The Parkersburg Rotary Club recently welcomed two new members. Mike Lewis (second left) is joined by his sponsor Chip Ferrel and Chris Miller (second right) is joined by his sponsor Kim Couch. Club President Jill Parsons (far left) formally welcomed each to the club by presenting them Rotary pins and introducing them at the noon weekly meeting.
Rotary District 7530 Governor Dave Whalen paid a visit to the Parkersburg Rotary Club on Monday, October 2. Whalen was joined by club officers Senta Goudy, Andy Hartleben, Jill Parsons and Michelle Dailey following the meeting. Whalen complimented the club for the many good works they do in Parkersburg and abroad.
Wood Co. Commission President, Blair Couch spoke to the Parkersburg Rotary Club at the March 20 meeting. Couch told Rotarians that budgetary funding cuts due to decreased revenue will affect many organizations in the area including the MOV Health Dept., Wood County Rec. and the Visitors and Convention Bureau.
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Sean O’Leary with the WV Center for Budget and Policy spoke to the Parkersburg Rotary Club on Feb. 13?about the serious budget issues facing our state. O’ Leary stated that a newly formed grassroots coalition of citizens and organizations, Protect WV (protect wv.org) was established to protect West Virginians against harmful budget cuts.