We are record holders! Twelve members of the Waterbury Rotary Club volunteered at the Vermont Food Bank. They packed 735 boxes for the commodity supplemental food program.

That’s 20,212 meals for Vermonters facing hunger. Our team, in four hours, packed the most amount of food for the quarter. Fun was had that morning.

• On Oct. 12 from 8 to 4 at Hannon Home Center, our club is sponsoring a Wheels for Warmth event. We will take your old tires for $4 per tire. This event supports the emergency heating assistance to those in need and helps to recycle tires. So please bring us your tires.

• Ready to volunteer? Save the date of Oct. 19 from noon to 2 at the Harwood Union High School cafeteria for the Meals for Kids event. Join 100 volunteers from Waterbury and the Mad River Valley to package 20,000 meals.

These meals will be delivered to school feeding programs in developing countries through Rise Against Hunger, a nonprofit dedicated to eliminating hunger in our lifetime. This is a co-sponsored event of the Waterbury and Mad River Valley Rotary Clubs.

This high-energy event is fun for ages 4 and up. To learn more and to sign up to help package meals, visit mrvrotary.org.

Lots going on in the Waterbury Rotary Club. See our Facebook page for information on how to buy a raffle ticket to win a Fat Bike or cash.

And stay tuned; the ballots will be counted soon to reveal the winner of the Reusable Bag Logo Design Contest.

Our club meets Tuesday mornings at 7:30 a.m. at the Waterbury Area Senior Center, 14 Stowe St., except the second Tuesday of each month. Club meetings will be moved to 6 p.m. at the senior center on Oct. 22, Nov. 19 and Dec. 17. Please join us to find out more about Rotary and all that we do.

— Tami Bass

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