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Rotary Club of Martinsburg - Martinsburg WV / Grapevine  / Grapevine – February 18, 2020
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Grapevine – February 18, 2020


Last week – Charlotte Norris shared with us the story of the Green Hill Historic African-American Cemetery on E. Burke Street. It is known to be the final resting place of at least 100 people, with some burials as early as 1850. There is a group of individuals actively working to care for the site.

This Week:

  • David Welch, The Bonnie and Bill Stubblefield Institute for Civil Political Communications

February 27 Mark Baldwin, Martinsburg City Manager
March 5 Dr. Rich Cassucio, George Washington and Revolutionary War Medicine
March 12 Tony Martirano, Studio123 and the Arts in Berkeley County
March 19 Chief Maury Richards, Martinsburg Police Department
March 26 Donna Van Metre, James Rumsey Technical Institute

Greeter – John Miller led us in the Pledge of Allegiance, provided an invocation and led the Four Way Test.


  • Ken Mann, Visiting Rotarian from Rotary Club of Shepherdstown.
  • Jantina Mann, guest of Ken Mann
  • Pat Harrison, Retired after 41 years at First United, guest of Manuel Washington
  • Greg Hoffmann, Eerie Insurance, guest of Michelle Sadat
  • Tracy Regalia, Edward Jones in Spring Mills, guest of Michelle Sadat


  • Doug Frye – February 15

Member Anniversary:

  • Bill Wertman – 4 years

Club Announcements:

  • Derby Days is this year’s signature fundraiser. It will be held on May 2. To sponsor, donate to the live auction or buy tables or tickets, call 304.851.7461 or visit
  • The Boy Scouts need sponsors for their March 17 awards dinner, where Rick Pill will be recognized as the Distinguished Citizen and President Gee of WVU will be the speaker.
  • Thanks to Margaret Cogswell and Buzz Poland for agreeing to help with the Grapevine!


  • Bill Wortley sold tickets. There were 44 cards in the deck and $120 dollars in the pot. John Overington had the winning ticket but did not draw the four of diamonds.

Student Guests: We will welcome student guests from Martinsburg High School this month. Rotarian Trent Sherman, Principal of MHS, introduced two outstanding students:

  • Rebekah Avey, senior, has been a member of Interact for three years. She will attend WVU and plans to become a surgeon.
  • Aaron Butler, senior, has a 4.1 GPA. He will attend WVU to become a pediatrician while serving in the United States Navy Reserve.