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Rotary Club of Martinsburg - Martinsburg WV / Grapevine  / Grapevine – December 21, 2018

Grapevine – December 21, 2018

Programs:  Sandy Hamilton, Executive Director of the Berkeley County Development Authority, was our speaker. She shared information about available properties that she is promoting for development. Most inquiries she receives are for light/medium manufacturing space. We had a discussion on the Rockwool plant in Jefferson County and the turmoil surrounding that project. She also indicated that they are hosting a community calendar on their website. If you would like to check it to coordinate events and/or add something to it, it is available to you at

Next week:  The Journal will present the year in review.
Coming up:
January 10       Penny Porter, Executive Director of the United Way of the Eastern Panhandle
January 24       Judge Bridget Cohee from the Twenty-Third Judicial Circuit.
Greeter:  Denise Phelps was the greeter and led us in the pledge and invocation.
Craig Carroll, Senior District Executive of the Shenandoah Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America, was a guest of Pete Mulford.
Michael Kolasa, Owner of the Hub, was a guest of Steve Truax.
Renee Pifer, CNB in Spring Mills, was a guest of Gail Moxley.
Birthdays: Pamla Hite on December 19
Member Anniversaries: Sandy Hamilton celebrates five years as a Rotarian.
Wedding Anniversary: On December 18, Marilyn Schoon and Bill Wortley celebrated their 42nd wedding anniversary.
50/50:  Steve Cox sold tickets. There was $343 in the pot with 25 cards left, including the much sought after 5 of clubs. Chris Johnson had the winning ticket but drew the king of spades.
Club Business: 

  • We prepared Christmas cards for veterans. They were signed by members at a previous meeting. During the meeting this week we stuffed them into envelopes and attached a small flag to each.
  • Sandy Hamilton needs greeters for January and February. Pam Wagoner volunteered for next week and Gail Moxley volunteered for the first week in January. Please contact Sandy at [email protected] if you can help.

Community Announcements:
Delegate John Overington and his wife JoAnn Overington are hosting a retirement party for John the evening of Friday, December 28. All members are invited to attend. An invitation is attached to this Grapevine email. RSVPs are requested.
If you would like something included in the next Grapevine, please send your materials to Robin Zanotti at [email protected] by close of business on Friday.
Please notify Jim Klein of club events so he can create a Facebook event that will help to promote attendance. He can be reached at [email protected].