Posted by Howard J Seaver on Aug 01, 2018
Charlotte-Shelburne-Hinesburg Rotary:   Minutes of 8/1/18 Meeting
Guests:  Randy Archer; Frank & Connie (guests of Schiavones)
Upcoming Meetings
  • 8/8      Sara George - Chittenden County State’s Attorney
  • 8/15    Deb Helfrich – Gold Star Dog Training
  • 8/22    Club meeting:  RYLA Student Celebration; Golf ball drop sort.
  • 8/29    Don Condon – “Old Rotarians Never Die”
  • Members advised to post on Facebook re Rotary activities.
  • Richard Fox awarded Paul Harris Plus 4.
  • Golf Ball Drop:  Tickets are coming in.  Rotarians selling tickets at Farmers’ Market have been asked questions about Rotary by members of general public.  Therefore, presence at market has not only sold tickets, but also publicized the club.
  • Bob Sanders asked for evaluation of new Sign-up Genius system he’s begun using for enlisting volunteers for various duties & projects.  Members present said it has been working well.
  • Camp Ta Kum Ta appears to be no longer seeking volunteers for the things our club has done there for many years.
  • Charlotte Beach shed project:  Linda Gilbert reported that the sides are up, and the roof will be installed this Saturday.
  • Jim Donovan reminded us that the International Host Committee is still looking for families to host young people from a variety of countries in the near future.
Program:  Our speaker was John MacKay, a chemist who operates a consulting firm called Synergistic Technologies Associates.  Its function is to advise & assist cannabis businesses in designing efficient extraction systems to ensure that the resulting product meets the business’ objectives for content and cost-effectiveness.  John has a PhD in organic chemistry, and taught at various colleges & universities, before starting this consulting firm.  It was interesting to learn that different uses of cannabis require different chemical versions of the substance, which John helps his clients to achieve.