The Rotary Club of 
Barre, Vermont
Chartered 1924
District 7850
PO Box 167
Barre, VT 05641
Granite Chips
Club Assembly
Expressions of Gratitude
After the Pledge of Allegiance, President Nicole asked if anyone had  gratitude to express. Karl was grateful because the last sculpture was ready to be clear coated and mounted. George was grateful because he walked from the dentist office at Maple and Summer to the Aldrich for our meeting.

Treasurer's Report

Ted reported a balance of $19,051.22 in the General Account with an income of $615.50 ans expenses of $1,3 67.73. In the Foundation Account there is  balance of $46,242.96 with an income of $750.00 and expenses of $129.42.

Since Last We Met

Club Anniversary: Doug Bullet  April 21, 2023  17 years
On this day in history: A devastating environmental catastrophe occurred early this morning in 1986 when an explosion and fire at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine released large amounts of radioactive material into the atmosphere.
On this day in history: In 1607 the first permanent English settlers in North America landed at Cape Henry, Chesapeake Bay and they later formed Jamestown.
A Rotary Moment
To Rotary Clubs of Northern Vermont in District 7850,
The South Burlington Rotary Club is spearheading a District Grant project to support an organization many of you are already aware of,  Specifically, we are trying to help Eric Axelrod, founder and his two sons, who started this organization and their small team increase the number of Vermont families he can provide fire wood to for this winter’s heating season. The goal is to create at least a $4000 donation with hopes of the district giving a full match of up to $4,000, so we are hoping to get as many clubs as we can to participate at levels of $250-$1000 each or whatever you can come up with as a club to help get us to our goal.
Dollars-Happy and Others
Joe gave dollars for a variety of things including dipping his toes in the waters of Lake Willoughby. 
Keith added to the coffers, happy that his son was given credit for the rehearsal of his college capstone dance project since he was unable to present it as regularly scheduled due to a broken ankle
Eddie gave some kind of dollar because his daughter, while driving home from college, was issued a ticket for the car lights being out and tailgating.
Eddie proposed a fine on Joe because “his barn door was open.” Fine passed with plenty of laughter preceding the vote.
Announcements  Updates  Reminders
President Nicole needs a comprehensive list of those who donated to the Pie for Brunch event so that she can send thank you letters. Please let her know of any donations that you are aware of.
The Rotary Closet will close by the end of May. President Nicole will follow up.
The Membership Committee will be meeting to discuss expectations of prospective members, the application process and the induction process.
The board is seeking some among its members to serve on the Bylaws Subcommittee to continue revision of the bylaws and recommend changes. Let President Nicole if you are interested,
Green Up Day will again be headed by Tom Babic. A sign up sheet will be available at the May 3rd meeting. 
TreePlenish with Spaulding Interact is seeking volunteers for tree planting on May 7th. Let President Nicole know if you are interested.
Save the date: Changeover is scheduled for Tuesday, June 27th at Pearl Street Pizza. Details to follow.
Loren gave an update on the Atlas/Dictionary Project. The atlases and dictionaries have been ordered. Teachers have expressed their preference for giving them to the children later in the spring when it is warmer and the event can be held outside.
Tony reported that he has met with Tracie Lewis of the Barre Partnership regarding the use of the tent, chairs and table on Saturday evening of the Annual Rotary Club Breakfast. The partnership would be responsible for taking down the tent and returning the tables and chairs. Tony will ask about helping to underwrite the cost of the tent.
Tony is working on getting six high school students to volunteer at the breakfast.
Better ($$$) Late Than Never
DG Caroline gave several dollars for being late, polio and the District Celebration occurring “this weekend.”

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 
May 03, 2023
Classification talk
May 10, 2023
Five Avenues of Service
May 31, 2023
Club Assembly
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Executives & Directors
President Elect
Rotary Foundation
Immediate Past President
Song Leader
Youth Exchange
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
John Steinman
April 9
Butch Churchill
April 10
Tom Babic
April 17
Loren Polk
Matthew Polk
April 29
Join Date
Carol Dawes
April 8, 1997
26 years
Doug Bullett
April 21, 2006
17 years
Upcoming Events
Barre Rotary Club's Meeting May 3, 2023
Aldrich Public Library
May 03, 2023
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
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