FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:


Where and when does the Rotary Club meet?

The Killington-Pico Rotary Club meets almost every Wednesday night at 6 PM at The Summit Lodge off Killlington Road in Killington, VT. Following a social half hour we sit down for dinner and fellowship.  Most nights feature a short informative speaker on subjects ranging from bee keeping in Vermont to our delivery of mosquito nets to an African Village. Dinner is $19 for members and guests of members. Contact Ray Ault 802.773.0600 or Email Ray Ault 24 hours in advance if you are interested in joining us at our next dinner.  Program speakers are listed weekly here under Events.

What are our typical service projects?

Our club projects ebb and flow following the interests of individual members, yet several projects have been with us for many years.
 
Our annual projects include:
  • An annual golf tournament raising more than $125,000 over the last 23 years for the Rutland Area Visiting Nurses Association and Hospice.
  • We host visiting high school scholars for a long weekend of skiing at Killington or Pico.  These high school students from around the world are placed with Rotary host families across Vermont and New Hampshire for a year long study abroad experience.  We in Killington give them a break from their regular schedules with a fun experience featuring skiing. Killington area Rotary members host 2-4 students in their homes for 4 or 5 days.
  • We sell Christmas trees and donate the money to a variety of local and regional charitable programs.
  • We sell football raffle tickets and the proceeds are distributed to local charities.
Some recent projects include:

  • Building the dugouts at the ball field by the Library on River Road from locally donated money & materials.
  • We hold pancake breakfasts and donate proceeds to local charities and food shelters.
  • We constructed Adirondack Ski Chairs and the profits went to Killington - Pico Rotary Charities and the Rotary International Foundation.
  • We sent a donation of club funds to Pure Water for the World, a Vermont based not-for-profit business, to support relief efforts after the Haitian earthquake.

Who have we helped?

Our charity contributions vary year to year as both our resources and our perceptions of need change.  In recent years we have donated money to the United Way, the local churches for needy families, IDIC Race, RAVNAH and Hospice, Killington Mountain School, Killington Music Festival, Sherburne Library, VT Adaptive Ski,  Sherburne Elementary School, Komen Race for the Cure, Killington Parks and Recreation, Killington Arts Guild, Vermont Achievement Center, Red Sox Vet's Fund  - also through Rotary International we provide funds for Polio Eradication, Mosquito Nets for Togo, Africa (to alleviate malaria) and Pure Water for the World.  Some individual grants have gone to needy families after tropical storm Irene as well as to local youths engaged in worthwhile projects.

In addition to monetary donations made through the club, members have donated their time to worthy community efforts.  Locally we helped to build and repaired the wooden playground equipment at the Sherburne Elementary School and built the front portico so snow, ice and rain wouldn't fall on the entrance way. We constructed the bridge over the stream near the Library as well as the baseball dugouts in the fields behind. In the Johnson Recreation facility, on River Road, working together with the Sherburne Women's Club, we built the roof covering over the picnic area and picnic tables.
 

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