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


Rotary Club of Martinsburg - Martinsburg WV / Grapevine  / Grapevine – May 27, 2020
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Grapevine – May 27, 2020

Note about meeting venue: This week the Club will resume in-person meetings 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 may be an opportunity for those not attending at the Holiday Inn to participate electronically.


Last week: We had an online meeting with 27 members in attendance. Elaine Ashby discussed fall prevention and presented information on the factors that increase the risk of falling, especially for seniors, and ways to minimize this risk.

This week: Nic Diehl, Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport Authority

Upcoming program:

  • June 25 – Installation Dinner at Purple Iris


  • Brittanie Mohamed – May 24
  • Chris Johnson – May 29
  • Don Patthoff – May 30

Member Anniversary:

  • Max Oates – 21 years

Wedding Anniversaries:

  • Tim and Jan Merceruio on 5/28 for 38 years
  • Jim and Diane Ouellet on 5/29 for 21 years
  • Bill and Jan Wertman on 5/28

Club Announcements:

  • 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.
  • Steve Truax’s Goddaughter was accepted into the Air Force Academy.
  • 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).ched conversations with people that were outside of my friends, too, by being more open minded.”