Grapevine – March 10, 2021
Last week: Robin Zanotti, President, C&O Canal Trust, discussed some of the challenges and accomplishments faced by the organization during the pandemic. Canal Quarters was a silver lining for the Trust since it is perfect for enjoying the C&O Canal National Historical Park while social distancing.
This week: Dr. Wm. Benjamin Martz, Jr., Dean, College of Business, Shepherd University
March 18: Kent Leonhardt, West Virginia Commissioner of Agriculture
March 25: Bill Powell, former U.S. Attorney of the Northern District of West Virginia
Opening – Sandy Hamilton led us in the Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation and 4-Way Test.
Guest – Jessica Hanes, Farmers & Mechanics Insurance Companies, guest of Vickie Elliott.
- Scott Roberts – March 8
- Maria Lorensen – March 9
- Steve Truax – March 9
- Vicki Jenkins – March 13
- Kim Lanager – March 15
- Please sign up with Sandy Hamilton to be a greeter. We will still accomplish this meeting public health guidelines but thought it would be nice to have a greeter each week.
- June 24 we will hold the Installation Dinner at the Holiday Inn. It will also serve as our 100th Anniversary Celebration.
- The 4-Way Test Speech Contest was held on Monday. The winner of our contest will automatically go to the District-wide competition.
- Chris Johnson is asking members who have accumulated Foundation points, which are awarded to you by the Rotary Foundation when you make a gift, to consider donating them to the Club. The Club will then create a match for those wishing to achieve the Paul Harris Fellow level of $1,000. We have 6,000 matching points that we can give for the same amount in donations. In other words, a $500 gift and 500 match in points gets to Paul Harris. Please reach out to President Pam or Chris if you are interested in either a match or donating points.
- Chris Johnson has provided envelopes on the lunch tables for people to easily make their Rotary Foundation contributions.
- The golf tournament is scheduled for May 19 at The Woods. We have 8or 9 foursomes now, but would like to have about 100 players, or 25 foursomes. We will also need volunteers. Individuals are welcome to sponsor as well as businesses. This will help to fund our scholarships to Interact and Rotaract students.
- Playground equipment will be installed on March 30 at the Ashley House, part of the recovery center. Our $10,000 toward this project was made possible by our previous donations to the Rotary Foundation.
- You can pay Club dues at our website – https://www.martinsburgrotary.com/pay-dues/.
Student Guests – Courtney Doyle, Assistant Principal of Martinsburg High School, brought two student guests.
- Jarus Thurston, senior, wants to study business management and anticipates playing college football.
- Page Porter, daughter of Penny Porter, is a senior and grew up with considerable exposure to Rotary through her mother.
- Steve Cox sold tickets. There were 43 cards in the deck and $94 in the pot. Ernie Weidman had the winning ticket but did not draw the winning card.