10 May 2018 Meeting
Recorder: Marilyn Bedell
Our Next Meeting
May 17, 2018
12 Noo
Dwinell Room
Harvest Hill
Speaker TBD

25th Bedell Classic
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Eastman Golf Links
11 AM Shotgun Start
All Hands on Deck
Bruce Bergeron provided an overview of the tasks we need to get accomplished in order to have a successful golf tournament.   Please consider helping prior too (finding raffle prizes and hole sponsorships); or volunteering on the day of the event (a Doodle poll will be sent to you in the very near future to sign-up to help; or plan to play in the tournament as an individual or organize a foursome; or do everything that is listed.  To be successful we all need to do a little to raise the money for all the service projects we want to do in 2018/2019.
Here is the text of the e-mail you should have received from Bruce and Bill Babineau on May 10, 2018: 
Our Golf Tournament is only 13 days away (May 24th) and it's time to make one fantastic push for players, sponsors and raffle prize donations. 
As of today we are a little short of our goal for players, hole sponsors and raffle donations, but I'm confident we can make up ground if everyone can dedicate some time to follow up with the businesses, organizations and individuals assigned to them.
At this morning's Rotary meeting we reviewed the assignment sheet in detail, and I want to thank everyone who offered to follow up with folks.  Below is a link to the spreadsheet showing everyone's assignments. 
If you were not at the meeting this morning please review the unassigned folks and let us know if you can connect with them.
Also, there a many great organizations and businesses not on the list and you are encouraged to contact them as well. Just let us know who you are contacting so we can track it.
Thanks again for your help.
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  • May 24, 2018 - Rotary Golf Tournament at Eastman.  Now is the time to recruit golfers, raffle prizes and sponsors. It is hoped that everyone will find a hole sponsor.   It is hoped you can either play golf or volunteer at the tournament.  Again, mark your calendar.
  • The following Rotarians volunteered to be scholarship essay readers:  Angela Nelson, Bruce Bergeron, Steve Whitman, Jim Damren, Will Koepenheffer, Don McMeekin, Bill Babineau, Jean Walpren.  The Tom Dauphinais. Academic Scholarship will be presented to the winner on awards night at Lebanon High School.
  • Club Changeover — Stay tuned for details.  Planning underway.
  • 4th of July 2018 — Great American Pie Buffet at the Lebanon Senior Center.  Member info:
    • All members to supply two sweet and one savory pie for the event or a member can give the club a check for $45.00 and Pie Committee will arrange to have pies made for you.
    • Each member is to sell or buy 5 tickets ($8 for adults and $5 for children under 10 years old)  
    • We will publicize and sell ticket at the Farmer's Market at Colburn Park from 4 to 7 PM on June 14, 21 and 28 (all Thursdays).  Volunteers needed to man the booth.  A good way to participate if you can't be at the event on the 4th of July.
  • August 18, 2018 — Planning for Brewfest has started.  Stay tuned for updates and Mark Your Calendar.

Park Cleanup — Here are a picture from our Park Cleanup on Monday night.  Once we have permission to post the kids pictures more will be found on our Facebook page
Happy Dollars
Steve Whitman wanted us to celebrate Don McMeekins Leadership Award he received at the District Summit.  Don thanked Steve for the mention of the award and paid a dollar for the honor.
Ernst Oidtmann shared 50 year and 100 year history of WWII and WWI in the Netherlands. 
Rich Wallace was happy to report his daughter has completed her junior year in college.
Ron Bedell was happy to report that many Rotarians from our Club were at the District Summit at the Mount Washington Hotel.
Steve Langley reported he had a lovely time in the Outer Banks for North Carolina.  He was happy to miss the overly cold weather here in the Upper Valley.
Marilyn Bedell — is happy to be headed to England on the District Friendship Exchange next Thursday.
Karen Zook is looking forward to the grand reopening of Scratch on 1 June.  Loads to do, and a lot of packing and then unpacking in her future.
Tim Guaraldi -Family cruise coming up in June.  Cruise Ship want everyone to list emergency contact state-side...all of the family will be on the ship...What to do?
Bill Secord was happy to report that our combined clubs received a Teamwork Award at the District Summit.  District Governor Eric Denu recognized the club for Making a Difference.

Very Sad News
Keep former member Jay Simms in your thoughts.  His son Tyler Simms died on April 29, 2018.

Card Raffle — Jean Walpren pulled the 9 of spades...the hunt for the queen of hearts goes on.

Car Wash — Was won by Ernst Oidtmann

Rotary's New Vision Statement
Why Should You Care?
By Stephanie A. Urchick, chair of Rotary’s Strategic Planning Committee

We are now more than a year into the process of revisiting Rotary’s strategic plan, a process that will allow us to examine our strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats in order to move the organization in a direction that will allow Rotary to thrive in the years ahead. Our new vision statement is the first lap in that three-year journey.

You may have seen the vision statement and wondered what its relevance is to you. If Rotary were a ship approaching land, our new vision statement would be the lighthouse that keeps us from running aground. Our vision statement explains what we want to achieve, in the same way that our mission statement explains our focus, and our strategic plan represents how we are going to get there. Continuing here

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