Speaker Date Topic
Hon. Beth Pearce, VT State Treasurer Oct 23, 2019
Pension and Retirement Security Initiatives

Vermont State Treasurer, Beth Pearce, has inherited a pension system for State employees and teachers that is significantly underfunded to meet future liabilities.  According to a 2017 Pew Foundation study, Vermont has about 65% of its future obligations funded.  Treasurer Pearce will discuss initiatives now underway to establish security for pension and retirement funds.  



Linda Bowden, AARP Oct 30, 2019

Bill Parmelee has pointed us to Linda Bowden, a volunteer for AARP, will present information about the "Home Fit: Information and Tips to Keep Your Home in Top Form for Comfort, Safety and Livability.  The program is decribed in a "Home Fit" Guide. 

For Essex Rotary Members on the "younger side" who think this may not apply to them, think friends and parents who might need help thinking about taking steps to remove barriers and obstacles.   

TBD Nov 06, 2019
Michael McGovern, Chair, International PolioPlus Nov 13, 2019
Rotary Foundation and PolioPlus Initiative

Essex Rotary is honored to host Michael McGovern, the Chair of International PolioPlus Committee at Rotary International.  Michael resides in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.  His impressive bio can be found here.   Dave Johnson, the Chair of Essex Rotary's Rotary Foundation efforts, hopes Michael's appearance and insights will inspire Essex Rotary to share talent, treasure and time with Rotary's international programs.  

TBD Nov 20, 2019
No Meeting - Thanksgiving Nov 27, 2019
Essex Rotary Members Spend Time with Family and Friends
Senior Holiday Lunch Dec 04, 2019
Serve Lunch to 200 Seniors at CVE with Knights of Columbus

For over 25 years, Essex Rotary has collaborated with the Knights of Columbus to host a holiday meal for over 200 senior citizens at the Champlain Valley Exposition.  Club members serve lunch and create gift bags for attendees.

Alexis Koch, Choir Director @ EHS & The EHS Choir Dec 11, 2019
Holiday Concert

Alexis Koch, Choir Director @Essex High School, will lead the EHS Choir in a Holiday Concert.  She runs the Choir program at EHS, a high school offering that includes a Chamber and Concert Choir.

Essex Rotary is pleased to be able to share lunch with choir members prior to the performance.  



No Meeting - Holiday Dec 18, 2019
Essex Rotary Members Spend Time with Family and Friends
No Meeting - Holiday Dec 25, 2019
Essex Rotary Members Spend Time with Family and Friends
No Meeting - Holiday Jan 01, 2020
Essex Rotary Members Spend Time with Family and Friends