The Rotary Club of 
Barre, Vermont
Chartered 1924
District 7850
PO Box 167
Barre, VT 05641
Granite Chips
Two New Members Inducted

Float and Glow
With rituals over and Rotarians enjoying conversation and lunch, Bob started things off with a proposed fine of one-and-nine on yours truly (pictured on the left) for not including, in Granite Chips, mention of  his generosity last week when he offered Rotarians chocolate bars. I mused that I thought that Rotarians preferred to remain anonymous when making donations. Furthermore, I reminded him that it was he who advised fellow Rotarians never fine the editor of Chips. Fine did not pass, but Bob did receive the recognition due for helping us to achieve our daily sugar requirement.  President Nicole told of her experience in a flotation tank which resulted in a “glow” after her time in the tank. Yours truly recounted a similar experience which occurred some thirty years ago in Montreal. For the rest of the meeting, each time that I spoke, members wanted to know if I was still glowing. Karl proposed a fine of one-and-nine on Bob for getting too personal while he was making inquiries about President Nicole’s experience. Fine passed.
Since Last We Met
Birthday: Larry Bowling
On this day in history:  November 9, 1889.  Jack the Ripper infamous killing spree in the Whitechapel district of London's East End came to an end.
Long a symbol of the Cold Wall, the Berlin Wall, erected in 1961 and eventually extending 28 miles to divide the western and eastern sectors of Berlin was opened by the East German government on this day in 1989.
Guests: Eddie introduced his guest, Jason Decoteau.
When It Rains, It Pours (Dollars)
Arthur started off with five Happy Dollars: Celebration of Joe’s birthday and creating art in homes. President Nicole added a dollar.
Joe threw in a few dollars for Art and his music; President Nicole’s afterglow; and for the 20 cadets from Norwich University who  moved books on the shelves here at the Aldrich.
Tony chimed in with another Happy Dollar because he had the opportunity to talk like a sergeant--       ” Yes sir!” 
President Nicole came up with five Happy Dollars in proudly announcing that Norwich students were involved in nine service projects in Central Vermont this past Saturday and for the joy she felt participating in an intercultural Celebration of Nations and Day of the Dead festivities. 
Tony added a dollar to the basket because his phone rang. And another for the great Rotary training that he, President Nicole and Eddie experienced over the weekend.
Doug followed suit as he recognized the University of North Carolina Tar Heels.
Eddie reminded us that the World Santa Fund wrapping session will take place at the Granite Museum on Saturday, December 9, 2022. Tom reminded us of our support of this yearly event. Eddie moved and Tom seconded that we support the World Santa Event with a donation of $1500.00. Motion passed unanimously. Eddie also reported that he and Art made a visit to the basement of Barre Auditorium to see the finished product of Window Dressers.
Tony thanked Bob for his contribution to the Rotary Foundation and reminded everyone to give, no matter how much.  100% participation is the goal.
Karl announced that new guardrails have been installed at Rotary Park by Layettee Highway. The $3,200 cost was paid for with a donation.
Tom reported that all 41 art items (cat, dogs, cars, bears and frogs) for the Barre Art Splash have secured sponsorships.  They went over their goal by $5,500.
President Nicole announced that the talent show planned for next spring has been postponed and  that we need to devote our energy to the Barre Art Splash. She also said that we do not want to risk not doing it 100 % right.
President Nicole read from an email from DG Caroline Earle that Betsy Bishop won the Athena Leadership Award. She was proud to have been one of the three finalists. 
DG Caroline also made a request for sponsors for the 2023 7850 District Conference to be held at Jay Peak on April 2-3, 2023. $20,000 needs to be raised and she asked Barre Rotarians to help secure sponsorships in the next three weeks.
President Nicole reminded members that nominations for a slate of officers is needed by Demember. If current officers would like to continue their roles or if other members would like to serve as an officer, please let her know.
Two new members were inducted: Major Keith Jache, Salvation Army Barre and Nicolas Storellicastro,  Barre City Manager.  Keith was sponsored by Nicole and Nicolas by Karl. At the end of the ceremony, Barre Rotarians welcomed them with a warm round of applause and congratulatory handshakes. 
To make them feel welcomed and part of the group, Tom proposed a fine of one-and-nine on them for being new members. Tony countered  by declaring this fine was not welcoming and offered to pay the fine and so he did.
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.
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Call 802.476.07550 for more information
or email President Nicole DiDomenico 
Nov 16, 2022
Barre City River Access Task Force
Nov 23, 2022
Enjoy being with your family
Nov 30, 2022
Club Assembly
Dec 07, 2022
Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Dec 14, 2022
Five Avenues of Service
Dec 21, 2022
Christmas music with Art Zorn and Lianne Martinelli
Dec 28, 2022
Club Assembly
Jan 04, 2023
Meals on Wheels - What we do and who we serve
Jan 11, 2023
Five Avenues of Service
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Rotary Foundation
Immediate Past President
Song Leader
Youth Exchange
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Spouse Birthdays
Larry Bowling
November 3
Join Date
Caroline Earle
November 26, 2014
8 years
Ted Goulette
November 30, 1994
28 years
Upcoming Events
Barre Rotary Club's Meeting Nov 16, 2022
Aldrich Public Library
Nov 16, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:07 PM
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