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


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Grapevine – October 21 2020

Note about meeting venue: The Club will continue meeting in person at the Holiday Inn, along with an option to join virtually.


Last week: Penny Porter talked with us about the United Way of the Eastern Panhandle. They made a number of adaptations to their programming based on the Covid-19 pandemic. They created a video to send to workplaces rather than having in-person visits to present about the campaign. UW will be investing $1.5 million into the community.

This Week: District Governor Irvin Wright will be joined by the assistant district governor and the incoming district governor.

Coming Up:
October 29 – Club Assembly
November 5 – Mayor Harriet Johnson, City of Martinsburg
November 12 – Basketball Coaches (pending)
November 19 – Herb Smith, District Communications and Rotary PR update
November 26 – No meeting…Thanksgiving Holiday


  • Mac Warner, West Virginia Secretary of State, guest of Darrell Shull
  • Landon Palmer, Mac Warner Campaign, guest of Darrell Shull
  • Carol Shull, Retired, guest of Darrell Shull
  • Robert L. Sowell, Jr., visiting Rotarian from Fairfax Club, Retired
  • Daryl Hayes, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, guest of Pam Wagoner
  • Kelly Crow Hayes, Wall Street Journal, guest of Pam Wagoner
  • Joshua Webb, Commanding Officer at The Salvation Army, guest of Kevin Knowles


  • Vickie Elliott – October 11
  • Rick Pill – October 12
  • Chad Spencer – October 14
  • Margaret Cogswell – October 17
  • Fred Parsons – October 17
  • Brad Janes – October 18
  • Wedding Anniversaries
  • Brian and Debbie Jolliff – 26 years on October 16
  • Jim and Diana Carpenter – October 19
  • Fred and Denise Hollida – October 20, 2020

Member Anniversaries

  • Steve Roach – 32 years
  • Gail Moxley – 14 years
  • Pam Wagoner – 12 years
  • Kevin Starliper – 6 years
  • Carolyn Snyder – 4 years
  • Stephen Crowell – 3 years
  • Lisa Fausey – 3 years
  • Kevin Knowles – 1 year
  • Amanda Sink – 1 year

Club Announcements

  • The Club Picnic at the barn at Poor House Farm made for a lovely evening. Food was provided by ROCs.
  • The District Foundation Dinner has been cancelled but raffle tickets are available. See Chris Johnson. All but the first $10 ticket will count toward your annual support of the foundation.
  • We will once again be distributing Santa angels and doing bell ringing at Walmart, both in partnership with The Salvation Army.
  • You can pay Club dues at our website –

Student Guests – We had two talented student guests last week from Martinsburg High School who were introduced by club member and MHS Principal Trent Sherman.

  • Xavier Jenkins, Senior, will major in mechanical or civil engineering.
  • Laasya Chennuru, Senior, plans to study bio chemistry or bio-medical sciences to prepare for medical school and becoming a physician.


  • Ernie Weidman sold tickets. Penny Porter had the winning ticket but did not draw the four of diamonds so did not win the pot.