The Rotary Club of 
Barre, Vermont
Chartered 1924
District 7850
PO Box 167
Barre, VT 05641
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Happy Holidays

              Happy Holidays
Expressing  Happiness and the Holiday Spirit 
Fifteen Rotarians and seven guests were enjoying their lunch and lively conservations when President Nicole began the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and My Country ‘Tis of Thee. She asked if anyone had a Happy Dollar and one would soon see that the room was filled with expressions of happiness.
DG Caroline started things off with Happy Dollars for polio, Liane and Art being here and $2 for the acceptance of her daughter by Turfs University into the Clinical Occupational Therapist Program. 
George added to the coffers with a couple of dollars because he was glad to be a Rotarian and how the young people in our Club have inspired him to remain active, referencing the Santa Wrap and ringing the bell for the Salvation Army.  
Nicolas gave a Happy Dollar in recognizing that his home country, Argentina, won the World Cup.
Arthur threw five Happy Dollars into the basket celebrating Liane’s birthday, for Liane’s son being here and for the presence of Liane’s posse. 
Joe added $2 to the base of the polio cylinder and another for his Jazzercise instructor being her.
Bob Blow came up with $5 for being here today.
Janalee, a guest of Liane’s, gave $2 because she was happy to be here to enjoy listening to carols, looking at the sweaters and having a nice lunch with family.
Eddie expressed his happiness with a Happy Dollar because he and his niece Sonjia will be preparing lasagna for twenty residents of Good Samaritan Haven.
Tony gave two Happy Dollars, one for the joy of serving dinner at Hedding Church on Christmas Day and one for his incredible  dog.
Liane added to the basket because she was happy to be invited to perform at our Club meeting and for the presence of her family.
President Nicole offered $5 for today’s program and was proud that she made all the gifts for her family this year.
Tony reminded us to register for the weekly meeting. He needs an accurate headcount for our meal.
DG Caroline announced that pocket copies of the Constitution are still available.
She then presented a gift to President Nicole for serving us well during the first half of her term.
Since Last We Met
Birthday: Lynne Addiego (wife of John Steinman)
On this day in history: On this day in 1898, future Nobel Prize winners Marie and Pierre Curie discovered the radioactive chemical element radium, used to treat cancer.
1937--The classic animated movie Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs premiered, establishing Walt Disney as one of the world's most innovative and creative moviemakers.
Guests: Bonnie Pesse; Connie Lane; Gloria Abbiati; Justin Pesse Bennett and Janalee Willet.
The Holiday Spirit in Song with Liane Martinelli and Arthur Zorn
Tom introduced Liane and Arthur, the featured performers for today’s musical program.
Liane sang and Arthur sang and played the keyboard for a combination of solos and community sing-along. There was a nice mixture of fun and serious numbers, from Christmas Chopsticks and Jingle-Bell Rock to O Holy Night and Joy to the World along with a sprinkle of beautiful melodies, like A Christmas Song and Let There Be Peace on Earth. The Rotarians and the guests thoroughly enjoyed the concert and showed their appreciation with heartfelt applause and a standing ovation.

Until next time…, that’s all folks.

Club Information
We meet every Wednesday
at 12:00 at the
Aldrich Public Library
6 Washington Street
Barre, VT.
District Site
Call 802.476.07550 for more information
or email President Nicole DiDomenico 
Dec 28, 2022
Club Assembly
Jan 04, 2023
Meals on Wheels - What we do and who we serve
Jan 11, 2023
Five Avenues of Service
Jan 18, 2023
Stories of New England
Jan 25, 2023
Club Assembly
Feb 01, 2023
Rotary Speech Contest (10:45-12:15 at SHS)
Feb 08, 2023
Five Avenues of Service
Feb 15, 2023
Vermont Works for Women
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Rotary Foundation
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Song Leader
Youth Exchange
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Lynne Addiego
December 10
Stacie Boltin
December 30
Upcoming Events
Barre Rotary Club's Meeting Dec 28, 2022
Aldrich Public Library
Dec 28, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:07 PM
Barre Rotary Club's Meeting Jan 4, 2023
Aldrich Public Library
Jan 04, 2023
12:00 PM – 1:07 PM
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