Rotary changes things up


BUCKHANNON — The still organizing Rotary Club of Buckhannon-Upshur recently elected Sargent at Arms Dave Long, who began the club meeting Tuesday with the Pledge of Allegiance and the Four-way Test. Happy bucks and the ticket drawing also followed before the club business was discussed. The club is reportedly another step closer to receiving their official charter. 

A brand-new member, Alan Hager, was in attendance of the meeting. Hager and his family are new members of the Buckhannon community. The September 10 meeting for the club will change things up a bit.  Rather than the typical noon meeting, the club will meet from 5 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at the Opera House on Main Street. There will be a cash bar and hors d’oeuvres will be served. The meeting will be open to any new members with a desire to join the club. Members will facilitate information to any new attendees.

Kathy McMurray informed the club, “There are currently 27 founding charter members.” Dr. Dan Martin stated, “That is really, really good.” Harold Elmore thought the club should applaud the great turn-out for the new club. Lisa Wharton discussed the blood screening coming up next month, which will be called St. Joseph’s Hospital Blood Screening, with proceeds to benefit the newly forming Rotary Club of Buckhannon-Upshur. The club is being very cautious not to do anything official without their official charter in place yet. Martin added, “It is coming together, we are chipping away at it.”

Martin has also contacted the Greek organizations at West Virginia Wesleyan College to see if they would like to work with Rotary on special activities and get that linkage to campus in place for the new club. The group began discussions on foundation and criteria. Dr. Sue Long will be providing a presentation on foundation matters next month. 

Anyone exploring the idea of joining Rotary or inquiring about what Rotary club membership entails, can attend the open meeting next Tuesday evening or contact Julie Keehner or Rich Clemens. Continue to follow The Record Delta for updates and information from the Rotary Club of Buckhannon-Upshur.

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