Rotary Club of Brattleboro, Vermont

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Rotary Cares Discusses Polio Plus and Pure Water for the World 2018-02-22 05:00:00Z 0
Club Serves Meal at SOS on Friday, February 16 2018-02-16 05:00:00Z 0
Reformer features Club's Sugar on Snow 2018-02-16 05:00:00Z 0
American Legion being renovated in March 2018-02-15 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club Provides "Sugar on Snow" for over 40 years 2018-02-14 05:00:00Z 0
2017-18 Literacy Project Update 2018-01-28 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Cares, Ep. 4 - Interview with 7870 DG Jonathan Springer 2018-01-19 05:00:00Z 0
Another Successful Meal Served at Seasonal Overflow Shelter in January 2018-01-18 05:00:00Z 0
Another Successful Meal Served at SOS 2017-12-21 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Cares Ep. 3: International Projects 2017-12-16 05:00:00Z 0
Brattleboro Rotary Helps Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief 2017-12-14 05:00:00Z 0
On Monday, Nov. 27, Brattleboro Rotary Club served its first meal of the winter at the Seasonal Overflow Shelter located on the Winston Prouty Center campus. Twenty-five dinner guests were served (note: the capacity of beds is 33).
Club serves meal at Seasonal Overflow Shelter 2017-11-28 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Cares, Ep. 2 -- Community Service Projects 2017-11-16 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Clubs of Brattleboro Launch Monthly Cable TV Show -- Rotary Cares 2017-10-20 04:00:00Z 0
Brattleboro Rotary Club donates over $20,000 to Brattleboro Hospital 2017-09-14 04:00:00Z 0

When the editors at Reader's Digest made a list of the "50 Surprising Reasons We Love America" for their July 2013 cover story, they placed Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi at No. 50, Bill Gates at No. 25, and at No. 11, sandwiched between sliced bread and tumbleweeds, was Little Free Library, a homespun-tribute-turned-international-phenomenon started by Rotary member Todd Bol.

 

 

Brattleboro Rotary Club's 2017 Literacy Project 2017-09-14 04:00:00Z 0

Pine Ridge: Rotary Clubs unite to help reservation

The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota has found a friend about 1,500 miles away. 

And that friend, the Brattleboro Rotary Club, is enlisting others in its quest to help the reservation plagued with economic and health problems. 

"We've really reached out," said Marty Cohn, past president of the Brattleboro Rotary Club. "We got our two clubs here in Brattleboro, but we have clubs in New Hampshire, other clubs in Vermont. Now we're talking to clubs in Switzerland and South Dakota. All to improve the lives of residents in the largest Indian reservations in the country." 
 
To read the entire article, click here.
 
 
 
Club's Pine Ridge Project on Page One of Brattleboro Reformer 2017-09-02 04:00:00Z 0
CLUB BOARD MEETING: Thursday, March 8, 2018 @ 7:30 a.m. @ Hampton Inn
 
Rotarian Community Service Project: Brattleboro Area Winter Seasonal Overflow Shelter - 3/21/18 @ Winston Prouty Campus Brattleboro
 
Rotarian Community Service Project: Brattleboro Area Winter Seasonal Overflow Shelter - 4/3/18 @ Winston Prouty Campus Brattleboro
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING CLUB COMMITTEE MEETINGS 2017-07-07 04:00:00Z 0
 
Brattleboro - Charles R. Cummings, 87, a well-known attorney and town dignitary, died unexpectedly June 12 at his home in Brattleboro. Throughout his life, Chuck graced any occasion with sartorial splendor. 
Charles Cummings Obituary 2017-06-27 04:00:00Z 0
Welcome Center Fundraiser A Success! 2017-06-19 04:00:00Z 0

The Brattleboro Rotary Club recently awarded a total of $13,500 in scholarships to five local high school students who will attend college this fall. The scholarships are funded by The Gateway Foundation, an affiliate of the Brattleboro Rotary Club.

This year’s recipients include Francesca Carasi-Schwartz of Brattleboro, who will attend the University of Vermont; Rebecca M. Gringeri of Hinsdale, who will attend Hampshire College; Kayle M. Hussey of Hinsdale, N.H., who will attend Richmond University in London; Jarrod R. Price of Brattleboro, who will attend Vermont Technical College; and Jessalyn M. Stockwell of Newfane, who will attend the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Each student received $2,700.

Rotary Club awards $13,500 in scholarships to five local students 2017-04-24 04:00:00Z 0
2017 Rotary Golf Tournament Another Success! 2017-04-10 04:00:00Z 0
Barbara Gilmore made a great two-panel display for the Club's banner collection. Barbara and her husband, Rotarian Milt Gilmore, unveiled the collection of banners, either given by visiting Rotarians or from our members' visits to other clubs, at the March 9, 2017 meeting.
BANNER JOB FOR CLUB'S BANNERS 2017-03-10 05:00:00Z 0
CCV Student Receives $2,500 Medical Assisting Scholarship 2017-03-03 05:00:00Z 0
Club donates over $20K to Brat Hospital 2017-02-24 05:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Club of Brattleboro is pleased to announce the initial offering of a new district wide scholarship in memory of Janice H. McElroy, who served as Rotary District 7870 Governor in 2011-2012 and was instrumental in securing a Rotary International grant of $412,000 to help southern Vermont rebuild after the devastation of Hurricane Irene.  This scholarship is made possible due to donations from friends, colleagues and Rotary Clubs throughout the District 7870. 
 
                                         
Rotary District 7870 Announces the Janice H. McElroy Scholarship Program 2017-02-20 05:00:00Z 0

The Brattleboro Rotary Club bestowed the sixth annual “Norm Kuebler Four-Way Test Award” upon Brooke Finnell at the club’s weekly meeting on Jan.19 at the American Legion in Brattleboro. From left to right: Jerry Theberge, Brooke Finnell, and Cindy Jerome.  
Finnell earns Rotary’s Kuebler award 2017-02-05 05:00:00Z 0
 
 
                         
 
BRATTLEBORO — Rotary International, along with its various clubs throughout the world, has established January as Rotary Awareness Month.

"A lot of people don't know what Rotary International does. We want to get the word out," said Jeff Hagstrom, Brattleboro Rotary Club president.
January is Rotary Awareness Month 2017-01-08 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marty Cohn on Jan 02, 2017
 
The 52nd annual Brattleboro Rotary Club Christmas Tree Fundraiser was another success.  All trees were sold and over $5,000 was raised for Gateway Foundation.
Rotary’s Christmas Trees SOLD Marty Cohn 2017-01-03 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Disc Golf Tournament A Success 2016-10-16 00:00:00Z 0
Join us for a fun event that will feature  classic cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more, pancake breakfast, music with Tim Johnson from WTSA, a scavenger hunt, raffle and more. Registration for the show is $10 per vehicle. Admission is free for spectators.
 
Brattleboro on Wheels - August 20, 2016 2016-08-03 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Helps KILI Radio with Solar Panels Martin Cohn 2016-03-29 00:00:00Z 0
Club Helps Winston Prouty Prepare to Move Martin Cohn 2016-03-26 00:00:00Z 0
 
 
The Brattleboro Rotary Club bestowed the fourth annual "Norm Kuebler Four-Way Test Award" upon The Works Bakery Cafe at the club's weekly meeting on January 14, 2016. 
 
The award honors the late Norm Kuebler, who was a past president of the club, a local businessman, and a longtime community volunteer. Kuebler died unexpectedly at the age of 63 in April 2010.

Kuebler was a strong proponent of Rotary International's code of ethics, called the "Four-Way Test," which asks, "Of the things we think, say, or do: Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build goodwill and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned?"

In this spirit, the Brattleboro Rotary Club each year recognizes a local business that best exemplifies these values. 
 
Brattleboro Rotary Club Bestows 4th Annual "Norm Kuebler Four-Way Test " on The Works Bakery Cafe 2016-01-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Greg Worden

On August 20, 2016, Brattleboro on Wheels starts at 8 a.m. at Brattleboro Union High School with a pancake breakfast, followed by poker runs for cars and motorcycles, and a cruise in car, truck, motorcycle and bicycle show open to the public. For more information, visit the Brattleboro on Wheels Facebook page.

Brattleboro on Wheels Greg Worden 2016-01-01 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary International, along with its various clubs throughout the world, has established January as Rotary Awareness Month.

"A lot of people don't know what Rotary International does. We want to get the word out," said Greg Worden, Brattleboro Rotary Club president.

 
January is Rotary Awareness Month 2016-01-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marty Cohn on Nov 29, 2015
On Saturday, Nov. 28, the 51st annual Brattleboro Rotary Club Christmas Tree Fundraiser officially began. Since 1965, the Brattleboro Rotary Club has sold Christmas trees as a fundraiser for local student scholarships, and this year is no different! 

                                                  
51st Annual Christmas Tree Fundraiser Underway Marty Cohn 2015-11-30 00:00:00Z 0
Happy 110th Anniversary, Rotary Marty Cohn 2015-02-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marty Cohn on Feb 02, 2015

 

Gateway Foundation President Martin Cohn (left) and Brattleboro Rotary Club President Rich Carroll presented the inaugural Jesse Corum CCV scholarship to Amy Aldrich, a candidate for a medical assisting degree.  For more info, see News on left.

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Gateway Awards Inaugural Jesse Corum CCV Scholarship Marty Cohn 2015-02-03 00:00:00Z 0
CCV Student to Receive $2,500 Medical Assisting Scholarship Marty Cohn 2015-01-24 00:00:00Z 0
Club’s 49th Annual Christmas Tree Fundraiser Another Success! Marty Cohn 2014-11-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marty Cohn on Jun 17, 2014

For the past two years, the Rotary Clubs of Brattleboro  have been engaged in an international project in the United States.

After learning about the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, through an investigative report on ABC’s 20/20 TV show, the Clubs decided to direct attention towards helping improve the lives of the residents in Pine Ridge.

The November, 2014 issue of ROTARIAN MAGAZINE, the official publication of Rotary International, with a circulation of close to 1/2 billion, recognized the project in its "World Round Up" section

 

Brattleboro Rotary Club's Pine Ridge Reservation in ROTARIAN MAGAZINE Marty Cohn 2014-06-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marty Cohn on Dec 05, 2012

At the December 6, 2012 meeting, club members were regaled by a special performance by the New England Kurn Hattin Home Select Choir.  If you would like to hear a sample of the performance, click here

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NE Kurn Hattin Home Select Choir Entertains Club Marty Cohn 2012-12-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marty Cohn on Nov 16, 2012

“Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall.”

On Saturday, November 24, the 484th annual Brattleboro Rotary Club Christmas Tree Fundraiser officially begins.

Since 1965, the Brattleboro Rotary Club has sold Christmas trees.  This year, all net proceeds will benefit Gateway Foundation and fund scholarships for local students. 

Vermont-grown trees of all shapes and sizes will be sold in front of Brattleboro Bowl on Putney Road. Sales will continue until the trees are gone. 


Brattleboro Rotary Club’s 48th Annual Christmas Tree Fundraiser Begins on Saturday, November 24 Marty Cohn 2012-11-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marty Cohn on Sep 19, 2012
Chelsea Ingram, Miss Vermont 2012, was the featured speaker at the Thursday, September 20, 2012 Brattleboro Rotary Club's luncheon meeting.  Miss Ingram spoke about heart disease prevention.


Miss Vermont 2012 visits Club Marty Cohn 2012-09-20 00:00:00Z 0
Brattleboro Rotary Sponsors McMahon for Exchange Program to Dominican Republic Donna McElligott 2012-08-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Donna McElligott on Aug 01, 2012
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The Brattleboro Rotary Club awarded $12,000 in scholarships to six local high school students who will be attending college this fall, and honored past recipients at a special dinner hosted by Brattleboro Memorial Hospital on August 2, 2012. The scholarships are funded by The Gateway Foundation, a tax-exempt affiliate of the Brattleboro Rotary Club.
Rotary Club Awards $12K in Scholarships to 6 Local Students & Honors Past Recipients Donna McElligott 2012-08-02 00:00:00Z 0
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At the Brattleboro Rotary Club’s 37th Annual Charity Golf Tournament on June 7, 2012, a team from the Rotary Club of Franklin County (MA) posted the lowest score among visiting Rotarian teams and won $1,000 towards a Paul Harris Fellowship. This is the second year in a row that the Franklin County Club has won the award. 
Rotary Club of Franklin County Wins Paul Harris Fellowship Golf Trophy Donna McElligott 2012-06-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Donna McElligott on Apr 04, 2012
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Brattleboro Rotary Club President Elizabeth Harrison (on left in photo) presented two checks — each in the amount of $2,545 — to Boys & Girls Club representative Beth Baldwin Page and Pure Water for the World representative Philip Steckler, during the club's April 5th meeting.
Rotary Presents $5,000 to Boys & Girls Club and Pure Water for the World Donna McElligott 2012-04-05 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club Indoor Mini-Golf Tournament for Grownups and Families Was Above Par Marty Cohn 2012-04-01 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club Seeks Applicants for Group Study Exchange in Dominican Republic Donna McElligott 2012-03-08 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Hosts Indoor Mini-Golf Tournament for Grownups and Families Donna McElligott 2012-03-05 00:00:00Z 0
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The Brattleboro Rotary Club is pleased to announce that West Townshend resident Ian Harrison won a $1,000 store credit generously donated by Renaissance Fine Jewelry for a fundraising raffle in memory of Norm Kuebler, a longtime community member, businessman, and Brattleboro Rotarian who passed away in April 2010.
Rotary Announces Raffle Winner of $1,000 Renaissance Store Credit Donna McElligott 2012-02-08 00:00:00Z 0
Renaissance and Rotary Offer Fundraising Raffle for $1,000 Gift Certificate Donna McElligott 2012-01-27 00:00:00Z 0
Gringeri Participates in Student Rotarian Program Donna McElligott 2012-01-24 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Continues 25-Year Tradition Delivering Santa Gifts to Brattleboro Area Seniors Donna McElligott 2011-12-23 00:00:00Z 0
Club’s 47th Annual Christmas Tree Fundraiser Begins on Saturday, November 26 Marty Cohn 2011-11-25 00:00:00Z 0
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We are very sad to report that Brattleboro Rotary Club Charter Member Phil Dunham passed away November 10, 2011. A celebration of his life will take place at 4 p.m. Saturday, November 19, 2011, at All Soul's Church in West Brattleboro.

To view Phil's obituary, please click here.

Please see below for the article by Chris Garofolo that appeared in the November 16th Brattleboro Reformer.

Brattleboro Club Mourns Death of Charter Member Phil Dunham Donna McElligott 2011-11-16 00:00:00Z 0
3rd Annual International Film & Food Festival - Sunday, November 20 Marty Cohn 2011-11-07 00:00:00Z 0
Brattleboro Rotary Helps to “Feed the Thousands” Donna McElligott 2011-11-03 00:00:00Z 0
Brattleboro Rotary Club Bestows First "Norm Kuebler Award" on Brown and Roberts Donna McElligott 2011-10-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marty Cohn on Oct 21, 2011
In honor of Dr. Jonas Salk's birthday, Rotary has declared October 24th "World Polio Day". The following letter was published in the Brattleboro Reformer. 
Monday, October 24 is World Polio Day Marty Cohn 2011-10-22 00:00:00Z 0
Brattleboro Rotary Donates $22,500 from Golf Tourney to West River Park Donna McElligott 2011-09-01 00:00:00Z 0
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The Brattleboro Rotary Club awarded $24,000 in scholarships to eight local high school students who are attending college this fall, and honored past recipients at a special dinner at the Brattleboro Country Club on August 18, 2011. The scholarships are funded by The Gateway Foundation, a tax-exempt affiliate of the Brattleboro Rotary Club.
Rotary Club Honors Scholarship Recipients Donna McElligott 2011-08-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marty Cohn on Jun 22, 2011
Close to 50 Brattleboro Rotary Club members and guests attended the annual Changeover Dinner at the Brattleboro Country Club. Steven Reynolds prepared a feast as the club thanked this year's officers and welcomed next year's administration.  Photos courtesy of Greg Worden.
Scenes from the 2011 Changeover Dinner Marty Cohn 2011-06-23 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Franklin County Wins Paul Harris Fellowship Golf Trophy Marty Cohn 2011-06-09 00:00:00Z 0
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Ice Out: Windham County Meadows Madness

WIN MONEY FOR YOU & YOUR FAVORITE LOCAL ORGANIZATION

GUESS WHEN THE CHEESE WILL FALL THROUGH THE ICE

Here's how it works:
A wheel of "cheese" will be floated on a pallet in the Retreat Meadows. You pay $5 to guess when it will fall through the ice. You pick the day and the hour. You can buy as many guesses as you wish.

If you win, you will get 50% of the total pot; 25% will go to the organization from whom you bought your guess; and 25% will go to this year's vticeout.org designated charity, the Boys & Girls Club.

Brattleboro Rotary Participates in Ice Out Donna McElligott 2011-05-02 09:49:33Z 0
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– "Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall."

On Saturday, November 27, the 46th annual Brattleboro Rotary Club Christmas Tree Fundraiser officially begins.

Club's 46th Annual Christmas Tree Sales Begin Marty Cohn 2011-05-02 09:48:27Z 0
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The day after Thanksgiving 500 Christmas Trees were unloaded and prepared for the 46th annual fundraiser to begin.
Christmas Trees Unloaded Marty Cohn 2011-05-02 09:47:57Z 0
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Vermont-grown Christmas trees of all shapes and sizes are currently for sale by the Brattleboro Rotary Club in front of Brattleboro Bowl on Putney Road 1-7 PM Monday through Friday and 9-6 on Saturdays and Sundays. Proceeds from the Christmas Tree Sale support the club's annual student scholarship awards of $3,000 each to eight students at local high schools.
The Brattleboro Rotary Club offers the following tips to keep your Christmas tree fresh.

Rotary Club Offers Christmas Tree Tips Marty Cohn 2011-05-02 09:46:31Z 0
Posted by Marty Cohn on May 02, 2011
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On December 24, Santa delivered a small gift to every resident of the areas nursing homes and residential care homes. For years, the Brattleboro Rotary Club s Gifts for Seniors program has made sure that senior citizens living in Thompson House, Pine Heights at Brattleboro, Vernon Green, Hilltop House and Holton Home are not forgotten.
Santa remembers Brattleboro area seniors Marty Cohn 2011-05-02 09:45:58Z 0
Rotary's Golf Tournament on June 9 Will Benefit the West River Park Donna McElligott 2011-05-02 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club Provides Annual Sugar on Snow at Winter Carnival Marty Cohn 2011-02-20 00:00:00Z 0
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Our dear Norm Kuebler died late Sunday afternoon, probably cardiac, while he was in his garden. Norm joined the Brattleboro Rotary Club in 1998 and, among his many commitments to Rotary, served as president from 2008-2009.
Rest in Peace, Norm Marty Cohn 2010-04-15 00:00:00Z 0
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This fall, the Brattleboro Rotary Club welcomed nine local high school students to this year's Student Rotarian Program: Gia Casella and Eric Ginter of Leland and Gray Union High School; Alec Silver and Marissa Smith of Brattleboro Union High School; Theresa Glabach of the Windham Regional Career Center; Timothy Gringeri and Mitul Rathid of Hinsdale High School; and Cooper Johnson and Anthony Moodie of the Austine School.
Local Teens Participate in Student Rotarian Program Donna McElligott 0
Fellow Rotarian Bob Gannett Receives 2011 Anna Marsh Award from Brattleboro Retreat Donna McElligott 0
New District Governor Visits Brattleboro Rotary Club Donna McElligott 0
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At its annual change-over dinner meeting on June 23, 2011, the Brattleboro Rotary Club inducted Liz Harrison (center of photo) as its 62nd club president for the 2011-2012 year. Harrison is a board-certified clinical nutritionist in private practice in Townshend and is the volunteer coordinator for Grace Cottage Hospital.

Rotary club members serving as officers with Harrison this coming year are (left to right in photo): Secretary Jeff Hagstrom of Newton Business; Treasurer Stacy Kritsas of Stacy Automotive Center; President-Elect Marty Cohn of Cohn Public Relations; Past President Cindy Jerome of Holton Home; and Vice President June Howe of Raptor Trading.

Harrison and New Team of Officers Lead Rotary Club This Year Donna McElligott 0
Sad News: Maurice Mix Died June 16 Donna McElligott 0
Brattleboro Rotary Club Hosts Exchange Team from Pakistan Donna McElligott 0
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By JAIME CONE / Reformer Staff — Friday February 18, 2011

BRATTLEBORO -- The Brattleboro Rotary raised more than $9,000 with their International Film & Food Festival in November, which is enough to completely fund the construction of an adobe house for a needy family in Guanajuato, Mexico.

The money generated from ticket sales and advertising totaled more than $8,000, and a $968 grant from Rotary International put the grand total at $9,196. This means the Rotary can pay for the solar collectors and the water pump for this particular house in addition to the construction costs.


Rotary helps build homes in Mexico Marty Cohn 0
Posted by Donna McElligott
Rotary International, along with its various clubs throughout the world, has established January as Rotary Awareness Month. 
According to Brattleboro Rotary Club President Cindy Jerome, "A lot of people don't know about all the good work Rotary International does locally and around the world. We want to get the word out."


Brattleboro Club Celebrates Rotary Awareness Month Donna McElligott 0
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The Brattleboro Rotary Club held its annual "Crackers & Milk" fundraiser on Dec. 9, 2010 in which members donated $800 to this year's "Feed the Thousands" Campaign.

According to fundraiser organizer Cindy Jerome, each week the Brattleboro Rotary holds its luncheon meeting at VFW Hall on Black Mountain Road.  "Once a year, members donate their luncheon fee to the Feed the Thousands" Campaign" Jerome said.
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Mexican Film & Food Festival A Total Success Marty Cohn 0
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Marcy Jones showed off his collection of model planes and discussed the development of model aviation at October 7th Brattleboro Rotary Club luncheon meeting.
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On October 7, the Brattleboro Rotary Club welcomed nine local high school students to this year's Student Rotarian Program: (left to right) Melissa Soule (Leland and Gray Union HS), Moses Jaenson (Brattleboro Union HS), Kasey Kidder (Brattleboro Union HS), Mykayla Pronovost (Windham Regional Career Center), Autumn Denyou (Hinsdale HS), Nathan Sanderson (Hinsdale HS), and Aaron Meihak (Leland and Gray Union HS). Missing from the photo are Jake Gadreault and Bryer McDoughal of the Austine School.
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Building Hope, One House at a Time

The Brattleboro Rotary Club is raising money to build adobe brickhomes for families who are among the poorest of the poor in San Miguel de Allende and the surrounding areas in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico.

On Sunday, November 7, 2010, the Brattleboro Rotary Club will be sponsoring the second annual "International Film & Food Festival," with proceeds benefiting Casita Linda (which means "pretty little house"), a Mexican non-profit organization that builds adobe brick homes for families.

Mexican Film & Food Festival - November 7 Marty Cohn 0
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The Brattleboro Rotary Club recently presented checks totaling $18,000 to three local youth programs -- $5,000 to the Vernon Recreation and Parks Department, $5,000 to the Boys and Girls Club of Brattleboro, and $8,000 to the Gateway Scholarship program for graduating seniors at local high schools.
Rotary Donates $18k to Local Youth Programs Donna McElligott 0
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The Brattleboro Rotary Club awarded $24,000 in scholarships to eight local high school students who will be attending college this fall. The scholarships are funded by The Gateway Foundation, a tax-exempt affiliate of the Brattleboro Rotary Club.
Club Awards Gateway Scholarships to Eight Students Donna McElligott 0
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The Brattleboro Rotary Club recently inducted Cindy Jerome as its 61st club president for the 2010-2011 club year. Jerome is the executive director of Holton Home, a nonprofit residential care home in Brattleboro that has served the community's elders since 1892.
Jerome & New Team of Officers Lead Rotary Club Donna McElligott 0
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At its 60th Anniversary celebration on May 13, 2010, the Brattleboro Rotary Club honored three longtime Rotarians: Phil Dunham and Bob Gannett were recognized for being charter members of the club, which was founded on May 15, 1950; and Dick Nelson was recognized with a Paul Harris Fellow award for outstanding service to the club. A $1,000 gift from the club has been contributed in Nelson's name to the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. Pictured left to right are: Gannett, who served as the club's first secretary in 1950-51; Nelson, who served as president of the club in 1959-60; and Dunham, who served as club president in 1990-91.
Club Honors Three Esteemed Members Donna McElligott 0
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The Brattleboro Rotary Club's 35th Annual Charity Golf Tournament is scheduled for Thursday, June 10, 2010, at the Brattleboro Country Club on Upper Dummerston Road. Proceeds from this year's tournament will benefit the Vernon Recreation Department Playground Restoration, the Boys and Girls Club of Brattleboro, and Rotary's Gateway Scholarships for graduating seniors at local high schools.
Our 35th Annual Golf Tournament June 10th Donna McElligott 0
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Founded on May 15, 1950, the Brattleboro Rotary Club is celebrating its 60th anniversary this month. A proclamation was read and signed by Brattleboro Selectboard members on May 4, honoring the club for its history and achievements. They proclaimed the week of May 10-16, 2010, as Brattleboro Rotary Week.
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On Thursday, January 28, 2010, former UN ambassador Peter Galbraith was the featured speaker at the weekly Brattleboro Rotary Club luncheon meeting held at the VFW Post.
Ambassador Galbraith Addresses Rotary Marty Cohn 0
Going, Going, GONE! Marty Cohn 0
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During Christmas week, with some help from the Brattleboro Rotary Club, Santa delivered a small gift to every resident of the area's nursing homes and residential care homes.
Santa remembers Brattleboro area seniors Marty Cohn 0
Brattleboro Rotary Helps to “Feed the Thousands” Marty Cohn 0
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On a rainy Friday morning after Thanksgiving Brattleboro Rotarians, and some helpers, unloaded over 600 Christmas Trees. The 45th Annual Christmas Tree Fundraiser begins tomorrow.
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On Saturday, November 28, the 45th annual Brattleboro Rotary Club Christmas Tree Fundraiser officially begins. Since 1965, the Brattleboro Rotary Club has sold Christmas trees as a fundraiser for local community service projects and student scholarships, and this year is no different!
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Nine Local Teens Serve as Student Rotarians Donna McElligott 0
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The Brattleboro Rotary Club recently inducted local businessman Jeffrey J. Morse as its 60th club president for the 2009-2010 club year. Morse is the president and chief executive officer of River Valley Credit Union, which has offices in Brattleboro, Townshend, Putney, Bellows Falls, and Springfield.
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The Brattleboro Rotary Club awarded $24,000 in scholarships to eight local high school students who will be attending college this fall. The scholarships are funded by The Gateway Foundation, a tax-exempt affiliate of the Brattleboro Rotary Club.
Rotary Club Awards $24,000 in Scholarships Donna McElligott 0
Vermont Foodbank comes to Brattleboro Marty Cohn 0
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Rotary District 7870 Governor Michael Swinford and Assistant Governor Virginia Cook visited the Brattleboro Rotary Club on Thursday, July 9, 2009, to discuss "The future of Rotary is in your hands," Rotary International's theme for 2009-2010. Brattleboro Rotary President Jeff Morse exchanged banners with Governor Swinford.
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The Brattleboro Rotary Club held its 34th Annual Charity Golf Tournament last month at the Brattleboro Country Club. The event continues its annual tradition in memory of Tournament Founder Hank Olson. In addition to scholarships for local graduating high school seniors, this year's proceeds benefited the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC), which received a check for $10,000.
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"How many tenors does it take to change a light bulb? One. He simply holds it and the world revolves around him." Jim Anderson
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Jacksonville Resident Mike Mandracchia recently received the Paul Harris Fellowship Award from the Brattleboro Rotary Club. The Paul Harris Fellowship Award, named after the founder of Rotary International, is one of the highest honors Rotary can bestow upon a person. Recipients are Rotarians and community outstanding contributions, exemplifying the highest ideal in Rotary in placing "SERVICE ABOVE SELF."
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At the March 12, 2009 Rotary meeting, Carolyn Meub provided an update to the progress of Pure Water for the World, an organization that originated with the Brattleboro Rotary Club.
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May 8, 2008 -- Brattleboro dentist Peter Abell was recognized for his efforts on behalf of Pure Water for the World, an international organization that was initiated by the Brattleboro Rotary Club.
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Deborah Peterson, Executive Director, Green Mountain Chapter, American Red Cross gave tips on how businesses can prepare for emergencies like fires, weather, or broken water pipes.
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Andy Rome presented Kurt Terrell, Chief Development Officer, The Farm and Wilderness School, Plymouth, VT.
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On Thursday, January 15, 2009, Lise LePage and Christopher Grotke were the guest speakers at the weekly Brattleboro Rotary Club luncheon meeting. LePage and Grotke discussed iBrattleboro.com, Brattleboro's original, locally owned citizen journalism news site, which they started in 2003.
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Monday, January 5, 2008

Editor of the Reformer:

In the days before Christmas, Santa delivered a small gift to every resident of our community's nursing homes and residential care homes. He had help, of course, and asked me to extend his thanks.
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On Wednesday, December 24, Santa delivered a small gift to every resident of the areas nursing homes and residential care homes. For years, the Brattleboro Rotary Club s Gifts for Seniors program has made sure that senior citizens living in Thompson House, Pine Heights at Brattleboro, Vernon Green, Hilltop House and Holton Home are not forgotten.
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Brattleboro Rotarian Jim Haine (l) was acknowledged by Club President Norm Kuebler for his perfect attendance over the past 28 years.
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Modupe Ajayi, a graduate student at School for International Training, was the featured speaker at the December 18, 2008 Club meeting. Modupe presented a fascinating picture of life in Nigeria. PHOTO (l-r) Brattleboro Rotarian Norb Johnston, an instructor at SIT and Modupe Ajayi.
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Brattleboro Rotary Helps to "Feed the Thousands" Marty Cohn 0
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Staff Sergeant Brian R. Shelton, US Army Station Commander at the US Army Recruiting Station in Keene, NH, was the guest speaker at the December 4, 2008 Brattleboro Rotary Club luncheon meeting.
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Thanks to the efforts of a Rotary crew led by Brattleboro Rotary Club Past President and Christmas Tree Sale organizer June Howe, over 600 Christmas Trees are now ready for sale to benefit the club's scholarship awards.
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PHOTO: (L-R) Nathan and Eva Stine helped unload the over-600 Christmas Trees being sold by the Brattleboro Rotary Club that support the club's annual student scholarship awards.
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On October 2, the Brattleboro Rotary Club welcomed nine local high school students to this year's Student Rotarian Program: (left to right, back row) Kirtley Righi (BUHS), Caroline Heydinger (BUHS), Stephanie Sanderson (HHS), and Kayla Matuszewski (HHS); and (left to right, front row) Christopher Woodworth (BUHS), Sam Orfanidis (Career Center), and David Reffi (Career Center). Missing from the photo are Cherie LaBeau and Maggie Schiller of the Austine School; and the Leland & Gray Union High School students, who have not yet been designated.
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On Thursday, October 2, 2008, Ryan Carney, with the Better Business Bureau, talked about "Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft" at the weekly Brattleboro Rotary Club luncheon meeting held at the Red Roof Inn on Putney Road in North Brattleboro.
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On Thursday, September 25, 2008, Beth Baldwin Page, executive director, Boys & Girls Club of Brattleboro was the guest speaker at the weekly Brattleboro Rotary Club luncheon meeting held at the Red Roof Inn on Putney Road in North Brattleboro.
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Tom D'Errico, executive edtior of the Brattleboro Reformer, was the featured speaker at the Brattleboro Rotary Club's September 4th meeting.
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On August 28th, Rick Fleming, president of Fleming Oil, discussed what's behind fuel oil and gas prices.
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The Brattleboro Rotary Club recently inducted local businessman Norm Kuebler as its 59th club president for the July 2008 - June 2009 club year. Kuebler is pictured here with his son Hans.
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Rotary District 7870 Governor Alice Boucher visited the Brattleboro Rotary Club on Thursday, August 7, 2008, to discuss Rotary International's efforts to eradicate polio in the world.
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The Brattleboro Rotary Club awarded $24,000 in scholarships to eight local high school students who will be attending college this fall. The scholarships are funded by The Gateway Foundation, a tax-exempt affiliate of the Brattleboro Rotary Club.
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The Brattleboro Rotary Club teamed up with students at Leland and Gray Union High School to produce "Life Skills Boot Camp", a 78-minute dvd that takes the guesswork out of basic life instructions.
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On April 10, 2008, Brattleboro Rotary President June Howe presented fellow Rotarian and Brattleboro resident Phil Steckler with the Paul Harris Fellowship Award, one of the highest honors Rotary can bestow upon a person.
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Rotary Club Presents $22K Check for Snowguns at Park Donna McElligott 0
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In a parting gesture to his year as Brattleboro Rotary Club president, Chris Chapman recognized two local businessmen and fellow Rotarians with Paul Harris Fellow awards on July 5. Marcy Jones and Jerry Theberge were honored for their service and commitment to the club and the greater community.
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The Brattleboro Rotary Club inducted Vermont native and local businesswoman June Howe as its 58th club president and third woman to fill the position in the club's history. Howe's term runs from July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.
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