The Rotary Club of 
Barre, Vermont
Chartered 1924
District 7850
PO Box 167
Barre, VT 05641
Granite Chips
Sled Hockey for All
A Mix of Dollars
With rituals complete, a dozen Rotarians helped themselves to a buffet of salad, chicken, fries and cookies. John was up first with a Happy Dollar because he was going to pick up his son Jeffery from UVM this week. Caroline was next with a Happy Dollar noting that Tom was a model of retirement by traveling to exotic places: first Thailand and next Iceland. She followed up with a Wacky Dollar for which neither she nor I  could remember why. I gave a Sad Dollar in announcing Harley Jordon’s death; a good friend and super Rotarian. Services will be held on Friday, May 17th. Time to be determined. Tom announced that RockFire will take place on June 28th and asked for volunteers to work at the event. Four volunteers were recruited at the meeting. Great start! He also announced that Rock City will be performing at the Barre Elks Lodge on Friday, May 17th at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10. All proceeds to benefit Home Share Now. President Liane coughed up a dollar in advance of mentioning her workplace (NFP) which is sponsoring a dance event with proceeds going to Relay for Cancer
A Fine in absentia, Secretary’s Report and a Dancing Fine
Before Bruce could give his report, President Liane proposed a fine of one-and-nine on Sue for not attending today’s meeting. She saw her and waved but Sue, freshly back from Florida, was a no show. Fine passed.
Bruce announced, since we last met, that Rebecca celebrated a birthday and Ray a two year join anniversary.
Tom proposed a fine of one-and-nine on Bob because Bob made his wife Nancy dance at their son’s wedding. Fine passed.
Sled Hockey for Everyone
President Liane introduced our speaker, Troy Kingsbury. Troy is the owner of the Village Grocery in Waitsfield and a member of the Mad River Valley Rotary Club. He began his talk by telling us that his son was born with spina bifida. Growing up, Troy tried to find a sport which his son could play. He took up race car driving and raced at Thunder Road and introduced his son to the sport. His son, however, did not like to race. Troy discovered sled hockey, an adaptive form of hockey. He and his son are members of the Central Vermont Pioneers. To quote from their brochure: “Sled hockey is a sport that enables players of all abilities to play the game of hockey. It is similar to stand up hockey with the exception of the equipment. Players balance on special sleds mounted on 2 runners. The sticks used by the players have metal picks on one end to propel over the ice to the puck and to score. Although the sport of sled hockey was originally developed for people with physical disabilities, we encourage people of all abilities to come out and try the sport.” Troy showed a video which featured interviews with players and volunteers and was highlighted with footage of their win in the championship game over Buffalo at the Empire State Games which took place in February at Lake Placid. The Pioneers are always looking for volunteers to help both on and off the ice. If you are interested, contact Cheryl Kingsbury at (802) 496-4690. In appreciation for an inspiring presentation, Barre Rotarians gave a warm round applause to our guest speaker.
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
May 08, 2019
Family Center of Washington County
May 15, 2019
Vermont Legal Ethics
May 22, 2019
No regular program on this day
May 29, 2019
Evening tme and place to be announced soon.
Jun 05, 2019
Classification Talk and More!
Jun 05, 2019
Classification Talk and More!
Jun 26, 2019
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