September 5, 2018

Meeting Recap
            Greetings fellow Rotarians! We started things off with a brief summary of the Corn Booth.  Mike Dimitroff was pleased to report that our net proceeds are projected to be slightly higher than they were last year. The Committee will have a final report on the numbers in weeks to come.  Once again, thank you to all of the Rotarians, friends and family members who took time away from your personal and professional lives to make sure the Corn Booth was staffed for the entire fair.  We’d especially like to thank the many Rotarians and their family members who went above and beyond the call of duty by filling more than two shifts.  We could not have done this without you! Finally, we owe a great deal of gratitude to the Corn Booth Committee members for their hard work in putting this event together.  Your service to the Club is greatly appreciated! Shortly after being regaled with stories of Phil Murdock’s “Animal House” like antics at Simpson Hall, we concluded today’s meeting by taking the opportunity to enjoy some fellowship with those sitting at our respective tables.
Feed My Starving Children Service Project
            Our Club will once again be helping out with the Feed My Starving Children food packing event.  Each year, our Club provides roughly 30 volunteers to assist with the packaging of food that will be sent to regions of the world that are affected by famine and drought.  This year’s event will take place on Saturday, October 20th at the Albert D. Lawton Middle School in Essex Junction from 9:00am to 11:00am.  We need several volunteers for this event, so if you and your families are interested in helping out, please sign up at future meetings or e-mail Amy Jackman at
Senior Luncheon and Bell-Ringing
            Despite the fact we are enjoying some weather that one might expect to find in the Mississippi Delta in July, the holiday season really isn’t all that far away.  We are pleased to report that Janet Cooper has taken on the task of spearheading the Senior Luncheon and that Rusty Brink will be leading the charge for the Salvation Army Bell Ringing project. Stay tuned for details about both of these events. Thank you, Janet and Rusty for taking these tasks over! 
Heavenly Pantry Food Shelf
            We are looking for volunteers to help staff the Heavenly Pantry Food Shelf in the next few months.  Please contact Sharon Dettenrieder at for information on upcoming shifts.
Upcoming Meeting Schedule:  Wednesday, September 12, 2018 – Our speaker will be Col. Hank Harder, Vice Wing Commander of the Vermont Air National Guard. Col. Harder will be speaking to us about the arrival of the F-35 jets.
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       Yours in Rotary,
Jason Ruwet