Grapevine January 15
Club business –
- You are invited to join DG Mike for some fellowship at District Conference in Hershey PA Click Here to Register
HIGHLIGHTS from our noon meeting on January 11th.
Greeter: Elaine Bartoldson
50/50: Craig Bartoldson sold tickets. Jim Carpenter won the ticket drawing, but did not draw the jackpot card. Jim will sell tickets at the meeting.
Happy Birthday to Charlie Preston on the 15th, Joe Brookerson on the 17th and Michael Knotts on the 18th
Club Anniversaries – On the 14th Christina Johnson celebrates 9 years of service and Debbie Payne celebrates one year on the 20th
Wedding anniversaries – Mike and Kresha Hornby Celebrate 9 years.
Golden Moments: Share yours for only $1.00
Guests: Steve Truax brought Tom Willis, Paige Burdette invited Judge Debra McLaughlin. Eric Stenger was a guest of Mike Knotts
New members: Watch this space!
Venue and Program – Holiday Inn – We had Marie Keegin visit from Faith Community Coalition For The Homeless
Satellite Program – We had a wonderful turnout for our 1/11 meeting we had 16 members, 3 guests and our guest speaker; David Michael. A delicious dinner was enjoyed in Heatherfields while listening to David talk about the Rescue Mission. David went over the many programs they have and some of their current struggles and needs.
MEETING NOTICE/PROGRAMS – NOON CLUB – THURSDAY MEETING
If you have suggestions for our main program, please see or email Program Chairman Doug Arndt.
Thursday January 18th – Holiday Inn –
Featured high school students – January – Martinsburg High School
MEETING NOTICE/NEWS – SATELLITE CLUB
Usual time: Thursday, 5:45 pm. Westview Baptist Church 301 S. Louisiana Avenue in their Fellowship Hal
Group leader – Tamilyn Clark | Satellite Grapevine reporter – Natalie Stains
Thursday January 18th – Westview Baptist Church
For more info/updates, contact group leader or go to > Satellite Facebook page
MARTINSBURG ROTARY – NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Also see Community Announcements below.
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
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
A HISTORIC EVENT THAT YOU JUST CANNOT MISS!
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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OUR CLUB ON FACEBOOK
Your likes, posts and comments greatly appreciated
OUR CLUB’S WEBSITE
Also includes archived editions of The Grapevine.
OUR OFFICERS –
President: Mike Hite 304 267-7400/w
President-Elect: Amanda Giangola, 304 229-6525/w
Vice Pres: OPEN
Secretary: Doug Arndt, 304 263-6906/w | 304 263-6207/h
Treasurer: Pete Dufourny, 304 263-2170/h
Sgt at Arms: Vickie Elliott, 304-263-0809/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
OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS –
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)
OUR COMMITTEE CHAIRS –
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
OUR EVENING SATELLITE GROUP
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 Curtis, Marilyn 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
FOUR WAY TEST
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]
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