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


Rotary Club of Martinsburg - Martinsburg WV / Grapevine  / Grapevine – October 28, 2020
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Grapevine – October 28, 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: District Governor Dr. Irvin Wright joined us. He is Professor Emeritus at Bloomsburg University and is a major donor to the Rotary Foundation. He was introduced by our Assistant Governor David Gross from the Shepherdstown Club. His presentation encouraged a focus on membership and support for Polio Plus.

Governor Wright recognized:

Paul Harris awards:

  • Berniece Collis PH+2
  • Craig Collis PH+2

Major Donors:

  • Ernie Weidman
  • Steve Roach
  • Bill Bowen

Years of Service:

  • John Miller – 50 years
  • Buzz Poland – 47 years
  • John Lucas – 46 years
  • Rich McCune – 46 years
  • Jim Siebert – 44 years
  • Bill Stover – 44 years

This Week: We will have a brief Club Assembly and then a short presentation about Polio Plus.

Coming Up:

October 29 – Club Assembly
November 5 – Mayor Harriet Johnson with City Manager Mark Baldwin, City of Martinsburg
November 12 – Darrell Shull, Berkeley County Elections Coordination
November 19 – Herb Smith, District Communications and Rotary PR update
November 26 – No meeting…Thanksgiving Holiday Greeter – Buzz was the greeter and led us in the Pledge of Allegiance, invocation and 4-Way Test. Recognition  We welcomed our newest member, Robert L. Sowell, Jr., who transferred from the Fairfax Club. Birthdays  Manuel Washington – October 26  Gary Kelley – October 29  Ed Slonaker – October 30

Member Anniversary

  • Michelle Sadat – 2 years

Club Announcements

  • Former Club Member David Miller, currently with the Williamsport Club, lost his wife recently.
  • 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.
  • Theodora Nguyen has a 4.5 GPA. Plans to attend WVU to study computer science.
  • Naieem Kearney hopes to attend an Ivy League school and would ultimately like to study law.


  • Penny Porter sold tickets. There was $283 in the pot and 16 cards left in the deck. Newest member Robert Sowell had the winning ticket but did not win the pot.