The Rotary Club of 
Barre, Vermont
Chartered 1924
District 7850
PO Box 167
Barre, VT 05641
Granite Chips
Club Assembly in June
The Winner: Happy Dollars by Three Lengths
After the rituals, thirteen Rotarians sat down to a lunch of salad, sloppy joes, and cookies and whoopie pies. John was first on his feet with two dollars; one Happy because his daughter has been selected as a drum major at Spaulding and one Sad because he will be with her at Drum Major Academy which is on the same day as the Rotary Breakfast. We will miss him. Eddie gave a Happy Dollar since he and his brother checked off an item on their bucket list: serving as volunteers at the U. S. Open at Pebble Beach. Caroline offered a Happy Dollar celebrating an upcoming two-day trip with her daughter to the University of Rhode Island for orientation. Karl broke the dollar chain by proposing a fine of one-on-nineteen on Eddie for underutilizing his talents. Karl first lauded Eddie for bringing the supplies and items to be sold at the mural installation tailgate party, but then he launched into castigation because he not brought his unhooked up toilet for use in Karl’s van. Eddie defended by stating that if would be inappropriate to have an unhooked up toilet in a public place. Fine passed, although it was close. Loren added a Happy Dollar in celebration of the beginning of the Summer Author Series at the Aldrich. Roy stuffed the coffers with five Happy Dollars for the happiness he and his family feel when they walked through the cow pasture near their home and enjoy the bucolic serenity of the Vermont environs (Ray, did you like that?)  Doug Bullett waved a Happy Dollar to announce Juneteenth Day. (The day the slaves were freed in Texas because Texas had not received the Emancipation Proclamation.)  
Caroline Recognized
John reported that a storage space location for the Department of Children and Families has been secured. A closet will be built to store supplies, such as clothing, for children and families in need. Caroline announced that Kristine Chartrand’s (mural designer) has an exhibit of her artwork at Studio Place. She will also post “kids in growth” the need for contributions for Circle on Club Runner. Caroline reported revenues of $175.00 from the sale of items at the tailgate party. To make it an even $200, Eddie proposed passing the hat. With the goal achieved, Bob moved and Butch proposed that the full amount be given to the Central Vermont Paletteers Scholarship Fund. Motion passed unanimously. President Liane recognized Caroline for her contributions to the club this year, especially as treasurer and heading up the mural project. She presented her with a rose bud and gifts tucked in a gift bag. In appreciation, Rotarians gave a warm round applause for Caroline’s good works. There was a brief discussion of the mural including a ribbon cutting and a way to thank those who made it all happen. Caroline will take various ideas into account and come back to us with a proposal for doing the aforementioned.
Secretary’s Report
Bruce announced birthdays: Tony Campos, Sandy Rousse, and Elizabeth LaPerle. Bruce then proposed a fine of one-and-nine on Tony (in absentia) for not being in attendance at the meeting on his birthday. No defense was offered and Bob Pope suggested that all the gifts be taken back. Fine passed and gifts were retrieved by members present.
Doug Bullett from Bon Air Virginia Rotary Club was introduced as our Rotarian in Summer Residence.
A Thank You from Bill and Diane Rossi
Club Information
We meet:
Wednesdays, 12:00 PM
The American Legion
320 North Main Street
Barre, VT  05641 USA
Jun 26, 2019
Jun 26, 2019
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Richard Shadroui
June 3
Sam Markewich
June 4
Sandy Rousse
June 15
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June 19
Elizabeth LaPerle
June 27
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June 3
Bertil Agell
June 23
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Jeremy Jorgenson
June 28
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Joseph Preddy
June 1, 2002
17 years
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