This week on May 4, 2020 we will hold our second virtual Rotary meeting. As before,you will receive an email from Deb Coffman which will direct you to register for the event. You will then receive the log in information and reminder emails leading up to our meeting. 

We have an exciting presentation from one of our Corporate members, West Virginia American Water this week “The New Normal:  Inclusivity during and after COVID-19”. Our presenter will be Valoria V. Armstrong,  Vice President, National Government and Regulatory Affairs, for American Water, the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company, providing high-quality and reliable water services to more than 14 million people in 46 states and Ontario, Canada. In her role, Mrs. Armstrong is responsible for leading government and regulatory affairs across American Water’s regulated and market-based businesses. 

Mrs.Armstrong previously served as president of Tennessee American Water, where she was responsible for overall operating and financial performance, including leading a dynamic team of professionals who delivered on business targets related to safety and employee engagement, field customer service,distribution, water quality, environmental excellence, and growth. As the principal external contact for the company, she reinforced customer,regulatory, and governmental relationships. Mrs. Armstrong joined American Water in 2011 as a human resources business partner, supporting Tennessee and Kentucky. In 2013, she was promoted to director of human resources for American Water’s Central Division, leading a team of human resources professionals in seven states. Her responsibilities included employee and labor relations,workforce planning and staffing, performance management, and organizational development. 

Prior to joining American Water, Mrs. Armstrong was employed by Food Lion as human resources manager among several other key positions over 15 years. Mrs.Armstrong was the first woman and youngest president elected to lead the local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People(NAACP) from 2005 to 2012. She currently serves as chair-elect of the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce and Chair of the Hamilton County Partnership Advisory Board. She is a committed board trustee of the Tennessee Aquarium, Benwood Foundation, River City Company, and Orange Grove Center. Mrs.Armstrong was elected as a director of the National Utility Diversity Council(NUDC) in 2019. Mrs. Armstrong is an alumna of Leadership Tennessee and a graduate of the St. Louis Chamber of Commerce Diversity Initiative Fellows Program. She previously served as chair of the Chattanooga chapter of the American Cancer Society and was actively involved in the Chattanooga chapter of the Society of Human Resources Management, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Chancellors’ Diversity Advisory Council, and the Volkswagen Diversity Council.

Please join us! 

Speaker Information for May

5/11/2020– Patrice Harris, MD, MA – President, American Medical Association

5/18/2020– David Elliott, PharmD., FASCP, FCCP, AGSF, BCGP – Director, WV GeriatricEducation Center

5/25/2020Memorial Day – No Meeting

Birthday Greetings


15 Years   Mike Haid   Join Date: May 6, 2005

10 Years   Mike Chaney   Join Date: May 3, 2010

10 Years   Eric Nelson   Join Date: May 3, 2010

New Proposed Member:

New Members:

Deceased Member:

Greeter/Prayer for May

Please contact Mike Fidler at 304-546-8156 or

Through the month of May we will not have Greeter’s 


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, April 27, 2020
Virtual Meeting Attendance: 
Number of Members attended: Active: 60   Exempt: 17
Number of Guests: 1
Visiting Rotarians: 0
Total Members Attended: 78

Online Make-up: None