Montpelier Rotary News


Provides weekend food for over 45 elementary school students with our Backpack food project.

Manages with community help the annual Karen Kitzmiller Memorial Coat Drive which typically distributes over 800 coats, other winter clothing, and blankets.

Has contributed over the past five years a total of more than $50,000 in small donations to such local community organizations as Good Beginnings, Lost Nation Theater, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Just Basics Food Pantry and Good Samaritan Haven



Began in 1997 awarding annual scholarships to graduating students from Montpelier and Union-32 high schools. The 2019-2020 awards totaled $53,000. With the 2020-2021 awards this spring, the total awarded by the Club since 1997 will exceed one million dollars. To date, these scholarships have benefited 133 students.


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Rotary Club of Montpelier, VT

PO BOX 441

Montpelier, VT 05601

The Four-Way Test

From the earliest days of the organization, Rotarians were concerned with promoting high ethical standards in their professional lives. One of the world's most widely printed and quoted statements of business ethics is The Four-Way Test, which was created in 1932 by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor (who later served as RI president) when he was asked to take charge of a company that was facing bankruptcy.

This 24-word test for employees to follow in their business and professional lives became the guide for sales, production, advertising, and all relations with dealers and customers, and the survival of the company is credited to this simple philosophy. Adopted by Rotary in 1943, The Four-Way Test has been translated into more than a hundred languages and published in thousands of ways. It asks the following four questions:

"Of the things we think, say or do:

  1. Is it the TRUTH?

  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?


  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?"

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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Peter Ricker
    October 1
  • Brian Aitchison
    October 20
  • Rolland Lafayette
    October 21
  • Bill Miles
    October 25
  • Joseph Choquette
    October 30
Join Date:
  • Peter Ricker
    October 2, 2000
    21 years
  • Frederick Bashara
    October 10, 1966
    55 years
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Service Above Self

We meet Mondays at 12:15 PM
Capitol Plaza Hotel
100 State Street
Montpelier, VT  05602
United States
District Site
Venue Map
Brian Kravitz, CVABE
Nov 08, 2021
Adult Basic Education (Joe Choquette)
Dinah Yessne, Central Vermont Refugee Network
Nov 22, 2021
Fall Campaign (Joe Choquette)
Dec 06, 2021
Dec 20, 2021
Rotary’s World Polio Day program looks toward polio eradication’s endgame

The 30-minute program, “Delivering on our Promise of a Polio-Free World,” provided encouraging information about the progress and remaining challenges in the fight to end polio.

Kiwanis Lions Optimist Rotary join for week of service to Celebrate Community

Kiwanis, Lions, Optimist, Rotary, join for week of service to Celebrate CommunityEVANSTON, ILL.: October 7, 2021 – Celebrate Community, a joint initiative of the four major volunteer service organizations, will launch

The Best Chance to Eradicate Polio is Now

World Health Organization’s polio chief, Aidan O’Leary explains why now is our best chance to eradicate polio.

Join us for Rotary’s World Polio Day Online Global Update

Join us for Rotary’s World Polio Day Online Global Update Rotary International14-October-2019  Mark your calendar to join us on 24 October 2019, for Rotary’s World Polio Day

RI President-elect Jennifer Jones announces Rotary’s $97 million pledge for sustainable projects during Global Citizen Live

The star-studded global event rallied people to take action on some of the world’s most urgent problems.

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