The Rotary Club of 
Barre, Vermont
Chartered 1924
District 7850
PO Box 167
Barre, VT 05641
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Granite Chips   June 19, 2024
Gratitude and Guests
After eleven Rotarians and four guests recited the Pledge of Allegiance, President Eddie asked Nicole to express gratitude; she was grateful to be here with her Rotary family after a challenging week.
President Eddie then welcomed our guests: Doug Bullett, Lena and Riley Stephens and J.D. Fox who he asked what brought him to our meeting today. He responded that he was always looking for volunteer opportunities. He works for Ben & Jerry’s and participates in their CAD (Community Action Day) Program. Most recently he weeded gardens in Waterbury and helped to secure a grant. 
Since Last We Met
Birthdays: Sandy Rousse  June 15
Tony Campos  June 19
Emily Stephens  June 20
Anniversary: Zachary and Caitlin Lyle-Delong  June 14
Club Anniversary: Patrick Gardner  June 21, 2023  1 year
On this day in history: In 1953 after the failure of court appeals and of a worldwide campaign for mercy, husband and wife Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were put to death on this day in 1953, becoming the first American civilians to be executed for espionage.
On this day in history: In 1865 with the arrival of Union soldiers in Galveston, Texas, the state's residents finally learned about the Emancipation Proclamation (1863); the day became the annual holiday known as Juneteenth, commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.
A Special Birthday Celebration
We sang Happy Birthday to Tony and presented him with a cake. He, in turn, presented us with a Happy Birthday video featuring Martin Short who Tony claims is a long time friend of his. The video was very entertaining and everyone enjoyed it. Ted served the cake with Tony’s order: “Let them eat cake!” Happy 59 Tony!
The Last Rung
President Eddie introduced Nicole to present the service area goals of the strategic plan. She began with a review the process of the development of the strategic plan: analyzing the results of the Club Health Check; identifying priority areas and developing goals  (Public Image, Business Operations and Membership; added later, Community Service); reviewing and discussing each of the goals developed for each area at club assemblies and regular meetings; mission, vision and value statements presented and discussed; and revisions made based on feedback received from members. She then went on to present the Community Service goals and actions. Comments and questions were few and there were no substantial changes offered.  The final draft of the strategic plan will be sent to members and discussed at the July Club Assembly.
Reminder: Deadline for making reservations for the Changeover Dinner is Friday, June 21 (

Until next time....that's all Rotarians.
Club Information
Barre, VT
Service above self!
Wednesdays at 12:00 p.m.
The Aldrich Public Library
6 Washington Street
Barre, VT 05641
United States of America
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Jun 26, 2024
No Meeting Today because of Changeover
Jul 03, 2024
This is a "buy" week for Barre Rotary. Enjoy the day with family & friends!
Jul 10, 2024
Classification Talk: What Makes Nick Tick?
Jul 17, 2024
Update from Barre City Police Department
Jul 24, 2024
Learn about this Auxiliary to the US Air Force
Jul 31, 2024
Check In on Projects & Initiatives
Aug 07, 2024 5:00 PM
Sorting & Packaging Toiletry Supplies for Distribution to Rainbow Bridge & Good Samaritan
Aug 14, 2024
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Executives & Directors
President Elect
Rotary Foundation
Club Administration
Immediate Past President
Assistant Treasurer
Song Leader
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Brenda Waterhouse
June 3
Sandy Rousse
June 15
Tony Campos
June 19
Emily Stephens
June 20
Spouse Birthdays
Sandy Rousse
June 15
Doug Bullett
Lenis Bullett
June 4
Joe Shadroui
Larry Bowling
June 4
Zachary Lyle-DeLong
Caitlin Lyle-DeLong
June 14
Bertil Agell
June 23
Join Date
Joseph Preddy
June 1, 2002
22 years
Patrick Gardner
June 21, 2023
1 year
Upcoming Events
Aldrich Public Library Rotary Breakfast
6 Washington Street
Jul. 27, 2024
7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Board Meeting
Aldrich Public Library - 3rd Floor Board Room
Jul. 31, 2024
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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