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

Fines Out Pace Happy Dollars

On Wednesday, July 21st, thirteen Rotarians and two guests gathered to help ourselves to a buffet of chicken, rice, mixed vegetables, salad and cookies at the American Legion. Nicole started coloring the interior of the basket green by fining herself for her phone ringing during the Opening Ceremonies. Tony appointed visiting Rotarian Doug Bullett Vice Chair for the Summer. He was voted into the Club as a member to ensure there was no violation of Rotary International rules. It was pointed out that one can belong to two clubs and Ted quoted the half price special. Tom then fined Doug to show him how much we liked him. Doug presented no defense. The fine did not pass and with a newly revived rule that the proposer of the fine must pay the fine if it does not pass, Tom had to pay the fine. He borrowed the buck from Doug. Of course he did! Karl proposed a fine of one-and-four ($.50) for all present who were not wearing a BAS (Barre Art Splash) tee shirt. Nicole provided a strong defense during which she pointed out that we were not told in advance of this requirement for ‘today’s’ meeting. An amendment was offered that proposed that $.50 be deducted from the purchase price. The amendment passed and the original proposal did not. Since the main motion failed, with the revived rule, Karl paid the fine. Tee shirts now sell for $19.50. Continuing the trend of self infliction, Eddie fined himself one-and-nine for eating before the bell rang. He also threw in a Happy Dollar in celebrating  the return of the Annual Rousse Family Golf Tournament, its 58th.

A Reading from the Director of the Aldrich Public Library.

Loren gave a second reading of Delicate Decadence’s Corporate  Membership Application which will be represented by Tim Boltin and Kate Long.

Memorial Celebration

A memorial celebration will be held for Bill Rossi at Joe’s Pond Pavilion, 40 Clubhouse Circle, W. Danville from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 28th. Several Rotarians plan to attend.

Since Last We Met

Club Anniversary:

Tom Babic 40 years July 21

On This Day in History:

1969 Neil Armstrong walks on the moon.

1976 Viking 1 lands on Mars


Promoting Barre

Eddie introduced Cody Morrison, Executive Director of Barre Area Development, Inc. (BADC) Cody announced that members of the Barre community are invited to join with friends and neighbors on August 25th to discuss assets, challenges, and ideas for the future of Barre. Forums will be facilitated by the Vermont Council on Rural Development and will begin at 2:30 p.m and run until 9 p.m. A free Community Dinner will be provided at the Elks Lodge at 6pm. Cody asked Rotarians to volunteer to serve dinner. Details to follow. 

Cody went on to describe the purpose of BADC. It is involved in activities which are intended to improve civic pride and the economic, social, and cultural quality of life in Barre Town and Barre City. The focus is on industrial, commercial, and retail development by providing information and support to potential new and existing businesses in Barre Town and Barre City. He mentioned helping in the creation of Wilson Industrial Park and the Barre Town Forest. BADC also participated in the development of City Place, the Blanchard Block and Enterprise Aly in downtown Barre. BADC collaborates with the Barre Partnership, the City’s Main Street Program, and many other organizations. BADC is available to provide technical assistance to businesses in Barre and those that are looking to relocate. Information is available for those seeking business finance solutions, grants, commercial real estate, business coaching, networking or have questions on regulatory requirements. For more information about BADC, use this link for the article from which much of this information was taken.

Until next time, that’s all folks…...

Club Information
We meet every Wednesday at
12:00 Noon at Post 10 of
The American Legion,
320 North Main Street,
Barre, VT.
Call 802.479.9058 for more information,
or to email President Tony Campos please 
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