The Exeter Rotary Club held eight training days for the Inspiring Hope Scholarship students. Thanks to the generous donations during the 2018 Exeter Rotary Auction 24 students have received recovery coach worker training and 11 have taken all the courses to qualify to test for certification. Scholarship recipients are from Exeter Police, Good Samaritans, student counselors from SAU 16, family members of people with substance use disorder, people in recovery, SOS recovery centers, sober houses, community centers and recovery friendly workplace programs. 
 
It has been a remarkable experience getting to know these very motivated people with a passion to help those suffering with substance use disorder. Each attendee brought stories that led them to these classes. It might have been their own recovery, those of family or friends or because of their work. The group and environment allowed for honest and humble sharing. It is anticipated that they will spread the knowledge they received like a pebble rippling in a pond and the effects of it will support recovery initiatives for years to come. 
 
Kathy Flygare Past president, 2018