The Rotary Club of 
Barre, Vermont
Chartered 1924
District 7850
PO Box 167
Barre, VT 05641
Granite Chips
Let's Get Physical
Earle’s Pearls
After the usual rituals, we sat down to a lunch of chicken, broccoli, rice, salad and cookies. Caroline was first on her feet to make two announcements: 1) She and others are working on the format of the monthly district newsletter to reflect consistency and to include quick links. Specific categories with appropriate headings will be featured; 2) District leaders are now interviewing candidates for District Governor Delegate. Nominations are encouraged including self. 
Since Last We Met
Nicole Domineco  Aug. 15
Wedding Anniversaries:
John Steinman & 
Lynne Addeigo  28 years  Aug. 14
On this day in history: 
1227 Genghis Khan dies.
1992 Boston Celtics’ Larry Bird hangs it up.
Getting to Know You
Bruce read three statements about me--two truths and a lie:
  • I had cocktails and engaged in a small talk with Tom Clancy.
  • I shared a stage with Bob Hope.
  • While in college and on a campaign stop in Albany, I shook JFK’s hand.
After a Q&A, a vote was taken. A majority voted the JFK handshake as a lie.
That was correct--I saw him and heard his speech on the steps of the State Capital, but did not shake his hand.
From a Trickle To A Gentle Flow
Dollars started to trickle in when Karl threw a buck in the basket for an automatic phone ringing fine. President Tony added a Happy Dollar because his wife, Cindy, called his shirt the “ugliest.” He characterized it as his “bowling shirt” and he disclosed that it was purchased at Old Navy (TMI). George talked to Jeff Bergeron at Elmwood Cemetery and related that Jeff had nothing but good things to say about the activities of the Barre Rotary Club and thinks it has been an impetus for increased volunteerism in Barre. George thought his remarks deserved a couple of Happy Dollars and delivered as the basket was passed to him.  President Tony gave a Happy Dollar in  reporting that the Kiwanians want to partner with us on future projects. Bob rose to propose a fine on Bruce for not announcing his birthday. Bruce noted that it was announced last week at the meeting which Bob did not attend. With no defense from the proposer of the fine, a rare occurrence, he tossed a dollar in the basket. A fine was proposed on Tom for being late two times in row. His defense was that he stopped to pick up his guest, Bruce Donavan. It was pointed out that he should hone his time management skills. Ending in a gentle flow the fine passed. 
A New Member is Elected
Since Doug Bullett can’t hold membership in two clubs, President Tony suggested an honorary membership. Karl so moved and Tom seconded. Karl reworded the motion to include a suggested donation to our Club by Doug of $25.00. Motion passed unanimously. 
Guidelines to a Healthy and Longer Life
Caroline introduced our guest speaker, Hendrik Reinold, a certified ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) trainer at The RehabGYM. 
Hendrik began his talk by presenting exercise guidelines for adults which include a mix of physical activity to stay healthy. This mix consists of at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic activity and at least two days of muscle strengthening exercises. He said it was important to exercise all the major muscle groups. He went on to list the benefits of resistance training: muscle strengthening; bone strengthening; increased flexibility; and increased ease of the activities of daily living. He also covered the benefits of meeting guidelines for children and adolescents which include improvements in cardiorespiratory and muscle fitness, cognition and bone health. On the slide listing the benefits for adults and older adults were twenty different items; everything from lowering the risk of all causes of mortality to improved cognition and sleep to reduction of anxiety to lowering of the risk of a host of physical ailments. Hendrik offered this quote regarding sitting time: “High levels of moderate intensity physical activity (i.e. about 60-75 minutes per day) seem to eliminate the increased risk of death associated with high sitting time.” However, watching three or more hours of television everyday is associated with morality regardless of physical activity. Statistically, the numbers in the United States are not encouraging: 1) Percent of adults 18 and over meeting the Physical Activity Guidelines (PAC) for aerobic activity is 53.3 %; 2) Percent meeting PAG for both aerobic and muscle-strengthening is 23.2%. Hendrick continued by presenting narratives which contribute to these low numbers. They could be characterized as misinformation, myths and excuses for not engaging in physical activity. He ended his presentation with: Anything is better than nothing!
After a brief Q&A, Rotarians showed their appreciation with a hearty round of applause.

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 
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