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The Barre Barre Rotary Club joined GenRotary members as well as friends of Rotary in hosting The World Santa Coat Drive for another successful and fun project on Saturday, December 11th, 2021 at The Vermont Granite Museum.  Approximately 120 new winter coats for children were wrapped with hand knit matching hats & mittens, and a book or toy was placed in the boxes as well.   I hope those boxes don't fall down before they get delivered to the Salvation Army!

Pictured above are , Barre Rotary Club President Tony Campos, Vermont State Governor, Phil Scott and BARRE ART SPLASH Chair, Karl A. Rinker.
 
On Wednesday, December 8, 2021 Governor Scott picked three raffle tickets for his three model race cars that were built and decorated for the BARRE ART SPLASH project and displayed on Main Street all summer.
 
The race cars were models of the actual race cars that Scott raced at Thunder Road and other race tracks over the years. As far as I know Scott is the only US governor that has ever won a stock car race.
 
District 7859 Governor Mike Carrier is all smiles after receiving a gift of two Barre Gray Granite book ends from the Barre VT Rotary Club after his visit to the club on September 15.
Governor Mike had some very nice words to share with us about the district and Rotary world wide.
He is visiting all the clubs in the district.
He can be reached at;
rotaryrocks2021@gmail.com
The Barre Rotary Club organized a great Saturday Octoberfest at the Vermont Granite Museum in Barre.
 
Oktoberfest - Vermont Style!
The Barre Rotary Club provided for a taste of some of Vermont's best craft beers, authentic Bavarian food, and the Inseldudler, German Band of Vermont!
In a year that a lot of folks thought the Barre Rotary Club did not hold the annual breakfast on the Aldrich Public Library because of COVID there actually was one.  The only problem was, that only one person showed up!
Picture below is Jeff Dunn at the breakfast on the lawn all by himself.
Jeff is deceased club member, Ron Parnigoni's son in-law. As you might know Ron ran the breakfast for a long time after his big brother, Dick Parnigoni stopped doing it. Jeff always helped before, during and after the breakfast!
Ron got the donations rolling this last year with a large check with the idea that the club could get other donations to make up for the big loss to the library.  Well with Bop Pope's help the club raised $13,180.00 with out the breakfast!
See large check below.
From Left to right, Lauren Polk, Executive Director of the library, out-going president John Steinman, and board chair Nancy Pope. 
Total donations over the years to the library are now $309,549.00. The 2019 breakfast was the 36th breakfast on the library lawn and the 46 breakfast overall.
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Upcoming Speakers
Chris Hennessey - Superintendent of Schools
Jan 19, 2022
Issues facing our schools in the current environment
Issues facing our schools in the current environment

Chris has been a teacher and school leader in Barre fifteen of his thirty years as an educator.  He started his career as a social studies teacher and moving on to running alternative programs.  He moved on to serving as a building leader at the elementary, middle and high school levels in both Montpelier and Barre.  We are fortunate to have him as the Superintendent of the Barre Unified Union School District.

Club Assembly
Jan 26, 2022
Club Assembly
Mark Baker - The Vermont Flannel Company
Feb 02, 2022
The history of the company and the industry challenges they face
Karl Rinker - Webmaster extraordinaire
Feb 09, 2022
Navigating the Barre Rotary website with your cell phone
Thom Lauzon CPA
Feb 16, 2022
Tax laws changes and related items
Club Assembly
Feb 23, 2022
Club Assembly
Dan Casey - Director of Barre Opera House
Mar 02, 2022
Tour of Barre Opera House to view new improvements
Mary Braun (Rotarian) and Rachel Cogbill
Mar 09, 2022
Central Vermont Refugee Action Network (CVRAN) working with Afghanistan families
Club Assembly
Mar 30, 2022
Club Assembly
Club Assembly
Apr 27, 2022
Club Assembly
Club Assembly
May 25, 2022
Club Assembly
Club Assembly
Jun 29, 2022
Club Assembly
Past Speakers
Cindy Locke
Jan 12, 2022
Classification talk
Jeff Danziger
Jan 05, 2022
Lieutenant Dangerous: A Vietnam War Memoir
Club Assembly
Dec 29, 2021
Club Assembly
Doug Bullett
Dec 22, 2021
Visit to the Holy Land
Rebecca Lo Presti
Dec 15, 2021
AmeriCorps
Tom Babic Presents
Dec 01, 2021
Dick Shadroui: Memories of WWII
No Meeting Today - Happy Thanksgiving to All!
Nov 24, 2021
No Meeting - Happy Thanksgiving!
Travis Morris, Director, NU Peace & War Center
Nov 17, 2021
The Palestinian/Israeli Conflict
Dr. Tom Stuwe
Nov 10, 2021
Creatures Great & Small: Life of a Small Town Vet
Brian Kravitz, Central Vermont Basic Education
Nov 03, 2021
Engaging the Community in Adult Education and Literacy
Rebekah Owens - Tiny Home Helper, Inc.
Oct 20, 2021
Tiny Homes & Compostable Toilets
Elaine Toohey, Green Mountain United Way
Oct 13, 2021
Working Communities Challenge (WCC)
Margo Austin: SHS Interact
Oct 06, 2021
Spaulding High School Interact Club 2021-22
Club Assembly
Sep 29, 2021
Club Assembly
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Karl A. Rinker
    January 7
  • Jim Catone
    January 13
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Matthew Polk
    January 23
Join Date:
  • Butch Churchill
    January 8, 2003
    19 years
  • Karl A. Rinker
    January 14, 1970
    52 years
  • Alona Tate
    January 20, 2021
    1 year
  • Robert Pope
    January 23, 1991
    31 years