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Colchester, VT  05446
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On Saturday September 13th, 2014 The Colchester Milton Rotary Club helped scrap & paint the Colchester Community Food Shelf. Another painting session is scheduled for next Saturday September 20th from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Any & All additional volunteers would be greatly appreciated by the Food Shelf!  For more info visit or call Marcia Devino at 802-879-2444. 

The Colchester Milton Rotary Club was named Club of the Year in its District, which is composed of 42 clubs from Quebec, Northern Vermont and New Hampshire.  The Club also received five other awards during their district conference held in the spring.  These awards recognized the achievements the Club made in the areas of membership growth, community service projects and other Rotary International criteria.


This fun run / walk will begin at Bayside Park on the bike path in Colchester, ending back at the park. All ages welcome. Run or walk. Proceeds will help Food shelves in Colchester, Milton, and The Islands, with a portion going to the Charitable fund of the Colchester-Milton Rotary Club.


Join us for an evening of great fun, fine food and a chance to win $2,000. There will also be a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle and every 10th ball wins a prize! Tickets are $150 which gets you one Ball and a Vermont Culinary Resort Dinner for 2. Only 100 tickets will be sold!

Interested in learning more about polio? On Wednesday, January 29 beginning at 6:30 p.m., the Burnham Memorial Library will host a showing of the HBO documentary The Final Inch, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Colchester-Milton; the film is about the efforts to eliminate polio worldwide. After the film, Dr. Alicia Jacobs, MD, will speak about polio and the importance of vaccines. Refreshments will be served.
Again this year, the Colchester-Milton Rotary Club is assembling baskets of food, books and other small gift items for the less fortunate in our community during this holiday season.

The Colchester-Milton Rotary Club will once again be supporting Our Military Families this Christmas Season with our project called Operation Polar Express #4. In our previous years, We have provided free Polar Express tickets for the children and the families of Our deployed soldiers here in Vermont. Polar Express has again reserved the noon train on December 15 for our Military Soldier family. Tickets are now $22 a piece And we have 235 slots to fill.


On Thursday October 31st the Colchester-MIlton Rotary Club presented Burlington Meals on Wheels Director Peter Carmoli with a check for $4,000 for a new commercial oven.


A happy Winooski JFK Elementary 3rd grade class thanks the Colchester-Milton Rotary Club for another successful My Wet Shoes project.

A new location, a new time and a new look! We are revamping our annual auction this year to make it more exciting, fun and convenient for you to bid on those items that you really want.

This year’s Colchester-Milton Rotary Club Auction will be at 6:00 PM on November 16th at the Hampton Inn, Colchester. There will be food and beverages available and a new and improved list of items for you to bid on. Viewing will begin at 5:45 PM.


On September 12 2013 Rotary International District 7850 President Steve Dates and Colchester-Milton Rotary Club Foundation Chair Dick Kruger presented Colchester-Milton Rotary member Kiki Leech with the Paul Harris Society Member award.

The Colchester-Milton Rotary club sponsored a matching district grant to help fund the Vermont Youth Orchestra Tour of the Northeast Kingdom and master classes to be held at their home base at Elley Long in Colchester.

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