|| The River Log
The Rotary Club of White River
June 18, 2013
Photos and interview of Carol Guzy, The Rotarian, June 2013, p. 30-43
The first meeting attended by the New District Governor, David Hoopes, will be our Club meeting on July 2. All Past District Governors are invited and traditionally attend the first meeting of the year of the incoming District Governor.
The Pledge was lead by Pres. David S. The song "America the Beautiful" was lead by Phil
Grace was given by Nancy
No Songs ! ;-(
Happy Dollars: The following Rotarians were happy because:
* Dennis - The eighth grade at Hartland Elementary School raises funds for a class gift. This year they have commissioned his daughter to paint a mural in the school.
* Nico - of the success of the Quechee Balloon Festival; and because his wife is returning from classes in New York City this Saturday.
* Nancy - DG Tony is here; rain is supposed to stop this PM>
* Chip - his son drove from Kansas for his mother's birthday and to leave his car so he won't have to tow it when he moves to Connecticut; went to the Balloon Festival and had fun.
* Dave L. - the Quechee Balloon Festival ( QBF) is over; his daughter joined him at 5 AM on Friday.
* Phil - he and Gloria went to the QBF on Sunday to see the balloons take off and had a great breakfast; son, David, participated in the BBQ Contest in Merrimack, N.H. and won two fourth prizes and one fifth prize.
* Harold - because the QBF went well; sad he got called away and couldn't spend as much time as usual with Dave L.
* Mollie - she is here today; and because Dan Wilson is here as guest.
* Dan - Mollie is a next door neighbor; son, Tanner, is incoming HHS senior president; son in Canada as a Bell student has a 4.1 average; he is working at Lyme Inn as and new member of the management team.
* Harold - he has lost 19 pounds; has not had a beer in 2 weeks.
* Dave S. - for the guests, Dan, Ed-speaker, and DG Gilmore.
* Mollie - she is mgr and bar tender at Quechee Inn.
* Frank - there was a Fathers's Day celebration with 21 grandchildren and children at this house. two were not there as they were in Texas.
* Guest Ed -the Bruins won last night.
Late: Nico, Mollie, Dave Br. Cell phone:
No Pin: Frank, Dennis No Badge: Frank
Member proposed fines:
Ed drew Gayle's ticket. Gayle chose a pink diamond and did not win the "pot".
District Governor Tony Gilmore presented the Club with several Awards.
He noted that the White River Rotary, USA received the most awards of any club in District 7870.
* 2012-2013 Service Award; 2012-2013 Zone 32 New Generations Award; 2012-2013 Community Service Award; 2012-2013 Presidential Citation; and the 2012-2013 District Service Award was presented to our outgoing Assistant Governor, Nancy Russell.
Our Speaker, today, was Ed McCollin, Chief Scout Executive of the Green Mountain Council BSA, Vermont, USA
Ed started in Scouting as a professional at an early age. He learned that to make progress as a professional one must move around. Ed has been an executive in several councils. He has been in Vermont since 2010, coming from Pennsylvania.
Ed is touring the State of Vermont speaking to organizations about the Boy Scouts and their program. Some interesting data he presented include:
* There are 4,300 Scouts in Vermont in programs that range from grade one to age 20.
* National BSA have purchased a property in West Verginia for their Jamborees replacing their use of Fort AP Hill.
* In July 70 Vermont scouts will be attending a Jamboree in the new facility
* In July of 2019 the World Jamboree will be held there.
* The Boy Scouts and Rotary have a long history together. Paul Harris was friends of James West, the first National Chief Scout Executive, and they traveled the USA starting Boy Scout Troops.
* Women are now allowed to be Scoutmasters.
* The Woodbadge Course, a training opportunity for Scoutmasters is now held on weekends rather than a full week. Woodbadge is a training course started by Lord Baden Powell, the originator of the Boy Scout program in England. Lord Powell was known as the hero of Mafaking in the Boer war in the South of Africa. Scouters who complete the program receive a set of beads duplicating the beads of a necklace given to Lord Powell by an African Chieftain.
* The Calvin Coolidge district still uses Camp Plymouth State Park for camporees.
* The first 15 pages of the Scout Handbook deal with the issue of bullying.
Scout Executive McCollin spent time detailing the controversy around gay scouts and scouters.
The National Council developed a complex, but representative process for voting on the issue of gay members. At this time, beginning in 2014, youth can be open about their sexuality, but adult leaders can not, or if they are they cannot serve. It was suggested that the issue will probably be looked at again in the future.
Ed stressed that the mission of Scouting has not changed and that parents need to look to the mission and program of the Scouting Movement and make their choice for their child.
Pres. Dave S. lead The Four Way Test and the Rotary Motto.
Members at the meeting:
Nico Bekker, David Briggs, Dennis Driscoll, Harold Elliott, Phil Hammond,
Frank Kenison, Dave Landry, Chip Lewis, Mollie Martin, Kipp Miller,
Gayle Ottmann, Carmelle Paulson, Nancy Russell,
David Saturley, George Wenz. (15)
(26 - 4 = 22)
Community Members helping Rotary:
Gloria, and the many Rotarians that volunteered at the Quechee Balloon Festival.
Rotarians at Rotary Social Events:
Rotarians We Missed:
Susanne Abetti, Herb Campbell, David F. Ford, Richard Hoffman, Sean Kuit,
MaryAlice Leonard-Heath, Aaron MacAskill, Skip Nalette, Lisa Saturley, Ray Stanford,
Brad Vail, (11)
(See the Website www.whiteriverrotaryusa.org for make up times and locations.)
15 / 22 - 68 % at the meeting.
Make Ups Reported:
Ed McCollin, Chief Scout Executive, Green Moutain Council BSA, Vermont, USA
Tues. June 25 Passing of the Gavel and Awards. 6:00 PM. Marshland Farms.
Tues. July 2 Special Meeting; District Governor Hoopes speaks,
Hotel Coolidge 12:15 PM
All Past District Governors are invited to attend.
Mon. July 8 Annual Meeting of the WRRC Charitable Fund. (or is it the 9th?)
Wed. July 10 Public Relations Committee; 4:30 PM; Frank's home.
Students of the Month: Honored every month between October and May on the second Tuesday at the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center.
Service Above Self Awards: Presented two or three times a year to high school students who have served their community in a volunteer program.
Notes by Gayle Ottmann River Log Construction by Phil Hammond
Editing by Gloria Hammond Website Keyboarding and Email by Phil Hammond