President Jim got us started at 7:15 AM.
Next week’s greeter:  KJ
Next scribe for 9/11: Chris Stoner
Next week’s speaker finder:  Jim Maxwell.  I have someone coming from DC, well not really.  
This Day in History:  1820 Czar Alexander declares that Russian influence in North America extends as far south as Oregon and closes Alaskan waters to foreigners.
1881 The Edison electric lighting system goes into operation as a generator serving 85 paying customers is switched on.
1957 Arkansas governor Orval Faubus calls out the National Guard to bar African-American students from entering a Little Rock high school.
1972 Mark Spitz becomes first Olympic competitor to win 7 medals during a single Olympics Games.
1998 Google founded by Stanford University students Larry Page and Sergey Brin.
Rotary minute:  Ambassadorial Scholarship. 40 - AMBASSADORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS The Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships Program is the world's largest privately funded international scholarships program. Since 1947, approximately $242 million has been expended on some 25,000 scholarships for people from more than 125 countries, studying in 105 countries around the world.
The purpose of the Scholarships Program is to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries.
Scholars are expected to be outstanding ambassadors of goodwill to the people of the host country through both informal and formal appearances before Rotary and non-Rotary groups.
The Rotary Foundation offers three types of scholarships
The Academic-Year Ambassadorial Scholarship offered since 1947.
The Multi-Year Ambassadorial Scholarship is awarded for two or three years of specific degree-oriented study abroad.
The Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarship provides three or six months of funding for intensive language study and cultural immersion in a language other than their native language.
Rotary Foundation scholarships are investments in the future and one important step in seeking greater understanding and goodwill in the world.
Birthday:  Ali.  Tristan.  
Anni.  Mark Ethier - 9 years.
Announcement:  Board meeting tomorrow.  7:15 AM. Here.  Park elsewhere.  
Guests – Anwyn Darrow.  Just back from Honduras.  Dylan.  Erin’s guest.  Her nephew. Both are looking for housing and employment.
Disc golf.  Sunday, October 13.  Need 9 volunteers.  12 to 5 pm.  
Trivia night:  Sept. 16. 6:30 pm. Here.  Plan to come and play.   
Kevin:  Student Rotarians coming in a couple of weeks.  Fines were collected.  
Josh:  Rotary bike team.  KJ and Will are fundraising like crazy.  Donations needed for others.  
Toni:  Club newsletter is broken.  Read the directions.  Don’t archive it.  Marcy Caulkins is now the Newsletter Guru. E-mail her your notes and she will publish them.   All praise and thank Marcy.  
Anwyn:  4th trip to Honduras.  Visited our school there.  Working on the agricultural university.  Works with Maria to fundraise to build a HS building.  .  Zamorano is the name of the agricultural university.
Tristam.  Next trip should be to the school and also to the agricultural university.  
Cards:  $17 prize.  5 clubs.  You lose losers.
Student Rotarians coming in October.  
KJ:  Go See Sadie perform in Time of my life.  September 12 -28.  At the Actor’s Playhouse.  
Marcy:  Now that she is not President, she does not have to show up on time.  Got to miss a week and see her daughter start 7th grade.
Tristian:  thanked Cindy for being a partner in Strolling of Heifer program.  Malcolm is starting at Columbia.  Empty nesters.  
Justin:  A week off for the first time in 6 years.  He moved.  
Turner:  Went to a bluegrass festival in Maine.  
Josh:  Last Monday, there was a rotary romp in the rain.  Will and Jon Secrest.  First Monday of the month.  See you there next time.   
Erin:  Tiny house festival.  Every other year.  It is up in Mad River Valley at Sugarbush.  
Is in Vermont magazine – with her house.  For Dylan.  2 week design build course at Yestermorrow.  
Tristam:  A decision to take a gap year is a great idea.  Congrats to Dylan.  
Kevin:  For Jeff Dunkley’s new boots.  Forest green.  Ostrich boots.
Debbie:  Tony made it to and from Sturgis and California.  2,000 motorcycle miles, 8000 truck miles.  Grandson just went to pre-school.  
Jim:  6 weeks away, England, Scotland, Midwest.  Duluth, Minnesota.  LA.  Yeah Cindy for covering me.  
SPEAKER:  Tristian Toleno.  Farm to Plate Apprentice.  Quote:  Community is about conversations we hold with ourselves and how we choose to be together and recognizes community.
Opiate question and panhandling.  Good to have these conversations.  Lots of programs are already in place.  Portugal delivers drug to people but offers help at the same time.  We punish as an answer.  And we have nothing to show for it. A call to action.  
His cooking class.  We are fundamentally interdependent.  These students have barriers to participation in the workplace- teaches culinary skills to homeless people and underemployed people.  This is a reset for them.  It is to build confidence.  Re-tell your own story.  Meet them as human first.  Not everyone will succeed.  Barriers are hard.  We are making a difference in people’s lives.  
Once a year program.  Gets support from Brattleboro Retreat.  Group therapy.  Groundworks is involved.  
Run in the summer.  Clients from Groundworks, elsewhere.  
Students are paid while they learn.  
VSAC money pays for the money.  Tristian, Orly and Cindy do lots of volunteer work to run program.
We silo our solutions in this community…. HCRS does one thing, Groundworks does another.  This is an integrated attempt to help a few people.