We are very grateful for the generous support and involvement that these service organizations provided.
Arlington Garden Club
Arlington Garden Club - Mission - National Garden Clubs, Inc. provides education, resources and national networking opportunities for its members to promote the love of gardening. floral design, and civic environmental responsibility.
A great job was done to add plants and shrubs to Ruth Banghart's gardens. On May 14th, members of the club arrived in force. They donated many flowers and shrubs and used their green thumbs to make a tremendous difference. Ruth, her family, and all of us at Habitat greatly appreciate their thoughtful contribution to the community.
Arlington Garden Club, Inc.- Founded in 1941
Officers of the Arlington Garden Club, Inc.
Co- Presidents: Barbara Travers and Marjorie Maas
Back to Top
In a joint effort the Lions Clubs of Manchester, Taconic Range, Bennington, and Norshaft (North Bennington and Shaftsbury) worked together to raise close to $22,000. $15,000 was matched by Lions International. As a condition for receiving this support the local Habitat affiliate matched the total Lions' contribution and built a home that was handicapped accessible. The home was built in East Arlington and Ruth Banghart and her family moved in to the home in July of 2005.
Bill Drunsic and The Perfect Wife sponsored a special promotion for the Lions with the proceeds providing significant financial help to the Lions' successful fund drive in support of the Habitat home that was completed in 2005 in East Arlington.
The Modern Woodmen Creed is:
There is a destiny that makes us brothers,
None goes his way alone:
All that we send into the lives of others
Comes back into our own.
Modern Woodmen members are joined by these common bonds;
- Financial security for families
- Positive family life
- Service to communities
"Our decision to support the work of Bennington Area Habitat for Humanity Affiliate is an example of our commitment to our community." Bingo Benefits have been held for Habitat in August 2005, September 2006, and October 2008. Each event raised just over $500. All money raised is used to purchase building supplies.
Bingo at Woodmen Memorial Hall -- Roddy Prevost presented a check to Dick Malley, Board President and member of the Development Committee.
Modern Woodmen of America
Geraldine S. Woodruff
Pine Tree Camp #10244
PO Box 648
Wells, VT 057774
Rotary is an organization of business and professional persons united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build good will and peace in the world.
Some recent examples of the work of the Manchester Club include;
- The Manchester Rotary Club has a long history of undertaking recreational-type projects. Most recently the club created and installed a kiddie playground at the Manchester Recreational Park. It covers 40 by 50 feet.
- For the past two years the club has sponsored a bike race up Mount Equinox (3,862 feet above sea level) with the proceeds going to Lyme disease research. Check the race website for details www.gearupforlyme.com. Lyme disease is the fastest growing illness in the region with a 40% increase in cases from 2002 to 2003 in the Albany and Southern Vermont areas.
- The club has been involved over the years with the Youth Exchange program sending local kids overseas and sponsoring educational visits from students who spend a full year attending high school and living with host families.
- The Manchester Rotary Club has provided generous support for Habitat's work in the local area.
Rotary President, Pete Webster, and fellow Rotarian, Andy Shaw selling wreaths and trees for the holidays. The Manchester Rotary Club has designated the Bennington Area Habitat affiliate to be the recipient of the proceeds from the sale. We are most grateful for this generous support!
The Manchester Rotary meets Tuesdays at noon at Ye Olde Tavern on Main Street in Manchester Center.
For more information about the Manchester Rotary Club, please call Peter Webster.
President, Manchester Rotary Club
PO Box 853
Manchester Center, VT 05255