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Immediate Past President
Exec. Secretary
Treasurer
Membership Dev. Chair
Marketing Chair
Director of Planning
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Rotary Foundation, Chair
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Home Page Stories
On Sunday afternoon, five Burlington Rotarians along with some spouses and friends, split five cords of wood for the Wood for Good organization located in Jericho, VT.  The team worked four splitters from noon until 3pm and realized how the Axelrod family of Jericho is providing much needed wood to fellow Vermonters this winter to heat their home. Past President Scott Baldwin left and Current President Jack Lindley right break a sweat on a beautiful Sunday afternoon.
Burlington Rotary Hosts Scott Baldwin, Ed Murphy and Peter Hawks welcome Rotarians from the Calgary, Alberta Clubs. Visitors are getting the flavor of Burlington and the region this week. Many activities and fellowship opportunities are scheduled this week October 8 through the 12th. Dave Mount and Ute Regan are also helping to drive the visitors to and from these events.
The Securities Division of the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation has new regulatory guidance to help interested parties intervene in potential securities fraud and abuse, as it relates to the consumer.
 
 

Mohamed is the President, CEO and IT Person of TLC Homecare & Nursing. After moving from Chennai, India as a young child, he lived in New York City and New Orleans for a year. He finally settled in Vermont, where he grew up in Burlington.

 
"There is no such thing as an "accident" when a person is under the influence. It is a crash."
So is the position of our prosecutors in the pursuit of a safer environment for all drivers in Vermont!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Heather Brochu (l) and Stacy Graczyk(r)
In our first meeting of the new fiscal year we are fortunate to have Attorneys Heather Brochu and Stacy Graczyk from the Vermont Traffic Safety Prosecutor's Office (a Division of the State's Attorney's Office).
We begin our 2019-2020 Rotary year with a "hazy, hot and humid" July 9 meeting.
>>But the content was clear!
President Scott Baldwin (above) jumps right in with the schedule of events which include
our first Board meeting on the 17th (open to all members),
Dismas House sign-ups for the year,
Our outreach meeting on Thursday, July 25: Sunnyvale Concert" at the Intervale Farm,
With an early follow-up service at The "Festival of Fools" support for the City (Friday, August 2),
 
Then! look for  additional August and fun September events.
See you on the 23rd as well, when we welcome Kirby Dunn of Homeshare Vermont with some earth shaking updates!
Don't get left behind. E-mail our Coordinator Jesse Beck for more info and to sign up today.
 
The Rotary Clubs of Burlington, Burlington "Sunrise" and South Burlington combine to install a brand new Rotaract Club in our area. With a dozen University of Vermont students coming forward to take on the challenge and create their own fun and important projects. Guided by our memberships, and some "seed money" thus begins our commitment to the collegiate and newly-minted community leaders in our area! At the sunny twilight ceremony at the Hilton, a few of the new Rotaractors and their Rotarian partners posed below.
Thanks to Presidents Joe Gaida, Burlington; Eric Hanson, Burl. Sunrise; and George Donovan, S. Burlington; for pulling it together this year.  We especially thank Joanne Pencak (far right.) who is our UVM Business School college liaison and mentor for this Rotaract team.
Fresh off the 2019 tour, coordinator Linda Gilbert reports to the Club on the effects of Burlington Rotary's continuing material support to Hands to Honduras -Tela.
 
Burlington Rotary Members at the door of the connector to
the existing hospital are bathed in a flood of light as we enter
the world of the new Miller Expansion at The UVM Medical Center!
The Burlington Rotary - 2019 Police Recognition Awards Luncheon
Monday, March 18 at 12 Noon at the Hilton
One of the largest audiences ever, attended the Joint Burlington Rotary - Burlington Police Dept. Awards Luncheon
A tropical rainstorm allowed the Vermont Rotarians and the local Tela Honduras Rotarians a moment to duck inside one of the new structures to take a break --and a quick pic!
Look for the latest report when our members return soon. (Like Dave Mount fr.rt.)
 
 
Representing the VERMONT(SSN 792) Commissioning Committee,
we welcome Chairperson Debra Martin, and husband Steve Martin (below)
who have brought their enthusiastic update on this key asset to be added to
our national defense sometime soon in early 2020!
Thanks, today to Joanne Nelson of Mercy Connections who stopped by to speak on one key program within the array managed by the agency.

EDUCATION & TRANSITION PROGRAMS:

We welcome Dr. Phelan Fretz Exec. Dir. of the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain at ECHO.
Even at the moment he was summarizing the activities and plans of the Center, the Current "Innovation Playground" December extravaganza was in full swing.
At the snowy November 13 meeting, a furry, but smiling under that, Ed Murphy receives a 100% Paul Harris Fellow Club banner, on behalf of the crew from District Governor Larry Vars. (Banner originally awarded at the District Conference November 1, 2018 -- but ceremony kept on ice until this day.)
 
With 165 Paul Harris Fellows, including every active member of the Club, Burlington becomes one of the first in District 7850, and in all of Vermont to attain that level of historic commitment to the Rotary Foundation, of Rotary International.
Ben Bosley - of Pinnacle Resolutions (Mediation in the work place)
Ben, in his disarmingly mellow sweater, was our guest to present his business. Which along with his introduction brought the news that he is affiliated with Mediators Beyond Boarders (MBBI). They have partnered with Rotary International connecting Rotary Peace Fellows, Rotarians, like us and perhaps our new Rotaractors in establishing mentoring , dispute resolution and the promotion of peace. OK, so now our ears perked up!
We finally got our schedule set and were visited by District 7850 Governor Larry Vars. The Burlington Club got in there as his 41st of the 41 clubs in the District to be honored by he, and his wife, Joan.
Along with the 2018-19 Banner, "BE THE INSPIRATION" neckties (what are those?) were handed out to President Joe and key officers who would dare to wear them. (Actually they're pretty sharp with Rotary Blue.)
 
Pres. Joe Gaida (r), District Gov. Vars (3r), with presidents and officers of the cooperating clubs, present the joint and matching grant check to beaming, and bow-tied Burlington YMCA Executive Dir. Kyle Dodson only hours before the "Ground Breaking" of the new facility on College Street.
(Below) Burlington Rotarians Sarah Sprayregan (UVM Foundation, c) and Ute Regan (3l ) chat with members of the Sunrise,South Burlington, Essex and Col-Milton Clubs prior to the joint meeting. (Which was great.)
 
Dave and Fran Mount dropped by the Charlotte-Shelburne-Hinesburg Club. And with CSH club President Eric Kolomaznik looking on, we presented our $4,000 check to our regional "Hands to Honduras" coordinator furthering Burlington's commitment to getting teams on site for continued construction and operations.
For more, see our September 25 posting!
 
Chip in $1,000.00 of Burlington Rotary's Foundation money-- nice.  Add $1,000.00 each from our fellow Clubs in Burlington, South Burlington, and other Rotary's in our Mini-District--Well, that's great! But when our good friends at the South Burlington Rotary Club get this matched with a District Grant...
                 NOW THAT'S $9,000.00+ OF IMPACT.
 
Members of our Club, and others, will join together at the South Burlington Club Thursday, November 1 at 7:30 AM for the presentation.
We're keeping our new "Y" in downtown Burlington!
That's Right - Once Again! Burlington Rotary has continued its multi-year commitment to materially fund the "Hands to Honduras" project, with February, 2019 funding, and person-power.  As evidenced below, a recent team with many Rotarians, including Burlington Rotarian David Mount (Recent owner of Westaff Employment, top 3rd from r.) and his wife Fran, (top 7th from r.) put real people on-site in order to continue to improve lives in the Tela, Honduras region.
 
After introduction by President Joe Gaida (r), Burlington Rotarian Springer Harris (Teucrium Trading, LLC) presented a targeted appeal to review the current state of Burlington's Downtown Business District, and to consider the options for change, including the return of more control of incremental funding -- and decision-making -- to the actual businesses operating in the District.
 
Has so much control passed to City government that its businesses haven't gotten their money's worth? Can more say in the spending improve what the downtown looks like? Many say - YES!

AFTER 95 Years (roughly), Burlington Rotary now meets every...

2ND and 4TH Tuesday Morning of Each Month

Call to Order: 7:30 A.M. / Adjourn: 8:30 A.M.
First Morning Meeting: Tuesday July 10, 2018
It is now the goal of the Club to gather twice for "classic" meetings and then add one service project (or fun fellowship) date each month. Our Club calendar will soon be updated for scheduled events.
--Worldwide 2018-2019 Theme--
 
A picture of the opening moments of the AMAZING 2018 Rotary International Convention in Toronto Canada!  Taken by our on-the-scene member/reporter Ute Regan. We await her full report when she gets back to Town!
At a well-attended meeting for 2018, our Strategic Director Tim Cope "retires the gavel" to outgoing President (and incoming Treasurer) Peter Jones, after a tumultuous and hard-fought term. His work is MUCH appreciated and we Burlington Rotarians all know the time Peter invested to keep the Club on an even keel, and advocating a new active service outlook as we now move into our new Rotary regimen for 2018-19!
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Burlington Rotary

"Service Above Self"

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 7:20 AM
Burlington Hilton
60 Battery Street
Burlington, VT 05401
United States of America
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