Board of Directors Meeting - July 24, 8 am on Zoom.
Gov. Phil Scott on Tuesday (3/24) issued a “stay home, stay safe” order and directed the closure of in-person operations for all non-essential businesses.
The amended/updated order will be in effect/extended until July 15.
CLUB ZOOM MEETING:
Time: Sunday, Jul 12, 2020 4:00 PM
Josh the Otter Program Continues in 2020
The yearly literacy/water safety program centered around Josh the Otter was able to continue this spring despite no in-school classes being held. Poultney Rotarians Margaret and Joe Duffy continued the program so that preschool and other young children could continue to hear and learn from the lesson(s) incorporated in the story.
Susan Gay, PES preschool teacher, is pictured below with her Josh the Otter books.
July is Changeover Month
New Poultney Rotary President Installed
On Sunday, June 28 Mandy Mitnik was installed as the next Poultney Rotary President beginning her term as of July 1,2020. The meeting was held on the property of the Duffy's.
The installation was conducted by outgoing President Pattie McCoy.
The general membership wishes to thank Pattie for her service during the past year and look forward to supporting the efforts and leadership by Mandy in the coming Rotary year.
The full listing of officers and directors can be found here.
Rotary isn’t just a club for people to join, but rather “an invitation to endless opportunities,” said Knaack, who becomes president on 1 July. He emphasized that Rotary creates pathways for members to improve their lives and the lives of those they help through service projects.
“We believe that our acts of service, big and small, create opportunities for people who need our help,” Knaack said. He added that Rotary creates leadership opportunities and gives members the chance to travel the world to put their service ideas into action and make lifelong connections. “Everything we do opens another opportunity for someone, somewhere,” said Knaack.
Changing for the future Knaack also urged members to embrace change so Rotary can expand and thrive. Rather than setting a specific target for increasing the number of members, Knaack said he’s asking clubs and districts to think about how to grow in a sustainable and organic way. He wants clubs to focus on keeping current members engaged and adding new members who are the right fit for their club. More
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