Stowe Reporter/News and Citizen
The Stowe Rotary Club wants to thank the people of Stowe, Lamoille County, and beyond for coming out in force last Thursday and Friday to donate their tires to Wheels for Warmth.
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Phil Bongiorno is the new president of the Stowe Rotary Club, succeeding Caren Merson.  Bongiorno, the new president, said he’s “excited to lead this incredible club over the next year. The transition over the past two years has certainly been a challenge, but we came together to do it and never lost sight of the work that our community depends on each year, or our mission of Service Above Self.”
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June 6, 2019
“One of our club’s primary goals is to provide financial support for deserving young people as they pursue their higher educational opportunities,” said Stowe Rotary Club President Caren Merson. “These students not only excel academically, but are also committed to making their community better through service. This embodies the Rotary motto of ‘Service Above Self.’”
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One student from each of the 11 programs offered at Green Mountain Tech was nominated by their instructor as “Student of the Year.” Each received a gift, related to their program, from the Stowe Rotary Club in the form of “Tools of the Trade.”  Several other students were awarded Rotary scholarships to further their education.“Stowe Rotary Club is thrilled to recognize the achievements and hard work of the 2019 GMTCC student recipients of Stowe Rotary Club scholarships and Tools of the Trade awards,” said Jennifer Colin, past president of Stowe Rotary."
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April 25, 2019
"About 20 Stowe Rotary members — including, from left, Chris Carey, Tad Davis, Brad Moore, Phil Bongiorno, George Lewis and Larry Heath — gathered April 18 at Trapp Family Lodge to assemble 30 Easter dinners that were delivered to Lamoille Community Food Share. The dinners included ham, salami and cheese donated by Davis Family Provisions, plus potatoes, green beans, pineapple and brownie mix. Rotarians did much the same for Thanksgiving, in line with the club motto, “Service Above Self.”"
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"Dan Smith and Stacy Fagan of the Vermont Community Foundation spoke at a Stowe Rotary Club dinner meeting about their work.
The foundation is a philanthropic organization, an umbrella organization for small foundations. It also works with donors across the region to match their giving desires with appropriate recipients."
Stowe Reporter
April 11, 2019
"The Swift Dumplings is Stowe Middle School’s Destination Imagination team, made up of six seventh-graders. On Monday afternoon they had split up into groups — four were working on the engineering component of the challenge, and Izzie and Ezra were hard at work crafting fundraising strategies for their upcoming trip to Kansas City, Mo. for the Destination Imagination Global Finals.
The team needs to raise $11,000 for the trip, said Izzie. Stowe Rotary has donated $500."
Stowe Reporter
October 18, 2018
"The Stowe Rotary Club is bringing the annual Wheels for Warmth to Stowe again Oct. 25-26. The event “is a creative, convenient, meaningful way for so many of us to help our friends and neighbors in need,” said Rotarian Tom Hubbs. “Those Vermonters in need of fuel assistance need to be at the forefront of our minds during those cold winter months.”  
All we need is for people to put their used tires in their cars or trucks and bring them to the Stowe Events Field next Thursday and Friday afternoons,” said Rotarian Heidi Scheuermann. “We will do the rest.”"
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'"At Rotary, we are friends, community members, professionals and business owners, coming together to take action and make a difference," Merson said. "Our members change lives locally and work with other clubs on international projects to fight disease, provide clean water, save mothers and children, and support education and local charities."
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"This annual event between the two groups has a long-standing tradition.  One students from each of the 12 programs offered at GMTCC was nominated by their instructor as Student of the Year.  Throughout the evening, the nominated students were presented with a gift related to their program from Stowe Rotary."
Stowe Rotary scholarships, based on essay and interview: Maya Barrett, William Dixon, Hattie Moriarty, Ian Noyes, Fiona Reed, Emma Schoepke, Kristian Viljanen, Nathaniel Wells.
Rotary "Service Above Self" scholarship, based on four criteria - leadership, school service, community service, and academic improvement: Tyler Sherwin
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"Stowe Rotary's first Casino Royale fundraiser was held at the Stoweflake on March 16.  Leo Clark was jauntily attired with festive green touches; at the blackjack table, Shelley and Rep. Gary Nolan joined Rep. Heidi Scheuermann and George Lewis for some gaming"
"Stowe Rotary Club’s newest event, Casino Royale, will be held Friday, March 16, at the Stoweflake Resort and Spa, 1746 Mountain Road, Stowe.  More than a fundraiser, Casino Royale will be a swanky evening of gaming entertainment to test luck and skill, accompanied by delicious food and libations, and the smooth sounds of the George Petit Trio, all for worthy Stowe Rotary causes."
"The Children’s Literacy Foundation, based in Waterbury, was chosen to receive the Stowe Rotary Club’s 2016 Oktoberfest profits.
With that money, CLiF provided a grant to the Hyde Park Public Library, providing spring and fall author visits, books for the school and public library collections, a two-book giveaway in the spring for all kids, and $250 to start a new program at the library.
“Stowe Rotary was thrilled to have the opportunity to support CLiF’s mission of inspiring a love of reading for low-income, at-risk, and rural children in Vermont,” said Jennifer Colin, the club president. “Stowe Rotary has been supporting education in Lamoille County through giving scholarships and donations to local educational efforts for many years, so a partnership with CLiF was the perfect way for Stowe Rotary to continue in that tradition.”
“Galloway, one of the most respected journalists in Vermont, told the club how she founded the online news site, about her thoughts on journalism in Vermont in relation to politics and business, and the intersection of the two.  Sullivan comes to Stowe from the Berkshires in Massachusetts, where she was executive director of IS183, Art School of the Berkshires, for over a decade. She has strong experience in fundraising, program development and marketing/advertising, and looks forward to using those skills at the arts center at Stowe Mountain Resort."
“Even in the cold, windy rain on Thursday, cars and trucks continued to roll in with their tires to donate, and it continued through until Friday evening,” said Jen Colin, president of the Stowe Rotary Club. “This is a testament to the kindness and incredible generosity of the people in our region."
"Gary Clark, President of the Vermont Studio Center, briefed the Stowe Rotary Club Nov. 2 on the organization’s work.  Located in Johnson, the Vermont Studio Center was founded in 1984, and has grown to become the largest international residency program for artists and writers in the United States.  Every month, the center hosts 55 visual artists and writers from across the country and around the world."

"Murphy said he wants much of his work to focus on three things: 1) the customer experience; 2) the employee experience; and 3) being part of the community ... He expressed his belief in the strength of the Stowe brand, and of the community overall, and believes that being part of the larger Vail Resorts company will serve to enhance all of it."


"Rotary District 7850 Governor Eric Denu visited Stowe Rotary on Oct. 5. Eric is a member of the Middlebury Rotary Club, and has been a devoted Rotarian for over 29 years, with perfect Rotary attendance. He presented his Teamwork vision for our club, reminding us, in Helen Keller’s words: “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” Eric also presented a Colorado Spruce Tree in honor of the vision of Rotary International President Ian Reisling, who has asked Rotary clubs worldwide to plant a tree for each of its members to effect a positive environmental change in the world."


"Last Thursday Stowe Rotary welcomed Wendy Knight, commissioner of the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing, who shared her vision and goals for bringing more visitors to the state at the Town & Country Resort in Stowe.  Knight also talked about the challenges Vermont faces in growing its tourism market share. New York invests $50 million in tourism marketing, Maine $15 million, and New Hampshire invests $8 million.  Vermont’s tourism marketing budget is $3.1 million."


"Mary Powell, president and CEO of Green Mountain Power, spoke to the Rotary Club of Stowe last week.  Powell has been nationally recognized as an energy visionary, positioning Green Mountain Power as a leading energy transformation company.  Powell talked about her background, her vision for Vermont’s largest electric utility, and her thoughts on the future of energy both in terms of generation and delivery."


"The Stowe Rotary Club has presented $500 to Morrisville’s “Under the Wings” backpack program.  This program purchases backpacks and school supplies for students in need in both Stowe and Morrisville, and this particular donation is expected to assist at least 18 students in Stowe."

"Colin said the Rotary club “is an incredible organization that does so much for the entire region of Lamoille County, and I am excited to do all I can to ensure that our work continues, and that we continue to grow.”
"The award, which is the Rotary's highest honor, is presented to people for extraordinary service to the community."