Speaker Date Topic
District Governor Richard Fox - Breakfast Meeting Sep 25, 2019
District Vision and Plans for 2019-20

District Governor, Richard Fox, will join Essex Rotary for lunch and discussion of the District and our focus for 2019-2020. 

Jesse Bell, Administrator, Bellcate School Oct 02, 2019
The Evolution & Growth of Bellcate School, Corporate Drive in Essex

Jesse Bell leads the Bellcate School, a growing school in the Saxon Hill area of Essex that serves students with a range of disabling conditions.  Located on Corporate Drive, Bellcate just built a new gym just down the street from their classrooms.  The description below is from the Bellcate website:  

Bellcate School, working with local school districts, enrolls a maximum of 30 students, ages 11-22. Since 2004, Bellcate has been an approved special education school that exists to serve students on IEP and 504 plans for the following disability categories:

  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Developmental Delay
  • Specific Learning Disability
  • Other Health Impairment
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Speech or Language Impairment
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Bellcate School utilizes a three-stage therapeutic model to support exploration, understanding and positive action. Our educational model provides best practices for achieving grade level proficiencies.

TBD Oct 09, 2019
TBD Oct 16, 2019
Hon. Beth Pearce, VT State Treasurer Oct 23, 2019
Pension and Retirement Security Initiatives

Vermont State Treasurer, Beth Pearce, has inherited a pension system for State employees and teachers that is significantly underfunded to meet future liabilities.  According to a 2017 Pew Foundation study, Vermont has about 65% of its future obligations funded.  Treasurer Pearce will discuss initiatives now underway to establish security for pension and retirement funds.  



Breakfast Meeting @ The ESSEX Oct 30, 2019
Speaker To Be Determined

Essex Rotary is holding two breakfast meetings during the second half of 2019 - an effort to give members a different meeting time option. 

TBD Nov 06, 2019
Michael McGovern, Chair, International PolioPlus Nov 13, 2019
Rotary Foundation and PolioPlus Initiative

Essex Rotary is honored to host Michael McGovern, the Chair of International PolioPlus Committee at Rotary International.  Michael resides in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.  His impressive bio can be found here.   Dave Johnson, the Chair of Essex Rotary's Rotary Foundation efforts, hopes Michael's appearance and insights will inspire Essex Rotary to share talent, treasure and time with Rotary's international programs.  

TBD Nov 20, 2019
No Meeting - Thanksgiving Nov 27, 2019
Essex Rotary Members Spend Time with Family and Friends
Senior Holiday Lunch Dec 04, 2019
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.

Alexis Koch, Choir Director @ EHS & The EHS Choir Dec 11, 2019
Holiday Concert

Alexis Koch, Choir Director @Essex High School, will lead the EHS Choir in a Holiday Concert.  She runs the Choir program at EHS, a high school offering that includes a Chamber and Concert Choir.

Essex Rotary is pleased to be able to share lunch with choir members prior to the performance.  



No Meeting - Holiday Dec 18, 2019
Essex Rotary Members Spend Time with Family and Friends
No Meeting - Holiday Dec 25, 2019
Essex Rotary Members Spend Time with Family and Friends
No Meeting - Holiday Jan 01, 2020
Essex Rotary Members Spend Time with Family and Friends