Welcome to the Rotary Club of Lebanon


Service Above Self

1st and 3rd of every month on Thursday at 12 Noon; 2nd and 4th Thursday at 7 AM
Harvest Hill (behind Alice Peck Day Hospital)
10 Alice Peck Day Drive (Dwinell Room)
Lebanon, NH  03766
United States of America
(603) 448-0126
Marcos Stafne, the Executive Director at the Montshire Museum of Science
Marcos Stafne
Marcos began is talk letting us know that this is the third time he has been invited to give a talk at the Rotary Club of Lebanon.  Each time he has been invited by Steve Christy.  At each visit Steve has not been present for his talk.  He knows Rotarians like the fine members for transgressions and suggested with a smile that Steve should receive a $3.00 fine at the next meeting.
Marcos went on to give us a great update about all that is happening at the Montshire.  
He shared the organizations mission statement:
Montshire Museum’s mission is to awaken and encourage a lifelong interest in science through exhibits and programming dedicated to hands-on discovery and education for people of all ages. Unique to this mission is Montshire’s 100-acre New England riverfront setting, which fosters deep and creative learning in both the physical and natural sciences.
Betsy Coble - Update on our Addiction Recovery Coach District Grant
Betsy Coble
Betsy was introduced by Michelle Buck who acknowledged all the work Betsy has done to keep our grant moving forward.  Kudos to Betsy
Betsy reminded us that the $6,000 grant [$3,000 coming from our club's charities funds, and $3,000 coming from The Rotary Foundation] is being used to help educated Recovery Coaches who will be working in the the Emergency Department at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.  We are providing funds to support courses that every recovery coach must take to be certified to work with patients.
To date, we have funded one course that covers HIV/AIDS (November 3).  In December (December 13) there will be a course that covers motivational interviewing.  This course is full and has a waiting list.

From Wikipedia: There are four overlapping processes that comprise Motivational Interviewing: engaging, focusing, evoking and planning. They are both sequential and recursive, and often depicted in diagrams as stair steps, with engaging at the bottom as the first step.

  1. Engaging: the process of establishing a working relationship based on trust and respect. The client should be doing most of the talking, as the counselor utilizes the skill of reflective listening throughout the process. Both the client and counselor make an agreement on treatment goals and on collaborate the tasks that will help the client reach those goals.
  2. Focusing: the ongoing process of seeking and maintaining direction.[12]
  3. Evoking: eliciting the client's own motivations for change, while evoking hope and confidence.
  4. Planning: involves the client making a commitment to change, and together with the counselor, developing a specific plan of action.
The grant money is to be spent by 15 May.  We will be asking a graduate of the program to come and tell us about their educational experience.
We view the 2008 film, the Final Inch.  This 40 minute film reviews Rotary, the World Health Organization, UNICEF and the Centers for Disease Controls efforts to eradicate polio.  The film focuses on the challenges that were faced to tackle the eradication efforts in India.  Since 2011 there have been no polio cases in India.  We are still facing the challenges of eradicating polio in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and our ongoing efforts to assure that polio has been eradicated in Nigeria.
Why give to the Rotary Foundation Annual Fund?
Our District Rotary Foundation Grant for Addiction Recovery Coaches Approved!
What, specifically, will the grant money be used for?
This grant is education funding for recovery coaches to obtain certification. The money will be used to sponsor the educational program to train twelve qualified substance-abuse recovery coaches and to provide them with dedicated Chromebook notebook computers to record patient information and the related treatment-plan data to assure continuity of treatment and confidential case information. Cost per student: approximately $500. In addition we will use up to $500 to help coaches provide patients with support they may need, such as transportation, child care, clothing, and other related support services.
Michelle Buck
Steve Christy
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Upcoming Rotary Programs
November 15, Marcos Stafne, the Executive Director at the Montshire Museum of Science
November 29, 5th Tuesday will be a a breakfast meeting (7 AM).  Program - Classification Talk - Melissa Mooney
December 6. 2018 - Service Project Meeting at LISTEN - We will be "Holiday Basket Helpers".  We will meet at the Listen, 60 Hanover Street, Lebanon (the former Lebanon Store...not the new facility.
December 13, Adoption---The gift of a loving family  which promotes the adoption of orphaned children
December 20, TBD
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