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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.  The club was chartered March 1, 1927.

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 of America
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Court Square, Middlebury, Vermont
Masks en Masse is a new program to provide face masks to persons with compromised immune systems and to those over 60 years of age.
 
EastView at Middlebury is organizing a local distribution system to link area crafters of face masks with persons who need them most.
 
If you are interested in donating masks or if you are over 60 years of age or have a compromised immune system and are interested in receiving a free mask by mail, please go to http://www.eastviewmiddlebury.com/masks for information. 
 
Email CommunityStrong@eastviewmiddlebury.com or call (802) 989-7707 for further information.
 
  The club will have a Zoom meeting for members on April 8 and April 22 starting at 8:00am. Details will be emailed to each member.
 
   Please continue to look out for one another and speak up if you need assistance of any kind. 
 
Our 12th Annual Online Auction is now open for bids!  The auction will end Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 9 pm EDT.
 
Tell your friends and remember - bid often and as high as you can!
 
 
 
Healthy thoughts to everyone,
 
Betsy
T inducted our newest member, Paul, into the club while President Betsy smiled with pleasure.  The more members we have, the more projects we can undertake to improve our community.
 
Welcome Paul!
 
Linda and Paul recently joined the club.  They moved to Middlebury from Keene, New York.  Eric inducted them and Cari was their sponsor.  Welcome Linda and Paul!
 
 
The annual Paul Harris Dinner was held Wednesday, November 13 at the Waybury Inn. Following Mike McGovern's remarks about RI's efforts to eradicate polio around the world, the club recognized four members with Paul Harris awards:  Ben, Dennis, Maureen, and Geoff.
 
 
 
Rotarians helped spread the word about the world-wide effort to eradicate polio by hoisting a tent in Canon Park in Middlebury and speaking with people.  The cheese and apple cider were welcome!
 
 
 
 
District Governor Richard Fox spoke to the club October 2 about his hopes for the coming year.
 
On behalf of the club, Betsy signed his district banner.
 
President Betsy presented Ron with an Honorary Membership for his many years of club service at the August 7 meeting held at Eastview.  The Middlebury American Legion Post 27 presented the Colors.
 
 
 
President Judson wrapped up the 2018-2019 Rotary year with a Gala Dinner at the Middlebury Inn.
 
The club awarded $44,500 to 20 non-profit organizations in Addison County to carry on their work of serving the community.  Included was a $12,000 capital grant to the John Graham Housing and Emergency Shelter of Addison County (with five locations around Addison County).
 
Thanks to Tim, Scott, and their committee for their work in organizing such a successful event.
 
Buzz presents the check to John Graham co-directors Kate Schirmer-Smith and Peter Kellerman.
 
  The Club will erect and take down an American flag at your home or business in Middlebury on these 5 national holidays:
 
                                     Memorial Day Weekend 
                                     Flag Day (June 14)
                                     Independence Day Weekend 
                                     Labor Day Weekend 
                                     Veterans Day (November 11)
                                                     
 These may be for a business or an individual, to honor a veteran, or to honor friends and family. 
 
 The cost is $50 per year (5 displays).                  
         
 The funds raise will be given to local charities which  are selected annually.

                  Contact:                            Judson Hescock
                  Phone:                              (802) 989-5113
                  Email:                               rotaryflagproject@gmail.com
 
 
T inducted our newest members this week with John and Logan as their sponsors.  Welcome Brandie, Shawn, and Doug.
 
Thanks to the Rotarians, Old Vermont Cemetery Association members, cemetery neighbors, and a descendant of the Buttolph family for helping clear the vegetation around the Old Middlebury Cemetery on Washington Street Ext.
Check out the photo albums (lower right corner) for before and after pictures.  (Coming ASAP)
 
This fall a female high school exchange student from Columbia (age 17) will spend a full academic year at MUHS.  This is being sponsored by the Middlebury Rotary Club and she is in need of host families to stay with.  It is preferred, but not necessary, that the home has children approximately the same age or at least of school age.   Students generally stay with a host family for approximately 4 months although some, including our current inbound student from Brazil, stay with a family for the entire school year.
 
 
 
This is a very enriching experience for both student and host parent/family.  In order to continue the registration process for school as well as obtaining her travel visa a host family must first be identified.  If you are interested or would simply like more information please contact Bill "Buzz" Kernan via phone at (802) 279-1315 or by email at kernan.william@yahoo.com
 
 
 
 
 
Homer wagged his tail to wish us all success as we headed out on our annual Green Up adventure last Saturday morning.
 
Kevin presented Vt Attorney General T.J. Donovan a family photograph taken several years ago.  Looking on was President Judson.
 
 
Eric, Steve, and David attended the April 13 District Training Assembly and heard the semi-finals of the 2019 Youth Speech Contest.  Two students were chosen for the finals which will be held at the District Conference in Sherbrooke Saturday, May 4.
 
Past District Governor Eric inducted Sean as our newest member today.   Joining them was Sean's sponsor, Scott.
 
Pictured (L to R) Sean, Scott, and Eric
 
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Club officers for 2019-2020
President
President Elect
Vice President
Secretary
Treasurer
Community Service
International Service
Rotary Foundation, At Large Member
Membership, At Large Member
Charitable Assessment Committee, CACO
Club Administration
Youth Service
Immediate Past President
Youth Exchange
Sergeant-at-Arms
2020 Rotary Sponsors
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Harold T. Smith    
Memorial    
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Nature & Nurture

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Upcoming Events
Speakers
Tom Hanley
Jun 03, 2020
Emergency management director and Chief of PD for Middlebury
John Metcalfe
Jun 10, 2020
Project idea: International Project for a Maritime School in the Kingdom of Tonga

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