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May 30, 2013 – Meeting Roundup

Jun Ogata

In what is always a bittersweet experience for our club and our exchange student, Jun Ogata will be returning home to Japan. Before she goes, she gave us a presentation on her year. She began with playing the song “Memories” from the musical Cats. She is a very accomplished pianist. The McCune family is going to miss having their house filled with music. She also gave us a slide show about her year, which was really nice. Jun came to Martinsburg barely able to speak English and is leaving with not only a command of English, but the desire to return. 


Answer to last week’s question: In 1989 the Council on Legislation eliminated the requirement that membership in Rotary clubs be limited to males. Since then women have become a large and active part of our club.

This week’s question: Who was the first woman to become a member of our club?

Odds & Ends

Ross Curtis brought two guests—Bill Crum, a former member who is Program Manager for L-3 Communications; and Bill’s daughter, Stephanie, a recent Business Administration graduate who is pursuing a career in event planning. Richie McCune brought his wife, Judy, and his five children.

We received enough food to fill 37 Kidz Power Pacs which will be distributed this summer.

Our Foundation campaign is edging closer to its goal of 100% participation, if half way there can be considered closer. PP Ross says he is not going to shave half his beard though. If the other 70 members would donate just a dollar, we could see what Ross is hiding under the beard without watching America’s Most Wanted.

The Installation Banquet is just two weeks away, so be sure to sign up for it. If you can’t make a meeting before the 20th, email Chris Johnson at [email protected] and let her know. Be sure to tell her who your guests might be.

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We served 453 meals at the Pancake Breakfast on Memorial Day. Donations netted $1,119.86, which was given by the club to PolioPlus and the Martinsburg / Berkeley County Parks & Recreation Board. A big thanks goes to all those who volunteered and showed up at 5am.