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Newsletter - Current Dec 11, 2018
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The Rotary Club of White River Junction, Vermont, USA

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December 11, 2018

                                                 Read "How to Read"

The Rotarian, December, 2018, p 30-47.


Our Meeting:


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

Quiet Moment:

 Invocation was given by Margo


   Our guests today were the students  of the month that were presented at the meeting.

   Other guests were Jeff Mareno, HHS and Timothy Hebert, HACTC. 

Visiting Rotarians:     None

Happy Dollars: Rotarian Ray Stanford did his usual great job serving as Sergeant-at-Arms.

The following Rotarians were happy because:

* Ray - the great help from the HHS and HACTC students.

* Rich - on one ride there was a 101 year old lady and a 6 day old child.

* Dave S - a rider on the train car, Comet, sent a thank you.

* Brad - Phil has competition with a 101 year old.  (Phil is 39 and holding.)

* Steve - his Mom's cancer surgery was successful.

* Phil - the assistant Police Chief ,Brad, is involved; it was a good cocoa year; the Carriage Shed donated the shed again this year as they have for many.

* Wayne - we had a very happy Santa Claus this year because there was no Photography Shed;

he appreciated the smooth weekend; Wayne's oldest granddaughter has been invited to Australia to run in a Cross Country event.

* Kipp - his wife, Liz, was able to volunteer both days and worked as a chef for 12 of the 13 trips;

the ticket sales for the model train set brought in $850.

* Aaron - he saw magic happen in the Cocoa Shed.

* PJ - $5 for a great Polar Express; he could express his thanks for Phil's help.

* Gayle - she could express her thanks to all the Jolly People, Students from HHS and HACTC, and for the great job they did.


Everyone was so happy about the great Polar Express that no fines were leavied. 

Songs:          No songs at Student of the Month meetings except a patriotic song.  

50/50 drawing:

   PJ drew a student's number. The student chose to take the $5.00.  

















President Rich explains to students what Rotary is all about.


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


* Rich spoke about upcoming Rotary meetings and activites.

   Rich read a thank you note from District 7730 (North Carolina) thanking the club for its $250 donation to their recovery activities.

   It was a very successful PEX merchandise year. Jeremy reported $3.000 in sales.

   The food table received almost $500 in donations.

   Rich mentioned a large number of fund solicitation letters. Rich will email them the instructions for sending in an application through the website www.whiteriverrotaryusa.org/community Service.


Tues      Dec.     18       Regular meeting. Hotel Coolidge.

                                                                         12:00 Noon.  

                                     Christmas Luncheon. partners, spouses,

                                                significant others invited to attend as guests   

                                     of the Rotarians. 

                                     Special Menu.  Live Entertainment.

                                     Come and enjoy. 

Tues      Dec      25       Christmas!   No Meeting.  

Tues      Jan.        1       New Year's Day!  No Meeting.  

Fri.         Jan.        4       Social meeting for membership. More information later  

Tues      Jan.        8       Regular meeting. HACTC.  12:00 Noon. Students of the Month  


This was the twelfth anniversary of the Polar Express. 

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

  Hartford Area Career and Technology Center

Timothy Hebert presenting


Jennifer Ward - Business Administraion 2 - Thetford Academy

Cedar Duda Business Administration 1 - Hartford High School

Mathew Fenner Computer Science essentials - Hanover High School

Gunnar Waters Computer Science Principles - Woodstock Union High School


Hartford High School

Jeff Mareno presenting


Erika Marshall - Social Studies

Zachary LaFont - Art Department

Haley Clough - Science Department

Cassidy Beisler - Mathematics Department

DeAngelo Harding - World Language & Culture 

Service Above Self Awards:  Presented two or three times a year to high school students who have served their community in a vounteer program. 


   Members at the meeting: are highlighted

David Briggs, Lori Brown, Stephen Dotson,  David F. Ford, Erin Frelieu Jeremy Greeley, 

Phil Hammond, Scott Hausler, Richard Hoffman, Margo Howland, Renee Hebert, David Landry, 

Chip Lewis (H), Aaron MacAskill, Joe Major, Kipp Miller, Skip Nalette, Gayle Ottmann, Jim 

Rostron, Nancy Russell, Wayne Russell, David Saturley, Lisa Saturley,  PJ Skehan, Ray 

Stanford, Brad Vail,  George Wenz.    12  (27) 

   Rotarians in Service to the community:

             See Special edition at a later date   

   Community members helping Rotary:

   Editing:  Gloria

   Rotarians at Rotary Social Events: 

   Rotarians we missed: are those  not highlighted above. 


                                                        12 / 27 = 44.4% at the meeting.

Make UPs Reported:  None


Notes by Gayle Ottmann                                              River Log Construction by Phil Hammond

Editing by Gloria Hammond                                         Keyboarding and Email by Phil Hammond 



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