Entries by admin

Great Bowls of Fire chili Cook-Off

Doug, Hank, and Mark represented Parkersburg Rotary club’s entry in the Chamber’s Great Bowls of Fire chili cook-off on Saturday. Thanks for your service, guys!

End Polio Now

Wood County and Parkersburg Rotary Clubs will mark historic progress toward a polio-free world, while urging community support to end the paralyzing disease PARKERSBURG, W.VA. – Rotary clubs in Vienna and Parkersburg will be among thousands reaching out on World Polio Day, October 24, to raise awareness, funds and support to end polio – a vaccine […]

WVU’s Antonik speaks to Parkersburg Rotarians

John Antonik, Director of Digital Media for the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics spoke to Parkersburg Rotarians about the WVU football and basketball teams competing in the BIG 12 Conference. While the nearest Big 12 opponent geographically is Iowa State, WVU is a great fit in the conference Antonik said. A native of New Martinsville, W.Va., […]

Dr. Heather McCarter speaks about the Out of the Darkness Walk

Dr. Heather McCarter speaks to Rotarians about  the Out of the Darkness Walk for suicide prevention scheduled for 9:00 am on September 24 at City Park. McCarter lost her sister 10 years ago as a result of suicide, and hopes now to save other lives through prevention methods. Suicide is the fourth leading cause of […]

Jody Murphy explains the Launchpad initiative

Jody Murphy, Executive Director of the Pleasants Co. Chamber of Commerce explains the Launchpad initiative to Rotarians during the club’s September 12 meeting. The event is slated for September 28 at the Parkersbug Art Center and will award $5,000 in prize money to the winning “business start-up idea” similar to the TV show format of […]

Wood Co. Clerk, Mark Rhodes Speaks to Rotary

Wood Co. Clerk, Mark Rhodes outlined the many duties of his office during the August 29 weekly meeting. Rhodes succeeded Jamie Six as County Clerk and later won by five votes over his opponent out of 22,000 votes cast in the general election.

Erin Augenstein on Social Media Strategy

At the August 22 meeting, SmallTalk founder and CEO, Erin Augenstein (Twitter handle: @erinaug) told Rotarians that social media apps like Facebook are valuable tools in obtaining new customers who are often seeking referrals and advice rom their Facebook friends before purchasing. Augenstein consults with area small businesses on social media strategy.

WTAP’s Jim Wharton shares 40 years of sports memories.

WTAP TV Sports Director/Anchor served up 40 years of sports memories to Rotary club members on August 15. Wharton said that covering WVU bowl games have been bitter-sweet affairs since often games come with national prestige at prime sports venues. The only thing is, when he has traveled to cover them instead of an assistant, […]

OVU’s Jeff Dimick discusses new Alternative Energy Plant

OVU’s Jeff Dimick discusses new alternative energy plant to be housed at old Dover-Parkersburg plant site during August 8 Rotary Club meeting. Dimick said the plant will convert West Virginia coal into liquid energy through gasification. The project will also include area colleges anduniversity students the chance to study alternative energy management.