Charlotte Shelburne Rotary Club

Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 7:30 a.m.

Trinity Episcopal Church Community Room


Past President Adam Bartsch opened the meeting, leading the Pledge and Past President Kris Engstrom gave the devotional.


Adam introduced guest Doris Sage.



Put Shelburne Farms Maple Open House on your calendar – it’s March 22 and 23 and we’ll be helping with parking. A sign up sheet will be circulated soon.


Meeting speakers ahead:

2/19 – Community Sailing Center

2/26 – Lake Champlain International

3/5 – Dr. Pamela Blair


District Governor Report

DG Steve Dates reported that he had attended a pre-PETS meeting and was reminding President Dave Jonah and President-Elect Richard Fox that for the club to be recertified, they will have to sign a Memorandum of Understanding related to terms and conditions for grants.

Good news for everyone planning to attend some of the sessions at the District Conference in April: fees for “day trippers” who want to attend some of the speakers, workshops, or the garden bar, will be waived though they will still have to pay for meals.


Ric Flood encouraged everyone to invite potential members to a meeting to get to know Rotary. He reminded them that that strategy worked well in getting two excellent new members: Lara and Evan.


John Dupee and Ric Flood had good jokes to share and then it was on to everyone’s favorite moment: happy fines.


Richard Fox announced that special fines would be levied from anyone who had not watched the Olympics.  Bad choice as no one admitted to being so unpatriotic. However there were other happy fines:


Kris Engstrom – she’s ready for Friday (for anyone who, like George Schiavone, doesn’t know the significance of Friday – it’s Valentine’s Day) and a scoot fine.

Elaine Dates – happy

Evan Webster – Olympics

Doris Sage – great day

Trafton Crandall -- sympathy for Bob Costas (if you missed it, commentator/host of NBC Olympic coverage has had an eye infection which looked nasty and forced him to wear his “Clark Kent” glasses.)

Ric Flood – sold the family-owned funeral home that has belonged to his family for years

Eric Hanley – Lauren’s senior night, lots of exciting girls hockey, his last coaching stint

Denny Bowen – set a personal best for cross country skiing – 70k

Dave Rice – his wife is home from the hospital

Fritz Horton – watched the Olympics on CBC

Lara Keenan – to New York City and back – safely – in spite of directionally challenged husband

George Schiavone – thanks to Linda, he now knows the significance of Friday, Feb. 14.

Mark Joczik -- happy about snow and more skiing

Dennis Webster – violent Canadian women hockey players

Richard Fox – thanks for support of the Show Shoe Shuffle – in which is 10 month old daughter won her age class – towed by Richard and his wife*


Lucky draw –Evan Webster won the chance to  draw the winning card and take home  the $389 pot – but he chose the wrong card!! Roll over.


The committees that are working on the District conference program and special projects for the club met to make plans.

Meeting adjourned at 8:30


*Check out the website of the American Lung Association of New England for pictures of Richard Fox’s daughter in the Snow Shoe Shuffle.


Recorded by Rosalyn Graham