A Tree for a Cause

The 57th annual Brattleboro Rotary Club Christmas Tree Fundraiser is underway. Since 1965, the Brattleboro Rotary Club has sold Christmas trees as a fundraiser for local student scholarships and this year is no different.
 
Vermont-grown trees of all shapes and sizes will be sold daily in front of the Brattleboro Bowl on Putney Road until Dec. 12. The trees will be on sale from noon to 6 p.m. on weekdays and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends.
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Brattleboro Rotary Club Scholarship Addresses Critical Shortage of Child Care Workers 2021-08-18 04:00:00Z 0
Brattleboro Rotary Club Mixer on July 22, 2021 2021-07-08 04:00:00Z 0
Phil George George inducted as 72nd club president 2021-07-01 04:00:00Z 0

Vermont groups join forces to aid state food assistance effort

VT Farmstead Cheese provides local cheddar to Vermont Foodbank with financial support from Vermont Rotary groups

As a result of a generous donation from Vermont Rotary Clubs across the state, Vermonters in need will be able to access Cheddar Cheese from the Vermont Farmstead Cheese Company.  The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets continues to facilitate efforts to connect our agriculture and food producers to those in need. Members and clubs from two Rotary districts – 7870 and 7850 – reached into their pockets to enable the Vermont Foodbank to buy dairy products directly from a Vermont dairy producer.
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January is Rotary Awareness Month

What do you and Rotary International have in common with nine Irishmen who lived more than 150 years ago? A lot! Read on ...

In the Young Irish Disorders (1848) the following men were captured, tried, and convicted of treason against Her Majesty: John Mitchell, Morris Lyene, Pat Donohue, Thomas McGee, Charles Duffy, Thomas Meagher, Richard O'Gorman, Terrence McManus and Michael Ireland.

Before passing the sentence, the judge asked if anyone wanted to speak. Meagher, speaking for all, said, "My Lord, this is our first offense but not our last. If you will be easy with us this once, we promise on our word as gentlemen to try to do better next time. And next time, surely we won't get caught." Thereupon, the indignant judge sentenced them to be hanged, drawn, and quartered. Protest from around the world forced Queen Victoria to commute their sentence and all were banished to the wilds of Australia.

In 1874, Queen Victoria was astounded to learn the new Prime Minister of Australia, Sir Charles Duffy, was the same Charles Duffy she had banished, 25 years before. She demanded to know the fate of the rest of the prisoners and received the following report:

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Rotary Club Christmas Tree Fundraiser starts 12/5

 
On Saturday, Dec. 5, the 56th annual Brattleboro Rotary Club Christmas Tree Fundraiser will officially begin.
 
Since 1965, the Brattleboro Rotary Club has sold Christmas trees as a fundraiser for local student scholarships and this year is no different. Vermont-grown trees of all shapes and sizes will be sold daily in front of the Brattleboro Bowl on Putney Road until Dec. 13.
 
The trees will be on sale from noon to 6 PM on weekdays and from 9 AM to 6 PM on weekends.
 
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Rotary Million Mask Challenge Tour Comes to Brattleboro

 
Members of the Brattleboro Rotary Club visited several businesses and nonprofit organizations to deliver 4,600 face masks as part of the Rotary Million Mask Challenge Tour. The tour traveled through six states and stopped at nine major municipal centers to deliver a total of 800,000 masks to awaiting Rotarians. An additional 200,000 masks were distributed across Connecticut in the spring, making the total one million.
 
Local recipients of the donated personal protective equipment included Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Brattleboro Retreat, Garden Path Elder Living, Turning Point of Windham County, Windham Southeast Supervisory Union, Windham Central Supervisory Union, Youth Services, and Groundworks Collaborative.
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Brattleboro Rotary Club In The News 2020-09-21 04:00:00Z 0

Whiteclay Arts Makerspace Rotary Global Grant Approved for Rotary D5610

Whiteclay, Nebraska borders the Pine Ridge Reservation of South Dakota and has a population of about 12. It is less than two miles from the village of Pine Ridge, SD, population 3,308. It is the largest Native American city in South Dakota and is the headquarters of the Oglala Sioux Tribal Nation. There were four liquor stores in Whiteclay that sold about 4 million cans of beer, mostly to residents of Pine Ridge who left the dry reservation to buy their liquor at these stores. In 2017, the State of Nebraska Liquor Commission did not renew any of the liquor licenses in Whiteclay. As a result, all of the liquor stores closed. A non-profit corporation, Whiteclay Makerspace, was formed in Nebraska with the purpose of buying one of the liquor stores and transforming it into a makerspace for Pine Ridge area artists and craftspersons. The building has been purchased, remodeled, and opened for local artists and craftspersons. An online marketing space is now open on the website www.whiteclayredo.com

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Annual Golf Tournament is a GO! 2020-08-13 04:00:00Z 0
With Scholarships and Support, CCV Students Launch Careers in Childcare  2020-07-15 04:00:00Z 0
No Tolerance For Racism at Rotary 2020-06-03 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary Delivers Meal for Homeless  2020-05-30 04:00:00Z 0
Brattleboro Rotary Club Speaker Series  2020-05-15 04:00:00Z 0

Randy Holhut, Editor, The Commons 4/30 presentation

At the 4/30/20 meeting of the Brattleboro Rotary Club, Randy Holhut, editor, The Commons -- Windham County's Independent Source for News, talked about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on local journalism. To view his presentation, click here
 
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Dr. Peter Eden, President, Landmark College 4/23 Presentation 2020-04-28 04:00:00Z 0
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Local Rotary clubs help Australian bushfire relief effort


Brattleboro Rotary Club President Carla Lineback
 
While the Australian bushfires were being put out, Rotary clubs in Vermont and New Hampshire were gathering funds to help with the aftermath. This has resulted in close to $25,000 being donated to the effort. Locally, the Brattleboro Rotary Club and Brattleboro Sunrise Rotary Club donated $500 towards this effort.
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Spreading the word about all that Rotary does
 

Did you enjoy the Christmas lights in downtown Brattleboro? Rotarians strung many of them. Or, have you and your kids played on the disc golf course at Living Memorial Park? Rotarians built it. Rotary International, along with its various clubs throughout the world, has established January as Rotary Awareness Month.
 
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Brattleboro Rotary Club Helps Project Feed the Thousands 2019-12-11 05:00:00Z 0
Brattleboro Rotary Club donates to Hurricane Dorian Relief  2019-10-15 04:00:00Z 0

Upcoming Club Committee Meetings and Projects

 
CLUB BOARD MEETING - Monthly meeting held the second Thursday of each month @ 7:30 a.m. at Hampton Inn. <NOTE: During COVID-19 crisis, these meetings will take place virtually.>
 
 
 
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Club’s 47th Annual Christmas Tree Fundraiser Begins on Saturday, November 26 Marty Cohn 2011-11-25 00:00:00Z 0

Brattleboro Club Mourns Death of Charter Member Phil Dunham

Posted by Donna McElligott on Nov 15, 2011
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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.

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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

Monday, October 24 is World Polio Day

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. 
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Brattleboro Rotary Donates $22,500 from Golf Tourney to West River Park Donna McElligott 2011-09-01 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club Honors Scholarship Recipients

Posted by Donna McElligott on Aug 17, 2011
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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.
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Scenes from the 2011 Changeover Dinner

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.
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Rotary Club of Franklin County Wins Paul Harris Fellowship Golf Trophy Marty Cohn 2011-06-09 00:00:00Z 0

Brattleboro Rotary Participates in Ice Out

Posted by Donna McElligott on May 02, 2011
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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.

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Club's 46th Annual Christmas Tree Sales Begin

Posted by Marty Cohn on May 02, 2011
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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.

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Christmas Trees Unloaded

Posted by Marty Cohn on May 02, 2011
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The day after Thanksgiving 500 Christmas Trees were unloaded and prepared for the 46th annual fundraiser to begin.
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Rotary Club Offers Christmas Tree Tips

Posted by Marty Cohn on May 02, 2011
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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.

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Santa remembers Brattleboro area seniors

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.
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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

Rest in Peace, Norm

Posted by Marty Cohn on Apr 14, 2010
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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.
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Local Teens Participate in Student Rotarian Program

Posted by Donna McElligott
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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.
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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

Harrison and New Team of Officers Lead Rotary Club This Year

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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.

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Sad News: Maurice Mix Died June 16 Donna McElligott 0
Brattleboro Rotary Club Hosts Exchange Team from Pakistan Donna McElligott 0

Rotary helps build homes in Mexico

Posted by Marty Cohn
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.


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Brattleboro Club Celebrates Rotary Awareness Month

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."


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Brattleboro Rotary Helps to “Feed the Thousands”

Posted by Marty Cohn
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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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Club Buzzed by Model Planes

Posted by Marty Cohn
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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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Club Welcomes 2010-11 Student Rotarians

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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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Mexican Film & Food Festival - November 7

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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.

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Rotary Donates $18k to Local Youth Programs

Posted by Donna McElligott
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.
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Club Awards Gateway Scholarships to Eight Students

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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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Jerome & New Team of Officers Lead Rotary Club

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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.
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Club Honors Three Esteemed Members

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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.
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Our 35th Annual Golf Tournament June 10th

Posted by Donna McElligott
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.
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Celebrating Our 60th Anniversary

Posted by Donna McElligott
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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Ambassador Galbraith Addresses Rotary Marty Cohn 0
Going, Going, GONE! Marty Cohn 0
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2009 Xmas Trees Unloaded

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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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Annual XMas Tree Sale Begins

Posted by Marty Cohn
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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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