The Rotary Club of 
Barre, Vermont
Chartered 1924
District 7850
PO Box 167
Barre, VT 05641
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Infestation at Club Assembly
Dollars Infest the Barre Rotary Club Meeting
After the rituals had been completed, sixteen Rotarians in attendance helped ourselves to mac ‘n cheese, beans and corn and pie, sat down for lunch, conversation and awaited an infestation of dollars attacking us in all forms.  Eddie started things off by fining Tony one-and-nine for breaking not only the granite Rotary wheel, but the lectern on which it is affixed. Loren recalled that was a “falling down day” including one of our banners and declared that Tony’s mishap was part of a “bad day.” Scott declared that he had been fined enough. Tony opined that he had “bled for this club.” Falling on deaf years, the defenses went unheeded and the fine passed.  Scott was next with a Sad Dollar in announcing that this would be his last meeting as expanded business commitments preclude regular attendance at meetings. Bob wondered if he would remain as Membership Chair. We will all miss him. Tom followed with another Sad Dollar with a report that someone had walked away with his skis and poles at Sugarbush. Hoping that it was accidental, he optimistically awaits their return.  Tony gave a Happy Dollar in recognition that his son Alex with be part of the writing team for a new Netflix feature entitled The Baby Sitter Club. Joe announced that May 4th is Green up Day and Barre Rotarians will meet at Soup and Greens at 7:00 a.m. for breakfast and then head out to green up parts of Barre. Several times it was pointed out that Tom will not be attendance per usual as he has committed to another visit to Sugarbush with spare skis and poles. Bob proposed a fine on Tony for “being a distraction” (aka talking) while Rotary business was being conducted. No problem passing. Eddie stood again to give three Happy Dollars: one for attending the upcoming District Conference in Sherbrooke, Quebec; another for the opportunity to play gold at Pinehurst Golf Course; and three for the joy of seeing Tiger Woods win the Masters. Caroline was next and followed up with a Happy Dollar for more anticipated joy of attending the District Conference and another for a Mother and Daughter Trip to Jamaica to celebrate her daughter’s graduation from high school. Selectman John was next with a Happy Dollar with Breaking News from the Barre City Council that city workers will start repairing the wall on Elm Street in preparation for the installation of the mural. Loren with a five dollar bill in hand, gave an Advertisement Dollar in announcing the Spring Fling; the remainder to be divided among the happiness of receiving a grant for a deep clean at the Aldrich and the fact that a documentary is being shown at the Savoy on the homeless and the public library.  Back to Tony: He gave a dollar, not sure if a Happy or Sad, because he will be missing the Spring Fling at the Aldrich since he has to cook for his wife Cindy’s Jazzercising group which is coming to their house on Saturday. Bob threw a Happy Dollar in the basket for happiness he and his family experienced at their son’s Indian wedding in California which featured, along with other families, a family dance routine.
Hear Ye, Hear Ye                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
  • With the Dollar Collection Segment over we turned to announcements. Eddie reported that the 501(c)(3) has been completed and now needs to be filed. It will be called the Barre Rotary Foundation. 
  • Caroline reported on tentative plans to celebrate the unveiling of the mural on Elm Street with a tailgate event perhaps featuring soft drinks and hot dogs. She will put together a committee to plan the event and his seeking club support. (One more dollar was collected as President Liane’s phone rang.) The members who were present wholeheartedly  endorsed the tailgate idea. It will occur in mid to late May.
  • Bruce reported on the breakfast. He has found a timeline to guide in the preparation for the event. Ed and Tony are working to secure ads for the placemats, renting the tent and delivering the grills and tables and chairs. It will take place on July 27th.
  • Eddie announced that the dinner and wine pairing event will take place on October 5th at the Mutuo. The cost will be $125.00 per couple.
Secretary’s Report                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Birthdays: Tom on April 17th
                  John on April 9
Statistics: 48.47% of the membership meets the yearly attendance requirement
                     16 members attend less than 50% of the meetings
                  3 members do not attend meetings
Until next....that's all folks.
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