The Rotary Club of 
Barre, Vermont
Chartered 1924
District 7850
PO Box 167
Barre, VT 05641
Granite Chips
Jump Start Financial Literacy
Categories of Fines Grow
After the rituals had been completed, ten Rotarians help themselves to pulled pork, with or without a bun, cole slaw and strawberry shortcake. Loren was first on her feet with an Advertisement Dollar. She announced that:
The Spring Fling, a fund raiser for the Aldrich Library, will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 6-9 p.m. It will feature Sarah Munkro & Mark Legrand & The Lovesick Band and Marko the Magician. Hors d’oeuvres by the Cornerstone Pub & Kitchen and desserts by Delicate Decadence will be served and a Cash Bar will take over the circulation desk with craft beer, cider and wine. Tickets are $35 per person or $40 at the door. Tickets are available at the Aldrich Public Library, 476-7550.
Tom was next on his feet with a fine of one-and-nine on Karl for throwing him under the bus because he had forgotten his helmet and previously his poles as he showed up to go skiing. Karl had no defense and the fine easily passed. Loren threw a dollar in the basket after a loud ring emanated from her phone. Next up was Karl with a Sorry Dollar for throwing Tom under the bus and a Happy Dollar for the return of his overnight bag and its contents. He put his bag on the hood or the roof of his car and then proceeded to drive off leaving the bag to fend for itself.  One could only picture it clinging for dear life, but eventually succumbing to the vagaries of wind and gravity and landing on the pavement with a thud. It was returned in a couple of days by the Barre Police who received it from the Berlin Police after being found and turned in by a Berlin highway worker. End of saga. Joe gave two Get Well Dollars in wishing Liane a speedy recovery from diverticulitis. Tony rose, not to fine, but to announce the following:
Keep the Ball Rolling for People's Health & Wellness Clinic
  • When: Saturday, May 4, 1-3pm
  • Where: Twin City Family Fun Center, 708 Rte 302, Berlin, VT
  • Join your friends and colleagues for this fun event to support the health of uninsured and underinsured central Vermonters.
The People’s Health & Wellness Clinic’s mission is to provide primary health care and wellness education to the uninsured and underinsured community members of Central Vermont who cannot otherwise afford these services. For more information go to:
Mural Update
Caroline gave an update on the Mural Wall Project. The anti-graffiti protectorant is being applied to the panels at this time.  There was a bit of a snafu with the product initially, but Ted Goulette appears to have ironed it out and we should be back on schedule by next week.  Ted has managed to obtain a replacement product that will require only one coat (still guaranteed for ten years) with no extra charge to us.
Eddie introduced Christine (Kit) Ardell and Margaret Ferguson, today’s guest speakers. Their topic was Jump$tart (, Capstone’s financial literacy coalition. Kit started off by asking members to share their memories of money which included saving, Christmas clubs and selling an opportunity to feed a rabbit in a baby carriage. She explained that “the Vermont Jump$tart Coalition is a non-profit, all-volunteer professional group who work to improve the personal financial literacy skills of Vermont’s youth.” It is funded by individuals and organizations who support its mission. Its mission is: “To improve the financial literacy skills of Vermont youth.” To accomplish their mission they participate in the following:
  • An annual conference on financial literacy;
  • Recognize an individual or group that has advanced financial literacy in Vermont with an award;
  • Work with financial institutions, early education groups, and the Vermont State Treasurer’s Office;
  • Participate in the State House financial literacy day; and
  • Support April as Financial Literacy month.
Such topics as spending, saving, credit, debt, budgeting, investments, loans, credit cards and homeownership are part of the curriculum. Fourteen schools in Vermont have Jump$tart including Spaulding and Union 32.
When asked how we can help, Kit presented the following:
  • Volunteer to provide community awareness;
  • Donate books to the school and/or public library;
  • Sponsor a teacher to attend the yearly financial literacy conference;
  • Support the golf tournament fund raiser in August.
Margaret presented a number of statistics from a website: For detailed information check out the website.
For an interesting and informative presentation, the Rotarians provided a warm round of applause.
Until next....that's all folks.
Club Information
We meet:
Wednesdays, 12:00 PM
The American Legion
320 North Main Street
Barre, VT  05641 USA
Apr 24, 2019
May 01, 2019
Adaptive Hockey
May 08, 2019
Family Center of Washington County
May 15, 2019
Vermont Legal Ethics
May 29, 2019
Jun 05, 2019
Classification Talk and More!
Jun 05, 2019
Classification Talk and More!
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