The Rotary Club of 
Barre, Vermont
Chartered 1924
District 7850
PO Box 167
Barre, VT 05641
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No Guest Speaker and No Chaos 
Starting With Breakfast
After the rituals, fifteen Rotarians sat down to a lunch of lasagna, salad, bread and cookies. President Eddie was up first and asked John to join him and he presented him with his president-elect pin. President Eddie then thanked the many organizations, business and individuals who helped make the Rotary Breakfast a success. He also reported that he, Claire and Ron had a meeting to discuss ways to improve the breakfast planning, the processes and procedures. He also announced that the Breakfast Book (organizational details) had been found. The Rotary storage closet was discussed again. It will serve as storage for donations made to help support displaced families. It was suggested that the Rotary logo be placed on the door.
A Potpourri of Dollars
Loren gave a Happy Dollar because the Barre Area Development Corporation completed a film segment on the various programs at the Aldrich. In the process the carpets and windows were cleaned for the first time in four years. John gave a Happy Dollar for the successful drop off of his son at UVM. President Eddie gave a Happy Dollar in celebration of the sale of his Mini Cooper to John. John then proposed a fine of one-and-nine on President Eddie for having to make back-to-back oil changes. Tony gave a Sad Dollar because he disobeyed the rule “that you never tell the same joke to the same audience.” Karl thanked everyone for bringing food, carrying tables and Tony for cooking at the Annual Steak Cookout. A special thanks and round of applause for his nephew, “the pizza guy,” Chris LaCroix. Caroline gave a Happy Dollar in thanking Karl and Charlene for hosting the cookout and for her twin boys learning to drive. George gave five Happy Dollars and announced that he and Linda will be celebrating their 27th anniversary. John gave another in celebrating his and his wife’s 26thth. Bruce paid an IOU fine from two weeks ago for his phone ringing during our meeting. Doug gave a Sad Dollar, announcing the death of a good friend in Virginia. Tony gave a Happy Dollar for being named to the Woodridge Advisory Board. President Eddie proposed a fine of one-and-nine on Tony for not telling us that he had donated blood. After an explanation from Tony, President Eddie said he would pay the fine.
Earle’s Pearls
Caroline announced the making of a film on the history of the mural wall and the meaning of its content. It will be distributed to schools for its use in classes. She mentioned that Gen Rotary will be meeting again and suggested that the Our House project could be done jointly with them.
Since Last We Meet
Bruce announced that: Nicole celebrated a birthday on August 15th and Doug Bullett on August 15th.
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
Aug 28, 2019
Publicly Funded Primary Care in Vermont - Proposal
Sep 04, 2019
Skype Joint Meeting with Morrisville Rotary Club
Sep 11, 2019
Rotary Year 2019-2020
Sep 25, 2019
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Robert Pope
August 6
Nicole DiDomenico
August 15
Ronald Parnigoni
Mary Anne
August 7
Karl A. Rinker
Char Rinker
August 9
John Steinman
Lynne Addiego
August 14
George Milne
Linda R. Milne
August 22
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Sarah White
August 6, 2014
5 years
Ronald Parnigoni
August 26, 1970
49 years
John Steinman
August 29, 2018
1 year
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