Week of March 21, 2022

The Charleston Rotary Board is is following the CDC’s recommendation is to wear a mask for all indoor activities where cases are high. The Board recommends wearing a mask when not actively eating or drinking.

VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE IS STILL AN OPTION. Look for the link below to register for the virtual options.


Invoices for the January 1, 2022 – June 30, 2022 period have been emailed. You may pay on our website at www.charlestonrotary.com. After logging in you will have an option to Renew, Update or Upgrade your membership. If you prefer you may bring a check to a meeting or send it to P.O. Box 111 Charleston, WV 25321. If you prefer to have a hard copy mailed to you, please email rotarycwv@gmail.com.


March 21, 2022
Luther Lowe

Yelp SVP of Public Policy
Search neutrality and the case against Google, moderated by Lee Wolverton
Introduced by Justin Southern

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Come join us in-person or online to hear from Luther Lowe, Senior Vice President of Public Policy at Yelp. In this role, he develops and executes Yelp’s initiatives related to competition policy, open data, and consumer free speech. A recent focus of his advocacy was working to persuade the European Commission that Google was in violation of EU competition laws, an effort profiled at length by the New York Times in 2017. In 2018, in naming him to its inaugural ‘New Establishment’ list, Vanity Fair wrote, “No single person in the United States has been a bigger antagonist of Google in the past seven years than Luther Lowe.” Politico called Luther “Google’s chief antagonist in the U.S. and Europe” this year when it reported on the Department of Justice’s fresh investigation into Google’s conduct.

Luther joined Yelp as an early employee in 2008, where he was part of a small landing team that opened Yelp’s first remote office in New York City. After serving a year in the Account Executive role, he was tapped to create a new department leading small business outreach, reporting to the COO. In 2011, he handed off the department and became Yelp’s first director of government affairs.

Before joining Yelp, Luther was an aide de camp to retired NATO Supreme Allied Commander General Wesley Clark where he primarily assisted in producing General Clark’s best-selling memoir. He has served as a paid staffer on more than a dozen state, local, and federal democratic campaigns. Luther lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife and daughter. He holds a bachelor of arts in Government from the College of William & Mary.

Disclaimer: This meeting may be recorded and may be published on various social platforms, including YouTube, Facebook, and websites. You can protect your identity by not providing access to your camera, revising your registration name, or limiting your participation.


March 28, 2022
Christy Bly
Charleston Rotary Board Update

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Come join us in-person or online to hear from Christy Bly, President, for a board update and as she promised, this meeting will focus on camaraderie. We hope you can join us in person for this meeting!

Disclaimer: This meeting may be recorded and may be published on various social platforms, including YouTube, Facebook, and websites. You can protect your identity by not providing access to your camera, revising your registration name, or limiting your participation.


Mark Your Calendar


The Program Committee invites any and all members to join us every Monday at 1:00 in our meeting room. We only meet for 20-30 minutes and we plan our weekly speakers. We need new energy and encourage all members to join us!


Vaccines are encouraged! The Board of Directors is in full support of the Governor’s, as well as the Health Department’s, efforts to vaccinate the citizens of our great State and County. We encourage all members to support this effort and get vaccinated. If you are still in need of a vaccine, please go to www.vaccinefinder.org and locate a vaccine site near you. You can even make an appointment there. If you do not use the internet, you can also call the WV COVID Vaccine Hotline at 1-833-734-0965 and they will help you schedule an appointment.


LOCAL ROTARY CLUB MAKE-UP LOCATIONS

MONDAY
The Program Committee will resume weekly meetings at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center when in-person meetings commence, directly after the regularly 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 Area 34
7013, 971 WV-34 in Hurricane.

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

THURSDAY
St. Albans Rotary Club meets every Thursday at 12:00 noon in their new meeting location at City National Bank 560 4th Street,  Saint Albans, WV 25177.

South Charleston Rotary Club meets on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 12:00 noon. Meetings are located at Little Creek Country Club, South Charleston, WV.

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 attend a make-up meeting online, click the link below: Rotary Club Online make-up location: http://www.rotaryeclubone.org/  The online system is set up to provide written confirmation of the make-up to the person who actually did it. The member is then responsible for providing confirmation to their Rotary Club Administrator. Please forward a copy of your confirmation letter to rotarycwv@gmail.com to receive proper credit.