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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 the November 1, 2018 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


From the District 7850 Newsletter:

November is Foundation Month. The District will match points for cash donations to the Foundation this month, up to $500 per member. Get your next level Paul Harris Award for $500.

Ron Bedell will work with the District to makes sure the match happens.

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

The Foundation at work in Ghana


The Foundation at work in Vermont

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.



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
November 29, 5th Tuesday will be a a breakfast meeting (7 AM).  Program - Classification Talk - Melissa Mooney
December 6,  TBD
December 13, Adoption---The gift of a loving family  which promotes the adoption of orphaned children
December 20, TBD
Club Information
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
DistrictSiteIcon District Site
VenueMap Venue Map
Program - November 1, 2018
Story Kitchen Creative
Speakers: Rob Gurwitt, Mark Travis and Tom Nausholter
Mark Travis provided an overview of a tech start-up, Subtext Media, Ltd.  A part of this company is focused on Story Kitchen Creative.   They are working to help companies and individuals to get their stories out via various on-line web programs including social media, blogs, and individual web pages.  The vision is helping to tell stories that will help individuals to engage with the products/ideas that are being developed. If you subscribe to the DailyUV, you have read many of the stories they are helping to tell. 
The storytelling they do is focused on the local area.  When you access the DailyUV you can read content that is focused on the town/area you live in. The hope is that these stories will then be shared beyond one web platform.  Read more at: Subtest Media, Ltd's web page.
Rob Gurwitt and Mark Travis
Tom Nausholter and Mark Travis
New Name Tags
All members now have new name tags! Thanks to Secretary Willy Koppenheffer!
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."
Executives & Directors
Vice President
Vice President
Assistant Treasurer
Past President
Past President
International Service
Charities Board Treasurer
Sergeant at Arms
Youth Service
Youth Service
Web Master
Service Projects
Service Projects
Rotary Foundation Chair
The Rotary Foundation
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
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
Holiday/Christmas Party
Steve Christy, Michelle Buck with the help of John Yacavone are coming up with a plan for the club's holiday party.  Two venues are being considered, Harvest Hill and Dowd's Inn.  Pricing information is being obtained, and we will be re-polled to determine which venue will be used and what date we will hold the event.  Stay tuned for details. When you get the e-mail about the Doodle poll, please respond quickly.  A decision will need to be made by 15 November.
Scott Olmstead - Keene Rotary Club
Katherine Hogan - a guest of Suellen Griffin from West Central Behavioral Health
Book going the the Kilton Library in honor of our speakers:
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 8 & 9, 2018, All Aboard! THE HARTFORD, VT POLAR EXPRESS, Come and celebrate the 12th year. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of White River Jct., Vermont.
December 11, 2018, Listen Community Dinner, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Happy Dollars
Bruce Pacht shared that the North Country Chordsmen preformed/competed in Westborurgh, ME.  An opportunity fro the group to "build character" prizes came home with the group.
Jane Mason acknowledged the Red Sox victory in the World Series.
Marilyn Bedell shared a sad dollar of the death of Irv Younger, who was killed in the Pittsburgh mass shooting.  He was high school classmate of PDG Eileen Rau who is now living in Hartford Connecticut, but still has strong ties to Squirrel Hill area of Pittsburgh...Pittsburgh is Marilyn's home town too.  Marilyn also shared that she and Bruce Bergeron went to meet with two students in the Community Center at Romano Circle.  One is the current vice president of Lebanon's Interact club.  Bruce and Marilyn are working with the two students and a retired teacher to come up with a plan to help enhance the appearance and find other resources to make this a better place for children to come to learn and study.  Bruce and Marilyn will share more information as a plan is developed.  It is Marilyn's hope that our club members will want to help as plans are finalized.  Our first task may be painting the rooms in the community center.
Ron Bedell shared an sidebar article that was in Time Magazine this week.  See the reference below.
Susan Donnelly is back from a trip with her daughter, and soon to be son in-law to Ireland.  She had a great week, she is feeling better and was able to keep up with many of the activities on the trip except for the beer drinking. Her goal is to work on the the beer drinking.  
Don MacMeekin is back from a 30-day trip to Australia and New Zealand.
Hank Clarke shared that he is headed out on a 6-day trip to Florida for a wedding. The weather is forecast to be sunny days and highs in the 80s.
Ermst Oidtmann let us know that his daughter, Alexandria competed in the triathlon and came in 8th.  His brother is celebrating his 71st birthday. His kitchen is being remodeled by Jon Blodgett's band of merry workers.
Jon Blodgett thanked Ernst for thanking his workers and for recognizing Blodgett Sash and Door.
Paul Tierney reviews all of your club's accomplishments in the 2017/18 Rotary Year. (Our merger, starting Interact Clubs in Lebanon and Mascoma, preparing meals at Listen, Great American Pie Buffet as our Polio Fund raiser, contribution to a water and sanitation grant in Ghana, 100% participation in the Rotary Foundation, sending students to RYLA, and our speech contest.. to name a few of our activities This was the introduction for Steve Christy to present Suellen Griffin with the 2017/18 Presidential Citation for the Club.  It is given by RI President for 1027/18, Ian Riseley.  The Rotary Club of Lebanon was one of two clubs in the District to achieve this designation.  We thank Suellen and Bill Secord for their leadership in the 2017/18 Rotary year!
Steve Christy, Paul Tierny and Suellen Griffin
 Our guest, Scott Olmstead pulled the 4 of diamonds as the hunt for the queen of hearts continues.
 Paul Boucher won the car wash.
News From Rotary International
November 5, 2018. Ending Polio. Time Magazine See side bar information on page 23.  President Barry Rassin is quoted.

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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