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Service Above Self

South Burlington

Service Above Self

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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 will be cancelling our live meetings until further notice out of concern for the safety of our members and guests due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please email the club secretary at the above email address with any questions. Stay Safe!
 
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.
 

South Burlington Rotary Club’s

2019 Honors Night &

Fredrick H. Tuttle Award 

Thursday, January 24, 2019 | 5:30 - 7:30PM

Trader Duke’s Hotel | 1117 Williston Road | South Burlington, VT 05403

 

The South Burlington Rotary Club’s Honors Night will recognize
the individuals, groups, non-profits and organizations our club has
supported over the past two years, thank our community partners
and generous event sponsors, plus present the
 Fredrick H. Tuttle Award Community Service Award. 

 
To RSVP,  Email jacksonhouse@gmavt.net
 
 
 
 
 
 
This morning we celebrated! 
Five area Rotary clubs came together to present a check for $9000 to the Greater Burlington YMCA to provide scholarships for swimming lessons.  Clubs from South Burlington, Burlington Sunrise, Burlington, Essex, and Colchester-Milton banded together and wrote a grant to recognize the needs of children and families in our area. 
Kyle Dodson the CEO of the Greater Burlington Y accepted the generous donation. 

Kyle shared with our clubs about the ground breaking of the YMCA’s new 50,000 building.  As Kyle described it, the building will be state of the art, housing a new pool, fitness facility, gym, track, studios and 10,000 square feet of much needed early education classrooms.  

He shared how the Y impacts the communities we represent, and told stories of how everyone is welcomed at the Y.

This long standing organization is deeply rooted in our community and brings people together- much like Rotary. It is great when we can help one another better serve our neighbors.
Great event at the Rotary sponsored Pat Nowak Memorial South Burlington Firefighters and EMT Awards Banquet last night! Kyle Nichols, Rotary President Elect did a great job on the Organizing committee and it was great that our current Rotary President hosted the Rotary table. 125 people in attendance showing gratitude for all our first responders do day in and day out.
 
Our new member Andrew Swift was welcomed on October 4, 2018.  Watch for him to at our next Rotary event.
 
We added Kathy LaCross to our membership on October 11, 2018. Welcome to the Club!
 
Dave Johnson stopped by this week to present our club with the trophy they won at the Essex Rotary Golf Tournament. We can't wait to defend it next year. Thanks Dave !
SB Rotary funds are distributed to non-profits and other organizations that benefit our community and youth. Among recent recipients was the Sara Holbrook Community Center where funds were used to help support a variety of summer programs for youth. At our club meeting on August 9th, Bruce Chattman (Vice-President of SHCC and a Rotarian) presented a large thank you note to the membership from the youth at the Center. With Bruce is Penne Thompkins, Chair of the SB Rotary Youth Services Committee.
 
Our sincere gratitude is extended to everyone who helped to make this an amazing success! We raised over $9,000 and over 160 people attended. Plans are already underway for next year. Make sure to visit our Facebook page for the full album of pictures from the day. 
 
   
Rotarians were busy all day ringing the Salvation Army bell to raise money for the Salvation Army. Over $500 was raised. Great job everyone!
 
   
Rotarians were busy preparing blankets to deliver in the community for the holidays. We are always looking for ways to spread holiday cheer. 
 
   
South Burlington Rotarians were in Burlington at the Trotting of the Turkeys event. Over 400 turkeys were donated to the food shelf. Great work everyone!
 
District Governor Eric Denu visited today. He shared stories about his life in Rotary and the District.  The District's theme of Teamwork was stressed throughout his talk. We look forward to working with Eric for the rest of the year!
It is time to nominate a deserving community member for the Fred Tuttle Award. 
 

Each year the South Burlington Rotary Club presents this award in order to recognize individuals who like Fred go beyond the expected, bringing extraordinary zeal and integrity to everything in which they are involved while enhancing the South Burlington community at large. (quote from the plaque)

 

In simplest terms, the criteria are that the nominee must live or work in South Burlington and have contributed significantly in some way to their vocation. The committee considers such factors as how the nominee's actions have benefited their profession, how long he or she had been involved in their vocation and whether the individual exemplifies the Rotarian ideals.

 

A quick word as to the history of the naming of the award. Prior to his death, the Club presented Mr. Frederick Tuttle with a Paul Harris Fellow for his contributions to the community. Fred served as Superintendent of the South Burlington Schools from 1971 to 1992. Mr. Tuttle died after a courageous battle with cancer on May 14, 1992. Since then, the Middle School has been renamed the Frederick H. Tuttle Middle School. He also served as principal of the South Burlington Middle School for many years. The club's sentiment is that Mr. Tuttle exemplified the ideals of what this award is intended to recognize. As such the award is named "The Frederick H. Tuttle Memorial Award" in his

memory.

 

A plaque commemorating the past recipients of the award is placed in City Hall - it includes the names of all prior recipients and will include all future recipients. Also, a

$250 contribution is made by Rotary to the charity of their choice.

 

Applications can be download on the left side of the Rotary website. Application deadline is November 2, 2017. 

Rotarians walked in this great event to help end this tragic disease. It was a beautiful day to be outside and remembering all of our family and friends were are touched by this disease.
Congratulations to Tammy Vujanovich who is the winner of our annual Bill Stone Scholarship this year. She will be attending pharmacy school in Mississippi.
 
Jaclyn Paolantonio and her kids accepting our Paul Harris Fellow Award that our club donated on her mom's behalf.
 
Congratulations to our 2017 Rotarian of the Year - John Wilking! Thanks for all your hard work during the year. 
 
 
Speakers
John Brawley - Owner of Sweet Sound Agriculture
Oct 29, 2020
How to Grow Shrimp in Vermont
Bruce Wilson from Arts So Wonderful
Nov 05, 2020
Artists in our Community
Penne Tompkins
Nov 19, 2020
Foundation Month - Let's Focus on Foundation
Club Assembly
Dec 03, 2020
Hear What is Happening - and Maybe a Surprise!