Rotary Club of St. Johnsbury
Serving Our Community Since 1923

 
 

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St. Johnsbury

Engage Rotary, Change Lives

We meet Mondays at 12:15 PM
Union Baptist Church
Route 5
St. Johnsbury, VT  05819
United States
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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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Springtime Super Bingo  

We wish to thank the 200+ bingo players who participated in this spring's Super Bingo.  Through the generosity of those who play, we are able to raise funds that go to support many local causes.  Watch for more Super Bingo coming this fall at the St. Johnsbury Academy Fieldhouse.

 

 
 

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

Jul 28, 2014
Phil Scott
Lt. Governor of State of Vermont
Aug 04, 2014
TBA
Aug 11, 2014
Sarah Emery
SJA Summer Youth Corp / Operation Creation
Aug 18, 2014
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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Rick Burns’ thoughtful approach to Iraq and Afghanistan
Humanitarian Rick Burns, a retired civil affairs officer in the U.S. Army, has been helping people in the war-torn countries of Afghanistan and Iraq since 2003. He's seen a lot of good, but he's also seen what happens when good intentions go awry. Take the fertile grounds of Arghandab River Valley in Afghanistan, for example. Burns recalls an initiative to help fruit exporters become profitable again after the war. Cold storage facilities were built, but because no one considered the country's spotty electricity, the facilities ended up being too expensive to maintain. "We really want to make...
Pedaling coast-to-coast for a purpose
Keith Harris is pedaling for a purpose. At the tender age of 50, he's set out on an eight-week, 4,400-mile bike ride across the U.S. to raise $25,000 for The Rotary Foundation. He's also hoping to raise an additional $2,500 for Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport, Massachusetts, where a few years ago he was treated for a life-threatening heart condition. "The trip is sort of my midlife crisis," he admits but it's not the first time he's pedaled across the country. He made the trek about 20 years ago, before he married his wife, Christina. Harris has been a Rotary member for 18 years. He's...
Blown away by the realities of human trafficking
At the age of 17, Jennifer was sleeping on the streets of Atlanta. She'd felt abandoned most of her life, unprotected from her brothers and her mother's boyfriends, who physically and sexually abused her since she was five. And now, kicked out of her house, Jennifer - whose last name is withheld for privacy - was alone and vulnerable. She was soon lured into sex trafficking and was unable to escape for two years. Then she found Covenant House. "Studies have shown that if a young person ends up on the street, within 48 hours someone is going to approach them with the intention of exploiting...
Drug wars, financial setbacks no match for Mexico clinic
About 300 miles south of Ciudad Juarez, one of Mexico's most dangerous cities, is the small town of Guerrero in central Chihuahua. The community is home to the Guerrero Clinic, which has weathered neighboring drug wars and financial setbacks to treat the poor since 1980. Walter Branson, a member of the Rotary Club of Brazosport, Texas, in the United States, has been involved with the clinic since 1983. Branson says the governor of Chihuahua credits the clinic with providing 60 percent of indigent care in the state. The drug wars in Mexico, which began in 2006, initially scared away U.S....
President Burton reflects on his call to ‘Engage Rotary, Change Lives’
Ron Burton has made the world his office. Over the past year, the Rotary International president has traveled more than half-a-million miles across 50 countries, to inspire and motivate Rotary's 1.2 million members. Although many encouraged him to use cheaper, virtual alternatives, he believes it takes face-to-face engagement. "I was the first president to have a Google Hangout and have done Facebook chats," Burton says, reflecting on his term, which ends at midnight 30 June. "But I asked Rotarians this year to Engage Rotary, Change Lives, so I needed to live that as well, by sitting at...
 
 
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