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Rotary Club of Martinsburg - Martinsburg WV / Grapevine  / Grapevine – January 28, 2020

Grapevine – January 28, 2020


Last week – John Lustrea from the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick, MD, spoke about the state of medical treatment during the Civil War. He explained that two thirds of the deaths during the Civil War resulted from disease and not from battle wounds and that 95% of surgeries were performed with anesthesia. He outlined the contributions of John Letterman, Lincoln’s Surgeon General, in improving the treatment of the wounded. Letterman set up a three-part system consisting of field stations where surgeons treated the walking wounded and performed triage, a procedure instituted at this time. The more seriously wounded were transported by the brand-new ambulance corps to field hospitals where most surgeries were performed. Survivors then went to hospitals in large cities to recuperate. Martinsburg was an important transit point for wounded soldiers

This Week: Club Assembly
February 6 Mary Gunderson King, Immanuel House
February 13 Charlotte Norris, Restoration of a local African-American Cemetery
February 20 David Welch, The Bonnie and Bill Stubblefield Institute for Civil Political Communications
February 27 Mark Baldwin, Martinsburg City Manager

Greeter: Gail Moxley


  • Kim McGarrah, Bank of Charles Town-Martinsburg Office, Guest of Leslie Crabill


  • Drew Bartoldson – January 23
  • Tyler Kolb – January 23

Wedding Anniversaries:

  • Bill and Monica Bowen – January 23 for 49 years

Member Anniversaries:

  • Sherri Janelle – one year
  • Vicki Jenkins – 21 years

Club Announcements:

  • Bill Wertman was inducted as a Paul Harris Fellow.
  • Chris Pifer, husband of Renee, had his name read to propose him for membership.
  • The Foundation Committee has decided to support the Eastern Panhandle Empowerment Center with funds raised.
  • This year’s golf tournament will be July 27 at noon. Contact Craig Martin if you’d like to golf or volunteer.
  • Like getting your weekly Grapevine? A few more volunteers are needed for the Grapevine Committee to help transcribe the information needed to produce the newsletter each week. Please let Robin Zanotti [email protected] know if you can be available periodically to provide information via a template from which the Grapevine is created.
  • Sandy Hamilton has asked for volunteers to serve as greeters. Contact her to let her know when you can help.


Renee Pifer sold tickets. John Orem was looking for the four of diamonds but drew the ace of hearts.

Student Guests:

Pam Wagoner introduced Rotarian Chad Spencer. Chad introduced students Aleynah Miller and Nathan Huynh from Musselman High School. Both are members of Interact and enjoy cooking. Nathan will attend WVU where he will major in engineering. Aleynah will attend California University of Pennsylvania where she will run cross country and study speech pathology.