The Rotary Club of 
Barre, Vermont
Chartered 1924
District 7850
PO Box 167
Barre, VT 05641
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More Than the Coronavirus

Fifteen Rotarians assembled remotely for our virtual meeting. This week some of us had difficulty joining the meeting, probably due to enhanced security measures implemented by Zoom.  
The President’s Corner
  • President Eddie reported that the Board of Directors has approved to move ahead and apply for a district grant with the intent of purchasing face masks to be used in the future. Ted has spoken to Louisa Tripp and she advised that we apply for a $1000 district grant and that the probability of approval is excellent. The motion for submitting a grant proposal   passed. Five hundred masks have been shipped and another five hundred will be received in about eight weeks.
  • Still no decision on the Annual Breakfast. At this time, we plan to go ahead with the Changeover Dinner.
  • Dick Shadroui has been hospitalized with pneumonia and is progressing well: he will be off oxygen soon and is currently on oral antibiotics. He will be transferred to Woodridge for physical therapy. Karl is coordinating get well wishes notes via email. 
Agell Reports From the Field of Service
Bertil reported on his winter activities. He spent six weeks in Georgia and two weeks in Honduras where they built three picnic tables, two for a hospital and another for a mayor’s project. Those who volunteered numbered about forty per week. Bertil reminded us that the Barre Rotary Club has donated over $30,000 to the Honduras initiative since 2002. He then answered questions and described previous Honduras projects. After his work in Honduras he returned to the Florida Panhandle where he received the warning to “get home” which he did.
Earle’s Pearls
Caroline announced that teacher scholarships are available from Rotary and she will be circulating information about them. It includes a $2500 grant which can be used for tuition, childcare, etc. The course of study must be related to teaching.
Tony’s Notes
Tony noted that it is important to stay safe, but he urged us to continue to be involved: calling, checking on others and delivering groceries are small things that add up to big things. 


Since Last We Met

Bruce reported that there were no birthdays and anniversaries "since last we met."

Lest We Forget: From The Bulletin April 6, 1926: Strong arms stretched out across the sea, To warmly grasp a million hands, On every side; From many lands: That’s what Rotary means to me. A friendly smile – well you’ll agree, that sometimes when you’re feeling blue. A smile will often pull you through, That’s what Rotary means to me.

On this day in history: 1974, Hank Aaron breaks Babe Ruth’s all-time home run record! 1993 , astronaut Ellen Ochoa became the first Hispanic woman in space.

Until next time...that’s all folks!

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We no longer meet at The Legion, 320 North Main Street, Barre, VT, 802.479.9058. Until further notice we only meet online. For more information please click here to contact President Rousse.
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