In a remarkably short period of time, NYRA Vermont has established itself as being among NYRA’s most professional and well organized chapters. The chapter held its first meeting on January 9th at the Fletcher Free Library. This well attended meeting resulted in the passage of bylaws and the election of officers. Ken Boring was elected President, Jay Leff Vice President, Hardy Machia Secretary, Kevin Ryan Treasurer, and Aaron Voldman will serve as High School Outreach Coordinator. Many of you may know Ken from his frequent contributions to NYRA’s web forums and Hardy from his bid for Vermont Governor. Due to the hard work of the chapter’s officers, and NYRA Media Director Chanc Amis, the chapter has already received some significant attention in the media. An article by Ken Picard in Seven Days outlines the chapter’s ideas and ambitions. NYRA-Vermont officials Jay Leff and Hardy Machia appeared on channel 17 public access to discuss youth rights. By all accounts the appearance went well, their next meeting was plugged and they responded professionally to all the questions. Their web page is frequently updated and saturated with useful, interesting information regarding the chapter and its activities. All NYRA members, especially those living in Vermont are encouraged to check it out.