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:
  • John Maddox
    June 11
  • JPhyllis Andrews
    June 28
Join Date:
  • Peter Hood
    June 6, 1983
    38 years
  • Arthur Wright
    June 15, 1992
    29 years
Club Information

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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
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Changeover! Celebrating Melinda, Renee & Eun-Young
Jun 28, 2021
In-person evening meeting outdoors! Details to follow
Rotary’s second virtual convention highlights accomplishment in polio, progress toward ending COVID-19

Rotary’s second virtual convention highlights accomplishment in polio, progress toward ending COVID-19

Swiss Rotary clubs help young refugees start new lives

The program matches refugees with training to get them settled and fill a need for skilled workers.

Common Ground: Rotary Magazine 2021 Photo Awards

Common Ground: Rotary Magazine 2021 Photo Awards. In a time of separation, our winning photographers used their cameras to make connections.

Rotary members lead effort to transform childbirth care in Mongolia

Julie Dockrill, recipient of Rotary’s People of Action: Champions of Health, led a team of midwives in training health care professionals as part of a comprehensive well-being program that’s saving mothers and babies.

Rotary's rainbow

Fellowship has created a global home for LGBT members and friends

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