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

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

Amy Shuler Goodwin was elected November 7, 2018 as the first female Mayor of Charleston,West Virginia. Since the beginning of her term in January 2019, Goodwin has prioritized fiscal accountability, transparent and efficient government,fairness and forward-thinking policies and programming. 

Goodwin established the first Coordinated Addiction Response Effort (CARE) Office to help develop real solutions to the opioid epidemic, hired the first Quick Response Team Coordinator to be on the front-lines of this crisis and prioritized hiring the City’s first Homeless Outreach Coordinator and Mental Health Coordinator.  

Goodwin launched a comprehensive strategy focused on demolition and rehabilitating our communities, strengthening the city’s vacant structure registry and creating anew Land Reuse Agency to help rehabilitate properties for new uses.

Goodwin encourages inclusiveness and recognizes the importance of diverse perspectives in the development of new policies.  Goodwin recently announced the formation of the Charleston Council for Outreach and Empowerment (C-COrE), a citizen action group focused on the promotion of justice and fair treatment for all.  Goodwin also established the City’s first LGBTQ Working Group and first Charleston Youth Council.

Goodwin remains committed to listening to what the people of Charleston want and need from their government and continues to connect one-on-one with constituents–through initiatives such as “Connect Charleston”–to troubleshoot issues and better understand their concerns.

BIO: Chief Hunt

Chief James “Tyke” Hunt grew up on the West Side of Charleston on Garrison Ave. where he attended Stonewall Jackson Junior High and Capital High School.  Hunt attended Marshall University and West Virginia State University where he obtained his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.  Chief Hunt is a 16 year member of the Charleston Police Department.  He started his police career in 2004 where he worked in the Patrol Division answering 911 calls for 4 years total.  Chief Hunt worked in the detective bureau for 10 years,5  years as an investigator and 5 years as a supervisor.  He also worked in the Housing Division and was the Commander of the METRO Drug Unit just before he became Chief of Police.  He is a certified polygraph examiner, a law enforcement fitness specialist and has also served on the SWAT Team and the Dive Team.  He is currently on the Board of Directors for the West Virginia Chief’s of Police Association.  Chief Hunt has strong community ties and is focused on building lasting relationships with all the wonderful folks who make up the city he dearly loves.

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:

Bobby Blakley, Jr. – August 14th

Eric Mani – August 16th

Bruce Marquis – August 17th

Corleen Patterson – August 19th


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, August 10, 2020
Virtual Meeting Attendance: 
Number of Members attended: Active: 41   Exempt: 11
Number of Guests: 5
Visiting Rotarians: 0
Total Members Attended: 57

Online Make-up: None