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Newsletter - Current Apr 16, 2019
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The Rotary Club of White River Junction, Vermont, USA

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 April 16, 2019

Read "Why Climate Change is Rotary's Business"

                                                 The Rotarian, April 2019, p 30-53.


News Items:


Our Meeting:



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

Quiet Moment:

Invocation was given by George.


    No guests.

Visiting Rotarians:

   No visiting Rotarians 

Happy Dollars: Rotarian Brad Vail served as Sergeant-at-Arms.

The following Rotarians were happy because:

* Phil -  there was a lot of joviality and friendly ribbing taking place.

* George - he gave up alcohol for Lent and is considering giving it up for good.

                 A round of applause was given his announcement.

* Gayle - of Tiger Wood's comeback win at the Masters Golf Tournament.

* Ken - he could report that he has volunteered 300 hours at the VA Hospital.

* Jim - of the good weather which is allowing the Baptist Church to make progress in reconstruction.

* Wayne - he is here and able to see smiling faces.

* Aaron - he was $5 worth of happiness.

* Kipp - he survived 10 days with his wife's family in Texas; and ate a lot of barbeque and 

             Tex-Mex food.


Late:     Kipp                                                         Cell phone:

No Pin:   Ken                                                         No Badge:

Leaving Early:

Member proposed Fines:


Songs:          The offer to sing several songs was not agreed to.  ;-)


Ten/100 drawing:

     The number drawn had not been paid. The error not noted until after the meeting.

50/50 drawing: 

   Brad drew Ken's number. Ken chose a pink heart shaped rock and did win the "pot".  The check is in the mail.


Today was a Club Assembly.

Due to lacking one person to make a quorum no official business could be conducted.

     A reading of the By-Law governing Associate members confirmed that Associate members do not have a vote. Therefore we were one short of a quorum.

     The minutes of the Board of Directors minutes were distributed and discussed. 

     Wayne noted that it had been reported and recorded that Carolyn Meub. Ex. Director of Pure Water for the World was retiring. She was making one last fundraising effort by raising money to support her project by Sky Diving. Incoming Governor, Nancy Russell, is joining her in the Sky Dive.

Wayne reported that Nancy has done a lot of Sky Diving and has been given a medical O.K.

     Phil reported that 112 items have been collected so far, for the Silent Auction. In answer to a question by Ken, Phil described the plans for the April 23 meeting/work session. (The meeting agenda will be distributed to all Rotarians.) Also, included in the items are two 3' X 2' pink rhododendrons, which are beginning to burst into bloom, donated by Northern Nurseries. Phil will keep them watered at  home until the Silent Auction.

     George raised the issue of supporting the President Elect, Jeremy, and wife to attend the Rotary International Convention in Germany. George noted the great experience he had leading a Group Study Exchange to Poland. There was some discussion of the cost of the trip.

     Phil noted that the issue had been discussed by the Board of Directors and the major reason to not support the action was it would set a precedent that had never been followed before.

     The issue may be revisited in the future.



    Phil led the 4-Way test and the Rotary motto.


    The meeting and work session on 23 April will begin at 5:00 PM. Some volunteers will be asked to begin at 4:00 PM to bring items up from the storage to the Visitor Center in the Train Station.  A pizza meal will be provided by the Club Fun Fund. A detailed agenda will be distributed.



Tue    Apr.   23    Silent Auction Work Session, Visitor Center, 5:00 PM. Pizza on the Club.  

Tue    Apr.   30    TBD Possible second work session to complete prepping donations to  

                             the Silent Auction. (?) If so, 5:00 PM.  Pizza on the Club. 

Fri.,Sat.,Sun.  May 3-5     District Conference, Danvers, Mass. Registration required. 

Tue    May     7     Regular Meeting, Comfort Inn (?)  7:00 PM.  

Tue    May   14     Students of the Month, HACTC Getaway, 12:00 Noon, Last one of the year!  


We did not have an opportunity to sing Happy Birthday or Happy Anniversary.

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:   Are highlighted below.

Ken Baldwin (Associate), David Briggs, Lori Brown, Stephen Dotson,  David F. Ford, 

Erin Fredieu,Jeremy Greeley, Phil Hammond, Scott Hausler, Renee Hebert, Richard Hoffman, 

Margo Howland, David Landry, Aaron MacAskill, Joe Major, Craig McCullough, Kipp Miller, 

Kelli Morneau, Skip Nalette, Gayle Ottmann, Heather Potter, Jim Rostron, Nancy Russell,  

Wayne Russell, David Saturley, Lisa Saturley, PJ Skehan, Ray Stanford, Lynn Towne, 

Brad Vail, George Wenz.  8 voting members. 1 nonvoting member.    (30) 


   Rotarians in Service to the community:   

   Community members helping Rotary:


   Rotarians at Rotary Social Events: 

   Rotarians we missed:  Are not highlighted above.



                                                         8 / 30 = 27% voting members at the meeting.

Make UPs Reported

   Silent Auction Committee: Phil, Dave L., Wayne, Jeremy, Gayle, Richard, Guest Jen MacKenna.

   Silent Auction Work beyond solicitation; Phil - about 5 meetings worth.


Notes by Gayle Ottmann                                                  River Log Construction by Phil Hammond

Editing by Gloria Hammond                                             Keyboarding and Email by Phil Hammond 



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