The Rotary Club of
Lebanon, NH, USA
Chartered 1924
October 10 2019
Editor Marilyn Bedell

Upcoming Program Reminders

Remember  change in venue and day for our meeting October 16 Wednesday, Noontime at Jesse’s Joint meeting with Hanover Rotary-Group Exchange

We will be hosting the friendship exchange folks from Canada.  We have 22 members planning to attend this meeting.  If you haven't signed up and plan to attend, please let Steve Whitman or Marilyn Bedell know ASAP.  We need to give a head count to Jesse's.

October 17 NO MEETING

October 24 7AM Meeting Richard Fox, District Governor

Richard is an attorney with the Law Office of Richard J. Fox PLLC, specializing in real estate conveyancing and real estate litigation.  He is a current member of the Charlotte-Shelburne-Hinesburg (VT) Rotary, and served as its President (2014-15) and as an Assistant Governor (2015-18) for District 7850.  Richard is a Paul Harris Fellow and a Paul Harris Society member.
Richard is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the Miss Vermont Scholarship Organization and is a volunteer presenter for the Champlain Housing Trust’s First-time Homebuyers Education Seminar.  His past civic activities include serving as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B) with Shelburne Rescue, Cubmaster for Shelburne Cub Scout Pack 607, and as a Pro Bono Attorney for the Vermont Bar Association’s Military Family Law Project.
Richard J. Fox is a Vermont native and a graduate of Rutgers University (BA, History, English, and Political Science) and the George Washington University Law School (JD). He resides in Shelburne, Vermont with his wife Erica, who is also a Rotarian, and their two daughters. 

October 10, 2019
Our speaker today was Steve Taylor.
From Taylor's web page, "Steve Taylor is an independent scholar, farmer, journalist, and longtime public official. With his sons, Taylor operates a dairy, maple syrup, and cheese making enterprise in Meriden Village. He has been a newspaper reporter and editor, and served for 25 years as New Hampshire’s commissioner of agriculture. Taylor was the founding executive director of the New Hampshire Humanities Council and is a lifelong student of the state's rural culture."
Steve talked about many of the environmental transformations that have happened in the Upper Valley since the beginning of the industrial age. By 1885, in the state of New Hampshire 80% of our forest land had been cleared.  Today, NH is 85% forest.  Prior to the clean water act passed in 1974, the Mascoma River and the Connecticut River was contaminated with all sorts of industrial waste.  We have worked hard to clean-up our rivers and streams and they have become recreational assets.  He reflected that the building of Wilder Dam, and how river levels can fluctuate have been a boon for wildlife...especially for the pair of breeding eagles who live south of the dam.
Taylor shared how wildlife populations have changed.  We now have cayotes, turkeys and bears.  We have fewer rabbits.  Our deer population is huge. Although moose started to comeback, ticks diseases are limiting the population once again.
He shared stories about the Corbin Wild Animal Preserve in Croydon, a hunting ground for the wealthy.  The preserve is noted for wild boars.  Many of the boars escaped in after the 1938 hurricane.  Seeing in a boar outside the preserve is now a rare occurrence.
Book give to the Kilton Library in honor of our speaker, Steve Taylor
I Am Farmer, Growing an Environmental Movement In Cameroon by Baptiste and Miranda Paul
Memorial Service for Susan Donnelly
Rotary Friendship Exchange
On October 16, the team will start the day at DHMC seeing the simulation lab and taking a tour of DHART.  Then Rotary at Jesse's at noon, then return to their host's homes.
On October 17, the team will head to St. Gaudens for a tour focused on President Lincoln, and the Civil War, and how both influenced St. Gaudens work as an artist.  Then a photo stop at the Cornish-Windsor Covered Bridge, lunch at Harpoon, then glass blowing at Simon Pearce.
October 18, the team will tour the new and improved Hood Museum with docent Linda Oidtmann, then head to the rare book collection library at Baker Library.  Then have an opportunity to walk in downtown Hanover before heading back to their host's homes.
Veterans Appreciation Dinner to be held Sunday, October 20. The Listen dining space holds about 130 people, and Paul is approaching service organizations such as the VA, APD, the American Legion, and Listen to extend invitations to area vets. The dinner is being designed as a relaxed social occasion allowing for our mingling with the veterans and getting to know them. Paul passed around a sign-up sheet for various tasks—setting up, greeting, photography, etc.  
If you know a Vet, please ask them to join us for this meal.
Angela Nelson gave a heads-up about our annual Holiday Basket project for Listen. The project will be the second week in December.  Date yet to be confirmed.
We would like to find members able to go to the West Lebanon Village Visioning Charrette.  Members of the Anniversary Committee are unable to attend these session.  CAN YOU HELP? If yes, Let Bruce Pacht know you which session(s) you can attend.  Below is a link to a survey, please take a few minutes to fill it in.

Save the dates of Friday, October 18th and Saturday, October 19th. West Lebanon Village has been the basis of revitalization discussions for a number of years. The City is preparing for a two-day charrette to explore how Main Street and the surrounding area could be enhanced through multimodal, placemaking, and economic development enhancements. 

We are looking for residents, property owners, and business owners with an interest in the future of West Lebanon Village to take part in the charrette. Together we will collaborate on ideas that will formulate a potential future vision for the Main Street area of West Lebanon. We will be exploring topics such as: 

  • What makes West Lebanon Village great?
  • What improvements will make West Lebanon Village a better place to live, work, shop, and play? 
  • What should the image of West Lebanon Village be in the future? 

The City has created a dedicated project page for the West Lebanon Village Visioning effort at where you can find additional information and supporting documents. 

In advance of the 2-day charrette, please take our online survey to begin sharing comments and ideas about West Lebanon Village.

Listen Community Dinners
The Next dinner will be December 10, 2019 staring meal prep at 3:30 PM. 
We have signed up to do dinner every other Month.  The dinners we signed up for will be the second Tuesdays of October, December, February, April, June, August
Happy Dollars
Tim Gauraldi wasn't having a great start to the day.  His alarm didn't go off, and he spilled coffee down his pant leg.  He shared that he had spent time with our speaker, Steve Taylor, at an Upper Valley farm meeting.
Willy and Ellen Koppenheffer are heading to Morocco.
Liss Mooney celebrated her 20th wedding anniversary. 
Card and Car Wash
Steve had the winning raffle ticket and pulled the Jack of close. The hunt for the Queen of Hearts continues; 
Marilyn won the car wash.
Rotary International 

More than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. That’s 17 percent of the world’s adult population. 

Our (Rotary's) goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy. We support education for all children and literacy for children and adults

Rotary members make amazing things happen, like:

Opening schools: In Afghanistan, Rotary members opened a girls’ school to break the cycle of poverty and social imbalance.

Teaching adults to read: Rotary members in the United States partnered with ProLiteracy Detroit to recruit and train tutors after a study showed that more than half of the local adult population was functionally illiterate.

New teaching methods: The SOUNS program in South Africa, Puerto Rico and the United States teaches educators how to improve literacy by teaching children to recognize letters by sounds instead of names.

Making schools healthy: Rotarians are providing clean, fresh water to every public school in Lebanon so students can be healthier and get a better education.


First Grade Reader Project
Rotary Club of Lebanon


Upcoming Rotary Programs

October 16 Wednesday, Noontime at Jesse’s Joint meeting with Hanover Rotary-Group Exchange

October 17 NO MEETING

October 24 7AM Meeting Richard Fox, District Governor

October 31 Noontime Meeting. Paul Tierney, Leadership

November 7 Noontime Meeting Liz Tentarelli, Pres. League of Women’s Voters

November 14 7AM Meeting Carolyn Johnson RI Rep, Foundation

November 21 Noontime Meeting Dartmouth Football Coach Buddy Teeven’s

November 28 No Meeting  THANKSGIVING

December 5 Noontime Meeting Rob Stenger from Simple Energy- Petroleum Industry

December 12, 7AM Meeting Allie Campbell Energy

Upcoming Events
Rotary Club of Lebanon, NH - Board Meeting
Whitman Building - Level 2
Oct 15, 2019 5:30 PM
Rotary Club of Lebanon's Club Meeting
Oct 17, 2019
October Board Meeting Date Changed to October 22
Whitman Building
Oct 22, 2019
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Rotary Club of Lebanon's Club Meeting
Oct 24, 2019
Rotary Club of Lebanon's Club Meeting
Oct 31, 2019
5th Thursday Club meeting - 31 October 2019
Dwinell Room at Harvest Hill
Oct 31, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Rotary Club of Lebanon's Club Meeting
Nov 07, 2019
Second Tuesday Rotary Make-up Meeting
Salt Hill Pub
Nov 12, 2019
Rotary Club of Lebanon's Club Meeting
Nov 14, 2019
Rotary Club of Lebanon, NH - Board Meeting
Whitman Building - Level 2
Nov 19, 2019 5:30 PM
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