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May 8, 2017 Grapevine

This week’s Grapevine includes numerous timely items, including this great video  > Salt Lake Rotary and Refugees 
Bill Stover’s Weekly Wisdom: If you want the rainbow, you have to put up with the rain.
For more great wisdom, come to Rotary this Thursday!


HIGHLIGHTS: LAST NOON MEETING (May 4th)
Greeter: Pam Curtis
50/50:  Jason Stedman sold tickets.  Chris Johnson won the ticket drawing but did not draw the winning card. Chris will sell tickets next week.
Happy Birthday – click to hear your song

Tina Nipe, Craig Bartoldson, Michelle Harlow. In recognition of Walter Ridenour’s 99th birthday, we sang happy birthday – and he received a special congrats from District Governor,  Dick Drukker.

From left: Ernie Weidman, Walter Ridenour, President Brian Jolliff, Anita Cooper, Doug Roach
Club anniversaries –  Ed Arnett (38), Craig Martin (36 yrs), Manuel Washington (26).
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):  Anita Cooper (Walt Ridenour), Wiki Warzycka and Ben Merzouk (our exchange students), Ashley Arriaga, Logan Jay, Sabrina Carney, Ryan Ballenger, Eileen Kusnirak (students at Blue Ridge CTC/Berniece Collis)
Prospective new members: Tracy Burcker, Natalie Stains, Leah Smith.
Club business –
  • President Jolliff announced a mentoring program to insure that new members feel, welcome, engaged, informed connected and valued.
  • 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.

Special highlights of this meeting –

County Councilwoman Elaine Mauck spoke about the Roundhouse, the Jackson’s Raid celebration (May 6 and 7), her accomplishments for Parks & Recreation, and her accomplishments as a student, a teacher, a coach, a businesswoman, and a politician.

Best & Brightest from Martinsburg HS > Shelah Elias and Trevon Stephenson.
Shelah Elias is an autistic student who spoke courageously and candidly about her capabilities and limitations as an autistic student. Thank you, Kathleen Trumble, for the outstanding work you do in special education at Martinsburg High School. Trevon Stephenson is an outstanding student athlete, who will attend SU in the fall. Trevon was recently awarded a full ride scholarship to any state college/university in West Virginia!

A welcome invasion from Rotaract – Blue Ridge CTC
Ryan Ballenger, Logan Jay, Ashley Arriaga,  Sabrina Carney, Eileen Kusnirak.

Two of our four exchange students: Wiki Warzycka (inbound to Martinsburg HS from Denmark) and Ben Merzouk (outbound from Hedgesville HS to Argentina)

Our amazing Rotaract Club at Blue Ridge CTC was recognized for raising money for RF’s Polio Project. The $239.10 raised for Polio is automatically matched by the Melinda and Bill Gates Foundation, which results in $478.20 for the cause!


HIGHLIGHTS: LAST MEETING OF EVENING/SATELLITE GROUP (May 4th)
Club liason – Maria Lorensen.
Grapevine liason – Tiffany Arnett.
Primary contact for group is Tamilyn Clark
Satellite Facebook Page    

Evening satellite group discussing details for Pancakes for Polio breakfast.


ABOUT UPCOMING NOON MEETINGS – 
If you have suggestions for our main program, please see Amanda Giangola, Program Chairman.

  • Best and Brightest Students each week:  May – Martinsburg HS
  • Thursday, May 11th (noon at Holiday Inn).  Main program – a mystery bio from a ‘fellow’ Rotarian.
  • Thursday, May 18th – no noon meeting!  Instead, make your plans for the Rotary Family Picnic at Poor House Farm,  starting at 5 pm. See Club announcements below for details.
  • Thursday, May 25th (noon at Holiday Inn).  Main program – special presentation by our exchange student, Wiki Warzycka.

ABOUT UPCOMING EVENING/SATELLITE MEETINGS –
Usual time:  Thursday, 6pm. Usual location: The Hub. See below.
Club liason – Maria Lorensen.
Grapevine liason – Tiffany Arnett.
Primary contact – Tamilyn Clark
Satellite Facebook Page 

  • Thursday, May 11th, 6 pm at the Hub. Tentative program – police Chief Maury Richards.
  • Thursday, May 18th – no meeting!  Instead, make your plans for the Rotary Family Picnic at Poor House Farm,  starting at 5 pm. See Club announcements below for details.

MARTINSBURG ROTARY – NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Also see “Community Announcements” below.

  • Our new inbound exchange student (Gloria Flores) arrives in August, and we STILL need a host family for part of the period from August to December (need not be Rotarian). Hosting for the second semister has been secured. Anyone who MAY have interest are urged to email Craig Bartoldson or call him at 263-8931/w  or 260-1367/h – asap!.

    Meet Gloria Flores, our 2017-18 exchange student from Paraguay.
  • Matthew Betts, President of the Musselman Rotary Interact has earned a full scholarship from the Roy and Gwen Steele Foundation.  Matt had to complete an application that consisted of two essays as well as background information about his academic career.  He was then selected as a candidate to be interviewed.  His successful interview with the scholarship committee culminated with him being chosen as Musselman’s winner of the scholarship.  This scholarship pays all expenses (tuition, fees, room and board, lab fees, books) at any school in West Virginia.  Matt will be attending West Virginia Wesleyan University in the fall, majoring in math education.
  • RESPOND NOW!! ROTARY FAMILY PICNIC, MAY 18th, 5 – 8 pm, rain or shine at Poor House Farm (Indoor Barn). Food catered by by ROCs, with BBQ and sides. There will also be beer, wine soft drinks, games and live music. This event replaces the May 18th noon and evening meetings. Email RSVP now to >  Buzz Poland, Pete Mulford or Manny Washington.
  • May 29, Monday, Memorial Day –  Rotary’s FREE ‘Pancakes for Polio Breakfast’ – 8 am to 11 am.  Our Satellite Club has taken over this ‘free’ event, and is asking  for volunteers from our club to help. Set up is 6 am, but help is needed throughout the morning.
    Please look closely! If your name is NOT on the list below, and you’d like to help, please email BUZZ POLAND with the 4 pieces of info shown on the sign up sheet below.  Volunteering or not – bring the whole family to War Memorial Park and enjoy a delicious, ‘free’ pancake breakfast with sausage, biscuits, sausage gravy and more. Proceeds benefit Rotary International’s mission to eradicate polio worldwide. What a great way to honor those who have served our country.
  • REALLY BIG DEAL! June 2, Friday Rotary Foundation Dinner at HI.  Speaker announced – Jeff Goell (RI Polio Project). Elegant event, excellent speakers, silent auction (items needed), special recognition for Paul Harris Felllows, major donors, and Governor-Elect Mike Hornby. .A portion of your tcket price counts toward your foundation/Paul Harris contribution and are available now from Brian Jolliff, Mike Hite and Mike Hornsby ($50 pp).
  • 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/email Brian Jolliff or Mike Hornby for required form shown below.
  • JULY 12TH (WEDNESDAY/THE WOODS) – ROTARY SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP GOLF TOURNAMENT! 
    See/email Allen Kees (or call him at 304-262-4960) for more information.
     
  • 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 > grapevinemartinsburg@gmail.com
COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • May 11th, this Thursday (530 – 7 pm). You and one are invited!!
  • May 12th, Friday morning – Bonnie’s Bus!
  • May 18th – ED Talks >
  • CASA RIVER CENTURY – THE REGION’S TOP BICYCLING FUNDRAISING EVENT!
    Saturday, May 20th. Register now >  More event info/registration.

        More about CASA.

     See/email Marilyn Schoon.

  • May 26th at noon, openhouse/lunch at Gloves Cleaning Service to celebrate 50 year anniversary. Please bring a can of food for CCAP.
  • 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
     

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.

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


LINKS TO ROTARY RESOURCES
Rotary Club Of Martinsburg

MEMBER RESOURCE CENTER (DACdb) > Login

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 Curtis304 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

EVENING (SATELLITE) GROUP
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

OUR 2016-2017 INBOUND EXCHANGE STUDENT
Wiktoria (Wiki) Warzycka at Martinsburg HS. From Poland/Denmark

OUR 2017-2018 INBOUND EXCHANGE STUDENT
Gloria Figueredo Flores from Paraguay.
 Want to be a host family for part of next year? 
Please contact Doug Frye or Craig Bartoldson – pronto!

OUR 2017-2018 OUTBOUND EXCHANGE STUDENT
Ben Merzouk (Hedgesville HS) –  to Argentina

OUR 2017 OUTBOUND SUMMER EXCHANGE STUDENT
Jemma Piasecki (Martinsburg HS) – to Germany.
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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.com