Brian Raitz is Director of the Parkersburg and Wood Co. Library and has became the newest member of the Rotary Club of Parkersburg. Brian is joined by his new member sponsor, Jill Parsons at the May 9 club meeting.
As part of the club’s ongoing Service Above Self activities, Parkersburg Rotarians took part in Adopt A Highway two mile clean-up in Parkersburg and Vienna on April 30, 2016.
Those taking part were:
Paul Ferrell; Bob Fehrenbacher; Don Dooley; Charlie Mulligan; Ricky Yeager; Christina Myer; Chad Crumbaker ; Andy Hartleben; and, John Fanta-Club Service Chair.
Todd Nestor and Taj Rohr are the club’s newest members along with Bill Isaly. (not pictured) Welcome Todd, Taj, and Bill to the Rotary Club of Parkersburg!
During the April 11 meeting, Rotary Exchange student Afra, from Villanova, Italy, presented the club with a banner from her hometown Rotary Club while receiving a banner from the Parkersburg Club. Afra provided the club with a slideshow overview of her hometown and a report on what she’s been doing while in the U.S. She said she has had a wonderful time in West Virginia and her visits to other states.
Afra is pictured with Club Secretary and “host family mom” Andrea Shirey, in lower right photo.
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John Reed of the MOV Solid Waste Authority explains the various programs they have in place to reduce refuse and promote recycling in our area. Reed said our next area landfill will need to be operational by 2070. Two Parkersburg Rotarians, Paul Thornton and Andy Hartleben serve on the Solid Waste Authority board.
During the club’s Feb. 8 meeting, Alissa Novoselick, Executive Director of the Tamarack Foundation explained to Rotarians how her organization helps emerging artists market their creations in, and outside of West Virginia’s borders.
Our club’s own Andrea Shirey announces “Laugh United” a comedy fundraiser scheduled onApril 16 at the Smoot Theater for the United Way of the MOV during the club’s Feb. 1 meeting.
During the January 25 meeting, fellow Rotarian and Chemours Plant Manager Bob Fehrenbacher outlined the changes taking place at the former DuPont Washington Works since the new company began operations on July 1, 2015. Fehrenbacher said the future looks bright for Chemours in the Mid Ohio Valley.
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