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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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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!
 
Warren gave fellow club members a try at blacksmithing recently at the Rinehart Blacksmith Arts Center at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum. 
       Thank you, Warren!
 
 
 
District Governor Jay Palomino and club president Ben officially welcomed Middlebury's first Interact Club with 8 charter members from Middlebury Union High School.  Congratulations!  We look forward to serving our local and international communities together.
 
Rotarians pitched in to refurbish the benches on the Town Green and to give the gazebo (constructed by the club many years ago) a fresh coat of paint.  Jobs well done!
 
   For more pictures of the Gala Week service projects, see the Photo Album in the lower right corner of this home page.
 
 
 
 
 
 
President Geoff, on behalf of the whole club, received the District Governor's award for the most outstanding club of the District 7850.
 
We shared it with the Barre (VT) Club - but we each received an engraved bowl!
 
Advising Geoff on how to use the bowl are Eric and Ben.
 
 
 
 
Our club's gift to the Town of Middlebury's new municipal building went toward the furnishing of a conference room just off the main public meeting space.  An open house will be held Friday, April 29, from 3-5 pm.
 
President Geoff, Past-President Tim and Membership Chairman Scott present a check for $10,000 to Kathleen Ramsay, Middlebury Town Manager for finishes in the new small conference room at the new town hall. Our member John Dale of Breadloaf Construction designed the building and we are pleased to provide assistance.
 
 
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Club officers for 2017-2018
President
President elect
Vice president
Secretary
Treasurer
Community service committee
Club committee
International committee
Membership
Fundraising
Charitable assessment committee
Past President
Youth services committee
 
2017 Rotary Sponsors
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Harold T.       Smith     Memorial    Foundation
 
 
 
 
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Holiday Party at Middlebury Inn
Dec 20, 2017
5:30pm to 7:30pm - no breakfast mtg!
 

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