July 19, 2017

Meeting Recap
            Greetings fellow Rotarians!  Today’s speaker was Erin Connor who was recently crowned as Miss Vermont. Erin grew up on a farm in Addison County and is currently a student at the University of Vermont. As evidenced by the fact she became a licensed private pilot at the young age of 16, Erin has a strong passion for flying. Her love of aviation and science in general has formed the basis of her Miss Vermont platform.  During her tenure, Erin will be travelling across the State in an effort to stimulate interest in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in school age children.  In addition to visiting schools, Erin has put together a STEM focused after school camp in Addison County that is free of charge to local students.  For more information about Erin and her platform, please visit her website at:
Essex Rotary Corn Booth
            As one fundraiser ends, another is about to begin.  The Champlain Valley Fair is just around the corner which means we are getting ready for the Corn Booth! From August 25th through September 3rd, our Club will be busy selling freshly cooked corn on the cob at the fair.  Not only does this event raise money for our charitable ventures, it also gives our Club some great exposure as thousands of people pass by our booth each day.  We ask that every Rotarian be responsible for filling two spots. Rotarians are encouraged to fill spots with friends and family members.  You may either sign up at meetings or at the website by clicking on the following link:
Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity
            Habitat for Humanity is seeking volunteers to help on its Burlington site.  They would like to fill the following slots as soon as possible: 8 on July 26th; 10 on July 29th;  8 on August 3rd; 8 on August 5th; 8 on each day of  August 16th, August 18th and August 19th.  If you would like to volunteer, please sign up on their website at: 
Heavenly Pantry Food Shelf
            The next opportunities to volunteer at the food shelf will be on July 27th and August 24th.  Please let Sharon Dettenrieder know if you are able to volunteer for any of those shifts.
Upcoming Meeting Schedule:  July 26, 2017 – We will be holding our first charitable committee meetings of the new Rotary year.
For the complete list of upcoming speakers and information about the Club, please go to our website at   Be sure to also follow us on Facebook at , on Instagram at and on Twitter at
       Yours in Rotary,
Jason Ruwet