Amazing how something so small can be so disruptive.

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Our speakers, Paul Coats, Director of Lebanon Parks and Recreation and Kristen Coats, Non-Profit Community Building shared how they spent their one year sabbatical touring the United States and New Zealand.  
Paul and Kristen shared how the trip informed and changed them, and how the trip help energize them for their return to Lebanon.
They shared that their jobs often prevented them from spending time together.  Both had been working many hours during the day, and many times extending into the evenings. They reflected that they wanted to spend more time together.  The sabbatical provided the opportunity for them to work and be together.  Through many recreational activities on their trip, they have returned with new ideas of ways to make parks and recreation better in Lebanon.
Kristen explained that here in the Upper Valley, she was paying attention to people in communities and how they paid attention to things like addiction, public places for people to be.  This trip afforded her an opportunity to learn new ways of thinking from others.
  • Vaccines and the Van — Dan Affeldt
Four Drive-Thru Flu Vaccine Clinic are  now completed.  Dan Affeldt helped in Orford.  Ron Bedell, John Yacavone, Dan Affeldt, Angela Nelson and Marilyn Bedell helped at Plainfield. Paul Boucher, Tim Guaraldi, Bruce Bergeron, Cindy Jerome, Ron Bedell, Marilyn Bedell, Dan Affeldt, David Crandall and Bruce Pacht. Dan Affeldt, Bruce Pacht, Ernst Oidtmann (physician in charge), and Rolf Zuk from the Cohase Rotary Club volunteered in Bradford, VT.
Rotary International Paul Harris Recognition in Honor of Paul Coats, Director Lebanon Parks and Recreation
Press Release
October 22, 2020 – Bruce Bergeron, Jake’s Markets and Deli and member of the Rotary Club of Lebanon, NH, Community Service’s Committee had the honor of presenting a Rotary International Paul Harris Recognition to Paul Coats, Director, Lebanon Parks, and Recreation.
Coats was recognized for the profound difference he has made in our community.  He has been a true steward of the parks, athletics and recreation for the residents of Lebanon and most specifically, our city’s youth. 
Paul served as a Recreation Coordinator from his arrival in 2001 through 2010 and as the Recreation and Parks Director from 2010 until the present, recently celebrating his 10 year anniversary.
Paul is a tireless worker with a very strong passion for his job.  He can be found at events and activities all over the City, and his presence in our community has made a positive impact since his arrival. Recreation is the fuel that keeps Paul Coats going.
Paul is an exceedingly worthy recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow. 
Rotary International Paul Harris Recognition in Honor of Joanne Conroy, MD, CEO Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health
Press Release
September 10, 2020 – Karen Clements, Chief Nursing Officer, Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Lebanon and member of the Rotary Club of Lebanon, NH, had the honor of presenting a Rotary International Paul Harris Recognition on behalf of Club President Ronald J Bedell at the Board of Governors and Senior Leadership Group meeting at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH on September 10, 2020.
Conroy was recognized for her service to the City of Lebanon and the wider service area of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health. During the last several months, Conroy maintained a steadfast, calm, science, and evidenced-based approach to leading the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital, our communities, and the state through the COVID-19 pandemic. 
In the early days of the pandemic, Conroy recognized that the priorities of communication, education, effective incident command and leadership visibility would build a foundation of trust with both our staff and the communities served by Dartmouth-Hitchcock.  Her firm commitment to the safety of patients and staff were the cornerstones of all decisions made by Conroy and her leadership teams at various facilities across the state of New Hampshire and Vermont.
Rotary Club of Lebanon, NH
27th Bedell Classic Golf Tournament
September 17, 2020
The 27th Bedell Classic is now complete. Thanks to all of our players and sponsors for their support. 
Our Rotary Member Sponors
Karen Clements
Ron and Marilyn Bedell
We will use the funds we raised wisely to support both local and international projects, especially those focused on youth.
Our local projects have included the Riverside Community Park, Little Libraries of Lebanon, food drives and holiday baskets for the Listen Center. In the schools we provide every 1st grader with a book of their own called a 1st grade reader. In the High School we provide Scholarships and Youth Leadership Training. Internationally, we are involved in projects for water, sanitation and hygiene in Ghana and literacy in South Africa.
Eastman Golf Links in Grantham, NH
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Thanks to Plymouth, NH Rotarian and Owner of the Common Man Restaurants, Alex Ray we were be able to provide FREE washable face masks to folks in the Upper Valley.  We issued approximately 3,200 masks to households in the Upper Valley and beyond.  We had cars from beyond NH and Vt.  We gave two masks to each person in a household, one to wear and one to wash. We had fun working with the Rotary Club of Hanover and were appreciative of the support we got from from the Upper Valley Business Alliance, the Upper Valley Young Professionals, and our Interactors from Mascoma High School.  Check out the article in the Valley News on Sunday about Mask Up Upper Valley.  Click Here
Once again, folks coming for masks were very generous, and donated $2,061.62 which will be split between The Haven and Listen for food needs in the Upper Valley.  In addition we were able to donate some masks to the Hanover, Lebanon and Hartford police departments to be able to distribute to individuals not wearing masks when they should be as new rules have been put in place to require masks in our communities.
Photos by Bill Secord
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