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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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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).
 
 
President Judson welcomed Sabi Ward of Middlebury and Florence Tardrew of Waterville, Quebec to today's breakfast meeting.  Through home visits, their French and English skills have been strengthened.  
Toutes nos félicitations!
 
 
Kevin presented Teresa Churchill of Middlebury the 2018 Stephen Freeman Award for her tremendous volunteer work for many years to students at Mary Hogan Elementary School, Porter Hospital, Red Cross Blood drive, St. Stephen’s Peasant Market, and the Community House.
 
 
The club presented Judy Brown with the Buster Brush Community Service award for 2018.  Judy participated in Polio Eradication trips abroad and is an active volunteer for the Red Cross, traveling to numerous disaster sites to help victims.
 
Presenting the award were District Governor Eric, Jason, Judy, and President Tom.
 
 
The club participated in Middlebury's annual event with a float that highlighted our effort to eradicate polio and also honored Ron as a WW2 veteran.  And congratulations to who ever thought of the little flags!  We distributed 600 small US flags promoting our flag project.
 
 
 
 
 
Ian Riseley, 2018 RI President from the Rotary Club of Sandringham, Victoria, in Australia finally was able to meet Middlebury's 2017-2018 President Tom at the District Summit earlier this month.
"I've been looking forward to meeting Tom for some time," said Ian reportedly.  "What a decent chap.  And such a good accountant!"
 
 
Dennis acknowledged the thanks of the 500 Rotarians at the recent District Summit in New Hampshire for Casella's major support of the conference.  Flanking him on the stage was our own DG Eric who had introduced him.
 
The club met February 15 at EastView and were brought up to date on what former member Connie has been doing.  It was great to see Lee and Bonnie!
 
 
 
District 7850 revealed next year's destinations to three high school students recently in Waterbury.  Surrounded by this years group of inbound students from around the world, Liam. a sophomore at MUHS (center with the map), learned that he will spend next school year in France.  Among those congratulating him was Nao (far left) one of the two exchange students our club is sponsoring this year.  Nao is from  Japan.
 
Ben, Betsy, and DG Eric officially chartered our first EarlyAct Club at the Salisbury Community School.  Accompanying the students were Fernanda Canales, principal, and Chrisandra Sylvestri, librarian.
 
Welcome to Rotary!
 
 
For more information:    http://www.earlyact.com/
President Elect Juddy and DG Eric recently welcomed Steven and Jim into the club.  Former Past DG "T" officiated.  Welcome to service!
 
Merry Mulch, our annual Christmas Tree Pick-up in Middlebury originally scheduled for this Saturday, January 6, HAS BEEN POSTPONED to Saturday, January 13.
Please do NOT put out your tree at the curb until the night of January 12 or the trees might blow around the neighborhood and create a nuisance and/or hazard.  And remember - no metal objects should be on the trees because we will recycle them for mulch.
 
You may drop off your tree at the District Transfer Station at 1223 Rt. 7 South in Middlebury during their normal hours of 7AM - 3 PM (M-F) and 8AM - 1PM (Sat.).
 
 
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Upcoming Events
 
Speakers
Michael Mazzella
Apr 24, 2019
Vermont Brew, a professional arena football team
T.J. Donovan, Vermont Attorney General
May 01, 2019
The work of the Vt Attorney General's office
Club Assembly
May 08, 2019
To conduct the business of the club
Niki Glanz, former club member
May 15, 2019
will discuss her new book "Memories to Momentum: Stories of Looking Back, Living Forward"
No meeting today
May 29, 2019
the 5th Wednesday of the month
 

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