Rotary Club of St. Johnsbury
Serving Our Community Since 1923

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Welcome to our Club!

St. Johnsbury

Be a Gift to the World

We meet Mondays at 12:15 PM
Union Baptist Church
Route 5
St. Johnsbury, VT  05819
United States
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St. Johnsbury Rotary Latest News
Review the final scores of the 68th Rotary 2016 Basketball Games.
 

 

 
 
 
Last year's Community Service Award went to Grady Peterson of Danville.  Peterson plans to attend Vermont Technical College in the fall of 2015.  The award was given in recognition of Peterson's many and varied community service activities.  Additionally, Grady has achieved the designation of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts.  Grady Peterson (on left) received the award on behalf of the Club from Rotarian Eric Wilson (on right).
 

 

Super Bingo  

Typically, 200+ bingo players participate in our Super Bingo held in Spring and Fall.  Through the generosity of those who play, we are able to raise funds that go to support many local causes.  We extend our thanks and gratitude to all who participate.  Our fall event took place on October 18, 2015 at the St. Johnsbury Academy Field House.  Watch for details about our spring event.  We hope to see you there!

 

 

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Circus Smirkus (http://www.smirkus.org/) was in St. Johnsbury in July. Rotarians enjoyed volunteering to assist with parking, taking tickets, ushering and other duties! 

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L-R: Incoming President Tom Wales, Outgoing President Jane Arthur and Suzanne Roberts
Outgoing President Jane Arthur named Suzanne Roberts as Rotarian of the Year.  The honor was bestowed during the club's recent Changeover Meeting held June 22 at the Rotary Centennial Pavilion in St. Johnsbury. 
 

 
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On behalf of our Club, Charlie Browne congratulates Jim Jung for becoming a Benefactor.

For more information about giving to the Rotary Foundation: http://www.rotary.org/myrotary/en/take-action/give/recognition

 

 

 

The Global Polio Eradication Initiative

The fight to end polio is led by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, which includes Rotary International, UNICEF, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and governments of the world, with the support of many others around the globe.

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St. Johnsbury Rotary Club Visioning: Strategic Planning for the Future

Our Club recently conducted a visioning session.  Information related to the session and the results are outlined in a paper contained in the Download area.
 
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Speakers
May 09, 2016
Dr. Travis Howard
Text neck and sitting smart
May 16, 2016
John Kascenska
Trekking in Nepal
May 23, 2016
Michael Snyder, Commissioner of VT Forests
Vermont's forests with emphasis on the Northeast Kingdom
May 30, 2016
Jun 06, 2016
Jun 13, 2016
Samantha Giroux
Let Kids Grow
 
 
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