Rotary Club of St. Johnsbury
Serving Our Community Since 1923

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President Elect
Vice President
Past President
Director/Community Service Chair
Rotary Foundation
Director/Membership Chair
Director/Program & Speaker Coordinator
Comunity Service Award Chair
Public Relations
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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

This year's Community Service Award went to Grady Peterson of Danville.  Peterson plans to attend Vermont Technical College in the fall.  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 will take place on October 18, 2015 at the St. Johnsbury Academy Field House.  Watch for more details.  We hope to see you there!




Circus Smirkus ( was in St. Johnsbury in July. Rotarians enjoyed volunteering to assist with parking, taking tickets, ushering and other duties! 




Our Rotary Basketball Tournament promotes good sportsmanship among the 500-plus students from Northern Vermont and New Hampshire whose teams participate each year.  The two-week tournament is also our Club's biggest annual fundraiser.  The proceeds support sending children to summer camps.

Historically, funds from our Tourament and other funds raised by our club have supported the following St. Johnsbury Rotary Club projects:

• Summer camps for over 50 children
• Literacy and education: Our club distributes 240 dictionaries and atlases to local schoolchildren each year
• Community Service Awards to college-bound students
• Northeast Kingdom Youth Services (NEKYS)
• First Night
• Four area Red Cross Blood Drives collecting 700+ pints of blood annually
• Meals on Wheels
• Shared Heat
• The Santa Fund
and many more local projects.



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. 

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

For more information about giving to the Rotary Foundation:




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.




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.


Oct 12, 2015
Oct 26, 2015
Anne Campbell
Catamount Arts Programs
Nov 02, 2015
Nov 09, 2015
Dennis Amsden
Vermont Fish & Game
Nov 16, 2015
Jodi Flanagan
Burke Mountain Academy
Nov 23, 2015
Nov 30, 2015
Vermont Dept. of Transportation
Dec 07, 2015
Dec 14, 2015
Holiday Party
St. Johnsbury Academy Hilltones performing
Dec 21, 2015
Dec 28, 2015
Jan 18, 2016
Jan 25, 2016
Feb 15, 2016
Mar 14, 2016


Showcase your project at the Seoul convention
Apply to host a booth in the House of Friendship at the 2016 Rotary International Convention in Seoul, 28 May-1 June. This is an opportunity to showcase your club or district project, recruit members for your Rotary Fellowship, share information about your Rotarian Action Group, or market Rotary merchandise if you are a licensed RI vendor. The application deadline is 30 September. Booth allocations will be awarded by 1 November. Apply
Bringing education to rural Mexican area, one school at a time
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Meet our polio partners
From the September 2015 issue of The Rotarian Eradicating polio is a complex job. Since 1988, we’ve collaborated with the World Health Organization, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and UNICEF to tackle the disease through our Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Here’s how our roles break down. The Strategist: WHO The World Health Organization (WHO) coordinates the management and administration of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative and provides technical and operational support to ministries of health in countries around the world. WHO is responsible for monitoring...
Nigeria sees no wild polio cases for one year
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Australian students take opportunity by the horns
The rules of the Shaftesbury Rodeo Academy are simple: no school, no rodeo. It’s a message that teenagers who attend school at Bisley Farm, most of whom have never attended any school regularly, take seriously. Because come Friday night, these aspiring rodeo heroes want to join their friends to ride bulls for a heart-stopping eight seconds, if they last that long. The school in rural Queensland, Australia, also teaches the boys, who are of the Wakka Wakka Aboriginal people, basic academics and farming skills, including how to care for crops and livestock. It’s a fairly common form of...