2017 Annual Rubber Ducky Race Fundraiser

Vergennes Day is just around the corner and Vergennes Rotary is gearing up for their annual Rubber Ducky Race. It will be held during the Vergennes Day weekend on Saturday, August 26th. The ducks will be launched at the base of the Vergennes falls at 3:30 PM.

The proceeds from this annual fundraiser go toward supporting our youth. We sponsor the summer reading program "Booked for Bikes" and award 6 college scholarships each year. This is just a small part we play in investing in our youth, the community, and our future.

Tickets are $3.00 each, or 4 for $10.00. The First Place ticket holder will receive $250, Second Place receives $100, and Third Place receives $50.

We are also asking our business friends to help us support our kids’ educational dreams by sponsoring a Big Duck. The cost is only $50. The winner of this year’s Big Duck race will win a $250 donation to a charity of their choice.

If you would like to buy a ticket or sponsor a big duck just talk to one of the Vergennes Rotary members you know and they will be glad to help. You may also purchase your tickets (or sponsor a Big Duck) right here using the "Buy Now" button below.

Tickets will also be on sale around town leading up to the race and in the park until 2PM the day of the race.

Thank you in advance for your support, it’s greatly appreciated.


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New Meeting Place for August

For the month of August we are meeting at Carol's Hungry Mind Cafe Meet at 7404 Ethan Allen Hwy in New Haven for Breakfast on Tuesdays at 7:15 AM
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We Have Moved

We have moved. We will now be holding our meetings at St Peter’s Parish Hall, 85 S Maple St, Vergennes, VT 05491.

We will not be having a regular meeting on June 27th. This is our annual Change Over event when a new president takes the reigns and lets us know what their goals are for the coming year. This event will not be held at the Parish Hall.

There will not be a meeting on July 4th. Regularly scheduled meetings will begin at St Peter’s Parish Hall starting on July 11th.

Jail-n-Bail 2017

Each year the Vergennes Rotary Club supports many local charities as well as local efforts to improve the greater community and the people who live here. This year, the ‘Jail and Bail’ fund raiser will be taking place on Thursday June 8th between 11AM and 2PM on the Vergennes Green. Here is how it works. Each Rotarian will be arresting some friends, enemies, family, politicians and/or co-workers. These jail birds will receive a warrant of arrest and will need to contact their friends, family or anyone who might help them raise a minimum of $200 in bail money! Bail money may be collected ahead of time or during the event. If you are a lucky jailee you can direct people to the PayPal button below this article to pay toward your Bail. We will also accept checks made payable to Vergennes Rotary Club Charities.

All of the proceeds from this fundraiser will go directly toward creating a fun area in the Basin Park for young ones. Several large instruments will be installed in the park to help create a fun area for young and old alike.

Vergennes Rotary is a registered 501 C (3) charitable non-profit entity, tax ID # 55-0798733, so your donation is tax deductible.

We would love for you to join us in this fund raiser and help us make it a success. Contact a Rotarian or come to the Vergennes Green on the day of the event and you too can plead your case to our judge and enjoy lunch on us while you post your bail. If you are unable to be there, you may participate remotely.


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Spring Fling Dance

Yes, there is a dance coming up to help usher in spring... Get your tickets here!


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Casino Night 2017

Yes, there is a casino night on March 18th, 2017 at 7PM. It will be held at the American Legion Post #14 in Vergennes. Come and join us.

Play Craps, Black Jack, Bingo, or Poker. Get your ticket today and you will get $800 (in chips) to play gamble with. You get $500 worth when you buy your ticket at the door so buy your ticket now!

Cash bar, food, 50/50 and door prizes as well. Use your winnings to enter the drawing for prizes at the end of game play.

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Porter Hospital CEO Visits Rotary

We had a great visit this morning from Dr. Fred Kniffin, the President/CEO of Porter Medical Center.
He told us about the issues and plans for Porter Hospital partnering with the UVM Network and the benefits it will bring to our area.
He says they may loose some autonomy but will have better buying power and receive some investments that make it well worth while. They are currently planning an open house so to speak in the May time frame.
More information can be found at http://www.portermedical.org/

In the pictures above... past Vergennes Rotary President Tony Panella introduces his boss and CEO Dr. Fred Kniffin and current Vergennes Rotary President Susan Burdick presents Dr. Kniffin with a certificate of our club donating to the Rotary's Polio eradication effort of behalf of his speaking to us today.

Spring Fling

Ready for the end of Winter? Well, come and join us on April 29th at 6PM for a night of fun and prizes.

Casino Night

Yes, Casino Night is back! Come join us for some fun and prizes.