December 18 Rotary Meeting
Thanks to Greeter – Deb
Volunteer for next weeks Greeter
Who is scribe + Speaker
This week scribe – Cindy Delgatto
Next weeks scribe  – Christine Takaks – Need Volunteer
This week Speaker – Valerie
Next week Speaker –  Jim V. – First week in January
This Day In History
Slavery is abolished in the United States. The 13th Amendment is formally adopted into the U.S. Constitution, ensuring that "neither slavery nor involuntary servitude... shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.".

Japan invades Hong Kong.
Defended by 610 fighting men, the American-held island of Guam falls to more than 5,000 Japanese invaders in a three-hour battle.
An atomic leak in Nevada forces hundreds of citizens to flee the test site.
Rotary Minute
Our local rotary scholarships do not go to just high school graduates heading to a four year college. The Penfield Scholarship reserves $1,000 to someone going specifically to trade school. In addition to that, we have provided scholarships to students for fire science, nursing, automotive, dental hygienists and adults returning to school.  The only requirement is that it is used for postsecondary education

Jack Green - Senior Solutions
Jackie Gimmleman - Senior Solutions
Josh - KJ and Diane
Anniversary -
Turner Lewis – 51 years December 17, 1968
Josh Unruh, 2 years December 27, 2017
Josh Goldberg
Jim Verzino
Raffle Tickets - $8000 Yahoo!!! Special thanks to Tom Franks, Kevin, and
Tristam - World Vision huge project in Honduras looking to increase potable water and traveling to visit new proposed project.  More details to come...
Jim Verzino - Donate $5 each for special cause in place of secrete santa all donations go to Senior Solutions
Next Board Meeting will be January 8th 2020.
Student Rotarian –
 Josh finished up course study, grind, repeate, University of NH considering changing
Cards - You loose looser
Erin- Entrepreneur of the year and made it into a Coloring Book.
KJ - Brattleboro Tire for honesty car repair covered under warranty
Katja - Brag for Kevin for Brattleboro FM to do advertising for New Years Eve Gala with Bethany from Girls and Boys Club
Josh - Trip with 80 year old father to Cuba for bike trip, people to people trip.  40 miles per day hard core biking but they
Cindy - Joined State of Vermont for Department of Labor district director for workforce development.
Kevin - Brag for daughter Sarah who took another step towards adulthood and bought a new car 2020 Subaru.
Tristam - Food and produce donations from the community.
Toni - Jon and Kerry for hosting the holiday party.
Jon - great time and very easy to host holiday party.
Bowl of Life - Grew up in house where parents drove muscle cars, I have owned three Camaros
Jim - Erin - Josh T. - KJ - Ali - Cindy
Acquired first Camaro while first in high school then acquired her first shortly after in FL.  Then had convertible up until she moved to IN.  
Guest Speaker - Jack and Jackie and Valarie Stewart
3 Programs - Friendly Visitor, Vet to Vet, Senior Companions
All programs targeting loneliness and socially isolated and house bound Vermonter Elderly.
Senior Solutions - Established in 1973 Non Profit 501C3
Friendly Visitor – No age or hourly requirements help support elderly who are socially isolated.  Loneliness leads to depression which leads to dimension.
Vet – to – Vet – Started up locally this past April in partnership with the legion.  Currenltly have about 10 Vet Volunteers.  
Funded by individual contributions, public, and governmental support.
Growth of Program; 2018 – 67 people have visits; 2019 90 people received visits with over 6,310 hours of support.
Often the experience is as valuable for the volunteer as it is for the elderly individual.  “True Blessing in my life!”
Program is always looking for new volunteers or if know someone who is looking for support can reach out to hotline 1-866-673-8376.
Jackie – Americorp- Peace Corp for the US.  When graduated college uncertain what to do, so moved to CO and worked in a social VISTA – Volunteers In Service To America.  Working in the non-profit volunteer work environment.  Vermont has one of the largest Americorp; they will help pay for student loans or more future education.
Jack – moved from Brookline to Brattleboro so joined legion to find Poker game.  Met with Hal Lier and learned about the Vet to Vet program.  Joined and got matched with someone in Newfane.  Then got paired with a 95 year old WW2 Vet.  The Vet had a interest in Politics; brought the vet to a presentation at the River Garden and then lunch.  Ever since then he was a friend for life.  
4 Way Test
Is it the truth
Is it fair to all concerned
Will it build goodwill and better friendships
Is it beneficial to all concerned