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St. Johnsbury

Rotary Serving Humanity

We meet Mondays at 12:15 PM
Union Baptist Church
Route 5
St. Johnsbury, VT  05819
United States
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St. Johnsbury Rotary Latest News
St. Johnsbury Rotary Speech Contestant - Martin Kraus
Martin Kraus, St. Johnsbury Academy was the St. Johnsbury Rotary Club's contestant at the second round of the District 7850 Rotary Speech Contest hosted by the Littleton Rotary Club on March 14th.  Martin competed against contestants from the Lancaster Rotary Club (Isabella Gaetjens-Oleson)  and the Cohase Rotary Club (Bryannah Heywood).   Bryannah scored the most points and will compete in April 14th at the Rotary District Assembly.  
February 12, 2018 St. Johnsbury Rotary Club Meeting
Member Jim McFaul presents the Rotary banner from the Beirut Cedars Rotary Club in Beirut, Lebanon.  Jim recently visited the Beirut area and shared our club's banner with their club.
Past Present and our Club's current Rotary International Foundation Chair discusses the importance of giving to the Rotary Foundation.  One of the Foundation's greatest benefits is that 50% of the money donated by a Rotary District returns to that district to be used by the Rotary Clubs.  Our District 7850 receives approximately $30,000 each year.  A couple of year's ago, the St. Johnsbury Club participated in a District Grant.  The grant helped to get the Rankin land (Kingdom Trails South) started.
December 18, 2017 St. Johnsbury Rotary Meeting
Member Jim McFaul talks about his recent trip to Beirut.  Jim attended the Rotary meeting of the Rotary Club Beirut Cedars.
Katheryn, Brynn and Frank enjoy a bit of humor during the meeting!
St. Johnsbury Rotary Club Speech Contest
Janet Warner-Ashley, Teach at the Academy and three of her students; Franziska Murmann, Reagan Ford, Martin Kraus and Rotarian Jim McFaul.   Reagan's speech on the current political divide in American was the Club's winner by a slight margin.  Reagan receives $100 and will compete against clubs from Lancaster, Littleton and the Cohase Rotary Club in Woodsville. 
St. Johnsbury Rotary Meeting, October 30, 2017 -- Speaker Kari White
Kari White -- Building Flourishing Communities in the NEK
Normandie Lee happily lets go of a Happy $ to Sargent-in-Arms Frank
St. Johnsbury Rotary Meeting October 2, 2017
Pres. Elect Jim McFaul fills in for Pres. Susan
Pres. Elect Jim McFaul welcome Molly Stone to our club. Welcome Molly!
Sharma Gencarell our speaker - The St. Johnsbury School's Early Education Coordinator.
St. Johnsbury Rotary Meeting September 25, 2017
Pres. Susan supports the club with a few H$s (Happy Dollars).
Pres. Susan promotes the Club's Fruit sale.   The oranges and grapefruit survived the recent storms.  Get your orders in for November 1st.
Pres. Susan is now a Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) GRADUATE!   
St. Johnsbury Rotary Meeting, September 11, 2017
Michael Rice, CEO of CALEX updates members on the growth of CALEX
Pres. Susan -- Promoting the Club's fruit sale
Rosie outlines the Club's Burke Mountain Raffle to take place May 24, 2018
Monday, August 28, 2017 -- St. Johnsbury Rotary Meeting
President Susan updates the club during Club Assembly.
Lunch was topped off with a bit of table trivia,  "who could eat the most Ginger Cake".
St. Johnsbury Rotary Meeting, August 21, 2017.
Guest Speaker, Jim Payette, Comic Books -- see Jim's website here -
Jim provided a number of comics for members to look at.
Jim Payette gave an fascinating history of comic books.
St. Johnsbury Rotary Meeting - 
RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award) students - Katelyn Brown and Garrett Sinclair.   Standing with St. Johnsbury Rotary Club's Youth Chair Sue Parker and Pres. Elect Hank Parker.  Katelyn and Garrett are students at Danville High School.
Garrett and Katelyn
District Governor Eric Denu (Middlebury Club) visited our club today. 
Gov. Eric presents a tree to Pres. Susan and our club. Gov. Eric is gifting a tree to each of our 42 clubs in our District.  One of Ian Riseley's missions is "Rotary will use its global footprint to flex its environmental muscle by planting some 1.2 million trees".
The Rotary gifts didn't stop with the tree.  Pres. Susan with this years Rotary International theme banner and Gov. Eric's Rotary Teamwork hats.
Enjoy pictures of our Rotary meeting!
Melanie Finn -- Our Speaker
From Vermont  Melanie Finn is the author of Away From You and The Gloaming. Both are set in East Africa, where she was raised and has lived and worked as a writer, journalist and filmmaker. Now, living on a mountain in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom with her husband, a wildlife filmmaker, and their two children, she continues to run a small healthcare project in northern Tanzania. She founded the Natron Healthcare Project to meet the needs of desperate women and children in two remote Masai villages. The stories she heard from these women and her struggles to bring them meaningful access to healthcare echo through The Gloaming.
President Susan congratulations Rotarians for their support and work during her first year as Rotary President.  As President Susan start her second year as President, she is quoted "I look forward to another Rotary year as President".
Eric Wilson of the St. Johnsbury Rotary Club with one of our two Community Service Award students, Henry Cunningham.

Eric introduced Henry Cunningham and commented on his commitment to serving others.  His volunteer efforts include; a Lacrosse program for 5-8th graders in the winter and a trip to India with the St. Johnsbury Academy; teaching kids English and helping build a playground.  Henry will be attending Bentley. 

A breakfast meeting with guest speaker Gov. Phil Scott
at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital.
Gov. Phil Scott is a native Vermonter who grew up in Barre, and is a graduate of Spaulding High School and the University of Vermont.
Come, listen, and discuss with the Governor his Education, Housing, Health, Economic Priorities or any other topics that you would like to see discussed that impact our community here in the NEK.
Please RSVP to

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.
Karen Guile-Caron & Andrea Willey
Mar 19, 2018
Stable Connections. Therapy with horses, Guildhall, VT
Rotary Changeover
Jun 25, 2018
Thank you for two great years Susan! Good luck President Jim!
Mr. Larry Vars
Aug 13, 2018
The new District 7850 Governor
Liberian nurse fights for peace

A nurse fights for peaceIn a nation once wracked by civil war, Liberian Rotarian Elizabeth Sele Mulbah has spent much of her life leading efforts for peace and reconciliation.A past president (2011-12) of the Rotary Club of Sinkor, Mulbah has a remarkable

Rotaract: 50 years of changing lives

50 years ago, the first Rotaract club was formed to give young adults a place to connect and take action for good. Rotaract members from each decade share what the program was like and how it shaped their

Rotary women celebrated for changing lives

World Bank and Rotary International celebrate International Women’s

Nowhere to turn

As thousands of refugees streamed into Berlin, they strained the health care system. Rotarian and physician Pia Skarabis-Querfeld spent the last three years building a network of volunteer doctors to help those in

5 things you might not know about ending polio

The road to eradicating polio has been a long and difficult one, with Rotary leading the fight since 1985. Going from nearly 350,000 cases in 1988 to just 10 so far this year has required time, money, dedication, and innovation from thousands of people who are working to end the