Welcome to Ludlow, VT Rotary
Ludlow Rotary Club

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 12:15 PM
DJ's Restaurant
146 Main Street (not for mail purposes)
P.O. Box 216
Ludlow, VT 05149
United States of America
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Members of the Ludlow Rotary Club (LRC) gathered at the summer home of member Tom Harris for their annual “Changing of the Gavel” and picnic.  The summer picnic was highlighted by the introduction of the new LRC President, George Thomson, as he assumed that responsibility from Thomas Ray, the outgoing President of the club.  At that time, Thomson honored Ray with a plaque for his leadership and guidance of the LRC for the past year.  Pictured above, from left to right, are Thomson and Ray.  In addition to this ceremony, LRC members enjoyed the fun and camaraderie of each other offered by the lake front site of the picnic.
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Ludlow Cider Donut Owner Delights Ludlow Rotary Explaining Business
 
Following the regular weekly business meeting of the Ludlow Rotary Club (LRC), David Bennet, New England Cider Donuts owner, delighted LRC Rotarians with an explanation of how decided to start his new food business in Ludlow.
 
Bennet, who features a long list of hospitality asset management and operations experience throughout the country, recently opened his new donut business in Ludlow. In doing so, he spent a great deal of time preparing both the menu side and the business side of the operation, a task he explained to Rotarians in some detail, and with considerable humor.
 
Pictured above is Bennet as he examines one of the items he used to explain how he developed his donut menu.  Kevin Barnes, LRC Rotarian, to his left, appears to be amused by his explanation.  (Even Marilyn Monroe, pictured on the wall at DJs Restaurant, seems to enjoy the explanation-as did all the LRC Rotarians and guests.)
 
The LRC normally meets every Tuesday for a luncheon meeting.  Interested persons are invited to attend future meetings to see what Rotary is all about, its goals, and, equally important, the fun emanating from membership.  Simply contact any Rotarian or call 802-558-0479.
Recently, Bret Harlow, a member of the Ludlow Rotary Club (LRC), delivered customized books to members of Mt Holly Elementary School.  This is a continuation of LRC’s on-going program of providing books to help increase student interest in reading. 
The books had a customized appeal to each of the first-grade students.  Each book contained the student’s printed name.  Bret Harlow is pictured here reading from the presented book to Mt Holly classmates.
 
Continuing its program of literacy training, the Ludlow Rotary Club (LRC) recently delivered custom-printed books to members of the Cavendish Town Elementary School (CTES).
George Thomson, a LRC Rotarian (and former CTES Principal), presented the selected books to first-grade CTES class and read the book to them, each book personalized with the student’s name.
He described the book, “School is Fun”, thusly, “In the book, the teacher is doing a special theme on raccoons, and she is going to show the kids a real raccoon in a cage after their study, however, the raccoon has gotten out and the student is the one who finds the raccoon and saves the day with the surprise visit.
The student’s, pictured above with George Thomson, reactions to the new book included comments such as “Hey, we have a Zoey (not real name) in our classroom”, “Oh my gosh I have a sister with that name….” and "Those are my grandparents.”
Thomson noted that the kids were delighted with the books and when given to them at the end of the presentation, they searched through the script looking for the personalization. "Can we take these home?” The teacher thanked me for hyping the kids up so much. She said it was going to take some time to get them focused on math!
Similar programs sponsored by LRC are conducted in other service areas of the club.
In Mt Holly, Brigid Sullivan is delivering books to students at the Mt Holly Elementary School. The same program is offered in Ludlow where Sharon Bixby presents books to the Ludlow Elementary School.
This LRC program’s purpose is to provide young readers with books on a periodic basis to foster an interest in reading and enhance literacy capabilities of young students. The club has been sponsoring this program for over 27 years. “And, based on the success of it, we have no plans to discontinue it”, proffered Thomson.
Continuing its program of literacy training, the Ludlow Rotary Club (LRC) recently delivered custom-printed books to members of the Cavendish Town Elementary School (CTES).
George Thomson, a LRC Rotarian (and former CTES Principal), presented the selected books to first-grade CTES class and read the book to them, each book personalized with the student’s name.
He described the book, “School is Fun”, thusly, “In the book, the teacher is doing a special theme on raccoons and she is going to show the kids a real raccoon in a cage after their study, however, the raccoon has gotten out and the student is the one who finds the raccoon and saves the day with the surprise visit.
The student’s, pictured above with George Thomson, reactions to the new book included comments such as “Hey, we have a Zoey (not real name) in our classroom”, “Oh my gosh I have a sister with that name….” and "Those are my grandparents.”
Thomson noted that the kids were delighted with the books and when given to them at the end of the presentation, they searched through the script looking for the personalization. "Can we take these home?” The teacher thanked me for hyping the kids up so much. She said it was going to take some time to get them focused on math!
Similar programs sponsored by LRC are conducted in other service areas of the club.
In Mt Holly, Brigid Sullivan is delivering books to students at the Mt Holly Elementary School. The same program is offered in Ludlow where Sharon Bixby presents books to the Ludlow Elementary School.
This LRC program’s purpose is to provide young readers with books on a periodic basis to foster an interest in reading and enhance literacy capabilities of young students. The club has been sponsoring this program for over 27 years. “And, based on the success of it, we have no plans to discontinue it”, proffered Thomson.
Rotarians learned about local efforts to help children impacted by the war in Ukraine, at the May 7 luncheon at DJ’s Restaurant.
 
Past Rotary District Governor J.B. Siemienowicz, second from right, spearheaded a multi-pronged program that raised $225,000 for backpacks and books about survival skills for children in Dnipro, folk musical instruments for kids in Zaporizhzhya and sleeping bags for more than 80 children in Kharkiv.
 
Ludlow Rotary Club President-Elect George Thomson, left, stands beside Ukrainian-born Sophia Sushailo, now a U.S. citizen. At right, Charlene Lovett is the president of the
 
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