Brattleboro Sunrise Rotary
Wed Jan 3, 2018
7:21 Call to Order
Pledge of Allegiance
Greeter this week was Turner, thank you! Next week – Josh Goldberg
Scribe this week: Drew Hazelton (Ellen Walsh by proxy), next week Tristam
1749 Benning Wentworth issues first of the New Hampshire Grants, leading to the establishment of Vermont
1890 1st US college-level dairy school opens at the University of Wisconsin
1987 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducts 1st female artist, Aretha Franklin
If I had asked what they wanted, they would have said “faster horses”. – Henry Ford
Guests: Jesse Kreitzer – guest speaker/filmmaker hosted by Jim M., Ellen Walsh – Rescue Inc
Dues: they are due on July 1.  It can be an option to be billed quarterly for breakfast, cost is $130/quarter
Birthdays: Happy Birthday KJ and Jason!
Anniversary: Dan Deitz – 12 years with Rotary!

Jr Rotarian: Natalya was in attendance (BUHS). She reported they are back from holiday break and coming into finals week. She is hosting an exchange student from Costa Rica and may have her at the next meeting! She also mentioned that Project Feed the Thousands was successful and she believed the Junior class won.
Michelle: Board meeting tomorrow morning.  
Sadie: Overflow Dinner – Next Tuesday (Jan 9), need people to sign up. Dinner is at Winston Prouty Campus shelter. Sign up to at least bring food (soup or stew requested) or to serve also. Sign up with Sadie
Sandy: Not doing Brattleboro hockey grilling this weekend
Sandy: Monday January 8 is Trivia night at the Legion. Battle of the Boards – spread the word for board teams of 4-6. Winner organization takes prize  
Tristam: coffee is available - $12/bag – go to kids of San Pedro Sula of Honduras. Tristam and co will be traveling to the area Feb 16-19 and will identify the next kid that will receive support as Danny has graduate. School nutrition project – holidays meals/ breaks when school is closed. Supplied food to Moore court and Ledgewood heights (had 30 kids/day). Commonwealth dairy donated yogurt. Very successful in number of kids served
Cards: Josh Traeger won the $10 prize
Bowl of Life:  “At the age of 16 attended a two week artificial insemination certification course”  Jeff, who has a dairy farm, learned this process that is used with cattle – Jeff Dunklee
Damon: Josh Goldberg had given him a 115,000 Btu kerosene heater which this year has saved his NYE party in the barn as well as defrosted a tractor. Thank you Josh
Jim: Thank you to Cota & Cota for getting heat up and running
Turner: hosted 30 people over the holidays, they left yesterday
Michelle: pulled together dinner for 15 in 20 minutes
Guest Speaker: Jesse Lockwood Kreitzer:
Local filmmaker from Marlborough, VT. Currently working on a documentary centered around elder care in rural Vermont titled Caregivers.  Partnered with VT symphony orchestra, the film will feature live accompaniments and focuses on the grassroots neighbor taking care of neighbor culture of Vermont. Jesse wrote and produced a drama called Black Canaries in 2016 that was loosely based on his family’s coal mining history in Iowa.  For more information visit:
Meeting ends at 8:31 am