Posted by Dan York on Apr 07, 2021

“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.

CSH Rotary - April 7, 2021

Chris Davis called the meeting to order at 7:30am.

Nancy Danforth provided the opening words of a poem about daffodils from William Wordsworth.

Margaret Woodruff gave a “classification talk” about her background and how she got to where she is today as the director of the Charlotte Public Library. Libraries are more than about books these days, and the pandemic certainly focused on that. Vermont has highest per-capita number of libraries in the USA, with 183 libraries, many of them small. Margaret spoke about how the libraries work together, how volunteers work within libraries, how they have transitioned to doing so much online, what are some of the most different things people have borrowed (recently they have added gardening tools), and many other topics.

After Margaret’s talk, Chris turned to the business of the Club. Ric Flood asked about walking in Meach Farms and Chris offered to send people the sign-up form.

On Green Up Day on May 1, there will be a Club group active in Charlotte and members in Shelburne were encouraged to sign up on the form online.

There was a discussion about Hinesburg and how the Club has so few members from the town. The group discussed ideas of how we might recruit more members, including the idea of perhaps holding one meeting a month at a restaurant in Hinesburg.

School lunch delivery program is continuing. Carrie Fenn will check in with the schools related to the upcoming vacation weeks.

Charlie Kofman discussed the dedication of the bike rack. The idea to also have a bike safety program in conjunction with the dedication, but we are searching for a partner to do the safety training.

Susan Grimes reported on the bike-a-thon planning. She now has posters we can hang to promote the fundraiser site. The site will be going live tonight. Working on getting prizes for the baskets. 

The second Saturday in May is the Shelburne 5K/10K/Half-marathon and we are looking for 10 or so volunteers to help with directing people at various intersections. Time will be from 7:30 until 10:30 or 11:00am.

Chris spoke about the potential slate of leadership positions for next year. The due date for submitting officers is April 30. Susan Grimes will be our President. Carrie Fenn will be our President-elect. Dan York agreed to be Vice President, which leaves an opening for Secretary.

Dan mentioned the upcoming upcoming District meeting on Saturday, April 24, and there was some discussion about that.

Susan provided the closing words.

Chris closed the meeting at 8:30am.