The Rotary Club of 
Barre, Vermont
Chartered 1924
District 7850
PO Box 167
Barre, VT 05641
Granite Chips
Featuring Arthur Zorn

Earle's Pearls
And They’re Off….
We began our meeting with a traditional prayer from member Tom Babic and a lively rendition of Our Country ‘Tis of Thee, accompanied by our guest pianist and speaker Arthur Zorn.  
The Dollars are Racing In….
Caroline was the first to offer $2 happy dollar:  $1 for member Alona Tate joining us after the conclusion of the Vermont legislative session and another $1 for Caroline’s daughter Lydia completing her undergraduate degree in three years (instead of four) and also nabbing summa cum laude distinction for her degree.   
Nicole followed swiftly with her own $2 pledge:  Another $1 to celebrate member Alona’s reappearance and a $1 for Nicole’s ability to use points to nab a free flight next fall for her & her daughter to visit a long lost relative for Thanksgiving. 
Not to be outdone, Tony propelled to the lead with a happy $5 for his family’s well-being with his son Alex writing for Amazon Prime, his daughter busy delivering Telehealth medicine & his spouse Cindy back scheduling shows at the Barre Opera House.  
And bringing up the rear….Joe Shadroui with $2:  $1 for a welcome back to Arthur Zorn from his trip to Great Britain and $1 because Joe knew the Molly Malone song that Arthur shared with us.  
Meanwhile, in the stands….
Karl proposed a fine of 1 on 9 on everybody who was not wearing shorts, which was seconded by Joe Shadroui, a well-known lover of shorts attire. 
Noble defenses were mounted from George (if you lived in Murray Hill in Montpelier, you would know that it was a cold morning), from Alona (her office is cold and she walked to work in the early cold AM air, and besides an ex post facto fine is unconstitutional), and from guest Arthur Zorn (who insisted on providing $20 in lieu of the members paying their own fines).   
After a round of anemic “ayes,” and a chorus of robust “nays,” President Tony exercised his presidential prerogative and upheld the fine.  
And it’s Secretary in the lead….
Bruce shared the following singular announcements:  Ted Goulette has a birthday on this very date but had the audacity to be absent for the meeting.  A fine looms.
On this day in history: In 1980, Mount St. Helen erupted; in 1860, Abe Lincoln clinched the Republican nomination for President.
Of particular note:  George Milne has been a member of Barre Rotary since 05/19/59 – 63 years!  Now, that’s a winning streak….
And now for the featured event…
Arthur Zorn, club guest pianist, started with a recap of his recent trip to Great Britain.  Castles, bogs, history & Guinness.  Perfection.  
Arthur started us with a little exercise to show one’s ability to shift from the comfortable (hands clasped with thumb in comfortable position) to the uncomfortable or unfamiliar (thumbs switched to reverse position).  
Arthur then took us through the history of music in civilization.  
This journey starts in the caves of early man where drawings of sticks and animal hides fashioned as drums decorate walls, to 35,000 years ago whereFree photos of Piano flutes were used in Syria, to bagpipe-like instruments in Greek and Roman times, to 1,000 A.D. where the Dark Ages were anything but with music and religion interwoven, to the Renaissance where chants prevailed and musical notation began, to the Baroque period of the 1600s with Johanne Bach and the fugue, to the classical period of Beethoven and Mozart, to the operatic compositions of Wagner and Puccini, to breaking new ground with jazz and blues in the United States, transforming finally into rock and roll and then pop, rap, and the electronic music of the 21th century.  The Best Music of 2020 | The New Yorker
Arthur’s personal journey has led him to explore many styles of teaching, personal growth, and musical creation, including his sweetest time with special needs kids at SHS staging the Wizard of Oz. 
We thank Arthur for taking us along on this magical musical tour.  
And bringing it home…
Caroline won the raffle and donated her $5 back to the club to defray costs of space rental.  Sadly, the white ball remained elusive….
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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May 7, 2020
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May 19, 1959
63 years
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