Meeting 1 March 2018
Rotary Club of Lebanon Votes on Merging with Rotary Club of Lebanon-Riverside
Suellen Griffen, Rotary Club of Lebanon's President outlined the pros and cons of merging with the Rotary Club of Lebanon-Riverside.
  • Rotary in Lebanon will be less confusing to businesses and residents in the city.  Rotary will have a unified voice in Lebanon.
  • With more members we should be able to do more service in the community
  • More fellowship.  We will all get to know more people who work and live in Lebanon
  • The merger can lead to a more dynamic/engaged club
  • With more members, membership fees may be reduced.
  • Some people will never be able to go to a breakfast meeting, some will never be able to go to a lunch meeting.
Suellen added that the Rotary Club of Lebanon's Board supports the merger.  In addition, Suellen let members know that for the first full Rotary year, we would have two sets of officers who will come together as a combined board.
Vote was then taken:  33 in favor of the merger, one opposed. (Combined vote from members at the meeting, and from those who voted online.
Both clubs have now agreed to merge! 
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Don MacMeekin put a call out for additional individuals from both clubs to join the consolidation team to discuss next steps to prepare us to be one club by 1 July.  If you weren't at the meeting, or didn't get to sign the "sign-up sheet", let Bill Secord know so you can be added to the group.  This group will help shape our club's future.

Next Meeting 
March 8, 2018 
7 AM
A New Kind of American Justice
A Grafton County Drug Court Success Story

New Member Induction
Join in welcoming our newest member, Laura Zentmaier.  Her sponsor was Tim Gauraldi.  

REMINDER: All of our meeting will be on Thursdays.
MARK YOU CALENDARS!  This will be a five month trial through June 2018.
  • Thursday, March 15 at 12 noon
  • Thursday, March 22 at 7 AM
  • Thursday, March 29 will be a social meeting from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM, at a place to be determined.  Friends and family welcome to attend.
  • Thursday, April 5 12 noon
  • Thursday, April 12 7 AM
  • Thursday, April 19 12 Noon
  • Thursday, April 26, 7 AM

  • First Grade Readers have arrived.  A date for delivery of the books to Lebanon 1st Graders will be set for late April or early May. 
  • Save these Dates! All hands on deck!
    • 2018 Golf Tournament will be May 23 or 24, 2018 [Golf Committee to finalize date soon]
    • 2018 Great American Pie Buffet on the 4th of July
    • 2018 Brew Fest will be August 18, 2018 in Colburn Park in Lebanon. 
It's not to soon to begin looking for sponsors for our Brew Fest and the Golf Tournament.
  • RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award) Conference is looking for volunteer to help a the event being held at Lyndon State College from June 22 to June 24.  
 Goals of RYLA are to:
  • demonstrate Rotary’s values of service, high ethical standards, and world peace through a program validating Rotary's respect and concern for youth;
  • encourage and assist young people in responsible and effective voluntary youth leadership by providing them with a valuable and effective training experience;
  • foster continued & stronger leadership of youth by youth;  and
  • recognize and reward publicly young people who are rendering service to their communities as youth leaders
See Sue Donnelly if you want to know more about this great way to help our region grow leaders for their schools.

Upcoming Programs and Meeting Dates
  • March 15, 2018 — Heidi Healman - Heidi Heilman is a Rotarian and Founder of EdventiHeidi has worked in the youth substance abuse prevention field for over 25 years. Her experience in drug policy, prevention and treatment has helped advance the mission of several noteworthy service organizations working to address youth risk and promote healthy development.  Heidi led the founding and continues to serve as President of the Massachusetts Prevention Alliance, a non-profit educational and advocacy organization serving to protect the health and well-being of youth through sound public health policy. We may have an opportunity to be part of a Rotary Global Grant that is being spearheaded by Heidi.  Heidi will be joined by Rotary Action Group for Addiction Prevention, Paul Sullivan.
  • March/April ?, 2018 — Charles L. Foss, SCORE (Charles has asked to be rescheduled)

 Tim Guaraldi pulled the seven of Diamonds, the hunt for the Queen of Hearts continues.
 Car Wash won by Bill Secord  

Rotaract - 50th Anniversary

50 years ago, the first Rotaract club was formed to give young adults a place to connect and take action for good. Rotaract members from each decade share what the program was like and how it shaped their lives.

Rotaract clubs bring together people ages 18-30 to exchange ideas with leaders in the community, develop leadership and professional skills, and have fun through service.

In communities worldwide, Rotary and Rotaract members work side by side to take action through service. From big cities to rural villages, Rotaract is changing communities like yours.

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The 2019 Rotary Peace Fellowship application is now available. 

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Applicants must apply to their districts by 31 May. Districts need to submit endorsed applications to The Rotary Foundation by 1 July.  


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