A Message from President Persily 

Please feel free to invite guests to our virtual meetings. However, they MUST register in advance (you can share the email invite that you receive) and you as a member need to send to the President and Club Administrator the names of your guests.Please send the list by no later than 9am on the day of the meeting to debcoffman@suddenlink.net with a cc to cynthiapersily@gmail.com. We will attempt to recognize guests at our virtual meetings prior to introducing the speaker.  We also need this for our records as well as to maintain security in our meetings. Thank you in advance for providing this information.

The American Red Cross 
The American Red Cross is offering a Virtual Family Assistance Center to support families struggling with loss and grief due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.  A virtual team of specially trained mental health, spiritual care and health services volunteers are providing support and access to available local resources including;support for virtual memorial services; connecting with local faith-based community partners; and sharing referrals to state and local agencies and organizations who provide the following:

  • Emotional support and grief counseling; 
  • Faith-based resources
  • Funeral information;
  • Legal resources;
  • Financial informationservices; and
  • Veteran’s assistance.

If your organization would like to partner with the Red Cross to help serve those in our local communities facing challenges during this COVID-19 pandemic, please complete the partner survey at https://bit.ly/2VKU1Dv.

All Family Assistance Center support will be provided virtually and is completely confidential and free.

Speaker Information for June – July

6-29-2020 – Dr. Ali Rezai – Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute – Ali Rezai, MD Executive Chair, and Vice President of Neuroscience, and Associate Dean, John D. Rockefeller IV tenured professor in neuroscience, at the West Virginia University School of Medicine. Dr. Rezai guides the teams at the WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute in providing compassionate patient care and advanced medicine through forward-thinking leadership, education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities, introduced by Bob Welty.

7-6-2020 – Independence Day (no meeting)

7-13-2020 -Eric Douglas, “Changes in Russia: From Yeltsin to Putin,” introduced by: LyleSattes

Birthday Greetings:

Tonya Parker – June 28th

Austin Wallace – June 28th

Mark Pendleton – June 30th


New Proposed Member:

New Members:


Deceased Member:

Greeter/Prayer for July

Please contact Mike Fidler at 304-546-8156 or mofidler@suddenlink.net

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: http://www.rotaryeclubone.org/The 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 debcoffman@suddenlink.net 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, June 22, 2020
Virtual Meeting Attendance: 
Number of Members attended: Active:    Exempt: 
Number of Guests: 
Visiting Rotarians: 
Total Members Attended: 

Online Make-up: None