Rotary Club of St. Johnsbury
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St. Johnsbury

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We meet Mondays at 12:15 PM
Union Baptist Church
Route 5
St. Johnsbury, VT  05819
United States
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Outgoing President Charlie Browne named Jim Jung as Rotarian of the Year.  The honor was bestowed during the club's recent Changeover Meeting held July 21 at the Rotary Centennial Pavilion in St. Johnsbury. Jung serves Rotary in many capacities.  To name a few, he is chairman of the club's Rotary Foundation, and coordinator of the RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) and Rotary Speech Contest.  
 

 

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

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Super Bingo  

We wish to thank the 200+ bingo players who participated in our spring Super Bingo.  Through the generosity of those who play, we are able to raise funds that go to support many local causes.  There is more Super Bingo coming this fall - October 12th at the St. Johnsbury Academy Fieldhouse - save the date!

 

 
 

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:

• Literacy and education: Our club distributes 240 dictionaries and atlases to local schoolchildren each year
• Everybody Wins, an after school reading/mentoring program
• Scholastic Achievement 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.
 

 

 
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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

Aug 25, 2014
Joe Bertolino
What's new at Lyndon State College
Sep 15, 2014
Tom Lovett
Headmaster of St. Johnsbury Academy
Sep 22, 2014
TBA
Sep 29, 2014
Troy Ruggles, Chief of St. Johnsbury Fire Dept.
Fire Prevention Week and other "hot" topics
Oct 06, 2014
 
 

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