The Rotary Club of 
Barre, Vermont
Chartered 1924
District 7850
PO Box 167
Barre, VT 05641
Granite Chips
Club Assembly
Fine and Dollars Drought Returns                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
With rituals completed, eighteen Rotarians sat down to a lunch of roast pork, carrots, potatoes, salad and cookies. Liane started the meeting by reading thank you notes from Gretchen Elias, Executive Director of Good Beginnings and the Barre Opera House. Karl then went through a container of Rotary material from Claire Duke soliciting advice from members as to whether or not to keep the item or scan it into the documents section of our website. Liane, while proudly holding a banner, read portions of a letter from the Rotary Foundation recognizing our support of the Annual Fund as one or more of the following: “One of only 1,575 clubs to achieve “Top Three Highest in Per Capita Annual Giving honors in their district; one of only 3,425 clubs worldwide to attain status as an “Every Rotarian Every Year Club;” one of only 4,000 clubs worldwide to become a “100% Foundation Giving Club.”
Progress Continues on Tanzania Project
Liane introduced Nicole Didomenico from the Northfield Rotary Club. She gave an update on the Pommerin, Tanzania Project to which we have made a contribution. Since 2011 Nicole reported that they have raised $250,000 to build a residence for nineteen orphaned children, a barn and a craft workshop. Future projects include building a boy’s dorm and a facility which will produce sunflower oil.
Financial Figures
Caroline gave a report on the mural wall. To date $6100 as been raised, but an additional $1500-$2000 needs to be raised. Panels will be painted in January, February and March. She also reported the figures on the Annual Ball: Income-$7,158.00; Expenses-$3,850.58; Profit-$3,307.42. She also presented two options for allocation of funds which will be voted on at later date. The figures for the Annual Breakfast were as follows: Income-$22,546; Expenses-$7,308.77; Proceeds for the Library: $15, 237.23. When $360 is collected by Bob Pope, the proceeds will be $15,597.23.
Listings from Liane
Liane briefly covered the following items which will be discussed in more detail at a later date:
  • We will have 501C3 status before the end of the year. She will email pros and cons to members so everyone can make an educated vote.
  • Donation meeting to be set during a “Rotary Night Out” event-details to follow.
  • Committee structure was presented and will be discussed at a future meeting.
World Santa Fund and Holiday Party
The December 15th World Santa Wrap and Holiday Party Event was discussed. After a brief discussion, Karl moved and Tony seconded that $1200 be donated for the purchase of coats, hats, mittens and gloves to the World Santa Fund. Motion passed unanimously.
Additional Atlas and Dictionaries Distribution
Elizabeth announced the following book distribution schedule on Tuesday, December 18th:
  • 8:45 am – Orange Center School- 5th graders only
  • 9:30 am – Washington Village School- 3rd graders only
  • 10:15 am – Westerville Baptist School- 3rd graders and 5th graders
  • 11:00 am – St Monica- 3rd graders, 4th graders and 5th graders
Please plan to join Joe and Elizabeth if you are interested.
In Conclusion
Toward the end of the meeting, Loren Polk and Joe Shadroui were inducted into the Barre Rotary Club.
Karl gave two Happy Dollars in welcoming the two members newly inducted and the winning recipient of the raffle was presented with the two dollars instead of the usual five because of the drought and the dereliction of duty by Tony Campos for not leading a robust fining frenzy at this historic meeting.
Until next time, that's all folks......
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