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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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!

 

 

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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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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. 
 

 
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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
Feb 15, 2016
Feb 22, 2016
Feb 29, 2016
Ambassador Robert Ford (ret.)
Report Card on U.S. Efforts Against the Islamic State
Mar 07, 2016
Dr. Ryan Sexton
New Medical Director of Emergency Medicine at NVRH
Mar 14, 2016
Mar 21, 2016
Beth Wallace
Everybody Wins! Vermont
Mar 28, 2016
Patricia Anderson
Golden Ball Thai Chi
Apr 25, 2016
May 30, 2016
Jun 06, 2016
 
 
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