The Rotary Club of 
Barre, Vermont
Chartered 1924
District 7850
PO Box 167
Barre, VT 05641
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Remembering Dick Shadroui

After the usual rituals, twelve Rotarians treated themselves to a buffet of pork schnitzel, spaghetti, cabbage, salad and cookie bars. The meeting started with listening to two tapes of Dick Shadroui singing and then followed by a joyful reminiscence of Dick. Acting President Tom found the tapes at Dick's home. The tapes and the conversation set a nice tone for the meeting.

Barre Rotary Recognized

On Tuesday night, the Rotary Club of Barre was recognized by Barre City as part of November 1st’s Extra Mile Day. The Mayoral Proclamation cites the efforts of the Club to provide safe activities for the citizens of Barre during the pandemic by providing such experiences as drive-in movies and a sculpture display on Main Street. (For the full Proclamation, visit our website: 

Since Last We Met

On this day in history: 1947 Congress Investigates Communists in Hollywood

1803 U.S. Senate ratifies the Louisiana Purchase. 




Barre Boy Blossoms in Boston

Joe was born in Barre and raised in a Lebanese family by wonderful parents and with three sisters. As the only boy, he received all the key attention accorded to those in such an exalted position. He attended St. Monica’s Catholic School and Spaulding High School. After graduation, he enrolled at UVM and majored in zoology and psychology as a pre-med student. Although he had a rocky start, he graduated cum laude. On a whim with some friends, he traveled to California with stops in Los Angeles and San Francisco. He taught pre-school for five years before returning to Vermont where he taught another year. Then he moved to Boston, went to florist school and became a florist. After a few years, he bought a business in Charleston which later was moved to an old bank building and became Bunker Hill Florist. He was in the business for forty years before returning to Vermont, buying the family homestead and settling in with his partner of thirty years. He joined Rotary after attending a meeting with his uncle, Dick Shadroui, a long- time Rotarian. He delighted us with stories and anecdotes and we appreciated getting to know him a little better. By the way, we won’t forget that he still owes us a Happy Dollar in celebration of his sixty-ninth birthday. 

A Happy ($) Ending

George rose to give two Happy Dollars: glad to be back from his one week absence because of illness-a reaction to a Covid-19 vaccination; another for a successful heart procedure conducted on Linda. 

Joe added another Happy Dollar for George’s good news. He now owes two.

Until next time, that's all folks,,,,
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We meet every Wednesday at
12:00 Noon at Post 10 of
The American Legion,
320 North Main Street,
Barre, VT.
Call 802.479.9058 for more information,
or to email President Tony Campos please 
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