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CSH Rotary Club
PO BOX 156
Shelburne, VT 05482
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Service Above Self

We meet In Person & Online
Wednesdays at 7:30 AM
Meeting via Zoom
Shelburne, VT 05482
United States of America
Our club is meeting via Zoom until further notice.
Featured Stories
This morning's speakers were Rep. Jessica Brumsted of Shelburne and Rep. Mike Yantachka of Charlotte who provided a report on this year’s activities of the Vermont legislature. 

The Hands to Honduras Tela Program is open to all – the mix of volunteers varies each year.  There are approximately 10 to 15% Rotarian volunteers and the remaining percentage are Vermonters and folks from other states.  All of the H2HT volunteers have a strong interest and dedication in helping the people of Honduras. Because of my Rotary connection, our projects follow the Rotary “6 areas of focus” Promoting peace; Fighting disease; Providing clean water, sanitation and hygiene: Saving mothers and children; Supporting education; Growing local economies.

The Rotary Club of Charlotte-Shelburne-Hinesburg (Vermont) is a sponsor club, and we are in  Rotary District 7850.


Trafton Crandall introduced our speakers today, the three recipients of our scholarships: Lena Ashooh, Lena Kerest, and Chloe Landers. Each of the recipients provided an inspirational view of what they have done and what they are planning to do at their colleges or universities.

(Photo courtesy of Lee Krohn)
CSH Rotary dedicated its first Dero bike repair station in memory of George Schiavone. George was a life-long public servant, avid cyclist, and devoted Rotarian. The day started with a two hour Spin-a-Thon fundraiser hosted by the Shelburne Athletic Club. A town hall ceremony was held afterwards and former governor Jim Douglas spoke along with fellow Rotarian and state representative Jessica Brumsted, both of whom had worked with George during his lengthy tenure in the Vermont legislature. Thanks to the wide community support of this fundraiser, the club raised enough money to buy not 2, but 3 more repair stations. Here we come Charlotte and Hinesburg!
(Photo courtesy of Lee Krohn)
(Photo courtesy of Lee Krohn)
Our guest speaker this morning was Dr. Katherine Menson. Dr. Menson is a pulmonary and critical care medicine physician at the University of Vermont Medical Center, caring for patients with asthma, bronchiectasis, COPD, interstitial lung disease and sarcoidosis. Within her field she specializes in endobronchial and ultrasound-guided biopsies (EBUS). She provided an excellent presentation about the current state of thinking about people with “long COVID-19" or “Long-Haulers”.
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Rotarians at Work! On Saturday morning, a group of energetic Rotarians performed annual spring cleaning of the Water Garden Park at the Shelburne Town Office complex.
Our guest speaker this morning is Jack Mayer. Throughout his career, Dr. Mayer has written short stories, poems, and essays about his years in pediatric practice and hiking The Long Trail in Vermont. He was a participant at Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference in 2003 and 2005 for fiction, and in 2008 for poetry. LIFE IN A JAR: The Irena Sendler Project is his first book of non-fiction. He recently completed his first novel, BEFORE THE COURT OF HEAVEN.

Dr. Mayer’s collection of poetry, Poems From The Wilderness was published Nov. 2020. These poems were all composed while solo hiking or skiing in the wilderness of Vermont and New Hampshire. Mayer shares his love of the backcountry, trail-walking, camping, and the “wilderness effect,” a unique sensation of aliveness and deep connection. Though deeply personal, he hopes they will resonate with those pieces of wilderness we all carry within us, and offer respite in these challenging pandemic times.

He lives in Middlebury, Vermont

Guest speaker, Debbie Kassabian, co-owner of Charlotte Crossings, talked about the development of her new multi-use commercial building offering office, retail, and restaurant space. Charlotte Crossings is located on Route 7, south of Ferry Road, in Charlotte.

“I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” by William Wordsworth

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
and twinkle on the Milky Way,
They stretched in never-ending line
along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not be but gay,
in such a jocund company:
I gazed—and gazed—but little thought
what wealth the show to me had brought:

For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.

photo by Michael Clerizo at
Our guest speaker this morning was Dave Welch, owner and operator of The Clock Shop in Vergennes. 
Our guest speaker is Steve Mayfield, owner of the Shelburne Country Store and the Country Christmas Loft. He and his wife, Deb, purchased the country store in 2007. Steve provided a fascinating history of the store and its place in Shelburne history. They purchased the Christmas Loft in 2016. Steve provided some great stories and insight and answered questions.
June 2021
Upcoming Speakers
Claire Giroux-Williams
Jun 23, 2021
Vermont Family Network
Chris Davis and Susan Grimes
Jun 30, 2021 5:00 PM
Changing of the Guard
Zach and Tina
Jul 07, 2021
The Hack Club
Colonel Randy Gates, VT Army National Guard
Jul 21, 2021
Emergency Preparedness for State and Regional Crisis
Kyle Albee
Aug 18, 2021
Branch Out Burlington
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