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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:
Barre Rotary Club past president, Caroline Earle and Liane Martinelli, current president present Mark Browning with a $1000.00 check  that he won from a recent club raffle that raised $3,900.00 to put toward the new mural that The Club will be putting up on the Summer Street wall in Barre.
Mayor Lucas Herring picked the winning ticket at the Barre City council meeting June 26, 2018.
Thank you for making a difference by giving to The Rotary Foundation. It is because of your support that Rotarians are empowered to create lasting, meaningful change. Because of your gift, Rotarians are hard at work leading service projects that improve lives both close to home and around the world.

Together, we can continue to make a difference and create a more peaceful future. Thank you for your dedication and continued support of The Rotary Foundation.

Sincerely,
 
Paul A. Netzel
Chair, The Rotary Foundation 2017-18
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.
The Barre Rotary Club moved it's weekly meeting to Spaulding High School March 21, 2018 to present a certificate to the new school Interact Club and hear a presentation from the new club.
A wonderful meal was provided by the school for all.
Club members receive the new certificate from Barre Rotary Club President, Caroline Earle third from left.
Pictured from left to right, Jordan Fecher (Sr.), Interact Club Incoming President, Ella McCarthy (Jr.), Earle, Justin Thurber (Jr), Jillian Tosi (Jr), and current club president, Randi Dudley (Sr).

The tree whisperer

The forests of New England prepared Paul Harris for a lifetime in Rotary

By Geoff Johnson

When he was a boy growing up in Vermont, Paul Harris made a startling discovery: “Trees talk to each other in a language of their own.” How else could they flawlessly orchestrate the brilliant display of color that each fall without fail set New England ablaze? It seemed obvious: In order to dazzle, the trees must first plan, they must plot, they must converse. 

Ipil: Intsia bijuga Reforestation: Logging and slash-and-burn farming have led to the near-extirpation of the ipil in parts of Southeast Asia; the tree’s wood is used for furniture and flooring. District 3830 (Philippines) planted ipil seedlings to reforest 5,000 hectares of the Irawan Watershed on the Philippine island of Palawan. In a project led by the Rotary Club of Makati Olympia, Rotarians also gave 24 indigenous Batak families 50 seedlings each of kalamansi, a native citrus tree.  

Illustration by Laszlo Kubinyi

 
Club co-hosts it's first blood drive ever with The Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce office in Berlin.
Many club members volunteered to give blood and work at the drive.
From left to right, Ray Bettis, Tony Campos, Eddy Rousse, Rebecca Duranleau
Ed Rousse and Sarah Costa man the Rotary Table.     
                   As do David Gold and Scott Funk.
All in all 23 pints of blood were drawn. Some folks were denied for various reasons as they tried to give. Lives will be saved by the club efforts!
LIA RUBEL WINS BARRE ROTARY CLUB YOUTH SPEECH CONTEST FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW
For the second year in a row, Spaulding High School Junior Lia Rubel won the Barre Rotary Club Youth Speech Contest on February 21st.   Lia tied this year’s Rotary Theme (Making a Difference By Applying Rotary’s Four-Way Test) into her participation in a newly created Spaulding High School group called Student Voice.
Pictured above Bob Pope, Tom White,  Rob Spring, Elizabeth LaPerle and Sarah Costa with the huge check that the Barre Rotary Club donated to the Aldrich public library with proceeds from the club breakfast held each year in July.

 
Lucas Herring stopped by our meeting February 7 and Sue Higby stopped by February 28 to tell us about their campaigns for Barre City mayor. 
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.  
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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