Speaker Date Topic
Prof. John Reuwer, Saint Michaels College Jan 23, 2019
Internation Initiatives Promoting Conflict Resolution

Prof. Reuwer reached out to President Andy offering to share information about his work.  Given the interest in these international topics precipitated by our recent conversation about the collboration between Mediators Beyond Boarders and Rotary, Professor Reuwer has been invited to share his work and perspectives.  Note that he has offered a possible collaboration with Essex Rotary. 

 

Communication from Prof. Reuwer to Essex Rotary offering to speak / share his insights: 

I'm writing to you because of our mutual interest in peace and service beyond self, and would like to connect about this. Rotary's causes are: promoting peace; fighting disease; providing clean water, sanitation, and hygiene; saving mothers and children; supporting education; and growing local economies, yet our nation continues to suffer from high homicide rates and mass shootings, and much of the world seems unable to make peace as easily as it makes war, and struggling to make progress on any of the other issues. 

My field is nonviolent conflict resolution, the study of which makes me believe that the money and creativity humanity spends on preparing for violence is what keeps us from improving the world as you and I would like. I work with several organizations addressing this problem. My colleagues and I are thrilled by Rotary's work eliminating polio, and believe there to be a strong parallel in the cause of eliminating violence as a public health threat. 

I would like to address your group about any aspect of this work and share my excitement about the possibilties for a brighter future. I last addressed Rotarians several years ago while working to decrease urban violence in Harrisburg, PA, and was very well received.  

If you would be interested in a talk or workshop by me or my colleagues in the organizations listed below, or if you have any other ideas how we might work together, please contact me.

John Reuwer

Adj. Professor of Conflict Resolution, St. Michaels College

Coordinating Committee, World Beyond War

Physicians for Social Responsibility, Committee to Abolish Nuclear Weapons 

Monthly Essex Rotary Committee Meetings Jan 30, 2019
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  

Annual Rotary Speech Competition @ Essex Rotary Jan 30, 2019
Students from EHS and MMU Seeking to Compete at District Level
Tim Gendron, Essex Rotary Club Member Feb 06, 2019
Suicide Prevention and the Vermont Suicide Prevention Coalition - Umatter

Essex Rotary Club member Tim Gendron is an active participant in the Vermont Suicide Prevention Coalition.  He has asked to bring Essex Rotary  up to speed on the mission and focus of this incredibly valuable Vermont resource that is working every day to save lives in our communities.  Tim has undergone a VSPC training recently. 

The Vermont Suicide Prevention Coalition consists of over 70 representatives from public health, education, state agencies, suicide prevention advocacy groups, youth leadership, mental health services and survivors throughout the state.  The Vermont Department of Mental Health has an comprehensive program related to preventing suicides.  Click the link to review. 

The mission is to create communities of hope throughout Vermont in which schools, agencies and people of all ages are given the knowledge, attitudes, skills and resources to respond effectively to suicidal behavior. The principal message of VSPC is Umatter.

Annual Service Above Self Dinner Feb 13, 2019
Honoring the Service of Essex 1st Responders

The Rotary Club of Essex will be recognizing four members of our Public Safety departments (Essex Police, Town and Village Fire Departments and Essex Rescue) as well as a member of our community who exemplifies Service Above Self.  Please RSVP.  The dinner will cost approximately $35 per person.  All community members are welcome to join Essex Rotary to honor our first responders.  The Dinner will start with a reception at 5:30 PM with dinner beginning at 6 PM.  The Awards ceremony should be concluded by 8 PM. 

TBD Feb 20, 2019

To Be Added

Monthly Essex Rotary Committee Meetings Feb 27, 2019
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  

Max Levy, Chair of Essex Selectboard Feb 27, 2019
Proposed Budget for the Town of Essex - a Capsule Review

Annually Max has given Essex Rotary a review of the proposed Essex Town budget.  Through his presentation we are privy to the work of the Selectboard that keeps the Town up and running.  
 

TBD Mar 06, 2019

To Be Added

TBD Mar 13, 2019

To Be Added

TBD Mar 20, 2019

To Be Added

TBD Mar 20, 2019

To Be Added

Monthly Essex Rotary Committee Meetings Mar 27, 2019
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  

Dave Johnson - Essex Rotary's Golf Committee Chair Apr 03, 2019
2018 Golf Tournament Kick-off

During this important session, Dave Johnson will outline plans for the 2019 Golf Tournament, to be held this year on Wednesday, June 19 at the Links at Lang Farm. This event raises over 60% of the total funds raised and distributed by Essex Rotary in our efforts to support our Community.  Members will be asked to consider individuals and businesses they know who might join our fund raising efforts and charitable efforts. 

And, again this year, this is the meeting where you can show your putting prowess - with the winner taking home a tasty prize!!  - Think PIE - not PI (3.1416)

TBD Apr 03, 2019

To Be Added

TBD Apr 10, 2019

To Be Added

TBD Apr 17, 2019

To Be Added

Monthly Essex Rotary Committee Meetings Apr 24, 2019
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 May 01, 2019

To Be Added

TBD May 08, 2019

To Be Added

TBD May 15, 2019

To Be Added

TBD May 22, 2019

To Be Added

Monthly Essex Rotary Committee Meetings May 29, 2019
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 Jun 05, 2019

To Be Added

23rd Annual Rotary Golf Tournament @ Lang Farm Jun 12, 2019
TBD Jun 19, 2019

To Be Added

Monthly Essex Rotary Committee Meetings Jun 26, 2019
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 Jul 03, 2019

To Be Added