The Rotary Club of 
Barre, Vermont
Chartered 1924
District 7850
PO Box 167
Barre, VT 05641
Granite Chips
Fine Drought
Financial Matters Dominate
With rituals completed, eighteen Rotarians sat down to a lunch of BLT sandwiches, salad and cookies. Conversation among those assembled went on uninterrupted by fine proposals or dollar giving. After fifteen or twenty minutes of civilized discourse, President Liane rose to calmly preside over the meeting. She called on Caroline to present a report on three fund raisers.  Income for the Rotary Wall is $6103.00 and expenses are $5409.56. To complete the project, another $1500-$2000 will be needed. The first set of panels has been primed and the painting of the mural itself will begin soon. The expenses for the Rotary Ball were $3850.58 and income was $7183.00. $1224.42 will be divided among three named charities (Pool/Interact/ Make-A-Wish). We will use $2108.00 for general donations/projects. Income for the Rotary Breakfast was $22,426.00 and expenses were $7308.77. We will make a donation to the Aldrich Public Library of $15,117.23. Elizabeth reminded us of a past practice of setting aside a portion of funds to be held in reserve. Sue moved and John seconded that we set aside $1117.23. Bob questioned the necessity of doing so given we usually have enough money on hand to use for advance expenses. Others expressed support for doing it. As treasurer, Caroline said that it would be a headache to keep track of expenses related to the Rotary Breakfast, given that we only have one account. On a voice vote, the motion was defeated.  President Liane then initiated a discussion of applying for 501(c)(3) status. Eddie summarized the pros and cons. After a few questions and a brief discussion, a motion was made by Karl and seconded by Tony that the Barre Rotary Club spend between $900 and $1800 for preparation of a 501(c)(3) application.  Motion passed unanimously. 
Coffers Left Mainly Low and Dry
Karl rose to end the dearth of fines by proposing that “everyone who hasn’t fined anyone be fined one-and-nine.”  Bob wanted to know if it was tax deductible (you had to be there). Fine did not pass. For the finale, Scott proposed a fine on all who were not wearing a badge. Someone yelled “automatic.” Not sure how many paid up, but the basket appeared mainly straw in texture and color and not much green.
Birthdays and Anniversaries
Birthdays: Karl A. Rinker--January 7; Jim Catone--January 13; Raymond Bettis--January 15.
Membership Anniversaries: Richard Shadroui--January 7, 1983-- 36 years;
Butch Churchill--January 8, 2003--16 years;
Karl A. Rinker--January 14, 1970--49 years;
Robert Pope--January 23, 1991--28 years.
Until next time...
That's all for now folks.....

Club Information
We meet:
Wednesdays, 12:00 PM
The American Legion
320 North Main Street
Barre, VT  05641 USA
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Karl A. Rinker
January 7
Jim Catone
January 13
Raymond Bettis
January 15
Join Date
Richard Shadroui
January 7, 1983
36 years
Butch Churchill
January 8, 2003
16 years
Karl A. Rinker
January 14, 1970
49 years
Robert Pope
January 23, 1991
28 years
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