Rotary Club of St. Johnsbury
Serving Our Community Since 1923

 
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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
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 s.choudhury@nvrh.org
 
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. 

View the Basketball Schedule in the "Download" section on the right of website.

 

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 Tournament 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.
 

 

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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On June 27th, Pres. Tom Wales handed the leadership of our club to Susan Cherry.   The club said our goodbyes to Tom and welcomed Susan at the Rotary 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

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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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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!

 
 

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
Change Over Day
Jun 26, 2017
Sue Lyndes
Jul 10, 2017
The Wellness Community
Melanie Finn
Jul 24, 2017
James Payette
Jul 31, 2017
 
 
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Five years since its debut, Rotary Club Central is getting a big upgrade
When we introduced Rotary Club Central in 2012, it revolutionized goal tracking and planning for clubs and districts — no more filling out paper club-planning forms or passing along boxes of historical club information every time a new leader took office. Rotary Club Central offered clubs and districts a quantifiable way to begin measuring local and global impact, specifically membership initiatives, service activities, and Rotary Foundation giving. But as with any technological advancement, in a few short years, Rotary Club Central began to show its age, and Rotarians took notice. They...
Rotary International Board adopts new zone structure
At its January 2017 meeting, the Rotary International Board of Directors adopted a new zone structure for Rotary clubs. Rotary bylaws require the Board to complete a comprehensive review of the 34 Rotary zones no less often than every eight years to ensure that each zone has an approximately equal number of Rotarians. The Board’s previous review of the zones occurred in 2008. The Board earlier approved the creation of three regional workgroups to develop rezoning proposals for Asia, Europe/Africa, and the Americas. These workgroups comprised one representative (either a current director,...
Centennial celebration honors 20 noteworthy global grant projects
Through The Rotary Foundation, Rotary members have supported thousands of projects that promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, save mothers and children, support education, and grow local economies. We’ve also led the fight to eradicate polio worldwide. As part of our celebration of the Foundation’s centennial, we’re honoring 20 global grant projects with special recognition. Learn more about the projects using our interactive map.
Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...