3 May 2018 Meeting
Recorder: Marilyn Bedell
Our Next Meeting
May 10, 2018
7 AM
Dwinell Room
Harvest Hill
Speaker TBD

Suellen commented that setting up for today's meeting at the Kilton Library was a true example of Rotary Service.  She put a call out that volunteers would be needed to set up the conference space with tables and chairs.  It didn't take long for a merry band of Rotarians to get the room set-up prior to the start of the meeting at 12 noon. We had many folks help with clean-up and putting away everything we used. Thanks to John Yacavone for organizing the box lunches with Harvest Hill, and getting them to the meeting.  Thanks to Rob and Jenn for dealing with trash and recyclables.  Proving once again that many hands make light of the work.  It makes the work fun too.

Reminders 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 Ernest Oidtmann's Office at 252 Mechanic Street Lebanon, NH at 9 AM
  • May 7, 2018 — Riverside Park Clean-up with the Boy Scouts at 5:30 PM
  • Baker's Crossing Park Clean-up  — Date to be determined.
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Program — Lebanon Airport Update
Speaker:  Our own...Rick Dyment, Airport Manager
Rick provided an overview of all the activities that happen on airport property.
Rick reminded us that tours of the airport can be arranged.  If you are interested contact him to arrange a tour. 
We learned the airport covers 600 acres.  Over 10,000 passengers fly to and from Lebanon every year.  He reminded us that flying Cape Air can get you to Boston in just under one hour; and from there you can find many non-stop domestic and international flights.  
He shared information about the various businesses that are on the airport property including:
Cape Air — From the Cape Air web page: Cape Air operates a fleet of 83 Cessna 402s, 4 Britten-Norman Islanders and 2 ATRs, with up to 525 flights per day during high season. Last year Cape Air carried over 686,000 passengers, making us one of the largest regional airlines in the United States.
Granite Air Center — From the Granite Air Center web page: We are Lebanon Airport's locally owned fixed base operator, providing refueling, hangar storage, parking, aircraft maintenance, and many other services.
Sharkey Helicopter — From the Sharkey Helicopter web page: Welcome to Sharkey's Helicopters, Inc. We are a midsize helicopter company based out of  tax free New Hampshire. We specialize in Bell and Enstrom helicopters, which we service, sell parts, charter and give flight instructions. 
Several other businesses were mentioned, but your recorder write down info about them.
We also learned that the Police Department sits on airport land.
Rick described many project and proposed projects for the airport.  The airport Master Plan can be found at by clicking here.

  • The Interact Charter Ceremony was held on April 30, 2018 — See the home page for Lebanon-Riverside or Facebook for Lebanon Riverside for pictures.
  • Sue Donnelly announced that we will have 4 Students attending RLYA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award) conference at Lyndon State College (now Northern Vermont University).   See below for more information about RYLA.
  • 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.
  • Club Changeover — Michelle Buck and Steve Christy have started planning Changeover.  A Doodle Poll will be done to determine our preferences...Indoor vs. Outdoor; May 31 vs. June 20.  It is hoped that everyone will make an effort to be part of our first joint changeover as the new Rotary Club of Lebanon.
  • 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 - Fessed up that he went to Harvest Hill prior to coming to Kilton.
Hank Clarke — His post vacation funk subsided with the lovely weather yesterday. He is enjoying being a volunteer driver for Veterans.
Bruce Bergeron — Our car fanatic fessed up that inadvertently added windshield washer fluid into the oil cap...its tough being human.  He was able to drain the oil/windshield mixture before it caused engine damage.  He also accepted his fine for the article he was featured in about buying Jakes.
Marilyn Bedell — is happy to see forsythia in bloom!
During brags...there was some fighting over oreo cookies...hummmmm 

Card Raffle — Marion Steiner pulled the King of Diamonds
Car Wash — Was won by Bruce Pacht

What is RYLA?
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a leadership program coordinated by Rotary Clubs around the globe. Each year, thousands of young people participate in this program. Young people ages 13–30 are sponsored by Rotary Clubs to attend the event run by the club's district committee.
Participants are chosen for their leadership potential. Rotary Clubs and the Rotary District cover all expenses for the participants. The format of the event vary from district to district, but commonly take the form of a seminar, camp, or workshop to discuss leadership skills and to learn those skills through practice. Rotary clubs and districts select participants and facilitate the event's curriculum.
RYLA aims to:
  • Demonstrate Rotary's respect and concern for youth;
  • Provide an effective training experience for selected youth and potential leaders;
  • Encourage leadership of youth by youth;
  • Recognise publicly young people who are rendering service to their communities.
Every RYLA program covers the following core topics:
  • Fundamentals of leadership
  • Ethics of positive leadership
  • Importance of communication skills in effective leadership
  • Problem-solving and conflict management
  • Rotary's purpose and service to the community
  • Building self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Elements of community and global citizenship

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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