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JUNE 26, 2018

INVOCATION:   

Susan Priest       

50/50:  

Mike Pecosh had it ALL

GUESTS:

Angeline Anyango East potential member introduced by Erin Jones

VISITING ROTARIANS:  

Betsie Trew from the Monongahela Club promoting the Club Ducky Race (and selling tickets)

HAPPY $$$$: 

  • Susan Priest had a wonderful trip to England with her brother and family and enjoyed the Glenda Jackson Concert among other things! Glad it was a good trip and safe…we missed you Susan!
  • Justin Dandoy was $20 worth of HAPPY with the new baby, Cecelia, and was at home for six weeks to enjoy the beginnings of parenthood but happy to be back at Rotary. Incidentally Justin you were also missed but we were happy to meet your baby at her first Farmer’s Market. Oh yes, your wife too! Congratulations
  • Lars Lange happy for the cash bar at the party….not too sure why but he said he was…Yough River float and kayaking, a great time. Leaving early to take care of “work” and then head to Morgantown for his Swing Dance Class….stay tuned for the WRF and the Swing Dancers you may see someone you know!
  • Angeline East happy to be here among such a welcoming group; Angeline is from Kenya, Africa but has been in Washington for 15 years. She thanks the Club for the warm welcome and she feels this is her journey and her husband is a professor at W&J and has just returned from China. Angeline has 2 sons, the youngest recently graduated from Brown University and the older son is a graduate of W&J.
  • Betsie Trew always happy to sell “ducks” for $5.00 and the Duck Race takes place on July 8
  • Tripp Kline found $2.00 and promoted the WRF and is happy Lars will be dancing.
  • John Tecklenburg attended his 55thhigh school class reunion and is happy to report he realized “he moved on and no need to return”; Announced a “Good Egg” among us (Bill Price) honored by the Burgettstown Library this past week; gave a short history about Amity and Prosperity and their water problems; Dorothy is not with us as she has been sick but also because Sabrina is home from Stanford.
  • Ken Baker encourages us to read the latest Rotarianmagazine and the emphasis on HOPE, important to all of us; going to the Waynesburg Lions Club pavilion for the concert series and it is a great venue.
  • Bill Allison promoting the Bradford House Whiskey Dinner on July 20 and he thanked Joe Marshand Station Capital for their sponsorship
  • Karen Reese great weekend with family trip to the Pirate game (on a loaded school bus); Mom and all happy but the extra innings were another thing and the Pirates lost….Rose didn’t want to leave until the VERY end!
  • Bill Price very happy and honored to have met the beautiful baby Dandoy at the Farmers Market last Thursday

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

With the beginning of the new Rotary year on July 3, President (still elect until July 1) Bill Price reviewed the Club’s major financial obligations for the year. We will continue to support:
  1. Farmers Market and the Whiskey Rebellion Festival at $1500 each
  2. Washington’s Got Talent and Teen Outreach at $500
  3. China Little Flower as an international project at $2500 (ticket sales on February drawing MUST begin early to get all of the tickets sold to meet that goal)
  4. Veteran’s Parade in November is a new request for sponsorship and we will support it with a $500 donation
  5. Washington Club will work with the McMurray Rotary Club to support Joyce Ellis and the LeMoyne Center Feeding Program.We will eventually seek a District Community Grant to replace their freezer and to purchase hot boxes for the meals. Immediate need is for the freezer and each Club will donate $500 for the purchase and complete the other needs on approval of the grant.
  6. District 7330 International Project for 2018-2019 is for Solar Suitcases for the clinics and hospitals in Uganda and Tanzania. The Club will donate $1000 ($999 project) to the project and asks members to personally donate $120 to the project. See Dave Hart our Foundation Guru. We can and must continue our support for this District Governor’s project.
HOW can we pay for all of these projects????
With the great support of our major projects – The Cash Bash will continue with a modified approach under the leadership of Able Bodied and Minded Joe Piszczor and the support of ALL Rotarians. The other FUNraiser is led by the Creative Minded Kathy Sabol and Trivia Night.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

July 3:  No kitchen, no meeting
July 10:  District Governor Cherie Sears official visit
July 17: Board meeting and time to approve new members
July 24: Meeting moved to the Washington Brewery, Club Assembly and Induction of New Members

FINAL THOUGHTS:

  1. Our Sympathy to Dave Hart on the passing of his brother in South Carolina
  2. Thanks to Bob Wicker for accepting the position of Assistant Trea$urer.
  3. Thanks to Lars Lang for accepting the position of Assistant Secretary.
  4. WANTED: Dedicated Rotarian for Membership Chair
SEE YOU AT THE FESTIVAL AND “JOIN THE REBELLION”
 

PROGRAM: Bill and Betsy West 

Bill and Betsy West gave an inspiring story of their faith and what it means for them and for our community. Together for 48 years (Betsy from Trinity and Bill from I.C.) explained their faith and their affinity for Washington. Remembering how vibrant the city once was and then over the years seeing major changes in the city scape. What can people do to make changes they questioned and the answer for them was to use their faith and prayer as they walked the community and picking up others on their journey. A changing moment came when they found the opportunity to purchase a portion of a series of books of History of Washington County and its Religious History. The faith of the community was reflected in the number of large churches found in the area during the 1800s. There had to be a reason for these churches and there was meaning and history within their walls and many of these churches can still be seen here today. From the city to the areas beyond such as Cross Creek and Upper Buffalo we can see strong symbols of faith. We can see and learn more of our historical views of faith in our history by attending the Ecumenical Services at the Whiskey Rebellion Festival on Sunday morning with music at 10:30 and the service from 11 to 12noon.
 
Thank you to Betsy and Bill for sharing and for their devotion to the City.
 
 
             
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