Meetings: Holiday Inn - Thursdays at 12:00pm-1:15pm
 

Grapevine

Programs Last week: Dr. Connie Smith is a board certified infectious diseases specialist at WVU Medical Center. She talked about Covid-19 and indicated that variant strains have been identified in our local area. Our vaccines are holding up well to them. Healthy lifestyles are a strong preventative measure and extremely important for combatting this disease process. This...

Programs Last week: WV Senator Craig Blair, Senate Chairman PC: Manuel Washington This week: Dr. Connie Smith, WVU Medical Center June 10: Member bio June 17: Dr. Zakee McGill, President, NAACP, Berkeley County June 24: Installation Dinner and 100th Anniversary Celebration (no lunch program) July 8: Purple Iris, Martinsburg Chief of Police George Swartwood July 29: Club picnic at Poorhouse Farm Greeter – Vickie...

Programs Last week: Emily Dyson of Entsorga. They are using HEBioT Technology to divert waste from landfills. They use waste as a commodity and even more importantly as a fuel. This week: WV Senator Craig Blair, Senate Chairman June 3: Dr. Connie Smith, WVU Medical Center June 17: Dr. Zakee McGill, President, NAACP, Berkeley County June 24: Installation Dinner and...

Programs Last week: Bill Powell, attorney with Steptoe and Johnson and former U.S. Attorney of the Northern District of West Virginia. He was the top law enforcement officer for 32 counties. He prosecuted any and all federal crimes and carried out other Department of Justice initiatives. This week: Club Assembly May 6: Chaz Printz, the World Affairs Seminar May...

Programs Last week: Jennie Shriner, Director of Community Programs, Telemon. She discussed operating in a Covid year. She shared their many programs that provide a hand up, and how they were able to continue services during the pandemic. This week: Bill Powell, former U.S. Attorney of the Northern District of West Virginia April 29: Club Assembly June 24: Dinner...

Programs Last week: Shane Farthing, Director, Martinsburg Economic and Community Development, discussed some infrastructure and beautification projects. The City recently rolled out Pay by Phone, a pay-to-park app, which also allows for individuals to continue to use coins. There were 404 new businesses opened in Martinsburg last year. The main development challenge is the ability to...

Programs Last week: Bekah Hayes and Meredith Barrett, S.M.I.L.E. Initiative. It’s an acronym for “Spread Motivation, Inspiration, Love Everywhere. They see a need for a holistic wellness program in the Eastern Panhandle and provide tools necessary for maintaining healthy lifestyles and mindsets. This week: Sam Gulland, Torch Clean Energy April 8: Shane Farthing, Director, Martinsburg Economic and Community...

Programs Last week: Kent Leonhardt, West Virginia Commissioner of Agriculture, shared some of commissions programs and initiatives. Their mission is to provide a safe, abundant and available food supply. He indicated they focus on education before regulation. This week: Bekah Hayes and Meredith Barrett, S.M.I.L.E. Initiative April 1: Sam Gulland, Torch Clean Energy April 8: Shane Farthing, Director, Martinsburg...

Programs Last week: Dr. Wm. Benjamin Martz, Jr., Dean, College of Business, Shepherd University, spoke about the curriculum of the business school and the rationale behind its development. He also outlined the various actions the University took in response to COVID-19. This week: Kent Leonhardt, West Virginia Commissioner of Agriculture March 25: Bill Powell, former U.S. Attorney of...

Programs Last week: Robin Zanotti, President, C&O Canal Trust, discussed some of the challenges and accomplishments faced by the organization during the pandemic. Canal Quarters was a silver lining for the Trust since it is perfect for enjoying the C&O Canal National Historical Park while social distancing. This week: Dr. Wm. Benjamin Martz, Jr., Dean, College of...