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 November

11/2/2020- Rebecca McPhail, “Manufacturing in WV,” introduced by Mary Cook

Rebecca McPhail joined the WVMA as its president in 2013, after serving as President of state economic development organization, Vision Shared. Prior to her work with Vision Shared, McPhail was Assistant Vice President of Development at Marshall University.Before returning to West Virginia in 2003, she served as Grant Development and Research manager and Interim Director of Development for the YMCA of Greater Cleveland in Ohio.

Mrs. McPhail’s key areas of focus include policy and advocacy, economic development, organizational management including strategic planning, fiscal management, revenue generation,and board governance. Her background is heavily focused in legislative policy development,higher education advancement, and non-profit management.

She serves on the boards of the West Virginia Symphony, University of Charleston, High Technology Foundation,the YMCA of the Kanawha Valley, and the advisory board of the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at WVU. She also serves by appointment on the West Virginia DEP Environmental Protection Council and the Early Childhood Development Council. McPhail resides in Charleston with her husband and two sons.

11/9/2020- Dr. Clay Marsh, “Covid – 19 Update,” introduced by Ted Armbrecht

11/16/2020- Jeff Pierson, “The Art Scene and Related Developments in Charleston,” introduced by Vic Grigoraci

11/23/2020– No Meeting – Thanksgiving Holiday

11/30/2020- Harvey Peyton, “Art Selection for Appreciation, Investment and Donation,” introduced by TBA

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:

Andy Barker – October 30th

Richie Wilbur, III – October 30th

Marlin Witt – October 30th

Tim Gibbons – November 2nd

Bob Brunner – November 3rd

Sarah Mangus Wright – November 3rd


Richard Merrill  
30 Years – Join Date: November 2, 1990

David Lanham
25 Years
– Join Date: November 3 1995

Brad Sims
25 Years – November 3, 1995

New Proposed Member:

New Members:


Deceased Member:

Greeter/Prayer for November

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, October 26, 2020
Virtual Meeting Attendance: 
Number of Members attended: Active: 46   Exempt: 16
Number of Guests: 5
Visiting Rotarians: 0
Total Members Attended: 67

Online Make-up: None