The Rotary Club of 
Barre, Vermont
Chartered 1924
District 7850
PO Box 167
Barre, VT 05641
Granite Chips
Go Global VT
After the Pledge of Allegiance, we sang the last two verses of My Country ‘Tis of Thee and Sing Out a Song of Rot’ry.
Since Last We Met 
On this day in history: In 1621 the Mayflower departed for England after having deposited 102 Pilgrims at what became the American colony of Plymouth, Massachusetts.
On this in history: In 1951 Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were sentenced to death for espionage; two years later they became the first American civilians executed for that crime.
Happy Dollars Are Here Again
Bob Pope was up first proposing a fine on Joe for having no feeling for impaired as he sang the whole time after the singing had concluded. Tony came to his defense noting that he brings joy to those around him everyday. Speaking against fining Joe continued and Bob finally withdrew his motion.
Ted gave a Happy Dollar because the card swiper worked for Joe’s credit card.
Joe threw a dollar in the basket as he expressed joy on seeing the amazing sculptures at the Granite Museum.
Eddie gave a Happy Dollar as he announced that he had reorganized the closet where we store our Rotary paraphernalia here at Aldrich.
Karl came through with another Happy Dollar reporting that 25 sculptures are mounted and ready to go. He thanked all who helped accomplish this task. 
It was a special time in the meeting when Rotarians officially welcomed a new member into the club. Today Angelina Debeaupuis was inducted into our club in a ceremony presided over by Tony Campos, Chair of the Membership Committee. President Nicole pined the membership pin on Angelina's collar and Tony presented her with a membership kit. Rotarians welcomed her into the club with a warm round of applause and congratulations from fellow Rotarians. 
Go Global VT
Tom introduced our speaker: Sam Hagen, Executive Director of Go Global VT.
Sam served in numerous capacities across the private and public education sectors including the afterschool programs director and development director for the Central Vermont Supervisory Union. Sam received his BS in Forestry from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and is currently pursuing an MS in Community Development and Applied Economics at the University of Vermont. Sam is committed to developing partnerships and programs which contribute to breaking the global pattern of out migration from rural communities and which support opportunities for youth agency in addressing local and global issues
Sam started out by presenting the mission of Go Global VT.
Our mission is to provide outreach to support Vermont schools and communities, and to encourage the teaching, learning, and practice of inquiry as a vehicle for both individual and cultural transformation. In doing this work, we are creating a network for sharing information, ideas, and resources related to establishing partnerships around the globe. 
Among the places where they work are Vermont, Nepal and Kenya in areas such as agriculture, education and healthcare. Programs that they are engaged in include teacher professional development, community travel, university programs and a speaker series. Sam presented Challenges= Opportunities including global conflict and pandemics, natural disaster, seasonality and scheduling and language barriers. He expanded on the topics and provided visuals to help us better understand the work of Go Global VT.
Rotarians enjoyed Sam’s presentation and showed their appreciation with a warm round of applause.
Granite Chips Extra
Extra--Extra-- read all about--the Barre Rotary Club launched their inaugural Pie for Brunch event. They sold pie slices and conducted a 50-50 raffle and a silent auction. But the main purpose of the event was to recognize the work of nonprofits and charitable organizations and to present them with `a Community Grant check. Each of thirteen representatives were invited to say a few words about the work of their organization after receiving their check. Recipients  expressed their thanks and appreciation for receiving the grant. The atmosphere was lively and joyful and those attending seemed pleased with the event. It will surely become a popular community event in future years. Special thanks to Nicole DiDomenica, president of Barre Rotary, for her vision and hard work to make this event happen and for its success. 
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 
Apr 12, 2023
Five Avenues of Service
Apr 19, 2023
Classification talk
Apr 26, 2023
Club Assembly
May 10, 2023
Five Avenues of Service
May 31, 2023
Club Assembly
View entire list
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 April 12, 2023
Aldrich Public Library
Apr 12, 2023
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
View entire list
Advertisement for Russell Hampton
Advertisement for ClubRunner
Advertisement for ClubRunner Mobile
Bulletin Editor
Jim Catone