Tuesday, March 26, 2019


Bill West 

no 50/50

…we were ALL winners


Carol Keller who feels “at home” here and always happy to see her!

Ulli Lang a visiting Rotarian and designated “Celebrity Bartender”


PDG Tom Drewitz inducted Gretchen Stein into membership in the Washington Rotary.  Gretchen is the Director of Sales for the Doubletree Hotel. She is returning to Rotary and happy to be back as well as happy to be back at the Doubletree.  WELCOME HOME!!
Tom emphasized something with the induction that many forget and forget to spread the word to pending members…Rotary can do so much due to the  membership of 1.2  million and as a group tremendous projects can be realized.
Gretchen started her new membership off on a great foot arranging all of our meeting space, menu and setup via text while sitting in the airport in Orlando! Just an update, she did this at 7:00 am and the question is “Who does that?” Someone who is a Rotarian at heart!


President Bill announced the following

March 27 the McMurray Club will host the check presentation to Joyce Ellis of the Lemoyne Community Center as all of the work proposed in our joint Community Grant has been completed.

At the presentation, Joyce recited a poem that the Lemoyne Center young people performed at a function. It is very moving and linked here;wap2

District News:

  1. It is time for all Rotary Clubs to select “electors” who will serve the new combined district (7305) for the coming year. One Rotarian and one alternate from each of our 4 areas are to be selected to serve on the Finance Committee. Electors will vote an electronic ballot and should take about 5 minutes—Easy and anyone can do it—How about YOU?
  2. Finance Committee members must be a Past Club President, set the district budget and this is a 2 year term. The Deadline is April 10. Bill Allison enthusiastically nominated PDG Drewitz as he feels Tom’s knowledge of the District is what we need and our District needs to serve us well. Another enthusiastic Rotarian (Phil Rush) made a second and a room full of enthusiastic Rotarians agreed!
  3. NOW…we need another nominee and who might fill that position? Remember all of you former Presidents out there are eligible for this. Don’t be shy and you will work with great District Leadership!
  4. Dorothy Tecklenburg gave an update on the March Madness pool and it looks like Joe Piszczor is in the lead at this time. There is a crowd tied for 2ndand it will be interesting to follow to see who will really WIN!
  5. June 18 is the date for the Washington Wild Things and the use of the Washington Financial Party Box. President Bill won this in a silent auction and is willing to “raffle” it off to someone in the Club for their use. This is a $400 value and includes 22 tickets for the game. Lots of fun and there is food included so don’t be shy…more information coming.
  6. Katy Sabol who admits to having been MIA was able to give a wrap up of the Trivia Night. It seems as though Ulli would like to take Trivia to Colorado … wouldn’t a Field Trip be a great idea and we could all go there and run their Trivia Night?? Kathy thanked ALL of the volunteers and the fact that the high school kids did so well. She thanked those who donated items/time/$$ to help the Trivia Night be a success once again.

HAPPY $$$$$$

  • Carol Keller is happy to be able to join us thanks to the “drivers”, either Ken Baker or Tom Drewitz
  • Tom Drewitz thanked all for electing him to serve on the Finance Committee and for such an endorsement by fellow Rotarian Bill Allison
  • Joe Piszczor happy to have been at PETS, good training session, presentations on significant resources available especially once we are District 7305 and predicts the merger in NOT “bad”.
  • Brandi Miller thanks to Mike Pecosh for the birthday card and very very happy Shane will be home in less than a month!! GREAT news
  • Dorothy Tecklenburg thanks Susan Price for all she does for the Club and appreciates all work necessary to promote the Club to be recognized as Club of the Year application….Let’s hope!
  • Susan Priest thanks Dorothy for the great Trivia questions as her team took 1st Place and happy to be home after pet sitting for 2 weeks. 
  • Brandi Miller (again) happy to promote Literacy Council and its efforts as well as Rotary for supporting 
  • Diane Ambrose thanks and is happy for the “Priest team” for winning and benefiting the Library
  • Kathy Sabol thanked all for efforts to make Trivia another great success; asked also for people to step out and share what suggestions they may have to tweak the present format!
  • Phil Rush asked for someone to pick him up at Washington Honda next week prior to the meeting and should someone remember to pick him up he will really be happy. Someone volunteered because that’s what we ALL do
  • Jim Uram sorry Central Florida couldn’t defeat Duke but he was happy to be able to watch so many games
  • Andy Goudy happy for the great experience at PETS and has “lots of reading material” (an entire binder)
  • Ulli Lange just happy to contribute to the profits Trivia Night by earning a great deal of $$$ in tips for great service…On the line for a Celebrity Bartender position!
  • Brandi Miller (again) thanks and happy for all of the donations and basket donations
  • Ken Baker happy for 90+ people who attended the Jazz Brunch last Sunday and another great one coming this week and next

NEXT MEETING:   April 2 at W&J

PROGRAM: Suzanne Urcho from the Washington County Food Bank

We are still collecting Peanut Butter to be given to the Washington Food Panty or the Burgettstown Area Food Bank. We have 50 jars of Peanut Butter thanks to your generosity.


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