MAY 27, 2020


Meeting Recap


Greetings fellow Rotarians. Today’s speaker was fellow Rotarian and Unified Manager of Essex and Essex Junction, Evan Teich.  Evan talked to our members about the Town’s response to the COVID crisis and how the pandemic has affected municipal services.  He also discussed the impact COVID is having on the community at large.   


End of the Year Awards Nominations


There is still time to submit your nominations for Rookie of the Year, Rotarian of the Year and Unsung Hero.  To nominate an individual, please send the name of nominee, which award to confer and a paragraph outlining how the nominee meets the award criteria to Sharon Dettenrieder at  The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, May 29th. 


Survey Results


Thank you to the 44 members who participated in our brief COVID survey. The results and comments from members can be viewed at the following link:  

In summary, the biggest takeaways are as follows:  a.) Members are in favor of holding regularly scheduled virtual meetings with speakers; b.) People are anxious for more opportunities to connect with and serve the community and other members; c.) Members would like to shorten the length of our virtual meetings.  


As hard as it is to believe, the Rotary fiscal year is coming to an end. Even though our ability to serve the community is being challenged by the current pandemic, there is still a lot of good that our Club can do.  This cannot be accomplished without strong membership, however.  Please remember that there is not a one-size-fits all model in terms of member participation. We appreciate all levels of participation by our members, no matter how small or infrequent they may be. Whether your contributions are purely financial or are in the form of periodic assistance at our fundraisers and service projects, they all make a difference!  With that in mind, it is our sincere hope that all of our members will renew their memberships for the 2020-2021 Rotary year.  If, however, you do not plan to continue your membership, we ask that you please let us know of your intentions by June 15th as we will need to report the 2020-2021 roster to Rotary International before the start of the new Rotary year (which begins on July 1st).

Upcoming Meeting Schedule: Wednesday, June 3, 2020 – We will once again be holding a Zoom meeting. Weekly meetings may be accessed by clicking  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. For future meetings, you will need log in at  click Join a Meeting, fill in the Meeting ID of 858 3807 2284 and then the Password of 164477. If you wish to attend by phone, you will just need to dial (646) 558-8656 and then enter the ID and Password noted above.

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