Board of Directors Meeting - 7:30 am
October 7 - Following regular membership meeting.
Monday Morning Meeting- 7:00 am
Journal Press/Small Business Center
(Meeting to be held at Bob Mitnick's space on the ground floor level.)
October 14 NO MEETING
None Scheduled at this time. Check back for further information.
POULTNEY ROTARY 30th ANNIVERSARY EDITION
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO CAME OUT TO SUPPORT THIS EVENT ON A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN VERMONT.
THE CLUB APPRECIATES THE ASSISTANCE FROM OUR EVENT(S) AND T-SHIRT SPONSORS. THE MONIES RAISED GO TO SUPPORT OUR ROTARY CLUB EFFORTS IN THE COMMUNITY.
October 24 is World Polio Day!
Rotary Foundation Update
The Rotary Foundation has changed the names of three areas of focus (marked with asterisks) to better reflect the types of projects that Rotary members carry out. The six areas of focus are:
How will you connect the world?
Our Rotary service connects us to people who share our values and want to take action for a better world. It connects us to people we might never otherwise meet, people who are more like us than we imagined. And it connects us to people who need our help, allowing us to change lives in communities around the world.
Rotary is implementing a new strategic plan, but the real work of shaping Rotary’s future lies with you as we adapt and grow for the future. RI President Mark Daniel Maloney challenges you to strengthen the many ways that Rotary Connects the World by building the connections that allow talented, thoughtful, and generous people to unite and take meaningful action through service.
Empower others during Community Economic Development Month
Rotary members all over the world work with communities to improve their economies. Every community has different needs and offers different opportunities to serve. During October, Community Economic Development Month, you can invest in your community’s future by starting an economic development project.
High-impact and sustainable projects begin with community assessments and include the active involvement and commitment of community members. Most community economic development needs fit one or more of these categories:
2019 - 2020 DG Nancy Russell has established her visitation schedule for Clubs in southern New Hampshire and Vermont. Currently the visitation is scheduled for Thursday, October 31 at 7 am, BUT CHECK BACK BECAUSE THAT IS LIKELY TO CHANGE.
2019 ROTARY FOUNDATION DINNER
The Vermont region Rotary Foundation Dinner is Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at the American Legion Post 67, 635 VT-103 S, Chester, VT.
The Rotary Foundation Dinner will take place from 5:30pm to 8:30pm.
The Foundation Dinner will have food stations and there will also be a cash bar. During the Foundation Dinner, Rotarians and Non – Rotarians will be encouraged to network with each other, view the displays, and presentations. The Rotary Foundation Dinner will showcase many of the Rotary Foundation Projects that our District is engaged in. It is also an opportunity to learn about Rotary and the Foundation, as well as, using this event as a means of encouraging non-Rotarians to consider becoming members.
There will be a formal program at this event with featured speakers on Foundation activities. The dinner time will be 6:30pm to 7:30pm. The formal program will begin at 7:30pm . There will also be several presentations by Rotary Clubs from our District that are sponsoring Foundation Projects and would be interested in other Clubs participate in their projects.
The cost is $37.50 per person for Rotarians and their Spouses. Every Rotarian is encouraged to bring a friend, who could be a Prospective New Member, for free. Tickets will be pre-sold to provide an indication of the anticipated attendance. Please purchase your tickets on the District Website using credit or debit card. You may make a check payable “Rotary International District 7870” and mail a check to : Randell Barclay, Treasurer, 9171 Cold River Road, Shrewsbury, VT 05738
As the ticket pricing indicates, we would encourage you to invite a non-Rotarian to the Foundation Dinner so that they may consider becoming a new member, as it will be a great way to introduce them to Rotary.
Each Event Ticket will include one raffle ticket and the chance to win some excellent raffle prizes. Additional tickets will be available for purchase for $5 each or 3 for $10.
Poultney Rotary and Youth Program
Poultney Rotary sponsors an Interact Club at Poultney High which is getting geared up as the new school year starts.
Students in the District in need of school supplies are now getting some of those items in backpacks. This effort is a continuation of a previous effort between the Club, Interact advisors and Interact members.
This and other service projects helps to reinforce the importance of community.