Meetings: Holiday Inn - Thursdays at 12:00pm-1:15pm


Rotary Club of Martinsburg - Martinsburg WV / Grapevine  / Grapevine – June 3, 2020
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Grapevine – June 3, 2020

Note about meeting venue: This week the Club will once again hold an in-person meeting at the Holiday Inn. The Holiday Inn is committed to providing appropriate social distancing at tables and a plated meal that will be served to members as opposed to a buffet. They also need a headcount so please let Steve Truax know if you plan to attend. There is an opportunity for those not attending at the Holiday Inn to participate electronically.

To join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:

Or iPhone one-tap:

  • US: +1(773)2319226,,1495284183# (US North)
    • +1(469)4450100,,1495284183# (US South)
    • +1(470)8692200,,1495284183# (US East)

Or Telephone: US:

  • 1(773)2319226,,1495284182#
  • +1(469)4450100 (US South)
  • +1(470)8692200 (US East)

Meeting ID: 149 528 4183


Last week: Nineteen members were physically present, and at least twelve members joined online. Our speaker was Nic Diehl, Executive Director of the West Virginia Regional Airport Authority, who brought guest John Laub, President of the Airport Authority Board of Directors. Nic talked about the history of the airport, what the Airport Authority is and how it came to be, issues with funding this complicated enterprise, and the many different individuals and organizations that use the airport and its property.

This week: Pastor Tim Guerino from the Martinsburg Rescue Mission.

Upcoming program:

  • June 25 – Installation Dinner at Purple Iris


  • Buzz Poland – June 3
  • Amanda Vance Giangola – June 5
  • John Overington – June 5

Member Anniversaries:

  • John Lucas – 46
  • Jim Seibert – 44 years
  • Ken Apple – 28 years
  • Tom Belfield – 26 years
  • Don Patthoff – 26 years
  • Heather Dern Myers – 13 years
  • Sharon Novak – 13 years

Wedding Anniversary:

  • Jim and Lisa Rodgers June 6 for 39 years

Club Announcements:

Lunch last week was delicious and members were well spread out for social distancing.

Plans for the Installation Dinner are still on schedule for June 25 at the Purple Iris. This event will be pending all recommendations of the local health department, so stay tuned for more details.

Thanks to so many generous members, the Club has gone over its annual fund goal of $15,000. Many members continue to be within $500 of their next Paul Harris level ($1,000). Please call Pete Mulford at 304-268-5627 if you would like to consider the match, or get to Paul Harris on your own. You can send your Rotary Foundation check to Pete Dufourny at our Club address: PO Box 2073, Martinsburg 25402, or go online if you are signed in to, or through your DACdb account.

Steve Truax is looking for more new members to present biographies, and is having a hard time reaching people. If you are willing to present your biography very informally or know of another interesting program please let Steve know at (304) 279-0653 (voice or text).


Rich McCune won!