Posted by Bob Sanders on Sep 19, 2018
Charlotte-Shelburne-Hinesburg Rotary Club
September 19, 2018 Meeting Notes
by Bob Sanders
President Erik opened the meeting at 0715 and led the pledge of allegiance.
Diane offered an inspiring and thoughtful invocation.
Announcements and Business:
• President Erik introduced guests
• Mike Isham, Williston Rotary
• George Donovan, South Burlington Rotary
• Tony Moulton, Colchester-Milton Rotary and Milton Community Youth Coalition
• Kate Nugent, Executive Director, Winooski Partnership for Prevention and today’s speaker
• Dave Mikliss, guest of Adam Bartsch
• Margaret Lowell, wife and guest of Jon Lowell
• Brittany Carkit, video recorder
• Erik led the club in reciting the 4-way Test and reminded us to check in on FaceBook
• The PR committee met with Diane Vachon’s leadership
• Keith and Susan attended the Rotary Leadership Institute training last weekend.
• Our most excellent breakfast chef, France, will be away for the 11/7 meeting. Erik will
coordinate a substitute breakfast.
• Erik asked for a volunteer to serve as a liaison to the Shelburne library to determine
appropriate book donations to recognize our guest speakers. See Erik if interested.
• Community Service projects: work on the Charlotte Beach attendant shed will not occur this
• A sign up list for club participation in the Light The Night Walk on 9/28 is circulating and is
also online at Sign Up Genius. Bob will forward email reminder.
• Bill Root thanked his crew for parking cars at last Saturday’s Harvest Festival. More than
3,000 cars were parked by Bill Deming, Linda Schiavone, John Hammer, John Dupee, Jon
Lowell, Bob Sanders, Richard Fox, Charlie Kofman, George Schiavone, Heather Lynch,
Carole Obuchowski, and President Erik.
• Jim Donovan reminded all that the International Cultural Tourism Committee will be visiting our
area 3-5 October. He is looking for approximately 10 hosts to provide overnight
accommodations for the committee. A Sign Up list is circulating.
• Erik led a short discussion about Rotary assistance for Hurricane Florence disaster recovery.
A motion was made by Phil to donate $500. The motion was tabled pending review of the
club’s finances and approval of the budget.
Happy Fine Highlights:
• Acting SAA Bill Root energetically collected happy fines.
• Ric got a new pool liner…?
• Gary paid his regular guilty fine.
• Terry avoided the hurricane
• Dupee is atoning for something.
• Linda G for Harvest Festival and Honduran coffee
• Jon is happy his wife is attending.
• Jim D paid for missing some meetings
• Barb is happy that kids are back in school and she rode in the Kelly Brush bike ride
• George and Linda S. for today’s guests and Bill Root’s parking detail.
• Trafton is happy to write checks in cooler temps and going to the Hamptons.
• Adam happy to have a guest, Dave Mikliss, who opined that we seem to be a good club.
• Roz for the parking detail at Harvest Festival.
• Carole for Dartmouth football.
• Erik for the club’s community service work.
• Joan for out of town visitors
• Heather for today’s speakers and for all the fun she had parking cars
Today’s program:
• Erik introduced today’s program topic of opioid prevention and speakers Tony Moulton and
Kate Nugent.
• Tony, representing the Milton Community Youth Coalition, opened the presentation with the
observation that all prevention efforts are local.
• Kate, director of the Winooski Partnership for Prevention, gave a power point presentation
describing the strategies her organization uses to combat substance abuse.
• Help Empower Parents by giving them relevant information about addictive substances and
marketing tactics that target vulnerable teens.
• Analyze the Community Environment through surveys and observation
• Empower Community Change by engaging community and business leaders to challenge
and mitigate marketing and promotional efforts.
• Cheer Champions and Successes
• Kate shared a (silent) video showing the impact her organization has on the community.
• Community efforts are strategically aligned to address substance in the middle school years.
• There is overwhelming evidence that when kids use tobacco, alcohol, and/or THC before 18
years of age, their brain becomes rewired to make them more susceptible to opioid addiction.
• Tony described the insidiously addictive nature of “juuling”, a form of e-cigarette smoking, or
vaping, and is highly addictive. For more information, see and https://
Erik adjourned the meeting at 0830.