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Collaborative Effort
 
On Saturday, December 15th Barre and Central Vermont Rotarians, Central Vermont Young Professionals and family and friends collaborated to wrap 160 boxes of coats, hats, mittens and gloves for those in need at the Vermont Granite Museum. After a mini-concert of Christmas carols by five former "Rotabarrians,” led by maestro Dick Shadroui, those assembled enjoyed pizza and a pot luck buffet. After the repast, a bucket brigade was formed and the boxes were loaded on a Salvation Army truck all set for delivery. A great, uplifting event demonstrating the power of collaboration, community spirit and fun.
  The whole gang!
 
Tony & Bruce
Caroline & Bruce
 
 
 
Painting has begun on the Rotary Summer Street Mural Wall Project at the Vermont Granite Musuem.  We are just finishing up priming our first 24 (out of a total of 44) 5 ft x 7 ft panels.  Once the priming of the panels is complete, the Barre Palletteers will be helping sketch in our mural design prior to the detail painting commencing.
 Shown is volunteer Rob Taylor, who helped us prime the panels. 
In December, of 2018 The Barre Rotary Club distributed atlases and dictionaries to six 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 almost 20 years.
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.
 
Barre City 3rd Graders looking over their new Dictionaries.
 
Today the club received a great speech by our District 7850 Governor, Larry Varrs.
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After his presentation, Governor Vars asked member to share their passions. Those sharing included George, Tony, Eddie, Doug, Caroline and Liane who all received a special pin from Larry.
Liane, on behalf of the club, received the District Governor’s banner and a scarf. 
He also presented Caroline with a banner for accepting a  district position as an assistant governor.
 
 
Vermont Governor Phil Scott on the right helps Renald Hebert cook pancakes at the 35th, Barre Rotary Club annual breakfast in 2018 on the Aldrich Public Library lawn. All proceeds go to the library. 
 
This past year, Barre Rotarians – as people of action – proudly accomplished the following, often with the collaboration of others as noted:
Tony Campos, Tom Babic, Ted Goulette, Joe Preddy, Bob Pope, Dick Shadroui and Brenda Waterhouse pose with some of their trash they picked up In Barre. 
FOUR SEASONS FOR SUMMER ST. 
                                                                         JEB WALLACE-BRODEUR / STAFF PHOTO
A concrete retaining wall that has seen better days won’t be the canvas for a massive mural Barre Rotarians are planning for Summer Street. It will be the frame.
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.
 
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Karl A. Rinker
    January 7
  • Jim Catone
    January 13
  • Raymond Bettis
    January 15
Join Date:
  • Richard Shadroui
    January 7, 1983
    36 years
  • Butch Churchill
    January 8, 2003
    16 years
  • Karl A. Rinker
    January 14, 1970
    49 years
  • Robert Pope
    January 23, 1991
    28 years