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Rotary Club of Martinsburg - Martinsburg WV / Grapevine  / Grapevine – March 24, 2021
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Grapevine – March 24, 2021

Programs

Last week: Kent Leonhardt, West Virginia Commissioner of Agriculture, shared some of commissions programs and initiatives. Their mission is to provide a safe, abundant and available food supply. He indicated they focus on education before regulation.

This week: Bekah Hayes and Meredith Barrett, S.M.I.L.E. Initiative

April 1: Sam Gulland, Torch Clean Energy

April 8: Shane Farthing, Director, Martinsburg Economic and Community Development

April 15: Jennie Shriner, Telemon

April 22: Bill Powell, former U.S. Attorney of the Northern District of West Virginia

April 29: Club Assembly

Greeter – Sandy Hamilton was the greeter and led us in the Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation and 4-Way Test.

Guest – Tim Thomas, Paul Davies Refrigeration, was a guest of Darrell Shull.

Birthdays

  • Vonda Miller – March 21

Wedding Anniversaries

  • Joe and Susan Brookreson – 51 years on March 25
  • Ross and Pam Curtis – 56 years on March 27

Club Announcements

  • We were very sad to learn of the passing of Gilbert “Gib” Miller. We offer our condolences and prayers to the Miller family.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bill Wertman needed to step down as a member of the Club’s board. Tracy Regalia has agreed to be appointed to his seat.
  • The District will give $35,000 to a program providing water filtration to a small village in El Salvador. John Taylor, recent speaker at our Club and District International Chair, is in El Salvador running this program. The District is also making a $18,000 grant to a literacy program in Kenya.
  • The golf tournament is scheduled for May 19 at The Woods. We 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.
  • June 24 we will hold the Installation Dinner at the Holiday Inn. It will also serve as our 100th Anniversary Celebration.
  • 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.
  • You can pay Club dues at our website – https://www.martinsburgrotary.com/pay-dues/.