March 8, 2021

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Message from President Welty, process for inviting guests to our virtual meetings.

To :  Rotary Club of Charleston members:
Subject:  Process for inviting guests to our virtual meetings

Dear members,

Thanks for the positive feedback and comments on our meetings! If you are attending, please continue and if not we encourage you to log on and enjoy!

I also want to ask that you continue to invite guests to benefit from the great speakers the Program Committee is lining up for us. Here is the simple process to follow when inviting guests:

  • Forward the log on information to your guest and ask them to register.
  • Send an email to bob.welty@53.com with a cc to debcoffman@suddenlink.net letting us know who your guest is.
  • The email is essential because we want to a) warmly greet guests and b) we must record guests for Rotary and for our virtual system.

We appreciate your participation and look forward to welcoming your guests and, when appropriate, inviting them to become members!

Best,
Bob Welty

Speaker Information for March

3/8/2021 – Kent Ward, “Mountain State Spotlight,” introduced by Ted Armbrecht

Ken Ward Jr. is a co-founder of Mountain State Spotlight, a new nonprofit news room covering West Virginia. He is also a distinguished local reporting fellow with ProPublica. Ken spent nearly three decades reporting for The Charleston Gazette on the impacts of coal mining, chemical manufacturing and natural gas drilling on his home state of West Virginia. In 2018, he received a MacArthur Fellowship –the so-called “Genius Grant” — for “revealing the human and environmental toll of natural resource extraction in West Virginia and spurring greater account ability among public and private stakeholders.” He grew up in Mineral County and graduated from West Virginia University. He lives in Charleston with his wife,Legal Aid Attorney Elizabeth Wehner, their son, Thomas, and their cat Henry.

3/15/2021 – Amelia Courts, “Education Alliance,” introduced by Dan Foster

3/22/2021 – Generation West Virginia, Natalie Roper, “Generation West Virginia,” introduced by Mary Cook

3/29/2021 – Rainer Hindsberg, “Rotary Exchange and Rotary Day at the UN,” introduced by Reid Brecken

Survey Monkey:

The Charleston Rotary Program Committee would to hear from you!  Please click on the link below and tell us how we are doing! 
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JYHKTP5

Birthday Greetings:

Sally Smith – March 11th

Holmes Morrison – March 13th

Craig Glover – March 14th

Jeff Hornyak – March 15th

Margaret O’Neal – March 15th

Art Rubin – March 15th

Andy Ceperley, Sr. – March 16th

Allison Francis – March 16th

Anniversaries:
None

New Proposed Member:
None

New Member:
None

Resignations:
None

Deceased Member:
None

Greeter/Prayer for March

Please contact Mike Fidler at 304-546-8156 or mofidler@suddenlink.net

No Greeters at this time. 

LOCAL ROTARY CLUB MAKE-UP LOCATIONS

MONDAY
The Program Committee, they meet weekly at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center, directly after the regular scheduled meeting. Parking is free just let the parking attendant know you are with the Rotary Club of Charleston.

TUESDAY
Putnam Rotary Club Meeting begins at 12:00 noon at the First State Bank Community Room
3754 Teays Valley Road
Hurricane, WV 25526   

WEDNESDAY
Vandalia Club meets at Edgewood Country Club. Wednesdays from 7:30-8:30 – last Wednesday of month is a social or service project.

THURSDAY
Meeting begins 12:00 noon St. Albans Rotary Club at their new meeting location is City National Bank 560 4th Street  Saint Albans, WV 25177

Other Ways to Make-up a Meeting:
1. The board unanimously approved another avenue to get additional credit for attendance. In addition to attending a committee meeting, doing an online make-up, or visiting another Rotary Club you can now get one meeting credit for every new member prospect/guest you bring to a regular Monday meeting. The credit will apply during the same quarter in which you bring the potential member/guest. This is a great way to both make up attendance and recruit new members into our club. Contact Paul White with questions.

2. To do a make-up meeting on-line, click the link below: Rotary Club Online make-up location: http://www.rotaryeclubone.org/The on-line system is set up to provide a written confirmation of the make-up to the person who actually did the make-up. The Member is then responsible for providing the confirmation to their Rotary Club Administrator. Please forward a copy of your confirmation letter to me debcoffman@suddenlink.net to receive proper credit, also check the weekly newsletter to see if I have listed your make up and name, if not this indicates that I did not receive your make-up notice.


Attendance Monday, March 1, 2020
Virtual Meeting Attendance: 
Number of Members attended: Active: 49    Exempt: 13
Number of Guests: 5
Visiting Rotarians: 0
Total Members Attended: 67

MEMBERS ATTENDING OTHER CLUB: 
Online Make-up: None