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Newsletter - Current Mar 7, 2017
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The Rotary Club of White River Junction, Vermont, USA

The River Log 

     Rotary Logo old

March 7, 2017   


Read "At Arms Length",

The Rotarian, March 2017, p, 25-29.


News Items:


Our Meeting:


The Pledge was led by President Brad. The song, "America" was led by Phil.

For entartainment Phil sang a Kindergarten song, "Little Ducky Duddles", which has a message for all ages.

Thoughtful Moment:

Nancy gave Grace.


Allen Johnson, Town of Hartford selectman; Sarah Brock and Paige Heverly of Vital Communities, and Peggy Allen of the Hartford Energy Commission; Marina Porl, Kathi's granddaughter.

Visiting Rotarians:


Happy Dollars: The following Rotarians, interviewed by Sergeant-at-Arms Ray, were happy because:

Ray - fined himself for not bringing up the badge box and bell.

Rich - announced that the HACTC would have their open house this Thursday.

Nico - the cats are continuing their love-hate relationship with him and he has the scars to prove it. Nico, we believe, is becoming a feline himself.

Nancy - reminded the club of the various Rotary training seminars coming up in the near future.

Gayle - mentioned that she had gotten a very nice email from Ann Lawless of the American Precison Museum saying that she had a great time being our guest speaker last week. Ken mentioned that he had also gotten a complimentary email from her.

Phil - was pleased that he got to sing his little kindergarten ditty this afternoon.

Kathi - introduced her granddaughter, Marina, who was on spring break from college. Kathi had the pleasure of attending the Portland (ME) Rotary meeting last week.

Brad R - his son is going for his adult brown belt next week (and he is only 10 years old!). He and his son are going to attend a Bruins game in the near future.

PJ - reminded the membership of this week's Business After Hours soiree that is co-sponsored by Toyota, the Hartford (VT) and Hanover (NH) Chambers of Commerce and the White River Rotary Club. He also paid his fine for being in the newspaper last week.

David B - bragged about Hartford and how proud he was with the community getting behind the Town Meeting and a return to the civility of the event. Cheers to Hartford!

David F - thanks again for the use of the Roulette wheel, and he mentioned that the wheel had been fixed so that it would spin at many more casino nights. Thanks, David!

David L - confessed that he is apparently getting old as he forgot where he had put the folder with the money for the 10-100 program and after searching his office for 20 minutes, finally remembered that he had given the money to Aaron. It happens to all of us, Dave.

Kipp - avoided a potential husband disaster by correctly answering his wife's inquiry as to what he thought of her new hairdo. Good job, Kipp!

Ken - was proud of working the polls as an official Justice of the Peace today.


Late: No one          Cell phone: No one 

No Pin: No one       No Badge: Waived  

Leaving Early: No one                         

Member proposed fines: None                     

50/50 drawing:

Peggy drew Rich's ticket who chose the wrong stone and did not win the "pot".

10-100 drawing: Sarah drew Linda Trombley.

Sing-A-Long:      None


Weatherize Upper Valley

Peggy Allen of Vital Communities explained the program currently underway that promotes Upper Valley residents to examine their homes and weatherize them, if necesary, so as to make their homes more comfortable and more energy efficient. The towns of Hartford, Hartland, Norwich, and Thetford are teaming up with Vital Communities, Efficiency Vermont, and local home energy contractors to weatherize homes in those communities. Many incentives and rebates are being offered to encourage families to get involved in this program. Free home inspections and rebates of up to $2500 are being used to get the ball rolling on this important task. More information is available at www.VitalCommunities.org/Weatherize. 


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




 See Happy dollars. 


 Mon.  Mar.    13      Board of Directors meeting. 5:00 PM. Hotel Coolidge. 

Tues. Mar.    14      Regular Meeting. HACTC. 12:15 PM 

Tues. Mar.    21      Regular Meeting. Hotel Coolidge. 12:15 PM

Tues. Mar.    28      Regular Meeting. Hotel Coolidge. 12:15 PM 


Tues. Apr.      4       Regular Meeting. Hotel Coolidge. 12:15 PM

Mon.  Apr.     10      Board of Directors meeting. 5:00 PM. Place to be announced. 

Tues. Apr.     11      Regular Meeting. HACTC. 12:15 PM

Tues. Apr.     18      Regular Meeting. Hotel Coolidge. 12:15 PM

Tues. Apr.     25      Regular Meeting. Hotel Coolidge. 12:15 PM 




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.




     Members at the meeting:

          Alice Baird, Kenneth Baldwin, Nico Bekker, David Briggs, David F. Ford, Phil Hammond,           Richard Hoffman, Dave Landry, Kipp Miller, Gayle Ottmann, Kathi Perkins, Zoe Potter, 

          Brad Rostron, Nancy Russell,  PJ Skehan, Ray Stanford (16)




(30 - 4 = 26)

     Rotarians in Service to the community:

     Community Members helping Rotary:

         Gloria Hammond

     Rotarians at Rotary Social Events:

     Rotarians We Missed: 

         Allison Childs, Scott Hausler, Sean Kuit, Margo Howland, Chip Lewis (H),

         Aaron MacAskill, Skip Nalette, Sherry Noyes, Bob Platt, Jim Rostron,

         David Saturley, Lisa Saturley, Brad Vail, George Wenz                                                        


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



                                            16 / 26 =  62% at the meeting.


     Make Ups Reported:

     Board of Directors:

     Community Dinner: Next one is March 27




 Notes by Ken Baldwin                        River Log Construction by Phil Hammond/Ken Baldwin

 Editing by Gloria Hammond               Keyboarding and Email by Phil Hammond/Ken Baldwin



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