Sean shared his thoughts on what makes a vibrant community.  He spoke of connectivity, diversity and the community having an overall positive perspective. He described connectivity as the walkability and bike paths that connect various parts of the community. A community's diversity is about the people but includes having an array of amenities and ideas. To be successful in moving forward, a community forward needs collaboration, partnerships, resources, and resolution. 
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September 20, 2023                                                                Andy Crossman
The St. Albans Rotary wanted to support individuals impacted by the recent flooding in neighboring Lamoille County.  A presentation of a check in the amount of $1500 was presented to the Cambridge Rotary at their recent meeting. The Cambridge Rotary is helping oversee and coordinate flood response efforts in Cambridge. Some thirty-six families had been displaced from their homes or otherwise severely impacted.  The funds will be targeted to helping those with housing needs or remediation that insurance was not already covering. In most cases insurance or federal aid fell far short of helping cover their costs.
Photo: St. Albans Rotary former President Karyn Rocheleau and Rotary member Andy Crossman presentation of $1500 check to Cambridge Rotary President Tom Lepsic.
Contact: Ginger Kozlowski, Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains or 603-568-1437
Council will provide summer camp to girls in Vermont, cookies to veterans and hometown heroes with $1,300 donation from Rotary Club

ST. ALBANS, VT – Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains is grateful to the Rotary Club of St. Albans for grants totaling $1,300 to support the organization.
The Rotary Club is providing $1,000 to go toward camperships and other financial assistance which will allow many girls in Franklin County to participate as a Girl Scout and attend Girl Scout summer day camp or overnight camp. There are 218 Girl Scout members served currently in Franklin County and 114 in St. Albans, and more are encouraged to join no matter their economic status.

St. Albans Town, VT – After more than a year of volunteer work and planning, there are now some new places to enjoy the outdoors in Franklin County.

St. Albans Town has added two new multi-use trails to its town forest, and they officially opened Sunday morning. The new trails, named Sugarhouse Trail and Garibay Way, are travelable year-round, with hiking, biking, and snowshoeing being some of the ways you can tackle the turf.

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                                                                                                 Joe Halko / 802-393-6414
September 11, 2023                                                                President Elect
SAINT ALBANS, VERMONT- September 9, 2023, marked the St. Albans Rotary Club’s Fourth Annual Lucky Ducky drawing at the Historic Fountain in Taylor Park.
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                                                                                                 Andy Crossman 802-582-6236
September 8, 2023                                                                 
We are excited to celebrate the growth of trails in our local Forest that are vital to healthy and thriving communities.
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                                                                                                 Leon Berthiaume/ 802-309-0693
September 6, 2023                                                                  President
Rotary’s Lucky Ducks return for their fourth annual event to the Taylor Park Fountain this Saturday, September 9th. The festivities begin at 9:30 am with our emcee Joe Halko, Director of Community Relations for NCSS and the Club’s President Elect.
After over a year of planning, fundraising and trail building a major new multi-use Town Forest trail will officially open on Sunday September 17 from 2-4pm and the entire community is invited to join in the celebration hike following a short dedication to acknowledge our contributing sponsors, builders and volunteers at the trailhead/parking lot.  The hike will take approximately 1.5 hours and covers 4.5 miles of relatively easy terrain. Be sure to bring hiking shoes, water, and bug spray.
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                                                                                                 Leon Berthiaume/ 802-309-0693
September 7, 2023                                                                  President
Rotary Club welcomed Megan Johnson, Burton Island State Park Manager and Tyler Whitley Kill Care State Park Manager and Wes Miller at a recent Club meeting. 
Megan and Tyler shared information on the parks and how both State Parks work together.  
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                                                                                                 Leon Berthiaume/ 802-309-0693
September 1, 2023                                                                  President
Rotary is celebrating Community Week.  During the week of September 11-17. Rotary, Rotary Interact clubs around the world may partner with other service organizations on various service projects. As a Rotary Club we are celebrating with an outing to Spectrum on Lake Street on September 12th. Their mission and vision: “are to empower teenagers, young adults, and their families to make and sustain positive changes through prevention, intervention and life skill services.”
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August 16, 2023                                                                                      Leon Berthiaume / 802-309-0693
Rotary lends financial support to the Hard’ack Playground Project.
The new Hard’ack playground project is well underway.  The equipment has arrived, being assembled, and installed.  Rotary is pleased to provide financial support to a new playground at the Hard’ack Recreation Area.  Valdemar Garibay has been instrumental in leading, advising, developing, upgrading, fundraising, and installing new playgrounds.  Special thanks to Valdemar for his time, energy and resources that are an integral part of this playground project. Valdemar also serves on the Rotary Club of St. Albans Board, among other organizations that support Franklin and Chittenden County.
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                                                                                                Leon Berthiaume/ 802-309-0693
August 2, 2023                                                                       President
The Rotary Club of St. Albans, Vermont acknowledged new officers for the Rotary Club year 2023-2024 at their August 1st meeting.
Outgoing President Karyn Rocheleau has been President of the Club for the past three years. She provided strong leadership through unprecedented and challenging times.