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The Rotary Club of White River Junction, Vermont, USA

The River Log 

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 October 21, 2020

 Read "Disease Detectives"

                                                 The Rotarian, October 2020, p 38-43.


News Items:


Our Meeting:



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

Quiet Moment:

    Gayle prresented a series of interesting contemplations.


    Libby Pero, Brett Mayfield.

Visiting Rotarians:

   District Governor Steve Puderbaugh,Chip Lewis. 

Happy Dollars: Rotarian (no one) served as Sergeant-at-Arms.

The following Rotarians were happy because:

    In order to give the Governor enough time, Happy Dollars were not enjoyed.


    No fines were collected


    No songs were sung.

50/50 drawing:

    No drawing was held.    


     Governor Steve spoke about some of the changes taking place in Rotary International and District 7870. Among them were:

      Environment will become RI's seventh area of focus on July 1 of 2021.

      The Rotary Foundation continues to support many projects around the world.

            (Of note was the continued support of The Foundation by White River Rotary, USA.)

      The District is creating a Membership Drive Competition between December 1 and July 1.

             Two teams will be created and a point system put in place.

              First prize, A full dinner for the club.

              Second Prize, A pizza party

              Third prize, A breakfast

               In support of the membership drive, Steve quoted RI President Holger Knaack, "There is no wrong age to become a Rotarian."

              A drawing to win a registration for the District Conference will be held for sponsors.

        The District Conference will be held in Meredith, New Hampshire at Church Landing at Mills Falls Resort on May 1 and 2. Participants will not be required to stay at the resort, but could be housed in the homes of local Rotarians.

         District Governor Steve announced plans for a Friendship Exchange with South Africa. Plans are in the works although being restricted by Covid 19.



      Rich announced that the Coin Drop collected $732.34. (This was our first fund raiser planned, conducted and administered by Rich.)

      Ray announced that we are looking for more items for our 32Auction website.

      Gayle suggested we list a chicken BBQ for 20 put on by the Rotary Grillers.

            Ray moved and Ken seconded to include the BBQ on the auction. Rich amended the motion to include a minimum bid of $250.00. It was included. Motion Passed.       



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




     None admitted to.

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:                All those highlighted below.

Ken Baldwin, David Briggs, David F. Ford, Erin Fredieu, Phil Hammond, Scott Hausler,

Richard Hoffman, Margo Howland, Carson Hutchinson, David Landry, Aaron MacAskill,

Joe Major, Craig McCullough, Kipp Miller, Skip Nalette, Gayle Ottmann,

Heather Potter, Jim Rostron, Nancy Russell, Wayne Russell, David Saturley, PJ Skehan, 

Ray Stanford, Lynn Towne, Brad Vail, George Wenz.      (27 COUNTED) 


   Rotarians in Service to the community:  

   Community members helping Rotary:


   Rotarians at Rotary Social Events:

   Rotarians we missed:                 All those not highlighted above



                                                         11/ 27= 41% at the meeting.

Make UPs Reported



Notes by Phhil Hammond                                                River Log Construction by Phil Hammond

Editing by Gloria Hammond                                             Keyboarding and Email by Phil Hammond.