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Newsletter - Current May 22, 2018
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The Rotary Club of White River Junction, Vermont, USA

The River Log 

     Rotary Logo old


Theme logo 2017-18 EN

May 22, 2018

 Read "Final Exam"

  The Rotarian, May 2018, p 29 to 37


News Items:


Our Meeting:



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


    Harold Elliott, Steve Hunt - Army Reserve, Ken Baldwin, Craig - District Manager of Cota and Cota.

Visiting Rotarians:

  Steve Dootson, West Rutland Rotary  

 Happy Dollars: Rotarian Ray, May 31 Freedom Man, Stanford served as Sergeant-at-Arms.

The following Rotarians were happy because:

 * Ray - countiing the days to retirement.

* Harold - happy to bring Craig along to meet the Rotarians

* Aaron - Happy to see Harold and happy to see Ken.

* Phil - Happy for all the Silent Auction help and confusion.

* Dave Br - Happy to be healing from surgery and illness of last winter

* Dave S - Thanks for Visioning.

* Steve - of the Red Sox home runs.

* Jeremy - he is glad to be here.

* Ray - Apology for leaving Visioning early

* Rich - there are three weeks until school is out.

* Dave FF - he can ask what should be done with an American Legion banner. Ken will take it to the VA.


Late:                                                                      Cell phone:

No Pin:  Rich                                                                No Badge:

Leaving Early:

Member proposed Fines:   Dave S. noted a fine on Rich and paid it as Rich appeared on TV in a Toyota Advertisement. 

50/50 drawing:

A guest drew Dave FF's number. Dave chose a white heart shaped rock and did not win the "pot".  


Club Assemmbly to conduct business


     Pres. Rich announced that he and Jeremy are digitizing the results of the Visioning Program and will establish a program to review the results in the near future.

     Pres. Rich read a Thank You note from Project Graduation for the Club's support.

     Pres. Rich noted that general requests will go through the established application process.

     Brad Vail submitted a request for $1,100 for training for Police Officers on using bicycles. Ray moved to by-pass the app process. Seconded by Dave FF. Motion failed.

     Dave Landry announced he had 12 tickets left of 50 for the Balloon Festival balloon ride.

     Dave S moved that the Block Party personnel be allowed to spend up to $1500 for food. Motion passed.

     Gayle made a detailed presentation of the issues of deciding the awards and scholarships by the Charitable Fund Board due to some misunderstandings. In addition she announced a donation to the Charitable Fund due to the excellent application of a student to another foundation. (That foundation gives an amount to the foundation noted in the student's application essay.)

    A motion was made to give the Charitable Fund authority to spend an additional $1,000 to fulfill the requirements this year.   Motion passed.


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


July 4 is still a topic for discussion of Rotary food service.

Block Party is June 6

A joint meeting with the Windsor Rotary is planned for July with our sponsored exchange student.

Purchasing a Red Brick Paver for the Little Red School House has not been decided.

Note: the club has purchased a paver and a spoke in the past as the writer recalls,


5/29/18   Regular Meeting.  Coolidge Hotel. 12:00 Noon     


None mentioned.

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 vounteer program. 


   Members at the meeting:

David Briggs, Lori Brown, David F. Ford, Jeremy Greeley, Phil Hammond, Scott Hausler,

Richard Hoffman, Margo Howland, Renee Hebert, Sean Kuit, David Landry, Chip Lewis (H),

Aaron MacAskill, Kipp Miller, Skip Nalette, Gayle Ottmann, Kim-Zoe Potter,

Jim Rostron, Nancy Russell, Wayne Russell, David Saturley, Lisa Saturley,

Sue Shaw, PJ Skehan, Ray Stanford, Brad Vail, George Wenz.      (25)

   Rotarians in Service to the community:

   Community members helping Rotary:

      Gloria, Lisa O'Neil

   Rotarians at Rotary Social Events:

   Rotarians we missed:

          Rotarians highlighted and underlined were in attendance.


                                                        13 / 25 = 52% at the meeting.

Make ups Reported Charitable Fund Board:  Jeremy, Gayle, Phil


Notes by Gayle Ottmann                                                  River Log Construction by Phil Hammond

Editing by Gloria Hammond                                             Keyboarding and Email by Phil Hammond.



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