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On November 11th   the Colchester/Milton Rotary will hold two separate Veterans Day Celebrations.  The purpose of these events is to celebrate and recognize all of our local heroes in the community.  These include our veterans as well as medical workers, first responders, all essential workers, teachers, and our local neighbors who have supported our community during the pandemic.
The Colchester-Milton Rotary club heard there was a significant blood shortage in Vermont and surrounding areas and decided to sponsor a Red Cross Blood drive on October 13, 2021, at the Colchester Meetinghouse on Main Street. 36 units of blood were collected including 8 first-time donors participating. These 36 units will help 108 patients!
Rotarians that participated on-site with check-in and check-out responsibilities: Chuck Ginsburg, Karen Trombley, Michael Swaidner, Bob, and Sue Mohr. Rotarians that donated blood: Leora Black, John Abry, Kelly McCagg, Chuck Ginsberg, Tim Brisson, Kathi Walker O’Reilly, and James Mount. See all the photos here. A special thanks to Leora Black for organizing this event and to all who donated :-)
The Colchester-Milton Rotary collected donations of duffle bags, backpacks, and suitcases for the Department of Children and Families in Franklin and Chittenden Counties. As of July 2021 the census for children in state custody was 140 in Franklin and 159 in Chittenden County. Social workers show up at homes needing to remove children because of issues of neglect, physical abuse, parental substance use, and a variety of other reasons.  As you can imagine a removal can be traumatic for children who often don’t have the time everyone would like to gather what they need and what they want; often needing to put their stuff into whatever’s handy – including garbage bags.  The Colchester-Milton Rotary club decided to help and asked for donations of duffle bags, backpacks, and suitcases. The goal of 50 bags was surpassed with a total of 135 bags! 
A special Thank You to Leora Black & Karen Trombley for organizing this event.
Last Friday several members of the Colchester-Milton Rotary, friends, and family spent a couple of hours gleaning at the Intervale. What is gleaning you ask? According to Wikipedia "Gleaning is the act of collecting leftover crops from farmers' fields after they have been commercially harvested or on fields where it is not economically profitable to harvest." The Intervale Center distributes the gleaned vegetables to organizations that assist those who are food insecure.

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