Welcome to the Rotary Club of Lebanon


Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Harvest Hill (behind Alice Peck Day Hospital)
10 Alice Peck Day Drive (Dwinell Room)
Lebanon, NH  03766
United States

(603) 448-0126
Chief Richard Mello, Lebanon Police Department

Mr. Mello is a lifelong New Hampshire Police Officer having begun his career with the City of Concord in February 1993.  His most recent employment has been with the Town of Hollis, where he has worked since 2002, advancing from Patrol Officer up through the ranks to Lieutenant, which is second in command for the Department.


Some of the Lebanon Police Department Community Involvement Programs:


Annual Golf Tournament -The Lebanon Police Department hosts an annual golf tournament each July to raise funds to support our youth and community programs. We look forward to corporations, local businesses and individuals in the Upper Valley joining us and making this tournament a success each year.

  1. Bike Rodeo- Lebanon Officers participated in the annual Jim Wechsler Bike Rodeo and register bicycles, talked with community member and more.

    Coffee With a Cop -Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members and officers to come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, to ask questions, learn more about the department’s work in Lebanon’s neighborhoods, and drink coffee.

    K9 Awareness Day-The Lebanon Police Department host several K9 teams from New Hampshire and Vermont and increase awareness of the important work our K9 teams do while raising money for K9 related projects including the Vermont Police Canine Association, where our teams regularly train.

    National Night Out -National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live.

    Special Olympics Partnership- The Lebanon Police Department participates in various ways to support the Special Olympics

In 2014, under the leadership of President and CEO Susan E. Mooney, APD completed a strategic planning process which will guide the organization for the ensuing 3–5 years. Core elements of the plan include four new initiatives which will further strengthen the lasting relationships we build with our patients:

  • A Multi-Specialty Clinic that will serve as a new home for most outpatient clinics, and will be specifically built around the needs of patients;
  • A Business Health and Therapies program that enables employers to reduce health care costs while improving care;
  • A Specialty Surgery program in Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery that minimizes inpatient hospitalization and maximizes successful outcomes; and
  • A Senior Care program that helps more seniors in the Upper Valley age with dignity in their homes, and without expensive institutional care.

Construction of the 44,000 square foot Multi-Specialty Clinic began in the fall of 2016 and is expected to be complete within one year.

APD currently employs approximately 500 individuals throughout the Upper Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire.

LISTEN envisions an Upper Valley Community generously supporting individuals and families in their efforts to achieve and maintain successful independence.

LISTEN was incorporated in the winter of 1972. The original purpose of the agency was to: “…involve the low-income citizens of Lebanon and surrounding areas in programs which will improve their ability to meet the economic, cultural, social and environmental needs of their families…”


LISTEN community dinners are FREE to the general public and are served Mon-Sat in our dining hall. Our food pantry serves eligible NH and VT families with 1-2 weeks of groceries each month.

New England winters can be brutal.  The support of LISTEN donors and shoppers allows us to fund a robust heating helpers program
Each year, proceeds from LISTEN donors and shoppers send 300 low-income children to local summer camps and help brighten the holidays for 200 Upper Valley families with 5 new items of clothing and a grocery gift card
 Rotary Club of Lebanon, at our recent luncheon meeting on August 10th, presented Paul Harris Fellows pins to Jamie Whyte, Rich Wallace (his second) and Steve Christy (his second).
Paul Harris organized the first Rotary Club "in fellowship and friendship" with three clients and local businessmen, Silvester Schele, Gustavus Loehr and Hiram Shorety. His initial goal was solely to create a club of professional and business men for friendship and fellowship. Soon, Harris realized that Rotary needed a greater purpose and by 1910 founded Rotary International. By 1987, women were admitted to Rotary.
The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name of $1,000 US to The Rotary foundation of Rotary  International.   

Walter Hughes (Rotary Club of Rocky Mount, VA-USA)

February 12, 2017 / admin / Rotarian Spotlight

Rotary means different things to different people. For some, it means friendship and fellowship with like-minded people. For others, it means an opportunity to develop leadership and business skills. For some, it’s a way to solve a problem in a local community.

For Walter Hughes, Jr., Rotary seems to be the vehicle by which he is able to change the world. He is, in fact, the epitome of a “champion of change.” It’s no accident that he was given that exact recognition by the White House in 2013.

Over the past ten years, Walter and his teams of Rotary (and non-Rotary) volunteers have helped provide clean water to more than 300,000 people in Africa. He has successfully partnered with Rotary Clubs in 21 US states, 2 Canadian provinces, Switzerland, Ghana and South Sudan, as well as other non-profit organizations and churches, to help eradicate Guinea Worm disease in Ghana.

Walter admits he didn’t even know about the international dimension of Rotary when he joined in 2000. “I initially joined to spend time with my dad and to make friends in the Rocky Mount (VA) area,” he said.

But he quickly learned he was part of something much bigger, and through Rotary, could transform lives all around the world. He has been part of projects providing clean water, micro-flush toilets, medical equipment and school computers. But more importantly, the projects he manages have truly changed lives.

“Rotarians speak every language of the world,” said Walter.  “Rotarians impact peace and economic prosperity.  People of all faiths, cultures and backgrounds are Rotarians.  It means that we have friends all around the world who partner with me to make a difference in people’s lives.”

It’s hard to even fathom the money he has helped raise, the lives he has saved and the children he has helped educate. But those impacted aren’t just on the other side of the globe. Some are in his own hometown.

Tim Wilborne joined the Rotary Club of Rocky Mount on a Thursday, and left with Walter for Ghana the very next day. He saw firsthand how Rotary can transform the world, and today Tim serves as president of Walter’s Rotary Club. (His wife, Amber, is also a member!)

Most of us are lucky if we ever experience one “Rotary moment” that defines our purpose. Walter Hughes has had too many to count.

“I will never tire of seeing children drinking from a Rotary well,” he said.  “It is a joy to see children laughing and playing instead of being sick from disease, all because Rotary funded a well.”


**Walter invites anyone interested in learning more about his efforts in Ghana to join him on one of his upcoming trips. He is also willing to speak to your club, district or community to share his mission and his ministry. He can be reached at walterkhughes@gmail.com.

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