The Rotary Club of 
Barre, Vermont
Chartered 1924
District 7850
PO Box 167
Barre, VT 05641
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Odds and Ends 
A Liaison and a Donation
Thirteen Rotarians completed the rituals and helped themselves to enchiladas, beans, rice, salad and cookies. President Eddie began with a report of the Board of Directors meeting. He called on Loren for an update on Interact.  We have an Interact liaison, Garrett Grant. He is presently a teen librarian and has strong connections to Spaulding. Barre Rotary will sponsor his membership in our Club and he will attend our meetings.
President Eddie announced that the Board of Directors has approved a donation to the Granite Museum in thanks for providing the space for the painting of the mural. He asked for the approval of the members present. It was approved by a unanimous voice vote.
President Eddie told about the idea of having a membership night. Members would bring a potential new member and there would be displays and presentations of our projects and fund raisers in a social setting. Perhaps we would have two per year with the first one planned for March.
Since Last We Met
Bruce announced that Joe Shadroui celebrated his birthday on October 26th.
On this day in history: The infamous Orson Wells’ War of the Worlds was broadcast in 1938.
In 1974 Muhammad Ali defeated George Foreman in the Rumble in the Jungle.
Bruce read an excerpt from a 94-year old Barre Rotary Club Bulletin. He plans to make this a weekly practice.
Loren’s Story Yields Mega Dollars
Karl gave a Happy Dollar as he violated the dictum: “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.” The story is as follows: As he was passing by Caesar’s Place, he saw a sign that indicated that Larry Holmes and Muhammad Ali were holding a press conference and that the public was invited to attend. Karl went in and sat on a bench and soon a little girl was on sitting his lap. Turns out that the she was Larry Holmes’ daughter. Muhammad Ali joined them and sat on the other side of Karl, putting him in the middle of a conversation between Holmes and Ali. Surreal!
Loren gave a record breaking 20 Happy Dollars and recounted her story. After stacking wood, her husband discovered a tick on his neck and removed it. The doctor did not start him on antibiotics because there was no ring around the bite mark. Days later they learned that he had Lyme’s disease and it was traveling toward his heart. After treatment in the hospital, he is finally home. She expressed that not only was she happy that he is home, but she is also thankful for the help and support of friends and colleagues.
President Eddie asked guest Beverly Hill to make her announcement. She is with BAYADA Hospice and wanted to tell us of two volunteer opportunities. One is providing companionship and the other is helping record life stories. Those interested talked to her after the meeting and received a brochure.
George, wearing a black shirt and an orange tie, proposed a fine of one-and-nine on those whose attire did not include one of those colors. Somehow an amendment was proposed aimed at Tom for wearing someone else’s badge. It and the main motion both passed.
John proposed a fine on President Eddie for not paying attention to Robert’s Rules of Order. Tom speculated that it could be attributed to being a former member of Montpelier Rotary. Fine did not pass.
 Earle’s Pearls
Caroline announced that she had tickets for the New Year’s Eve event at Moruzzi’s. They are $150 and admit two people.
She also reminded us that we have to set a date for Youth Speech Contest. She will send the materials to Spaulding.
District Training will take place on November 16, 2019 at Northern Vermont University in Lyndonville. Topics will include: leadership and communication; the role of the club president, president-elect and vice president; the importance of youth and youth protection; grants seminar and grants refresher; Club Runner and website design; and the Rotary Foundation.
Caroline asked for a contribution for the World Santa Event which will take place on Saturday, December 14th. The Board of Directors will take her request under advisement.
Until next time...that's all folks.
Club Information
We meet:
Wednesdays, 12:00 PM
The American Legion
320 North Main Street
Barre, VT  05641 USA
Nov 13, 2019
RYLA Experience
Nov 20, 2019
The Quarry Project
Nov 27, 2019
Dec 11, 2019
Travels to Israel
Dec 14, 2019
Holiday Cheer/Community Service Project
Dec 25, 2019
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