OCTOBER 8, 2014

Meeting Recap

       Greetings Rotarians! Today’s speaker was Adjutant General, Stephen Cray from the Vermont National Guard.  General Cray was elected to serve in this position by the Vermont Legislature and he oversees the command of roughly 4,000 members of the Vermont National Guard.  In addition to providing support to military operations overseas, the Guard also provides vital assistance domestically in times of need.  For example, when Hurricane Irene devastated parts of Vermont, the Guard was there to help.  The Guard has also established partnerships in Macedonia and Senegal where Vermont soldiers are training soldiers in those countries.  General Cray finished his talk by generously answering several questions from the audience. 
New Member
            The Rotary Club of Essex is pleased to announce that Jim Olsen became the newest member of our Club at the October 1st meeting!  Please take the opportunity to introduce yourselves to Jim and to make him feel welcome!
A Concert to End Polio
            Classically trained musicians, Pietro Tagliaferri and Francesco Attesti will perform the works of Saint-Sains, Poulenc and Debussy at the McCarthy Arts Center at St. Michael’s College on Friday, October 24th.  The event is sponsored by Rotary District 7850 and all proceeds from this event will be donated towards Rotary’s effort to eradicate polio. Tickets are $20.00 for adults and $18.00 for students.  President Phil has several tickets available if anyone would like to purchase them, or you can purchase them through the Flynn Theater.  Please visit the following website for more information:
Upcoming Meeting Schedule:  Wednesday, October 15, 2014 – Rotary Exchange Student, Elena Newbrough will tell us about her trip to Spain and Zachariah Fike will be on hand to discuss the Purple Hearts Reunited program.
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       Yours in Rotary,
Jason Ruwet