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

Grapevine March 5th

Fellow Rotarians!
To all, here is the rotary program reminder for the month of March. please let myself and Doug know what the program is and if you need any audio visual aids from the Holiday Inn with the presenters program. We would also like for one of you to do the introductions. thank you very much for your participation.

Program Chairs for March

March 8       Jon Bodwell and Terry Chambers
March 15     Rachel Elkins and Doug Frye
March 22     Lisa Fausey and Brad Janes

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

Download the Taste of the Panhandle Form here – 2018 TOP Sponsor Form

HIGHLIGHTS from our noon meeting on March 1st. 

Greeters: Tina Combs was our greeter.
50/50:  Steve Redding won the ticket drawing, but did not draw the jackpot card. Steve will sell tickets at the meeting.
Happy Birthday 14th Birthday to our AG Pam Wagoner on February 29th.
Club Anniversaries –  Doug and Jeff Arndt celebrate 29 years and Leslie Crabill celebrates 18 years in our club. Elaine Bartoldson celebrates 4 years and Ken Collinsonl celebrates 2 years as a member.
Wedding anniversaries – Craig and Karen celebrate their anniversary.  Pete and Betty also have an anniversary this week.
Guests:  Dr. Dwight Kemp visited us once again. Visiting Rotarian from Chicago Ernie Bliss, brought Cheryl Brown. Jason Steadman invited Michael Williams and Stuart Williams
New members: Please Welcome Scott Slick as a new member
Venue and Program Holiday Inn – Jeff Adams presented the Marco Nation from 97.5fm
Satellite Program – 


 If you have suggestions for our main program, please see or email Program Chairman Doug Arndt.
Thursday March 8th – Holiday Inn Jon Bodwell and Terry Chambers present The Girls Scouts of the Nations Capital
Featured high school students – March – Hedgesville


Thursday March 8th – Regular Meeting – The Hub
Group leader – Tamilyn Clark  |  Satellite Grapevine reporter – Natalie Stains
For more info/updates, contact group leader or go to > Satellite Facebook page

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


From Elaine Bartoldson – The 33rd Annual Wellness Screening will be April 14th at the Dorothy McCormack Center from 6:00am to 10:00am –
Here is a link to the registration
 Rotary Registration Form 2018.pdf
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

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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President:                Mike Hite  304 279-6515
President-Elect:     Amanda Giangola304 229-6525/w
Vice Pres:               Chad Spencer
Secretary:               Doug Arndt, 304 263-6906/w | 304 263-6207/h
Treasurer:               Pete Dufourny, 304 263-2170/h   
Sgt at Arms:            Vickie Elliott304-263-0809/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
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)
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
Satellite Facebook Page
Group 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 CurtisMarilyn 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 OUTBOUND SUMMER EXCHANGE STUDENT – Jemma Piasecki (Martinsburg HS), to Germany

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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Phone: 304-851-7461.

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