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Meeting December 12, 2017
Recorder — Marilyn Bedell
 
 
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West Lebanon, NH  03784
 

 
Next Meeting
Thursday, December 21, 2017
12:00 - Noon
Program
TBA
 
 
Thursday, December 12, 2017
 
Nineteen hearty Rotarians met despite predictions of significant snow for the morning commute. Since our speaker, from SCORE, was coming from New London, we told him we didn't want him driving up from New London in a snow storm. He will be rescheduled for a date in February.
 

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Announcements
 
  • TODAY...Listen Dinner...time to make meatloaf...our crew is due at today, December 12th at 3:30 to start meal prep. 
 
  • Holiday Party & Yankee Swap...December 14, 2017 — Gather at 5:30, dinner at 6:30, Yankee Swap at 7:30. If you are coming and can make a hors d'oeuvre, a couple more are needed.
 
  • Common Meeting Date... Discussed if we should select one day of the week to hold our meetings.  Briefly discussed Tuesdays, vs. Wednesday, vs. Thursday.  Wednesday would not work for several of our members.  Consolidation team will work with Harvest  Hill to see if we can have Tuesday or Thursday as a common meeting date.  
 
  • 5th Annual Frank McDougall Snowflake Golf Tournament at DHMC Novell, Centerra. From the information sent to Marilyn...
    We are pleased to announce the Fifth Annual Snowflake Golf Charity Open to benefit area families in need.
 
What is the Snowflake Open?  It is a fun way to kick off the holiday merriment with our friends and colleagues, while raising money to support local families. Last year we raised $670 for our Listen Holiday Basket family, treating the three children to warm snow boots, snow pants, school clothes and a few toys, as well as a food certificate for mom and dad. We also sent $960 to the Haven to assist other local families during the holidays! Thank you everyone who supported and played with us last year!
 
We are once again pledging to support a Listen Holiday Basket family so we hope you will join us for the fun!
Tournament day is Friday, December 15th with a 2:00 p.m. shotgun start.  Participation is $10 per person and hole sponsorships are available for $25 ($35 to do both).  Once again our hole sponsors have the option of designing their own hole signs. Please see a committee member for details. We are also looking for a Snowflake Open Title Sponsor which could be yours for a $250 donation! All event reminders will include your sponsorship mention and the clubhouse treats will be offered in your name.Tournament day is Friday, December 15th with a 2:00 p.m. shotgun start.  Participation is $10 per person and hole sponsorships are available for $25 ($35 to do both).  Once again our hole sponsors have the option of designing their own hole signs. Please see a committee member for details. We are also looking for a Snowflake Open Title Sponsor which could be yours for a $250 donation! All event reminders will include your sponsorship mention and the clubhouse treats will be offered in your name. 
Refreshments will be available in the clubhouse and the awarding of prizes will begin at 4:00 p.m.
 
Please join us for an enjoyable afternoon and help support our neighbors in need this holiday season. And please feel free to extend this invitation to other friends of D-H.
 
If you want to participate, e-mail Annette.E.Moore@Hitchcock.org
 
  • Bill and Suellen are working on joint committee assignments.  Members are being asked to sign up to help in an area of interest:  Service, Youth, Fundraising.  Let Bill or Sue know how your want to be involved.
 
  • Lebanon's Holiday Party will be December 28th.  No fee for Lebanon members as it is included as part of their dues.  $15 for guests and members of Lebanon-Riverside.
 
  • Beer Fest 2018...Looking for volunteers...Marion Steiner will be the chair for this event!
 
  • Club Visioning...January 20, 2017 at DHMC.  Please respond to Bill's Doodle sign-up.
 
  • If you are thinking about going to the Toronto Rotary International Convention, sign up now to save $70.  Rates go up on Sunday.
  • We successfully collect a bounty of gifts for our Listen Family.  Bruce thanked us for our generosity. Robert is even getting two boxes of chocolate!
 
  • Park Clean-up was a success.  6 members cleared a lot of leaves.  Now the snow can blanket the park.  We can now look forward to spring clean-up.

 
Upcoming Programs and Meeting Dates
 
Each month, the first Thursday of every month will be a noon meeting. We will rotate meeting from this day on.  Meetings in January will be:  January 4th at noon, January 9 at 7 AM, January 18th at Noon, January 23rd at 7 AM.  Then February 1st will be at noon.
  • Dec 21, Noon — TBD
  • No Meeting the week of December 25, 2017 
  • January 4, Noon — TBD
  • January 9, 7 AM — TBD
  • January 18, Noon — TBD
  • Jan 23, 7 AM — Phil Bush, Lebanon Weatherize, an effort that will be coordinated through Vital Communities beginning early next year that will focus on providing energy audits at a very low $100 cost and then encouraging families to contract with local contractors who are part of the program to get work done (not usually of the "do it yourself" buttoning up type).  Some might qualify for a rebate administered through the local utility.
  • February - Date to be confirmed — Charles L. Foss, SCORE

Brags/Happy Dollars 
 
Jim Damren...He is ready for the start of Lebanon's hockey season. The season opener is tomorrow at home. They will play Windham.  On to victory!
 
Ken St. Onge...now has his second rescue dog. It is part St. Bernard. Just a little puppy smiley 
 
Jon Blogett...wanted to fine Bartolo since he gave up his shorts for long pants...must be winter.
 
Don MacMeekin...Bracing for a family invasion for Christmas.
 
Steve Cristy...His Mom celebrated her 96th birthday.
 
Joe Hindle...His daughter is finally engaged.  Her fiance talked to Joe about the plans to marry in July, they picked out an engagement ring last December...finally it is official! He also shared his journey to Texas for a wedding in Round Rock, TX this past weekend.  The weather was great.  There was a full moon. Then he had the fun of traveling back to the Upper Valley on Sunday.  Many hours in airports, and then a long drive home.
 
Ron Bedell...gave a dollar of the holiday season.  No mention of the Patriot's loss last night.  He must be depressed.
 
Steve Whitman...gave us an update on the Mascoma Interact Club. The club is growing!  Hoping to organize doing a food project in the spring.
 
Bruce Bergeron...Looking forward...not... to working with a US Department of Labor auditor today.  He is hoping the snow may keep him in Manchester.
 
Hank Clarke...He went to his daughter Wendy's home for Thanksgiving. Wendy has been working hard to get a hotel reopened in Naples Florida.  The insurance company has been paying over 400 employees who have been out of work since the storm...amazing.
 
Marilyn Bedell...Shared the news of the death of her first true nursing mentor, and matchmaker, Jean Foley.  Ron meet Marilyn, Marilyn meet Ron...Your a boy, your a girl have fun.
 
Ernst Oidtmann...is the proud father of the bride, Margaret.  Many came from around the world for the wedding.  
 
Suellen Griffin...happy to be at the meeting after an adventure of a ride up I-89
 
Bill Secord...described the joy of working with insurance adjusters after a sprinkler broke in his home.  First estimate said it would cost $9,000 and adjuster offered $3,000...working to narrow the gap.
 
Jean Wulpren...Happy to report her new employer is supportive of her involvement in Rotary.  She will be able to come to meetings.
 
Tim Guaraldi...reported that his father, Larry, and his mother, Sharon, will be taking 30 members of there family on a cruise to Bermuda in June.

Raffle
 
Jon Blodgett pulled the King of Spades...the quest for the Queen of hearts goes on. 
 
 
   Ron Bedell got the car wash. 
 
 

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