June 3, 2020 Rotary Minutes
Next week’s scribe  – Chris Stoner
This Day In History
1864   Some 7,000 Union troops are killed within 30 minutes during the Battle of Cold Harbor in Virginia.
1923 In Italy, dictator Benito Mussolini grants women the right to vote.
1928  Manchurian warlord Zhang Zuolin dies as a result of a bomb blast set off by the Japanese.
1938 The German Third Reich votes to confiscate so-called "degenerate art."
1965  Astronaut Edward White becomes the first American to walk in space when he exits the Gemini 4 space capsule.
1989  The Chinese government begins its crackdown on pro-democracy activists in Beijing's Tiananmen Square. Hundreds are killed and thousands are arrested.
Rotary Minute
African American Membership…… In Rotary's legislative deliberations in June 1921, it was formally determined that racial restrictions would not be permitted. Non-racialism was included in the terms of the standard constitution in 1922 and required to be adopted by all member Clubs.
Women…….. in 1976, the Rotary Club of Duarte in Duarte, California, admitted three women as members. After the club refused to remove the women from membership, Rotary International revoked the club's charter in 1978. The Duarte club filed suit in the California courts, claiming that Rotary Clubs are business establishments subject to regulation under California's Unruh Civil Rights Act, which bans discrimination based on race, gender, religion or ethnic origin. Rotary International then appealed the decision to the U.S. Supreme Court.  The United States Supreme Court, on 4 May 1987
LGBTQ  All I could find was Wikipedia reference to beginning to accept gay members in the 1990’s.
Guests  None
Rotary Anniversaries    None
Birthdays  None
Announcements:   Overflow dinner is June 11.  In addition to food, they need toiletries and various other items.  See the sign up sheet.  Leave items on the bench by the front door at 6 PM.  If you want to help pay for the food, make a payment to Toni.  You can drop it off in the Brattleboro Savings and Loan Drive Through in an envelope with Toni’s name on it.  This housing is being provided through the end of June.  Serving 130 households.  
Our next Secretary will be Bethany.  
Next year:  If you are a committee chair and you are not able to serve next year, let Cindy know.  
Scholarship applications will be due on June 15.  
Dues: Are due on July 1.  Bills are coming out soon.  
Cindy:  For Tristan Toleno.  For all the good work he is doing in the Legislature.  
KJ:  For Jon Secrest and Josh Traeger for getting him out exercising and for Brattleboro Police Chief Fitzgerald for the all-around good job he is doing.  
Jim Maxwell for the Brattleboro Music Center.  Celloists Jamie and Sharon performed as part of a nationally broadcast monthly Zoom concert series and did great.  The event was sponsored by BMC in connection with numerous other large music programs around the country.  
Kevin Yager:  For Mona’s lovely lilacs.  
Debra Cox:  She is moving to Springfield, VT.   
Debra R.  For Mona and her wonderful gardening skills.  For Justin for opening up the Legion at 7 AM  for the Red Cross Blood Drive.  
Josh T.  For his daughter Aila… on day 84 of the lockdown.  Playing lots of chess and she is starting to beat him consistently.  And for Chief Fitzgerald
Will Shakespeare and Tristem Johnson also bragged for the Chief.  
Debra Cox showed off her cool translating gadget.  
Nick Dubois expressed support for people in pain, and expressed hope because of Dr. Fauci says there may be good news on the horizon for a vaccine and he expressed a desire for more speakers saying last week’s program was great.  
Sadie:  For young people in Brattleboro and their organized protest.  
Tristem Johnson a word of thanks to Friends of the Sun and Dead River for good service.  
Jim V. for Damon who got him fixed up.  
And then Kevin finished us off with a fine for those not wearing pins.