The Charleston Rotary Board is closely monitoring the increase in cases of COVID-19 in WV and Kanawha County. The CDC’s recommendation is to wear a mask for all indoor activities where cases are high and Kanawha County is now included. The Board recommends wearing a mask when not actively eating or drinking. As a reminder, virtual attendance is still available and you have received an invitation to register for that platform. We will continue to monitor the cases and make appropriate decisions to protect all Rotarians.
Hybrid Meetings Continue In September. Look for your invitation. If you, or anyone you know does not receive an invitation or a newsletter, please email email@example.com to have someone added.
Mr. Hartley is the Executive Director of the Kanawha Valley Regional Transport Authority (KVRTA). He will speak to our club regarding the 50th anniversary of the KVRTA, the new Downtown Charleston Transit Centre, and what is on the horizon for public transportation for Kanawha County!
September 27, 2021
Kanawha Valley Regional Transportation Authority
Introduced by Justin Southern
Sean is the senior policy analyst at the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy. Since joining the Center in 2010, Sean has authored numerous reports on working family issues, economic development, and state and federal budget and tax policy, including annual reports on the state budget and the State of Working West Virginia. Sean also collaborates with West Virginia Kids Count for the annual West Virginia Kids Count Data Book and serves on the board of directors for the West Virginia Food and Farm Coalition. Sean holds a B.A. in political science and economics and a Master of Public Administration from West Virginia University.
INCOMING MEMBERS: Please welcome our incoming members.
Joe Ward- Frost Brown Todd- Individual
Sally Barton – Education Alliance- Individual
Nicole Christian – Charleston Area Alliance- Individual
NEW MEMBER UPDATES:
David Hicks- Embassy Suites Charleston – Individual-Transfer from Greenville, SC.
Ashley Deem – Thomas Combs & Spann, PLLC – Young Professional
Alex Schnulo – Northwestern Mutual – West Virginia – Individual
Bradley Harris – West Virginia American Water Company – Corporate Member
Kathy Beckett – Steptoe & Johnson, PLLC – Corporate Member
Lewis Payne- Payne Gallatin – Individual
SAVE THE DATE!
Saturday, September 25, 2021 10AM-12 Noon
MLK MURAL PROJECT Mike Fidler, chair of the Fellowship Committee, is planning a workshop day for Rotarians and their families to come together with the City’s Director of Public Art, Jeff Pierson, to make portraits for the mural project.
Charleston Civic Center Coliseum
Our Rotary club is participating in a significant community project, under the direction of the City of Charleston Department of Public Art, to create a mural honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This mural will be fixed to an exterior wall of the Martin Luther King Center in Charleston. Our contribution will be the addition of individual self-portraits surrounding the main portrait of Dr. King. The portraits require no artistic talent but are instead fanciful, cartoonish, or as representative as your skills permit. The project should be fun and an opportunity for fellowship.
A family-included workshop to create the self-portraits has been scheduled for Saturday, September 25, 2021, from 10AM to 12 Noon, at the Charleston Civic Center Coliseum. Refreshments will be available. The workshop will be directed by Jeff Pierson, Director of Public Art for the City of Charleston. This should be a fun outing for the whole family!
Sign-Ups by the Fellowship Committee are underway!
For more information, contact Mike Fidler, Fellowship Chair at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Masks are not required but recommended for those who feel more comfortable wearing one.
- Lunch will be served buffet style with plexi-glass guards in place.
- Hand sanitizer will be provided.
- Pay-at-the-door lunches are $11.00 and can be paid via cash, check or card.
Please direct all correspondence that would normally go to Deb Coffman to Mary Cook at email@example.com.
Christy Elliott, President
Justin Southern, President- Elect, Program Committee Chair
Michelle Foster, Secretary, Community Investment Committee Chair
Harold Holstein, Treasurer
DF Mock, Club Director, Membership Chair
Brian Sloan, Club Director, Public Image / Technology Chair
Craig Glover, Club Director, Diversity and Inclusion Chair
Mike Fidler, Club Director, Fellowship Chair
Melissa Pemberton, Club Director, Young Professionals Membership
Allison Francis, Club Director, Program Committee Secretary
Bill Scharf, Club Director
JB Akers, Club Director
Bob Welty, Immediate Past President
Mary Cook, Interim Club Administrator
Vaccines are encouraged! The Board of Directors is in full support of the Governor’s, as well as the Health Department’s, efforts to vaccinate the citizens of our great State and County. We encourage all members to support this effort and get vaccinated. If you are still in need of a vaccine, please go to www.vaccinefinder.org and locate a vaccine site near you. You can even make an appointment there. If you do not use the internet, you can also call the WV COVID Vaccine Hotline at 1-833-734-0965 and they will help you schedule an appointment.
LOCAL ROTARY CLUB MAKE-UP LOCATIONS
The Program Committee will resume weekly meetings at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center when in person meetings commence, 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 Area 34
7013, 971 WV-34 in Hurricane.
Vandalia Club meets at Edgewood Country Club Wednesdays from 7:30am – 8:30am. The last Wednesday of month is a social or service project.
St. Albans Rotary Club meets every Thursday at 12:00 noon in their new meeting location at City National Bank 560 4th Street, Saint Albans, WV 25177.
South Charleston Rotary Club meets on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 12:00 noon. Meetings are located at Little Creek Country Club, South Charleston, WV.
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 attend 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 it. The member is then responsible for providing confirmation to their Rotary Club Administrator. Please forward a copy of your confirmation letter to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive proper credit.