Meeting Information Location: Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center – Conference Rooms 202-205

The Program Committee meets weekly at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center directly after the regularly scheduled meeting. Parking is free! Just let the parking attendant know you are with the Rotary Club of Charleston.

Speaker Information for January – February

January 27– Huntington Fire Chief Jan Rader.  Her topic is The Excitement of Being a Fire Chief and a Humanitarian Warrior, introduced by Victor Grigoraci. 

Chief Rader will take us through being a fire chief in Huntington, WV, her services in the opioid crisis, including her experience with the movie Heroin(e).

Jan Rader is a Native of Ironton, Ohio.  She joined the Huntington Fire Department in August, 1994.  She is the first woman to reach the rank of Chief in West Virginia.  Jan holds a Regents Bachelor of Arts degree from Marshall University and Associate Degree of Science in Nursing from Ohio University.  She holds many fire service certifications and is also a fire and EMS instructor. 

Since November 2014, Chief Rader has been serving as a member of the Mayor’s Office of Drug Control Policy.  The purpose of this task force is to address drug addiction in Huntington and the surrounding communities and create a holistic approach involving prevention, treatment and law enforcement.

Jan recently came to national prominence after the release of the short documentary “Heroin(e)” by Netflix in September 2017.  In April 2018, she was chose none of the Time Magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the World.

February 3rd – Rob Cleland,  “Art in Action: Sketching the Blankenship Trial,” introduced by Victor Grigoraci.

February 10th – Calvin Grimm, “River of Hope,” introduced by Michelle Foster.

February 17th – Diana Sole Walko / David Fryson, “Dr. Leon Sullivan,” introduced by Marilyn DiVita.

Rotary Night at UC February 12th:

For more information contact Willie Lively at

The Fellowship Committee would like to invite all members to join us for Rotary Night at UC. This gracious offer from our home-town University will take place Wednesday Feb 12th at the Wehrle Innovation Center. UC women’s game tips at 5:30 followed by a Rotary reception of light refreshments at 6:30 culminating with the men’s game at 7:30. Both teams will take on Davis and Elkins. Tickets are free as is parking in the garage; all you need to do is sign up at the badge table the next four Mondays. By signing up you will only have to stop by the Rotary registration table in the Center lobby to get your tickets. We look forward to seeing you at our next Rotary fellowship function!

Birthday Greetings


New Proposed Member:

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Greeter/Prayer for January – February

Please contact Mike Fidler at 304-546-8156 or

January 27th LeAnne Kelly 
February 3rd Reid Bracken
February 10th Joe Tackett
February 17th Lyle Sattes
February 24th Gail Carter

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, January 20, 2020
No meeting held – Special Martin Luther King event held

Online Make-up: None