Speaker Date Topic
Sr. Citizen Holiday Lunch @ Champlain Valley Expo Dec 07, 2022 12:00 PM
Festive Holiday Luncheon for Essex Area Seniors

The Essex Rotary Club is planning to host the annual Senior Lunch on December 7 at the Essex Fair Grounds.  In previous years we have partnered with the Knights of Columbus but they will not be available this year.  So, all the responsibility for the set up and hosting the meal will be ours.  Members of the Essex Lions Club will be participating this year.  

On Tuesday December 6 from 9 A:M to 11:00 A:M we will need six to eight members to place table cloths on the tables, set out all the sugar, salt and pepper, and silverware plus be sure the room is set up to host approximately 200 seniors.
On Wednesday December 7 we will need twenty members to arrive by 9 AM to plate and distribute both the salad and desert.  By 10:30 we will need an additional ten members to be prepared to plate the turkey meal and collect tickets at the door.
Clean up, as in previous years, will be from 1P:M to 2 P:M.
So, we will generally need "all hands on deck".  Please indicate if you can help with this event so it can be a success.  Please respond to me so I can be assured we will have adequate coverage.
Lunch: Essex HS Select Chorus - Holiday Music Dec 14, 2022 12:00 PM
Return of the Holiday Concert - the Essex High School Chorus led by Alexis Koch

After lunch at regular Wednesday meeting, the Essex High School Select Chorus will join us for a holiday concert.  This event has become a favorite of members - getting a chance to hear some of the most talented students at EHS deliver their best holiday music.  This is a great meeting to bring friends and family to a Rotary gathering - and if you have a potential member interested in learning more about Essex Rotary, please invite them. 


A special thanks to Alexis Koch, the Director of the choral group, for making this effort.  

NO MEETING - Holiday Time Dec 21, 2022
Essex Rotary Members Spend Time with Family and Friends
NO MEETING - Holiday Time Dec 28, 2022
Essex Rotary Members Spend Time with Family and Friends
Katie Miller, Ex. Director, Inclusive Arts Vermont Jan 01, 2023
Introduction to Inclusive Arts Vermont - a Statewide Arts Program

At the behest of the Essex Rotary DEI Committee (that's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion), we will learn about the mission and services provided by Inclusive Arts Vermont.  This St. Albans-based non-profit has strong Essex connections through staff members.

Just this week the work of IAV was highlighted by Vermont Public in an article: How this Vermont Organization is Making the Arts More Accessible for Artists and Patrons with Disabilities.  

Katie brings experience and focus to IAV - as you can see from her bio: 

Katie Miller joined the staff of Inclusive Arts Vermont in May 2016 as Development & Communications Director. She came to the organization after working for a variety of arts and youth empowerment organizations across the east coast. Katie enjoys bringing together her background as an artist and skills in nonprofit management to serve the community. As the parent of a young child with disabilities and an artist herself, she feels a strong personal connection to our mission.

Katie brings enthusiasm and humor to her work as well as extensive experience in program development, communications, and fundraising. She has a passion for inclusion and completed her graduate research on how to make the arts more accessible to rural communities. She has a BFA in Photography from Rochester Institute of Technology, an MA in Arts Administration from Savannah College of Art & Design, and a graduate certificate in nonprofit management from Marlboro College.

In her free time, Katie enjoys writing, painting along to Bob Ross videos, photography, cooking, and spending time with her family.

TBD Jan 04, 2023