Our routine for Wednesday mornings:  breakfast, welcome, pledge, invocation.
Denny Bowen’s memorial service will be at 3 PM on Wed., 3/15 at the Shelburne Methodist Church.
Lara announced that tonight (Wed., 3/8), from 6:30-8:30PM will be the first of 3 discussions entitled “the Spark of Creativity”, with Fran Stoddard (former VPR & PBS host).  All are free and will be held at the Pizzagalli Center for Arts & Education at Shelburne Museum.
Sign-up for March Madness pool. $25 a Bracket Sheet, email Alan Bates if you want to play                 abates.bhc@gmail.com
We will be parking at Shelburne Farms for the Maple Sugaring Celebration:
Parking Volunteers Needed for Shelburne Farms Maple Sugaring Celebration on SUNDAY, MARCH 19
2 to 3 parkers per shift
First shift:            8:30-11:15 (or as soon as second shift parkers arrive)  
Second Shift:      11-1:30
4-H Pancake breakfast available from 9 to 1 (Who knows? Maybe the 4-H-ers will bring you some!)
All programs end at 2, but parkers should be able to end by 1:30.
Give Bill an email if you can help: bcr911m3@gmail.com
Our speaker was new member Jessica Brumstead, recently elected to her first term as Representative for Shelburne & St. George to the VT Legislature.  Jessica first spoke about her background (in effect, her classification talk):  She was born in R.I., went to UVM and has lived in VT for 30 years.  She worked in Senator Jeffords’ office, and later at UVM.  She has 4 children (3 in college) and 3 step-children. 
Jessica then spoke about her initial experiences in, and observations about the Legislature.  She’s a member of the Government Operations Committee and discussed several of the current issues before that Committee, among which are:  (1) Should Town Clerk and Town Treasurer be the same person; (2) Should State reduce the number of employees in those departments where there have been consistent vacancies; (2) How should marijuana be regulated; (4) Update of vital records law, to allow easier, but securer access to a person’s birth certificate, etc.; (5) How to structure paid family leave; (6) Current uncertainty of federal funding.
Jessica’s general impression is that VT’s Legislature lacks the partisanship currently present in Washington.
Upcoming meetings:
3/15  CVU Partners in Adventure and Hands to Honduras.
3/21  Board meeting
3/22  Bill Shouldice, CEO VT Teddy Bear
3/29  Bob Roper, Pres. Ethan Allen Institute
4/5  Bob Conlon, Leunigs
4/12  Peter Martin, Pres. WCAX-TV
Happy fines: 
Jessica – town meeting week
Judy -  for Jessica
Eric  H – veterans local donations; CVU basketball; birthday
Sam F – International Womens’ Day; Shelburne veterans committee now has its first female member.
Joan L – for Jessica; pasing of CVSD budget
Linda B – CVU Boys & UVM Mens basketball
Howard S – conversation with Sam about his meeting Joe Dimaggio when he was a boy.
Keith Walsh – Montreal weekend
Jane M – “Backstage Pass” exhibit at Shel. Museum was great
Susan G – Took 2 year old grandson to UVM hockey game
Linda G – Thanks to Gary Marcotte for quickly fixing her washer upon her return from Honduras.
Steve D – In FL last week.  Remembering Denny.
Phil D – Change clocks, spring forward
Kris E – Thanks to Steve Spadiccini, Jim’s son, for prompt work
Alan B – Wyoming for skiing with daughters
Barb C – Great trip to Vietnam with kids
Carol O – Beautiful time at Shelburne Farms
Dave R – birthday fine
Mike C – Grateful for what Denny provided to club & vice versa
Lara K – Healthy!
John B – Going to NYC to see “Hamilton” thanks to cast member who is friend of son
Additionally Joan Lenes did mention an opportunity (it is open to all)
UVM Alumni Association

Want to cheer on the Hoop Cats but don't have tickets for the America East championship game against Albany?


Come to UVM Alumni House this Saturday to rally with fellow alumni, parents and Catamount fans and watch the big game on one of Burlington's largest high-definition screens (12 feet wide!).


Wear your green and gold proudly and join us for complimentary snacks, giveaways and a cash bar while cheering on the Cats as they continue their historic run for an America East championship.


Saturday, March 11, 2017
UVM Alumni House, Silver Pavilion
61 Summit Street
Burlington, VT

Doors open at 10:15 a.m. Tip-off at 11:00 a.m.


This is a free event and no RSVP is necessary. Limited parking is available on site and guests are encouraged to park one block away at the UVM Allen House parking lot, located at 172 S. Prospect Street.