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26 April 2018 Meeting
Recorder: Marilyn Bedell
 
Reminder 
THURSDAY
3 MAY,2018
12 NOON. 
OUR NEXT MEETING
KILTON LIBRARY
WEST LEBANON. 
A BROWN BAG LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED. 
Speaker:  Sean Flemming, Director of Lebanon Libraries.
 

Moorings:
Now that spring is almost here it is time to think about clean-up projects so mark you calendar, and ask your friends to join us and other organizations:
  • April 29, 2018 — Lebanon Greenway Clean-up from 1 to 3 Pm
  • May 5, 2018 — City roadside clean-up.  Meet at Colburn Park across from City Hall at 9:00 AM to get your assignment
  • May 7, 2018 — Riverside Park Clean-up with the Boy Scouts
  • Baker's Crossing Park Clean-up  — Date to be determined.
Hopefully we can get these projects done and beat the arrival of black flies.
 
 
 
 

Program — Charlie Foss from SCORE

Charlie Foss - SCORE

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Charlie Foss is a member of the New London, NH Rotary Club and a SCORE volunteer/mentor. As a mentor for SCORE he is helping entrepenuers/small business owners achieve their goals, whether starting or expanding a business, by connecting them to experience mentors who can guide and advise them in their business decisions.
 
Some info about SCORE

SCORE is the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, with more than 10,000 volunteers in 300 chapters.

As a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), SCORE has helped more than 10 million entrepreneurs through mentoring, workshops and educational resources since 1964. Score's Mission values and goals:

Score's Values/Beliefs

Clients Matter
Our clients' success is our success.

Small Business Matters
Small business is the engine of our national economy through business formation, job creation and wealth building. Small businesses and their support are critical to vibrant communities in our society.

Giving Back Matters
We give volunteers, stakeholders and sponsors the ability to give back to communities through their support of SCORE. Successful small business owners understand the importance of giving back to their communities.

Volunteers Matter
SCORE is volunteer business people helping small business people solve business problems. Volunteers give freely of their time, energy and knowledge to help others. SCORE volunteers donate over 1 million hours of their time each year to support their communities.

Experience Matters
A client’s experience matters – the truest measure of our mission and our service – we ensure that our clients have a positive experience. A volunteer’s experience matters – their relevant knowledge, wisdom and experience serve our clients through mentorship and education. A volunteer’s experience with SCORE matters – we ensure that volunteers find value and satisfaction while engaged with SCORE.

Relationships Matter
In relationships, we act with integrity, respect, honesty, purpose, and professionalism. We listen with an open mind, encourage and openly communicate with all people seeking help from SCORE. Personal, long-term relationships are a driver of small business success. Community alliances are critical to the success of SCORE.

Diversity Matters
We believe in the importance, value and power of diversity – diversity of people and diversity of thought. The diversity of race, gender, ethnicity, geography, and experience is important and valuable in SCORE. We strive to achieve diversity of our volunteer corps, staff, board and clients.

Lifelong Learning Matters
We believe that small business owners who are lifetime learners adapt to change more readily and are more successful. Volunteers as lifelong learners remain relevant, achieve personal satisfaction and growth.

 
The Upper Valley has 35 volunteers.  They provide services to about 200 busisness/year.  They teach 30 courses.
 
The following banks support Score:  Mascoma, Lake Sunapee, Citizens and Ledyard.
 
Read more about SCORE at https://www.score.org/

Announcements
 
MARK YOUR CALENDARS 
 
  • Change of Location May 3, 2018 — Our lunch meeting on May 3, 2018 will be at the Kilton Library at 12 noon.  Brown bag lunches will be provided.  Speaker Sean Flemming, Library Director
 
  • City and Park Clean-up...See Moorings for dates, location and times.
 
  • April 30, 2018 — Charter Ceremony for the the Lebanon High School Interact Club.  Members are encouraged to come and support this new clubs.  Food will be served. Cost for member $15.  Please let Sue Donnelly know if you can attend.  She want to make sure there is enough food for all. 
 
  • 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.
  • 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.

Happy Dollars
 
 
Tim Guaraldi - Doing a happy dance as he won a lottery to hunt elk [Wapiti, a Native American word for Elk] in Arizona
 
Hank Clarke — His post vacation funk subsided with the lovely weather over the weekend. He enjoyed a sandwich at Moe's Sandwiches in Portsmouth...sounds like it was a very yummy sandwich.
 
Paul Boucher — Celebrating 61 years in Boy Scouts; 16 years as a deacon in his church.
 
Bruce Bergeron — Enjoyed a vacation in Cabo San Lucas.  Spent the weekend at the track in Watkins Glen. Despite cold, raining...miserable weather and the car breaking down his team came in second in their class. The team did leave early when they ran out of tires. Happy they had no accidents. Bruce received many congratulations from members who commented on his purchase of Jake's stores.  Bruce announced the hearing in Enfield resulted in approval for completing the Jake's in Enfield.
 
Rich Wallace — Celebrating his wedding anniversary.  Happy about web site development for Valley News.
 
Bill Secord — Advertised the upcoming Bel Conto Singers Concert on April 28 and 29.  For info about Take Me to the Water Click Here
 
Paul Tierney — Celebrating his son's birthday.  Proud of his work as a project manager at Apple.  Marilyn then asked for his contact information as she is learning how to us her new Apple i phone 8.
 
 

Card Raffle — Angela Nelson pulled the 8 of Spades
 
Car Wash — Was won by Jennifer Grant

 
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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 reading...click here


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