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The Rotary Club of Middlebury, Vermont is a volunteer service organization whose members donate their time and resources to help others in the community and throughout the world.

Middlebury

Our motto is "Service Above Self"

We meet Wednesdays at 7:15 AM
Rosie's Restaurant
886 Route 7 South
Middlebury, VT  05753
United States
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Ian Riseley, 2018 RI President from the Rotary Club of Sandringham, Victoria, in Australia finally was able to meet Middlebury's 2017-2018 President Tom at the District Summit earlier this month.
"I've been looking forward to meeting Tom for some time," said Ian reportedly.  "What a decent chap.  And such a good accountant!"
 
 
Dennis acknowledged the thanks of the 500 Rotarians at the recent District Summit in New Hampshire for Casella's major support of the conference.  Flanking him on the stage was our own DG Eric who had introduced him.
 
The club met February 15 at EastView and were brought up to date on what former member Connie has been doing.  It was great to see Lee and Bonnie!
 
 
 
District 7850 revealed next year's destinations to three high school students recently in Waterbury.  Surrounded by this years group of inbound students from around the world, Liam. a sophomore at MUHS (center with the map), learned that he will spend next school year in France.  Among those congratulating him was Nao (far left) one of the two exchange students our club is sponsoring this year.  Nao is from  Japan.
 
Ben, Betsy, and DG Eric officially chartered our first EarlyAct Club at the Salisbury Community School.  Accompanying the students were Fernanda Canales, principal, and Chrisandra Sylvestri, librarian.
 
Welcome to Rotary!
 
 
For more information:    http://www.earlyact.com/
President Elect Juddy and DG Eric recently welcomed Steven and Jim into the club.  Former Past DG "T" officiated.  Welcome to service!
 
Merry Mulch, our annual Christmas Tree Pick-up in Middlebury originally scheduled for this Saturday, January 6, HAS BEEN POSTPONED to Saturday, January 13.
Please do NOT put out your tree at the curb until the night of January 12 or the trees might blow around the neighborhood and create a nuisance and/or hazard.  And remember - no metal objects should be on the trees because we will recycle them for mulch.
 
You may drop off your tree at the District Transfer Station at 1223 Rt. 7 South in Middlebury during their normal hours of 7AM - 3 PM (M-F) and 8AM - 1PM (Sat.).
 
 
Nao (from Japan) and Rena (from Chile) attended our recent breakfast which spotlighted MUHS's Interact Club and the MUHS boys football team.  Joining us were the parents hosting the girls, Sarah (in the center of the photo) and Robin.
 
We are so glad that you are here and we wish you both a wonderful year of new experiences.
 
At the recent annual dinner at the Waybury Inn, the club awarded a Paul Harris Award to Bill for the work that he has done in the club and in the community.  Many of his family from out of town gathered to congratulate him including Mary (third from right), assistant director of the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History.
 
Welcoming John were (from left to right) past district governor T, President Tom, John, and John's sponsor, Jack.  Glad to have you in the club!
Rotary International prepares sheltering supplies for people disrupted by extreme weather such as the recent hurricanes in the Caribbean and southern US.  The club recently voted to contribute $1,000 to purchase a shelter box for Rotary's relief efforts.
 
 
Thanks to everyone who attended our new Fall Festival on the outdoor lawn behind the College's Center for the Arts.
 
We had beautiful weather (OK, it was hot!) yet the bands played with gusto.
 
Thanks also to all the members of the club who supported the day by giving loads of volunteer time!  A special big shout-out for Betsy, our extraordinaire organizer!
 
President Tom and former district governor T inducted Cari (Eastview at Middlebury) and Bill (Town of Middlebury) into club membership.  Bill joins us from the Waterbury club.
 
 
The Rotary Club of Middlebury is pleased to announce the results of our 2016/2017 Fundraising and Grant Awards year.  Our President for the year, Ben Fuller, oversaw a robust and productive fundraising effort that included our popular holiday Flag Project, the Buster Brush Golf Tournament, the Maple Run Breakfast as well as our 9th annual Spring Online Auction.
 
At the annual Gala Dinner on May 19, at the culmination of Rotary Week, the club was proud to distribute over $60,000 in Grants to local organizations including HOPE, Elderly Services, MREMS, Addison County Home Health and Hospice, Open Door Clinic and the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival. These and more than 20 other organizations were beneficiaries of the hard work and unselfish dedication of the 54 members of the Club.
 
As we begin our new Rotary Year under the direction of President Tom Telling, we are looking forward to another great year supporting the good works of our local non-profits as well as our many member supported service projects.
 
We are also excited to announce our first annual Fall Festival to be held on Sunday, September 24th on the lawn behind the Mahaney Arts Center.
 
The Rotary Club of Middlebury thanks all of their supporters last year who helped our Club achieve its goals.
 
 
 
Rotarians Maureen and Karl help at the 2017 Chilie Festival on Main Street.
Harold Strassner received the club's 2017 Stephen Freeman Award in recognition of his distinctive life and community service, exemplifying Rotary goals and values.  Presenting the award were President Ben and PDG T.
 
Blue skies gave all the teams a perfect day to play the Ralph Myhre golf course.  The team representing the College won the club's annual Buster Brush golf tournament.  Taking top honors were (left to right) Russ, Neil, Brad, and Bill.
 
Our own Kevin, Bev, Neil and Kathy jointly received the 2017 Buster Brush Community Service Award.  Presenting their plaques were Liz and Eric.
 
 
 
Rob was welcomed into club membership March 29 by Past District Governor T and President Ben.
 
The Club rose to the challenge at the 9th Annual Middlebury Chili Festival held March 11 on a cold afternoon.  We brought awareness to Rotary and all we do for the community.  Plus our recipe won the Best Kitchen Sink award.  Congratulations to all the club members who brought Rotary front and center! 
 
 
 
Anna Buteau and Emma Pope McCright of Middlebury Union High School will participate in the 2017-2018 Rotary International Youth Exchange program.  Emma will attend high school in Iceland and Anna will attend high school in Spain. 
 
Club member Heather is the co-ordinator of their exchanges and will oversee the hosting by our club of two foreign students next year.
 
Congratulations and best of luck to Anna and Emma!
 
 
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Club officers for 2017-2018
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Secretary
Treasurer
Community service committee
Club committee
International committee
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Charitable assessment committee
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Youth services committee
 
2018 Rotary Sponsors
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Harold T. Smith    
Memorial    
Foundation
 
 
 
 
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Upcoming Events
 
Speakers
Jeff Keimer
May 23, 2018
Opioids
Hannah Sessions
May 30, 2018
Blue Ledge Farms
 

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