About Our Club

PO Box 5394

West Lebanon, NH  03784

 
 
 
Rotary Club of Lebanon Riverside, NH
Service Above Self
 
 
They Profit Most Who Serves the Best
 
 
 
What is Rotary International?
 
Rotary International (RI) is a worldwide network of inspired individuals who translate their passions into relevant social causes to change lives in communities.
RI is the world’s first service organization, made up of over 33,000 clubs and 1.2 million members worldwide.
RI is essentially a grassroots group, with most of its service efforts carried out at the club level. Rotary Clubs are organized into districts to help guide and support the clubs regionally.
 
The district and international structure is designed to help clubs perform more service both locally and abroad.
 
What is the Rotary Club of Lebanon-Riverside?
 
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.
Vision Statement – The Lebanon Riverside Rotary club will be a vibrant club as measured by having:
 
  • A good mix of age and gender in membership,
  • An engaged/active membership
  • Excellent programs that educate our members about our community and the world
  • A strong financial base,
  • A plan to grow a strong leadership base.
 
 
The Object of Rotary

The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster-

FIRST. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;

SECOND. High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society;

THIRD. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business, and community life;

FOURTH. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.
 
Our Ethical Framework: The Four-Way Test
 
The Four-Way Test of the things we think, say or do:
 
First, is it the TRUTH?
Second, is it FAIR to all concerned?
Third, will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
Fourth, will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
 
 
The Four-Way Test is the guiding principle of Rotary, and members pledge to follow its ideals in both their professional and personal lives. The Test was created in 1932 by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor as he re-built a bankrupt company in the midst of the Great Depression
Rotary Membership Requirements:
 
Rotary International Requires:
 
  • All clubs to participate in service projects that align with Rotary’s 5 Avenues of Service: club, vocational, community, international, and youth services.
  • All members help sustain or increase the membership base of Rotary.
  • All members support The Rotary Foundation financially and through program participation.
  • All clubs to develop leaders capable of serving Rotary, both at the club level and beyond.
  • All members to attend 50% of weekly club meetings in each half of the calendar year. Rotarians are encouraged to expand their horizons by making up any missed meetings with any other Rotary club in the world... Make ups can also be made at club board meetings, service projects, or via online
 E-clubs meetings.
 
Our Club Requires:
 
  • Dues payments of $220 annually. Part of our dues goes to Rotary International, part to Rotary District 7850 and part stays with the club to cover administrative costs.
Rotary International dues:
The Rotarian magazine, and insurance  $82.40
 
District Dues:                    $38.00 per member
 
And the Club pays the District an assessment of $250 for President-elect Training and $225 for District Training of all officers and committee members. These training sessions are available to all members without cost.
 
Club:                    The remainder of the dues
 
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  • Meal payments of $10 per meeting to cover the cost of the hot buffet breakfast.  (In additional a raffle ticket(s) can be bought for $1 each).
We encourage:
Participation in Every Rotarian, Every Year, giving to the Rotary Foundation (suggested annual contribution $100) to increase funding available to the club for local and international projects via District & Global grants.
 
   
   
 
Club
Service
(Strengthening our club)
Vocational Service
(Serving through our professions)
Community Service
(Improving our Community)
International Service
(Promoting world understanding and peace)
New Generations
(Developing the next generation of community leaders)
-Join a committee
-Lead a service project
-Find a program speaker
-Host a fellowship event
-Contribute to the Newsletter
-Join a committee
-Attend a Board Meeting
-Attend a District Event
-Be a greeter
-Encourage fellowship
-Attend an International Convention
-Attend Rotary Leadership Institute
-Give a Classification Talk
-Mentor a Student
--Follow the 4-Way test
-Involve your company
-Organize or judge our speech contest
-Attend an ethics seminar
-Determine ways we can maximize the use or our various professions
 
-Help with a food drive or community dinner
-Organize a community forum on a Rotary Topic
-Maintain Riverside Park
-Distribute our First Grade books
-Help determine where we will donate funds we raise
-Identify new community service projects
-Ask others to join our community service projects
-Support Polio eradication efforts
-Donate to Shelter box
-Host a Youth Exchange student
- Work on a Clean Water Project
-Provide First Grade Books in Spanish
-Host a Rotary Friendship Exchange visitor
-Travel to another country to do a service project or as part of a friendship exchange
-Support initiating an Interact Club
-Find a Peace Scholar candidate
--Find students for & participate in Rotary‘s Youth Leadership Award Conference
-Provide Career Mentoring
 
Lebanon-Riverside Rotary:  serving the youth of Lebanon and the world.