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


Grapevine December 11th

Grapevine: Rotary Club of Martinsburg
Fellow Rotarians!

Timely club business – Our Annual Christmas Dinner is this Thursday evening. There will be no regular lunch meeting.

Election Results
Vice President – Debbie Mudge
Secretary – Doug Arndt
Treasurer – Pete Duforney
New Board Members – Maria Lorenson, Sandy Hamilton and Michael Hornby

HIGHLIGHTS from our annual meeting on December 7th. 

Greeter: Dawn Brown
50/50:  Sandy Hamilton sold tickets. Pete Mulford won the ticket drawing, but did not draw the jackpot card.  Pete will sell tickets at the christmas dinner.
Happy Birthday to Craig Collis, Lori Taylor and Pam Curtis on the 10th, Bill Wortley on the 11th, Ernie Weidman on the 12th and Taylor Ramsey on the 14th. Tina Combs husband Vernon has a birthday on the 13th.
Club Anniversaries –  None
Wedding anniversaries – None
Golden Moments: Share yours for only $1.00
Guests:  Visiting Rotarian from Winchester Dr. Dwight Kemp, Guest of Maria – Dr. Kevin McLaughlin,  Mike brought his daughter Karli Hornby and last but not least our Exchange Student Gloria
New members: Watch this space!
Annual Report 

The club was asked to fill out a membership survey to start the meeting. Pam Wagoner and Karli Hornby passed out the survey.
President – Mike Hite – Club is good!
Secretary – Doug Arndt – Not Called on.
Treasurer – Pete Duforney – Club is good! however we have an extra +/-$21,000 that the board is asking membership for ideas on how or if to spend.
Elaine Bartoldson, Publicity – No Report
Craig Bartoldson, Intl Service – We have an exchange student, she has a home for the second part of the year.
Berniece Collis, Youth Service – No report
Sandy Hamilton, Community Service – No news to report
Chris Johnson, Membership – No Report
Pete Mulford, Rotary Foundation – Pete gave us our year to date giving numbers. We are a long way from our goal in Annual Fund Giving at $5880.00 YTD. We are doing really well in Polio Plus Giving of $8147.00. Pete encouraged all members to give at least $25.00 but for those who can do more to please try to meet the Every Rotarian Every Year Goal of $100 per member. Denise Phelps gave us her personal story of why she supports the foundation. When she particpated in a Global Grant drilling 17 wells in Ghana she alleviated a whole population’s need to walk 3 miles each morning to collect water.
Ryan Perks, Grant Projects – No Report
Pam Wagoner, Club Service – Santa Breakfast went extremely well with a record turnout – it seems the crafting is being very well received by kids. She gave thanks to our Interact kids for helping with that.
Mike Hornby, The Grapevine – No Report
Robin Zanotti, Vocational Service  – No Report
Leslie Crabill, Taste of the Panhandle – NEW LOCATION – The Roundhouse, NEW TIME OF YEAR – April 28th, save the date now. Leslie informed this is going to be the best T.O.P EVER. Charities have not been picked yet but more info and news is coming, the committee is working hard already.
Pam Wagoner, Assistant Governor Report – Pam informed us that our district grant has been approved and we can begin our project. We have partnered with the Shepherdstown Rotary to certify and train 17 new centers around the state for use of the national human trafficking hotline.
Maria Lorenson, Salvation Army Angels – Maria did the math and with over 100 angels being gifted our club raised almost $10,000 in gifts for the Salvation Army. Maria, Rob, Mike and Kevin delivered 2 car loads and 2 truck loads of gifts


 If you have suggestions for our main program, please see or email Program Chairman Jim Klein.
Thursday December 14th – Holiday Inn – Our Annual Christmas Dinner is this Thursday evening. There will be no regular lunch meeting.
Featured high school students – December – No Student guests this month – Happy Holidays!


Usual time:  Thursday, 5:45 pm. Usual location: The Hub. See below for updates/exceptions
Group leader – Tamilyn Clark  |  Satellite Grapevine reporter – Natalie Stains
Thursday December 14th  –  
For more info/updates, contact group leader or go to > Satellite Facebook page

Also see Community Announcements below.
The Rotary Foundation – Can we achieve EVERY ROTARIAN EVERY YEAR? Have you made your donation to the foundation? 

  •  The Rotary Foundation on a roll in Martinsburg! Chairman Pete Mulford wants you to know that, over the years, our members and the 79 Paul Harris Fellows in our club have contributed over $200K to the Foundation. Our ranks of Paul Harris Fellows is growing, and the goal for this year is $20K. We are looking for several more committee members to help us achieve this goal. Contact > Pete Mulford


Check next week’s grapevine
ROTARY ON FACEBOOK: Our Martinsburg Rotary Facebook page is geared to ALL members,  plus we have a special and separate Satellite Rotary Facebook page that also welcomes everyone.  Both feature in-depth info on some of our events, and the ability to RSVP, register, buy tickets, etc.  Please give them both a LIKE – and feel free to browse, post, comment and participate!
Link to upcoming United Way activities
Link to Chamber’s Calendar of Events 
Link to Mainstreet Martinsburg Events
Link to MBC Parks and Rec
Link to Healthy Berkeley

As you may know, Rotary International Conventions are fun, life-changing events and most are overseas – which creates a major barrier for many club members. But in 2018, local Rotarians will benefit from some historically fortunate scheduling. The Toronto convention is an exciting location that is driveable from Martinsburg – or you can fly or take Amtrak.

2018 Rotary International Convention, June 24 – 27 in Toronto. Official online info

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President:                Mike Hite  304 267-7400/w
President-Elect:     Amanda Giangola304 229-6525/w
Vice Pres:               Jim Klein, 304-263-3304
Secretary:               Doug Arndt, 304 263-6906/w | 304 263-6207/h
Treasurer:               Pete Dufourny, 304 263-2170/h   
Sgt at Arms:            Vickie Elliott304-263-0809/w
Ass’t Governor:       Pam Wagoner, 304 263-1488/w | 304 260-9406/h
District Governor:   Mike Hornby, 304 851-7451/w | 304 579-8510/h
Maria Lorensen (2018)
Sandy Hamilton (2018)
Elaine Bartoldson (2019)
Berniece Collis (2019)
Chris Johnson (2020)
Pam Wagoner (2020)
Pete Mulford (2020)
Elaine Bartoldson, Publicity
Craig Bartoldson, Intl Service
Berniece Collis, Youth Service
Sandy Hamilton, Community Service
Chris Johnson, Membership
Pete Mulford, Rotary Foundation
Ryan Perks, Grant Projects
Pam Wagoner, Club Service
Mike Hornby, The Grapevine
Robin Zanotti, Vocational Service
Satellite Facebook PageGroup Leader – Tamilyn Clark
Club Liaison – Maria Lorensen
OUR ROTARACT CLUBS – Berniece Collis, Coordinator
Blue Ridge Club Liaison, Maria Lorensen. Contact, Ron Richter, Todd Johnson
James Rumsey Club Liason, Vicki Jenkins. Contact, Shirley Mahoney
OUR HIGH SCHOOL INTERACT CLUBS – Berniece Collis, Coordinator
Hedgesville Club Liaison, Vickie Elliott. Contact, Tim Belotte.
Musselman Club Liaison, Bill Bowen. Contact, Chad Spencer.
Spring Mills Club Liaison, Tina Combs.  Contact pending
Faith Christian Club Liason, Pam CurtisMarilyn Schoon. Contact, Jen Stanley
Martinsburg HS is sponsored by Sunrise Rotary Club
OUR 2017-18 INBOUND EXCHANGE STUDENT – Gloria Figueredo Flores, from Paraguay
OUR 2017-18 OUTBOUND EXCHANGE STUDENT – Ben Merzouk (Hedgesville HS), to Argentina
OUR 2017 OUTBOUND SUMMER EXCHANGE STUDENT – Jemma Piasecki (Martinsburg HS), to Germany

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I hope this edition of The Grapevine helped get your week off to a fine start. We look forward to seeing you each Thursday at Rotary.
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