Wood Co. Commission President, Blair Couch spoke to the Parkersburg Rotary Club

Blair CouchWood 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.

Bob Newell Speaks at Rotary

Bob+Newell+WEBAt Monday’s meeting of the Parkersburg Rotary Club, former Parkersburg Mayor Bob Newell about what he thinks is the community’s lack of voice about the region’s ongoing drug overdose epidemic.

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Sean O’Leary with the WV Center for Budget and Policy

IMG_3946Sean 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.


New Member Brian Raitz

Brian Raitz 1Brian 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.

WV Secretary Natalie Tennant spoke to Parkersburg Rotarians

natalie TennantWV Secretary Natalie Tennant spoke to Parkersburg Rotarians at their November 23 weekly meeting. Tennant reviewed the Secretary of State’s website to show small business owners the ease of filing their reports and reviewing business data.

Natalie Roper Speaks at Rotary


natalieRoperNatalie Roper from Generation WV tells Rotarians that her group is actively retaining  and building local networks of 18-45 year olds who want to call WV home, but may not aware of the professional opportunities.

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Guess Who Our Featured Speaker Was?

It’s been almost 10 years ago to the day (11/14/05) since this PHS alum spoke to the Rotary Club of Parkersburg. He has played Major League Baseball for the Oakland A’s, Chicago White Sox, won a World Championship with the NY Yankees, traded to the Cleveland Indians, and now for the Atlanta Braves. He has since married actress Joanna Garcia and they have a daughter.

Jonny D From MOVID Studios Speaks At Rotary

Lisha Conney, WV Small Business Development coach

Lisha Conney SpeechLisha Conney, WV Small Business Development coach, speaks to fellow Rotarians at their October 25 meeting about the many challenges and opportunities start-up businesses encounter.


Rotary_Blood_Screening15All area residents eligible, no physician order required.

Walk-in basis, no appointment necessary.

Cost: $25 includes calcium, phosphorus, blood sugar, kidney function, cholesterol, total protein, heart & liver, uric acid, red and white blood count, hemoglobin and platelet count.

Additional $5.00: thyroid function test • Additional $5.00: prostate screening

Participants should not eat (and drink nothing but water) for 12 hours prior to screening to ensure accurate results.

Representatives from Camden Clark will be available to answer questions and provide information and diabetes detection, prevention and treatment.

Proceeds from this fund raising event will be directed to The Rotary Club of Parkersburg Community Service Fund.

Make checks payable to: Rotary Club of Parkersburg

November 7 • 6:30 – 9:30am

Camden Clark Health & Wellness Center

For more information, call 304-424-2294