Dear Fellow Rotarians:  Today, your Rotary Board of Directors met to discuss the pandemic coronavirus and potential ways that we can mitigate the risk to our membership.  To that end, we have come to the difficult but important decision to CANCEL our planned Rotary meetings on 3/16. 3/23. and 3/30. We feel that given the guidance to limit large gatherings, coupled with the risk of coronavirus to older people and those with chronic diseases, out of an abundance of caution we must do the responsible thing and cancel our meetings. We will re-evaluate as the risk is further evaluated going forward. We are notifying our speakers and will reschedule them later in the year. We are also notifying the Civic Center. 

As the need for Service Above Self is heightened during a global pandemic, your Board has voted to provide support for the YWCA Sojourner’s Shelter meal programs during our hopefully brief hiatus by donating our meal costs weekly to Sojourners. The Community Investment Committee has already identified needs here, and this will allow us to continue to do good work for our community during our break from meetings.

Please watch your emails for updates on our resumption of meetings. Also, please keep yourself and your family and community safe by following the simple guidelines below provided by the CDC. You can also visit the CDC website at and find out more information in their frequently updated guidance. 

Yours in Rotary Service, 
Cynthia Persily
Board President 

Birthday Greetings


New Proposed Member:

New Members:

H. Hampton Rose, IV “Hampton”
Corporate Membership:
Company/Organization: Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
Business Address: P.O. Box 1588
Charleston, WV  25326-1588
Business Phone: 304-353-8189
Business Fax: 304-353-8180
Business email:
Home Address: 3407 Virginia Avenue
Charleston, WV  25304
Cell Phone: 304-610-9215
Proposed by: Bryan Cokeley
Spouse: Whitney
Join Date: March 9, 2020


Greeter/Prayer for March

Please contact Mike Fidler at 304-546-8156 or

March 16th       No Meeting Held
March 23rd       No Meeting Held
March 30th       No Meeting Held

Deceased Member: 


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, March 9, 2020
Number of Members attended: Active: 47    Exempt: 20
Number of Guests: 6
Visiting Rotarians: 0
Total Members Attended: 73

Online Make-up: None