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November 13, 2013
 
 
Rotary District 7780 Recovery Initiative Committee
 
A call to action for all Rotarians:  The Rotary District 7780 Recovery Initiative Committee in partnership with the City of Portland Public Health Division’s Overdose Prevention Project, is pleased to announce an opportunity for Rotarians in District 7780 to be trained in Recognizing and Responding to an Opiate/Heroin Overdose on Thursday, November 15, 2018, from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Pratt & Whitney Building Hannaford Hall on the Wells York County Community College Campus, located at 112 College Drive, Wells, ME.
 
This training is in response to the opiate epidemic sweeping across our country, where our Maine and New Hampshire communities are not immune.  Maine and New Hampshire saw 901 drug-induced deaths statewide in 2017.
 
Our communities must work together to make a difference and help fight this epidemic.  We can all potentially save a life and give hope to recovery.  Our Rotarians will learn about the opioid epidemic and substance use disorder and will be trained in how to recognize the signs of an overdose, how to perform first-aid, as well as how to administer Naloxone (the drug which reverses the affects of opioids).  Naloxone will be on hand to give out to those who attend.  The goal of this training is not only for life-saving purposes; it will hopefully help reduce the stigma attached to those with substance use disorder.   Please click on this link to RSVP, or email me at the email address below.   https://doodle.com/poll/8uq5tf95utm5bimy
 
Anyone with questions or requests for additional information is urged to contact Chief Bob MacKenzie at the Kennebunk Police Department, 207-604-1339 or email rmackenzie@kennebunkmaine.us
 
The Season Is Upon Us...
 
As we approach the holidays, just a little reminder that volunteers are needed for our annual holiday events.
 
Thanksgiving signups have started, so if you can cook a turkey, bake a pie or help on the day of the event sign up at an upcoming meeting.
 
As always, holiday tree sales begin right after Thanksgiving.  Sign ups are underway and, as always, every Rotarian is expected to work three shifts.  First come, first served, so make sure you show up and sign up. 
 
 
AmeriCorps Seeks Rotary Volunteers 
 
Mary Kelliher is the Volunteer Coordinator for AmeriCorps working out of Portsmouth Housing's Greenleaf Recreation Center with the Resident Services team which assists low-income residents, senior residents, and residents with disabilities in finding resources for different needs, such as budgeting, financial literacy, transportation, etc. Mary and AmeriCorps is seeking volunteers who would be willing to volunteer. One example of a volunteer opportunity is assisting an older female resident who lives alone in moving heavy furniture (strong people needed!) into and from a UHaul during her planned move from her Feaster apartment to Connor's Cottage. If there are any volunteers intersted in lending a hand please contact Mary at maryk@nh-pha.com
 
 
Sorry We Missed You
 
If you have a makeup for a missed meeting, please email it to the following link:
 
 
 
Check Your Profile
 
The Communications Committee is asking that everyone log onto ClubRunner and check your profile to make sure it is up to date.  Change is part of life and we hope to be able to reflect those changes in our website.  Happy surfing.
 
 
Rotary Connections is back!!!
 
Rotary Connections let’s our members know that their Rotary club is thinking of them.  Members facing a health issue, death in the family or a life celebration, we are here!  
 
If you know of any of our members who may need a Rotary Connections, please reach out to the Cathy Nickerson or President Ben.
 
 
Let us Know What is Happening!
 
If you have an event or news that you would like to share with your fellow Rotarians, please forward the information to Dennis Moulton for inclusion in the weekly eBulletin. My contact information is d-moulton@comcast.net.  And please send photos!
 
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