Meeting September 21, 2017
Recorder: Marilyn Bedell
Our Next Club Meeting
Thursday, October 5, 2017
12 Noon (12h00)

September 26, 2017
Janet Carroll, RN CEN, SANE,Clinical Coordinator SANE/Forensic Nurse Examiner Program and Corporal Michael Roberts, Lebanon Police Department.
Both educated us on various opiates (Heroin, Fentanyl and Carfentanil) found in New Hampshire, Vermont and in Lebanon in particular, and their impact of those taking these powerful drug and the new protocols that are being developed  to deal with these drugs coming into contact with our police departments and those in Emergency Departments. 
They reviewed the overall overdose rates in the State of New Hampshire, and in Lebanon.  They reviewed how the increasing potency of drugs from Heroin, to even stronger fentanyl, to carfentanil (a large animal narcotic) has increased the severity of and intensity of overdoses.  Many of the overdoses in the Lebanon area have actually been related to fentanyl.  There is concern, that heroin and fentanyl is being cut with carfentanil.  Even a very small amount of carfentanil can be a threat to the health and safety of our police officers and medical personnel.
Carfentanil is:
•100 Times MORE potent than Fentanyl
•10,000 MORE times potent than Morphine
The amount of Carfentanyl in the picture below is enough to cause a fatal overdose.
Both speakers talk about  the limited resource available to help addicts get into treatment.  Until we realize that drug abuse is a disease, and providing the same level of resources to treat patients like we do diabetics and individual with other chronic diseases this incidence of this disease will continue to escalate and put many at risk.

Upcoming Programs
  • October 5 — Stay tuned for details.
  • October 10 — Oregon Friendship Exchange Team
  • Oct 24 — AAA Travel will talk about Hot Hot spots for travel this winter  
  • Nov. 14 — John Higgins, Ledyard Charter School Program
  • Dec 12 — Charles L. Foss, SCORE
Others in the wings are
  • Upper Valley Music Center,
  • Valley Vista 
  • Safe driving Courses  
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Meeting Recorders
Karen Clements - 10/10
Dean Cashman - 10/17
Joy Gobin - 10/26

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President Elect
Vice President
Vice President
Past President
Web Master
Youth Service
Sergeant at Arms
Charities Board President
Charities Board Treasurer
Service Projects
Rotary Foundation Chair
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.



  • Charities Board:  Bruce Bergeron (Riverside Charities Board) announced Riverside Club received a $2,458.57 check from Lebanon Club, which represents 50% of the July 4th Pie Sale Proceeds.  These funds will be donated to Rotary Foundation’s Polo Eradication Program
  • Brew Fest:  The inaugural event takes place this Saturday (9/30) at the Lebanon Airport from noon – 4 pm.  A special VIP event takes place 11 am – noon.  Beer donations are coming together nicely, there will be product from 15 or so brewers.  The NH State license has been filed and should be finalized in the next few days.  More volunteers from both clubs is needed.  A signup sheet was distributed.  If you aren’t sure if you signed up contact Bruce Bergeron or Don in the Lebanon Club.
  • Tree planting project: Karen Z announced she and Kevin Gould from the Lebanon Club will be meeting next week to begin planning this exciting project.  RI has a goal for clubs to plan at least one tree for each member before June 20, 2018. 
  • Rotary Leadership Institute happening at DHMC on Saturday, 30 September.  Look for Ron, or follow signage to get you to Aud G our starting point...Level 4 of the Cancer Center Buliding.​​​​
  • The Chamber of Commerce Wings and Wheels event was a big success for the Lebanon Chamber of Commerce.  Thanks to all who helped Rob with the event.

Brag and Happy Dollars
Dean Cashman – Attended His friends 40th B-day in Eastman. He was in charge of the golf portion. 
Steve Langley – Promoted a special music event, the details I need to verify with Steve and get back to you)
Karen Zook – Announced the first meeting of the Lebanon Interact club is happening very soon.
Bruce Bergeron – Happy dollar to see 6 full tables at breakfast this morning, perhaps the largest group every for a 7 am meeting!  Another happy dollar for
Rob Taylor and his amazing group of volunteers for organizing the successful Wings & Wheels event last Saturday.
Jim Damren – Jim’s son Aaron participated in his first Jr. Hockey road trip over the weekend.
Marilyn Bedell – Had fun selling admission tickets at Wings and Wheels...but doesn't like to do math in her she just handed out tickets after others took the money.
Joe Hindle – Took a day trip to Newport VT on Saturday, not much color yet, but all was not lost because he was able to get what he considers the second best meatball sub in the world.
Steve Whitman – Happy to announce the Mascoma High School Interact Club hosted Their fundraiser on Saturday and the proceeds totaled $89 
Bob Gasser – Recently spoke with Corporal Roberts from Lebanon Police Dept. who was the arresting officer for whom became the first Drug Court Participant.  Corporal Roberts was pleased to report he is not aware of any incidents since the arrest. Drug Court wins again!
Melissa Mooney – Her daughter celebrated her sweet 16th birthday!
Karen Clements – Bragged about the awesome response from the UV community, first responders and DHMC staff for their response to the active shooter event last week.  Karen also bragged she was invited and gave the keynote speech to Freshman Nurses at the Univ of Maine, where she graduated a few years ago…..
Steve Christy – Recently won the Lebanon Club raffle and donated his $270 winnings to the Doris Mollica Music Fund.  Doris played piano for the Lebanon Rotary club many years ago and donated funds to the Lebanon Club when she passed away.  The Club established the Doris Mollica Music Fund in her honor.  Funds are used to support young people in Arts in the Upper Valley. 

Card Raffle won by Bruce Bergeron who pulled the King of Hearts...the search for the Queen of Hearts goes on.
Car Wash won by our  speaker, Janet Carroll

Here are five things you may not know about the fight to end polio:
1. Ice cream factories in Syria are helping by freezing the ice packs that health workers use to keep the polio vaccine cold during immunization campaigns.
2. Celebrities have become ambassadors in our fight to end the disease.
They include WWE wrestling superstar John Cena, actress Kristen Bell, action-movie star Jackie Chan, golf legend Jack Nicklaus, Grammy Award-winning singers Angelique Kidjo and Ziggy Marley, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Desmond Tutu, anthropologist Dr. Jane Goodall, co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Bill Gates, and world-renowned violinist and polio survivor Itzhak Perlman.
3. Health workers and Rotary volunteers have climbed mountains, crossed deserts, and sailed to remote islands, risking their lives to vaccinate children against this disease. Rotary has funded more than 1,500 motorbikes and 6,700 other vehicles, as well as 17 boats, to make those journeys. Vaccinators have even traveled on the backs of elephants, donkeys, and camels to immunize children in remote areas.
4. In Pakistan, the polio program emphasizes hiring local female vaccinators and monitors. More than 21,000 vaccinators, 83 percent of whom are women, are achieving the highest immunization coverage rates in the country’s history.
5. Thanks to the efforts of Rotary and its partners, more than 16 million people who otherwise might have been paralyzed are walking today. In all, more than 2.5 billion children have been vaccinated since 1988.
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