JUNE 3, 2015

Meeting Recap

     Greetings Rotarians! Our speaker today was Chris Dawson, who was on hand to discuss humanitarian trips to Brazil that he has been organizing.  Chris and a handful of young adults from the area have embarked on humanitarian missions to rural Brazil communities to deliver much-needed clothing and food to their inhabitants.  Of equal importance, however, is the goodwill they establish with the people they meet there and the relationships they forge that are treasured over the years.  This July, Chris and six other individuals will be traveling to Brazil to once again deliver their messages of goodwill and friendship.  The missions are non-denominational and anyone who is at least old enough to be in high school is welcome to join them. 
Essex Rotary Golf Tournament
            The weeks have now turned into days and the Essex Rotary Golf Tournament is upon us! If you are volunteering at this event, you should be receiving a schedule and instructions from Nancy Freeze via e-mail.  Thank you to everyone who has stepped up to volunteer at this event and to all who have solicited tournament sponsors.  A huge thank you goes out to Dave Johnson and his golf committee for all of their hard work and the amazing job they have done at once again putting on what will undoubtedly be another successful event for our Club!
Essex Eats Out
            Our Club has stepped up to assist with the coordination and staffing of the Essex Eats Out meal that will be held on June 5th at the First Congregational Church. If you would like to either bring food or volunteer to work at this event, please go to and click “Volunteer” at the top of the page; click the green check-mark on the next screen; click FCCEJ on the page that lists the locations; enter your e-mail address; and select the item you wish to donate and deliver.  All donations should be delivered to the church by 5:00pm on June 5th.  Please contact Sharon Dettenrieder for more information about this event.
PSEG Solar Energy Center
            Everyone is cordially invited to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the SEG Solar Energy Center!  The event will be held at 11:00am on Friday, June 5th on South Street in Essex Junction (the site is on the left beyond the ‘Dead End’ sign on South Street).  Speakers will include Governor Shumlin and U.S. Representative Welch.
 Upcoming Meeting Schedule:  Wednesday, June 10, 2015 – Essex Rotary Golf Tournament.  Please note, there will not be a regularly scheduled meeting at The Essex that day.  We’ll see you all at the Links at Lang Farm!
For the complete list of upcoming speakers and general information about the Club, please go to our website at   Be sure to also visit us on Facebook at
       Yours in Rotary,
Jason Ruwet