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February 11, 2019

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Monday, February 11, 2019: This week’s meeting will be held at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center – Conference Rooms 202-204 Quarrier Street side, 2nd Floor.


Corleen Patterson
Feb. 11th Jim Freeman, “Global Success,” introduced by Jerry Rouech√©

A 36-year employee of Kanawha Scales & Systems, Jim has served the company as Chief Operating Officer for the past 8 years. Jim is a 1982 graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology in Civil Engineering, joining Kanawha Scales in that year to work as an engineer on their developing train and truck loading systems. In 1990, he moved on to an international sales position for the company and is credited with selling Kanawha’s first major project in People’s Republic of China in 1992 to Zhunge’er Mining in Inner Mongolia.  In 1996, Jim became their Director of Technical Services, overseeing the company’s engineering, software development, project management, and R&D work for their systems products. In 1998, he graduated from University of Charleston’s Executive MBA program. In 2010, he accepted the position of Kanawha Scales’ Chief Operating Officer. 

Jim currently serves on the Board of Directors for Kanawha Scales and for KRS (their Chinese wholly foreign owned entity), has served on the board of ENSA llc (a collaborative effort with Sampling Associates International and Standard Laboratories), and as VP of OV Scale & Instruments Company.  Originally from Buffalo NY, Jim resides here in Charleston and enjoys spending free time with his family, cooking and smoking foods, homebrewing, boating, fishing, and other outdoor activities.

Feb. 18th Deb Weinstein, “What’s New at the YWCA,” introduced by Bob Brunner
Feb 25th – Cheri Bever, “Goodwill’s Training Program,” introduced by Pat Moyers

BIRTHDAY GREETINGS:                                                                                                              
 Jason Pizatella
February 8th
 Hunter Smith
February 9th
Pete Jefferds, III
February 10th
 JB Akers
February 11th
 Steve Bohman
February 13th


35 Years  Jack Grimm   Join Date: February 10, 1984


Please contact Mike Fidler at (304-546-8156) or

February 11th Ken Sullivan
February 18th Justin Southern
February 25th Rick Vorhees


Gabrielle Wright, “Gabrielle”
Company/Organization: Members Choice WV
Business Address: 201 Ohio Avenue
Charleston, WV 25302
Business Phone: (304) 346-524
Business Fax: (304) 346-5266
Home Address: P.O. Box 1321
Eleanor, WV 25070
Home Phone: (304) 545-5901
Cell Phone: (304) 410-2021
Proposer: Vic Grigoraci


Eric Waggoner, “Eric”
Company/Organization: West Virginia Humanities Council
Business Address: 1310 Kanawha Blvd., East
Charleston, WV 25301
Business Phone: (304) 346-8500
Business Fax: (304) 346-8504
Home Address: 683 Gordon Drive
Charleston, WV 25314
Cell Phone: (304) 439-4443
Spouse: Jessica
Join Date: February 3, 2019
Proposer: Ken Sullivan

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.

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

Vandalia Club meets at the Embassy Suites in the Athletic Club at 7:30 a.m.

Meeting begins 12:00 noon St. Albans Rotary Club at Their new meeting location is the BB&T Building (second floor) on 6th Avenue in St. Albans, WV 25177. For more information call Walter Hall (304) 757-5477, (304) 552-6547

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 Bryan Cokeley with questions at

2. To do a make-up meeting on-line, click the link below: Rotary Club Online make-up location: 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 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, February 4, 2019
Number of Members attended: Active: 59  Exempt: 21
Number of Guests: 7
Visiting Rotarian: 0
Total Members Attended: