July 26, 2017

Meeting Recap
            Greetings fellow Rotarians!  Today we held our first annual Committee Meetings. Changes to this year’s format include the addition of two new committees; the Public Relations Committee and the Finance Committee.  Members who are serving on the Public Relations Committee and the Finance Committee will not be required to also serve on one of the Charitable Committees. The Club is also asking that each committee have no more than twelve (12) members each. The Board of Directors will be meeting sometime soon to determine the budgets for each Charitable Committee.  In the meantime, members are asked to start thinking about charitable endeavors they would like to explore and to also think about committees on which you may wish to serve during the Rotary year.
Essex Rotary Corn Booth
            Thank you to the Rotarians who have already filled slots at this year’s event.  We still need several more spots to be filled, however.  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:
Essex Junction Road Pitch
            Rotarians are cordially invited to attend the annual Road Pitch stop that is being held on Monday, July 31st at Green Mountain Harley Davidson.  At this event, several investors and business experts will listen to business pitches from individuals in the area who are looking to get their business ideas off the ground.  This event is sponsored in part by our Club and is always a fun time.  If you would like to help out, or are just interested in attending, please contact Greg Morgan at for more details.
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: 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 August 24th.  Please let Sharon Dettenrieder know if you are able to volunteer for any of those shifts.
Upcoming Meeting Schedule:  August 2, 2017 – Our speaker will be Danielle Williams from the United Way of Northwest Vermont.
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