Quote of the Day: President Marcy chose the following words of wisdom for her final formal meeting:
“I have never in my life learned anything from a man that agreed with me”
 ~ Dudley Field Malone
Today in history:
1885: The Statue of Liberty arrived at its permanent home on Bedloe’s Island in New York Harbor on June 19, 1885, aboard the French frigate Isere. A gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States, the 151-foot-tall statue was created to commemorate the centennial of the American Declaration of Independence. Designed by sculptor Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi and officially titled Liberty Enlightening the World, the Statue of Liberty has symbolized freedom and democracy to the nation and to the world for well over a century.
1905: On this day in 1905, some 450 people attend the opening day of the world’s first nickelodeon, located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and developed by the showman Harry Davis. The storefront theater boasted 96 seats and charged each patron five cents. Nickelodeons (named for a combination of the admission cost and the Greek word for “theater”) soon spread across the country. Their usual offerings included live vaudeville acts as well as short films. By 1907, some 2 million Americans had visited a nickelodeon, and the storefront theaters remained the main outlet for films until they were replaced around 1910 by large modern theaters.
1978: Garfield, the lazy cat makes his debut The first Garfield comic strip by Jim Davis appeared in 41 newspapers on that day. It currently holds the Guinness World Record for the world's most widely syndicated comic strip.
  • John Mabie - Noon club
  • Lucy - exchange student
  • Jill & Chris visiting from Scotland
Mini-Rotarians: none in the house today
Greeter / Scribe:
  • Will Shakespeare did a bang up job!
  • 7/3/19 - Kevin Y
Turner is Scribe 7/3/19 & he’s willing to bribe a substitute
Student Rotarian report:
  • None
Committee Reports:
  • None today
  • Change over meeting next week at Chez Fitzgerald in Spofford with 5:30 start - family are invited, pot luck - bring a covered dish to share & BYOB & chairs
    • Directions coming via email
  • Today was Lucy’s 2nd to  last meeting & Mona presented her with a scrap book to help her remember her time here with us! Lucy expressed her gratitude for her time here.
  • Jim V - no board meeting on 7/4/19 & annual dues are due.
  • Speaker list - website needs to be extended.
Bowl of Life: 
  • This Rotarian’s Grandfather was listed in The Who’s Who of America
    • Damon - Kevin - Will - Turner - correct!!!
      • His grandfather on mother’s side & was a professor from Michigan
  • Ace of hearts was chosen - the pot of $16 today was won by Dan Deitz!
Erin, Valerie & Chris were sung to today!
  • None today but President Marcy presented out guests from Scotland with Sunrise Rotary Club flags & we received one from the Lochness Club
  • Tristam - won’t be here next week as he’s going on a 333 mile bike ride from Pittsburgh to DC & for last week’s speaker & the value of “position 5”
  • Sadie - for scholarship presenters & for the Paul Harris the club gave her, KJ finally got her her PH pin
  • Justin - $5, his wife took him to a concert in Essex last night & he overslept this AM so she came into help him prepare breakfast today!
  • Jim V - Windham Grows won the 2019 VT Business for Social Responsibility..... Reward
  • Kevin - $4 - $3 for the days spent in San Diego visiting Wyatt & his family, visited the SD Zoo; Kevin has a college friend there too he hasn’t seen in 40 years & they were able to connect. $1 for Southwest Airlines - all Dads got free socks!
  • Josh T - got back from a 1 week trip to NYC & camping in Catskills & for Josh U for being an amazing business man!
  • Josh U - for Josh T - I hadn’t been to a meeting for awhile for Southern VT Professionals & Josh T questioned his age!!!
  • KJ - bragged for Rotarians getting out for fun - went out to eat & then watched
    • Going to Germany for 5 weeks
  • Jen - bragged for her son finishing 5th grade at Academy school & moving on up!
  • Marcy bragged for everyone for helping make her year as President a great year!
Guest Speaker:   Sadie was our Guest Speaker today
  • She was introduced by President Marcy - she was going to have Pete Moma speak about Phoenix House of New England but he wasn’t able to come to speak
    • PH is moving to the Wheeler House on Austine Campus
  • Sadie spoke today about our community service work this past year
    • We captured 1835 hours of work in our community as a group this Rotary year!
    • 717 hours of work outside of our club commitments
    • The project for which we recorded the most hours (240) - Erin’s Pergola Project
    • Disc golf - 86 hours for the tournament
    • 3 Vs. 3 was the next largest
    • We had 100% club participation
    • Sadie brought a questionnaire for us to provide her with feedback: Projects of interest next year? New projects?
      • Sadie has been reaching out to the Welcome Center to try and secure a date there.
    • If anyone is interested in taking over as Community Service Chair she’s happy to turn over the job!
Adjourn with a recitation of the 4 Way Test!
Respectfully Submitted,
Damon Kindopp