SOUTH BURLINGTON ROTARY  ***  CHARTERED 1985 ***   PO Box 9376  ***  SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT ***  05407
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South Burlington

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 7:30 AM
Vermont National Country Club
1227 Dorset Street
PO Box 9376
South Burlington, VT  05403
United States
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South Burlington Rotarians were happy to be able to deliver items to the Angel Fund Holiday Gift Shop located at 80 Kirby Road ion South Burlington. Please contact Anne Corley at 864-6316 for more information about donating new or gently used items or making a monetary donation.
 

 
This year's recipient of the Fred Tuttle Award is Sally Borden - Executive Director of Kidsafe Collaborative.
 

 
 
On August 15th, 2015, South Burlington turns 150!  Mark your calendars to join a city wide festival, a CityFest, at Veterans Memorial Park on Dorset Street. 
 
The South Burlington Rotary Club and the City of South Burlington are partnering to create a City celebration.  This year, 2015, is the 150th anniversary of the City.  With your help, we will create an event that celebrates the City's history, our businesses and organizations, our schools and most importantly the residents of South Burlington.  There will be a blend of music and family focused activities with local foods and beverages being offered. 
 
If you are interested in joining our Vendor Village or Craft Fair, please see this page for more information on registering: Vendor Village & Craft Fair Registration
 
Planned events may include:
  • The Great Birthday Cake Race
  • Police Crime Prevention display
  • VT National Guard display
  • Storytelling
  • Business displays
  • TechChallenge
  • Raffles, silent auction
  • Craft Beer garden and food trucks
  • Fire Rescue Department safety demonstration
  • History of South Burlington exhibits
  • Georgetown University Energy Prize display
  • Local live music/comedy club
  • Team Sports competitions
  • Non-profit displays
  • Music competition
If you are interested in joining our Vendor Village or Craft Fair, please see this page for more information on registering: Vendor Village & Craft Fair Registration
 
For more information email: southburlingtonrotaryclub@gmail.com or call John Buechler at (802) 338-5220
 
The City of South Burlington turned 150 year old this year and we're throwing a party. South Burlington Rotary and the City of South Burlington have partnered to create, CityFest 2015 to celebrate the milestone. The celebration will take place on August 15th at Veterans Memorial Park on Dorset St. 
 
The days activities will begin at 9AM with the Rotary Craft Fair. At 11AM the festivities continue with carnival rides, bouncy slides, face painting, exhibitor displays, food trucks, beer garden and live music all afternoon. We're planning to have a Blackhawk helicopter on site along with a touch-a-truck area with vehicles from the City's Public Works, Police, Fire and Rescue departments. US Tennis Association will have mini courts set up for demonstrations, the hockey rink will be open while at the other end of the park will be an all ages home run derby contest. At the Wheeler Nature area there will guided tours through the property. At 5PM the Vermont Original Music Competition begins with 4 local musicians playing original music for a grand prize worth $5000. After the competition there will be more local live music leading up the fireworks finale around 9:30PM
 
The vendor village tent will have a history display featuring memorabilia and photos from the City's past, the SB Energy Prize group will have a display with energy saving ideas and products. The City Library will have a photo both and bubble maker along with the book mobile and other fun activities. Area businesses and organizations will have space to promote there products and services.
 
Parking will be limited at the Park for volunteers, vendors and exhibitors but we will have special busses running throughout the city during the event. The School bus department will be have special bus routes and schedules bringing residents from their local elementary and the middle school lots to CityFest. For bicycle riders a secure bike drop and valet will be on site. Handicap parking will be available.
 
 

 
On December 4th, Patrick Burke was honored with the Frederick H. Tuttle Memorial Award by teh South Burlington Rotary.    Read more here: http://www.otherpapersbvt.com/burke-inspires-south-burlington-rotary.html 
PJ Pfeifenberger, Jay Pasackow, Patrick Burke, Sandy Walsh
 

 
 

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Please join us for our annual performance of Nightmare Vermont. Please purchase your tickets at the following website -

http://www.nightmarevermont.org

 

 
 

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Please join us at a Concert to End Polio by musicians Pietro Tagliaferri and Francessco Attesti on October 24th. Tickets are only $20 and can be purchased at the FlynnTix website.  We hope to see you there!

http://www.flynntix.org/general-admission/a-concert-to-end-polio-pietro-tagliaferri-clarinet-and-francesco-attesti-pianoforte/Details?perfNo=11524&perfCodePrefix=OPZ15C

 

 

 
 

Leslie Mercy has completed our Red Badge Program. Great job, Leslie!Image

 

 
 

What a beautiful day on September 21st for our Rotary team to walk to end this disease.Image

 

 
 

The South Burlington Rotary Club gives $5,000 from the proceeds of their 2014 Annual Golf tournament to the Rick Marcotte Central School Legacy Playground project which is scheduled to break ground for Phase 1 in early September.Image

 

 

 
 

ImageDistrict Governor Bruce Patch with South Burlington Club President Sandy Walsh (right) and Club Secretary Libby Camire (center)

 

 
 

Nancy Simpson - Second Paul Harris Fellowship Pin

Congratulations Nancy !

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ImageJosh Jarvis is Inducted into the South Burlington Rotary Club on May 15

 
 
 
Governor Shumlin was our guest speaker and we had a great turnout with over 70 Rotary members because of the joint meeting we had with the Williston/ Richmond Club
 
 
 
SB high school student and her mom Elizabeth and Katrina Khosravi talked to us at this weeks meeting about her charity project "Two Worlds Coming Together" charity project for India to help with the affected area that the strong monsoon flooding damaged. See her FB page http://on.fb.me/1cZaFOo for detail and how to help
 
 
 

Rotary Youth Exchange students - Sam Desautel, Peter Huffman, Emma Briody, & Alex Pasenan

 
 
 
The Rotary Club of South Burlington awarded its 2013 annual “Fred Tuttle Award” to Jake Agna, Click more for details and photo.......
 
 
 

It has been about 10 months since Chelsea Keyser left VT to attend the University of Bradford as a Rotary Peace Fellow.  Chelsea is enrolled in the Peace, Conflict and Development Masters Program.  Chelsea recently spoke at our Rotary meeting and she said that the Rotary Peace Fellowship has allowed her to learn about peacekeeping on an international level through the United Nations down to peace building on a local level, using customary institutions to resolve disputes among community members.

 

Chelsea was able to attend several Rotary meetings and a District conference and a District assembly while in England.  Chelsea is currently interning at The Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia and beginning in August she will be interning at the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping in New York City.   She will return to England in October to work on her thesis and finish her studies at the University of Bradford.

 

Chelsea truly exemplifies what a Rotary Peace Fellow should be.  She has a great energy and passion about peacekeeping that you can really sense when you hear her speak.  She is a fine role model for folks young and old and is a great representative for Rotary.

 

 
 

The Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) has partnered with SBHS for many years.  The purpose of RYE is to present opportunities for high school students to advance their education, experience new cultures, learn another language and contribute to world understanding.  This is accomplished through experiences gained by attending school while living with host families in a different country. When participating in the exchange, students benefit from the sponsorship, supervision and support of the local host Rotary Club.  

The South Burlington Rotary is sponsoring Alex Pasanen and Samantha Wulfson as exchange participants in 2013-2014..

Alex will be going to France this summer for a short-term exchange and Samantha will be going to Argentina for the full year long exchange.  
 

 
 

Please help support Rotary

by playing on our

Annual Golf Tournament

Monday May 19th

at

Vermont National Golf Club.

Download your registration form from the dropdown at the top of this page.

 

 
 
Welcome Larry !
 

 
 
We are excited to welcome Tim back to the club.
 

 
 
Welcome to our newest Rotary member!
 

 
 
Rotarians delivered dictionaries to all 4th graders on January 9th, 2013.  This annual traditions helps to support our focus on Literacy each year.
 

 
 

This year's Fred Tuttle Award has been awarded to Anne Corley. Anne  retired 18 years ago from South Burlington High School.  She was a teacher when Fred Tuttle was superintendent. She became interested in volunteering in the community at the suggestion of fellow teacher Jane Stickney.  Anne feels strongly about helping those less fortunate and in need. She started helping at the Chittenden County Food Shelf after retiring. About 8 years ago she and Jane (a Williston resident) established the Angel Fund and Shop.  They hold multiple garage sales to help fund the many requests they receive from Social Service Agencies for assistance with fuel and utility bills, help for those re entering the work force or returning to school and much more.  Each holiday, Anne's house turns into a Christmas  shop where parents and children in need can shop for their families. The number of individual's and families who have been helped through Anne's efforts is a testament to why she is the ideal Fred Tuttle Award recipient and a true example of giving back to one's community.

Join us in congratulating, Anne!

 

 
 

South Burlington Rotary Youth Exchange

The Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) has partnered with SBHS for many years.  The purpose of RYE is to present opportunities for high school students to advance their education, experience new cultures, learn another language and contribute to world understanding.  This is accomplished through experiences gained by attending school while living with host families in a different country. When participating in the exchange, students benefit from the sponsorship, supervision and support of the local host Rotary Club.

 

During this school year, the South Burlington Rotary is sponsoring two “outgoing” students from SBHS who are participating in the exchange in Slovakia and Chile.  Correspondingly, Rotary and SBHS are sponsoring two “incoming” students (a girl from Finland and a boy from Brazil).  These two students are currently placed with host families and having a wonderful experience.  The goal of Rotary, however, is to maximize exposure for RYE students to American culture through two or more host family experiences.  We are currently seeking additional host families for our student from Brazil, for the time period of December 27th to the end of the school year.  Gui is from the City of Francisco Beltraeo, Brazil.  He is years 16 years old and will turn 17 on March 20, 2013.  His home family consists of his mom & dad, as well as a 14 year old brother and a 5 year old sister, so he is used to siblings. Gui's English is good and he participated in Soccer (JV) at SBHS in the Fall.  He has recently expressed an interest in joining the snowboarding club for the winter.

 

Please consider sharing your world and the experiences that this bright, energetic and wonderful young person is bringing into our community so that your life and that of your children may also benefit from participating in the RYE experience.  If interested in becoming a host family or to learn more about Gui, please, contact former Superintendent of Schools and Rotarian Bruce Chattman by email (brucechattman@comcast.net) or telephone (863-5325).

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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