Speaker Information for  July

7-20-2020 – We will have a special guest for the program next week as Dave Weekley will be interviewing Tony Caridi as part of his program. – Fall College Sports.

Tony Caridi is recognized as the state of West Virginia’s most popular sports voice. 

As the radio play-by-play announcer of the West Virginia University Mountaineers,Caridi is a prominent figure in the collegiate sports world.  He recently completed his 23rd season as radio announcer and 33rd season with the Mountaineer Sports Network. 

Caridi has also provided play-by-play for several national networks including ESPN and Westwood One Radio. 

He’s been honored as the “West Virginia Sportscaster of the Year” and for his play-by-play work by the West Virginia Broadcasters Association.  He’s hosted his own nightly statewide sports talk show on the Metro News Radio Network since 1986. 

Caridi served as a producer of Hot Rod, an Emmy Award winning documentary that details the colorful life of Rod Hundley. Hundley is the first former NBA player to be honored in the Basketball Hall of Fame as a play-by-play broadcaster.

Caridi was raised in his family’s grocery business in Lockport, New York.  He attended Syracuse University and graduated with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. 

In December 2016, he released his first ever children’s book entitled “Where, Oh Where, Oh Where Could We Go?  The book is a whimsical trek around the state of West Virginia.

DAVE WEEKLEY: Host “Sportspage of the Air”
Dave Weekley has served as the primary host of West Virginia’s longest continuously running sports radio program “The Sports page of the Air” since first joining the WCHS-AM 580 team in 1991.

Weekley spent two decades as a local sports television anchor, including a 16-year stint at WCHS-TV in Charleston where he covered numerous bowl games for WVU, Marshall, World Series and other post-season appearances for the Cincinnati Reds,Pittsburgh Pirates and Cleveland Indians. He is a former television voice of Marshall Thundering Herd football and basketball, where his duties included serving as the host and executive producer of coaches show for Jim Donnan and Billy Donovan.

Since leaving local television in 2001, Weekley’s college football and basketball play-by-play work has been seen with increasing frequency on ESPN Regional Television, ESPNU, Fos Sports Net and the Atlantic Ten Television Network. Weekley is the television voice of the West Virginia High School football championships and called the first-ever statewide live broadcast of the Class AAA title game from Wheeling in 2003.

Weekley has been a columnist for the Charleston Gazette since 1999 and his current association with Athlon Sports includes covering C-USA and the MAC for the Football

7-27-2020 – Mike Graney, “West Virginia Development Office,” introduced by Harry Mills

Birthday Greetings:

Riley Brothers – July 16th

Mike Haid – July 17th

Jon Webster – July 17th

Diane Gouhin – July 18th

Ian Henry – July 18th

Nina Shell – July 18th

Fred Clark – July 19th

David Clayman – July 19th


New Proposed Member:

New Members:


Deceased Member:

Greeter/Prayer for July

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

No Greeters at this time. 


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

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

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, July 13, 2020
Virtual Meeting Attendance: 
Number of Members attended: Active: 45   Exempt: 13
Number of Guests: 2
Visiting Rotarians: 0
Total Members Attended: 60

Online Make-up: None