The Rotary Club of 
Barre, Vermont
Chartered 1924
District 7850
PO Box 167
Barre, VT 05641
Granite Chips
Social Media Training
A Musical Prologue
After the Pledge of Allegiance, Art Zorn led us in song, first with My Country ‘Tis of Thee and then the official song of Vermont, These Green Mountains.
Since Last We Met
Birthdays: Charlene Rinker  March 23
Club Anniversaries: Brenda Waterhouse  March 23  7 years
On this day in history: In 1999, Canadian ice hockey player Wayne Gretzky considered by many to be the greatest player in NHL history, scored the final goal of his career; he retired at the end of the season.
On this day in 1867, with the British North American Act the British colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Canada were united as the Dominion of Canada and the province of Canada was separated into Quebec and Ontario.
Happy and Sad Dollars
DG Caroline was first up with Happy Dollars for our speaker being here and another for providing two gift cards form Espresso Bueno and one for Delicate Decadence for the silent action at Pie for Brunch. She added another dollar for polio. She also gave a Sad Dollar in memory of her father-in-law who died on Friday.
Keith added to the coffers with a “double,” as he put it, for his daughter who is going to pursue a double major, created by her, in Judaic Studies/History. 
Art Zorn threw in the basket a Happy Dollar because his son Zach, a blessing to him and his wife, is celebrating his birthday.
Joe gave Happy Dollars for: the sculptures for the Barre Art Splash, remarking how wonderful they are; having a great time at a breakfast with his sisters and their significant others. He added a Sad Dollar because he lost his wallet. 
Karl rose to give a Happy Dollar for the completion of 21 sculptures for the Barre Art Splash.
Reminders and Announcement
Eddie reported we have enough syrup for the breakfast and that Bob Woodard will be helping in the kitchen at Pie for Brunch.
President Nicole showed us the poster that she designed for Pie for Brunch and asked Rotarians to post them at locations in Barre. She also reported we have awarded fifteen Community Grants and the recipients are thrilled and will send a representative to receive their grant. 
From the Board of Directors meeting earlier she reported that progress on the bylaws is going well. Also, we will need to replace some of the trustees of the Barre Club Foundation.
Social Media Training
DG Caroline introduced media consultant Courtney Key Jarecki. She will be providing a hands-on workshop for us to learn the "ins and outs" of using Facebook as a club for event and organizational promotion using our website. This is possible because we received a social media grant from our district. 
She started by explaining her style; casual, answering questions and helping participants one-on-one. She asked what the main purpose of having a website is and the response was to increase membership. She responded that in order to help achieve this goal one must interact vigorously with followers and postings in general. She began answering individual questions and helping Rotarians who were using their devices that they had brought with them. Rotarians were pleased with the help that they received from Courtney and showed their appreciation with a warm round of applause.
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.
District Site
Call 802.476.07550 for more information
or email President Nicole DiDomenico 
Apr 05, 2023
Go Global VT
Apr 12, 2023
Five Avenues of Service
Apr 19, 2023
Classification talk
Apr 26, 2023
Club Assembly
May 10, 2023
Five Avenues of Service
May 31, 2023
Club Assembly
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Executives & Directors
President Elect
Rotary Foundation
Immediate Past President
Song Leader
Youth Exchange
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
John Steinman
April 9
Butch Churchill
April 10
Tom Babic
April 17
Loren Polk
Matthew Polk
April 29
Join Date
Carol Dawes
April 8, 1997
26 years
Doug Bullett
April 21, 2006
17 years
Upcoming Events
Barre Rotary Club's Meeting April 5, 2023
Aldrich Public Library
Apr 05, 2023
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
The American Legion
Apr 08, 2023
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Barre Rotary Club's Meeting April 12, 2023
Aldrich Public Library
Apr 12, 2023
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
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