Grapevine – April 14, 2021
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 make shovel ready or turnkey spaces available for potential new businesses.
This week: Jennie Shriner, Telemon
April 22: Bill Powell, former U.S. Attorney of the Northern District of West Virginia
April 29: Club Assembly
- Robert Sowell was the greeter and led us in the Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation and 4-Way Test.
- Bill Stover – April 6
- Kim Reid – April 10
- Bill Wertman – April 16
- Mike and Pam Hite – 29 years on April 17
- Anita Edwards, mother of Rotarian Joanne Wadsworth and widow of deceased Rotarian Joe Edwards, passed away. We extend our sincere condolences to Joanne and her family.
- Prior to the lunch meeting on April 29 at 11:20, there will be a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony at Ashley House for the playground equipment we installed.
- In addition to other positions that need to be filled, we are establishing a Program Committee to share the workload of providing interesting weekly meetings. If you are interested, please see Steve Truax. We are also still in search of a Program Chair.
- The golf tournament is scheduled for May 19 at The Woods. We have successfully maxed out our number of golfers but could squeeze someone in if they want to play. Individuals are welcome to sponsor as well as businesses. This will help to fund our scholarships to Interact and Rotaract students.
- Please sign up with Sandy Hamilton to be a greeter. We will continue to use public health guidelines.
- It is proposed that on July 1 we end the use of Zoom for virtual weekly meetings but continue to use Zoom for board meetings. Please provide President Pam any feedback you may have on this.
- June 24 we will hold the Installation Dinner at the Holiday Inn. It will also serve as our 100th Anniversary Celebration.
- Our club has a $12,000 foundation goal for the Annual Fund. We are currently at $9,900 for Annual Fund, $10,458 when we include Polio Plus. Chris Johnson has provided envelopes on the lunch tables for people to easily make their Rotary Foundation contributions.
- You can pay Club dues at our website – https://www.martinsburgrotary.com/pay-dues/.
- Manuel Washington sold tickets. The pot had $147 and there were 37 cards left in the deck. Steve Roach had the winning ticket but did not draw the winning card.