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

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

Mark Muchow serves as Deputy Secretary for the Department of Revenue working closely with the Secretary, State Budget Office, State Tax Department, and Governor’s Office.

Muchow brings significant experience to the State of West Virginia earned while working with the administrations of eight governors over the course of 36 years. Beginning in 1984 as a Tax Analyst I for the State Tax Department, he rose through the ranks to serve as a Tax Analyst II, Chief Tax Analyst,Director of Research, and Chief Administrator of Revenue Operations. In 2004,he was named Director of Fiscal Policy for the Department of Revenue. Two years later, Muchow was appointed Deputy Secretary of Revenue.

For more than 16 years Muchow has provided a fiscal outlook presentation for the West Virginia University Bureau of Business and Economic Research’s Annual West Virginia Economic Outlook Conference.

He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Secondary Education from Edinboro University in Edinboro, Pennsylvania, and his Master of Science in Public Management and Policy from Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania.

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:

Cindy McGhee – August 20th

Michelle Bissell Stark – August 22nd

Bryan Cokeley – August 22nd

Sam Strickland – August 22nd

Tim Paxton – August 23rd

Jack Rossi – August 26th


30 Years  Riley Brothers  Join Date: August 24, 1990

New Proposed Member:

Christopher “Chris” Price
Corporate Membership
Company/Organization:West Virginia State University
Business Address: 100 Barron Drive, East Hall
P.O. Box 1000
Institute,WV  25112
Business Phone: 304-204-4076
Business Fax: 304-346-3640
Business email:
Home Address: 5371 Karen Circle
Charleston,WV  25313
Cell Phone:919-780-8280
Proposed by: Pat Schumann

Aaron “Aaron” Blake
Corporate Membership
Company/Organization:Embassy Suites by Hilton
Business Address: 300 Court Street
Charleston,WV  25301
Business Phone: 304-720-5560
Business email:
Home Address: 31 Presidio Pointe
Cross Lanes,WV  25313
Cell Phone:304-444-3695
Proposed by: Bob Welty

Lauren “Lauren” Mabe
Corporate Membership
Company/Organization: Embassy Suites by Hilton
Business Address: 300 Court Street
Charleston, WV  25301
Business Phone: 304-720-5564
Business Fax: 304-345-8275
Business email:
Home Address: 1241 Bridge Road
Cross Lanes, WV  25314
Cell Phone: 304-546-7475
Proposed by: Bob Welty

Pamela “Pam” Thaxton
Corporate Membership
Company/Organization:Embassy Suites by Hilton
Business Address: 300 Court Street
Charleston,WV  25301
Business Phone: 304-720-5576
Business email:
Home Address: 1543 Summit Drive
Cross Lanes,WV  25302
Cell Phone:304-807-0150
Proposed by: Bob Welty

Lt. Rebekah “Rebekah”Lind
Young Professional
Company/Organization:The Salvation Army
Business Address: 301 Mary Street
Charleston,WV  25302
Business Phone: 681-265-9203 Ext. 241
Business email:
Home Address: 1606 Greystone Road
Charleston,WV  25314
Cell Phone:404-576-3503
Proposed by: Mary Cook

Taylor “Taylor” Norman
Young Professional
Company/Organization:Bailey Javins & Carter LC
Business Address: 213 Hall Street
Charleston,WV  25301
Business Phone: 304-345-0346
Business Fax: 304-345-0375
Business email:
Cell Phone:304-807-1504
Proposed by: Mary Cook

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, August 17, 2020
Virtual Meeting Attendance: 
Number of Members attended: Active: 54   Exempt: 12
Number of Guests: 7
Visiting Rotarians: 0
Total Members Attended: 73

Online Make-up: None