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The President's Corner

May is Youth Service Month
every rotarian every year


Jerry Albert
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Dear Fellow Rotarians

The Story of Us

Back in 2017, one of my favorite actors, Morgan Freeman, had a series on the National Geographic Channel entitled,” The Story of Us.” By now I am pretty comfortable in the position of Club President. Of course I only have a few short months left in office as July 1st quickly approaches. With the threat of shooting myself in the foot, I thought that it is high time that we have a little discussion about the story of us.

The danger of writing an article reflecting on the club and its’ activates is that I am bound to leave something out. Instead of naming names I am just going to throw out some events which we have participated in this year. Things like; collecting gifts for both the Veterans Home and Head Start, Green-up Day and marching in the Battle Day parade, the Roundup Tag Sale, Student-Appreciation/Interact night, Fuel Assistance bell ringing, the café on election day, gardening at the free clinic and of course, Italian Night. The list goes on and on.

Over the years I have been on several boards for various organizations. The Board of Directors of the Bennington Rotary Club is by far the best group I have ever worked with. You owe it to yourself to step up and fill any office that needs filling. It is a very rewarding experience to work on this board. Various committees that we have are just as outstanding. Our social media outlets are terrific as well as this newsletter.

Coming up next year, Beth Wallace will be leading us in a new fund raiser as Rotary takes over the Garlicfest Brochure. The Rotaract Club of the Green Mountains is now officially certified by Rotary International. This means we have our work cut out for us as we inspire young adults to get involved. One thing about our Rotary is that it never gets boring. We will always have a new project. Be it a fund raiser or service project it will always be different. That’s the story of us.

Jerry Albert
Club President

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