Today our speaker was Michael Tuttle, President and CEO of the Merchant's Bank.  Mr. Tuttle provided his perspective on the local economy, which is looking quite good!


We had another enjoyable meeting on Monday.  Dave Mount gave a moving invocation reminding us how precious life is.  Our speaker was Michael Tuttle, the CEO of Merchants Bank, who reported on his perspective regarding the local economy of Vermont.  He was happy to report that it is doing quite well.  

There were several announcements:
  • Semi-annual dues are due in October.  Please bring your checks for $80 to an October meeting and make Nancy's life easier.
  • Bill Harwood needed volunteers for Dismas House for this week and for December.  Once again, our members stepped up and he now has those spots covered.
  • Dine-Around is on!  Please let Rit know if you would like to participate on either October 26 or November 2.  His email is
  • Joe Gaida has received a handful of survey responses regarding Club Service and our projects, but he would like to hear from more.  Please respond to the survey by any means that works for you (email, hardcopy, phone, etc.).  Joe can be reached at 
Update on Jack Lindley:  Earlier this week Al Liguori got in touch with one of Jack's colleagues at State Farm and received the following update:  "He’s off life support and is conscious. He’s very agitated and disoriented. It’s going to be a long hall.  Please keep the prayer, cards and notes coming and please, no visitors. His wife Lynn anticipates many months of recuperation."

We miss you, Jack, and we send you and your family our best hopes and prayers.

Erik Sandblom had the lucky ticket, but amid jeers from the crowd, he took the $10 and donated it to the Rotary Foundation.

Monday October 14 is Columbus Day and there is no Rotary Meeting.

Our next meeting is October 21 and our speaker is newly indoctrinated Burlington Public Works Director, and Rotarian, Chapin Spencer.  And there is a Board Meeting on the 21st also at 11:15.