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


Grapevine November 20th

Grapevine: Rotary Club of Martinsburg
Fellow Rotarians!

Timely club business –

  • At the December 7th Annual Club Meeting we will vote for our slate of officers – President Elect Jim Klein, Vice President Debbie Mudge, Secretary The honorable Doug Arndt, Treasurer Pete Dufourney and we will vote for 3 new board members Maria Lorenson, Sandy Hamilton, Michael Hornby, Chad Spencer, Christine Glover and Kirstie Svehla.
  • Be sure to sign up for the Christmas Dinner 
  • Have you made your annual donation to the foundation. Donate today here or give Doug Arndt a check at the next meeting.

HIGHLIGHTS from noon meeting on November 16th. 

Greeter: Ross Curtis
50/50:  Jim Carpenter sold tickets.  Jason Steadman won the ticket drawing, put did not draw the jackpot card.  Jason will sell tickets at the WEDNESDAY meeting.
Happy Birthday to Gary Manley on the 20th and Steve Redding on the 22nd

Club anniversaries – 
 Debbie Mudge celebrates two years on the 19th
Wedding anniversaries – None
Golden Moments: Pete and Pam shared a 40,000 lb golden moment for CCAP Loaves and Fishes. Thanks to the church of latter day saints.
Guests:  Kelly Tanksley (visiting Rotarian and President of the sunrise club), Anita and Larry Cooper I invite both to join our club as family members.
New members: Watch this space!
Venue and Program Holiday Inn – We had a terrific program from Perry F. Baltimore III. Perry is the President & Executive Director of the Marshall Legacy Institute, joining MLI in 1998 after serving in the US Army for 27 years. His military experience provided him the opportunity to witness firsthand the human condition throughout much of the developing world, including Afghanistan, Angola, Iraq, Rwanda, Somalia and Vietnam. Colonel Baltimore has traveled extensively to build mine action partnerships, particularly in support of MLI’s “pet” program – the K9 Demining Corps Campaign.
MLI launched the Mine Detection Dog Partnership Program (MDDPP) in 1999. The program utilizes government and private donations to purchase, train and deliver Mine Detection Dogs (MDDs) to landmine removal organizations within a mine-affected country. There are currently more than 900 MDDs working in 24 countries; MLI has donated more than 200 of those dogs. Since launching the MDD program, MLI’s life-saving dogs have searched more than 45 million square meters of mine-contaminated land (see our Where We Work page), saving countless lives! Learn how to fully sponsor a life-saving MDD or join our Share-A-Dog program!


 If you have suggestions for our main program, please see or email Program Chairman Jim Klein.
Wednesday November 22nd – Holiday Inn – Colonel David Cochran – 167th Air National Guard
Featured high school students – November – Musselman High School


Usual time:  Thursday, 5:45 pm. Usual location: The Hub. See below for updates/exceptions
Group leader – Tamilyn Clark  |  Satellite Grapevine reporter – Natalie Stains
NO MEETING NOVEMBER 23rd – Happy Thanksgiving
Randy Lewis, Main Street Martinsburg spoke at the November 17th meeting

For more info/updates, contact group leader or go to > Satellite Facebook page

Also see Community Announcements below.
NOVEMBER IS FOUNDATION MONTH – 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. Donate today here . We are looking for several more committee members to help us achieve this goal. Contact > Pete Mulford

November 29th – Mixer at the Peppermill.
Mixer Flyer 11-29-17.pdf

December 2 – Breakfast with Santa

December 14 – Annual Christmas Dinner


Check next week’s grapevine
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  304 267-7400/w
President-Elect:     Amanda Giangola304 229-6525/w
Vice Pres:               Jim Klein, 304-263-3304
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)
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 PageGroup 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 pending
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 2017-18 OUTBOUND EXCHANGE STUDENT – Ben Merzouk (Hedgesville HS), to Argentina
OUR 2017 OUTBOUND SUMMER EXCHANGE STUDENT – Jemma Piasecki (Martinsburg HS), to Germany

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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.
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