June 14, 2018 Meeting


The trees are planted!
Thank you, Evan!
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.

Meeting Schedule

June 28 — Changeover meeting! at Riverside Park at 6:00 p.m. Complete this Doodle for menu choice and attendance:


  • Beginning shortly after July 1, the invoices for dues will be sent out to all members. Dues will be $50 a month and will include the price for all meals—breakfast and lunch. If this process will present a problem for you, please contact Suellen Griffin or Bill Secord as soon as possible.
  • Fourth of July 2018—Great American Pie Buffet at the Lebanon Senior Center.
    The sign-up sheet for what type of pies is being circulated.
Member information: 
  • All members to supply two sweet and one savory pie. Or a member can give the club a check for $45.00, and the pie committee will have the pies made or purchased;
  • Each member is to sell or buy five tickets ($8 for adults and $5 for children under 10 years old);
  • We will publicize and sell tickets at the Farmers' Market at Colburn Park from 4 to 7 p.m. on June 21 and 28 (Thursdays). We need volunteers to cover the booth. This venue gives everyone an opportunity to sell his/her tickets and to participate if he/she can't be at the event on July Fourth.
  • We are close to having 100% of our membership donating to The Foundation this year. If you haven't donated yet, please donate any amount ($26.50 being the amount of the first donation made by Paul Harris). Use this link Click on the Blue "Annual Fund" box.
  • The ClubRunner webpages for our two clubs will be consolidated on June 30: we will have one presence on the Web! Our member list for the 2018-19 Rotary year needs to be finalized by that date for RI.

Steve Langley: Wife retired after today.

Bruce Bergeron: Moved son home from Virginia. Participated in F1 race in Old Montreal last week. Went with daughter to Dave Matthews show last night was thankful they made it home late at night without hitting any animals. Had a successful Listen Dinner last Tuesday prepared and served meatloaf for 92 people.

Dean Cashman: Hosting Drew Tipton.

Hank Clarke: Participated in the Listen Dinner, played in Dorsett Croquet club—grateful no injuries.

Jim Damren: Son Ryan turned 21, gone to Chicago to work at a hockey camp. Son Nate working in hockey camp in Alaska.

Don MacMeekin: Surviving visit of six grandchildren.

Suellen Griffin: Went to the Finger-lakes vineyard in NY. Wonderful—advised all should visit if we ever get the chance.

Ernst Oidtmann: While paddling, asked kayakers if they had seen the crocodiles. Participated in Rotary service project to clean up the sandbar. Photo is someone we will not mention resting while others were cleaning.

Paul Boucher: Wife also retired today.

Willy Koppenheffer: Made us aware it is National Homeowner Celebration month. He has a new roof. Great pine tree fell in his yard is finally cleaned up stump and all.

Rob Taylor : Graduated from Upper Valley Leadership program. It was  10 month course. He is very glad he did it. Photo in the Valley News of him at five years of age! 

Rich Wallace: Went to Maine to see nephew graduate.

Bruce Pacht: Partner Laurie is president of her church congregation, had dinner with outgoing minister at The Common Man

Jean Wulpern: celebrated her 33rd wedding anniversary on Wednesday.

Evan Leary: Rotarians planted 60 trees on the Lebanon on the Rail Trail and next to the Lyman Bridge last Saturday.

Jon Blodgett: Also celebrating his 33rd wedding anniversary.

Bob Gasser: Will be going with daughter on an inspection cruise in August. Spoke of how important it is to have  sense of humor through illness. Describes that he has been losing weight and inadvertently mooned the LPD when his pants fell down while removing his assistive device from his trunk. Jim Alexander determined that the move was intentional. 

Laura Zentmaier: Children only have two more weeks of school . Daughter flew on her own to Cypress. Celebrated her 22nd wedding anniversary on Wednesday. She completed the twelve-week reality show; she is the Winner!

Bill Secord: Granddaughter flew to Denmark—first time flying.  Granddaughter will be staying for two months with the same host family that his daughter stayed with when in high school.

Tim Guaraldi: Had a yard-sale, stated his wife has  policy if something has not moved in a year, it is in the yard sale; therefore, Tim tries not to stand still for very long.


Ticket for card drawing was #876. Jean Wulpern drew the Jack of Diamonds.

Suellen won the carwash with ticket # 895.


President Suellen inducted Ed Freeman.

Bill Secord presented Dean Cashman with Paul Harris pin with three sapphires.

Bruce Bergeron mentioned service club opportunity to join Cover to help paint on June 21, 22 & 23.

Steve Christy: gave details regarding Changeover, It will be held June 28th at Riverside park catered by Big Fatty’s and Maple Street. Steve will be sending email communication on Thursday.

Club voted to hold the July 5th meeting.

Tim Guaraldi provide Pie updates: Farmers market started on Thursday;Tim will be there from 4-7, invited others to come sell their pie tickets. Sign up sheet went around; we still need volunteers to work night before and day of the event.

Bruce Pacht provided update on visioning. Bill Secord, Bruce Pacht and Bruce Bergeron will get together to compile priorities and goals that came out of visioning session to provide to the board and club. The goal is this will be prepared prior to the July 11 meeting of the visioning committee so that committee can finalize the document.

Bruce Bergeron gave update Golf Tournament—current amount raised is $10,000 awaiting final tally.

Bruce Bergeron thanked everyone who participated in First-grade readers project.


Harpist Patricia Williams
Patricia aka Patty certified harp therapist played multiple tunes on her double strung harp, including "Amazing Grace," where the group joined in singing.  Patty shared that she reached 1000 hours of playing as therapist last week . Patty shared wonderful heartwarming stories of her work playing at the community center where she works. Patty described how the music settles the Alzheimer's patients. The book that was donated in Patty’s name to the Kilton Library is “Weeds of the Way."
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