Posted by Rosalyn Graham on Jul 25, 2018
Charlotte Shelburne Hinesburg Rotary Club
July 25, 2018 meeting, 7:30 am
Trinity Church Community Room
 
President Erik Kolomaznik opened the meeting and led the Pledge of Allegiance. Ric Flood gave the devotional.
Special guest Julie Richards from the Lund Board of Directors was welcomed and commented that her husband, Gene Richards, Director of the Burlington International Airport and a recent Rotary speaker had told her that CSH was his favorite Rotary Club.
 
Erik reminded everyone of the meetings scheduled for the next month:
Aug. 1 -- John MacKay, Canna-Blanca
Aug. 8 -- Sarah George, Chittenden County State’s Attorney
Aug. 15 -- Deb Helfrich of Gold Star Dog Training with her talk entitled “Woof” a study of the ways we can understand our dog’s behavior by studying their facial expressions and posture.
Aug. 22 -- Club Meeting -- RYLA Award Presentations - Golf Ball Drop Sort
Aug. 29 -- Don Condon, “Old Rotarians Never Die”
 
Proposed by Carol Obuchowski, said her committee had recommended that we make a $500 donation to Camp Ta Kumta. Moved by Ric Flood, seconded by Terrell Titus, all in favor.
 
Roz Graham brought two banners from Rotary Clubs in South America for the CSH Banner display. Terri Patrin of Shelburne, recipient of a Paul Harris Fellow award a few years ago in recognition of her work as a nurse volunteering for the Rotary medical missions to many countries around the world, had recently spent two weeks at hospitals in Columbia, South America with a Rotary-sponsored team doing burn and cleft palate repair surgery, and brought back the banners for our club.
 
Linda Gilbert and Trafton Crandall reported that the work on the shed at Charlotte Town Beach happened on Saturday, July 21 and they will need volunteers to help with some finishing work. They will use SignUpGenius to ask for more helpers.
 
Golf Ball Drop: Everyone is encouraged to sell tickets for the GBD which will be held on Shelburne Day, Saturday, Aug. 18, with the drop happening on the ball field behind the Shelburne Municipal Building. We need lots of helpers to sell tickets at the Farmers Market and to help on the day of the drop. Bill Deming was collecting ticket stubs and money at the meeting. And Gary Marcotte had additional books of tickets for anyone who had sold all of theirs.
 
Sergeant at Arms
Bill Root was the Sergeant at Arms, collecting Happy Fines:
Terrell Titus – welcoming Julie Richards, congratulations on the shed project and good work by the GBD ticket sellers
Ric Flood – great to see Alan Bates going strong at the Changing of the Guard
John Hammer – congratulations on a great COG
Susan Grimes – thanks for all the help preparing for the Service Project
Margo Casco -- her sister’s visit
Erik Kolomaznik – the great COG and the summer weather
Trafton Crandall – the successful shed project and a visit with his grandchildren
Chris Davis – happy to be back at Rotary
Gary Marcotte – a successful Tuesday and the Feitelbergs
Linda Gilbert – her sister is visiting after a stressful series of delayed flights between Florida and Vermont
Julie Richards – happy to be with us
Keith Walsh – great to see Alan Bates and Chris Davis
Carol Obuchowski – happy birthday
Joan Lenes – a great Maine vacation – their 29th
Jessica Brumsted -- yeah, rain at last.
 
Linda Barker’s ticket was drawn, but she chose the wrong ticket from the deck and the pot rolled over.
 
Announcements:
Susan Grimes has said yes to being the Vice-President who will become President 2020, succeeding Keith Walsh who is President-Elect and will become President in 2019. Thank you to you both for saying “Yes.”
Also Jessica Brumsted has agreed to succeed the Schiavones as speaker seeker, and Diana Vachon has said yes to becoming chair of the Public Relations committee.
It’s Rotary Night at the Lake Monsters’ ball park in August. Check out the webpage for ticket information.
A Gala Book Reading on August 7 – a Make a Wish recipient has written a book and will be reading it at the Burlington Country Club.
 
Service Above Self
Our August Service Project was organized by Susan Grimed to benefit the children who are being helped by the Lund Family Center where they work to break the cycles of poverty, addition and abuse by supporting pregnant and parenting teens, young adults, and adoptive families with integrated, compassionate services.
The CSH Rotary Project was to prepare gift bags that will be given to the youngsters and teens, ages about 7 to 17, children who are often in situations in which they may feel abandoned, neglected and short-changed. The gift bags, filled with everything from toothbrushes to candy and books, will be given to those children on special occasions, and include a greeting from CSH Rotary members.
Reported by Rosalyn Graham
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