President Roger Allbee welcomed all to the March 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:  Cheri Brodhurst led our Invocation with a calling for all of us to do our share to make the world a better place.
Twenty-seven Rotary members attended, 9 Student Rotarians and 5 guests.
Birthday greetings - We celebrated birthday wishes for Maggie Lewis, Mara Williams, and Milt Eaton. 
Special messages
Next Groundworks meal – March 15th
ED NOTE: Weekly assignments for the invocation or motivational thought can be found on the club website.>


For our joke of the week: 
Ruben Garza told us some hilarious dad jokes.
ED NOTE: 2022-23 weekly assignments are posted on the club website.
For the Rotary Minute,  President Roger humbled Bill Vermouth with the solemn presentation of his “The Chicken Whisperer” t-shirt.
Rotary anniversaries : Ana 15 years, Cathy Coonan 31 years, Bill McKim 35 years and Dart 42 years!
Stay tuned.
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

  • $20 brag from Sunrise Rotary Club President Nick DuBois celebrating the collaboration between the two clubs and also promoting their Dinner Ticket Raffle.
    Ron Stahley for Connor Singleton’s service as a student Rotarian and student school board member in Hinsdale.
    Announcements:  John Mabie announced that Gateway will have $19,000 to distribute for student scholarships this spring.
    Updates from our student Rotarians much appreciated.
Guest Speaker:
Roger introduced his speaker –
Chas Baker on Amateur Radio
Chas explained that the FCC licenses all ham operators, and that they run all ages even as low as five years old.
Ham radio operators provide recreational and safety oriented services around the globe, with an ham operation system fully functional in outer space in the Space Station.
Locally, they provide security systems and services for Girls on the Run and various road races.
Anyone interested in learning more should reach out to The West River Radio Club in Townshend, Vt.
Scribe of the Day: Ted Kramer, NYA


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