Welcome!
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.  The club was chartered March 1, 1927.
Middlebury

Our motto is "Service Above Self"

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 7:15 AM
Middlebury Inn
16 Court Square
Middlebury, VT 05753
United States of America
Guests are welcome but seating is limited so please contact us if you would like to attend. rotaryclubofmiddlebury@gmail.com
Home Page Stories

Hands to Honduras dedicated the Kinder Maggie Quinn October 2, 2021, named in honor of former Middlebury Rotarian Maggie Quinn.   This new kindergarten was constructed in the very poor community of Tesorito in Trujillo.  According to Tom Plumb, the construction received enthusiastic support of the community.

            This club has supported Hands to Honduras, initiated by Tom Plumb, with a financial gift each year and, in the past, with active volunteers.

 
Former Rotary President Maureen and Rotary member Jason pose with Sarah, a guidance counselor from MUHS and Nyna, a MUHS student. Nyna was one of our elected attendees for the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards program, held over zoom this past June. She visited our club at the last meeting and spoke about her experience at this year's RYLA program. Thank you Nyna!!
 
 
Volunteers from the Vermont Old Cemetery Association and members of the MUHS football team helped club members erect fallen and broken tombstones.  Foundations were dug, stones were set in place and leveled, and shurpack was added to stabilize the stones.  Helmut, Buzz, and Paul worked on Deborah Buttolph's stone (she died in 1796).
 
 
The Club honored three community leaders for their outstanding work this past year under the pandemic.  Receiving the Buster Brush Community Service Award for 2021 were (left to right)
Deborah Wesley, CEO,  Addison County Home Health & Hospice, Heidi Sulis, ED, Open Door Clinic, and Liza Eddy, Manager, Operations at Porter Medical Center.  Presenting the awards were Maureen and T.
 
Congratulations to each of you.
 
 
     
Rita Glidden, proprietor of Thread Connection, was presented the Stephen A. Freeman Award May 26 by Foundation chair Eric.  During the pandemic she made and distributed masks and asked only for donations to the HOPE Food Shelf.
           She also helped found the Food Co-op, and has volunteered for Hospice, the Cornwall School and Bicentennial celebration, HOPE, and more.
 
President Maureen welcomes Sylvie into the club by giving her a Rotary label pin.  The club met for the first time this year beneath the Lion Club's new pavilion at the Rec Park.
 
Our second annual tombstone cleaning was held on a beautiful Saturday morning in May.   Helping were (left to right) Helmut, Lyn, the Butler family, Geoff, Buzz, Maureen, and David.
  Victoria and Steve were too busy scrubbing to pose.
Thanks to Max for the photos, more of which can be seen in the album to your right, lower down on this page.
 
Jim, Geoff, and Gary provided the muscle power to repaint the food pantry at HOPE recently.  It required a roller, a brush, and a supervisor.
 
We focused on the Rec area and Mary Hogan Elementary School perimeter this year.  The few seconds of snow at 8 am didn't deter us!
Jim, Lyn, David, Helmut, Evie, and Ben each filled a bag.  Thanks to Max for recording it all.  See more of his photos in the photo album in the right column.
 
Applications are open for Alonzo Malouin Memorial Scholarship for Teachers’ Education for 2020-21 Academic Year.
 
Scholarships totaling up to $10,000 per year to educators furthering their education beyond a post-secondary degree.  The money may be used for, but not limited to, tuition, educational supplies (textbooks, computers, etc.), transportation costs, or institutional room and board.
 
Applications are due April 19.
 
The application is not laborious.   It requires a letter of recommendation, verification that you are enrolled in a college/university, a CV, and a statement of no more than 1 page explaining your specific educational plans.
 
The guidelines and application form are posted on our Rotary District 7850 website (link in section above).
 
Ben    Rotary Club of Middlebury            rotaryclubofmiddlebury@gmail.com                            
 
 
Club members rounded up Christmas trees and Casella took them to the transfer station for recycling.  Our thanks to the Panther (MUHS) football team and Monument Farms for their help.  Here is a photo taken by Max of this year's crew (other members were already out picking up trees when this photo was taken).
 
For the 5th year, our club provided gifts to the Community Supper participants for the Holidays.
President Maureen recently presented Michelle Gilbert, a volunteer at the Friday Community Supper, with over $3,000 in Middlebury Money and TJ Maxx gift cards along with 30 dozen homemade cookies for the dinner participants.
 
Past District Governor Eric inducted our newest member, Rebecca, last Wednesday.  Tim presented her with information and she was joined by her daughter, Grace, and her father, Tom.
 
Rotarians began phase 2 of the restoration of Middlebury's oldest cemetery by cleaning some of the headstones.  Steve scrubbed the marker of Laura Foley who died at the age of 30 in 1882.  Others who volunteered were Buzz, Helmut, Tim, David, and Rotarian friend Gary.  More cleaning sessions will be scheduled.
 
 
 
In response to a call for help from the principal of Mary Hogan Elementary School, Buzz organized a team to erect three new tents that will be used for outdoor classes once school resumes September 8.  Helping were appropriately masked Sue (MUHS), Eric (Town), Guy, David, Rex, John, Helmut, and Dustin.  Buzz took the photo.
 
When Salisbury Community School's principal voiced a need for desks that students could use outdoors this fall, Ben organized crews to construct wooden desks.  Kevin, T, Buzz, Helmut, Evie, and David worked under a tent in the rain Saturday, August 29, here photographed by Ben.  Paul had to leave before the lunch arrived.
 
Former member Tom Plumb has devoted his post-retirement life to helping in Honduras.  He recently dedicated a new kindergarten in Aqua Amarilla, Trujillo, Honduras.  Next up will be the construction of another classroom in Maranones funded by our club.
 
The club assembled in front of the tree project in Rec Park for its regular weekly meeting on July 22.  President Maureen introduced the 2020-2021 proposed budgets.  All members will vote on the proposed budgets by email on or about August 2 (masks were down temporarily to eat, drink, and give an opinion).
 
 
 
 
 
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Charitable Assessment Committee (CACO)
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Upcoming Events
Speakers
Caleb Kenna
Oct 27, 2021
Photography
Louisa Tripp
Nov 03, 2021 7:15 AM
Rotary Foundation
Middlebury Inn
Nov 10, 2021
Downtown Crew (Bridge and Rail Project, BMP and Neighbors, Together)
Middlebury Inn
Nov 17, 2021 5:30 PM
Paul Harris Dinner
No Meeting
Nov 24, 2021
Holiday - Happy Thanksgiving
Elise Brunelle
Dec 01, 2021
Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Elise Shanbacker
Dec 08, 2021 7:15 AM
Addison County Community Trust
TBD
Dec 15, 2021
Middlebury Inn
No Meeting
Dec 22, 2021
Holiday Party
No Meeting
Dec 29, 2021
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