The Rotary Club of White River Junction, Vermont, USA

The River Log 

     Rotary Logo old

December 5, 2017   


Read "The President's Letter",

The Rotarian, December 2017, p, 1.


News Items:

Our Meeting:


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

 Thoughtful Moment:

 Invocation was given by Nancy


Doug Heavisides, Director, HACTC 

Visiting Rotarians:


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

The following Rotarians were happy because:

Richard - Happy; Son-in-law has a new job.

Margo - Happy Renee is here.

Phil - Happy  the cookies are baked for the PEX

Jim - Just happy

David S - PEX song book is updated.

Nancy - Have all the PEX conductors we need, but need more cocoa chefs

David L - Celebrated the season in Hanover playing a toy soldier

Ray - Happy for everyone's contributions to the Rotary Club

Brad - Moving on to a new company


Late:   Brad                                                           Cell phone:  

No Pin:  Brad, David Br.                                        No Badge:  Brad, Wayne

Leaving Early:                          

Member proposed fines:                     None

50/50 drawing:

David  FF drew Doug's ticket. Doug chose a stone heart and did not win the "pot".

Sing-A-Long:     With the help of Ray, Sergeant-at-Arms, one song, R.O.T.A.R.Y. was "snuck in" right after the Happy Dollars and Fines. 


 Our Speaker today is Doug Heavisides, Director of the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center.

       Doug began by thanking the Rotary for all they do for the children including scholarships, grants and honoring the Students of the Month.

      The Director explained  there are 14 programs at the Center. Doug reviewed that the students are involved in working with him to review the budget and develop a new student orientation program.

       Doug described the "Employability Card" that has been developed. Students are encouraged to sign up to achieve the card. There are currently 60 students in the program.

       Doug stated that they have a STEM program. (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) 

 He expects to begin a Safety Services Program in the next 4 years.

     Various Rotary business items were brought up and can be found under announcements. 


 Rich led The Four Way Test and the Rotary Motto. 


 Richard announced that Margo is developing the ballot for 2017-2018. Margo and Aaron are listed as Secretary and Treasurer unless someone wishes to be on the ballot for the positions.

We need a president to start on July 1, 2018. First ballot for 14 has been distributed. Margo noted that on the ballot for 14 you cannot write in Richard's name as he will be on the BOD as the Past President. Margo will develop the ballot of 14 to elect the 7 to the Board of Directors.

 The Christmas Luncheon will be a Baked Ham dinner that will be subsidized by the Fun Fund.

Members will pay the $14.25 for themselve and guests and the Fun Fund will cover the rest of the price of the meal.

 Forgoing the December BOD meeting due to the work load of the PEX was put to a vote. The vote was to forgo the meeting.

 Phil had asked for the Charitable Fund Annual meeting to be held in conjuction with the Dec. BOD meeting. It will now be held at the beginning of the January BOD meeting. (1 Jan. 2018)

 PJ reported on the Polar Express. 

     Song book sent to printer

     Davd Landry in charge of food given to volunteers and available by donation to anyone.

     Nancy will provide a ladle and coffee pot.

     Need help cooking - PJ, Rich, Jim, and Harold volunteered

 Rich wanted $200. to purchase trees for the North Pole. Motion passed.

 Parks and Recreation will set up signs asking for volunteers to help.

 Polar Express train set raffle tickets need to be turned in to Kipp. They can be turned in this weekend.

 Decorating the Trains Station will begin at 3:pm and go to 8 or 9 pm. Volunteers during the day are O.K. 

 Phil asked for $250 to help support the Rotary Rose Bowl Parade float. Motion passed.

 Next meeting will be at the HACTC unless school is closed.


12/19/17 -  Regular Rotary Club meeting, noon, Hotel Coolidge. Christmas Luncheon

12/26/17 -  No Meeting

  1/02/18 -  No Meeting

  1/08/18 -  Board of Directors meeting. Rm 301, Gates Briggs Bldg. 

                  White River Rotary Charitable Fund Annual Meeting. Rm 301, Gates Briggs Bld.

                  Charitable Fund will be at 5:00 PM. Members include the BOD members

                  The BOD meeting will follow.


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:         

  David Briggs, David F. Ford, Jeremy Greeley, Phil Hammond, Richard Hoffman,

  Margo Howland,  Dave Landry, Aaron MacAskill, Kipp Miller, Tad Nunez,   

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

  PJ Skehan, Ray Stanford,                (17) 

(27 - 4 = 26)

     Rotarians in Service to the community: 

     Community Members helping Rotary: 


     Rotarians at Rotary Social Events: 

     Rotarians We Missed:                                                          

      Alice Baird, Scott Hausler, Chip Lewis (H),  Skip Nalette, Gayle Ottmann, 

      Kathi Perkins, Kim Potter, Lisa Saturley, Sue Shaw, Brad Vail, George Wenz.                                                                                                                                (10)

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


                                              17 / 26 = 65 % at the meeting.

     Make Ups Reported: 

     Board of Directors:

     Community Dinner:    


 Notes by Jeremy Greeley                                         River Log Construction by Phil Hammond

 Editing by Gloria Hammond                                    Keyboarding and Email by Phil Hammond