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October 2015

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Paul Sayler talked about his experience working in all facets of the beer brewing industry in Vermont.  He also shared many interesting facts and insights regarding the brewing industry in the United States and in Vermont over the past 25 years.  And he brought refreshments!

Tad Cooke and Erick Crockenberg of New Moran, Inc., a non-profit steward of the Moran Plant, spoke at the Burlington Rotary Club Meeting.
They shared with us the process for redevelopment, including the financing, the environmental challenges, the program for the space, the parking plan, and the overall schedule.  New Moran will incorporate a market hall, a 1500-person capacity community event center, open office space, and 
a roof deck with spectacular views of the lake. The goal is to continue with permitting this year, begin construction in summer 2016, and open in summer 2017. 
To learn more and keep up to date:

TJ outlined the problems with juvenile crime in the state, starting with high suspension rate in school and brining young people too young into our justice system when it becomes difficult to get them out of it.
He is running for Attorney General and outlined the issues:
  • High taxes and affordability of living in Vermont.
  • Driver’s License restoration.
  • The heroin addiction program, with long waiting lists at treatment clinics.  It costs the state $79,000 per prisoner a year.  
  • He advocated for involving nursing interventions for young people before they get involved with the criminal justice system. 
  • Campaigns in Vermont: they are too costly and not transparent.  Who are the donors?
Questions and Answers:
Ute asked about narcotics trafficking.  He reported that the authorities are reluctant to talk about the source, Brooklyn, and he wants to work with the New York State and federal authorities in the City.  The system needs reform.  
TJ also explained how most addicts start on the pain killer OxyContin and then move up to harder and cheaper drugs.  
The medical community should be more involved to help reduce the abuse of drugs.
A sobering presentation we all needed to hear.

Kelly invited us to her fundraising bike ride in Middlebury on Saturday, September 12.  She broke her spine is a ski accident and has since dedicated hers life to raising funds to pay for safety and other equipment for skiers with handicaps.  After ten years, it has become  national grant organization.

This Spring the Burlington Rotary Club presented Pure Water for the World with a check for more than $11,000 to support bringing clean water to Cite Soleil, one of the world's poorest slums located in Port au Prince, Haiti.  This contribution will help bring clean drinking water an area in desparate need.  For more information regarding Pure Water for the World's Cite Soleil project, click on the following link: 
Pictured are Carolyn Meub, Director of Pure Water for the World receiving a check from Bill Harwood, Burlington Rotary Club President

The Burlington Rotary Club has supported the enhancement of City Hall Park for many years, including it's annual "planting in the park" each Spring to plant flowers.  This year our crew set aside its regular meeting time of Monday at noon to complete the planting followed by lunch in the park on a beautiful Vermont Spring day. 

Lise Veronneau and Jack Lindley ring the bell on December 13th!  Rotarians from the Burlington Rotary ring the bell each Saturday in December in support of the mission of the Salvation Army.



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Rotary and ShelterBox support Syrian refugees
In Syria, where a civil war has been raging since 2011, more than 6,000 people flee the country every day. As of September, more than 4.1 million people have become refugees, and 7.6 million more have been internally displaced. “The plight of Syria’s refugees is a litmus test for the world's compassion,” says Rotary International General Secretary John Hewko. “Rotary members worldwide are profoundly disheartened by the refugee crisis now unfolding in Syria and other parts of the world,” which the United Nations has described as the worst in decades. “Rotary is following the situation closely...
Ravindran declares Riseley president-nominee
RI President K.R. Ravindran officially declared Ian H.S. Riseley Rotary International’s president-nominee on 1 October. The nominating Committee for President of RI selected Riseley, of the Rotary club of Sandringham, Victoria, Australia, in August. He will be formally elected at the 2016 RI Convention in Seoul, Korea, and will become president on 1 July 2017.  Read more about Riseley

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