Posted by Tristam Johnson on Jun 20, 2017
Sunrise Rotary Club
Wednesday Meeting, June 14th, 2017
Opening Comments from our rapidly fading, retiring President:
This Day in History:

1775 - The Continental Army was formed after the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War by the colonies that became the United States of America. Established by a resolution of the Continental Congress on June 14, 1775, it was created to coordinate the military efforts of the Thirteen Colonies in their revolt against the rule of Great Britain.

1940 - World War II: Paris falls under German occupation, and Allied forces retreat.

2002 - Near-Earth asteroid 2002 MN misses the Earth by 75,000 miles (121,000 km), about one-third of the distance between the Earth and the Moon.
One rude interruption from your recalcitrant scribe; a threat to report only the first 14 syllables of your comments or reports. Alright, that was not a threat but a plea.
There was some, and those that did show were and are the cream of the crop, BUT, for those who did not make it, you too can qualify.
I think the list of those present was greater than those who had other obligations.
The Greeter did a fine job making attendees feel welcome. I think that was Turner
Deidra had guests; Sandra, Ellisa Pelow, & Karen Blumberg
Our own marvelous super helpful Toni and Past President Will
Rotary Anniversary
KJ & Diane, 17.06.2015
Change Over Dinner Pot Luck Party
At Turners’ on the 28th from late midday until they kick you out. Please indicate what you are contributing. Look for the directions that will be sent out by Amelia Farnum.
Rotary Romp, or enjoy the West River Trail anyway you like then gather at the Marina for drinks of your choice.
Our club has offered more than 730 community service hours since the beginning of the Rotary Year and all of you who contributed should feel proud. Thanks for tabulating this Sadie.
Rotary Garden needs more time and expertise
September 6th, Dan will be coordinating a second blood drive
New Members have been meeting to figure out how to spend $500 in a community service project that can benefit the town. They are leaning towards a Flat Street revival effort that can be the catalyst for additional efforts, additional funds, and building a collaborative community. This group should be aware of and include other new members that may not be connected to their efforts.
$50 won by Karen Blumberg, one of the two speakers secured for today, looks like she will create her own EAP now!
Bowl of Life
This (these) Rotarian(s) shook while shaking Bernie’s hand….. Sadie Y Evelyn
Cindy Delgatto back from Omaha & a tattoo experience with her daughter, the tattoo was not revealed.
Jim Maxwell for rehearsing and the script for Mother Courage
Jon Seacrest, the dauntless sailor,
                2 graduations
                1-17 celebration
                Dog experience and Turner’s guidance
Sad and bittersweet passing of Chuck Cummings, a dear friend & mentor, and incredibly valuable supporter of issues and organizations in Brattleboro; a rare generous & thoughtful person.
Will S for his son, Nick, story boarding and producing his own comic/gothic novel
Jason P and 1-43, Ann deserves a major medal and along vacation!!
Toni, for
Chuck Cummings and all he did
Peter who secretly secured her day off, days, to be able to celebrate her B-day in style..what a guy!!
Sandy Ladd, for Sunrise golf team
Turner, 2 weeks ago he was in OR with a friend/”brother” celebrating their bonds & a very special visitor
Dan D, daughter graduating to 9th grade
Drew, grand opening of Rescue Inc at Townshend and for Chuck
Damon for his awesome son the track star
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