AUGUST 7, 2019

Meeting Recap
            Greetings fellow Rotarians! Our speaker today was Jillian Fisher who was recently crowned Miss Vermont for 2019.  Jillian is a student at the University of Vermont who hopes to become a veterinarian.  Jillian has a long relationship with pageants as her mother has run the Miss Taunton (Massachusetts) competition for several years.  This experience encouraged Jillian to compete for the title in Vermont and for the title of Miss America later this year. In addition to serving as a role model for younger people, Jillian hopes to use her position as a means of raising awareness for those who have issues with substance abuse.  This is an issue that has personally touched her as she has two uncles who are both recovering from substance addiction.  For more information about the Miss Vermont program, please visit its website at:
Luncheon Price and Schedule Changes
            Our per person meal prices with The Essex have recently increased.  Accordingly, our meal prices will increase to $17.50 per person each week.  We are pleased to report, however, that there is a dessert and coffee only option for those who are not interested in a heavy lunch.  The price for that option is $6.50 per person.  We are also pleased to report that we will be holding two breakfast meetings at The Essex this fall.  These two meetings will be held at 7:30am on Wednesday, September 25th and Wednesday, October 30th.  Each of these meetings will be held in lieu of our luncheon meetings on those weeks.  Our hope is that members who have difficulty making it to lunch meetings will find it easier to come to morning meetings. If well-attended, we may continue having monthly breakfast meetings permanently.
2019 Corn Booth
            The Corn Booth sign up page is now available on our website at the following link:  With 106 slots to cover, it is very important that we all do our part by filling slots at the Corn Booth. We especially encourage some of our newer members to sign up, particularly those who are unable to attend our weekly meetings on a regular basis. Not only is this a great way to contribute to the Club, but it is a nice opportunity to get to know some of your fellow Rotarians. Please remember that friends, co-workers and family members are not only welcome, but encouraged to help fill slots.  Rotarians are also reminded that Corn Dollars are available for purchase if you would like them.  $20.00 will give you 10 Corn Dollars.  Corn Dollars can be purchased at the front desk prior to meetings.
Heavenly Pantry Food Shelf
            We are looking for volunteers to help staff the Heavenly Pantry Food Shelf on the following dates: Monday, August 12th (5:15pm); Thursday, August 22nd (3:30pm.) Please contact Sharon Dettenrieder at if you are able to fill any of these shifts.
Upcoming Meeting Schedule:  Wednesday, August 14, 2019 Our speaker will be Eliza Kuchuk, Director of Youth Engagement at CHIPs.
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       Yours in Rotary,
Jason Ruwet