The Rotary Club of 
Barre, Vermont
Chartered 1924
District 7850
PO Box 167
Barre, VT 05641
Granite Chips
Angelina Gives a Talk
A Brief Opening 
For the opening, sixteen Rotarians and two guests recited the Pledge of Allegiance  and sang My Country ‘Tis of Thee and April Showers. 
Since Last We Met 
Birthdays: Tom Babic  April 17
Paul Harris, founder of Rotary  April 19, 1868
 On this day in history: Launched this day in 1775 with the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the American Revolution was an effort by 13 British colonies in North America (with help from France, Spain, and the Netherlands) to win their independence.
On this day in history: In 1927, American actress Mae West was sentenced to 10 days in jail, convicted of obscenity and “corrupting the morals of youth” with her portrayal of a prostitute in the Broadway play Sex, which she also wrote; the publicity made her nationally known.  
Guests: Dan Barlow, Executive Director, People’s Health & Wellness Clinic 
Art Zorn
Mostly Happiness
Loren was first up with $20.00, a mixture of happiness and sadness: Happy to be going to a new job in Stowe and sad to be leaving Aldrich. She will remain active in the Barre Rotary Club.
Tony rose to give dollars for: polio; Loren’s new opportunity in Stowe; and for the forthcoming Classification Talk by Angelina.
Joe was next with two Happy Dollars, one for the successful interviews of four RYLA applicants that were conducted by him and DG Caroline and another for Loren securing a new position at the Stowe Free Library. Later he gave another Happy Dollar in celebration of Tom Babic’s birthday.
Angelina gave Happy Dollars for: the lunch as DG Caroline’s guest, joining Rotary and the anonymous donor making it possible for her to stay overnight at the District Conference.
Eddie threw in a couple of dollars noting that he had met with Jamie Babin the new owner of Quality Market. He reported that a good partnership is developing with the principal vendor for the breakfast. He also announced again that Bob Blow and Tony have secured plenty of maple syrup for the event.
Karl had some Happy Dollars, reporting 32 sculptures are ready to go, 3 more are in for clear coating at Cody’s and he is waiting for another from the artist. He had a Sad Dollar for a reduction in the number of sculptures from 41 to 40.
President Nicole had several Happy Dollars: thank you to the Breakfast Committee and for Bob Woodard’s participation. Everything is moving smoothly; it’s a collective effort. 
Odds and Ends
DG Caroline presented four applicants for RYLA for approval. Tony moved and Joe seconded that the applicants be approved. Motion passed unanimously. DG Caroline is sponsoring one applicant and hopes to secure three more sponsors.
Tony reported that he and Angelina had a good experience at District Training.
Dan Barlow spoke in glowing terms of the Pie for Brunch: great event, good conversations and good company.
Classification Talk
Tom introduced our speaker, Angelina Debeaupuis, who gave her Classification Talk.
Angelina was born in Aubergenville, Yvelines Ile de France, located in the north-western suburbs of Paris. It has an industrial tradition of aeronautics and automotive. She grew up in a multicultural, blue collar family with two younger sisters. Her ancestry includes a mixture of French and Portuguese, the latter which has a rich tradition of folk dancing accompanied by guitars and accordions. Her childhood activities included summer camps, travel, gymnastics, modern jazz dance and handball. She said if she could, she would do nothing but travel and summed up the travel experience with this quote: “Travel is like an endless university. You never stop learning” (Harvey Lloyd).  She graduated from high school in 2006, was an au pair in London for a year, enrolled in an undergraduate program for three years which included time in France and Spain, attended vocational school to become a receptionist, attended law school for five years and then earned a Master of Laws in International Qualifications. Presently, she is employed as a litigation attorney by Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC. She provides legal advice and represents individuals and corporations involved in lawsuits. Members of the firm participate in different community projects and organizations. She lives in Northfield with her husband and a mixed lab and enjoys hiking, winter sports and exploring Vermont.
Rotarians asked several questions and genuinely found her talk  interesting and informative and they showed their appreciation with a warm round of applause at its conclusion. 

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.
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Call 802.476.07550 for more information
or email President Nicole DiDomenico 
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April 17
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Matthew Polk
April 29
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Carol Dawes
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April 21, 2006
17 years
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12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
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