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.

Speaker Information for June

6-8-2020Maria Belcher – FestivALL 2020

Maria will give us a brief summary of what is FestivALL. 

She will then share how FestivALL accepted the coronavirus challenge to create great Visual presentations.  You will be amazed at the plans and creativity. 

Maria Belcher is the Executive Director of FestivALL Charleston – a 501©(3) nonprofit organization that is considered a premiere arts collaborator in West Virginia.  She leads FestivALL’s programming. partner and community relations, fundraising and grant management, and organization management.

Maria began her career with FestivALL in June 2019, but the arts have had impact throughout her live.  She earned a B.S. in Interior Design from WVU and is the designer of the official WVU Tartan Plaid.  A born-and-raised West Virginian.  Maria’s role enables her to shine the light on all of the incredible local and regional talent that we have in the Mountain State.

Prior to joining FestivALL, Maria was the Donor Relations & Events Specialist at the Clay Center where she now serves on several committees: Marketing, Arts Programming, and Friends of Clay.  She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Capitol Market.

Maria lives in Charleston with her husband Cory and their two dogs. Winston & Forrest. 

6-15-2020 – Kathy D’Antoni – Associate State Superintendent, Career and Technical Education – Introduced by Lyle Sattes

6-22-2020 – Erica Mani – Red Cross of West Virginia – Introduced by Martin Roth

6-29-2020 – Dr. Ali Rezai – Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute – Introduced by Bob Welty

Birthday Greetings

Norman Mosrie  June 5th

Terrell Ellis  June 9th

Alex Franklin, II  June 10th


New Proposed Member:

New Members:

Kristin “Kristin”Mounts
Corporate Membership
Company/Organization: The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
Business Address: P.O. Box 3041
Charleston, WV  25331
Business Phone: 304-346-3620 Ext. 11
Business Fax: 304-346-3640
Business email: kmounts@tgkvf.org
Home Address: 34 Carriage Road
Charleston, WV  25314
Cell Phone: 304-389-4397
Proposed by: Michelle Foster
Join Date: June 1, 2020

Jane “Jane” Powell
Corporate Membership
Company/Organization: The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
Business Address: P.O. Box 3041
Charleston, WV  25331
Business Phone: 304-346-3620
Business email: jowell@tgkvf.org
Home Address: 717 Churchill Drive
Charleston, WV  25314
Cell Phone: 304-542-7366
Proposed by: Michelle Foster
Join Date: June 1, 2020


Deceased Member:

Greeter/Prayer for June

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 1, 2020
Virtual Meeting Attendance: 
Number of Members attended: Active: 46   Exempt: 14
Number of Guests: 0
Visiting Rotarians: 0
Total Members Attended: 60

Online Make-up: None