The Rotary Club of 
Barre, Vermont
Chartered 1924
District 7850
PO Box 167
Barre, VT 05641
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Rotarians Go On a Tour
Thirteen Rotarians and guests Arthur Zorn and Nick Allen gathered at 802 Coffee to enjoy a lunch of soup & sandwich, coffee (of course), and a tour of the roasting facility. It was a social event and so there was a relaxed atmosphere with plenty of conversation. President Eddie introduced Nick Allen who told us a little about himself. He and his wife moved to Barre two summers ago. He has an online business which involves collecting statistics for college football teams and his wife works for a software company. They think that it’s time to become more involved in the community.
President Eddie then introduced Julia Watson, current owner and daughter of the founder of Capitol Grounds. She presented a brief history of Capitol Grounds telling us that roasting coffee began at the current location in 2020. 802 Coffee is a small operation and sells coffee to select business and retail stores. They also have  equipment rental as part of their operation. On the tour we learned about the process of roasting coffee. 802 Coffee imports coffee from all over the world and bags were in abundance on the floor with an indication of origin and whether it is decaf or regular and if it is organic. Once a coffee is selected, it goes into a roasting machine; one operational and another, older and classic looking and used  if necessary. The coffee is cooled and put in bins before packaging. During the tour President Eddie explored the possibility of serving 802 Coffee at the Annual Breakfast. Stay turned. 
Rotarian always enjoy an outing and appreciate the opportunity to meet business owners and learn about their
operation. This field trip was fun, interesting and informative. A good time was had by all!
Since Last We Met 
Birthday: Joe Shadroui  October 26, 2023
Anniversary: Brenda and Eric Waterhouse  October 27, 2023
On this day in history:  In 1938 a horse race that captured the imagination of Americans during the Great Depression, Seabiscuit defeated War Admiral by four lengths.
On this day in history: In 1512 for the first time the general public was able to view Michelangelo’s fresco on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel  in the Vatican Palace; the artwork is among the greatest achievements in Western painting.                     
NOTICE: The November 8th meeting will be held at Spaulding High School with the Interact members.
Until next time, that's all folks......

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Barre, VT
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The Aldrich Public Library
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Barre, VT 05641
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