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

8/10/2020: Bonnie Groce and Sandra Groce, introduced by Larry Groce , “Bonnie and Sandra Groce will speak about their 24 day, 335 mile trek from Pittsburgh to Washington DC on the GAP and C&O Canal trails,which they completed on July 22.  Bonnie used the walk as a fundraiser for Manna Meal in Charleston and with 182 sponsors pledging by the mile, collected pledges for over $31,000.

Bonnie Groce will be entering her sophomore year at Capital High School this fall.  She is a company member with the Charleston Ballet, where she has studied dance for 10 years.  She also studies piano and viola, and has performed as a member of the West Virginia Youth Symphony, including on its European Tour in 2017.  Bonnie has been a member of the chess team at each school she has attended and competes every year in Math Field Day, regularly making it to the state level.  In her 7th grade year, Bonnie was a regular volunteer for Manna Meal and has since been very interested in community engagement.

Sandra Groce moved to Charleston in 1998 to become violist of the Montclaire String Quartet and Principal Viola the West Virginia Symphony.  She continues as a section player in the WVSO, though she stepped down from the combined Quartet/Principal Viola position in 2010.  Sandra grew up in Philadelphia, was educated at Yale University and the Eastman School and received her Master’s Degree in performance from the University of Oregon.  Prior to joining the West Virginia Symphony she was a member of the New World Symphony in Miami,Florida.  She also performed several summer seasons with the Spole to Festival Orchestra in South Carolina and Italy, and the Central City Opera in Colorado.  In her over two decades in Charleston, Sandra has worked with many young string players through private lessons in her home teaching studio,working with students in the Kanawha County Schools String program and coaching sectionals and chamber music for the West Virginia Youth Symphony.  Sandra can think of no place she would rather make her home than in the Mountain State with her husband Larry and daughters Virginia and Bonnie. 

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:

Mary Cook – August 12th

Charlotte Lane – August 12th


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 3, 2020
Virtual Meeting Attendance: 
Number of Members attended: Active: 46   Exempt: 13
Number of Guests: 8
Visiting Rotarians: 0
Total Members Attended: 67

Online Make-up: None