President elect Judy Christensen opened the meeting by leading the Pledge,  Kris Engstrom shared a prayer in reflecting on a " Studdering start to Spring".
 
District Assembly : 4/2/16 in Lyndonville
 
No Guest this week.
 
April     2    Lyndon State College Training (car pool?)
April     6    Committee Meeting - Hands to Honduras
April   13    Margo Austin – Burlington HS Counselor    
April   20    Becca Lindenmeyer – Landscape design incorporating water design.
April   29-May 1   District Conference Jay Peak
Up and coming - Fritz Horton - Soaring
 
Conference report:
            Curling team stay over Friday night, bagpipe beginning by Steve Dates
             
            Richard said that if you come only one day, Saturday is best. He encouraged us
            To take this opportunity to introduce Rotary to family, bring children,
            grandchildren.  Stressed not ordinary rubber chicken banquet, discounted rooms
            and water park tickets.
 
Rick Flood:   Everyone is ask to turn in Names  with two weeks to go....
 
Allen Bates: Final Four Weekend
 
Even was MIA. -
Richard took his place as S O A
 
$137.50 in the pot
 
"MUD SEASON"  HAPPY FINES
 
LINDA B. - Gerry's birthday  and Fire dept ladder rescue of Mother in Law
 
JUDY C. - Horrible feeling (Mud season) - Let it go - Happy It's spring
 
JOHN H. - No mud
 
JANE M. - Easter w/ kids
 
LINDA G. - Egg hunt w/ 7 Kids ( teen agers ) no Alcohol
 
SAM F. - Basic Training in Texas ( 1954 )
 
KRIS E. - Occasionally being pulled out of the mud
 
STEVE D. - Thanks to Lara
 
GEORGE S. - Thanks to Gary
 
RICHARD F. - CVUHS trailer and 6" of mud
 
ROS G. - To Kris's Studder start
 
Sam F. classification :
 
Decendent  from Lithuania 1880's and the Textile industry.
 
His parents were married in 1920.  His father was a doctor, after graduating from Cornell University ( 1915-17 ).  His Mom was only 13 when his dad was in college.  Sam would use his date script pad to write notes to get out of school (not the most honest Boy scout).
 
Sam attended Cornell University.
Sam met Gail at his first job, when he asked her for directions.  ( apparently she is still telling him where to go )
Sam married Gail 8 months later, August 12, 1954 ( she was 19)
Sam was discharged from the service in 1956
Many years working at Walter Reed Hospital as a Military occupational therapist.
Working with children and vets.  Learing many stories from vets reliving the war. With daily losses of solders lives.
Sam took a job at UVM in 1970 and successfully graduated 1100 students.
 
After retiring he met Colleen and Linda and became invovled in Hands to Honduras, then joined Rotary.
Sam then worked with Clarkson University.
Sam had dinner with Hillary Clinton, subsequently received a grant.
Sam and Gail are proud of their childern and their succesful careers.
 
We all in Rotary should be very thankful to have Sam with us.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rotary Meeting
 
President Trafton Crandall opened meeting by leading the Pledge, Kris Engstrom led a moment of silence in memory of  lives lost in Belgium, ending with a devotion reminding us hope and life in Spring awakening.
 
Guests:
Judy Christianson introduced friend and neighbor Bonnie Christie hope she will join, Richard Fox introduced Erik Kolmazinik  looking into our esteemed club pleaded that we please be nice to him.
 
March 23    Board meeting tomorrow here
March 30    Sam Feitlebuerg classification talk
April     2    Lyndon State College Training (car pool?)
April     6    Committee Meeting - Hands to Honduras
April   13    Margo Austin – Burlington HS Counselor    
April   20    Becca Lindenmeyer – Landscape design incorporating water design.
April   29-May 1   District Conference Jay Peak
 
 
April     2    Lyndon State College Training (car pool?)
April     6    Committee Meeting - Hands to Honduras
April   13    Margo Austin – Burlington HS Counselor    
April   20    Becca Lindenmeyer – Landscape design incorporating water design.
April   29-May 1   District Conference Jay Peak
            Link for registration on web page
 
Steve Dates gave brief report of his Australian conference presented two banners from New South Whales.  Next conference will be Portland Oregon to spread the wealth. First timers are given priority.  Cost is very reasonable since only cost is air fare, Rotarians house guests.   highly recommend, staying with families, just flight, affordable
 
Lara   Rick encouraged us to attend Rick Carlson’s  “My Father’s Viet Nam” to be held in Shelburne Town Hall. Pretty important movie to see, good reviews.
 
Lara also asked if someone might consider serving as program chair as she is pretty busy with VP duties. 
 
BB pool, Alan Bates gave report,  Bill Root is doing pretty well.
 
 
 
Sargeant at arms: Evan Webster
Evan - trip to NJ and Philadelphia next week trip to Florida
Judy Christenson – Bonnie Kristie
Lara Keenan --  Jane McKnight, Bonnie Christie, Barbara Comeau Pierson Library Board
Ric Flood – Meghan home weekend, red face from treatment, 3 days at Masters
Jonathan Lowell – rented home in Malone and visiting Malone friends in Florida
John Hammer – snowing NOW
Sam Feitelberg – looking forward to 2 grandson’s graduation in California
Bill Root --  29 days of being alcohol free
Denny Bowen – friendships and annual trip to Hinesburg
Alan Sousie – pickle ball championship Bluffton Florida with champion of pickle ball
George Schiavone – snow again
Richard Fox – 3rd birthday for daughter
Gary Marcotte – can’t remember
Roz Graham – scoot fine
Linda Gilbert – hope she has enough food for 7 teenagers for Easter dinner
Barbara Comeau – scoot fine
 
Lucky Draw – Jonathan Lowell’s chosen but missed winning the pot.
 
Club Assembly
Discussion of largest fund raiser which will replace Bowlathon.  Suggestions made for fund raising letter Opportunity to raise awareness of all Shelburne-Charlotte-Hinesburg Rotary does locally and internationally.
 
Examples:
Scholarship awards, International awards local and global, Mike Clapps’ Community projects, Charlotte Senior Center, flat trails, Camp TaKumTa breakfast, Shelburne Parade, Hands to Honduras, Shelburne Food Shelf…..   Shelburne Farms parking for years
 
Committee Meeting:   each committee will write a paragraph highlighting service of Rotarians.
 
John Beal --- ball drop being redesigned to become a “pong-a-thon”  Smaller scale, lighter easier to handle, different color ping pong balls, plywood board, easy to relocate in case of rain, part of Shelburne Halloween Party.
 
Shelburne Farms thanked Rotary for excellent help parking cars.
Judy Christianson is suggesting club up parking commitment from 3 to 5 events.
 
Gary Marcotte will take notes next week Richard will take notes following week.
Trafton will be out of town next two weeks, Richard Fox will be acting President first week, Judy Christenson second week.
 
Evan won’t be here April 30th, Mr. Fox, Master Sargeant, Grand pooh bah
 
Report --  Linda Schiavone
 
 
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