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 Lebanon Rotary we’re glad you joined us.  During the 2022 – 2023 year we, members of the Lebanon Rotary, hope to make many strides in multiple areas of service to our community here at home and around the globe.  In addition, we hope to make our Rotary Club more diverse, equitable and inclusive and reflective of the community in which we reside. 

For almost a century our club has been working to build bridge cultures around the world.  Our club and Rotarians around the globe, work together to improve literacy; we help people gain access to clean water and sanitation, and we fight disease, most notably we are working to eradicate polio world-wide.  In addition, we are champions for peace and promote conflict resolution. 

Locally our Rotary supports many diverse groups.  We support reading programs in schools and libraries, we help individuals and families who are facing hard times gain access to health care, clothing, and other basic needs.  Other areas of concern for Lebanon Rotary are the ongoing humanitarian struggle in Ukraine, where we support Ukrainian people’s efforts to remain free from oppression.  

When Rotary isn’t involved in fundraisers such as our annual pie event, or our annual golf tournament, or our Brew Fest, we are planting flowers and cleaning up local parks.  We meet weekly to discuss a wide variety of initiatives we also have a wonderful variety of upper valley speakers who enlighten us with their work and endeavors. 

Finally, to mark our 100th Anniversary, the Lebanon Rotary will be installing the “Rotary Harmony Park” which will contain seven different musical instruments for kids of all ages to enjoy. These musical playgrounds encourage activities that develop healthy kids and communities. 

I hope these projects are of interest to you and you’ll come join us.

Ed Friedman
President 2022-2023
Rotary club of Lebanon, New Hampshire

Meeting Schedule

Join Our Next Meeting!

We will be meeting every Thursday

The First and Third Thursday at 12 Noon, at the Dwinell Room at Harvest Hill; and the Second and Fourth Thursday at 12 Noon on Zoom

Contact us for the sign-in link.

Our Members

William Babineau, Northeast Mailing Systems *
Kirk Baird, Masiello Group
Marilyn Bedell, Retired – Nurse Administrator *
Ronald Bedell, Retired – Travel Agent *
Bruce Bergeron, Jake’s Market and Deli *
Michelle Buck, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center *
Philip Bush, Sustainable Lebanon
Dean Cashman, Mascoma Savings Bank *
Henry Clarke, Retired – Mascoma Savings Bank *
David Crandall, Twin Pines Housing
James Damren, Colby Insurance Group. *
Rudolph Fedrizzi, Vermont Department of Health *
Jean Flaherty-Wulpern, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center *
Edward Friedman, Trumbull-Nelson Construction Co
Joy M Gobin, Lebanon High School – SAU 88
Tim Guaraldi, Guaraldi Insurance, LLC *
Ahmad Haidari, ANSYS
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 *
Shaun Mulholland, City of Lebanon
Daniel Nash, Advanced Geomatics and Design, LLC *
Angela Nelson, AM Peisch
Sharmila Karki Niroula, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Ernst Oidtmann, MD, PHF, Retired – Family Health Center *
Curtis Payne, Curtis Payne Attorney at Law
V. Bruce Pacht, Retired – Executive Director Non-Profit *
Philip Rentz, Service Credit Union *
William Secord, nonZero.solutions *
Marion Steiner, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust *
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 *
Honorary Member:
Mansfield “Jimmy” Brock, Hamilton, Bermuda, Retired – Colonial Group Insurance

* 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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Meeting Info


We will be meeting every Thursday
The First and Third Thursday at 12 Noon, at the Dwinell Room at Harvest Hill; and the Second and Fourth Thursday at 12 Noon on Zoom

Contact us to attend our next meeting!