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Rotary Club of Martinsburg - Martinsburg WV / Grapevine  / Grapevine – February 24, 2020
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Grapevine – February 24, 2020


Last week – David Welch is the Inaugural Director of The Bonnie and Bill Stubblefield Institute for Civil Political Communications at Shepherd University. It was created with a $1 million gift from the Stubblefields. The three pillars of the institute are Listen, Learn, Engage. A couple goals are to get people talking about politics and raise the political IQ of all SU students.

This Week: 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 – Sandy Hamilton was the greeter, led the Pledge of Allegiance and gave an invocation.


  • Fernanda “Fer”Heredia Pereia, our exchange student from Bolivia
  • Susan Brookreson, Retired Teacher, spouse and guest of Joe Brookreson
  • Lois Burdette, Retired Teacher, spouse and guest of Page Burdette
  • Tracy Regalia, Edward Jones in Spring Mills, guest of Michelle Sadat
  • Samson Wright, Retired, spouse and guest of Sharon Novak


  • Virginia Newcome – February 18

Member Anniversaries:

  • Tyler Kolb – 2 years
  • Scott Roberts – 4 years

Wedding Anniversary:

  • Dustin and Laura Branner – February 24 for 24 years

Club Announcements:

  • Ron Springer was proposed for membership and nominated by Manuel Washington.
  • Derby Days will be held on May 2. There are sponsorships totaling $7,800 and 58 tickets sold.
  • The wellness screening will be April 18. We will need four to eight volunteers.
  • The Four Way Test contest will take place this Thursday at 6:00 p.m. at the Shepherd University Martinsburg Center.


  • John Overington sold tickets. There were 43 cards in the deck and $143 dollars in the pot. President Steve had the winning ticket but did not draw the four of diamonds.

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

  • Peggy Molnar, junior, will be participating in Special Olympics.
  • Megan Troppman, senior, has a 4.5 GPA and is secretary of the Interact Club. She plans to attend WVU to study animal science.