March 20, 2017 Grapevine
This week’s Grapevine includes numerous timely items, including this great video about > Upcoming RI convention in Atlanta
Bill Stover’s Weekly Wisdom: If at first you don’t succeed, skydiving is not for you. Hope to see you this Thursday!
RECAP OF THE LAST NOON MEETING (March 9)
Greeter: Bill Wertman
50/50: Sandy Hamilton sold tickets. Maria Lorensen won the ticket drawing but not the winning card. Maria Lorensen will sell tickets next week.
Birthdays – Vicki Jenkins, Kimberly Lanager.
Club anniversaries – Charles Mason (1), Brad Janes (1)
Proposed new member: Lorrie Taylor.
Guests (hosts): Alecia Todd (Sandy Hamilton), John Barry (Joe Reasbeck), Larry and Anita Cooper (Walt Ridenour), Joshua Jolliff (Brian Jolliff)
Golden Moments: Share yours at our next meeting!
An outstanding program with baseball coaches from Berkeley County’s High Schools.
From left – Josh Matheny (Martinsburg), Mark Salfia (Spring Mills), Aaron Whitfield (Hedgesville), Jeff Sibole (Musselman)
BEST AND BRIGHTEST FROM HEDGESVILLE HS
No students due to school being closed
RECAP OF THE LAST EVENING (SATELLITE) MEETING (March 16th)
Grapevine liason – Tiffany Arnett. Primary contact for group is Drew Bartoldson – [email protected]
- Group would GREATLY appreciate a bit of financial help from a Rotarian for the Polio Breakfast by being a Grill Sponsor ($250). Please contact Drew Bartoldson.
Notice for upcoming NOON meetings –
Best and Brightest Students each week: March – Hedgesville HS; April – Musselman HS; May – Martinsburg HS
If you have suggestions for our main program, please see Amanda Giangola, Program Chairman > avancegiangola
- Thursday, March 23rd (noon at Purple Iris). Main program – Chauncey Winbush, Shepherd’s new athletic director.
- Thursday, March 30th (noon at Holiday Inn). Main program by students of our high school Interact program.
Club liason – Maria Lorensen. Grapevine liason – Tiffany Arnett. Primary contact – Drew Bartoldson – [email protected]
- Tuesday/March 21st (6 pm to 730 pm) at Blue Ridge CTC. Social/mixer (see invitation below)
- Thursday/March 23rd (6 pm to 7 pm) at The Hub.
MORE ROTARY NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Also see “Community Announcements” below.
- More greeters needed! Please see Sandy Hamilton.
- Wishing Rotarian Jim Smith a speedy recovery at home from a recent fall. Visitors, cards and calls welcome.
- Our outbound exchange student for 2017/2018 is Ben Merzouk from Hedgesville HS. Watch this space for more information.
- Tuesday, March 21 (620 pm) at Blue Ridge CTC. 4-way Test competitions. See Pam Wagner
- Tuesday, March 21 (6 pm – 730) at Blue Ridge CTC. First annual multi-school/multi-club Interact Mixer. See invite below. Special thanks for coordination to Musselman HS Interact Club (Chad Spencer/Advisor, Matthew Betts, President). Open to Rotarians from clubs shown in invitation (not open to non-Rotarian guests).
- Two dates are now available for Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) training. March 25 (Coal Center, PA) and April 8 (Lewisburg, PA), See Brian Jolliff asap if interested.
- March 29th (Wednesday) – Rotary Mixer. 5 pm – 630 pm at CNB Bank/Apple Harvest Drive. Want to help plan our future miixers? Contact Chris Johnson at 304 263-5680 x122 or email cjohnson@panhandlehomehealth.
- Our in-bound exchange student for 2017-18 has been announced. Meet our 16 year old high school student from Paraguay, Gloria Flores. She will arive sometime in August and turn 17 in October, Craig Bartoldson and Brian Jolliff need your help in recruiting several host families – need not be Rotarians.
Gloria Flores, our inbound exchange student for 2017-18
- MAY 12 – 14 – DISTRICT CONFERENCE AT SPLIT ROCK RESORT: Fun in the Poconos (Lake Harmony, PA). Register NOW for best room rates and selection. No special rates offered after April 10. > Registration Form
- April 8th (Saturday) – More volunteers needed for Annual Community Health Screening. REGISTER NOW!
- May 26 2017 – Get Acquainted Meet & Greet – DG Mike Hornby’s House.
- May 29, Monday, Memorial Day – Rotary’s free ‘Pancakes for Polio Breakfast’ – 8 am to 11 am.
Bring the whole family to War Memorial Park and enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast with sausage, biscuits, sausage gravy and more… served up by Martinsbur Rotary’s Satellite Club members. What a great way to honor those who have served our great country. Proceeds will benefit Rotary International’s mission to eradicate polio worldwide.
- June 2, Friday Rotary Foundation Dinner at HI. Watch this space for more info from Brian Jolliff and Mike Hite.
- SPECIAL WRNR-Rotary Foundation Drive is also in full swing. This innovative project raises money by allowing people and businesses to sponsor PSAs on WRNR for charities and non-profits. More people/businesses are needed to sponsor PSAs plus some Rotarians who would like to record some of the PSAs. 100% of proceeds go to our LOCAL Rotary Foundation. See Brian Jolliff or Mike Hornby for required form shown below.
- GOLF TOURNAMENTS – See community announcements below.
- Last call for a great tax credit! On a first come/first served basis, CCAP has just $3500 NIP funds left to award as tax credits. Contact CCAP asap to make your donation and receive your TAX CREDIT – so much nicer than a regular deduction!
- March 22, Wednesday (noon – 530 pm). Open house and more at Shepherd University/Martinsburg.
- April 7th at Holiday Inn – CAV Elimination Dinner (Community Alternative to Violence). See Dana Knowles or watch this space for more info.
- April 27th (Thursday) Panhandle Home Health MINIATURE Golf Tournament. Shotgun start at 1 pm at JayDee’s Family Fun Center. Registration/cancelation deadline is April 7. For more info and registration, see Chris Johnson or > CLICK HERE
- May 1st – Holes ‘fore’ Hunger Golf Tournament – see flyer and Pete Mulford.
- Fulton L. Walker, Jr. Charity Golf Classic, May 5 at Locust Hill Golf Course (Charles Town). For more info or to sign up, contact Robert Sowell (571 220-0951) or email > [email protected]
- OTHER LIKELY GOLF TOURNAMENTS: April 1, July 12th. Chair persons or organizers for these and other golf tournaments should email the Grapevine with particulars (and a flyer, if available) so that each may be properly promoted in the Grapevine.
- Link to upcoming United Way activities > click here
- Chamber’s Calendar of Events > click here
TWO HISTORIC EVENTS THAT YOU JUST CANNOT MISS!
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 2017 and 2018, local Rotarians will benefit from some historically fortunate scheduling. Both of these conventions will be held in exciting locations that are driveable from Martinsburg – or you can fly or take Amtrak.
BOOKING UP! 2017 Rotary International Convention, June 10 – 14 in Atlanta.
Online info and registration | More on Facebook
2018 Rotary International Convention, June 24 – 27 in Toronto. Official online info
LINKS TO ROTARY RESOURCES
Rotary Club Of Martinsburg
President: Brian Jolliff
President-Elect: Mike Hite
Vice President: Amanda Giangola
Secretary: Doug Arndt
Treasurer: Pete Dufourny
Sergeant at Arms: Ross Curtis
MEMBER RESOURCE CENTER (DACdb) > Login
EVENING (SATELLITE) GROUP
Club Liaison – Maria Lorensen
Primary contact is Drew Bartoldson – [email protected]
Grapevine contact – Tiffany Arnette
ROTARACT CLUBS – Berniece Collis, Coordinator
Blue Ridge: Club Liaison – Maria Lorensen
James Rumsey: Club Liaison – Vicki Jenkins
HIGH SCHOOL INTERACT CLUBS – Berniece Collis, Coordinator
Hedgesville: Club Liaison – Vickie Elliott
Musselman: Club Liaison – Bill Bowen
Spring Mills: Club Liaison – Tina Combs
Faith Christian: Club Liaison – pending
Martinsburg: Sponsored by Sunrise Rotary Club
OUR 2016-2017 INBOUND EXCHANGE STUDENT
Wiktoria (Wiki) Warzycka, attending MHS. Home – Poland/Denmark
OUR 2017-2018 INBOUND EXCHANGE STUDENT
Gloria Figueredo Flores from Paraguay.
To be a host family, see Doug Frye or Craig Bartoldson
OUR 2017-2018 OUTBOUND EXCHANGE STUDENT
Ben Merzouk from Hedgesville High School
OUR 2017 OUTBOUND SHORT TERM EXCHANGE STUDENT
Jemma Piasecki from Martinsburg High School
OUR CLUB ON FACEBOOK
OUR CLUB’S WEBSITE
FOUR WAY TEST
Of the things we think, say or do –
Is it the truth?
Is it fair to all concerned?
Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
I hope this edition of The Grapevine helped get your week off to a fine start.
We look forward to seeing you this Thursday at Rotary.
Bill Yearout , Grapevine Editor
Grapevine email > grapevinemartinsburg@gmail.