The Rotary Club of White River Junction, Vermont, USA

The River Log 

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 April 6, 2021

 Read "The Company We Keep"

                                                 The Rotarian, April 2021, p 14-17.


News Items:


Our Meeting:



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

 Quiet Moment:

    Nancy provided a quiet moment.


    Mike McGovern of Maine and Rotary International.

Visiting Rotarians:

    Mike McGovern, Chip Lewis - Virginia.

Happy Dollars: No Happy Dollars were collected.

Fines: No Fines were requested or applied.

Songs: No songs were sung  

50/50 drawing: Drawings have been suspended due to the pandemic. 


Our speaker today is Mike McGovern.

     Mike presented an update of the progress of Rotary's program of Polio elimiination.

     Polio still has to be eliminated in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Problems there are accessibility to the population due to the brutal objection of the radical groups in the area. In the last few days a group of ladies were killed on their way to administering Polio vaccine. They did not wait for their government supplied protection.

     Some interesting points presented were: Rotary is now helping with the Covid-19 vaccination process in the world; The Covid program is making use of the infrastructure and administration process of the Polio program; Rotary has 150 laboratories around the world to investigate samples of Polio.

     Mike reported that there are now 36,000 Rotary Clubs world wide. 

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


     The minutes of the Fund Raising Committee were presented.


 Apr  11  2021     Board of Directors meeting. Zoom.

 Apr  20  2021     Regular meeting on Zoom. Club Assembly


      None were presented.

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, Stephen Dotson,  David F. Ford,

Erin Fredieu,  Phil Hammond, Scott Hausler, Jan Hebert, Randy Hodge,

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

Joe Major, Brett Mayfield, 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.    8  (29 COUNTED) 


   Rotarians in Service to the community:  

   Community members helping Rotary:


   Rotarians at Rotary Social Events:

   Rotarians we missed:           Are not highlighted above.



                                                        8 / 29 = 28% at the meeting.

Make UPs Reported



Notes by Phil Hammond.                                                   River Log Construction by Phil Hammond

Editing by Gloria Hammond                                               Keyboarding and Email by Phil Hammond