & Directors
Vice President
Vice President
Assistant Treasurer
Past President
Past President
International Service
Sergeant at Arms
Youth Service
Web Master
Service Projects
Service Projects
Rotary Foundation Chair
The Rotary Foundation
Upcoming Rotary Programs
  • 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 - Time and Place TBD
  • June 6, 2019 - PDG Guy Babb, Our Rotary Founder, Paul Harris at UVM
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