Meeting Recap

Greetings fellow Rotarians!  Today’s speaker was Nathan Puffer from Wisdom Stoves VT.  This entity is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to distributing environmentally friendly cook stoves to rural parts of Kenya. Due to population growth, deforestation has been a significant problem in Kenya.  As such, finding fuel for common cook stoves has been a problem.  Compounding this issue is the fact that cook stoves commonly used in Kenya are not only environmentally unsound, but they adversely impact the health of individuals using them.  To combat these issues, Wisdom Stoves VT has developed the “malaika jiko” stove.  This stove is designed in such a way that it does not produce smoke, thereby alleviating pollution issues.  The stove also helps conserve wood by turning the bio mass used as fuel into charcoal that can be used for cooking at a later time.  For more information about this project, please visit its website at


District 7850 Benefit Concert

District 7850 is sponsoring a classical music concert to benefit the victims of the recent tragedy in Lac Megantic, Quebec.  The concert will start at 7:00pm on Tuesday, September 24th at the McCarthy Arts Center at St. Michael’s College.  Tickets are $20.00 for adults and $15.00 for students/children.  Tickets may be ordered at  or they may be purchased at the door.  This is a great opportunity to not only listen to some amazing music but to assist some individuals who are in dire need of aid.


Essex Rotary Service Project

We once again have the opportunity to take part in this year’s “Feed My Starving Children” project. This event will take place on Friday, October 18th from 3:30pm to 5:30pm at the Albert D. Lawton School in Essex Junction.  A sign-up sheet is being circulated at meetings, so please consider joining fellow Rotarians for a highly rewarding service project.


Happenings in our District

The Waterbury and Stowe Rotary Clubs are hosting a day of fellowship with visiting Rotarians from South Africa on October 3rd at the Country Club of Vermont in Waterbury.  There will be a golf scramble starting at 1:00pm followed by cocktails and dinner at 5:30pm. The cost for both events is $135.00.  Please contact Patty Meade at for more information.  The Colchester-Milton Rotary Club will be holding a Casino Night and Texas Hold’em Tournament at the Hampton Inn on Friday, September 20th starting at 7:00pm. Please visit the Colchester-Milton Rotary website at for more information.

Upcoming Meeting Schedule:  Wednesday, September 25th  – Committee Meetings.

For the complete list of upcoming speakers and general information about the Club, please go to our website at  Be sure to also check out our Club’s Facebook page!

Yours in Rotary,

Jason Ruwet