The Rotary Club of 
Barre, Vermont
Chartered 1924
District 7850
PO Box 167
Barre, VT 05641
Granite Chips
Past and Future

Happy Dollars and a Video
As 14 Rotarians were beginning their lunch, Caroline was first to be recognized by President Tony. She gave two Happy Dollars for the support she received from our Club to follow the leadership tract for District Governor. Nicole was next with five Happy Dollars: District Changeover Event; her brother visiting her for the first time in ten years; the flower arrangements that she had recently secured; and free time to work on Rotary matters. She presented a draft of a yearly calendar of Rotary events and other significant  occurrences during the year. After the final draft calendar has been completed, it will be sent to members electronically. 
President Tony presented a video from the 10th Barre Rotary Club Annual Breakfast which occurred in 1993. We got to see many of the current and deceased members cooking and serving at the Breakfast. 
Since Last We Met
Birthdays: Tony Campos   June 19
On this day in history: 1611 Henry Hudson is set adrift by mutineers.
1945 Battle of Okinawa ends.
President Tony took to the floor to talk briefly about his year in office. He said he was proud of our Club for all that we do and how much fun we have. It was a learning year for him and he pointed out a special moment when he and Bruce planted trees with Interact members. He told of Tom Babic’s advice to make the Club fun  and of Joe Shadroui’s comment of “why is everyone picking on me.” He thinks and we agreed that he made meetings normal after Zoom! As for the future, he would like to be involved with the Rotary Foundation again. At the conclusion of his remarks, he received a standing ovation. Nice work Tony!
Nicole was next and provided us with a preview of her term as President. She spoke of her style and her passions and she reminded us of the role women have played in our Club and strongly believes in inclusion. In an answer to a question about membership, she invited members to join her and Tony to explore best practices for recruitment from the district and beyond and consider a satellite club. In response to a question about a fundraiser, she suggested a pie event similar to the one that the Northfield Rotary Club had a few years ago. Other ideas will be explored in the coming weeks and months. 
She also pointed out that we need to continue to support District Governor Caroline and, specifically, help her with her District Conference. DG Caroline Earle then announced that it will most likely be on April 28-30, 2023 at Jay Peak. 
George Beefs Up the Coffers
George was recognized and gave $20 for his phone ringing, Nicole’s upcoming Presidency and Caroline’s term as District Governor. 
Rousse Reports
Eddie gave a brief update on the Breakfast and reported that had met with Claire who had given him 28 suggestions. He brought the “Big Book” to show us that it did indeed exist. (See in the photo.) He also reported that he had secured a tent for $1800 and renewed his request for members to ask for maple syrup donations.
Until next time, that's all folks,,,,


Club Information
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 
District Site
Jun 28, 2022
Changeover banquet
Jul 06, 2022
Studio Place Arts tour and overview - We will be meeting there this week only
Jul 13, 2022
The story of Lajeunesse Interiors
Jul 20, 2022
District Governor visit - We are lucky to have one of first if not her first visit to a club
Jul 27, 2022
Club Assembly
Aug 03, 2022
An evening of friendship for club members and guests
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President Elect
Club Administration
Immediate Past President
The Rotary Foundation Chair
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Brenda Waterhouse
June 3
Sandy Rousse
June 15
Tony Campos
June 19
Alona Tate
June 26
Elizabeth LaPerle
June 27
Lindsey Lozier
June 27
Bruce Fischer
June 3
Doug Bullett
Lenis Bullett
June 4
Joe Shadroui
Larry Bowling
June 4
Bertil Agell
June 23
Join Date
Joseph Preddy
June 1, 2002
20 years
Upcoming Events
President Change Over Meeting
Jun 28, 2022 5:30 PM
Aldrich Public Library Lawn
Jul 30, 2022
7:30 AM – 10:00 AM
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