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
A day of service in pictures
Listen Holiday Basket Helpers and
A Celebration of our RLYArains 
(Rotary Youth Leadership Award Recipients
from Lebanon High school) 
Organizing Gift Bags
Breaking Down Boxes
Eating Lunch
Celebrating our RYLArians and Interactors
Learning About Listen
Melissa Mooney's  Classification talk - Meet Liss
Melissa is our president-elect.  She shared the she grew up locally.  She is married and has a daughter who is a senior at Lebanon High and has received a variety of scholarship opportunities from various colleges.  She is very proud of her accomplishments academically.  Her son is 15 and doing well too.
She then went on to share her vocational experiences as a nurse.
Although she started her nursing program just out of high school she won’t call it a “calling”. It just seemed to be the best option at the time.  She shared that her mother is a nurse.  Her mother always shared that as a nurse she could pursue a large variety of roles in the field of nursing.
She started her nursing career at Springfield Hospital working permanent nights, a challenging job. She was there for a year and half and then decided to become a traveling nurse.  [Travel nursing is a nursing assignment concept that developed in response to the nursing shortage. This industry supplies nurses who travel to work in temporary nursing positions, mostly in hospitals.]
As a traveler she headed to the Dallas area.  This is where she met her husband.  Once they had children they returned to the Upper Valley.  She was able to work per diem to avoid having her kids in daycare.  Once the kids started school, she was bored and made the decision to back to school to get her Master’s degree. 
Liss then accepted a position at Alice Peck Day Hospital prior to accepting her current job at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC), where she accepted the position of Director Nursing Staffing Support, Patient Flow, and Nursing Management Systems. 
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.
Michelle Buck
Steve Christy
Club Executives & Directors
Vice President
Vice President
Assistant Treasurer
Past President
Past President
International Service
Charities Board Treasurer
Sergeant at Arms
Youth Service
Youth Service
Web Master
Service Projects
Service Projects
Rotary Foundation Chair
The Rotary Foundation
Upcoming Rotary Programs
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, Holiday Party and Yankee Swap at Dowd's Country Inn at 5:30 PM.  There will be no daytime meeting today at Harvest Hill.
December 20, TBD
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