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Newsletter - Current Jan 19, 2021
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The Rotary Club of White River Junction, Vermont, USA

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 JANUARY 19, 2021

 Read "The Future"

                                                 The Rotarian, January 2021, p 32-51.


News Items:

 Congratulations to

President Joseph Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris


Our Meeting:


    The Pledge to the Flag was led by President Wayne. Phil led the song "America the Beautiful".

Quiet Moment:

 Nancy read a friendship note.


     No guests.

Visiting Rotarians:

   Libby Pero, Massachusets - Chip Lewis, Georgia.

Happy Dollars: Rotarian Ray Stanford served as Sergeant-at-Arms.

The following Rotarians were happy because:

* Randy - happy that his company was able to provide heat to a  home in need.

* Chip - happy that it is warm in Georgia and for having a half hour conversation with his grandson.

   Also happy he has recieved his Covid-19 vaccination.

* Kipp - happy to give $3 for his birthday.

* Libby - happy to be here today and sorry she missed the last meeting. She is happy to be alone in

  her home with a new puppy.

* Phil - happy he is making progress pouring cement in a section of his cellar.

* PJ - happy the Hartford Dollars program is going well and happy for Joe Major's Buffalo Bills.

* Carson - happy because she and Mitch officially moved in together.

* Nancy - happy because the mask distribution went well. There are more coming.

* Brett - happy that the State of Vermont Covid-19 cases are coming down. Unhappy that the cases

  in Windsor County and Hartford are not. (More in Announcements).

* Dave L - happy to receive 185 applications for the PPE program which helps small businesses.

  The State of Vermont will be distributing 8,000,000.-- million dollars in the program.

* Gayle - happy she found her fruit bowl hat for tonight's meeting, that Christmas is over, her tree is taken down and ornaments are put away.

* Ray - happy his basement floor is finished with only some trim work remaining.

* George - happy to present a concern - see more in announcements.


     No fines.


     No songs.

50/50 drawing:

      No drawing.


Club Assembly - business meeting.

     The December fiinancial report was reviewed and accepted.

     The January 5 Board of Directors minutes were reviewed and accepted.

      Randy Hodge was inducted into the membership of the White River Rotary by Membership Chair Phil.

      Carson presented the Fund Raising Committee's plan for a 5K Ski and Snowshoe event.

If accepted, the race will be held on the Hartland Trail. It was discussed that donations will be accepted with no suggestion of an amount. A motion was passed to make a donation to the Hartland Trails from the donations received.


     President Wayne led the 4-Way test and the Rotary motto.


     Brett Mayfield reports that Vermont Health Department.gov will have instructions on how to sign up for the Covid-19 vaccination on January 25. All must go through the VT Health Dept. to schedule a vaccination and locate the place for the appointment.

     George reported that Planned Parenthood has paired up with the Gates Foundation to take the program to the Dominican Republic. He expressed his concern about the project.


 Tue. Feb. 02  6:00 PM on Zoom  -   Regular Meeeting.  A guest speaker is scheduled.


     Kipp - we sang Happy Birthday

Students of the Month:  Honored every month between October and May on the second Tuesday at the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center.      A program to reinstall.

Service Above Self Awards:  Presented two or three times a year to high school students who have served their community in a vounteer program.      A program on hold due to Covid-19



   Members at the meeting:      Are highlighted below.

Ken Baldwin (Associate), David Briggs, David F. Ford,

Erin Fredieu, Phil Hammond, Scott Hausler, Richard Hoffman, Randy Hodge,

Margo Howland, Carson Hutchinson, David Landry, Aaron MacAskill, Brett Mayfield,

Joe Major, Skip Nalette, Gayle Ottmann, Heather Potter, Jim Rostron, Nancy Russell, 

Wayne Russell, David Saturley, PJ Skehan, Ray Stanford, Lynn Towne, Brad Vail, 

George Wenz.    11

 (26 COUNTED) 

   Rotarians in Service to the community:  

   Community members helping Rotary:


   Rotarians at Rotary Social Events:

   Rotarians we missed:              Are not highlighted above


                                                         11 / 26 = 42 % at the meeting.

Make UPs Reported


Notes by Phil Hammond                                                  River Log Construction by Phil Hammond

Editing by Gloria Hammond                                             Keyboarding and Email by Phil Hammond