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Our Next Meeting
November 8, 2018
7 AM
  Addiction Recovery District Grant Update
Speaker Betsy Coble 
Come hear an update about the status of our District Grant supporting the education of recovery coaches.
November is Rotary Foundation Month

Fellow Rotarians,

We have collected checks made out to the Rotary Foundation at this meeting and will be collecting them at next week’s breakfast meeting as well. 

For those that give us a check, a special drawing will be held at a Rotary meeting in the near future to get you an additional one hundred foundation points.  That will increase your ability to achieve Paul Harris Fellowship or get you to the next level .

Thanks for supporting our Rotary Foundation,

Garlan Hoskin,   Phillip Rentz,  Ron Bedell

The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.


The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into projects that change lives both close to home and around the world.

Plan Ahead...Again, Please Bring a Colleague
November 10, Rotary District 7850 LEADS Seminar [Lead, Engagement, Development Seminar], Northern Vermont University, Lyndonville, VT, 8:30 AM to 2 PM.  All invited at no Charge!  Click her to register
November 15, Marcos Stafne, the Executive Director at the Montshire Museum of Science
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Service Above Self
1st and 3rd of every month on Thursday at 12 Noon; 2nd and 4th Thursday at 7 AM
Harvest Hill (behind Alice Peck Day Hospital)
10 Alice Peck Day Drive (Dwinell Room)
Lebanon, NH  03766
United States of America
(603) 448-0126
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Program, 25 October 2018
We view the 2008 film, the Final Inch.  This 40 minute film reviews Rotary, the World Health Organization, UNICEF and the Centers for Disease Controls efforts to eradicate polio.  The film focuses on the challenges that were faced to tackle the eradication efforts in India.  Since 2011 there have been no polio cases in India.  We are still facing the challenges of eradicating polio in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and our ongoing efforts to assure that polio has been eradicated in Nigeria.
From Wikipedia:
The Final Inch focuses on the efforts that were ongoing to eradicate polio in India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan[2][10] (it has since been eradicated in India[11][12]; efforts continue in Pakistan and Afghanistan). The corollary goal of worldwide eradication of polio has attracted attention, but "getting rid of the last 1 percent has been like trying to squeeze Jell-O to death."[13]
The philanthropic division of Google backed the film's production to promote public awareness about polio and to raise awareness about the efforts of public health workers and volunteers fighting the disease in counties around the world.[2] They approached Brodsky about making the film and she accepted the task of educating the public to the ongoing problem.[2]
Many of the movie's scenes were shot in slum areas of India and Pakistan during "National Immunization Day" in April 2007.[7] Brodsky wanted to include more comprehensive coverage of the polio problem in Afghanistan, but was unable to do so due to the threat of violence and because of social barriers.[1][2] The production's ability to film in Afghanistan was hampered by increased danger to the film crew.[1][2] Producer Tom Grant had to wear a bulletproof vest while filming along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border even while under constant U.N. protection.[14] The crew was often denied access to homes because of familial protocols that forbid a man entering a home with women in it when no husband is present.[1][2]
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The film depicted the problems still occurring fifty years after the development of the polio vaccine, and shows areas where the polio virus was still found in several countries around the world. Without vaccinations, it could re-emerge and re-infect regions where it was eradicated decades ago, and the film also notes that the first line of defense is a dedicated and continual effort by international health workers going door-to-door to ensure every child is vaccinated.[2][9]
The Final Inch shows that there was an opportunity to eradicate polio from India (the last case of wild polio in India was reported on 13 January 2011[11] and the WHO announced the eradication of poliomyelitis in the region on 27 March 2014[12]) and honors the work of health services and service volunteers. It recalls the devastating polio epidemics in the United States that occurred during the 1930s and 1950s, and discusses the dangers of a resurgence that still remain in the United States unless the disease is wiped out worldwide.
Obstacles to eradication include lack of awareness, the large number of children requiring vaccination, geographical dispersal of the populations, social moresreligious beliefs, and suspicion of domestic and foreign governments.[14] The movie shows that many of those at risk remain ignorant of polio's epidemiology and believe the disease is "American made", fostering a reluctance to be vaccinated.
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Excerpts from Letters of Thanks for our donations
Rotary Foundation - "Thank you for your generous support of Rotary's polio eradication efforts.  Your gift protects the vulnerable children from the paralyzing disease.  Because of you, we are one step closer to a polio free world."
Our donation was for $3,831.41 from the Great American Pie Buffet.
Windsor County Partners - "All of us her at Windsor County Partners thank you for your donation of $175 to cover the cost of ballet tickets that  were provided to our program.  In times when many youth are transfixed in the virtual world, our mentors help their mentees to gather the real life experiences critical to healthy physical, mental and emotional development."
The HAVEN - "Thank you for your gift of food to support to support the Food Shelf.  Your contribution lifts the spirits and makes an impact on the important and caring service our team of staff, volunteers provides every day to the most vulnerable members of the Upper Valley...The Haven remains a place of support  for individuals and families trying to manage complicated situations in their life in all seasons of the year.  Whether seeking school supplies, supplemental healthy food, negotiating help with a heating bill or medical bill or medical costs, of just a cup of coffee and something to eat in Curuse Cafe, the Haven offers caring support to all who enter the door."
District 7850 - 2018 Rotary LEADS: Learning and Development Seminar
  • Rotary 101: The Basics of a Club and our District.
  • The Role of the Club President and President-Elect.
  • Leadership and Communication.
  • The Rotary Foundation and How it Helps our Clubs.
  • Getting Grants: How to Apply for District and Other Grants to Support your Club’s Projects.
WHEN:          Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
WHERE:        Northern Vermont University – Lyndonville Campus (formerly Lyndon State College),
1001 College Road, Lyndonville, VT.
  • All Rotarians interested in learning more about Rotary, District 7850, and what we can offer to our Clubs.
  • Club Presidents, President-Elects, and those Rotarians considering seeking leadership roles.
  • Rotarians seeking to qualify their Club to apply for District and other grants.
  • Develop the skills and knowledge to inspire and engage with your Club to help it thrive and succeed.
  • Learn about the process and benefits of the District Grant program.
  • Understand our District and Club resources.
  • Engage with Rotary leaders to better understand how to lead within your own Club.
  • Network with other Rotarians from throughout Quebec, New Hampshire, and Vermont.
Space is limited, so please register at
Questions?  Contact DGE Richard Fox at or 802-578-1192
Our former members... and hope soon again to be members Betsey Childs and Jimmy Shibles.
Saturday, November 3, 2018 Listen Food Drive at the Lebanon CoOp, 9 AM to 1 PM. 
Let Tim know if you can help.  See the Doodle Poll he sent or give him a call.
Park Clean-ups
Riverside Park, Friday, November 9, 2018, late afternoon.
Baker's Crossing, Saturday, November 10, 2018, morning
December 6, 2018 Listen Holiday Basket Helpers
Listen, 60 Hanover Street, Lebanon
Across the street from Sacred Heart Church
Angela Nelson announced that our meeting on December 6th will be to help organize and sort through the various holiday baskets for families in need.  Our meal will be a potluck lunch.  Note: we will be adopting two families.  We will be asked to by presents for the families.  Stay tuned for more details about this service project meeting.
December 11, 2018, Listen Community Dinner, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Happy Dollars
Tim Gauraldi celebrated the two Red Sox wins.  He told us he went on a hike with a group of friends to Mount Moosilauke.  He forged ahead to the summit unware that everyone else decided to take a 4 mile loop.  He ended up walking about 12 miles (almost a half marathon).  He got back to the base camp hours after everyone else.  He lamented the lack of cell phone service.
Bruce Pacht was happy he could share the Final Inch with all of us.  
Hank Clarke reminded us that Dartmouth Football is 6 wins, no losses.  The next game is Saturday with the bonfire on Friday night.
Jon Blodgett had his knees covered today.  He sadly reported his summer shorts have been put away for the season.
Rick Dyment told us about the memorial service that was held in honor of the passengers who died on Moose Mountain 50 years ago.  Read more in the Valley News article, 50 Years Later, a Hike to a Deadly Plane Crash Site Still Has a Lot to Teach.  He also had us laughing as he tried to keep turkeys off the runways at the Lebanon Airport...the turkey's won...he lost his glasses.  
Marilyn Bedell thanked everyone who helped us entertain the Friendship Exchange Team from England. 
Jimmy Shibles was happy that Suellen Griffin encouraged them into coming to the meeting this morning.
 Paul Boucher pulled the 5 of spades as the hunt for the queen of hearts continues.
 Angela Nelson won the car wash.
News From Rotary International

Rotary and GPEI have put polio on the brink of global eradication

After 30 years of bold action, historic achievements, and sometimes discouraging setbacks, Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) have nearly brought polio to an end. 

This groundbreaking public-private partnership and its innovative strategies were celebrated Wednesday during Rotary’s 6th annual World Polio Day event, held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Click Here to Read More



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