Speaker Date Topic
Monthly Essex Rotary Committee Meetings Apr 24, 2019
Monthly Committee Meetings Where Members Review Program Options and Funding Requests

Standing Committees of Rotary Club of Essex

Literacy Committee 

Local Committee  

International Committee 

National Projects Committee 

Scholarship Committee 

Youth Services Committee   

Public Relations Committee  

Governor Phil Scott May 01, 2019
Governor's View toward End of Legislative Session

Governor Phil Scott will join Essex Rotary to share his perspective on the Legislative Session - which may, or may not, be wrapped up by the date he speaks to us. 

For more complete information about the Governor, please read his Wikipedia page:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_Scott

 

From Governor Scott's website: 

Governor Phil Scott became the 82nd Governor of Vermont on January 5, 2017. He previously served three terms as Vermont’s Lieutenant Governor, and as a Senator for Washington County. As Governor, he has committed to making a difference in the lives of Vermonters by growing the state’s economy, making Vermont more affordable, protecting the most vulnerable and restoring faith and trust in government. 

 
Dr. Turner Osler, Founder, QOR360 May 08, 2019
Changing the Way the World Sits - Through Active Sitting

Essex Rotary's own Jim Olson has teamed up with QOR360 to promote a new chair technology, the QOR360.  This innovative Vermont start-up company has sold hundreds of chairs and is ramping up to change the way we sit and work.  QOR360 won the Essex Road Pitch event.  Perhaps you have read the Burlington Free Press story about this revolutionary technology that his home grown right here in Chittenden County.  You will be able to learn about the chair directly from its inventor, Dr. Turner Osler, a former trauma surgeon at the UVM Medical Center, and try out different versions.  

 

Steve Schmida, Co-Founder, Resonance Global May 15, 2019
A consulting firm delivering market-based solutions to solve the world's toughest challenges

Resonance Global was founded by Nazgul Abdrazakova and Steve Schmida, her husband who live in Westford.  Nazgul oversees over 70 international development professionals who are based in four locations around the world, with global HQ in the Chase Mill in Burlington, right on the Winooski line.  Working out of the spare bedroom of his home, Steve Schmida, together with Nazgul, bootstrapped Resonance into an award-winning global consulting and advisory firm with more than 70 staff worldwide. The organization has offices in Vermont, Washington, DC, Seattle, and Manila. Resonance clients include Fortune 500 companies and international donor agencies, along with leading nonprofits and foundations.  Steve now serves as the Resonance Chief Innovation Officer. 

Resonance Global:  At Resonance, we help our clients unlock opportunity in frontier markets by designing action-based strategies, forging strategic partnerships, and executing across sector boundaries. Since 2005, we have built over 200 partnerships and delivered solutions that enable businesses to achieve their growth objectives, NGOs to fulfill their missions, and development agencies to reach billions of individuals born into poverty.

 

 

Essex Rotary Scholarship Lunch May 22, 2019
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.  The scholarship lunch was started by former Essex Rotary member Dave Barra who is now serving as a judge based in southern Vermont.   One of the scholarships awarded is in memory of Dave's daughter, Carolyn Barra.  

 

 

Monthly Essex Rotary Committee Meetings May 29, 2019
Monthly Committee Meetings Where Members Review Program Options and Funding Requests

Standing Committees of Rotary Club of Essex

Literacy Committee 

Local Committee  

International Committee 

National Projects Committee 

Scholarship Committee 

Youth Services Committee   

Public Relations Committee  

Patrick Standen, NE Disabled Athletic Assocation Jun 05, 2019
Supporting Vermont Athletes with Disabilities to Compete at their Highest Levels

Professor Patrick Standen teaches Philosophy at St. Michael's College and is the President of the Northest Disabled Athletic Association. Essex Rotary members who workout at The Sports and Fitness Edge will likely recognize Patrick who is active in both the pool and weight room.

The Northeast Disabled Athletic Association  is a non-profit 501(c)(3) public charity working to enhance opportunities and provide support for individuals with physical disabilities who wish to participate in recreational and competitive athletics.  We enable athetes to play adaptive sports including sailing, sled hockey, power soccer, wheel chair (marathon) racing and more.   

NEDAA Mission

The NDAA exists to contribute to the public welfare through recreational and educational activities by supporting the development, sharing and use of knowledge and practice in athletics and recreational sports for people with disabilities in order to achieve the highest quality of life for all citizens.

Our Objectives

  • To provide opportunities for people with physical disabilities to pursue a variety of recreational sports and competitive athletics.
  • To promote disabled athletes and athletics for persons with physical disabilities.
  • To sponsor athletes with physical disabilities in their pursuit of excellence in competition.
  • To support and encourage participation in sports, leisure activities and athletics by people with physical disabilities.
 
23rd Annual Golf Tourn. @ The Links at Lang Farm Jun 12, 2019
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. 

 
Vermont Family Network Speaker Jun 19, 2019
VFN Provides Services to VT Families of Children with Speail Needs

The mission of Vermont Family Network (VFN) is to empower and support all Vermont families of children with special needs. To this end, we offer services and support related to early childhood, health, mental health, general education, special education, and transition.  You can read more about this Williston-based organization that provides a broad array of services to families and their children here.  

Annual Essex Rotary Change Over Picnic Jun 26, 2019
New Essex Rotary Officers Are Recognized and Installed

Every year, at the end of June, Essex Rotary recognizes members and changes officers.  This year, with the retirement of President, Andy Love, a new Essex Rotary President will be installed.  The club is excited to welcome Heidi Brosseau to this role for 2019-20.  

Again this year, the picnic will be held at Maple Street Park in one of the covered picnic venues.  

TBD Jul 03, 2019

To Be Added