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 with a cc to 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!

Bob Welty

Speaker Information for August

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

Victor Urecki was born in Argentina and has served as rabbi and spiritual leader of B’nai Jacob Synagogue in Charleston, West Virginia since 1986.  He serves on National Council of AIPAC (The American Israel Public Affairs Committee), aboard member for the West Virginia Interfaith Refugee Ministry and has served on the board of directors at the University of Charleston. He was the 2011 recipient of the “Living the Dream Award” and the 2014 “West Virginia Civil Rights Day Award” for his work on interfaith relations. He co-founded the Root and the Branch, an organization dedicated to creating opportunities for faith traditions in the Kanawha Valley to come together, dialogue, and learn from one other. Urecki writes frequently for the Charleston Gazette-Mail and on social media about religious tolerance, mutual respect, and is an activist for immigration/refugees resettlement and local issues of importance. He most recently went to the Arizona/Mexico border with the Jewish Council for Public Affairs and just completed a fellowship that took him to Guatemala with the American World Jewish Services.

8/10/2020: Bonnie Groce and Sandra Groce, introduced by Larry Groce, “The topic is 14-year-old Bonnie Groce and her mother Sandra walked 335 miles for 24 days on two trails that connect Pittsburgh to Washington, DC to raise money for Manna Meals.”

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

8/24/2020: Mark Muchow, WV State Budget Outlook introduced by Jerry Roueche’

8/31/2020: Eric Eyre, Death in Mudlick, introduced by Justin Southern

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:

Moseley Winkler – July 30th

C.W. Pace, Jr. – July 31st

Adam Krason – August 3rd

Jack Rogers – August 3rd

Joe Tackett – August 4th

Mookie Walker – August 4th


Bob Harris
50 Years – Join Date: July 31, 1970

Larry Crimmins, Jr.
15 Years – Join Date: August 5, 2005 

New Proposed Member:

New Members:


Deceased Member:

Greeter/Prayer for August

Please contact Mike Fidler at 304-546-8156 or

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: 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, July 27, 2020
Virtual Meeting Attendance: 
Number of Members attended: Active: 60   Exempt: 17
Number of Guests: 6
Visiting Rotarians: 1
Total Members Attended: 84

Online Make-up: None