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

March Madness---Barre Rotary Style!
Our meeting at the Aldrich started off with the assembled Club members singing two parodies written by Arthur Zorn with Rotartian themes: one to Row Row Row Your Boat in a round and another to For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow. We then continued eating our Subway delights due to a catering malfunction. Generous Tom was first to dunk a basket of a whopping five dollars in appreciation of Arthur Zorn’s rousing start to our meeting. Caroline matched with a five pointer for her successful continuing education presentation to her colleagues. Bob made his hoop shot with another five for ? Tom interrupted the flow with a one-on-nine fine proposal on President Tony for not providing a flag for the Pledge of Allegiance. Tony defended by saying that the flag is always in his heart. Didn’t get the pump that was needed and the fine passed. Bertil brought us back to the five dollar standard for rejoicing in the delays he encountered on a recent trip. Nicole interrupted this time by reminding of today’s ambitious agenda. Karl, for one, was forging ahead with a split five pointer ($$$$$): for four delays in getting to Paradise Island, Nassau and another $ for something else. Tony ended the madness with the calming effect  of a Happy Dollar after being informed by his doctor that his vital signs had improved despite the flag in his heart and he was doing fine, healthwise. 
Since Last We Met
Birthdays: Cindy Locke  March 26 
Club Anniversaries: Bruce Fisher  March 25  38 Years
On this day in history: 1867 U.S. purchase of Alaska.
1870 The 15th Amendment is adopted.
1981 President Ronald Reagan is shot. 
Old Business
a.  2021-22 Proposed Budget: The Operational Budget was not available. A motion to table passed by voice vote. 
b.  Eddie presented the Charitable Budget. Tom moved and Joe Preddy seconded that the Budget be adopted. Discussion began with dictionaries and atlases. Joe P. responded to the question regarding continued interest in receiving them. Both teachers and students overwhelmly support continuing the project and consider it relevant. Eddie pointed out that we may want to consider an alternative for those interested in the future.  Karl noted that six schools participate in the project and that it is worthwhile. Motion passed with fourteen for, zero against and one abstention.
New Business
      a.  Eddie presented the slate of officers for 2022-23. Motions were made to add and subtract from the slate, but different years were sometimes used in referencing the slate. 
 Submitted via email after the meeting was the following by Nicole and Karl: 
Officers & Board Members For 22/23
President Nicole DiDomenico
Immediate Past President Tony Campos
President Elect Ed Rousse
Vice President Proposed for vote in 30 days Caroline Earle
Secretary Jim Catone
Treasurer Ted Goulette
Membership Chair Proposed 3-30-22 for vote in 30 days Karl A. Rinker
Sergeant-at-Arms Bruce Fischer
Assistant Treasurer Cindy Locke
Song Leader Joe Shadroui ?
Donations Committee Eddie Rousse ?
Youth Programs Chair Laren Polk ?
Rotary Foundation Chair Alona Tate ?
Member At Large
This slate needs to be reviewed and if changes are made, a vote taken.
b.   Karl led a brief discussion on the Barre Art Splash. He is suggesting 2022-23 with the display occurring in 2023. He will chair, but needs help selling sponsorships. Three Rotarians volunteered immediately. Tony moved and Bruce seconded that the Club support the project. Motion passed unanimously.                                                   
c.  Changeover Date: Wednesday, June 29. Joe S. volunteered to help Nicole plan the event.
d.  District Changeover: Caroline suggested Rotary Park as the venue which would include a pre-event sprucing up and a service project as part of the Changeover. Tentative date and time: Saturday, June 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m, The meal would be barbeque served from a food truck. Caroline asked for a vote of support. Bruce moved and Eddie seconded that the Club confirm its support as to place and date for the District Changeover Event. Motion passed unanimously. 
e.  Two dates were proposed for a coin drop: July 23rd and October 8th. Pros and cons of each were discussed. Karl moved and President Tony moved that the coin drop be held on October 8. Motion passed unanimously.
f.  Caroline asked for support for Barre Rotary Club’s participation in the Women’s Health and Wellness Expo sponsored by the Barre Partnership. President Tony moved and Eddie seconded such a motion. Motion passed with fourteen in favor and one abstention.
g. Eddie reported that tickets for this year’s Barre Rotary Breakfast will be $10 and $12 at the door. Planning is underway, so stay tuned.
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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John Steinman
April 9
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Tom Babic
April 17
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Matthew Polk
April 29
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Carol Dawes
April 8, 1997
25 years
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April 21, 2006
16 years
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