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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
Brendan Hughes passion for St. Johnsbury shows as he updates the St. Johnsbury Rotary club on the progress of the St. Johnsbury Distillery -- schedule to open in the St. J Hardware building this spring.
 

     St. Johnsbury Rotary's 2019 71st Basketball Tournament!

                      

                                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.
 

 
Walk to End Alzheimer's --
 
 
Jane Mitchell is the Vermont state coordinator for the Alzheimer's Association.  Nancy Poulos heads up the "Walk to End Alzheimer's in St. Johnsbury on September 9th.
 
 
St. Johnsbury Rotary Club's Changeover
 
 
Pres. Jim McFaul presents outgoing Pres. Susan Cherry with a President's Rotary plaque.  As president, Susan lead the club for 2 years.  The club welcomes Pres. Jim's as it's president for the coming Rotary year (July 1st to July 1st).  Pres. Jim has been outlining his thoughts and goals for the club and the club looks forward to his leadership.
 
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!   
 
 
 
 
Congratulations!
 
 
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 -http://jamespayettecomics.com
 
 
 
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 Standard.com  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".
 
 

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
Club Assembly
Mar 25, 2019
The fascinating inner workings of our club.
Rep. Scott Beck
Apr 01, 2019
Rep. Scott Beck will give us an update on the current Vermont Legislative session
Adam Kane, Exec. Director of the Fairbanks Museum
Apr 08, 2019
Adam will tell us about all the new and exciting changes taking place at the museum.
Susan Cherry and Karen Edwards
Apr 15, 2019
Rotary Trivia Game Day. Get ready to play and have fun while we vie for trivia bragging rights.
Club Assembly
Apr 22, 2019
The facinating inner workings of our club.
Bob Joly, Director of the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum
Apr 29, 2019
Program featuring the restoration of the Domes of Yosemite and its return to St. Johnsbury
 
 
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Fluid approach to water

How Rotary has changed to help people get clean water for longer than just a few years

Profile Rotary member forms Roots of Peace to remove land mines

Profile: A vine ideaHeidi KühnRotary Club of San FranciscoHeidi Kühn arrived in Utsunomiya, Japan, in 1975, a few months after the end of the Vietnam War. She was a Rotary Youth Exchange

Putting power in hands of women

Stephanie Woollard went from Down Under to the top of the world to find out if one person can make a difference.

Turning teens away from crime

Rotary clubs in Canada invest in the PACT program, an urban peace initiative that aims to break the cycle of youth

From peace fellow to international advocate

Rotary peace fellow creates Red Dot Foundation to fight street harassment and violence against women.