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


May 29, 2017 Grapevine

This week’s Grapevine includes numerous timely items, including this great video  > Salt Lake Rotary and Refugees 
Bill Stover’s Weekly Wisdom: How do you tell when you’re out of invisible ink?
For more great wisdom, come to Rotary this Thursday!
Greeter: Jim Klein
50/50:  Jeff Adams sold tickets.  Lori Taylor won the ticket drawing but did not draw the winning card. Lori will sell tickets next week.
Happy Birthday – click to hear your song no birthdays last week
Club anniversaries –  none
Wedding anniversaries – none we are talking about
Golden Moments: Priceless smiles are now on sale for $1 each. Share yours at our next meeting!
Guests (hosts):  Rotaract group from James Rumsey, Interact group from Faith Christian Academy, Jeff Yearout (Bill Yearout), Mike Knotts (Manuel Wasington), Tom Willis (Brian Jolliff)
Club business –

  • LAST CALL! June 2, Friday Rotary Foundation Dinner at HI. Get tickets now!! See details in Rotary announcements below.
  • More greeters needed! It’s good, clean fun. Contact  Sandy Hamilton
  • Please wear your name tag at each meeting. It’s friendly and helpful.

Special highlights of this meeting –

Cynthia Pyles (Staggers Recovery Home for Females) provided an outstanding presentation of this UMC affiliated facility here in the EP that addresses critical needs of girls in our community and across our state.

From left: Vicki Jenkins, Rebecca Nelson,  Jessica Firl, Jessi Prichard, Shirley Mahoney. Rotaract of James Rumsey is rockin’ and rollin’!!  Their latest Pennies for Polio Drive  just raised $466, which is automatically matched by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation – producing $932 for our polio drive. Wow!! Their help with Monday’s Pancakes for Polio Breakfast was greatly appreciated.

From left: Jen Stanley, President Jolliff, Abigail Adams, Jessica Horn, Colby Kief, Berneice Collis. Interact at Faith Christian Academy, our newest Interact Club is pictured here receiving their club charter from President Jolliff. They are off to a very fast start with a number of impressive projects scheduled on into the next school year. Their help with Monday’s Pancakes for Polio Breakfast was greatly appreciated.

Our own Amanda Giangola with her cousin, Madison Weatherholtz (FCA Interact Director)
Standing club business –

  • More greeters needed! It’s good, clean fun. Contact  Sandy Hamilton
  • Please wear your name tag at each meeting. It’s friendly and helpful.
  • REALLY BIG DEAL! June 2, Friday Rotary Foundation Dinner at HI. Get tickets now!! See details in Rotary announcements below.


  • Thursday, June 1 (noon at Purple Iris).  
    Main program – special presentation by our exchange student, Wiki Warzycka
  • Thursday, June 8th (noon at Holiday Inn).  Main program – Matt Harvey, Jefferson County Prosecutor. He will be discussing his joint efforts with Berkeley County.
  • Thursday, June 15th (noon at Holiday Inn).  Main program – Berkeley County Prosecutor Catie Wilkes Delligatti.
  • Thursday, June 22nd, noon meeting is replaced with evening event  – intallation dinner at Holiday Inn. 

Usual time:  Thursday, 6pm. Usual location: The Hub. See below.
Congrats for a GREAT job with the Pancakes for Polio Breakfast. Please watch your email for announcement to confirm time and location of this week’s meeting.
Club liason – Maria Lorensen.
Grapevine liason – Tiffany Arnett.
Primary contact – Tamilyn Clark
Satellite Facebook Page

A bunch of Rotary’s Mikes and Bills last Friday at the home of Kresha and Mike Hornby
And now, Monday’s hugely successful ‘Pancakes for Polio Breakfast’ –
These lines were long but moved quickly. The service, food and hospitality was over the top. Thanks especially to our Satellite Club, all the other volunteers, to our supportive community, and especially to those we honor on Memorial Day for their sacrifice to our nation.

MORE GOLF TOURNAMENTS FOR GREAT CAUSES – See community announcements below.

ABOUT COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS: Although the Rotary announcements (above) are the Grapevine’s top priority, I have established this special section to showcase community announcements that seem most actionable and relevant to Rotary.

  • Please understand that reliance on verbal community announcements at meetings is problematic, and time constraints rarely permit me to run down missing or unclear info during the community announcement segment of our meeting, or after the meeting.  Therefore, if you want your community announcement in the Grapevine, please provide me with the following (in writing much preferred) at our Thursday meeting, or email it to me before noon the next day > Sponsoring organization(s), event or project name, dates/times, location,cause, beneficiaries, costs/needs, actions needed/requested, graphic or flyercontact name/phone/email, and link to website, if applicable.
  • If your announcement was not included, it is likely that I did not receive all essential info at our Thursday meeting, or via email by our deadline (noon Friday). All community announcements to be published for a business or non-charitable purpose or organization should be cleared with the President.
    Thanks for your cooperation!  Bill Yearout >
  • June 10th, Saturday (8 am – 1 pm), Berkeley Senior Services – Giant Bazaar!
  • Monday, June 19, Golf Scramble at The Woods, sponsored by Tri-County Pastoral Counsel. See Jim Carpenter for more details.
  • Friday, June 23 – Shenandoah Women’s Center Golf Tournament, More details/registration, CLICK HERE 

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.

MAY BE BOOKED 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


Rotary Club Of Martinsburg

President: Brian Jolliff 304 676-9940/w | 304 229-2151/h
President-Elect: Mike Hite304 267-7400/w
Vice Pres: Amanda Giangola 304 229-6525/w
Secretary: Doug Arndt304 263-6906/w | 304 263-6207/h
Treasurer: Pete Dufourny304 263-2170/h   
Sgt at Arms: Ross Curtis


304 754-5560/w
Ass’t Governor: Pam Wagoner304 263-1488/w | 304 260-9406/h
Governor Elect: Mike Hornby304 851-7451/w | 304 579-8510/h

Satellite Facebook Page

Club Liaison – Maria Lorensen

Primary contact – Tamilyn Clark
Satellite Grapevine contact – Tiffany Arnett   
ROTARACT CLUBS Berniece Collis, Coordinator
Blue Ridge: Club Liaison – Maria Lorensen. President – Eileen Kusnirak.
James Rumsey: Club Liason – Vicki Jenkins. President – Shirley Mahoney.
HIGH SCHOOL INTERACT CLUBS Berniece Collis, Coordinator
Hedgesville: Club Liaison – Vickie Elliott. Advisors –  Brad Sensel, Tim Belotte.
Musselman: Club Liaison – Bill Bowen. Advisor – Chad Spencer.
Spring Mills: Club Liaison  – Tina Combs.  Advisor – Scott Barner
Faith Christian: Club Liason – Pam Curtis, Marilyn Schoon. Advisor – Jen Stanley
Martinsburg: Sponsored by Sunrise Rotary Club

Wiktoria (Wiki) Warzycka at Martinsburg HS. From Poland/Denmark

Gloria Figueredo Flores from Paraguay.
 Want to be a host family for part of next year? 
Please contact Doug Frye or Craig Bartoldson – pronto!

Ben Merzouk (Hedgesville HS) –  to Argentina

Jemma Piasecki (Martinsburg HS) – to Germany.
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Is it fair to all concerned?
Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
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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 this Thursday at Rotary.
Bill Yearout , Grapevine Editor

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