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


Rotary Club of Martinsburg - Martinsburg WV / Grapevine  / Grapevine – May 19, 2020
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Grapevine – May 19, 2020


Last week: We had an online meeting. Member bios were shared by Amanda Sink, Chris Pifer and Greg Hoffman. The previous week we had member bios from Michelle Sadat, Tracy Regalia and Megan Simms.

This week: Elaine Ashby will discuss fall prevention.

Upcoming programs:

  • May 28 – Nic Diehl, Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport Authority
  • June 25 – Installation Dinner at Purple Iris


  • Pete Mulford led us in the Pledge of Allegiance.
  • Vickie Elliott provided the invocation.


  • Jim Carpenter – May 12
  • Member Anniversaries:
  • Margaret Cogswell – 24 years
  • John Orem – 1 year
  • Darrell Shull – 4 years

Wedding Anniversaries:

  • Ken and Denise Apple on 5/15 for 44 years
  • Dana and Dave DeJarnett on 5/20 for 31 years
  • Amanda and Brandon Sink on 5/23 for 6 years

Club Announcements:

  • Condolences to Tim Merceruio whose father passed away.
  • Thanks to so many generous members, the Club has gone over its annual fund goal of $15,000 along with $3,000 for polio plus. 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).
  • Four $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to Interact students from the clubs we sponsor. An additional three $600 scholarships will also be awarded.

More great Interact Club members who received scholarships from our Club:

Bridget Hall, from Hedgesville High School, is a Rotary Service Scholarship Recipient. She holds a 4.956 GPA. She will receive $1,000 to pursue the field of Economics at Vanderbilt University.

Bridget says, “Over the past four years, as a member of Rotary, I have connected with other members in my community, and formed lifelong connections with other members from Hedgesville’s Rotary Club. I have been given the opportunity to meet leaders and those in need, and have been able to learn, grow and expand as a student, leader, volunteer, and friend.”

Isabella Forte, from Hedgesville High School, is a recipient of the Rotary Service Scholarship. She will receive $600 to further her studies in Psychology and Spanish at Shepherd University. From her photo, it is evident that she will be one proud “Ram”!

Isabella states, “Being part of Rotary has changed me for the better. This experience has helped me to realize what really goes on in my community. I cannot wait to take my Rotary knowledge with me throughout my future.”

Caleb Horner, from Musselman High School, has been selected to receive a Rotary Service Scholarship, in the amount of $1,000. Caleb plans to attend the University of Delaware to major in Environmental Engineering or Civil Engineering.

Caleb states, “Sports had always been my comfort zone; where the Rotary Club forced you to venture outside of your own box. Rotary introduced me to new ways of interacting with diverse groups of people in an appropriate and adult-like manner. It influenced how I approached conversations with people that were outside of my friends, too, by being more open minded.”