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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 In Person
Wednesdays at 7:15 AM
In person or Zoom - please check weekly
online
Middlebury, VT 05753
United States of America
check weekly to see if the meeting will be held in person or on Zoom
Home Page Stories
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).
 
 
 
 
 
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.
 
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Club officers for 2020-2021
President
President Elect
Vice President
Secretary
Treasurer
Past President
Community Service
International Service
Rotary Foundation
Membership
Club Administration
Charitable Assessment Committee (CACO)
Youth Services
Youth Exchange
Sergeant-at-Arms
2021 Rotary Sponsors
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Harold T. Smith    
Memorial    
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RSS
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Speakers
TBA
Nov 04, 2020
Zoom meeting--7:30 AM
TBA
Nov 11, 2020
at Middlebury Inn plus Zoom
No morning meeting- the annual Paul Harris dinner
Nov 18, 2020
Zoom only starting at 6:00 pm
No meeting
Dec 23, 2020

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