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


Rotary Club of Martinsburg - Martinsburg WV / Grapevine  / Grapevine – August 19, 2020
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Grapevine – August 19, 2020

Note about meeting venue: The Club will continue meeting in-person, this week only at the Purple Iris, along with an option to join virtually, through the end of August. Continuing to offer the virtual option will be re-evaluated at that time. President Pam emailed you with the link in order to connect online but here it is again.


Last week:

  • Kristin Alexander, Executive Director of the Potomac Valley Audubon Society, outlined their various programs and how they have managed to shift into the virtual arena.

Coming Up:

  • This week – High School Football Coaches at the Purple Iris (note: don’t go to the Holiday Inn!)
  • Next week – Martinsburg Chief of Police George Smartwood
  • September 3 – Colonel Timko, 167th Air National Guard
  • September 10 – Kenneth Allensworth, Director of the VA Medical Center
  • September 17 – Bill Wortley and Marilyn Schoon, travels of interest
  • September 24 – Margaret Cogswell, Hospice of the Panhandle
  • October 1 – Clorox October 8 – Picnic 5-8 pm at Poor House Farm (note: no noon luncheon)

Pledge and Invocation

  • Rob Lowe led us in the Pledge of Allegiance and provided an invocation.


  • Jason Stedman – August 18

Wedding Anniversaries

  • Rich and Judy McCune – 17 years on August 16
  • Elaine and Craig Bartoldson – 35 years on August 17

Club Announcements

  • The Youth Drug Court is not meeting so no meals are needed at this time. They do still need gift cards in the amount of $5-20 for awards and incentives to the participants. Thus far the Club has collected $160 to buy $10 gift cards.
  • The board approved the development of a Meals on Wheels “Rotary Route”. Meals on Wheels provides hot food to over 380 homebound individuals whose median age is 83. This is a community service project that will enable Rotary to be more present in the community amid the Covid-19 restrictions. The plan is to deliver a couple of times each month, on specific days. We have enough volunteers now for two teams of 2-4 Rotarians. Check out the impact that Meals on Wheels provides in our community at Please contact Steve Roach or Allen Kees, Community Service Coordinator, if you can help in any way.
  • We will have an evening picnic at Poor House Farm on October 8 so there will be no meeting at noon that day. The Club will purchase the meal so no need to bring anything.
  • There will be no Labor Day Breakfast this year. It is an important source of revenue for Parks and Recreation so they are seeking donations to help make up their shortfall.
  • The Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital is planning to hold their Women of Distinction event on October 14. Sponsorships are available. They are also selling Pearls for Girls raffle tickets as part of the Women of Distinction celebration. You can see Gail Moxley or Berniece Collis for raffle tickets.
  • You can now pay your Club dues on our Rotary Club of Martinsburg website –
  • The recommendation by the co-chairs of the Golf Tournament has been accepted and the event has been cancelled for this summer and a spring tournament is planned. No date has been selected yet.


  • Manuel Washington sold tickets. Buzz Poland had the winning ticket but did not draw the four of diamonds so did not win the pot.