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Service Above Self
South Burlington

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 7:30 AM
South Burlington Senior Center
180 Market Street
South Burlington,
United States of America
Please email southburlingtonrotaryclub@gmail.com for more information to join us.
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The proceeds from the 7th Annual "Ugly Sweater 5K" helped us donate to the SB Academic Boosters t. The money will help support students extended learning projects and initiatives.
 
Welcome to our newest member, Katarina Khosravi! We are so happy to have you as part of the Club.
 

Frederick H. Tuttle began his education career in 1959, when, as a recent graduate of Middlebury College, he taught language arts at Lyman C. Hunt Junior High School. After four years as a teacher, he became the school’s assistant principal and later served the same role at Burlington High School. In 1970, Mr. Tuttle became the Assistant Superintendent for the South Burlington School District. He was appointed Superintendent one year later, a position he held for more than 20 years, during which he achieved many honors and recognition for his leadership and vision both within the community and the state of Vermont.

Fred Tuttle was a quiet scholar of English literature and a respected and exemplary educational administrator. In a job that involves finance, policy, bureaucracy and effective communication, Mr. Tuttle cared most about people. He treated everyone with whom he interacted with respect, interest, and attention. Tuttle helped recruit high-quality, experienced teachers and principals who shared his respect for children. Under his leadership, the South Burlington School District gained national and state recognition for educational quality. Mr. Tuttle remained committed to teaching and exemplified excellent leadership. He was a gentleman person and an extraordinary individual who rarely gave orders and frequently offered his assistance to others.

Mr. Tuttle devoted large amounts of his time to his professional associations and was an active member in the Vermont Superintendents Association, where he served as a Trustee and Secretary. He was also active in the Champlain Valley Superintendents Association, the American Association of School Administrators, and Phi Delta Kappa. Mr. Tuttle served on the Board of Trustees of the Medical Center of Vermont. Throughout Tuttle’s 33 years as an educator, he was known as a person who embodied the best of what public education provides to children and to the community. Frederick H. Tuttle earned the respect and admiration of all who knew him.

 

Mr. Tuttle died after a courageous battle with cancer on June 7, 1992. Prior to his death, the South Burlington Rotary Club presented Mr.Tuttle with a Paul Harris Fellow Award to recognize his many contributions to the community. Subsequent to his death, in 1994, the South Burlington Rotary established an award in Mr. Tuttle’s honor to be presented annually to an individual who either lived or worked in South Burlington. The successful recipient is selected for demonstrating the personal characteristics and commitment to vocation and community for which Mr. Tuttle was known and respected.

The award recipient has his/her name inscribed upon a plaque in City Hall commemorating all the recipients of the award. In addition, a $250 contribution is made by Rotary to a charity of the recipient’s choice.

To nominate someone, download the form found on the left side of this screen.

                                                                  Nomination deadline 11/15/23. 

 
 
 
Today our program was presented by Scout Troop 6110 and 6110G. We are the their chartering organization and are so proud of their accomplishments. Keep up the good work.
 
 
 
 
 
Thank you to the following sponsors of our 25th Annual Golf Tournament
 
 
TITLE SPONSOR:
 
 
 
Hole in One Sponsor: $25,000 for our 25th Tournament Anniversary
 
 

Beverage Cart Sponsor:     
 
 
Dinner Sponsor:
 
    
 
Lunch Sponsor:
 
 
Golf Cart Sponsor:
 
 
Golf Ball Sponsor:
 
                                               
 

On Saturday April 15th you can support important, urgent international needs by enjoying a delicious, unique meal of Eritrean and Ethiopian dishes made by James Beard-nominated semi-finalist chef Alganesh Michael, founder of 'A Taste of Abyssinia'. 

Order your dinners now on this web site.  We will have a limited number of plates available.  

** ORDER ONLINE BY WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12th before 11:00 pm ** (Please note: there are $2.09 in processing fees added to each meal.)

PICK-UP MEALS on SATURDAY, APRIL 15th between 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm at:

The Mill Market and Deli at 1580 Dorset St, South Burlington, VT 05403. 

***BAKE SALE at The Mill Market & Deli on SATURDAY, APRIL 15th***

Choose a dessert on-site to add to your meal (purchased separately).  If weather allows, relax at one of the picnic tables and hear some local musicians serenade you. 

Your support will help places such as Haiti, Ethiopia and Eritrea, Ukraine and help complete Polio eradication.

CLICK BELOW TO PLACE YOUR ORDER

 

https://rotary7850.myeventscenter.com/event/A-Taste-Of-Abyssinia-Takeout-Dinner-Fundraiser-75154

         
         Peter "Pedro" Carmolli 
 
                                     
         
  President Kate Nugent, Peter Carmolli, Sandy Walsh, Penne Tompkins          
 
                                                                                  
                                                                                               
 Peter, Kate, Members of SBFS Board of Directors
 Former Tuttle Recipient, Tom Hubbard
 Former Superintendent of School and Rotarian, Bruce Chattman
                                                                          
 
  
The 2022 Fred Tuttle was presented to Peter "Pedro" Carmolli Director of the South Burlington Food Shelf on Monday, March 6th during a ceremony held at  South Burlington City Hall. 
 
The award is presented annually to someone who works or lives in the South Burlington Community who exemplifies the characteristics of giving back, caring and dedication to our community that Fred Tuttle, former superintendent of schools, did. 
 
This is the twenty ninth year the award has been presented and a plaque can be found on the wall at city hall opposite the library and near the art gallery with all twenty nine recipient names.
                                                                                                                                               
 
Gold Sponsor
 
https://www.pcc.com/
 
 
 
Silver Sponsor
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bronze Sponsors
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Circle Sponsors
 
 
 
Rock Sponors
 
 
 
 
 
               
       
              
We were proud to be able to present a check for $3,000 to the South Burlington High School Academic Boosters after our successful ugly sweater event. Principal Patrick Burke and Head of The Career Development Center Nikki St. Mary were on hand to help. 
 
Thanks to everyone who helped make our event a success so that we could then help the community!
 
Rotarians helped donate food and other household items to The Neighbors Helping Neighbors Project in South Burlington. More than this picture can show. We were happy to have the opportunity to help. 
 
Thank you to everyone who helped us raise over $11,000 at this year's Ugly Sweater Fun Run/Walk. We can't wait to do it again next year!
 
We are proud to have Violet Nichols as our new member. President Kate Nugent welcomes Violet in this picture but we all were there for her invocation!
Rotarians were out at the Burlington Sunrise Rotary event The Trotting of the Turkeys so raise money to help Vermonters at Thanksgiving. Rotarians bonding together for the good of the community.
 
Rotarians were helping Wood 4 Good prepare wood to donate to Vermonters who need help preparing for the winter cold. We hope we can help again soon!
Rotarians were seen serving free ice cream to the residents of Garden Apartments on Market Street. Just another way that Rotarians are out serving the community.
We are proud to announce that we have sponsored new Little Free Libraries in Veterans, Overlook, Baycrest and Farrell Parks. Thanks to everyone who helped to make this possible
 
 
 
 
 
Join us for South Burlington Rotary 6th Annual
Ugly Sweater Run & Walk 
 
 
 
 
                                                                             
                               2021 Event Participants
                                                                                                                                                         
 
                                                                                                                                                                 
 
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Air Cannon Sponsor:  
 
 
Dinner Sponsor:
 
 
 
Driving Range Sponsor:    
Hole in One Sponsor:
 
 
 
Our tournament wouldn't be a success without you
President Andrew Swift was pleased to present Linda Collins with our annual Rotarian of the Year award at our summer event. The award is presented each year to a Rotarian that demonstrates the ideals of Rotary. Congratulations, Linda!
 
A Taste of Abyssinia South Burlington Rotary Club Fundraiser
 
By purchasing one delicious meal or several for you and your friends or family, you'll be supporting your local community and these important causes that affect us all! Experience an evening of unique, nourishing food by ordering your meals below. 
Event link:
 
 
What: Take-out Ethiopian/Eritrean Dinner (vegetarian and meat option available) by A Taste of Abyssinia, Chef Alganesh Michael
 
When: Friday, April 22nd
 
Where: The Mill Market & Deli, 1580 Dorset St, South Burlington, VT 05403 
 
Time: 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
 
How: Purchase online [event link above] *Order by Wednesday April 20th at 11:55 pm
 
Cost: $25 per meal 
 
***BAKE SALE at The Mill Market & Deli on FRIDAY, APRIL 22nd***
Choose a dessert on-site to add to your meal (purchased separately).  If weather allows, relax at one of the picnic tables and hear some local violinists serenade you. 
Your support will help places such as Haiti, Ethiopia and Eritrea, Ukraine and help complete Polio eradication. Please feel free to get in touch by email with organizer Kate Nugent if you have any questions (Email: katenugent@gmail.com).
 
 
 
                      
 
Thank you to all of our sponsors and participants at the Ugly Sweater event. We raised over $6,200!  We made a $3,000 donation to the South Burlington Academic Boosters Club. The rest of the funds will be used in the community.
 
Thank you all for your continued support!
Every year we deliver dictionaries to all 3rd graders. It is always fun for the kids and our members. Enjoy everyone!
Our Club was recognized by ShelterBox as a hero for our support during the 2020-2021 fiscal year. What is ShelterBox? The short answer is that it is a box of supplies that is delivered to families after a disaster that helps supply many of their immediate needs. In one box, one can find a tent, cooling supplies, water purification equipment, blankets, hygiene supplies and more. Want to learn more? go to
 
 

                                            SAVE the DATE                                        

23rd Annual South Burlington Rotary's Annual Golf Tournament
  Vermont National Country Club
 Monday September 20, 2021

                                                                                                

Rotarians were able to donation $2,500 to the South Burlington Academic Boosters Fund after the great support of The Ugly Mask Contest. Thanks to everyone who participated and to our sponsors!
Congratulations to our Winners!
 
Thank you to everyone who participated in our Ugly Mask Contest.  You helped raised over $7,000 for our community. We appreciate your support and we hope to be back to our usual in-person Ugly Sweater event next year. 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
The Pat Nowak South Burlington Firefighters Banquet and Appreciation Dinner was scheduled for March 21, 2020 but the world stopped turning and this event, like every other, we cancelled and postponed. Well, we couldn't reschedule it this fall so instead we are scheduling it sometime in 2021 but Firefighters need to know now how appreciated they are for standing at the ready 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year for any emergency at any time of day in any weather. So, SB Rotarians are delivering five star banquet meals from the Delta Hotels by Mariot Burlington to Station 1 for 3 nights ( for all 3 shifts). Thank you for all you do!
 
 
The Club took the opportunity to meet in person for a socially distanced meeting instead of our usual Zoom meeting before the weather turns too cold. It was great seeing everyone!
We were able to help donate just under 200 reusable masks to the community. Masks were given to the South Burlington Food Shelf, South Burlington School District and Sara Holbrook Community Center.
 
 
We inducted 4 new members and would like to welcome, Kendra Demick from Peoples United Bank, Frank Gay from the Delta Hotel, Alan Hebert from Double Tree by Hilton and Chris Bancroft from Vermont National Country Club to our club. We look forward to getting to know them and having more help with all that we do for our community.
 
On December 19, the South Burlington Rotary Club concluded 2019 with three inspiring moments at its regular meeting at the Doubletree by Hilton. 
 
The morning began with the presentation of the Club’s Frederick H. Tuttle Award, an honor named for Fred Tuttle, former South Burlington School Department superintendent who, himself, was an exemplary educator and community-minded individual.  This honor is bestowed each year upon an individual who has made significant contributions in South Burlington and beyond.  Recent recipients include Jake Agna, Patrick Burke, Sally Borden, Nancy Lavarnway, Don Cummings and Leslie Griffiths.  The 2019 recipient is Jan DeSarno, a tireless and inspirational gardener, particularly as coordinator of the Grandma and Grandpa Garden and the Young Gardener Summer Program at the Vermont Garden Park on Dorset Street.  Nominated for this award by Doris VanMullen, Mary Scollins, Charlie Nardozzi, Nancy Bell, Jack Webb, Donald Balcom, Peter Carmolli and Carol McQuillen, Jan was recognized for her outstanding work on the youth gardening program that introduces children to gardening, conservation, protection of wildlife, recognition of plants, tress and shrubs, basic flower arranging and a love and appreciation of nature.  The Tuttle award includes a $250 donation to a charity of Jan’s choice, permanent recognition along with other recipients on a plaque at City Hall and a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow in recognition of her commitment to local education programs as well as other beautification projects throughout our area.
 
Following the Award presentation, Club members and guests were treated to a special holiday concert by members of the South Burlington High School Chorus, led by their conductor Aimee Bushey.  The young men and women perform challenging music, often in different languages, with professional grace and style.  The Rotary Club looks forward every year to these performances that make the holiday season more beautiful and meaningful.
 
And, last but not least, the morning concluded with the presentation of a wide assortment of cheerily wrapped presents provided by Club members to the Howard Center so children there may have a touch of joy this season.
 
It was an event that, in its entirety, fully embraced the Rotary motto – Service Above Self.
 
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