August 30, 2017

Meeting Recap
            Greetings fellow Rotarians! We did not hold a regular meeting this week as all of our Rotarians are busy selling corn at the Champlain Valley Fair!  The weather has been beautiful and the corn has been delicious!  If you haven’t done so already, please pick up your fair passes from Ray Allaire at Sun Ray Fire and Security at 1 Market Place in Essex.  Thank you to all Rotarians and their many friends and family members who have donated their time to work shifts at the Corn Booth.  Not only does this raise money for our charities, but it provides a good deal of positive exposure for your Club as thousands of people pass by the Corn Booth every day!  A special thank you goes out to Ray Allaire and his Corn Booth committee members.  They have all worked very hard to once again make this year’s event a success!
Great Donation Opportunity
            Do you use Amazon for your shopping needs?  If so, you can now make donations to Rotary every time you utilize that service to make a purchase.  Here is how it works:  every time you make an eligible Amazon Smiles purchase, 0.5% of the purchase price is donated by Amazon to the charitable organization of your choosing.  This is actually a very easy way for members to donate to the Rotary Foundation or to the Club itself.  To learn more about this amazing opportunity, please visit  A special thank you goes out to Jim Bessette for discovering this and bringing it to our attention!
Heavenly Pantry Food Shelf
            The next opportunities to volunteer at the food shelf will be on September 28th and October 26th. Please let Sharon Dettenrieder know if you are able to volunteer for any of these shifts.
Upcoming Meeting Schedule:  September 6, 2017 – Our speaker will be Pat O’Connor, the founder of Little Fenway and Little Wrigley.
 Have a safe and happy Labor Day Weekend! 
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       Yours in Rotary,
Jason Ruwet