Speaker Information for  July- August

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

Michael R. Graney
Executive Director
West Virginia Development Office

In October 2018, Michael Graney was appointed to the post of executive director of the West Virginia Development Office by Governor Jim Justice.

Graney earned his BA from the University of Virginia and his MBA from the University of Virginia Darden Graduate School of Business.

Since then, he has spent much of his professional career in executive or co-founder positions with companies related to the petroleum industry. In those roles, he was responsible for managing different facets of business, including acquisition, maintenance, construction,finance, administration, retail operations and environmental compliance.

From 1991 to 2015, he was president of One Stop, a chain of convenience stores based in West Virginia.

He has been a member of numerous oil industry professional organizations and a committee member on the Governor’s Natural Gas Vehicle Task Force.

Graney has also been active in community and civic service groups, including the YMCA of the Kanawha Valley, Boy Scouts of America Buckskin Council and Charleston Area Medical Center Foundation. He is the Immediate Past Chair of the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences.

8/3/2020: Rabbi Urecki, Guatemala Experience introduced by Ted Armbrecht

8/10/2020: Jack Runion, WV Golden Horseshoe introduced by Alison Francis

8/17/2020: Mayor Amy Goodwin & Police Chief James, “Tyke”Hunt, Policing and Public Safety in Charleston introduced by Lyle Sattes

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! 

Birthday Greetings:

Ted Armbrecht – July 26th

Lyle Smith – July 26th


New Proposed Member:

New Members:


Deceased Member:

Greeter/Prayer for July – August

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 20, 2020
Virtual Meeting Attendance: 
Number of Members attended: Active: 46   Exempt: 12
Number of Guests: 7
Visiting Rotarians: 1
Total Members Attended: 66

Online Make-up: None