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The Rotary Club of White River Junction, Vermont, USA

The River Log 

     Rotary Logo old

November 14, 2017   

Read "the future of buildings",

The Rotarian, November 2017, p, 32-46.

 News Items:

Our Meeting:


 The Pledge was led by President Rich. The song "America" was led by Phil.

 Thoughtful Moment:

 Gayle read the invocation.


Hartford High School and Hartford Career and Technology Center students and staff.

Mike Hathorn and Tim Hebert.

Rich Synot, Director, Upper Valley Aquatic Center.

Visiting Rotarians:


Happy Dollars:  Rotarian Ray Stanford (Kangaroo Judge) served as Sergeant-at-Arms.

The following Rotarians were happy because:

Ray - he turned in $5.00 from the 50/50.

Phil - he can thank all who contributed an Operation Christmas Child box.

Jeremy - he celebrated one daughter's birthday on Saturday and a second daughter's birthday on Thursday.

Sue - she is here.

Wayne - Celi had a great time in Boston.

Dave S - he could pay $5. for the Marine Corp birthday; $5 for another event; the visioning session in Bellows Falls was great.

Brad - he thanked Tad Nunez; the Patriots won; and he celebrated his anniversary. We will have to sing to him next week.

Rich - sad dollar for Broncos; for his garage - he doesn't have to scrape his windshield.

PJ - it was a great meal; he is here; BAH sold out.


Late:  Dave FF, Kipp                                  Cell phone:  

No Pin: Dave FF.                                        No Badge: 

Leaving Early: Tad - left City Ballet notice  Need to catch up to his fine at another meeting.                     

Member proposed fines:                

50/50 drawing:

 A student drew Jackson Balch's ticket. Jackson chose to take the $5.00


 The Program today was the presentation of Students of the Month.

      They are listed below at the end of the River Log.

Pictures included here.


Hartford High School November 2017 Students of the Month.

A.J. DeFelice, Spanish; Georg "Fritz" Glick, Social Studies; Calvin
McCrory, Music; Cole Jasmin, English; Jackson Balch, Science (Advanced
Biology). Missing from photo: Jacob Ray. (Photo Courtesy Hartford High School)

Hartford Area Career and Technology Center Students of the Month

Novembre 2017














                       Evan Alsup: Mechanics and Welding L 1










 Justin Bettis, Natural Recources Level 2





 Missing from Photos:                                                        Carrie Comstock, Natural  Resources L 1

 Casie McGranahan, Industrial Mechanics                      

 and Weldiing Level 2                                                                                                                    

David S. spoke to the students about the Rotary Scholarships. He encouraged them to apply.

Phil - spoke about the Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes and described how they are distributed world wide.

Rich - spoke about the money raised by Rotary and the programs that are funded.


 President Rich led The Four Way Test and the Rotary Motto.


* There are fewer that 200 tickets for the Polar Express to be sold out.

* There was a short Board meeting last night. No Quorum. Suggested actions will be presented to the Club next week.

* Mid year grants applications are being accepted. They are due in by December 31, 2017.

* Decorating the Railroad station will take place on December 1 and December 7.

* Polar Express Committee meeting Thurs. Nov. 16, 2017 at the Quechee Visitore Center

   at 5:15 PM.


11/21/17 -- Regular Rotary Club meeting, noon, Hotel Coolidge

11/28/17 -- Regular Rotary Club meeting, noon, Hotel Coolidge

12/01/17 -  Decorate Train Station

12/05/17   -  Regular Rotary Club meeting, noon, Hotel Coolidge

12/07/17  -  Decorating Train Station   ? 12/8 ?

12/09/17  -  Polar Express

12/10/17  -  Polar Express

12/12/17 -  Regular Rotary Club meeting, noon, HACTC.

12/19/17 -  Regular Rotary Club meeting, noon, Hotel Coolidge

12/26/17  -  No meeting

01/02/18  -  No meeting?


Marine Corp, Brad Rostron.

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

Hartford High School

Mike Hathorn presenting

Al DeFelice - World Language

George "Fritz" Gick - Social Sudies

Jackson Balch - Science

Jacob Ray - Mathematics

Calvin McCrory - Music Program

Cole Jasmin - English


Hartford Area Career and Technology Center

Tim Hebert presenting

Justin Bettis - Natural Resources Level 2

Carrie Comstock - Natural Resources Level 1

Casie McGranaghan - Industrial Mechanics and Welding Level 2

Evan Alsup - Industrial Mechanics and Welding Level 1


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


     Members at the meeting:

David F. Ford, Jeremy Greeley, Phil Hammond, Richard Hoffman, Margo Howland,

Kipp Miller, Tad Nunez, Gayle Ottmann,Kim Potter, Brad Rostron, Jim Rostron,

Wayne Russell, David Saturley, Sue Shaw, PJ Skehan, Ray Stanford,   (16)    

(27 - 4 = 23)

     Rotarians in Service to the community:

     Community Members helping Rotary:


     Rotarians at Rotary Social Events:

     Rotarians We Missed:                                                          

       Alice Baird, David Briggs, Scott Hausler, Dave Landry,

       Chip Lewis (H), Aaron MacAskill, Skip Nalette, Kathi Perkins, Nancy Russell,

       Lisa Saturley, Brad Vail, George Wenz.       (11)      

(See the Website www.whiteriverrotaryusa.org for make up times and locations.)


                                             16 / 23 =  69.5 % at the meeting.

     Make Ups Reported:

     Board of Directors: Aaron MacSkill, Nancy Russell, PJ Skehan, Kim-Zoe Potter

     Community Dinner: Our service to the community dinner has ended after more that 20 years 

     due to the lack of a chairman to organize the program. A sad state of affairs!    


 Notes by Gayle Ottmann                                           River Log Construction by Phil Hammond

 Editing by Gloria Hammond                                      Keyboarding and Email by Phil Hammond

Photos by Hartford High School and Hartford Area Career and Technology Center.



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