Posted by Nancy Danforth on Jan 11, 2023

Carrie called the meeting to order at 7:30.


Our own Jessica Brumsted, Shelburne Representative is our speaker today. 


The Angel Fund and Hinesburg food shelf sent thank you notes.


Our club donated over $1,000 on behalf of Jim Spadaccini.


Our club has donated $8,100 to Rotary Foundation so far, as reported by Carole Obuchowski. She stressed the importance of applying for a grant, which are due by the end of April.  The grant will be matched up to $4,000 so the project can be in the $8,000 range. Please provide your ideas to Carrie as we plan to apply for the grant. 


Keith updated on Pie For Breakfast which the club will host on March 18 at the Shelburne Town Hall.  The McFadden Academy of Irish Dance will be there along with other music. Donations will be requested,  $10 for adults, $5 for children, family limit of $20. A good deal for unlimited pie!


Linda G. gave an update on the Community Hero Project.  The committee met yesterday and Linda spoke to the spouse of our recipient.  The proposed date for presentation is by the first of February. A certificate will be presented with the creation of a permanent plaque in the future.


Carrie presented two Paul Harris Awards:  Jon Hammer, Jessica Brumsted.  


Jessica Brumsted spoke live from The State House!


Jessica updated the club as follows:  Fully in person again, Jill Krowinski was elected Speaker in twelve minutes!  Eleven new chairs of committee will focus on housing, environment, agriculture, food insecurity and climate.  


She is working on childcare, housing, workforce development, broadband issues, and gun safety.  The government’s Covid 19 economic relief monies is ending very soon so these issues need to be funded again.  As the Vice Chair of the House services committee, Jessica will be focusing on human services, housing, disabled, mental health, senior citizens, and food insecurity public health, Act 45: Let’s Grow Kids, etc while working on five new bills.  This will begin with a review of past bills to be sure they work and how to change them if they do not; family and medical leave bill.  Sixty five percent of Vermonters do not have paid leave, this would work like a social insurance program, enabling workers to recover or care for family members. Other states do offer this.  

She will be at the Pierson Library on the fourth Monday of the month from 4:00-6:00 to welcome community and feedback.    


Jim Donovan presented Jessica with the book “The Road Taken” by Patrick Leahy to be donated in her name to the Shelburne Pierson Library.  


The meeting was adjourned at 8:30.