2017 Dictionaries & Atlases


On December 6, 2017 The Barre Rotary Club started distributing atlases and dictionaries to area schools.
Joe Preddy with the new dictionaries.
Community Involvement:
The Barre Rotary Club has been giving out dictionaries and atlases to the 3rd and 5th graders in Central Vermont for the past 15+ and 10+ years respectively.
The Club has found this to be a rewarding community outreach program as it promotes literacy in our youth.  A special thanks to Joe Preddy and Elizabeth LaPerle as they have been working on this project for a very long time. It is what Rotarians do.
Pictured from left to right, Rotarians Joe Preddy and Elizabeth LaPerle with Washington School teacher Mr. Warden and the students.
The Barre Rotary Club recently joined forces with The Central Vermont Rotary Club, The World Santa Fund, and the Central Vermont Young Professionals to pack over 110 coats with hat and mitten sets, for the Salvation Army to distribute to community members who are in need of a warm coat for the winter.  
The Barre Rotary Club recently held their weekly meeting at the new DOWNSTREET HOUSING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT building on Keith Ave. in Barre.

About Downstreet

Founded in 1987, Downstreet Housing & Community Development was originally known as Central Vermont Community Land Trust. As our scope of work and services expanded beyond the stewardship of land associated with resident-owned homes, it became necessary to update our name to more accurately reflect our organizations’ goals and services. Downstreet is a Vermont colloquialism referring to the center of the community or the heart of the community, sometimes used in place of “downtown.” Downstreet Housing & Community Development strives to enrich the hearts of communities throughout Central Vermont, whether they are located in the town or the country. We are headquartered “downstreet” in Barre. Downstreet’s staff of 24 full-time employees and 3 part-time employees create opportunities for long-term, safe and decent housing and create strong and diverse communities throughout Central Vermont.

At the mouth of Maine’s Passagassawakeag River, where it empties into Penobscot Bay, Deborah Walters is sitting on the deck of a restaurant talking about the time she was stung by a scorpion in a remote Guatemalan village. “We were a hike and a boat ride from medical care,” she recalls, adjusting a wide-brimmed straw hat that sprinkles sunlight across her face. “The challenge is to keep your heart rate slow. I just had to be calm and wait. But I sensed I would be fine.” 
Deborah Walters paddles Vermont’s Connecticut River.  
Chris Percival  
President Elect, Liane Martinelli & Lydia Rice decorating the ballroom just before the 3rd Annual Rotary ball.
With the original artwork faded, the Summer Street retaining wall in Barre may soon be getting a more permanent mural decorating it. Karl A. Rinker Photo
BARRE — Local Rotarians don’t want to build a wall, but they’d sure like to beautify one.
Hoping to turn a neglected retaining wall on Summer Street into a welcoming piece of public art, Barre Rotarians are actively exploring what president Caroline Earle described this week as a “legacy project” for the local club.
DG Eric Denu tries to sweeten up our club president, Caroline Earle with her favorite candy bar.
Rotary District 7850 Governor visited the Barre Club on August 9 and delivered a wonderful presentation. His remarks are below:
I am honored to be with you today. I am proud to be
Speaking to my fellow Teammates in Rotary.  You all
should be proud of the work you are doing in
Brenda Waterhouse prepares bananas for the 34th, Barre Rotary Club's annual breakfast on the Aldrich Public Library lawn. All proceeds go to the library. 
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Jan 24, 2018
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Jan 31, 2018
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Feb 14, 2018
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SHS Students
Feb 21, 2018
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New Barre Rotary Member Sam Markewich
Jan 17, 2018
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New Barre Rotary Member Eddie Rousse
Jan 10, 2018
Classification Talk
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Member Birthdays:
  • Karl A. Rinker
    January 7
  • Jim Catone
    January 13
  • Raymond Bettis
    January 15
  • Michael Calcagni
    January 28
Join Date:
  • Richard Shadroui
    January 7, 1983
    35 years
  • Butch Churchill
    January 8, 2003
    15 years
  • Karl A. Rinker
    January 14, 1970
    48 years
  • Robert Pope
    January 23, 1991
    27 years
  • Michael Calcagni
    January 28, 2016
    2 years