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.


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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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
Simon Yiga spoke to the club this morning on Rotary in Uganda.  Thank you for your remarks and what a pleasure it has been to have you visit us!
President Judson welcomed Simon to the meeting.
Kathy appealed to club members to bring items that the Addison County Parent/Child Center could distribute to their clients as baby shower gifts.  Donna Bailey, Co-Director of the Center, addressed the club about the Center's services and accepted the gifts with great appreciation.
Left to right: President Judson, Donna, and Kathy.
We participated once again in the Better Middlebury Partnership's WinterFest by carving our own design on one of their blocks of snow in the new college park.
Crafting the block were Liam, Lyn, Betsy, and Geoff.  Good job!
And the finished design:
Sabi, a junior at MUHS, received word at the Reveal Pie Breakfast in Waterbury, that she will live with a host family and attend school in Spain next year as a Rotary exchange student.  Congratulating her at the Reveal are club YE chair Buzz; Andrea, her mother; Sabi; and Amalia, her sister.
The club is sponsoring another outbound student this year; Liam, also from MUHS, who is in the second half of his year in France.
Past district governor T inducted three new members into the club.  From left to right, Gary, John, and Troy.
Welcome to the club.  Our community will be the better for your work.
Pictures of our 2018 global grant project have arrived.  300 communal gardens  were built with a grant initiated by the Rotary Clubs of Sherbrooke, Quebec, and Obregon, in the northern Mexican state of Sonora located 525 km south of Arizona.
Our club, under the presidency of Tom Telling, contributed $2,500 toward the total grant of $32,150. 
The grant addressed two areas of focus for Rotary International: disease prevention and treatment and maternal and child health.
Additional photos are posted in the photo album in the lower right corner.
Over twenty Rotarians and friends met at Casella’s at  8 AM Saturday, January 5, to fan out on Casella packer trucks, a truck from Monument Farms, and on member's pick-ups to collect trees at curb-side throughout Middlebury.  Thanks to everyone who helped!  A useful community service continues.
And look at the thank-you Bill found!
Rotarians cooked and served the December 7 Friday night dinner at the Congregational Church, a project of the Charter House coalition.   Each client received at least one gift.  Thanks to Liz, Chris, and Terry who led the way!
Everyone involved with the new ACTR bus stop at HOPE (including Kevin, Geoff, and Buzz ) gathered November 14 to dedicate the stop, built adjacent to HOPE's front door.  Congratulations to all who worked on this project.  See the photo album in the lower right corner of this page for additional photos.
.....for our per capita contribution to the Rotary Foundation for 2017-2018.
Well done!
Foundation Chair Eric organized our annual Paul Harris dinner to recognize the work of the Foundation (and those who support it).  Chris was inducted into the Paul Harris Society and Buzz and Tim were recognized for their club work with an additional Paul Harris.  Congratulations!
For additional photos of the dinner taken by Max, see the photo album in the lower right corner of this page.
The Club recently delivered eight baskets of goodies to munch to area emergency service providers.  They were our thanks for the work that you do.  Baskets were presented to Middlebury Regional Emergency and Medical Services, Inc., Addison County Sheriff's Department, Middlebury Volunteer Fire Department, Middlebury Police Department, Vermont State Police (New Haven Barracks), and Porter Medical Center: Emergency Room staff.
Assembling the goodies provided by club members and delivering the baskets were (L to R) Nancy, John, Lyn, Maureen, Jeff, Judson, Kathy, and Geoff.
David and Buzz attended Middlebury Union High School's Study Abroad Fair to promote Rotary's Youth Exchange programs.  We're looking for high school students interested in studying abroad next school year and with Sherbrooke, Quebec next summer.
Thirteen persons from Rotary District 1070 in the East Midlands area of the U.K. visited Middlebury last weekend.  They came from the clubs of Market Bosworth, Kettering, Peterborough, Kibworth & Fleckney, Huntingdon, and Market Harborough.  Our thanks to hosts, tour guides, and drivers and especially to Nancy and Lyn for organizing their stays in member homes.
Lyn hosted Jean Burbidge from the Rotary Club of Huntingdon.
Buzz, Dylan (a MC student from Arizona), Steve, and T participated in the College's 2018 student activities fair September 14.
Not only did they share what the club does but they tapped a pool of students interested in forming a new Rotaract group (for those 18-30 years of age).
January 2020
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President Elect
Vice President
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
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