On Tuesday, however, the club did something a little different. Gwynn Lanius, who records video at each meeting, put together a “blooper reel,” featuring some of the funniest moments at club meetings over the years.
“Our program today has absolutely nothing to do with education or information or inspiration or anything like that,” Lanius said as he introduced the first video clip. “It’s the lighter side of Rotary.”
The video featured past and present Rotarians, past club presidents and guest speakers. A common theme was Rotary members who were ad-libbing while speaking in front of the group.
“I hope you all enjoy it; this is yet to be rated,” Lanius joked.
Lanius sits near the front of the room at each meeting and captures the full meeting, including announcements, introductions of guests and visiting Rotarians and the week’s program.
“There are several things that my little camera just hasn’t been able to get because it’s not in the right place at the right time,” he said.
The club watched several clips, but there were still probably a dozen or so clips left at about 1 p.m., when the meetings generally end.
“Maybe we can make this a continuing series,” Lanius said.
The Lebanon Noon Rotary Club meets each Tuesday at noon at the Lebanon Golf & Country Club. The Rotary Club is always accepting new members.
For information about joining the club, contact club president Michael Ayalon at 516-642-3108 or visit lebanonnoonrotary.com.