Meeting of August 16, 2017

Posted by John Hammer
Charlotte Shelburne Hinesburg Rotary Club
Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 7:30 a.m.
Trinity Episcopal Church Community Room
President Erik Kolomaznik led the Rotarians in the Pledge and Kris Engstrom read a poem about the morning star in lieu of a devotional.
Diana Vachon – Shelburne Town Clerk
Bob Manchester – Second Visit
Sophie Comeau – Often a visitor
Aug 23 – Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)
Aug 30 – Ian Boyd, CCV Coordinator Academic Services
Sept 6 – Bob George, Management Team
Sept 13 – Alan Miller – Standards-Based Learning and Coaching, Champlain Valley School District
Sept 20 – Club Assembly
Sept 27 – Frank Cioffi, President, Greater Burlington Industrial Corporation
The Charlotte Beach Lean-to
Nothing to Report
Shelburne Community School
Nothing to Report.
Charlotte Senior Center BBQ, Aug 25
John Hammer said that 8 volunteers had signed up, but two had had to drop out. BBQ is held by the Charlotte Senior center for the citizens of Charlotte. It is held from 5pm on Friday, August 25th. We need two volunteers at 3pm - one to cut and slice and another to help with furniture moves. All others need to be there about 5:45. Dinner is served at 6pm and lasts about an hour. A meal is provided to all volunteers. All volunteers have been contacted by Email and they will continue to get updates by Email.
Shelburne Day
Linda Gilbert stated that she had enough volunteers, though there are plenty of positions that can still be filled. There is a food concession supporting Hands to Honduras – Tela and there will be several H2H-T volunteers to help. Attached to the tent is the Rotary Tent with banners, recruiting material and golf ball ticket sales. There will be roving ticket salesmen. They will also be handing out new flyers for recruiting new members. Sam Feitelberg said that the Veterans’ booth at the other end of the fairway will be selling golf ball tickets. Everyone is encouraged to wear Rotary identification including their buttons. Volunteers in the booth will be wearing Rotary aprons. T-Shirts were made available for $7 (at cost).
Golf ball Drop
John Dupee and Bob Sanders updated on the Golf Ball drop and reported that sales are going well – 572 sold so far and all tickets have been distributed for sales. Sales will continue until 1 pm at Shelburne Day. John asked those present to stick around to help pick up the balls. It was suggested that young people be enlisted to pick up the balls as they are closer to the ground.
Honduran Visit
Linda Gilbert reported that three Honduran medical staff: Two doctors and a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit nurse, from Tela will be visiting for ten days starting Monday. They will be staying with the Gilberts and working and taking training sessions at the UVM Medical Center (UVMMC). One of the translators will be one of our past Tela high school translators who came up here to finish school at Rice and then graduated from St. Michaels. Jose now works as a phlebotomist at UVMMC.
Rotary Day at the Lake Monsters
Richard Fox announced that this coming Sunday (August 20) is Rotary Day at Centennial Field for the Lake Monsters baseball game. 50% of the profits go to the Rotary. Tickets may be obtained by going to the Rotary Website at He encouraged everyone to come and bring a guest. The doors open at 4 and the game starts at 5
Sergeant at Arms: Ric Flood
Happy fines:
Ric Flood – Happy to be playing golf at Stowe Mountain course today.
Howard Seaver – Happily ensconced in a new townhouse at Riverview.
John Dupee – Golf ball drop going well.
Michael Abrams – Happy to be moving into a new place.
Bob Sanders – Happy for progress with the golf ball drop
Alan Hathaway – Had a wonderful time at the PGA Championship
Bill Deming – Happy
Tod Whitaker – Hoping for good sunny weather this Saturday
Barbara Comeau – Happy to have had two weeks’ vacation in South Carolina.
Erik Kolomaznik – Happy to have the Town clerk, Diana Vachon, here as his guest and for the Rotary Weekend coming up.
Sally Wadhams – Looking forward to going to Bellingham, WA for a family reunion and very complimentary about the great job George and Linda Schiavonne have been doing with the speakers’ programs.
Susan Grimes – Happy to be back practicing dentistry in Shelburne
Charlie Kofman – Looking forward to seeing the eclipse. Hoping the weather will be favorable.
Adam Bartsch – Happy to have had Australian visitors last week.
Rosalyn Graham – Reminder of Community Concert at Shelburne Farms tonight.
Carole Obuchowski – Her eldest daughter has started at Breadloaf as a scholar.
Jane McKnight – Hoping to go to Fenway Park on Sunday to see the Red Sox trounce the Yankees.
Linda Gilbert – Happy that her garden has produced an okra fruit about 6 inches long.
Kris Engstrom – Thanks for lighthouses and three cats on the bed.
Terry Kennaugh – Beautiful sunrise on the lake
Sam Feitleberg – Celebrated his 63rd anniversary yesterday with Gail and the family.
Jon Lowell – Had a great visit to Skaneateles, NY
Irina Norrell – Happy to have had friends from D.C. and having a great time.
Heather Lynch – Has spent the weekend picking up sticks and rocks.
Jessica Brumsted – Back from two weeks’ vacation.
Joan Lennes – Just returned from Montreal where she put her son on the plane for his return to Austria. He plays hockey for the Graz team.
Trafton Crandall – Looking forward to the eclipse with good weather.
Linda Barker – Really enjoyed the Dragon boat festival.
George Schiavonne – Was in Skaneateles as well.
50/50 Card-Drawing
John Dupee’s ticket was drawn and Bob Manchester drew a King of Hearts.  Rollover. A total of 299.50 was in the pot.
Club Assembly and Committee Meetings.