Grapevine January 30th
Thank Goodness our local paper has a quality editor. I had to share these from other papers across the country.
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 January 25th.
Greeters: Mike Hornby
50/50: Pete Mulford sold tickets. Steve Truax won the ticket drawing AGAIN, but did not draw the jackpot card. Bill Wortley will sell tickets for him at the meeting.
Happy Birthday to No-one
Club Anniversaries – Berniece Collis celebrates 17 years as a member and Dana Knowles celebrates 1 year.
Wedding anniversaries – N/A
Guests: Dr. Dwight Kemp visited us once again and I believe I convinced him to transfer his membership. Our PE Amanda brought Tyler Kolb.
New members: Waiting on board approval for 2 new members.
Venue and Program – Holiday Inn – We had by far the best run meeting all year. Our President Elect was eloquent, exuded confidence and darn right witty, a very much improved combination than we are used to. Amanda also schooled us in pronunciation of her last name and if I remember correctly JOHN-JOLA. Our program was extremely informative and inspiring, Steve, Steve and Bill gave their bios. Bill inspired me to almost turn in my resignation because if that is my future after dedicating decades to Rotary – I’ll pass. All jokes aside Bill Thank you for your service to our amazing organization
Satellite Program – Attended Human Trafficking Documentary at Berkeley Plaza
MEETING NOTICE/PROGRAMS – NOON CLUB – THURSDAY MEETING
If you have suggestions for our main program, please see or email Program Chairman Doug Arndt.
Thursday February 1st – Holiday Inn – Parks and Recreation
Featured high school students – January – Spring Mills High School
MEETING NOTICE/NEWS – SATELLITE CLUB
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
Singing Valentines delivered to your place of choosing on February 14th. For $30 your loved will get serenaded by the barber shop quartet and receive a card and long stem rose . Call 304-263-5295
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
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OUR CLUB’S WEBSITE
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OUR OFFICERS –
President: Mike Hite 304 279-6515
President-Elect: Amanda Giangola, 304 229-6525/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 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 Fran Inman
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
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