Home Page Stories

Sunday, October 16
12:30 to 3:30 pm

Putnam Park, Peterborough, NH

Grand Monadnock Rotary Club is sponsoring its fourth annual Community Recovery Fair and Community Walk for Recovery.
 
Join us and help destigmatize the ways communities think about Substance Use Disorder, viewing SUD as the disease it is, not simply a criminal justice problem.
 
The public should know that recovery from Substance Use Disorders (SUD) is possible and happens all the time. In fact, 10% of the public reports having had substance misuse issues in the past that they have overcome to rejoin the mainstream as fruitful members of society. Nearly as many still suffer from SUD, an illness of the body, mind and soul that can be treated with care and support.
 
This year’s focus is “Reach Out and Help Someone!”. Our three keynote speakers at 1pm will advise people on how they can approach others with Substance Use Disorders in effective and supportive ways:
 
The first speaker, Sarah Desaulniers from Reality Check, is a specialist in prevention and recovery that works in the schools and will talk about how parents can work with their teens and young adults.
 
The second speaker, Megan Zehr from Keene Serenity Center, is a professional recovery coach and also works with people with addictions in the jails.
 
The third speaker, Anena Hansen with Reality Check, directs programs for workplace support for staff with SUD to help people with problems while still in the workplace.
 
This is going to be a great program. In addition to the speakers, ten regional agencies involved in all stages of recovery from intake and direction to counseling to ongoing support and reintegration of people in recovery will be on hand to meet the public, answer questions about recovery support in the Monadnock Region, and offer advice for appropriate levels of service for those suffering from Substance Use Disorders.
 
You’ll find them listed along with other information when you click Read More below.
 
At 2pm walkers leave for an easy 3-mile Community Walk for Recovery to Adams Park and back along Union Street to show community support for those doing the hard work of recovery.
 
More broadly, SUD includes reliance on any substance that pushes the brain’s pleasure centers to overstimulation to the extent that people no longer make decisions in their own best interests.
 
In NH, during the pandemic alcohol use rose by 30%. Many forms of drug use are up. In 2022, drug related deaths In the United States reached a record 107,000, twice as many as all the soldiers that died in the Vietman War. In New Hampshire, we are bucking the trend, we had a 11% reduction from 2018 to 2021.  
 
Support for SUD involves helping people break out of despair, isolation and alienation to return to a productive stable life with a place to live, a job to support themselves, and a community to belong to.
 
I hope you’ll join us, or consider making an online donation to the Grand Monadnock Rotary Charitable Fund at https://grandmonadnockrotary.org/donate to support this effort.
 
On behalf of the Grand Monadnock Rotary, thanks!
On May 17, 2022, Dave DeWitt spoke at the Grand Monadnock Rotary meeting to discuss 3D printing and modeling. Dave discussed how he works with the local schools to help teach kids how to use TinkerCAD to build models and then print them on a 3D printer. He discussed how the kids learn about various aspects of engineering without even knowing it and how they are able to learn and use their problem solving skills to build various things. Check out the presentation here https://youtu.be/DzrHJEuLDfY.
Welcome to the Grand Monadnock Rotary Club
Grand Monadnock Rotary

Serving Our Towns & Our World

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 7:30 AM
MaXT Makerspace / Zoom
49 Vose Farm Rd, Ste 110
Peterborough, NH 03458
United States of America
Club Mini-Calendar
December 2022
S M T W T F S
27
28
29
30
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31