Speaker Date Topic
Bruce Wilson, Executive Dir., Services Rendered Jan 19, 2022
Services Rendered Supports At Risk Youth in Vermont

As Executive Director of Service Rendered, Bruce Wilson will share the mission of the organization he founded and led since about 2012.  He will also touch on ideas he has related to the upcoming Black History Month (February 2022).  He will also fill us in on his background with Rotary.  

 

Service Rendered, Inc either runs, or has run, the following programs aimed at youth education. 

  • UNITED COLLEGE CLUB: Individuals18-25 working together on their goals and aspirations, community service, internship, including job shadowing opportunities, education and fun events.
  • ARTS SO WONDERFUL: Visual and performing arts program including mural creation, dance, arts classes, and dance classes. 
  • GET FIT VERMONT: A fitness program that includes: walking, biking, skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, dancing, and traditional exercises.
  • COGNIZE (to become aware of in one’s mind): Helping individuals identify when they are in high risk thinking patterns or situations, before they enter into them. Identifying mindful ways to keep situations simple, so they may achieve their goals and be able to take in the true worth of everything they encounter.
  • CHILL OUT CENTER: A Community center located in The Diamond Run Mall in Rutland, Vermont. Providing a safe and stimulating environment where individuals are able to learn about the dangers of drugs, alcohol, tobacco, HIV/AIDS/STD, as well as learn about internship/community service projects.
  • LIFE SUPPORT VERMONT: Life Support Vermont provides HIV/AIDS/ STD education and testing in addition to resume writing and job readiness information.
  • STARVING MINDS BOOK CLUB: A thought-provoking book club that encourages individuals to read and report out on any subject, while developing their individuality and creativity. 
Lisa Jensen, Ass't Dir., VT Consumer Assistance Jan 26, 2022
Consumer Scam Risks with VT Attorney General's Consumer Assistance Program

The Attorney General’s Consumer Assistance Program (CAP) at UVM helps Vermont consumers resolve disputes with businesses, protect themselves from fraud and access available services. The Consumer Assistance Program: 

  • Runs a consumer hotline for information and assistance
  • Provides a letter mediation service for consumers and businesses
  • Tracks scam trends and provides educational resources
  • Finds answers from Vermont State government and connects you with other resources

In this presentation Lisa Jensen, Assistant Director of the CAP will talk about scams on the rise and how the SLOW method can prevent a loss of money and/or personal information.  Scammers use every tool available to steal money and information from consumers. Vermonters filed 5,021 scam reports with the Attorney General’s Consumer Assistance Program (CAP) in 2020. Unfortunately, many scam encounters result in monetary loss in Vermont. In 2020, 249 Vermonters lost approximately $1.5 million, in total, to scammers. The most common scams associated with monetary loss were imposter scams (scammers posing as friends, family members, or romantic interests) and online classified listing scams (scams perpetrated on sites such as Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace). Scammers ask their victims to send money using a variety of methods, including gift card transactions, peer-to-peer payments apps like Venmo or CashApp, wire transfers, and cash or checks in the mail.  During the presentation, we will share prevention tips and invite you to become a CAP Ally to help protect your family, friends and neighbors. 

Essex Rotary Committee Monthly Readouts Feb 02, 2022
Committee Reports and Meetings
Essex Rotary Committee Structure as of September 2021
 
1.    Food Insecurity Committee – Tim Gendron, Chair
2.    Shelter Committee – Max Seaton
, Chair
3.    Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee  Pat Murray, Chair
4.    Scholarship Committee – Penny Klein, Chair
5.    District Grants Committee – Edith Klimosk, Chair
6.    Environment Committee – Steve Schmida, Chair
7.    Youth Services Committee – Amy Jackman, Chair
TBD Feb 09, 2022
Social Gathering at Black Flannel (5 - 7 PM) Feb 16, 2022
Essex Rotary Committee Monthly Readouts Feb 23, 2022
Conduct Business of Standing Committees
Essex Rotary Committee Structure as of September 2021
 
1.    Food Insecurity Committee – Tim Gendron, Chair
2.    Shelter Committee – Max Seaton
, Chair
3.    Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee  Pat Murray, Chair
4.    Scholarship Committee – Penny Klein, Chair
5.    District Grants Committee – Edith Klimosk, Chair
6.    Environment Committee – Steve Schmida, Chair
7.    Youth Services Committee – Amy Jackman, Chair
Nicole DiDomenico, Upendo Mojo Update Mar 02, 2022
TBD Mar 09, 2022
Service Above Self Awards Presentations Mar 16, 2022
Gretchen Owens, Exec. Director, EDD Fund Mar 23, 2022
20th Anniversary Video Highlighting the EDD Fund and Eric Dettenrieder

Gretchen Owens and our own Sharon Dettenrieder will share a heartfelt video highlighting the 20th anniversary of the EDD Fund.  This fund is named after Sharon's son - and Gretchen's brother - Eric Douglas Dettenrieder who died in a ski accident. 

This presentation is what may be the first in what we are calling "Member Grown".  If Essex Rotary members have a project / charity that they support with their talent, time and treasure, please contact Greg.    

Eric's Story

Eric Douglas Dettenrieder was a vivacious young man with a passion for skiing. Eric learned to ski at a very young age and followed this passion throughout his life. During his years at Oneonta High School (1987-1991) he was a member of the ski team and ski club. As a Rotary Exchange Student in Trier, Germany, Eric jumped at the chance to ski the Alps. He took advantage of every opportunity to head to the ski slopes while doing his undergraduate work at Muhlenberg College (1992-1996).

On March 3, 1997, at age 23, Eric died as a result of injuries sustained in a skiing accident. His family and friends joined together, with tremendous support from the Oneonta, NY community, to create a lasting memorial to Eric’s adventurous spirit and generosity.  Shortly before his death, Eric had the opportunity to teach a group of terminally ill children how to ski. This experience moved him deeply and became the inspiration to create the EDD Memorial Fund.

Incorporated in July 1997 as a non-profit organization, the EDD Memorial Fund has helped more than 4,200 children and young adults of all abilities to experience the joy and freedom that Eric found through downhill skiing. In 2020, we began doing business as EDD Adaptive Sports.

 

Essex Rotary Committee Monthly Readouts Mar 30, 2022
Essex Rotary Committee Structure as of September 2021
 
1.    Food Insecurity Committee – Tim Gendron, Chair
2.    Shelter Committee – Max Seaton
, Chair
3.    Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee  Pat Murray, Chair
4.    Scholarship Committee – Penny Klein, Chair
5.    District Grants Committee – Edith Klimosk, Chair
6.    Environment Committee – Steve Schmida, Chair
7.    Youth Services Committee – Amy Jackman, Chair
TBD Apr 06, 2022
TBD Apr 13, 2022
TBD Apr 20, 2022
Essex Rotary Committee Monthly Readouts Apr 27, 2022
Conduct Business of Standing Committees
TBD May 04, 2022
TBD May 11, 2022
TBD May 18, 2022
Essex Rotary Committee Monthly Readouts May 25, 2022
Conduct Business of Standing Committees
TBD Jun 01, 2022
25th Essex Rotary Golf Classic Jun 08, 2022
130 golfers using a "shotgun" start - tee off at 12:15 PM
TBD Jun 15, 2022
TBD Jun 22, 2022
Essex Rotary Committee Monthly Readouts Jun 29, 2022
Conduct Business of Standing Committees