The Rotary Club of White River Junction, Vermont, USA

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April 17, 2018

 Read "Back to our Roots"

  The Rotarian, April 2018, p 34 to 49


News Items:

 Our Meeting:


    The Pledge to the Flag was led by David Saturley. The song "God Bless America" was led by Phil. 


    Ken Baldwin - former member.

Visiting Rotarians:


 Happy Dollars: Rotarian "retiring" Ray Stanford served as Sergeant-at-Arms.

The following Rotarians were happy because:

* Ray - he can announce his retirement on May 31. Happy Retirement Ray. 

* Phil - the Colorado Spruce trees came from Arbor Day Foundation in time for planting on either Arbor Day or Earth Day in response to our Rotary International President's call for every Rotarian to plant one tree.

* Margo - is happy to take any trees Rotarians do not want to give to the Hartford Tree Board.

* Kipp - to report that he and his wife have been working in their Quechee Gorge shop and will be  open next week.

* Nancy - to announce that a fundraiser for the elimination of Child Abuse will be held Sunday, April 22 at the Engine Room 2-5pm. It is Bingo Bags where "Gentlemen" show off and display handbags which can be won on a Bingo game. 


Late:       David Briggs                                         Cell phone:

No Pin:   David Briggs                                         No Badge:

Leaving Early:  Nancy

Member proposed Fines: Ray fined everyone that supported the Boston Sports Teams. 

10/100 drawing:  # 33 Samantha Small

50/50 drawing:

   Ken drew Nancy's number. Nancy chose a white heart shaped rock and did not win the "pot".  


Club Assembly - Business Meeting

     Phil reminded all about the Silent Acution and what is needed.

     1. We have 54 recorded items. Usual number is close to 200.

     2. Hard objects can be brought to the Engine Room at 11:00 A.M on May 4

         If you cannot do that, please bring them next week.

         If you are going to deliver them, PLEASE bring in the RECEIPT !  Scan and email if you

         have to. The items need to be numbered, the Bid Cards need to  be filled out.

      3. Gift Certificates should be brought in. The Bid Cards need to be filled out and the 

          Gift Cards need to be put into an identified and numbered envelope.

     Dave S reports that Visioning cannot take place on May 1. The dates of May 15 and May 22

     were agreed on to submit to the District Visioning group.

     Margo asked for approval of the Minutes of the last Board of Directors meeeting. Approved.

     Margo presented the District Nominees for Governor, Secretary, and Treasurer.

                Club voted in favor of all which gives us one vote at the District Level.

                Changes and additions to the Club By-Laws were delayed until after the Visioning.



Phil distributes Colorado Blue Spruce trees to Gayle Ottmann and David Briggs.    


All Rotarians World Wide have been asked to plant a tree in honor of Earth Day by RI President Ian H.S. Riseley.





   David Saturley led the 4-Way test and the Rotary motto.


    See Program 


4/24/18   Regular Meeting.  Coolidge Hotel. 12:00 Noon   

5/01/18   Regular Meeting. Coolidge Hote. 12:00 Noon 

5/8/18     Students of the month. Hartford Area Career and Technology Center. 12:00 Noon 

5/15/18   Regular Meeting Coolidge Hotel. 12:00 Noon  Possible Visioning 

5/22/18   Regular Meeting.  Coolidge Hotel. 12:00 Noon  Possible Visioning 

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

12/8 and 12/9  Polar Express. The Club authorized a member to attend a training session.  


No one admitted to having birthdays or anniversaries.   ;-)

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, 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*.      (11/25) 

   Rotarians in Service to the community: 10/100 Silent Auction Committee Thurs. April 12

          Dave Landry, Gayle Ottmann, Margo Howland, Phil Hammond.   

   Community members helping Rotary:


   Rotarians at Rotary Social Events: We should get a report about the Bingo Bags. 

   Rotarians we missed:

          All those not highlighted and underlined above. 


                                                         11 / 25 = 44% at the meeting.

Make Ups Reported: See Service in Community


Notes by Gayle Ottmann                                                  River Log Construction by Phil Hammond

Editing by Gloria Hammond                                             Keyboarding and Email by Phil Hammond