April 27, 2016

Meeting Recap
            Happy Holidays fellow Rotarians! Oops, sorry about that! Yesterday’s snow storm made me think it was December 27th instead of April 27th. Today we held our monthly charitable committee meetings.  For those committees that have spent all of their money, good work.  For those committees that are still trying to determine the manners in which you would like to allocate your funds, please remember that the end of the fiscal Rotary year will be here before you know it.  As such, it is important to get your disbursement requests to Sharon Dettenrieder sooner, rather than later.
2016 Essex Rotary Golf Tournament
            Don’t let this lousy weather fool you; the Essex Rotary Golf Tournament is just six short weeks away! We are in dire need of more cart and hole sponsors, so it is important that every member does what he or she can to try getting at least one business to support this event.  Brochures to hand to potential sponsors are available at the meetings.  A sign-up sheet is also being passed around for volunteers at this event. If you haven’t done so already, please be sure to sign up for a shift.  Please remember that this is our Club’s largest fundraiser and in order for it to be a success, we need everyone to help.
Heavenly Pantry Food Shelf
            We are always looking for Rotarians who are willing to volunteer for shifts at the Heavenly Pantry Food Shelf in Essex Junction.  The next volunteering opportunities will be on May 26th and June 23rd.  Please let Sharon Dettenrieder know if you are interested in signing up for any of these shifts.
Upcoming Meeting Schedule:  May 4, 2016 – Next week’s speaker is to be determined.  With any luck, there won’t be snow on the ground!
For the complete list of upcoming speakers and information about the Club, please go to our website at   Be sure to also visit us on Facebook at
       Yours in Rotary,
Jason Ruwet