The Rotary Club of 
Barre, Vermont
Chartered 1924
District 7850
PO Box 167
Barre, VT 05641
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A Pledge and a Couple of  Dollars

Eleven  Rotarians recited the Pledge of Allegiance and then  President Eddie asked if there were any Happy Dollars. Joe was up first with a Happy Dollar, but decided to give it later. He did throw in a couple of bucks for polio. 

Bob Pope rose to propose a fine of one-and-nine on me (aka Jim) for taking a full bottle of soda instead of sharing a half bottle as President Eddie had requested us to do earlier. Before I could mount a defense, Tom rose to remind everyone “that we never fine Jim” and no one could recall that I had ever been fined. Joe interjected at this time and delivered his anti-fine speech with his usual passion. After a little more conversation, a vote was called for and the fine did not pass.

Keys in the Hand Are Worth More Than Keys in the Sewer

Joe rose to give a Happy Dollar as he told of an incident in which Karl played a significant role. Joe was picking up trash over a sewer grate and his keys, wallet, and cell phone fell into the sewer. Karl to the rescue! Wallet and cell phone were retrieved, but it took another method to get to the keys. Karl asked a passerby if he had a magnet and he did, but it wasn’t strong enough. In the end a magnet purchased at Ace Hardware did the trick and Joe got his keys back thanks to Karl on the spot. 

Since Last We Met

Birthdays: Paul Haigh  September 9

Caroline Earle  September 4

Anniversary: Tom and Linda Babic  September 5

On this day in history: In 1990 the law-enforcement series Law & Order debuted on the NBC television network; the show became one of the longest-running prime-time TV dramas in the United States.

On this day in history: In 1857 Milton Snavely Hershey, founder of the Hershey Chocolate Company, was born in Pennsylvania.

The Induction

The next order of business was the induction of Dan Barlow. Tony took center stage to conduct the induction ceremony which he did with his pleasantly pleasing relaxed style. Tony, also his sponsor, presented to Dan the Rotary member pin and a kit which included a membership certificate and a badge among other helpful Rotary items. Dan was welcomed warmly with a round of applause by those assembled. 


A Breakfast Report

President Eddie reported that things are coming together with  great cooperation of Quality Market and Bob Woodward. Tony reported that road signs will go up throughout the area on Sunday and that Louisa Tripp, former district governor and a Northfield Rotarian, will be selling tickets at the door since Carol Dawes cannot do it this year.

Until next time, that's all folks.....

Club Information
We meet every Wednesday
at 12:00 at the
Aldrich Public Library
6 Washington Street
Barre, VT.
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Call 802.476.07550 for more information
or email President Nicole DiDomenico 
Sep 27, 2023
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Rotary Foundation
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Song Leader
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Paul Haigh
September 2
Caroline Earle
September 4
Timothy Boltin
September 17
Joseph Preddy
September 30
Spouse Birthdays
Paul Haigh
September 2
Caroline Earle
September 4
Tom Babic
Linda Babic
September 5
Join Date
Loren Polk
September 19, 2018
5 years
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Barre Rotary Club's Meeting Sept 20, 2023
Aldrich Public Library
Sep 20, 2023
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
2023 Rotary Breakfast
Aldrich Public Library
Sep 23, 2023
7:30 AM – 10:00 AM
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