Rotary Club of Lebanon-Riverside
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Welcome to our club!

Lebanon-Riverside

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 7:15 AM
Dwinell Room Building E. at Harvest Hill
Alice Peck Day Drive
Lebanon [PO Box 5394, West Lebanon, NH 03784], NH  03766
United States
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Bill Neukomm, Director of COVER
 
Bill Newcomb, executive director of COVER spoke to the group about the work of COVER.  Their aim is to create a “more hopeful condition” for those in need and to reconnect people to the community.  They do this by providing necessary home repairs to those in need, and construction of mobility ramps.  Bill shared stories of particular families the group has assisted and how meaningful the work is to the recipients and the volunteers.  COVER also has a store that accepts quality donations of used appliances, furnishings, tools and building materials.   On behalf of the club, Bruce Bergeron committed to volunteering for an upcoming service project and presented a check for a charitable donation. 
 
Be inspired about the work Cover does by viewing videos at: What People Say About Cover 
 
Check Presentation by Bruce Bergeron to Bill Neukomm
 
THE ANNUAL
RIVERSIDE ROTARY HOLIDAY DINNER
& FAMOUS YANKEE SWAP
 
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Dowd’s Country Inn -- Lyme, NH  
Located at 9 Main St. (on the Common)
6:30 PM – four-course dinner in dining room
7:30ish PM – return to Carriage Room for Yankee Swap
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Paul Coates, Lebanon Parks and Recreation and Buddy Kirschner shared information about the renovations going on at the Rusty Berrings Skate Board Park in West Lebanon.  Tyler Kirchner (Buddy's son)  was known by his blog name of Rusty Berrings.  He was a prolific writer about skate boarding.  Tyler died just a year ago this week.  In his memory, his parents and his many friends have been working hard to transform the skateboard park in our Riverside Part into a more permanent structure.  Both Paul and Buddy reflected on his life, and how skate boarding was one of his passions.  The first phase of the renovation was completed this summer.  A writer for the Valley News wrote:
 
"If only Tyler Kirschner had lived to see this: Hundreds of friends and strangers, ranging from toddlers wobbling on tiny bicycles to scruffy men hurtling by on skateboards, all there Saturday afternoon in service of a dream that Kirschner himself started with a ragtag group of high school friends and skateboarding enthusiasts last year.

The event marked the reopening of the skatepark at Riverside Park on Glen Road under its new name, Rusty Berrings Skatepark , in honor of the skateboarding nickname of Kirschner, who suffered from mental illness and died last November at the age of 28.

It was a picture-perfect September afternoon, just a couple of dead leaves drifting onto a long ramp leading into a pit studded with sloped concrete structures, atop which skateboarders might pause for a moment or two to chat before attempting their next trick."

As stated about, The Rusty Berrings Skatepark at Riverside Park in West Lebanon, NH has completed Phase One thanks to many contributions! Phase Two is in need of additional funding. The goal is to make the entire skatepark concreate and replace the worn out wooden ramps with a new concrete design. This new concrete skatepark will last for a long time and withstand the brutal winter climate and variable weather of our region. The local skatepark is one of the most used recreation facilities in Lebanon, NH. The skatepark is key to keeping kids active and out of trouble.  *All funds raised  will go to the Lebanon, NH parks and recreation department to be used for the specific purpose of Phase Two of the Rusty Berrings Skatepark.

 
Were were delighted to present both Paul and Buddy a check from our Lebanon Riverside Charities Account for $1,000 at the meeting to help with phase 2.
 
Read about the reopening of phase one of the Skate Board Park in this Valley news Article
 
Consider friending the Facebook Page for the Park
 
 
See the You Tube about the Rusty Berrings Stake Board Park
 
 
Rotarians at Work on the 4th of July!
 
Come join us on July 4, 2016 for our Great American Pie Buffet!
 
 
 
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