About Our Club

Our Mission Statement – Our goal is to develop the next generation of leaders through our support of our youth programs both in Lebanon and around the world.

History

Established 1923

25 years….50 years……75 years …..and we are approaching 100 YEARS

Ninety-seven years of meals, songs, meeting places and service projects. Now we are down to only doing service projects because of the COVID-19 virus. That is fitting since way back in 1905 Rotary chose as their first service project creating a public toilet in Chicago!

Let me count the various meeting places we had these past years:

We started out at the Hotel Rogers and met there for 19 years. Then it was on to the Carter Community Building. During some summers while at each of these venues we met at the Carter Country Club and had a few meetings at the Nu-Bridge Restaurant. For many years thereafter we me at Lander’s Restaurant. After Lander’s we met at several different including the Owl’s Nest Restaurant and a Chinese Restaurant before settling in at the Dwinell Room at the Harvest Hill Senior Living Complex.

Now on to the many service projects and donations:

I would like to start with our current (2020-21) projects which include scholarships for Lebanon High School and The Hartford Vocational School; first grade readers personalized for individual students; preparation of meals for the community at six Listen Dinners; quarterly food drives for listen; helping at Holiday Basket Helpers; set-up for a community Christmas Dinner; and staging the Mask-up NH event with the Hanover Rotary Club.

The following projects were not all of those undertaken each year but, we only included them once for brevity:

  • The 25 Anniversary was held on May 13, 1948 at the Lower Town Hall. The cost of the meal as $2.00
  • The 50 Anniversary was held on October 25, 1973 at Landers Restaurant The cost of the meal was $10.00
  • The 75 Anniversary was held on May 9, 1998 at the Raddison Hotel in West Lebanon, NH (now Fireside Inn and Suites)
  • 100 Anniversary tentatively to be held May 13, 2023 at TBD

Our club chartered the Hanover Rotary Club on April 23, 1925. It also chartered the Lebanon-Riverside (breakfast) Club on April 6, 1990. It merged back with the Lebanon Club on June 30, 2018.

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President’s Greeting

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Lebanon, NH. We are excited to share what we are doing for our community and the world. Of course, things are a lot different in this time of COVID-19. Our meetings are now via Zoom and our projects are more hands off than hands on. This is just a temporary setback. We will get through this and come out the better for it.

Our main area of focus is on Youth Service. As you can imagine it is difficult to operate in coordination with the schools during this time of remote learning. However, we continue to give out personalized first grade readers to all the schools in Lebanon, our scholarship program is up and running, and we hope to hold a virtual speech contest in the late fall, early winter.

We were also able to participate in the Rotary led Mask-up New Hampshire program. We gave out 2,200 facemasks and collected over $2,000 for our local food banks. We have worked on two hiking trails in Lebanon this summer.

We collected many bags for clothing for an organization based in El Salvador and we just learned that an international project we helped fund in Ghana has been completed. Clean water and micro flush toilets have been installed and are helping to prevent water borne diseases. In addition, we helped train twenty micro flush toilet makers. This will help make sure our work there is sustainable.

I hope I have spiked your interest in our club. Let us know if you would like more information about the Rotary Club of Lebanon, New Hampshire.

Looking forward to working with you. I am,

Ron Bedell
President
Rotary club of Lebanon, New Hampshire

Meeting Schedule

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If you're interested in our club, attend our next meeting! We meet every Thursday at 12:00 p.m. The first and third meetings of the month are via Zoom. Second and forth meetings of the month are in-person in the Dwinell Room at Harvest Hill on the campus of Alice Peck Day Hospital. If there is a fifth meeting in a month, check our club bulletin to see what we are doing... We could be doing a service project or holding a social event.

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Our Members

Daniel Affeldt, Daniel Affeldt Consulting *
William Babineau, Northeast Mailing Systems *
Marilyn Bedell, Retired – Nurse Administrator *
Ronald Bedell, Retired – Travel Agent *
Bruce Bergeron, Jake’s Market and Deli *
Paul Boucher, Retired – Chamber of Commerce Lebanon *
Michelle Buck, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center *
Dean Cashman, Mascoma Savings Bank *
Henry Clarke, Retired – Mascoma Savings Bank *
Karen Clements, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center *
Forrest Cole, Retired
David Crandall, Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital
James Damren, A.B. Gile, Inc. *
Rudolph Fedrizzi, Vermont Department of Health *
Jean Flaherty-Wulpern, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center *
Cameron Ford, Headrest, Inc
Edward Friedman, Trumbull-Nelson Construction Co
Robert Gasser, Retired – Attorney *
Joy M Gobin, Lebanon High School – SAU 88
Tim Guaraldi, Guaraldi Insurance, LLC *
Ariel Horowitz, Maxim Healthcare Group
Garlan Hoskin, Classic Auto Imports *

Cindy Jerome, Alice Peck Day Lifecare
William Koppenheffer, Retired – Attorney *
JoAnn Lemieux, Lemieux Financial Services, LLC *
Jane Mason, Cold Regions Research Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) *
Ronald Michaud, Retired – West Central Behavoral Health *
Melissa Mooney, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center *
Shaun Mulholland, City of Lebanon
Daniel Nash, Advanced Geomatics and Design, LLC *
Angela Nelson, AM Peisch
Dipak Niroula, Alice Peck Day Hospital
Sharmila Karki Niroula, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Peggy O’Neil, WISE Program Center
Ernst Oidtmann, MD, PHF, Retired – Family Health Center *
V. Bruce Pacht, Retired – Executive Director Non-Profit *
Philip Rentz, Service Credit Union *
William Secord, nonZero.solutions *
Marion Steiner, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust *
Paul Tierney, Valley Community Fund *
Rich Wallace, Valley News *
Richard Wallace, Retired – Omer and Bob’s *
Stephen Whitman, S&W Investment Co., LLP *
John Yacavone, Retired – NorthEast Mailing Systems LLC *

* Asterisk designates member is a Paul Harris Fellow. The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation. Many of our members have been recognized multiple times for their contributions to The Rotary Foundation.

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