Acting President Bill Vermouth welcomed all to the July 20 2023 meeting of the Brattleboro Rotary Club held at the Retreat Farm complex.
Call to Order by Acting President Bill was given.
Invocation - Greg
A moment of silence for the loss of Phil G's Joann was made.
Phil will have a celebration of life for Joann at his home Saturday 7/22 1-3, 217 Walpole Valley Rd, Alstead NH. Friends and relatives welcomed.
Acting President Bill led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance .
28 Rotary members attended, 3 guests.
Guests:  Mary Ellen, Ed and Speaker Roger
Years of Service in our Club for July:
On Behalf of our Club and all Rotarians, thank you for your Service Above Self
Birthday greetings -
BIRTHDAYS FROM RUBIN - none present.
A Club vote 'To direct the 2024 Christmas Committee to evaluate raising the number of Christmas Trees to be purchase for resale to a level of 5000 trees" was presented.  The vote tally was not finalized due to confusion, mis-application of Robert Rules and questionable chads on the vote ballets.
Special messages
Welcome Center July 22 – need food and volunteers
Groundworks Meal - Wednesday, August 16th
    • Betsy about the food, please confirm your attendance
      Greg on the Welcome Center July 22 – need food and volunteers
      Gina  - District Golf Tourney August 18 at Brettwood in Keene
      Events coming up:
      Car show
    • Welcome center July 22
    • Almost Oktoberfest, Sept 30
ED NOTE: Weekly assignments for the invocation or motivational thought can be found on the club website.>


For our joke or song of the week: 
John Meyer lead us in God Bless America
ED NOTE: 2022-23 weekly assignments are posted on the club website.
For the Rotary Minute 
Rotary Minute by Roger Miller - review of the Water Rats and developed project for water purification units in Honduras.

The Rotary Minute could also have the speaker talk about their personal involvement in Rotary or personal background.
  •     Jim Haine announced:
  • Wild Carrot Farm, IM Project
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

FINES – everyone behaving today.
Happy Dollars:
Mara for her Dad starting his club singing God Bless America and the tradition continues.
Bill for Nina Willson for attending and proceeding on the course to be a member or our club.
Other Happy Dollars may have been missed by scribe.
Guest Speaker:
Jenifer introduced Guest Speaker Roger Haydoc.
Roger gave a lively presentation of building trails. Roger has designed and with other volunteers made miles of trails in the Deer Run Nature Preserve. This preserve is in Dummerston, Brookline and Newfane; owned by the Green Mountain Conservancy.
Scribe of the Day: Bill V


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