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


Grapevine February 12th

Grapevine: Rotary Club of Martinsburg
Fellow Rotarians!
Please congratulate and thank Steve Roach for stepping up to the role of President Elect for the 2018-2019 Rotary Year.
From Leslie Crabill – Taste of the Panhandle Sponsorship Form can be dowloaded here 2018 TOP Sponsor Form.pdf. The Taste of the Panhandle is coming up soon and we need your help!  This is a huge event this year and we need EVERYONE to participate.  We need volunteers for the following: Raffle Committee: Need volunteers to get items donated for the raffle. Event Ticket Sales: Need volunteers to sell tickets for the event. Phone Tree: Need volunteers to contact Rotarians and ask for raffle donation or event sponsorship. Please contact Leslie Crabill at 304-728-2416 or [email protected] to help.

From Elaine Bartoldson – The 33rd Annual Wellness Screening will be April 14th at the Dorothy McCormack Center from 6:00am to 10:00am – Here is a link to the registration Rotary Registration Form 2018.pdf

Club business –

  • You are invited to join DG Mike for some rotary fellowship and inspiration at District Conference in Hershey PA Click Here to Register

HIGHLIGHTS from our noon meeting on February 8th. 

Greeters: Please contact Sandy Hamilton to schedule your greeter day.
50/50: Christina Johnson sold tickets. Craig Martin won the ticket drawing, but did not draw the jackpot card. Craig will sell tickets at the meeting.
Happy Birthday to Doug Frye on the 15th
Club Anniversaries – Bill Wertman celebrates 2 years and Jonathan Bodwell celebrates 8 years as a member.
Wedding anniversaries – Steve Truax and Kathy celebrate 15 years of marriage on the 13th
Guests: Dr. Dwight Kemp visited us once again. Steve Roach brought his son Matt Roach. 
New members: Please Welcome Tom Willis and Debra McLoughlin as new members.
Venue and Program Holiday Inn – We had Steve Catlett with Berkeley Parks and Recreation as our program. He has been with the organization for 43 years. We have a total of 18 parks with about 400 acres to manage. He is especially proud of the first Dog Park in Berkeley County as is extremely happy to report Flip Over Gymnastics has grown by leaps and bounds and now boasts over 1,000 kids in the program. Goals for 2018 include
#1 Expansion of Randy Smith Park and Rec. – 2 new wings are being built
#2 Brand new dog park and play ground in Bedington “The Goldie Gibbons Park’
#3 Beacon Hill Park- near the Airport Grounds the whole park will have an Aerospace theme
#4 Poor House Farm barn will get a new roof
#5 New pavilion at the creek edge at War Memorial Park
Satellite Program – The Hub – Inclement Weather kept the speaker away but has been scheduled for the 22nd. Club discussed CAV


 If you have suggestions for our main program, please see or email Program Chairman Doug Arndt.
Thursday February 15th – Holiday Inn – Bill Bowen and Jim Carpenter present ??????
Featured high school students – January – Spring Mills High School


Thursday February 15th –  The Hub – Robbie Glover will be our guest speaker this week.  He is a Suicide Prevention and Intervention Specialist
Group leader – Tamilyn Clark  |  Satellite Grapevine reporter – Natalie Stains
For more info/updates, contact group leader or go to > Satellite Facebook page

FOUNDATION GIVING – 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


From Christina Johnson – Shepherd University presents the President’s Lecture Series Tuesday February 27th at the Robert C. Byrd Center at 6:30pm

The Hagerstown Rotary Club is having their annual Bull & Oyster Roast on February 25th

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

Rotary DACdb > Login
Your default user name is the email address you designated to Rotary DACdb. Your default password is your Membership ID number.
Your likes, posts and comments greatly appreciated
Also includes archived editions of The Grapevine.


President:                Mike Hite  304 279-6515
President-Elect:     Amanda Giangola304 229-6525/w
Vice Pres:               TBA
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)
Maria Lorensen (2021)
Sandy Hamilton (2021)
Mike Hornby (2021)
Elaine Bartoldson, Publicity
Craig Bartoldson, Intl Service
Berniece Collis, New Generations
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 Fran Inman
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

Of the things we think, say or do –
Is it the truth?
Is it fair to all concerned?
Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
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.
Mike Hornby, Grapevine Editor
Grapevine email > [email protected]
Phone: 304-851-7461.

Please provide as much of the following as possible: (1) sponsoring organization(s), (2) event or project name, (3) dates/times, (4) location, (5) cause, (6)  beneficiaries,(7) costs/needs, (8) actions needed/requested, (9) graphic or flyer, (10) contact name/phone/email, and (11) link to website, if applicable.
Please provide all essential info via email (a digital file is ideal) email to [email protected] before noon Sunday.
The absolute deadline for submitting material to The Grapevine is noon Friday for the weekly issue that goes out Monday. This deadline is necessary so The Grapevine may be compiled and uploaded on Friday afternoon for automatic distribution very early each Monday – to our members and to the print shop, where it is printed/mailed for timely receipt by members who don’t have email.