OCTOBER 30, 2019


Meeting Recap


Greetings fellow Rotarians! Our speaker today was Linda Bowden, from the local chapter of the AARP. Linda explained that the vast majority of people aged 50 and older desire to stay in their homes and communities for as long as possible. Sometimes this can be difficult given people’s physical limitations. To help address this issue, the AARP published the HomeFit Guide.  This program was developed to help individuals determine how to make their homes suitable for their long-term use. The guide offers suggestions on how people can make homes more livable by incorporating design principles and products that are adaptable, safe and easy to use.  For more information about HomeFit, please check out the guide at:


Annual Senior Luncheon


The annual senior luncheon is scheduled for Wednesday, December 4th at the Champlain Valley Expo.  As always, we will be looking for volunteers that day to help serve food, put together goodie bags and clean up.  We are also looking for items to be donated for use in the goodie bags.  If you or your business have pens, trinkets or items that you wish to donate, we would need 250 of those items to distribute.  Please contact Janet Cooper at if you are able to donate items.

Salvation Army Bell-Ringing Project


Our Club has once again committed to providing volunteers to ring bells and collect money for the Salvation Army during the holiday season.  We have committed to filling slots in front of the Price Chopper and Essex Discount Beverage entrances on Friday, December 6th and Saturday, December 7th.  Members can now sign up for shifts online at the following link:


Heavenly Pantry Food Shelf


We are looking for volunteers to help staff the Heavenly Pantry Food Shelf on the following dates; Monday, November 11th (5:15pm); Thursday, November 21st (3:30pm); Monday, December 9th (5:15pm) and Thursday, December 19th (3:30pm).  Please contact Sharon Dettenrieder at if you are able to fill any of these shifts. 


Upcoming Meeting Schedule:  Wednesday, November 6, 2019 – Our program is to be determined.






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       Yours in Rotary,


Jason Ruwet