The Rotary Club of 
Barre, Vermont
Chartered 1924
District 7850
PO Box 167
Barre, VT 05641
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Tony Beginning and End
Happy and Sad: Round I
While sixteen Rotarians were lunching and engaging in civilized conversation, Tony rose to give a Happy Dollar still oozing happiness from visiting his one year old grandniece who thinks he’s funny and his piano teacher who didn’t know him. Liane gave a Sad Dollar lamenting the fact that her son took off for Austin, Texas and for a series of mishaps befallen him there, including dropping and breaking his phone and going over the handle bars of a motor scooter and breaking his clavicle. Then she gave a Happy Dollar because he has an interview with the Vermont State Police for an internship and a possible future career. George gave a Sad Dollar for tripping when entering the building today. He gave a Happy Dollar for being a proud father of Jamie who will be District Governor 2020-2019 and another in celebration of his great-grandson’s third birthday. Tom gave a Happy Dollar because he forgot his golf shoes, but remembered his clubs in a recent golf outing with Karl.
Secretary’s Report
Bruce announced the following birthdays: Ted Goulette and Carol Dawes. He then announced the accomplishments of a fellow Rotarian who was celebrating sixty years as a member of the Rotary Club of Barre: Past President (1971-72); Past District Governor (1975-76); Paul Harris Fellow Plus 8; Paul Harris Society; Rotarian of the Year (1979-80, 2002-03, 2008-09); and an average lifetime attendance of 95.52%. Rotarians assembled rose to give George Milne a standing ovation. George then rose and tossed sixty dollars in the basket to commemorate his join anniversary.
Save the Date: Changeover Dinner will occur on Wednesday, June 26th at the Barre Country Club. (Details to follow.)
The mural will be installed on June 1st (Rain date is June 8th.). We sell items for a $ 1 from 11 am-2 pm.
Eddie announced that a deposit has been made on the tent for the breakfast. He has been in contact with Quality Market and enjoyed having lunch with Karl and discussing the logistics of transporting tables and chairs. Placemats are ready to sell and new grills which will we assembled soon.
Liane, in an Italian style guilt trip, urged us to attend Rotary after Dark on Friday, May 31st at Moruzzi’s at 5:30 p.m. (A raucous discussion ensued including the execution of evil eye gestures and a fine proposed by John for having to endure the Italian guilt trip at lunch when he has to at home the rest of time.)  
Tom asked for volunteers to work at Rockfire on Friday on June 28th from 7p.m.-midnight.
Happy and Sad: Round II
Eddie gave a Happy Dollar for surprise his daughter experienced when he and Sandy gave her a car. He followed up with a Sad Dollar that neither of the people who Tony visited, a one year old and a ninety-three will remember his visit. Loren gave a five Happy Dollars because she remembered to wear her badge; the change in Aldrich hours; and the happiness she enjoyed seeing her daughter and her friends attending their prom. As the meeting began, there was an encore of  Tony’s performance as he rose once again to offer a Happy Dollar for “quite an honor” that, as a deacon of the Barre Congressional Church, a woman wants Tony to be at the baptism of her child.
Until next....that's all folks.
Club Information
We meet:
Wednesdays, 12:00 PM
The American Legion
320 North Main Street
Barre, VT  05641 USA
May 29, 2019
Evening tme and place to be announced soon.
Jun 05, 2019
Classification Talk and More!
Jun 12, 2019
Foster Program
Jun 26, 2019
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Member Birthdays
Ted Goulette
May 18
Carol Dawes
May 21
Join Date
Raymond Bettis
May 1, 2017
2 years
George Milne
May 19, 1959
60 years
Russell Hampton
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