Posted by Nancy Danforth on Dec 22, 2021
John Dupee helps his son Jed guide a submarine out of Navy Base Kings Bay Georgia.

December 22, 2021


Jed Dupee, Harbor Pilot is our guest speaker.


Susan called the meeting to order at 7:30.


Linda Gilbert shared opening words.


Susan introduced our guests: Jed Dupee, Bob Annis.


Ric Flood led us in the four way test.


Susan shared a thank you notes from Shelburne Food Shelf for the turkeys along with one from 

The Marine Corp League who sponsors the Toys For Kids campaign and our participation in that project. The Marine Corp League sent along certificates for our club and our monitors.


Susan shared that our club’s Rotarians who participate in preparing and serving food at the Shelburne Community School cafeteria crew had a luncheon yesterday.  The clubs participation is very important to our community.  Our club has also participated in Charlotte and Hinesburg in 2021. 


The Toys for Kids campaign has ended and the coat drive continues, along with the barrels, through the end of January. 


Susan, along with Linda Gilbert, Linda Barker and Jessica Brumsted delivered the toy bags recently assembled.  These bags were delivered to a couple of the hotels and other locations.  The people who received these gifts bags were very appreciative.  There is a lot of need out there and plans are already underway on how to enhance this project next year.


The board will meet tomorrow morning at 7:30 at the Shelburne Town office.


Ric Flood shared a fundraising update.  $6175 has been raised from the (letter) fundraising campaign and $5075 from the car raffle. 


Denis collected the happy fines.


Susan shared a Rotary “The Night Before Christmas” poem in honor of France and making breakfast for us every week.  


John Dupee introduced his son Jed who retired from the Navy as a Chief Boatswains Mate. He currently lives in Florida and continues to work as a harbor pilot at US Navy Submarine Base, Kings Bay, GA, where he is responsible for guiding submarines in and out of port. He shared a couple of stories from his career.


Jim Donovan presented Jed with a book, “On Tugboats” by Virginia Thorndike being donated to Hinesburg Library in his name.