President Roger Allbee welcomed all to the February 2 2023 meeting of the Brattleboro Rotary Club usually held at the Brattleboro American Legion.
Call to Order by President Roger and the Pledge of Allegiance was given.
Invocation:  Mike Mandracchia recited the “Be kind anyway, be honest and sincere anyway, do good anyway” invocation.
Twenty-nine Rotary members attended, 7 Student Rotarians and one guest.
Birthday greetings we did celebrate Leland & Gray’s student Trevor’s birthday !
Special messages
Milt Gilmore reminded everyone of the rich history of Sugar on Snow - this year participate February 18.
ED NOTE: Weekly assignments for the invocation or motivational thought can be found on the club website.>


For our joke of the week:  None this week.
ED NOTE: 2022-23 weekly assignments are posted on the club website.
For the Rotary Minute,  Phil George explained the efforts of NH Rotarians in the effort to aid Ukraine.
Rotary anniversaries : Ana 15 years, Cathy Coonan 31 years, Bill McKim 35 years and Dart 42 years!
Jim Haine explained we will hear from Sandglass Theater next week and from BUHS Exchange Students the week thereafter.
NOTE: 2022-23 weekly assignments, are posted on the club website.


  • Please bring your bottles and cans to the Putney Road redemption center to benefit Pure Water for the World. Please remember to inform the staff that the bottles and cans should be credited to the club.
  • “Like” the club’s Facebook page

FINES & Happy Dollars

  • $5.00 from George Weir for “winning” $500,000 !   Not really.   
    $1.00 from Marcy Jones for his upcoming vacations in New Orleans and Puerto Rico.
    $1.00 from Bill McKim for “finishing” his vacation to Curacao.
    Stan wanted to thank all those Rotarians that contributed to the upcoming meal at The Groundworks.
                  Tom Franks  chicken cacciatore
                  Rich Carroll  pasta
                  Roger Miller tossed salad
                  Carl Lynde    vegetarian alternative
                  Liz Harrison  rolls & butter
                  Tami Purcell  milk & cider
                  Jenny Crowell  Valentine cupcakes
                  Cindy Ferrante  dessert
Guest Speaker:
Tristam Johnson of the morning club discussed his efforts for his Hunger Free Vermont program feeding children with food insecurity.
The program has fed hundreds of school children locally while on school holiday.
The pandemic froze the program on hold for the last three years and it is now being resuscitated.
Hannafords, The Works, Commonwealth Dairy, and Duttons Farm Stand have been incredibly generous.
Tristam will be stepping down and his flag will be carried forward by another volunteer from the morning club.
Bill McKim and Bill Vermouth expressed their gratitude to Tristam with their heartfelt brags.


Weekly changing scribes and questionable IT may have resulted in oversights and errors. We regret any mistakes.
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