Rotary Club of St. Johnsbury
Serving Our Community Since 1923

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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 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!




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.
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St. Johnsbury Academy Hilltones performing
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Support the Foundation on Giving Tuesday, 1 December
Join the global online movement to celebrate the season with a gift to The Rotary Foundation. Giving Tuesday, 1 December, uses the power of social media and the spirit of generosity to promote giving and philanthropy around the world. You can support the cause by going online on 1 December to make a gift to The Rotary Foundation. Then use social media to encourage your friends and family to do the same. It’s the perfect opportunity to reach our supporters and build on the momentum of Rotary Foundation Month. Last year, the Foundation raised more than $100,000 on Giving Tuesday. This year, the...
New Rotary flag and banner materials available in Brand Center
Give your Rotary flag or banner a new and professional look with our updated materials, available in the Brand Center. With eight options of colors and backgrounds to choose from, you can find the design that will best strengthen your club or district brand. The Brand Center also offers everything you need to create communications with the Rotary look and tone. You can download Rotary’s logo -- or create your own club or district logo. And you’ll find editable templates for brochures, newsletters, PowerPoint presentations, fliers, and more. (Sign-in required.)
Cyclists raise nearly $3 million in Miles to End Polio ride
The fight to eradicate polio got a major financial boost from the annual Miles to End Polio bike ride that took place 21 November in Arizona, USA. Rotary General Secretary John Hewko and a team of eight RI staff members helped raise $2.9 million. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will match the funds 2-to-1, bringing the total contribution to PolioPlus to nearly $9 million. This is the fourth year in a row that Hewko has biked in the 104-mile (167 km) El Tour de Tucson ride, one of the country’s top cycling events. More than 100 Rotary members from Arizona and around the world hit the...
Foundation moves up on expert list of top nonprofits
The Rotary Foundation has continued its steady growth, moving up one spot to 93rd in The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s annual ranking of the top 400 nonprofit organizations in the United States. The ranking is based on monetary contributions from private sources and reflects the increasing generosity of those who support Rotary’s mission. According to The Chronicle of Philanthropy, the Foundation received $259,594,884 in 2014, an 8.3 percent increase from the previous year. The Foundation recently earned a 4-start rating from Charity Navigator, the largest and most prestigious independent...
Chulalongkorn celebrates 10 years of equipping leaders to build peace
Bobby Anderson was helping former freedom fighters in Aceh, Indonesia, adjust to life after combat when he heard about the Rotary Peace Center at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. Anderson, who became part of the 2010 class of Rotary Peace Fellows, says the program allowed him to reflect upon the work he had already done and gain a larger perspective beyond day to day practicalities.  “To be able to meet other people that had done similar work in other places and to be exposed [during field study] to the disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration situation in Nepal was fascinating and...