Speakers

Speaker Date Topic
Annual Service Above Self Dinner Feb 21, 2018
Honoring the Service of Essex 1st Responders

We will be recognizing four members of our Public Safety departments (Essex Police, Town and Village Fire Departments and Essex Rescue) as well as a member of our community who exemplifies Service Above Self.  Please RSVP.  The dinner will cost approximately $35 per person.  All community members are welcome to join Essex Rotary to honor our first responders.  The Dinner will start with a reception at 5:30 PM with dinner beginning at 6 PM.  The Awards ceremony should be concluded by 8 PM. 

Essex Rotary Committee Meetings Monthly Committee Feb 28, 2018
Monthly Committee Meetings Where Members Review Program Options and Funding Requests

Standing Committees of Rotary Club of Essex

Literacy Committee                                   Laura Marthaler, Chair

Local Committee                                        Bill Parmelee, Chair

International Committee                         Edith Klimoski, Chair

National Projects Committee                  Peter Lyon, Chair

Scholarship Committee                            David Barra, Chair

Youth Services Committee                      Amy Jackman, Chair 

Public Relations Committee                     Lois Parmelee, Chair

Max Levy, Chair Essex Selectboard Feb 28, 2018
Overview of Essex Town Budget and Ballot for Town Meeting - March 5 - 6

On the evening of Monday, March 5 across Vermont the unique and remarkable tradition will again play out.  In Essex Town, voters will gather at Essex High School for a community dinner and a meeting to set the town budget.  The following day voters will go to the polls to elect citizens to serve on the Town's Selectboard.  Essex Rotary member Max Levy chairs the Town's Selectboard, the group that proposes the budget to voters.  Max will give an abbreviated (15 to 20 minute) presentation on the proposed budget before we move on to our regular Committee meetings.   

Greg Western, Cross Vermont Trail Association Mar 07, 2018

The Cross Vermont Trail is a project to build a multi-use, four season path across the width of Vermont; following the Winooski River and Wells River valleys.  The Cross Vermont Trail will be a 90 mile path connecting towns across the state from Lake Champlain to the Connecticut River - already 30 miles are built and open to the public.

In 2017 Essex Rotary donated $1,800 to build a gate related to the trail. 

The Cross Vermont Trail Association is a formal organization of people who want to help make this trail complete. We are an incorporated non-profit, 501(c)(3), member based and volunteer driven, with two part-time staff members.

Greg Western began as CVTA Director in 2013, after working as a project coordinator on the trail since 2006. He has over 20 years of experience in the field and has previously held jobs with the Green Mountain Club, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Vermont Youth Conservation Corps, Student Conservation Association, National Park Service, and the Bureau of Land Management.

Fred Kenney, Feed Our Starving Children Organizer Mar 14, 2018
Initiatives of "With Love from Vermont"

For several years Fred Kenney has organized a Vermont location for Feed Our Starving Children.  Fred has used the gym at Albert D. Lawton Middle School in Essex as the center piece for this impactful community effort to package food.  You can read about the group below, and follow With Love From Vermont on Facebook here.    Essex Rotary has provided several teams of four who spend two fast moving hours at ADL packing food to be shipped to people in countries facing crises and food shortages.  Amy Jackman has coordinate the Essex Rotary participation in this great annual event in October.  

With Love From Vermont is a Vermont non-profit that organizes and raises funds fro an annual Mobile Pack event by Feed My Starving Children (www.fmsc.org). The local effort is organized by individuals from a multitude of churches in Northern Vermont. It is our aim to bring together churches, groups, businesses, and individuals to accomplish a goal: Together we can share the love of God by providing meals to individuals in developing countries that are suffering from malnutrition. 

The Mobile Pack is normally held the third weekend in October each year. Volunteer registration opens on September 1. 

To pack food, we have to buy the food. With Love From Vermont holds fundraising events throughout the year and donations can be made through the FMSC website (be sure to designate our Mobilepack) to raise the amount needed to purchase the food to be packed. 

 

Shawn Trout, 1st Republic Brewing Company Mar 21, 2018
Microbrewing and Homebrew Shop in Essex
Microbrewing and Homebrew Shop in Essex


With the arrival of 1st Republic Brewing Company just over a year ago, Essex finally entered the Vermont microbrew revolution.  With the opening of the tasting room and home brew supply shop on River Road, Shawn Trout and Kevin Jarvis, moved Vermont's second largest into "the game" - offering a wonderful selection of brews made on the premise.  Below is a short version of how they came to create this successful and growing business: 

1st Republic Brewing Company started when a couple friends who worked together, started home brewing together.  After doing that for years in their garage in Fairfax they decided to start distributing.  After dozens of brewfests in Vermont and having a blast brewing beer, they decided to expand their operation, so they decided to move to Essex, Vermont. Their dream was to open up a brewery and a homebrew shop, to stay close to their roots and what got them started.

1st Republic Brewing Company has opened a homebrew shop in Vermont where you can come in and buy products in store or you can order online.  Our mission is to provide all brewers, wine makers, cider makers, and mead makers in Vermont and the surrounding area with the best products.  We also offer local Vermont grains.  

On the brewing front, between 6 and 10 beer selections are poured.  

Essex Rotary Committee Meetings Monthly Committee Mar 28, 2018
Monthly Committee Meetings Where Members Review Program Options and Funding Requests

Standing Committees of Rotary Club of Essex

Literacy Committee                                   Laura Marthaler, Chair

Local Committee                                        Bill Parmelee, Chair

International Committee                         Edith Klimoski, Chair

National Projects Committee                  Peter Lyon, Chair

Scholarship Committee                            David Barra, Chair

Youth Services Committee                      Amy Jackman, Chair 

Public Relations Committee                     Lois Parmelee, Chair

Dave Johnson - Essex Rotary's Golf Committee Chair Apr 04, 2018
2018 Golf Tournament Kick-off

During this important session, Dave Johnson will outline plans for the 2017 Golf Tournament, to be held this year on Wednesday, June 13 at the Links at Lang Farm. This event raises over 60% of the total funds raised and distributed by Essex Rotary in our efforts to support our Community.  Members will be asked to consider individuals and businesses they know who might join our fund raising efforts and charitable efforts. 

And, again this year, this is the meeting where you can show your putting prowess - with the winner taking home a great and tasty prize!! 

TBD Apr 11, 2018
TBD Apr 18, 2018
Essex Rotary Committee Meetings Monthly Committee Apr 25, 2018
Monthly Committee Meetings Where Members Review Program Options and Funding Requests

Standing Committees of Rotary Club of Essex

Literacy Committee                                   Laura Marthaler, Chair

Local Committee                                        Bill Parmelee, Chair

International Committee                         Edith Klimoski, Chair

National Projects Committee                  Peter Lyon, Chair

Scholarship Committee                            David Barra, Chair

Youth Services Committee                      Amy Jackman, Chair 

Public Relations Committee                     Lois Parmelee, Chair

TBD May 02, 2018
TBD May 09, 2018
Essex Rotary Scholarship Lunch​ May 16, 2018
Scholarship awards made to high school seniors

Annually at a Scholarship Lunch held at The Essex Culinary Resort and Spa, Essex Rotary awards scholarships to graduating high school students Essex High School and Mount Mansfield Union High School.  Dave Barra coordinates the event for Essex Rotary.  

 

TBD May 16, 2018
TBD May 23, 2018
Essex Rotary Committee Meetings Monthly Committee May 30, 2018
Monthly Committee Meetings Where Members Review Program Options and Funding Requests

Standing Committees of Rotary Club of Essex

Literacy Committee                                   Laura Marthaler, Chair

Local Committee                                        Bill Parmelee, Chair

International Committee                         Edith Klimoski, Chair

National Projects Committee                  Peter Lyon, Chair

Scholarship Committee                            David Barra, Chair

Youth Services Committee                      Amy Jackman, Chair 

Public Relations Committee                     Lois Parmelee, Chair

TBD Jun 06, 2018
Annual Essex Rotary Golf Tournament Jun 13, 2018
Annual golf fund raiser where 132 golfers help Essex Rotary raise funds for charitable purposes

Essex Rotary Golf Tournament - In June, 33 teams (132 golfers) converge at 'The Links at Lang' to compete for prizes and recognition from their peers in what has become a very popular golfing event.  The Essex Rotary Golf Tournament is the clubs' premier fund raising event ... and for many, the start of the golfing season. 

 

TBD Jun 20, 2018
Essex Rotary Committee Meetings Monthly Committee Jun 27, 2018
Monthly Committee Meetings Where Members Review Program Options and Funding Requests

Standing Committees of Rotary Club of Essex

Literacy Committee                                   Laura Marthaler, Chair

Local Committee                                        Bill Parmelee, Chair

International Committee                         Edith Klimoski, Chair

National Projects Committee                  Peter Lyon, Chair

Scholarship Committee                            David Barra, Chair

Youth Services Committee                      Amy Jackman, Chair 

Public Relations Committee                     Lois Parmelee, Chair