Posted by William Shakespeare on Sep 03, 2019
August 28th, 2019
American Legion
This day in History:  On Aug. 28, 1963, 200,000 people participated in a peaceful civil rights rally in Washington, D.C., where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial.
Famous Birthdays Virgo birthdays – Jack Black, Shania Twain, Leanne Rimes 

Quote of the Day:  “I say to you today, my friends, though, even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up, live out the true meaning of its creed: ""' we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal."
Greeter: Kevin
Greeter next week:  KJ
Scribe:  Will
Scribe for next Week: Sandy,
Guests:    Suzanna Gramm, Ayla Trager 
Birthday: Katja
Club Business Announcements:
  • Sigh the card for Dr Fagelson, on the table.
  • Rescue inc. thanks letter to BSRC
  • Rotary Romp on September 2nd, 5:00 for run, walk, 6:00- 6:30 at Marina for libations
-Jon: Spent last night on the Pinnacle with family, a tradition for every night before school starts. He ran down the hill this morning to get to get to Rotary.
- KJ, empty nesting with Josh gone from home.
- Katya: Happy birthday thanks and lemon cake. Saw Triston and Isold at Latchis on Sunday. Missing Rotary for 2 weeks, going on wine tour in Italy.
- John: Fundraising for Hungry Lion bike tour on September 28th. Biked around Hamilton Falls in Jamica.
- Kevin: Thanks for Lode the Latchis. Raised $, 2000
- Suzanna: Bragg for Rich Hoppy for
-  Dan up in NH camping with kids. Going to HS next week
- Allie, daughter going to be a Junior yr at college
- Cindy, brag for Tristan T (chef) culinary apprenticeship program at Strolling. Huge impact on young lives. Tristan will speak next week as our guest.
Cards:  3-Hearts.  In the deck, losers
Club Assembly:
  • Membership: We are at 41 fantastic members and want to continue to add incredible people with integrity and community mindedness to our club. We are asking everyone to think of one person they would like to invite to our club. Does this person’s character and actions meet the 4way test? Are they community minded, enjoy volunteerism, ready to get their hands dirty to help others, strong integrity? If so then please invite them to join you for a Rotary breakfast meeting and also notify Josh Traeger the Membership Chair of their interest.  We are a club of action and thrive on making a positive difference in our community for the people that need the most help. We know we can’t do this on our own and need a strong team to move forward. We also love the camaraderie and laughter that make our group who we are.
  • Club Service:  
  • Rotary Romp on the first Monday of each month, starting this Monday, September 2.
  • A fall and spring home pot luck party at a Rotarian’s home.
  • Incoming President hosts the change-over party at their home or their selected venue.
  • Outdoor activities including biking, walking, kayaking, snow shoeing and/or XC or down hill skiing.
  • Fundraising: Sandy is proposing we do a Ghost Tour of Brattleboro as a fundraiser.  We would prepare a test run for this October and then do it for real next year. It will take actors, some research and some publicity money. The Idea is about an hour long walk through Brattleboro and charging something like $20 a person.  
  • New years Eve Party:  In the team are Diane, Stacie, Mona, Lisa and Katja as of right now. 
Katja to present to the club our idea of putting together a Benefit Dinner on December 31st, 2019 at the American Legion to celebrate into the New Year and fund raising for the Boys & Girls Club of Brattleboro. It is important to us to make this a special evening with live music, silent auctions and fun entertainment to set us apart from all the other benefit dinners in town. We are also aware that we try are not to ask for donations from the businesses that are heavy supporters for 3 on 3, the Disk tournament and Dinner Raffle. Board needs to approve that the profits will go to Boys & Girls Club of Brattleboro please. 
Next meeting, Monday, September 23rd at 5:30pm at Diane & KJ's house.