History & Culture of the Vanilla Bean

Member Jim Donovan presents speaker Hank Kaestner the book “Vanilla: The Cultural History of the World’s Favorite Flavor and Fragrance” to be donated to The Pierson Library in his name. 
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Age Well Visits and Two New Members

Membership team member Carol Georges welcomes new members Harriet Mace and Gregory Larsen.
President Dan York presents Age Well Director of Business Development and Communications Tracey Shamberger the book "Forever Strong" to be donated to a local library in her name. 
Age Well Visits and Two New Members 2024-06-20 04:00:00Z 0
Club Meeting-Paul Harris Award Presentation 2024-06-13 04:00:00Z 0
Club Meeting-Budget Presentation 2024-06-05 04:00:00Z 0
WindowDressers-Judy Raven 2024-05-29 04:00:00Z 0
Merrymac Farm Sanctuary 2024-05-16 04:00:00Z 0

Pierson Library Director Michael Hibben

Michael Hibben, Director, tells the CSH Rotary Club why libraries still matter.
Jim Donovan presents Michael with the book "Finding Your Third Place"by Richard Kyte to be donated to The Pierson Library in his name.
Pierson Library Director Michael Hibben 2024-05-08 04:00:00Z 0
Charlotte-Shelburne-Hinesburg Engages with Community! 2024-05-01 04:00:00Z 0

Forester Ethan Tapper visits CSH Rotary Club

Jim Donovan presents the library book to Ethan Tapper that will donated to a local library in his name.
Ethan Tapper shares details of the loss of various wildlife during the exploitation of Vermont's forests in the 1800's.  
Forester Ethan Tapper visits CSH Rotary Club 2024-04-24 04:00:00Z 0

Linda Gilbert & Company-Recent Tela Trip

Charlotte Shelburne Hinesburg Rotarian Linda Gilbert shares a presentation of club's recent trip to Tela, Honduras.  
Linda and her volunteers, many of which are members of CSH Rotary,  have been traveling to Tela for twenty years. 
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Lake Champlain Basin Program 2024-04-11 04:00:00Z 0
"New Thing.Net - The People of Belarus 2024-04-03 04:00:00Z 0
Welcome Two New Members & John Hammer 2024-03-28 04:00:00Z 0
Pathways Vermont - Alternative Pathways for Homelessness 2024-03-20 04:00:00Z 0
Lake Champlain Chocolates 2024-03-14 04:00:00Z 0

2024 Pie For Breakfast Flyers Available for Download

If you would like to help promote our "Pie for Breakfast" event coming up on Saturday, March 16, 2024, from 8am - noon at the Shelburne Community School, we have flyers available for download and printing:
We also have two images available that you can use for sharing on social media or messaging apps:
2024 Pie For Breakfast Flyers Available for Download 2024-03-08 05:00:00Z 0
New Member & Pie For Breakfast! Club Meeting of March 6, 2024 2024-03-06 05:00:00Z 0
Tom Powell - Vermont Forensic Assessment 2024-02-28 05:00:00Z 0
District 7850 Governor Susan Cherry Visits CSH Rotary Club Nancy Danforth 2024-02-21 05:00:00Z 0
Shelburne Fire Chief Andrew Dickerson Nancy Danforth 2024-02-15 05:00:00Z 0
CSH Rotary Brainstorming Session 2024-02-07 05:00:00Z 0
New Member! New Paul Harris Recipient! GM Chamber Festival! Nancy Danforth 2024-01-24 05:00:00Z 0
Our own Carrie Fenn Shares Her Adventures on The Long Trail Nancy Danforth 2024-01-18 05:00:00Z 0
Lake Champlain Basin Program Nancy Danforth 2024-01-10 05:00:00Z 0
President Elect Catherine Moller Classification Talk 2024-01-03 05:00:00Z 0
Hillary Keating of PT 360 & Celebration of Sophie The Chef! Nancy Danforth 2023-12-20 05:00:00Z 0
Rotarians Amanda Vincent & Chris Davis! Nancy Danforth 2023-12-13 05:00:00Z 0
Holiday Giving Project Nancy Danforth 2023-12-06 05:00:00Z 0
Mayor Miro Weinberger Addresses CSH Rotary Nancy Danforth 2023-11-29 05:00:00Z 0
Vermont Army National Guard-LTC Therese Farrell Featured Speaker Nancy Danforth 2023-11-15 05:00:00Z 0
Love of Aging & Shelburne Country Store - Featured Speakers Nancy Danforth 2023-11-08 05:00:00Z 0
"Transcend Education" Address Club Nancy Danforth 2023-11-01 04:00:00Z 0
Mike Pieciak-Vermont State Treasurer - Jessica Brumstead receives Paul Harris Award Nancy Danforth 2023-10-27 04:00:00Z 0
Mark Levine MD - Commissioner Of Health 2023-10-18 04:00:00Z 0
Howard Center's Lakeview House in Shelburne 2023-10-11 04:00:00Z 0

Club Meeting & Golf Ball Sort

Posted by Nancy Danforth on Oct 04, 2023
Amanda Vincent shares her experience at the Rotary International Learning To Lead Zones 28 and 32 over the weekend!
What goes up must come down and be sorted!  CSH Rotarians pack up the golf balls for Golf Ball Drop 2024!
Club Meeting & Golf Ball Sort Nancy Danforth 2023-10-04 04:00:00Z 0
HomeShare Vermont-Ric Cengeri Nancy Danforth 2023-09-27 04:00:00Z 0
Lake Champlain Basin Program & Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership Nancy Danforth 2023-09-20 04:00:00Z 0
UVM Fleming Museum Nancy Danforth 2023-08-23 04:00:00Z 0
Eileen Corcoran - Vermont Historical Society Nancy Danforth 2023-07-19 04:00:00Z 0

"Shelburne Forward Together" and "Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture"

Posted by Nancy Danforth on Jul 12, 2023
Jenna Kalosky, with the Council for Rural Development, gave us a preview of the July 27  kickoff event for Shelburne's grassroots community development project, "Shelburne Forward Together."
Our second speaker was Amy Nickerson, who spoke about her experience volunteering in Africa for "Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture", a U.S. AID program that promotes food security and sustainability.
"Shelburne Forward Together" and "Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture" Nancy Danforth 2023-07-12 04:00:00Z 0
2023 Golf Ball Drop Bob Sanders 2023-07-05 04:00:00Z 0
Shelburne Bicycle and Pedestrian Paths Nancy Danforth 2023-07-05 04:00:00Z 0

Rokeby Museum

Posted by Nancy Danforth on Jun 28, 2023
Lindsay Varner, Executive Director of the Rokeby Museum is our guest speaker today. Lindsay gave us a brief history of the museum, the Robinson family, and upcoming events.  https://rokeby.org
Rokeby Museum Nancy Danforth 2023-06-28 04:00:00Z 0

Cyber Security

Posted by Nancy Danforth on Jun 14, 2023
Today's guest speaker is Sergio Magalhaes, Ph.D, Professor in Cyber Security at Champlain College.
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Vermont Legislative Update Nancy Danforth 2023-06-07 04:00:00Z 0
The Shader Croft School Nancy Danforth 2023-05-31 04:00:00Z 0
Celebrate - Honor - Never Forget Bob Sanders 2023-05-29 04:00:00Z 0

Shelburne Farms - Inspiring Learning for a Sustainable Future

Posted by Nancy Danforth on May 24, 2023
We were privileged to have Alec Webb and Megan Camp as our guest speakers this morning.
Alec and Megan shared with us a bit about The Institute for Sustainable Schools, which has members from all over the world and forty-nine states. This is a powerful, expanding program at the Farm focused on teacher and student education for all ages.
Megan shared some information about events happening this summer including meeting a cheesemaker every day of the week and Farm Barn Fun which happens every Saturday at the children’s barn.
Be sure to check out their website for more information about upcoming events: https://shelburnefarms.org/
Shelburne Farms - Inspiring Learning for a Sustainable Future Nancy Danforth 2023-05-24 04:00:00Z 0

Welcome Carol Georges

Posted by Ric Flood on May 24, 2023
Membership Chair Ric congratulates new member Carol Georges. Carol moved to Vermont this winter from San Diego and is the sister of current club member, Joan Lenes. Welcome Carol!
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Welcome to Our Newest Rotarians

Posted by Ric Flood on May 17, 2023
This morning we had the honor of inducting Catherine Moller AND Gail Feitelberg into our Rotary club.
That's right, two new members in one day!
Welcome to Our Newest Rotarians Ric Flood 2023-05-17 04:00:00Z 0

CVU Volunteer Outreach Club

Posted by Nancy Danforth on May 17, 2023
Our guest speaker at yesterday's meeting was the CVU Volunteer Outreach Club. We were joined by adviser Amy Wardwell and student leader Nick Glacias. Jim Donovan presented the book “A Good Deed Can Grow” to Amy and Nick, which will be donated to the Pierson Library.
CVU Volunteer Outreach Club Nancy Danforth 2023-05-17 04:00:00Z 0
Hands to Honduras - Tela Nancy Danforth 2023-05-10 04:00:00Z 0
Big Beautiful Life Nancy Danforth 2023-04-26 04:00:00Z 0
Vermont Womenpreneurs (VTW) Nancy Danforth 2023-04-19 04:00:00Z 0
Remember the Past to Protect the Future Nancy Danforth 2023-04-12 04:00:00Z 0
Celebrating the Life of Sam Feitelberg Nancy Danforth 2023-04-05 04:00:00Z 0
Chittenden Area Transportation Management Nancy Danforth 2023-03-29 04:00:00Z 0
Vermont-Gambia Garden Project Nancy Danforth 2023-03-22 04:00:00Z 0
Local Motion Nancy Danforth 2023-03-15 04:00:00Z 0
Burning Man Nancy Danforth 2023-03-08 05:00:00Z 0

French Pie Crust Making

Posted on Mar 01, 2023
Chef Sophie demonstrates the fine art of making French pie crust. For our breakfast, Sophie baked quiche and apple pie. 
French Pie Crust Making Nancy Danforth 2023-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

Regional Planning

Posted on Feb 22, 2023
At our meeting we were joined by Bryan Davis, Senior Transportation Planner at the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission.
Bryan shared with us some of the current projects the Chittenden County RPC has been working on within Charlotte, Shelburne, and Hinesburg.
Thank you, Bryan, for coming in and sharing your expertise with us!
Regional Planning 2023-02-22 05:00:00Z 0
Urban and Community Forestry Nancy Danforth 2023-02-15 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Speech Contest

Posted by Nancy Danforth on Feb 08, 2023
This morning we listened to high school students, Zoe Mui and Kate Sayre, speak on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Both speeches were compelling and delivered with poise and polish. A panel of judges awarded first place to Zoe and runner up honors to Kate. Rotarian Amanda Vincent presented the First Place award to Zoe.
Rotary Speech Contest Nancy Danforth 2023-02-08 05:00:00Z 0
CVSD Budget Nancy Danforth 2023-02-01 05:00:00Z 0
Connecting Youth Mentoring Nancy Danforth 2023-01-25 05:00:00Z 0

Vermont National Guard

Posted on Jan 18, 2023
This morning our guest speakers were Captain Michael Arcovitch and Colonel Brent Ziegler of the Vermont National Guard. They briefed us on recent and upcoming Vermont Guard activities in Senegal, Macedonia, and Austria.
Vermont National Guard Nancy Danforth 2023-01-18 05:00:00Z 0
Vermont Legislative Update Nancy Danforth 2023-01-11 05:00:00Z 0
Club Business Meeting Nancy Danforth 2023-01-04 05:00:00Z 0

Remembering Jim Spadaccini

Posted on Jan 02, 2023
It's with great sadness that we share the passing of Jim Spadaccini, an early and active member of the Charlotte-Shelburne Rotary club.
Jim became a member of our Rotary club in 1972 and "was very proud of his accomplishments as a Rotarian. First as president, then as an Assistant Governor, and for over ten years Director of the Foreign Exchange Program for Vermont and Northern New Hampshire. The club members used to call him Mr. Rotary." (Burlington Free Press Obituary)
Our club meeting tomorrow will be centered around tributes to Jim, and all the great work he did for our club. This is an open invitation to anyone that knew Jim to join us at 7am tomorrow at the Shelburne United Methodist Church to hear remembrances of Jim and to share your own.
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Happy New Year 2022-12-31 05:00:00Z 0
Happy Holidays to All Nancy Danforth 2022-12-21 05:00:00Z 0
Lotus Yoga & Integrated Health Nancy Danforth 2022-12-14 05:00:00Z 0

Club Updates

Posted by Nancy Danforth on Dec 07, 2022
Steamboat Ticonderoga underway in Winter Lights at Shelburne Museum
Club Updates Nancy Danforth 2022-12-07 05:00:00Z 0
Ahead of the Storm Nancy Danforth 2022-11-30 05:00:00Z 0

Toys for Kids

CSH Rotary is again assisting the Marine Corps League in the collection and distribution of toys for Vermont children.
Follow this link for more information http://toysforkidsvt.com
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Lewis Creek Association

Posted by Nancy Danforth on Nov 16, 2022
Kate Kelly, Program Manager with the Lewis Creek Association, was our guest speaker this morning.
Lewis Creek Association Nancy Danforth 2022-11-16 05:00:00Z 0

CSH Rotary Welcomes New Member!

Posted on Nov 16, 2022
Membership Chair Ric inducts our newest member, Annette Labombard, into the club. Welcome Annette!
CSH Rotary Welcomes New Member! Nancy Danforth 2022-11-16 05:00:00Z 0

Honoring our Veterans

Posted by Nancy Danforth on Nov 09, 2022
Our guest speaker this morning was Major General Gregory Knight, US Army, the Adjutant General of the Vermont National Guard.
Honoring our Veterans Nancy Danforth 2022-11-09 05:00:00Z 0
Club Updates and Election Preview Nancy Danforth 2022-11-02 04:00:00Z 0
Halloween Parade 2022-10-30 04:00:00Z 0
Chittenden County Regional Planning Nancy Danforth 2022-10-26 04:00:00Z 0

Rotarians help out at Wood 4 Good 

Posted on Oct 22, 2022
This morning a few of our members volunteered with Wood4Good to help split firewood. Wood4Good is a local non-profit that provides free firewood to help heat homes across Chittenden County. This year, Wood4Good is planning to give firewood to 120 recipients. If you are interested in getting involved or need firewood, visit https://wood4goodvt.org
How much wood would a wood chuck chuck if a wood chuck could chuck wood?
Rotarians help out at Wood 4 Good Nancy Danforth 2022-10-22 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary District Governor Visits

Posted by Nancy Danforth on Oct 19, 2022
At today's weekly meeting, we were joined by our Rotary District 7850 Governor, Caroline Earle, who shared with us her three initiatives for her year-long term. These initiatives include infrastructure to support club burnout, membership development, and coordinated social media campaigns.
Thank you so much to Caroline for taking the time to join us!
Rotary District Governor Visits Nancy Danforth 2022-10-19 04:00:00Z 0
Habitat for Humanity Nancy Danforth 2022-10-12 04:00:00Z 0
Club Planning Nancy Danforth 2022-10-05 04:00:00Z 0
Shelburne Police Department Nancy Danforth 2022-09-28 04:00:00Z 0
Club Activities Update Nancy Danforth 2022-09-21 04:00:00Z 0

Golf Balls Galore!

Posted on Sep 17, 2022
A beautiful sight as Chris Davis releases 1,000 golf balls from Beta Technologies helicopter onto the target at The Kwini Club
Golf Balls Galore! 2022-09-17 04:00:00Z 0
Champlain Valley School District Nancy Danforth 2022-09-14 04:00:00Z 0
Event Updates: Golf Balls, a No-Car Raffle, and a Parade Nancy Danforth 2022-09-07 04:00:00Z 0
Vermont Symphony Orchestra Nancy Danforth 2022-09-01 04:00:00Z 0

Cathedral Square

Posted by Nancy Danforth on Aug 24, 2022

Our guest speaker this morning was Kim Fitzgerald, the CEO of Cathedral Square. Kim shared a little history of the organization and the evolution of its facilities and services. Cathedral Square offers a range of housing and support for older adults living independently, for people with disabilities, and for those needing extra help to remain living at home.

Cathedral Square Nancy Danforth 2022-08-24 04:00:00Z 0
Antique and Classic Boat Society Nancy Danforth 2022-08-17 04:00:00Z 0
ADG Visit and Shelburne Local Option Tax Nancy Danforth 2022-08-10 04:00:00Z 0

Casino Night in Charlotte!

Posted on Aug 07, 2022

A rip roaring time was had by all at CSH Rotary's first ever Casino Night!

Proceeds from the event will support our Club's continuing efforts to address food insecurity in Vermont by benefiting NOFA-VT's Farm Share Program.

Thanks so much to our sponsors New York Life, Fenn & Co. Design Build, Greentree Real Estate, Vermont Farm Table, Church Hill Landscapes, Sweeney Design Build and Titus Insurance Agency.

Many thanks to Lisa and Chef Roland and crew for hosting us at The Old Lantern in Charlotte.

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Physical Therapy Center in Tela, Honduras

Posted on Aug 03, 2022
The Physical Therapy Center in Tela was launched in 2007 by a group of Rotarians and other volunteers under the inspirational leadership of Sam Feitelberg. In addition to physical therapy, the Center provides speech therapy, occupational therapy, psychological counseling, and special education services.
Physical Therapy Center in Tela, Honduras 2022-08-03 04:00:00Z 0
CSH Rotary Golf Ball Drop v.2022 Bob Sanders 2022-07-28 04:00:00Z 0
Water Quality Management in Shelburne Nancy Danforth 2022-07-27 04:00:00Z 0
Transportation Talk and New Member Induction Nancy Danforth 2022-07-20 04:00:00Z 0
Cultural Landscapes for Planetary Rights 2022-07-13 04:00:00Z 0
Shelburne Village Water Park 2022-07-12 04:00:00Z 0

Diamonds and Denim Casino Night

Come out for a night of Roulette, Black Jack, Craps and Texas Hold 'Em! Cash in chips to win great prizes!
Are you ready to bust out and have some local fun?
The Charlotte Shelburne Hinesburg Rotary is excited to host DIAMONDS AND DENIM CASINO NIGHT at the Old Lantern, Sunday, August 7.
Slip into your sequins or pull on your boots and get ready to play the odds with Craps, Roulette, Black Jack and Texas Hold 'Em.
You can't win real money but your chips will buy you a chance at some awesome raffle prizes!
Tickets are $40 at the door and include $200 in playing chips (don't worry- you can buy more if luck isn't being a lady),
delicious light fare by Roland and live tunes by Lowell Thompson. All proceeds benefit local charities.
Questions? email charlotteshelburnerotary@gmail.com
Thanks to our sponsors New York Life, Greentree Real Estate, Fenn & Company Design Build and Vermont Farm Table.
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Club Business and New Members

Posted by Nancy Danforth on Jul 06, 2022
This morning's meeting was devoted to the induction of new members, Chea and Kara, and organizing for upcoming service projects and fundraising events.
Club Business and New Members Nancy Danforth 2022-07-06 04:00:00Z 0
Community Corner at Farmers Market 2022-07-05 04:00:00Z 0
Hinesburg and Shelburne Recreation Programs Nancy Danforth 2022-06-29 04:00:00Z 0
CSH Rotary 50th Anniversary Celebration 2022-06-24 04:00:00Z 0
350Vermont.org Nancy Danforth 2022-06-15 04:00:00Z 0
Slow Food Vermont Nancy Danforth 2022-06-08 04:00:00Z 0
Club Planning Session Nancy Danforth 2022-06-01 04:00:00Z 0
Hands to Honduras Nancy Danforth 2022-05-25 04:00:00Z 0
Libraries and Environmental Initiatives Nancy Danforth 2022-05-18 04:00:00Z 0
Club Planning Nancy Danforth 2022-05-11 04:00:00Z 0

Best Future Center

Posted on May 04, 2022
Our guest speaker this morning was Rick Olsen, member of the Rotary Club of Prior Lake (Minnesota), and Founder of the Best Future Center, which provides humanitarian, educational, and informational services in the Nakivale Refugee Settlement in Uganda.
Best Future Center 2022-05-04 04:00:00Z 0
Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery Nancy Danforth 2022-04-27 04:00:00Z 0
Charlotte Land Trust Farm Study Nancy Danforth 2022-04-20 04:00:00Z 0

Spinathon Raffle Winner

Posted on Apr 15, 2022
Many thanks to all who supported the Spinathon gift basket raffle...proceeds will help buy AEDs for our community. Martha was the lucky winner of the gift basket filled with prizes from sponsors Fleet Feet, Shelburne Athletic Club, Shelburne Vineyards, and other donors.
Spinathon Raffle Winner 2022-04-15 04:00:00Z 0
The Charlotte Bridge Nancy Danforth 2022-04-13 04:00:00Z 0

Spinathon for AEDs

Posted on Apr 09, 2022
We did it! Thank you to all who participated in the Spinathon today we raised enough to purchase an AED for the Shelburne Townhall. Heart Happy!❤️ Stay tuned for events in Charlotte and Hinesburg ! #rotaryinternational #peopleofaction#cshrotary #cpr
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Environmental Engagement

Posted on Apr 06, 2022

Protect your environment

CSH Rotarian Laurie Burke encouraged the club to become more active in environmental protection.
Environmental Engagement Nancy Danforth 2022-04-06 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Supports Relief Efforts in Ukraine

Rotary responds to the humanitarian crisis caused by the war in Ukraine

EVANSTON, ILL,. April 5, 2022 – Rotary announced today that it has raised more than $7 million to support locally-led relief efforts underway by Rotary clubs in Ukraine and neighboring countries.

“The need for immediate humanitarian aid is increasing with each passing day,” said John Hewko, CEO of Rotary International. “Rotary clubs in Europe and around the world, including our 1,100 members in Ukraine, have stepped up their relief work, with some on the ground helping those displaced by the war.”

  • In western Ukraine, Rotary members in Lviv are working with local authorities and major hospitals to provide urgent medical supplies and equipment.
  • In Slovakia and the Czech Republic, Rotary clubs have partnered with a railway company to offer transport to refugees and deliver essential items.
  • In France and Germany, Rotary members set up a central fund and working group to coordinate aid for Ukraine and border countries.
  • Rotary clubs in Poland have taken swift action to provide food, water, medical equipment, and transport and shelter for Ukrainian refugees. 

Funds raised by the Rotary Foundation – Rotary’s charity arm, go directly to those in need through local Rotary clubs in Ukraine and other countries where substantial aid is needed for refugees.

Rotary clubs are also coordinating with partners to explore effective solutions to increased humanitarian needs. Rotary’s disaster response partner ShelterBox, is collaborating with Rotary members in Eastern Europe to provide essential supplies and access to temporary housing for those who have left Ukraine, along with medical and shelter supplies for communities in Ukraine. Items include mattresses for people living in schools and sports centers, shelter kits with tools and rope, hygiene kits, winter jackets, solar lights, and water carriers to help people survive as they are forced to live in damaged buildings. 

About Rotary: Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.4 million members of more than 46,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work improves lives at both the local and international levels, from helping those in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world. For more information, visitRotary.org.

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Green Mountain Transit

Posted by Nancy Danforth on Mar 30, 2022
Jon Moore, General Manager of Green Mountain Transit, gave us an update on public transportation services in our region.
Green Mountain Transit Nancy Danforth 2022-03-30 04:00:00Z 0

Workwright Vermont

Posted by Nancy Danforth on Mar 23, 2022
This morning's guest speakers were Marcelle Bunbury-Whitcomb and Robert Whitcomb of Workwright Vermont.
Workwright Vermont Nancy Danforth 2022-03-23 04:00:00Z 0

Love Your Heart Spin-a-thon

CSR Rotary Club and Shelburne Athletic Club are sponsoring a Spin-A-Thon on Saturday, April 9, 7-10 AM to raise money to buy AEDs for our community. An AED, or automated external defibrillator, is used to help those experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. It's a sophisticated, yet easy-to-use, medical device that can analyze the heart's rhythm and, if necessary, deliver an electrical shock, or defibrillation, to help the heart re-establish an effective rhythm.
Join Rayne, Lindsay and Phyllis for one, two or three hours! The cost is $20/hour and donations are encouraged whether you are riding or not. 
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Champlain Water District

Posted by Nancy Danforth on Mar 16, 2022
Michael Barsotti, Director of Water Quality and Production at Champlain Water District, was our guest speaker this morning.
Champlain Water District Nancy Danforth 2022-03-16 04:00:00Z 0
Wood 4 Good with founder Eric Axelrod Nancy Danforth 2022-03-10 05:00:00Z 0

Club Business Meeting

Posted by Nancy Danforth on Mar 02, 2022
Susan congratulates fellow Rotarian Roz Graham on receiving the Coleen Haag Award as Shelburne's Outstanding Volunteer.
Club Business Meeting Nancy Danforth 2022-03-02 05:00:00Z 0
Peace 2022-03-01 05:00:00Z 0
Champlain Valley School District Budget Nancy Danforth 2022-02-23 05:00:00Z 0
Loving, Kindness, and Compassion Nancy Danforth 2022-02-16 05:00:00Z 0

Hemp Farming in Vermont

Posted by Nancy Danforth on Feb 09, 2022
This morning we learned about hemp and cannabis farming from Stephanie Smith of the VT Department of Agriculture.
Susan, Nancy, and Linda prepare gift bags for newly arrived Afghan families. 
Hemp Farming in Vermont Nancy Danforth 2022-02-09 05:00:00Z 0

Environment and Climate

Posted by Nancy Danforth on Feb 02, 2022
Photo courtesy of John Dupee
This morning club member Laurie Burke continued her recent talk about the environment and climate change.
Environment and Climate Nancy Danforth 2022-02-02 05:00:00Z 0

The Alaska Highway

Posted by Nancy Danforth on Jan 26, 2022
Our surprise guest speaker this morning was our own Jim Donovan. He captivated us with a colorful account of his 2019 road trip along the Alaska Highway.
The Alaska Highway Nancy Danforth 2022-01-26 05:00:00Z 0
Paintbox Garden Design Nancy Danforth 2022-01-19 05:00:00Z 0
Library Director Beth Royer Nancy Danforth 2022-01-12 05:00:00Z 0

Happy New Year!

Posted by Nancy Danforth on Jan 05, 2022
The new year brings new opportunities to serve our community and our world.
Happy New Year! Nancy Danforth 2022-01-05 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Elves Working Overtime

Posted on Dec 22, 2021
Santa's helpers Jessica, Linda B, Susan, and Linda G brought smiles and toys to some very happy children.
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Jed Dupee, Harbor Pilot Nancy Danforth 2021-12-22 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Brings Holiday Cheer

Posted on Dec 20, 2021
CSH Rotary President Susan and Santa Claus present a donation of $2,700 to the Charlotte Fire & Rescue Department.
The funds for this donation were raised during the Golf Ball Drop held in September.
Shelburne Community School cafeteria crew and Rotary volunteers enjoyed a festive luncheon before the Holiday break.
Throughout 2021, Rotarians volunteered countless hours helping to prepare, serve, and deliver meals for schools in Charlotte, Hinesburg, and Shelburne.
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Little Free Pantry of Hinesburg Nancy Danforth 2021-12-15 05:00:00Z 0
Hands to Honduras-Tela Nancy Danforth 2021-12-08 05:00:00Z 0

Activities Update and New Members

Posted by Nancy Danforth on Dec 01, 2021
President Susan presents Nick Baker with a check for $2,700 to the Hinesburg Fire Department and Emergency Medical Service.   This donation was made with funds raised by the Golf Ball Drop held in September. Similar donations have been made to Fire and Rescue Services in Charlotte and Shelburne.
THANKS AGAIN to everyone for supporting our first responders and Rotary!
Ric Flood welcomes new members Rene, Dave and Robert who were inducted this morning.
Interested in Rotary and want to meet some great people? Check us out at Rotaryclubofcsh.org ...
Activities Update and New Members Nancy Danforth 2021-12-01 05:00:00Z 0
Thanksgiving 2021 2021-11-25 05:00:00Z 0

Rotarians Collect Toys and Winter Clothing

Posted on Nov 19, 2021
CSH Rotary is partnering with Toys For Kids campaign! There are barrels at the town hall, Shelburne Fieldhouse, Shearer VW, Audi and Acura and our local Aubuchons! Also look for the blue barrels for winter clothing to be given to Gadhues for cleaning and distribution. Those in need can call Gadhues and they will help from there! Barrels at SHELBURNE townhall, SHELBURNE Fieldhouse and locations in Hinesburg and Charlotte!! Thanks all for donating to these worthy causes! #rotaryinternational #peopleofaction #cshrotary #toysforkids
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CVSD Superintendent Rene Sanchez Nancy Danforth 2021-11-17 05:00:00Z 0

Honoring Veterans

Posted by Nancy Danforth on Nov 10, 2021
This morning we recognized veterans and invited the Veterans Memorial committee to join us for breakfast. Colonel Bud Ockert gave an inspiring talk and encouraged everyone to attend the memorial service tomorrow at 11:00 at the parade ground memorial. Thank you to all those who served and who are serving.
Honoring Veterans Nancy Danforth 2021-11-10 05:00:00Z 0
Crocus Planting at the Shelburne Town Hall 2021-11-09 05:00:00Z 0
Miss Vermont Nancy Danforth 2021-11-03 04:00:00Z 0

Halloween Parade Marches On

Posted on Oct 31, 2021
Thank you to everyone who came out to participate in or watch the 2021 Rotary of Charlotte-Shelburne-Hinesburg Halloween Parade
The rain showers did not yield, so we simply added to the joy with showers of candy and fun, and judging from the wide variety of costumes, floats, and vehicles, nothing was able to dampen your Halloween spirit!

None of this is possible without a lot of help and hard work, so please join us in thanking these agencies and organizations who gave of their time and effort to make this year's Parade possible:

Shelburne Police Department - for keeping the event safe and under control, and whose officers declined to accept any candy (while on duty, anyway);
Town of Shelburne, Vermont, especially the team at Parks and Recreation, whose support and provision of the post-Parade events are always a crowd pleaser. Leslie Knope has nothing on you all. 
Shelburne Communications Center, which helped publicize the event and kept the first responders in the know;
Shelburne Rescue, which always attracts attention with candy and medical supplies;
Shelburne Fire Department, for bringing the trucks and the noise, both of which bring out a crowd;
Shelburne Market, which never bats an eye when we order a ridiculous amount of candy; and
- All of you: attendees, float-builders, drivers, participants, marchers, and all 73 Elsa and Anna pairs. Without you the Parade would neither be fun nor possible.

We had a blast, we hope you did too, and we look forward to seeing you again next Halloween on October 30, 2022!
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1000 Crocus bulbs planted at the Charlotte Library Jim Donovan 2021-10-30 04:00:00Z 0
Stern Center for Language and Learning Nancy Danforth 2021-10-27 04:00:00Z 0
Okinawan Heritage and Culture Nancy Danforth 2021-10-20 04:00:00Z 0
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Parade Planning and Golf Ball Sorting

Posted by Nancy Danforth on Oct 06, 2021
President-Elect Carrie presided over today's meeting to review plans for the upcoming Halloween Parade. Many members stayed afterward to sort 1,200 golf balls into numerical sequence for safe storage until next year.
Parade Planning and Golf Ball Sorting Nancy Danforth 2021-10-06 04:00:00Z 0

Farm to School Program at CCS

Posted by Nancy Danforth on Sep 29, 2021
President-Elect Carrie thanks Deidre Holmes for her presentation about the Farm to School Program at the Charlotte Central School.
Farm to School Program at CCS Nancy Danforth 2021-09-29 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Supports CVU Red Hawks Girls Basketball

Posted on Sep 26, 2021
Our club was proud to support the CVU Redhawks Girls' Basketball team by sponsoring a hole at the program's first annual golf tournament at Cedar Knoll Country Club.  This fundraiser assists with equipment, uniforms, and scholarships to the CVU Girls Basketball Camp. Go Redhawks!
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Rotary DG Mike Carrier Visits Club

Posted by Nancy Danforth on Sep 22, 2021
Rotary District 7850 Governor Michael Carrier visited with members during his official visit. In his presentation, DG Mike highlighted Rotary International's theme, "Serve to Change Lives" and its vision that "People Create Change". He related his impactful experience working on a clean water project in Nicaragua and encouraged us to dream big and to challenge ourselves.
Rotary DG Mike Carrier Visits Club Nancy Danforth 2021-09-22 04:00:00Z 0

Golf Balls Over Shelburne!

Posted on Sep 18, 2021
Thanks to everyone who contributed to a very successful Helicopter Golf Ball Drop on Saturday morning. The CSH Rotary Club raised $11,000, which will be shared with the Fire and Rescue services in Charlotte, Hinesburg, and Shelburne. The big winner with the golf ball closest to the pin was Caleigh Thompson of Shelburne. Very special thanks to Beta Technologies for donating the helicopter and pilot, and to Steve Gonsalves and The Kwini Club for the outstanding location and support for the event.
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Hiking the Long Trail with Clint Buxton 2021-09-15 04:00:00Z 0

COVID-19 Impact on UVM Health Network

Posted on Sep 08, 2021
Dr. John Brumsted, CEO of UVM Health Network, discusses the impact of COVID-19 on health care services in our region.
COVID-19 Impact on UVM Health Network 2021-09-08 04:00:00Z 0

Pop-up Service Project

Posted by Nancy Danforth on Sep 01, 2021
Many hands make light work! Rotarians made more than 100 sandwiches to assist local social service agencies.
Pop-up Service Project Nancy Danforth 2021-09-01 04:00:00Z 0

Farmers To You with Greg Georgakalis

Posted by Nancy Danforth on Aug 25, 2021
Our guest speaker, George Georgakalis of Farmers To You, spoke about his organization that connects people to the farmers who grow their food. They grew from 28 partner families to over 1,900 partner families. These families, in the Vermont and the greater Boston area, depend on Farmers to You to carefully select foods from small-scale farmers and producers and provide quality foods to them each week, year-round. https://farmerstoyou.com
Farmers To You with Greg Georgakalis Nancy Danforth 2021-08-25 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary at Shelburne Day

Posted on Aug 21, 2021
The club was well represented at the Shelburne Farmers Market. President Susan and a motley crew of Rotarians were on hand to promote the Golf Ball Drop fundraiser and the Hands-to-Honduras Tela international project.
The putting green was a big hit, especially for younger golfers. Nine lucky golfers got a hole-in-one and won a chance in the Golf Ball Drop.
There were many close guesses but the only correct one was made by Diana Vachon...229 golf balls in the water jug.
Calling all Lindas: Linda G, Linda S, and Linda B were there as well.
Rotary at Shelburne Day Robert J. Sanders Jr. 2021-08-21 04:00:00Z 0

Branch Out Burlington!

Posted by Nancy Danforth on Aug 18, 2021
Kyle Albee, a board member of Branch Out Burlington! was our guest speaker this morning. 
Branch Out Burlington! Nancy Danforth 2021-08-18 04:00:00Z 0
Laura Rice and the Sweet Bug Boutique Nancy Danforth 2021-08-11 04:00:00Z 0
Club Business-Golf Ball Drop fundraiser Nancy Danforth 2021-08-04 04:00:00Z 0
CSH Rotary Golf Ball Drop for Fire & Rescue Robert J. Sanders Jr. 2021-07-28 04:00:00Z 0

Dan York and the Internet Society

Posted by Nancy Danforth on Jul 28, 2021
Dan York, our club's Vice President, gave a classification talk at this morning's meeting. Dan gave us a summary of his personal and professional background and his work as Director, Online Content, for the Internet Society. 
Dan York and the Internet Society Nancy Danforth 2021-07-28 04:00:00Z 0

COL Randy Gates, VT Army National Guard

Posted by Nancy Danforth on Jul 21, 2021
Colonel Randall Gates was our guest speaker this morning. COL Gates is the Director of Military Support for the Vermont National Guard. His gave an informative overview to the Vermont Guard's capabilities and response in various emergency scenarios.
COL Randy Gates, VT Army National Guard Nancy Danforth 2021-07-21 04:00:00Z 0

Elizabeth Bluemle and The Flying Pig Bookstore

Posted by Nancy Danforth on Jul 14, 2021
Elizabeth Bluemle was our guest speaker this morning. Owner of The Flying Pig Bookstore, Elizabeth talked about the evolution of her bookstore, from crazy idea to its first home in Charlotte to its current location in Shelburne Village and surviving the pandemic. Rotarians Susan and Jim thank Elizabeth for her inspiring presentation.
Elizabeth Bluemle and The Flying Pig Bookstore Nancy Danforth 2021-07-14 04:00:00Z 0

Rotarians Ride the School Bus!

Posted on Jul 09, 2021
Rotarians help deliver the summer food program for kids with the help of the amazing bus driver PJ!
Rotarians Ride the School Bus! 2021-07-09 04:00:00Z 0

President Susan Welcomes Members

Posted by Nancy Danforth on Jul 07, 2021

Our new President Susan Grimes opened her first meeting and spoke about the three R’s to focus on during the 2021-2022 Rotary year. The meeting was the first in-person meeting since March 2020. The club meets at the Shelburne Methodist Church and online via Zoom.

President Susan Welcomes Members Nancy Danforth 2021-07-07 04:00:00Z 0

Changing of the Guard Celebration

Posted on Jun 30, 2021
Outgoing President Chris Davis turns over the keys to Incoming President Susan Grimes and President-Elect Carrie Fenn during the club's changing of the guard celebration at Point Bay Marina.
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Vermont Family Network Dan York 2021-06-23 04:00:00Z 0

Rotarians assist at Basin Harbor 5K and 10 K Race

Posted on Jun 19, 2021
It was a beautiful race day at the Basin Harbor Club
Lots of runners!
Rotarian Carrie Fenn finished 1st in her group!
Susan and Jessica toast the runners!
Jessica shows Chris how to properly serve water.
Rotarians assist at Basin Harbor 5K and 10 K Race 2021-06-19 04:00:00Z 0

Vermont Legislative Update

Posted by Dan York on Jun 16, 2021
This morning's speakers were Rep. Jessica Brumsted of Shelburne and Rep. Mike Yantachka of Charlotte who provided a report on this year’s activities of the Vermont legislature. 
Vermont Legislative Update Dan York 2021-06-16 04:00:00Z 0

Hands to Honduras Tela-program update

Posted by Dan York on Jun 09, 2021

The Hands to Honduras Tela Program is open to all – the mix of volunteers varies each year.  There are approximately 10 to 15% Rotarian volunteers and the remaining percentage are Vermonters and folks from other states.  All of the H2HT volunteers have a strong interest and dedication in helping the people of Honduras. Because of my Rotary connection, our projects follow the Rotary “6 areas of focus” Promoting peace; Fighting disease; Providing clean water, sanitation and hygiene: Saving mothers and children; Supporting education; Growing local economies.

The Rotary Club of Charlotte-Shelburne-Hinesburg (Vermont) is a sponsor club, and we are in  Rotary District 7850.

Hands to Honduras Tela-program update Dan York 2021-06-09 04:00:00Z 0

CSH Rotary Awards Scholarships

Posted by Dan York on Jun 02, 2021

Trafton Crandall introduced our speakers today, the three recipients of our scholarships: Lena Ashooh, Lena Kerest, and Chloe Landers. Each of the recipients provided an inspirational view of what they have done and what they are planning to do at their colleges or universities.

CSH Rotary Awards Scholarships Dan York 2021-06-02 04:00:00Z 0

Shelburne Dedication Ceremony and Spin-a-thon

Posted on May 22, 2021
(Photo courtesy of Lee Krohn)
CSH Rotary dedicated its first Dero bike repair station in memory of George Schiavone. George was a life-long public servant, avid cyclist, and devoted Rotarian. The day started with a two hour Spin-a-Thon fundraiser hosted by the Shelburne Athletic Club. A town hall ceremony was held afterwards and former governor Jim Douglas spoke along with fellow Rotarian and state representative Jessica Brumsted, both of whom had worked with George during his lengthy tenure in the Vermont legislature. Thanks to the wide community support of this fundraiser, the club raised enough money to buy not 2, but 3 more repair stations. Here we come Charlotte and Hinesburg!
(Photo courtesy of Lee Krohn)
(Photo courtesy of Lee Krohn)
Shelburne Dedication Ceremony and Spin-a-thon Robert J. Sanders Jr. 2021-05-22 04:00:00Z 0

Dr. Katherine Menson on Covid Long-Haulers

Posted by Dan York on May 19, 2021
Our guest speaker this morning was Dr. Katherine Menson. Dr. Menson is a pulmonary and critical care medicine physician at the University of Vermont Medical Center, caring for patients with asthma, bronchiectasis, COPD, interstitial lung disease and sarcoidosis. Within her field she specializes in endobronchial and ultrasound-guided biopsies (EBUS). She provided an excellent presentation about the current state of thinking about people with “long COVID-19" or “Long-Haulers”.
Dr. Katherine Menson on Covid Long-Haulers Dan York 2021-05-19 04:00:00Z 0

mysa Co-owner Jen Whalen

Posted by Dan York on May 12, 2021
Mysa is a lifestyle-focused boutique by women
and for women who prioritize health and wellness,
and who crave beautiful, long-lasting things for
themselves and their homes. Mysa aims to offer a
mindfully curated retail experience that cultivates
a sense of coziness and contentment for home,
body, and soul.
mysa Co-owner Jen Whalen Dan York 2021-05-12 04:00:00Z 0
Incoming Secretary Nancy Danforth Dan York 2021-05-05 04:00:00Z 0
Sailing Beyond Cancer Dan York 2021-04-28 04:00:00Z 0

Spring Cleaning the Water Garden 

Posted on Apr 24, 2021
Rotarians at Work! On Saturday morning, a group of energetic Rotarians performed annual spring cleaning of the Water Garden Park at the Shelburne Town Office complex.
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Jack Mayer aka Mountain Poet

Posted by Dan York on Apr 21, 2021
Our guest speaker this morning is Jack Mayer. Throughout his career, Dr. Mayer has written short stories, poems, and essays about his years in pediatric practice and hiking The Long Trail in Vermont. He was a participant at Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference in 2003 and 2005 for fiction, and in 2008 for poetry. LIFE IN A JAR: The Irena Sendler Project is his first book of non-fiction. He recently completed his first novel, BEFORE THE COURT OF HEAVEN.

Dr. Mayer’s collection of poetry, Poems From The Wilderness was published Nov. 2020. These poems were all composed while solo hiking or skiing in the wilderness of Vermont and New Hampshire. Mayer shares his love of the backcountry, trail-walking, camping, and the “wilderness effect,” a unique sensation of aliveness and deep connection. Though deeply personal, he hopes they will resonate with those pieces of wilderness we all carry within us, and offer respite in these challenging pandemic times.

He lives in Middlebury, Vermont

Jack Mayer aka Mountain Poet Dan York 2021-04-21 04:00:00Z 0

Charlotte Crossings

Posted on Apr 14, 2021
Guest speaker, Debbie Kassabian, co-owner of Charlotte Crossings, talked about the development of her new multi-use commercial building offering office, retail, and restaurant space. Charlotte Crossings is located on Route 7, south of Ferry Road, in Charlotte.
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Spin into Spring Susan Grimes 2021-04-07 04:00:00Z 0

Charlotte Librarian Margaret Woodruff

Posted by Dan York on Apr 07, 2021

“I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” by William Wordsworth

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
and twinkle on the Milky Way,
They stretched in never-ending line
along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not be but gay,
in such a jocund company:
I gazed—and gazed—but little thought
what wealth the show to me had brought:

For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.

Charlotte Librarian Margaret Woodruff Dan York 2021-04-07 04:00:00Z 0

Dave Welch of The Clock Shop

Posted by Dan York on Mar 31, 2021
photo by Michael Clerizo at https://michaelclerizo.com/2019/01/15/i-discovered-the-clock-shop-and-its-friendly-owner-dave-welch-in-the-city-of-vergennes-video/
Our guest speaker this morning was Dave Welch, owner and operator of The Clock Shop in Vergennes. 
Dave Welch of The Clock Shop Dan York 2021-03-31 04:00:00Z 0

The Shelburne Country Store

Posted by Dan York on Mar 24, 2021
Our guest speaker is Steve Mayfield, owner of the Shelburne Country Store and the Country Christmas Loft. He and his wife, Deb, purchased the country store in 2007. Steve provided a fascinating history of the store and its place in Shelburne history. They purchased the Christmas Loft in 2016. Steve provided some great stories and insight and answered questions.
The Shelburne Country Store Dan York 2021-03-24 04:00:00Z 0
Vermont Community Garden Network Carrie Fenn 2021-03-17 04:00:00Z 0

Saludos de Panamá

Posted on Mar 16, 2021
Susan was happy to meet Ralph, a local Rotarian in Boquete, Panama. Ralph donated several bags of coffee for our upcoming Spin-a-thon.
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New Member Laurie Burke

Posted by Carrie Fenn on Mar 10, 2021
Our newest member, Lauri Burke, gave us a classification talk this morning. She is a long time resident of Shelburne and has had many exciting adventures during her world travels
New Member Laurie Burke Carrie Fenn 2021-03-10 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Thanks Essential Workers! 2021-03-05 05:00:00Z 0
Champlain Valley School District: Proposed Budget Dan York 2021-02-24 05:00:00Z 0
Shelburne Fire and Rescue-proposed land purchase 2021-02-17 05:00:00Z 0
Club Updates and Planning Carrie Fenn 2021-02-10 05:00:00Z 0
Mentoring Coordinators Joshua Rooney and Alice Brown Carrie Fenn 2021-02-03 05:00:00Z 0

CSH Rotary Welcomes New Member Margaret Woodruff

Posted on Feb 03, 2021

Margaret Woodruff is the newest member our club. Margaret is the Director of the Charlotte Library. She became aware of Rotary through our book donations and our work around town. Club President Chris Davis was her sponsor. Margaret has been the Director of the library for 10 years, and was the children’s librarian before that. She lives in east Charlotte with her husband, and has three grown daughters. 

CSH Rotary Welcomes New Member Margaret Woodruff 2021-02-03 05:00:00Z 0
Don Stevens, Chief, Nohegan Band of the Coosuk Abenaki Nation Carrie Fenn 2021-01-27 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Speech Contest

The Charlotte-Shelburne-Hinesburg Rotary Club invites high school students from its three towns to enter a speech contest. This year’s topic is: “How can you and your Rotary Club work together to improve your community and open new opportunities for you and other students?”
To find out more on what the Rotary Club does check out this Website (www.RotaryClubofCSH.org) or our Facebook page under Charlotte-Shelburne-Hinesburg Rotary. You can also find out more about what Rotary does world-wide by visiting the district website https://rotary7850.org/ or the world-wide website at Rotary.org
The speech requires no memorization and is limited to 5 minutes. The Club’s winner will receive a cash prize of $100 and the opportunity to compete at the Rotary District 7850 contest. The District prize is $150 (for a total of $250). To register, or for more information, contact Carrie Fenn at carriebfenn@gmail.com or 802 999-1024.

Registrations are due by March 3, 2021 and the Club contest will be held by Zoom on March 10th.
Rotary Speech Contest Carrie Fenn 2021-01-26 05:00:00Z 0
Camp Thorpe with Heather Moore Carrie Fenn 2021-01-20 05:00:00Z 0

Black Lives Matter

Posted by Carrie Fenn on Jan 13, 2021

Photo courtesy of The Shelburne News

Emma Marden is our guest today. Emma is a freshman at CVU, and was the organizer of the Black Lives Matter flag raising and march at Shelburne Community School. 

Black Lives Matter Carrie Fenn 2021-01-13 05:00:00Z 0
CSH Rotary Activities Update Carrie Fenn 2021-01-06 05:00:00Z 0
Happy Holiday Meeting Dan York 2020-12-23 05:00:00Z 0
Lunch Ladies of Shelburne 2020-12-22 05:00:00Z 0

Shelburne Food Shelf

Posted on Dec 16, 2020

Our speakers today are Susan Stock and Pam Brangan from the Shelburne Food Shelf.

Food insecurity and demand for the food shelf has soared during the pandemic, and more and more people continue to sign up. The community has really stepped up as well. Shelburne Farms, New Village Farms, Zen Center, home farmers have donated food. Fisher Brothers Farm donated ice cream and a freezer!! 

Shelburne Food Shelf Carrie Fenn 2020-12-16 05:00:00Z 0
Happy Holidays 2020-12-10 05:00:00Z 0

Champlain Housing Trust with COO Michael Monte

Posted by Carrie Fenn on Nov 25, 2020

Michael Monte is our speaker today. Michael is Champlain Housing Trust COO. He will be taking over as CEO when the current CEO retires. He has over 40 years community and economic development experience, and was the head of Burlington’s CEDO office for many years.

Champlain Housing Trust with COO Michael Monte Carrie Fenn 2020-11-25 05:00:00Z 0

Rotarians in the Kitchen

Posted on Nov 23, 2020
This morning some of our Club members helped prepare and deliver 10 meals per child for families that receive meals at home during the Thanksgiving vacation. The Club continues to be instrumental in helping the food service teams of Charlotte Central School and the Shelburne Community School provide meals to their students during the pandemic.
Susan shows Jon and Charlie how to work in the kitchen.
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Winter Clothing Drive

CSH Rotarian and Shelburne Town Clerk Diana Vachon has two bags of winter clothing that were collected at the Shelburne Town office on Election Day. Next stop is the Wash Shed...
Charlie instructs Denis in the proper operation of a clothes dryer...
Winter Clothing Drive 2020-11-19 05:00:00Z 0

Welcome Laurie Burke!

Posted by Carrie Fenn on Nov 18, 2020

Membership Chair Ric inducted Laurie Burke as our newest member during this morning's Zoom meeting.

Laurie Burke is very happy to be joining our Club. Community service has always been very important to her. Her father was a Kiwanis member and he and his fellow Kiwanians built a rope tow for local kids, and that made an impression on her.

She works at the Stern Center writing and fundraising and is looking forward to helping our Club fundraise!

Laurie graduated with a BA from UVM and received her Master’s in teaching at Harvard. She lives in Shelburne with her husband and has two adult daughters. She feels she can offer Rotary a roll up the sleeves approach to work, writing for fundraising, and she finds our group to be a caring community of folks who have led really interesting lives. We are honored to have her as a member. 

Welcome Laurie Burke! Carrie Fenn 2020-11-18 05:00:00Z 0

Shelburne Athletic Club with Rayne Herzog

Posted by Carrie Fenn on Nov 18, 2020
Our speaker today is Rayne Herzog. Rayne has been in the fitness industry for 35 years. He opened his first gym at the Jelly Mill in 1998. He is currently the general manager of the Shelburne Athletic Club. He is a certified personal trainer and instructor, and the owner of Race Vermont.
Shelburne Athletic Club with Rayne Herzog Carrie Fenn 2020-11-18 05:00:00Z 0

Honoring Our Veterans with Lt Col Jason Galipeau, USAF

Posted by Carrie Fenn on Nov 11, 2020
Chris rang the bell and led us in the Pledge of Allegiance

Susan Grimes offered a tribute to our Veterans

Today we are here to honor those who have served our country and given their lives so that we may stand here and still live in freedom. We need to be constantly reminded of our gift of freedom and of those who gave all to make sure future generations continue to know life in a free, democratic society. 

Remembering those who have passed is only half of the task that is before us today. We must also carry their love, honor and duty forward to the future generations that will pass. Our children must now who they were, what they did and why they did it. To do anything less, will be a disservice to their sacrifice and their memories.

We remember today, Veterans Day, our veterans.

Wreath laying at the Shelburne Veterans Memorial: Sam Feitelberg, Paul Goodrich, Bud Ockert, Pete Gadhue, Jim Donaldson, and Colleen Haag.
Honoring Our Veterans with Lt Col Jason Galipeau, USAF Carrie Fenn 2020-11-11 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Donates Face Masks to First Responders

On Wednesday, November 11, the CSH Rotary Club received a supply of 4,000 medical face masks for distribution to local first responders and essential workers. So far the Club has delivered more than 2,000 masks to first responders and essential workers at Charlotte Fire and Rescue, Shelburne Fire and Rescue, Shelburne Police Department, Hinesburg Police Department, Hinesburg Fire and Emergency Response, and the Shelburne Food Shelf.
AEMT Cheri Schrader accepting the donation of face masks for Charlotte Rescue last week.  

We are continuing to distribute masks to schools and other the front line essential workers in the three towns served by our Club.

Here is how the face masks came to our Rotary Club...

Ted Rossi, a member of the East Hampton, CT Rotary Club and a director of the Rossi Family Foundation, is working to distribute 1 Million medical grade face masks to front line workers and first responders in New England.  Our Rotary District 7850 and District 7870 received 200,000 face masks from this program to distribute among 60 Rotary Clubs in VT and NH.   

We are pleased to help with this program and to support the people who keep us safe, answer 911 calls,  teach our children, prepare meals in the schools, and deliver food. Stay safe everyone!
Rotary Donates Face Masks to First Responders 2020-11-10 05:00:00Z 0

Club Business Meeting

Posted by Carrie Fenn on Nov 04, 2020

Chris rang the bell and greeted everyone with his cheery self.

Susan shared some opening words:

A Prayer for Unity
In this century and in any century
Our deepest hope, our most tender prayer, is that we learn to listen
May we listen to one another in hope and mercy
May we listen to plants and animals in wonder and respect
May we listen to our own hearts in love and forgiveness
May we listen to God in quietness and awe
And in this listening, which is boundless in its beauty 
May we find the wisdom to cooperate
With a healing spirit and a divine spirit who beckons us into peace and community and creativity 
We do not ask for a perfect world, but we do ask for a better world
We ask for deep listening. 

Club Business Meeting Carrie Fenn 2020-11-04 05:00:00Z 0

District Governor Jamie Milne

Posted by Carrie Fenn on Oct 28, 2020

Rotary International District 7850

Including Areas of Southern Québec, 
Northern Vermont, and Northern New Hampshire

Jamie Milne, Rotary District 7850 Governor and a member of the St Johnsbury Rotary Club joined our Zoom meeting this morning.

Jamie Milne is one of two guests today. He is the District Governor for our Club. Rotary International’s theme this year is Rotary Opens Opportunities, which is also our District theme. In 2023-24, Jennifer Jones from Canada will be the Rotary International President, Jennifer will be the first woman president of Rotary International. Assistant Governor Susan Cherry will be our 2023-24 District Governor. 

District Governor Jamie Milne Carrie Fenn 2020-10-28 04:00:00Z 0

The Charlotte News publisher Claudia Marshall

Posted by Carrie Fenn on Oct 28, 2020


Our next speaker today is Claudia Marshall. She is originally from the Detroit area, she’s worked as a morning DJ, as a news anchor and an award-winning writer. She moved to Charlotte in 2013. Claudia is the publisher of the Charlotte News. 

The Charlotte News publisher Claudia Marshall Carrie Fenn 2020-10-28 04:00:00Z 0

The Shelburne Halloween Parade - A Rotary Tradition Continues

Posted on Oct 25, 2020
Another Halloween Parade has come and gone, and we hope you all enjoyed it as much as we enjoyed putting it on for you. While our Rotarians got to have a great deal of fun, we would not have been able to make this annual tradition a reality without assistance from many others in our community: Town of Shelburne, Shelburne Highway and Parks and Recreation Departments, The Shelburne Police, Fire and Rescue, Kwiniaska Golf Course, Shelburne Market, Precourt Properties and all the groups, families, and businesses that brought vehicles, floats, and themselves.

The Shelburne Halloween Parade - A Rotary Tradition Continues 2020-10-25 04:00:00Z 0
Dental Therapy in Vermont with Cheyenne Warren Carrie Fenn 2020-10-21 04:00:00Z 0

CSH Rotary Winter Coat Drive

Posted on Oct 15, 2020
Every year many of our local children find themselves without proper winter clothing to allow
them to stay warm enough to endure, let alone enjoy, a Vermont winter.
The Charlotte-Shelburne-Hinesburg Rotary Club wants to change that.

From now through November 30, CSH Rotary is collecting new and like-new jackets, hats,
mittens, boots, and gloves in both adult and children’s sizes to distribute to the schools in
Charlotte, Shelburne, and Hinesburg.
School liaisons will provide the properly sized clothing to
children in need so they may warmly and safely enjoy a Vermont winter.
Please look in your hearts and your closets and consider donating what clothing or money you
may be able to for this effort.
To donate cash at the drop off locations, please make checks payable to “CSH Rotary Club.” This is greatly appreciated so that we can fill in gaps in the end.
Drop off locations include the Shelburne Town Offices, the Hinesburg and Charlotte Libraries,
Adirondack Audiology (Marsett Road and Route 7), and the Law Office of Richard J. Fox PLLC
(181 Falls Road in Shelburne).
For additional information, please contact charlotteshelburnerotary@gmail.com
CSH Rotary Winter Coat Drive 2020-10-15 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Lends a Hand at School

Posted by Linda Gilbert on Oct 15, 2020
Several Rotarians have been helping the kitchen staff at the Charlotte Central and Shelburne Community schools. They're developing a variety of kitchen skills to add to their resumes! Other Rotarians are helping with meal distribution. It's a wonderful program to help keep students and teachers healthy during the Covid-19 pandemic...another example of fulfilling Rotary's motto of "Service Above Self".
Rotary Lends a Hand at School Linda Gilbert 2020-10-15 04:00:00Z 0
Charlotte Librarian Margaret Woodruff Carrie Fenn 2020-10-14 04:00:00Z 0
October Planning Meeting Dan York 2020-10-07 04:00:00Z 0

Planning the Shelburne Halloween Parade

Posted on Oct 02, 2020

We're all wearing masks anyway, so why not have some fun with it? Join the Rotary Club of Charlotte-Shelburne-Hinesburg for its annual Halloween Parade, on Sunday, October 25, starting at 2PM along Falls Road in Shelburne Village.

Planning the Shelburne Halloween Parade Erik Kolomaznik 2020-10-02 04:00:00Z 0

Abundant Thanks - Charlotte Garden Project 

Posted by Linda Gilbert on Oct 01, 2020
Deirdre Holmes, project coordinator, posted this note of gratitude on Front Porch Forum: "As the gardening season comes to an end, I'd like to extend a huge THANK YOU to all who responded to my late spring request for help in the food garden at CCS. Throughout a very dry summer, generous community members each took on a week to water, weed and harvest. Starting in May, the garden has been able to make weekly donations of fresh organic produce to the Charlotte Food Shelf and/or the school meals program. Great thanks to Cecelia Wu, Jeanne Blackmore, Julia Parker-Dickerson, MaryEllen Hebert, Karen Tuning, Deborah Dodd Squires, Alice Trageser, Abby Foulk and members of the Charlotte, Shelburne, Hinesburg Rotary Club. I could never have done it without your kind help."  Well done to ALL.
Members of the CSH Rotary Club lending a hand at the Charlotte Central School garden. Chris Davis, Susan Grimes, Carrie Fenn, Linda Gilbert, and Susanne Davis have been weeding, watering, and picking vegetables all month long in the community garden behind the school. The very fresh produce is given to the summer school meals program and to the Charlotte Food Shelf.
Abundant Thanks - Charlotte Garden Project Linda Gilbert 2020-10-01 04:00:00Z 0
Medicare and You with Sandra Anderson Carrie Fenn 2020-09-30 04:00:00Z 0
What is Rotary? 2020-09-26 04:00:00Z 0

Advancing Health Care Ethics with Cynthia Bruzzese

Posted by Carrie Fenn on Sep 23, 2020

Our speaker today is Cindy Bruzzese. Cindy is the executive director at the Vermont Ethics Network. She is a native Vermonter and has worked at the VEN since 2008. She works as a medical ethicist at UVM in addition to a myriad of other roles. 

Advancing Health Care Ethics with Cynthia Bruzzese Carrie Fenn 2020-09-23 04:00:00Z 0
Vermont Futures Project with Lori Smith 2020-09-16 04:00:00Z 0

Rotarians at Work: Race Vermont’s 5K/10K/Half Marathon

Posted on Sep 12, 2020
On the foggy morning of Saturday, September 12, several masked Rotarians helped out at Race Vermont's 5K -10K- Half Marathon. We parked cars, helped racers line up in small groups 6 ft apart, started them at 10 second intervals, and helped hand out water and medals after they finished.  In this photo left to right are Club President Chris Davis, Club President Elect Susan Grimes, Nancy Danforth,  Jon Lowell, France Leblanc and Charlie Kofman. Also helping were Past President Keith Walsh, prospective member Laurie Burke, and Nancy’s wife Beth.  A great time was had and the sun came out after burning off the morning fog.
Traffic Director France guides cars into the parking area at Shelburne Orchards.
Rotarians at Work: Race Vermont’s 5K/10K/Half Marathon 2020-09-12 04:00:00Z 0
Beta Technologies: eVTOL Aircraft 2020-09-09 04:00:00Z 0

Touring Meach Cove Farms

Posted by Linda Gilbert on Sep 06, 2020
On Sunday, September 6, some of the CSH Rotarians joined for a social distancing walk and a history lesson about Meach Cove Farms. President Chris Davis shared the amazing history of the Farms, the families and the beauty of this magnificent property. Just so lucky, it was a picture perfect day and enjoyed by all.
Touring Meach Cove Farms Linda Gilbert 2020-09-06 04:00:00Z 0

The Rotary Foundation: Doing Good in the World

Posted on Sep 01, 2020
Rotary members have been making a difference at a time when communities need our help more than ever. We know that donors like you are people of action, and your support is changing lives where it’s needed most.

Together, we’ve funded thousands of projects around the world. We’ve provided resources for local COVID-19 health and recovery efforts in addition to other initiatives to prevent disease, and of course, our continued fight to end polio. Together, we’ve empowered others by funding sustainable solutions in communities that need clean water, hope for peace, basic education, quality care for mothers and children, or economic opportunity. No matter how large a problem may seem, thanks to you, we can work toward solutions and opportunities for people around the world.  

Last Rotary year, we raised more than $408 million for The Rotary Foundation! What we accomplish next will be possible because of your generous support.
The Rotary Foundation: Doing Good in the World 2020-09-01 04:00:00Z 0

Rotarians Plotting a Garden?

Posted on Aug 28, 2020
Rotarians enjoyed an outdoor lunch at Philo Ridge Farm and discussed the Charlotte Central School garden project. CSH Rotary partnered with the Charlotte and Shelburne schools to deliver nutritious meals to students over the summer. As part of the program, Charlotte School volunteers planted a big garden, and Rotarians helped water, weed and pick vegetables.
Rotarians Plotting a Garden? Bob Sanders 2020-08-28 04:00:00Z 0

Code for BTV

Posted by Carrie Fenn on Aug 26, 2020

Nick Floersch is our speaker today, from Code for BTV.


Code for BTV brings together teams of volunteer citizens and technologists to create new tools for civic oriented and social justice, social safety net and economic development, with a focus on making government work better. 

Code for BTV Carrie Fenn 2020-08-26 04:00:00Z 0
Shelburne Museum with Tom Denenberg Dan York 2020-08-19 04:00:00Z 0

Shelburne Day 2020

Posted by Bob Sanders on Aug 15, 2020
Club Ambassador Denis, President Chris, President-Elect Susan, and Charlie's vintage red pickup truck were on hand to welcome visitors to Shelburne Day.
Shelburne Day 2020 Bob Sanders 2020-08-15 04:00:00Z 0

Charlotte Community Garden Project

Posted by Linda Gilbert on Aug 15, 2020
Members of the CSH Rotary Club are lending a hand at the Charlotte Central School garden. Chris Davis, Susan Grimes, Carrie Fenn, Linda Gilbert, and Susanne Davis have been weeding, watering, and picking vegetables all month long in the community garden behind the school. The very fresh produce is given to the summer school meals program and to the Charlotte Food Shelf.
Susan and Linda above and Carrie below are nearly submerged in a sea of sunflowers.
Charlotte Community Garden Project Linda Gilbert 2020-08-15 04:00:00Z 0

Shelburne Farms

Posted by Carrie Fenn on Aug 12, 2020

Megan Camp and Alec Webb of Shelburne Farms


Contented members of the SF Dairy's Brown Swiss herd

Shelburne Farms Carrie Fenn 2020-08-12 04:00:00Z 0

Sugarhouse 5K/10K Race

Posted by Susan Grimes on Aug 08, 2020
Ready, Set, Go...On Saturday, August 8th, CSH Rotarians Chris Davis, John Pane, Susan Grimes, and Keith Walsh prepare to welcome racers to the Sugarhouse 5K/10K finish line. They helped with parking, setting up the water table, and encouraging mask wearing.
The Rotary team was on station from 7:15 until 9:30 and kept the water table well-stocked. Runners expressed their appreciation for the water and a "normal" race event.

Sugarhouse 5K/10K Race Susan Grimes 2020-08-08 04:00:00Z 0

CSH Rotary-Updates and Planning

Posted by Carrie Fenn

Linda Gilbert read our morning devotional from the Dalai Lama.

From birth, we rely on others, particularly our mothers. From then, each individual’s existence entirely depends on a community, because we are a social animal. Community is the source of our happiness, so we must take care of the community. So now, in modern times, the concept of humanity is one community. East, west, north, south: everyone is interdependent. The modern economy has no national boundaries. Therefore, now we need a sense of oneness of all 7 billion human beings. In the past, may problems were created because of too much emphasis on our differences, such as nationalities and religions. Now, in modern times, that thinking is out of date. We should think about humanity, about the whole world. 

CSH Rotary-Updates and Planning Carrie Fenn 2020-08-04 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Centennial Park

Posted by Linda Gilbert on Aug 01, 2020
Rotarians in Action:  Charlotte-Shelburne-Hinesburg Rotarians - Chris Davis, Susan Grimes, Charlie Kofman, Linda Gilbert, Dan York and his daughter Cassie, worked on Saturday, August 1, 2020, to spruce up the Rotary Centennial Park adjacent to the Shelburne Town Offices. The pond was filled with weeds and needed some tender care. After a few hours, the group left it looking pretty again with blooming water lilies and natural beauty.  
Rotary Centennial Park Linda Gilbert 2020-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

Legislative Update with Jessica Brumsted

Posted by Carrie Fenn on Jul 15, 2020
Jessica Brumsted is our speaker today. She shared the work of the Vermont House during COVID, the challenges and benefits of legislating remotely and the use of COVID relief funds. 
Legislative Update with Jessica Brumsted Carrie Fenn 2020-07-15 04:00:00Z 0

Dan York talks Internet Access

Posted by Carrie Fenn on Jul 08, 2020
Dan York is our speaker today. He works for a global nonprofit where a portion of its network focuses on providing internet access around the world.
Dan York talks Internet Access Carrie Fenn 2020-07-08 04:00:00Z 0

President Chris rings in the 2020-2021 Rotary Year

Posted by Carrie Fenn on Jul 01, 2020
Chris shared that the theme for his term is going to be innovation and inclusivity, as we relook at everything we do in Rotary and how we do it. Rotary Clubs all over the world need to take a look at how we work in the world. Fundraising abilities are constrained, our ability to get together is constrained.
President Chris rings in the 2020-2021 Rotary Year Carrie Fenn 2020-07-01 04:00:00Z 0

Changing of the Guard Celebration

Posted on Jun 26, 2020
Incoming President Chris Davis accepts the CSH Rotary Imperial crown and scepter from Soon-to-be Past President Keith Walsh,
Incoming Vice President Carrie Fenn, Keith, Incoming President Elect Susan Grimes, and Chris celebrated with fellow Rotarians in person and via Zoom.
Changing of the Guard Celebration Bob Sanders 2020-06-26 04:00:00Z 0

Vermont Community Garden Network

Posted by Carrie Fenn on Jun 24, 2020


Charlotte Shelburne Hinesburg Rotary via Zoom

Bob Sanders, Carrie Fenn, Linda Barker, Erik K. Terry, France, Linda Gilbert, Richard Fox, Charlie Kofman, Susan Grimes, John Hammer, Howard, Carole, Adam, Ric, Chris Davis, Rosalyn Graham, Keith Walsh, Denis, Jonathan, Jim Donovan, Margo Casco, Joan, Erica Webster, Bill Deming, Dan York

Keith rang the bell at 7:33.


Vermont Community Garden Network Carrie Fenn 2020-06-24 04:00:00Z 0

H2H Donation and Service Projects Brainstorming

Posted by Carrie Fenn on Jun 10, 2020


Charlotte Shelburne Hinesburg Rotary via Zoom

Start of the meeting was delayed a bit due to technical issues. 

Chris Davis reported that he has started to use the organizational charts Erik developed to create committees and assign chairs. Idea is to get all active members on a committee and get the committees working. Some have suggested we don’t be too rash about jumping in to meeting as a group so we should plan to do the changing of the guard either Friday June 26 with the incoming officers or simply Weds. July 1 during our regular meeting.


H2H Donation and Service Projects Brainstorming Carrie Fenn 2020-06-10 04:00:00Z 0

Congratulations to Phil Denu

Posted by Bob Sanders on Jun 09, 2020
Congratulations to Phil Denu!
Phil was presented with the Paul Harris Society certificate and pin by his son, Past District Governor Eric Denu. Eric was able to make the presentation in person at Phil's home at Wake Robin. Phil is eager to get back to regular club meetings and France's scrumptious breakfast! 

The Paul Harris Society recognizes Rotary members and friends of The Rotary Foundation who elect to contribute $1,000 or more each year to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus Fund, or approved global grants. The purpose of the Paul Harris Society is to honor and thank individuals for their generous, ongoing support of The Rotary Foundation. Rotary districts often honor new members of the Paul Harris Society by presenting them with a certificate and chevron at a district or club event.

Congratulations to Phil Denu Bob Sanders 2020-06-09 04:00:00Z 0

Club Business Meeting

Posted by Carrie Fenn on Jun 03, 2020

June 3, 2020

Charlotte Shelburne Hinesburg Rotary via Zoom

Bob Sanders, Denis Barton. Terry Kavanaugh, Richard Fox, France Le Blanc, Charlie Kofman, Erik Kolomaznik, Carole Obuchowski, Ric Flood, Jonathan Lowell, John Pane, Jessica Brumstead, Jim Donovan, Nancy Danforth , Susan Grimes, Joan Lenes, Rosalyn Graham, Margo Casco, John Hammer, Keith Walsh, Chris Davis, Dan York, Howard Seaver, Schiavones, Carrie Fenn

Keith started us off at 7:30am. 

Club Business Meeting Carrie Fenn 2020-06-03 04:00:00Z 0

CSH Rotarians Green Up Vermont

Posted by Bob Sanders on May 30, 2020
Susan and Keith happy to Green Up in Shelburne! 
Chris, Linda, and Bob in Charlotte
CSH Rotarians Green Up Vermont Bob Sanders 2020-05-30 04:00:00Z 0

Member Updates

Posted by Carrie Fenn on May 27, 2020

Fritz asked we all give a summary about what life has been like these last few months. 

Member Updates Carrie Fenn 2020-05-27 04:00:00Z 0

John Pane Inducted and UVM Health Network update

Posted by Carrie Fenn on May 20, 2020

Ric Flood formally inducted John into our Club. John Pane said he started with Rotary when he reached out to John Hammer to offer to volunteer and John H. said he should just join our Club. He is looking forward to engaging with Rotary.

Dr. Brumstead zoomed in from his office. The UVM Health Network is made up of 4 hospitals in northern New York and three hospitals in Vermont.

John Pane Inducted and UVM Health Network update Carrie Fenn 2020-05-20 04:00:00Z 0
Hands To Honduras Tela Carrie Fenn 2020-05-13 04:00:00Z 0

Shelburne Town Manager

Posted by Carrie Fenn on May 06, 2020

Today’s Speaker is Lee Krohn, Town Manager of Shelburne. https://www.shelburnevt.org

Lee started off by emphasizing that this is an unusual and difficult time. The Town got involved early and cancelled all in person meetings. Town offices have created a different staffing schedule- folks with actual offices are in the office, planning and zoning folks are working from home. The goal is to keep everyone safe and healthy while slowly ramping up. Diana is providing services as the town clerk and managing her staff’s health and safety...

Shelburne Town Manager Carrie Fenn 2020-05-06 04:00:00Z 0
Home Safety with AARP Vermont Carrie Fenn 2020-04-29 04:00:00Z 0
Vermont Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired Carrie Fenn 2020-04-22 04:00:00Z 0
Staying Well with Melanie Severo Carrie Fenn 2020-04-15 04:00:00Z 0

Governor Scott Calls on Vermonters

Posted on Apr 01, 2020


31 MARCH 2020

Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott is calling all Vermonters into service with the launch of a new website allowing people to sign up for volunteer assistance to support the state’s response to COVID-19: https://vermont.gov/volunteer.

This website directs those with medical and healthcare skills to the Medical Reserve Corp (MRC), and those with other needed skills to a quick registration process to sign up to help.

“I am asking every Vermonter to dig deep and find a way to give more in this incredibly challenging time,” said Governor Phil Scott. “As we prepare for a surge in COVID-19 cases expected in the coming weeks, it will require each and every one of us to do our part to ease the burden on our health care system, the struggles of those less fortunate, and, ultimately, to save the lives of our friends and neighbors.”

Medical Reserve Corp Volunteers Needed to Bolster Existing Health Care Workers

Those with medical experience or other health care background and the ability to volunteer are needed to bolster the ranks of Vermont’s current health care workforce.

The state’s volunteer website directs these individuals to Vermont’s MRC units, community-based groups of volunteers who can supplement local emergency, health care provider staff and public health resources. This is needed because Vermont’s existing health care workers are going above and beyond to respond to this challenge as it unfolds, and they are going to need reinforcements.

“In every health care facility in Vermont, staff have been working extraordinary hours, performing herculean tasks under great pressure and with limited resources,” said Health Commissioner Mark Levine, MD. “Knowing we have qualified volunteers ready to serve will help our current health care workers and strengthen Vermont’s response. We are all in this together.”

The Vermont Medical Reserve Corps is seeking these qualified and experienced volunteers:

  • Licensed and certified health care professionals;
  • People with mental health, or other types of clinical or professional experience;
  • Health care administrative experience, such as with medical data entry or language translators; and
  • People who have worked with displaced individuals, such as homeless shelter programs.

State officials emphasize this effort is about drawing more skilled personnel, such as retirees or those not currently employed in the healthcare field, into the response and not about redirecting existing healthcare workers.

Vermont has eased licensing requirements for the purposes of aiding this emergency response. Individuals who are licensed in other states or who were previously licensed should visit the Health Department website and review the guide on emergency licensure.

Other Volunteer Workers and Donations Also Needed to Strengthen Vermont’s Response

Other individuals who do not have medical or healthcare backgrounds but are willing to volunteer their time in Vermont’s response effort can register through the state’s volunteer web portal and indicate their expertise and availability.

The State expects to draw upon many skills to meet the challenge of serving those affected by COVID-19, potentially including drivers, food service, construction, IT, security, skilled trades and more.

In addition to volunteering their time, Vermonters can also contribute to blood banks, food banks, and other emergency supply efforts. The American Red Cross of Northern New England faces a severe blood shortage and many local food banks and other community organizations are in need of support and donations of supplies. In addition to volunteering, Vermonters can also give back in the following ways:

Governor Scott is calling on all Vermonters to support these critical needs. “Our state is at its best when Vermonters pull together to help each other. The coming weeks will be very difficult, but united in common purpose, we will face, fight and defeat this virus – and emerge stronger together,” he said.

Governor Scott Calls on Vermonters 2020-04-01 04:00:00Z 0
CSH Rotary Meetings and Activities CANCELLED 2020-03-16 04:00:00Z 0

Pie for Breakfast---POSTPONED

Posted on Mar 12, 2020
We must take COVID-19 precautions into consideration when hosting community events. Since there is evidence that it's clearly spreading (though not in our town yet), and there is not yet clear guidance on how to manage gatherings, we have decided to favor caution. The Pie For Breakfast event scheduled for this Saturday, 14 March, is therefore postponed.
As more information comes out and we are able to accurately evaluate the risks, we plan to schedule the event later in the spring/summer time frame. Please notify anyone whom you have invited.
Thank you for your understanding. Please stay healthy and safe.
We're very happy that Patti Casey and Tom Mackenzie will perform during Pie for Breakfast.
Pie for Breakfast---POSTPONED 2020-03-12 04:00:00Z 0

Welcome our newest member Scott Law

Posted on Mar 11, 2020
Scott Law was inducted as our newest member by Membership Chair Ric Flood. Scott is the manager of Aubuchon Hardware in Shelburne Village.
Welcome our newest member Scott Law 2020-03-11 04:00:00Z 0
OneCare Vermont 2020-03-11 04:00:00Z 0
Professional Responsibility of Lawyers Carrie Fenn 2020-03-04 05:00:00Z 0
Vermont Women's Fund Carrie Fenn 2020-02-26 05:00:00Z 0

Rokeby Museum

Posted by Carrie Fenn on Feb 19, 2020
President-elect Chris Davis with Museum Director Catherine Brooks
Rokeby Museum Carrie Fenn 2020-02-19 05:00:00Z 0
Stern Center for Language and Learning Carrie Fenn 2020-02-12 05:00:00Z 0
Champlain Valley School District budget briefing Carrie Fenn 2020-02-05 05:00:00Z 0
CSH Rotary polo shirts coming soon! Bob Sanders 2020-01-30 05:00:00Z 0
Breaking Free From Sugar with Andrea Grayson 2020-01-29 05:00:00Z 0

Richard Fox awarded PHF+7

Posted on Jan 29, 2020
Ric presents Richard with the Paul Harris Fellow (+7) award that recognizes his continuing commitment to The Rotary Foundation.
Richard Fox awarded PHF+7 2020-01-29 05:00:00Z 0
Dr. MIchael Kiernan on Pollinators and their Habitats Carrie Fenn 2020-01-22 05:00:00Z 0
Linda Barker receives Paul Harris Fellow award Bob Sanders 2020-01-22 05:00:00Z 0
Age Well with Tracey Shamberger Carrie Fenn 2020-01-15 05:00:00Z 0

Chris Davis awarded PHF+

Posted on Jan 15, 2020
President Keith congratulates Chris on his Paul Harris Fellowship award.
Chris Davis awarded PHF+ 2020-01-15 05:00:00Z 0
Lund Family Center with Julie Richards Carrie Fenn 2020-01-08 05:00:00Z 0

Meeting Time Revised

Posted by Bob Sanders on Jan 08, 2020
Early birds ruled the roost this morning when an overwhelming majority of members voted to revise the timing of the weekly meetings.
Effective with our next meeting on Wednesday, January 15:
  • 07:00-Breakfast Service begins
  • 07:30-Meeting Call to Order
  • 08:00-Program/Guest Speaker
  • 08:30-Meeting Adjourns
Meeting Time Revised Bob Sanders 2020-01-08 05:00:00Z 0
District 7850 Governor Richard Fox Carrie Fenn 2019-12-11 05:00:00Z 0

Birds of Ecuador with Hank Kaestner

Posted on Dec 04, 2019
Hank, an avid birdwatcher and former Director of Spice Procurement for McCormick,
gave us a photo tour of the beautiful birds of Ecuador.
Birds of Ecuador with Hank Kaestner 2019-12-04 05:00:00Z 0
Welcome new Rotarian Denis Barton! 2019-12-04 05:00:00Z 0
CSH Rotary Holiday Party 2019-12-01 05:00:00Z 0

New Rotarians Dan and Don

Posted on Nov 21, 2019
Dan York is Director of Web Strategy for the Internet Society.
He was inducted on November 13. Dan lives in Shelburne.
Don Horenstein is a retired Financial Analyst and lives at Wake Robin in Shelburne.
He was inducted on November 20.
New Rotarians Dan and Don 2019-11-21 05:00:00Z 0

Shelburne Food Shelf

Posted by Carrie Fenn on Nov 20, 2019
Shelburne Food Shelf representatives Susan Stock, Dana Valentine, and Betty Jean Bogue, talked about their programs to alleviate food insecurity in Shelburne.
Shelburne Food Shelf Carrie Fenn 2019-11-20 05:00:00Z 0

Phil Denu awarded Paul Harris PF+5

Posted on Nov 20, 2019
Phil Denu was presented with the Paul Harris Fellow award recognizing his long and continuing commitment to The Rotary Foundation.
Recognition as a Paul Harris Fellow acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of $1,000 to the Foundation. 
Phil has over 61 years of continuous Rotary service and is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow (PHF+5). 
Phil Denu awarded Paul Harris PF+5 2019-11-20 05:00:00Z 0

VT Air National Guard: BG Hank Harder, USAF

Posted on Nov 13, 2019
President Keith thanks Brigadier General Hank Harder for his presentation on the Vermont Air National Guard/158 Fighter Wing. Vermont's Green Mountain Boys recently received two F-35s and ultimately will have 20 of the Air Force's newest fighter.
VT Air National Guard: BG Hank Harder, USAF 2019-11-13 05:00:00Z 0
John Brumsted: Accountable Care Organization 2019-11-06 05:00:00Z 0
Tom Candon: Green Mountain Club Carrie Fenn 2019-10-30 04:00:00Z 0
Shelburne Halloween Parade Roz Graham 2019-10-27 04:00:00Z 0

Sleep in Heavenly Peace

Posted by Carrie Fenn on Oct 16, 2019
Busy meeting this morning! 
Guest Dan Parot from Jericho, VT, spoke about Sleep in Heavenly Peace (SHP), a national non-profit organization that provides beds and bedding to children without.
Club committees gave updates on the car raffle, the Charlotte tractor parade, club finances, and the upcoming Halloween Parade.
Sleep in Heavenly Peace Carrie Fenn 2019-10-16 04:00:00Z 0
Charlotte Tractor Parade 2019-10-13 04:00:00Z 0
40th Annual Car Raffle 2019-10-11 04:00:00Z 0
Rev. Don Chattfield: All Souls Interfaith Gathering Carrie Fenn 2019-10-09 04:00:00Z 0

Guanacaste Dry Forest Conservation

Posted by Diana Vachon on Oct 02, 2019
President Keith thanks GDFCF Executive Director Eric Palola and Development Advisor Monique Gilbert for their presentation about GDFCF's efforts to conserve the tropical biodiversity of Costa Rica.
Guanacaste Dry Forest Conservation Diana Vachon 2019-10-02 04:00:00Z 0

Light the Night

Posted on Sep 27, 2019
CSH Rotary Club Team supports the Light the Night Walk to raise funds and awareness for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. 'Taking Steps to End Cancer'. The Team (Charlie and Adrea Kofman, George and Linda Schiavone, Keith Walsh, Bob Sanders, John Hammer, Linda Gilbert) walked with hundreds of supporters carrying lighted lanterns on Church Street, Burlington. A magical night!
Light the Night 2019-09-27 04:00:00Z 0
September 25, 2019: Angelo Pizzagalli Bob Sanders 2019-09-25 04:00:00Z 0
Harvest Festival Parking 2019-09-21 04:00:00Z 0
September 11, 2019: Philo Ridge Farm Diana Vachon 2019-09-11 04:00:00Z 0
September 4, 2019: Roz Graham Carrie Fenn 2019-09-04 04:00:00Z 0
August 28, 2019: Trophy Presentation and Club Business 2019-08-28 04:00:00Z 0
CSH Rotary Banner at the Field House Roz Graham 2019-08-26 04:00:00Z 0
Golf Balls Drop in Shelburne! Bob Sanders 2019-08-19 04:00:00Z 0 Golf Fundraiser
August 13, 2019: Colonel Bud Ockert, US Army (Retired) Carrie Fenn 2019-08-13 04:00:00Z 0

August 7, 2019: Imaging the World

Posted by Bob Sanders on Aug 08, 2019

Dr. Kristen K DeStigter with President Keith. Kristen is President and Co-founder of Imaging the World (ITW) and Professor and Chair of Radiology at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont and the Radiology Health Care Service Chief for the University of Vermont Health Network. Kristin spoke to Rotarians about her work to bring low-cost ultrasound programs into remote healthcare facilities in Uganda and other developing countries.

August 7, 2019: Imaging the World Bob Sanders 2019-08-08 04:00:00Z 0

July 24, 2019: Susan Grimes

Posted by Carrie Fenn on Aug 01, 2019

Susan started her talk with a photo of a painting she saw on a building in Boston while she was visiting the city with her family. The painting depicts a marathoner with the question “What gets you to the finish line?” Susan considered the question- What is the drive that gets us through the day? What gives us purpose? This theme ran throughout her talk as she took us through her fascinating and lovely life. 

July 24, 2019: Susan Grimes Carrie Fenn 2019-08-01 04:00:00Z 0
July 17, 2019: Hands-to-Honduras-Tela Carrie Fenn 2019-07-17 04:00:00Z 0
July 10, 2019: Charlotte Recreation Bob 2019-07-15 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary at the Shelburne Farmers Market Bob 2019-07-13 04:00:00Z 0
June 29, 2019: Changing of the Guard Bob Sanders 2019-07-08 04:00:00Z 0
June 26, 2019: Shelburne Historical Society Carrie Fenn 2019-06-27 04:00:00Z 0
April 10, 2019: Carrie Fenn 2019-06-07 04:00:00Z 0
April 17, 2019: H2H-Tela Update Carrie Fenn 2019-06-07 04:00:00Z 0

June 5, 2019: Rotary Scholarships awarded; Cub Scout update

Posted by Carrie Fenn on Jun 05, 2019
Trafton Crandall, Chair of the Club Scholarship Committee shown here with recipients Emma Bissonette and Josh Ashooh. Unable to attend were Katie Ash and Abigail Ferrara.
David Buley, outgoing Chair of the Charlotte-Shelburne Cub Scout Pack, shown here presenting a discussion on the Cub Scout program. Incoming Chair, Liz Carney, was unfortunately unable to attend.
June 5, 2019: Rotary Scholarships awarded; Cub Scout update Carrie Fenn 2019-06-05 04:00:00Z 0
May 29, 2019: New member Matt Segel; UVM-MC President Dr. Leffler Carrie Fenn 2019-05-29 04:00:00Z 0
May 22, 2019: All Aboard the Revolution Rail Roz and Carrie 2019-05-22 04:00:00Z 0
Meeting of May 1, 2019 Bob Sanders 2019-05-03 04:00:00Z 0
Meeting of January 23, 2019 Rosalyn Graham 2019-01-23 05:00:00Z 0
Meeting of January 16, 2019 Rosalyn Graham 2019-01-16 05:00:00Z 0
January 9, 2019 Rosalyn Graham 2019-01-09 05:00:00Z 0
Meeting of December 19-2018 Christopher Davis 2018-12-19 05:00:00Z 0
Meeting of Dec. 12, 2018 Rosalyn Graham 2018-12-12 05:00:00Z 0
Meeting of December 5, 2018 John Hammer 2018-12-05 05:00:00Z 0
Meeting of November 28, 2018 Rosalyn Graham 2018-11-28 05:00:00Z 0
Meeting of 11/7/2018 Rosalyn Graham 2018-11-07 05:00:00Z 0
Meeting of 10/31/2018 Jim Donovan 2018-10-31 04:00:00Z 0
Meeting of 10/10/2018 Jim Donovan 2018-10-10 04:00:00Z 0
Meeting of October 3, 2018 Rosalyn Graham 2018-10-03 04:00:00Z 0
Meeting of September 26, 2018 Jim Donovan 2018-09-26 04:00:00Z 0
Meeting of Sept. 19, 2018 Bob Sanders 2018-09-19 04:00:00Z 0
Meeting of Sept 12, 2018 Judith A. Christensen, Ph.D. 2018-09-12 04:00:00Z 0
Meeting of Sept. 5, 2018 Heather Lynch 2018-09-05 04:00:00Z 0
Meeting of August 22, 2018 Rosalyn Graham 2018-08-22 04:00:00Z 0
Meeting of August 15, 2018 Rosalyn Graham 2018-08-15 04:00:00Z 0
Meeting of August 8, 2018 Judith Christensen 2018-08-08 04:00:00Z 0
Meeting of 8/1/2018 Howard J Seaver 2018-08-01 04:00:00Z 0
Meeting of July 25, 2018 Rosalyn Graham 2018-07-25 04:00:00Z 0
Meeting of June 27, 2018 Bob Sanders 2018-06-27 04:00:00Z 0
Meeting of June 13, 2018 Judy Christensen 2018-06-13 04:00:00Z 0
Meeting of June 6, 2018 Judy Christensen 2018-06-06 04:00:00Z 0
Meeting of May 23, 2018 John Hammer 2018-05-23 04:00:00Z 0
Meeting of May 16, 2018 Judith A Christensen 2018-05-16 04:00:00Z 0
Meeting of May 2, 2018 Linda Gilbert 2018-05-02 04:00:00Z 0
Meeting of April 25, 2018 Christopher Davis 2018-04-25 04:00:00Z 0
Meeting of April 18, 2018 Rosalyn Graham 2018-04-18 04:00:00Z 0
Meeting of April 4, 2018 2018-04-04 04:00:00Z 0
Meeting of March 28, 2018 2018-03-28 04:00:00Z 0
Meeting of March 7, 2018 Adam Bartsch 2018-03-07 05:00:00Z 0
Meeting of February 21, 2018 Judith Christensen 2018-02-21 05:00:00Z 0
Meeting of February 14, 2018 Bob Sanders 2018-02-14 05:00:00Z 0
Meeting of February 7, 2018 2018-02-07 05:00:00Z 0
Meeting of January 24, 2018 Jane Osborne McKnight 2018-01-24 05:00:00Z 0
Meeting of January 17, 2018 Alan Bates 2018-01-17 05:00:00Z 0
Meeting of January 3, 2018 Judith Christensen 2018-01-03 05:00:00Z 0
Meeting of December 20, 2017 Bob Sanders 2017-12-20 05:00:00Z 0
Meeting of December, 6, 2017 John Beal 2017-12-06 05:00:00Z 0
Meeting of November 29, 2017 Sally Wadhams 2017-11-29 05:00:00Z 0
Meeting of November 8, 2017 Rosalyn Graham 2017-11-08 05:00:00Z 0
Meeting of November 1, 2017 Judith Christensen 2017-11-01 04:00:00Z 0
Meeting of October 18, 2017 Irina Norrell 2017-10-18 04:00:00Z 0
Meeting of October 4, 2017 Judith Christensen 2017-10-04 04:00:00Z 0
Meeting of September 27, 2017 John Beal 2017-09-28 04:00:00Z 0
Baseball Playoffs/World Series Pool at tomorrow's meeting! Alan Bates 2017-09-26 04:00:00Z 0
Meeting of September 20, 2017 Alan Bates 2017-09-20 04:00:00Z 0
Meeting of September 6, 2017