Thursday, February 2, 2012
Rotary International awards a Service Above Self award as its highest honor for Rotarians worldwide. The award recognizes
individuals who have rendered exemplary humanitarian service with an emphasis on personal volunteer efforts. The Essex Rotary Club mirrors those
criteria when selecting individuals on a yearly basis to be honored by our club.
Phil and Louise Kolvoord have volunteered and supported a myriad of agencies and causes in our Essex and Vermont community for over 50 years.
The Essex Rotary Club believes that their lives exemplify the humanitarian and educational objectives of the Foundation and presented them with
a Service Above Self award.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
We spent lots of time tromping around in the woods and skiing on the beaver pond. Animal tracks were abundant but we never saw any critters. We made pop corn and our meals on a camp stove and played farkel in front of the fire. We slept on wooded bunks wearing most of our winter gear including hats and mittens. We didn't change our clothes or wash up until we got home.
It has been a mild winter and camping is one of our favorite family activities. So we joined the Green Mountain Club and rented a cabin in the NE Kingdom for the weekend. We found the place in the dark with a little help from a local neighbor. Mother nature saw us coming and the mild winter turned into real winter as we arrived. It was 3 degrees the first night and the high for the weekend was 15.