Speaker Date Topic
Professor Cheryl Morse, UVM Geography Department Sep 19, 2018 12:00 PM
Vermont Roots Migration: Why Do Vermonters Stay, Leave, and Return

Professor Cheryl Morse, an Assistant Professor in UVM's Geography Department, has tackled an issue of great importance to Vermont and to Essex.   The Vermont Roots Migration Project researches migration decisions and place attachment with people who grew up in the Green Mountain State.  

You can review Professor Morse's CV here.   

Thanks to Essex Rotary member Jim Olsen for connecting the Club to Cheryl and her insights. 

 

Terry Sabens, Pet Coord. Blue Star Monthers of VT Sep 26, 2018 12:00 PM
"Graduation" for Veterans who have new Service Dogs
For several years Essex Rotary has supported programs that help Veterans gain access to service dogs, campanions who help deal with the stress of life after military service.  
 
Recently, Essex Rotary efforts focus on supporting the "Pet Program" of the Blue Star Mothers of Vermont, an initiative that helps train service dogs for area veterans.  We will hear about the training program - and from a veteran who has just received his dog.  
 
 
This initiative is the largest charitable initiative of Essex Rotary, except for our scholarship program.  
Monthly Essex Rotary Committee Meetings Oct 03, 2018 12:00 PM
Monthly Committee Meetings Where Members Review Program Options and Funding Requests

Standing Committees of Rotary Club of Essex

Literacy Committee 

Local Committee  

International Committee 

National Projects Committee 

Scholarship Committee 

Youth Services Committee   

Public Relations Committee  

TBD Oct 10, 2018 12:00 PM

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Professor Breck Bowden Oct 17, 2018 12:00 PM
UVM's SeaGrant Program

Due to the efforts of Essex Rotary member Bill Paralee, we will hear from Professor Bowden about the SeaGrant Program at UVM. 

 

Cristina Alicea, Artistic Dir., VT Stage Company Oct 24, 2018 12:00 PM
Vermont Stage Company

Vermont Stage is Northern Vermont's home for contemporary theatre. Founded in 1994, the company has produced over 100 shows and is known for staging some of the most timely and engrossing plays emerging nationally; fulfilling the region's appetite for vibrant theatre that captures the spirit of our culture.

Vermont Stage operates as a not-for-profit organization relying on community support to produce 6 shows and over 75 performances, readings, and special events every year. With front row seats that sit on the stage, audiences experience intimate and imaginative performances that showcase top-tier Vermont talent side-by-side with New York's finest artists.
Cristina Alicea 
Producing Artistic Director 
During her tenure she has directed the world premiere of DOUBLEWIDE by Stephen Spotswood and THE QUARRY by Greg Pierce (SLOWGIRL, THE LANDING), THE CLEAN HOUSE by Sarah Ruhl, BOOM by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, VENUS IN FUR by David Ives, VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE by Christopher Durang, THE MOUNTAINTOP by Katori Hall, and THE CALL by Tanya Barfield. Prior to her arrival in Burlington, Cristina spent a year working as Assistant to the Managing Director at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. As a freelance director she has worked with The Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Culture Project, Forum Theatre DC, The American Globe Theatre, the FringeNYC Festival, Theatre Rhinoceros, Next Stop Theatre, University of Vermont, and Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Cristina was a finalist for a Denham fellowship given by the Society of Directors and Choreographers for emerging female directors and is a member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab. Cristina has a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from George Mason University.
 
 
Monthly Essex Rotary Committee Meetings Oct 31, 2018 12:00 PM
Monthly Committee Meetings Where Members Review Program Options and Funding Requests

Standing Committees of Rotary Club of Essex

Literacy Committee 

Local Committee  

International Committee 

National Projects Committee 

Scholarship Committee 

Youth Services Committee   

Public Relations Committee  

TBD Nov 07, 2018 12:00 PM

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Julie Phelps, Trustee of Rotary Foundation Nov 14, 2018 12:00 PM
Understanding the Impact of the Rotary Foundation


The Essex Rotary Club's Foundation Chair, Dave Johnson, has outdone himself.  This year he has invited Julia Phelps to offer insights into the Foundation from the vantage point of a long-time Rotary member and now Trustee of the Rotary International Foundation.  

 

A short bio for Dr. Phelps comes from the Rotary Foundation website

Trustee 2017-20
Rotary Club of Amesbury
Massachusetts, USA

Julia Phelps, who began her career in education in 1976, is the associate commissioner for the Center for Curriculum and Instruction for the state of Massachusetts. She served on the board of the Amesbury Educational Foundation Inc. and the John Ashford Link House Inc.

A Rotarian since 1997, Phelps has served as director, vice chair of RI’s Audit Committee, Rotary Foundation alumni coordinator, and district governor. She is a member of the Operations Review Committee.

Phelps is a Major Donor, Benefactor, multiple Paul Harris Fellow, and a member of the Bequest Society. She is a recipient of The Rotary Foundation's Citation for Meritorious Service.

 

 

will provide us with insights into the power and impact of the Rotary International Foundation.  

No Meeting - Thanksgiving Holiday Nov 21, 2018
Essex Rotary Members Spend Time with Family and Friends
Monthly Essex Rotary Committee Meetings Nov 28, 2018 12:00 PM
Monthly Committee Meetings Where Members Review Program Options and Funding Requests

Standing Committees of Rotary Club of Essex

Literacy Committee 

Local Committee  

International Committee 

National Projects Committee 

Scholarship Committee 

Youth Services Committee   

Public Relations Committee  

Senior Holiday Lunch Dec 05, 2018 12:00 PM
Serve Lunch to 200 Seniors at CVE with Knights of Columbus

For over 25 years, Essex Rotary has collaborated with the Knights of Columbus to host a holiday meal for over 200 senior citizens at the Champlain Valley Exposition.  Club members serve lunch and create gift bags for attendees.

Essex High School Chamber Choir Dec 12, 2018 12:00 PM
Holiday Concert Presented by EHS Chamber Choir & Essex Rotary Annual Meeting

Essex High School Choral Director will lead the EHS Chamber Choir in the annual holiday concert.  A picture of the EHS Chamber Choir can be found here.

Essex Rotary Annual Meeting Dec 12, 2018 12:00 PM
Election of Officers
No Meeting - Holiday Dec 19, 2018 12:00 PM
Essex Rotary Members Spend Time with Family and Friends
No Meeting - Holiday Dec 26, 2018 12:00 PM
Essex Rotary Members Spend Time with Family and Friends
TBD Jan 02, 2019 12:00 PM

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