Compeer Recognizes Long-time Service

On Saturday, October 29th at their annual retreat, the Board of Compeer of Lebanon County recognized founding member Dr. John Biever for his long service given to Compeer. 
Dr. Biever was part of a group of local mental health professionals who envisioned a new support for individuals in our community living with chronic mental illness. Based upon the premise that "friendship is powerful medicine," Compeer, an international non-profit, was brought to Lebanon County in 1999. 
Dr. Biever was instrumental in the start of Compeer locally. He has continued to remain active as a board member and volunteers as a "friend" to a CompeerCORPS client.
Board President Glenn Wikel Jr. presented Dr. Biever with a plaque honoring his life-time commitment to both Compeer and to caring for people in the recovery of their ment al wellness. The text of the plaque reads:
On behalf of all current and previous members of the Board of Directors, 
staff, volunteers and beneficiaries of Compeer, 
it is with our sincere gratitude on this day, 
the Twenty Ninth of October, Two Thousand and Sixteen, 
that we formally recognize Dr. John Biever 
for his eighteen years of wholehearted dedication to Compeer of Lebanon County. 
We are humbled by your vision 
in pioneering this innovative, supportive and caring organization. 
It is our honor to follow your model and to call you "friend."
Volunteer with Compeer!
Volunteering with Compeer is a transformational experience. Not only will you greatly impact the life of someone who lives each day struggling with anxiety, loneliness, or depression - but you yourself will also be changed by this gift of friendship!

Volunteers meet with their Compeer Friend one hour a week (or four hours each month) sharing activities both enjoy. This is a flexible volunteer experience that fits your schedule.

To learn more about volunteering with Compeer, please visit our website or call our Executive Director, Alane Stief, in the office at 272-8317. 

COMPEER OF LEBANON COUNTY | 4 South 4th St. Unit C | LEBANON, PA 17042 | 717-272-8317
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