Rotary District 7530 Governor Mike Kirkpatrick

Rotary District 7530 Governor Mike KirkpatrickRotary District 7530 Governor Mike Kirkpatrick was the keynote speaker at the club’s October 5 meeting. Kirkpatrick challenged Rotarians to get involved and change lives in their communities while having fun doing so. Kirkpatrick said the Parkersburg is the second largest club in the district of 30+ clubs

Dressing the Part

David Bell photoParkersburg Rotarian David Bell discusses medications during the American Revolutionary War at the club’s July 27 meeting. Bell is a Pharmacist, and belongs to “Sons of the American Revolution.”

014-15 Rotary Foreign Exchange Student Lisa Pasquier

014-15 Rotary Foreign Exchange Student Lisa Pasquier

014-15 Rotary Foreign Exchange Student Lisa Pasquier

2014-15 Rotary Foreign Exchange Student Lisa Pasquier from Alsace, France spoke to the club about her eleven month stay in Parkersburg and travels throughout the U.S. Lisa said she will miss her new friends in West Virginia, but plans to return someday.

44th Annual Sour Mash Memorial

2015 Sour MashDon’t miss the 44th Annual Sour Mash Memorial on June 20, 2015.   Sour Mash Memorial Golf Tournament is presented by the Wood County Rotary Club and the Parkersburg Rotary Club.

Sour Mash Memorial Brochure- 2015

Grant Application – 2015 Sour Mash Memorial

The Parkersburg and Wood County Rotary Clubs invite you to participate in the 44th Annual Sour Mash Memorial golf tournament, which will be held at the Parkersburg Country Club on Monday, July 20, 2015.  This year’s event will honor Dave Couch. The Opening Ceremonial Shot will be delivered by Dave’s son, David Blair Couch, prior to the shotgun start at 11:00 a.m. A portion of the proceeds from this tournament will go to a local charity designated by the Couch family. The tournament will continue to support the Bryce-Lietzke-Martin Scholarship fund administered by the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation.

For the eighth consecutive year, the tournament will feature LPGA Tour Competitor Brittany Lincicome. Lincicome and Parkersburg Country Club Golf Professional Scott Davidson will play an exhibition round against the winners of last year’s tournament: Tom Moat, Butch Joseph, Eddie Staats and Michael Devore.

Thanks to the past support from various individuals and local businesses, the Sour Mash Memorial golf tournament has raised well over a million dollars for local charities. We hope those of you who have supported this event in the past will continue to do so this year. This is not only a great way to support local charities, but also a great way to spend the day entertaining friends.

If you plan to play in the tournament, please respond as early as possible. The field will be limited to 120 golfers. We would appreciate your response no later than July 13th. Information on the Sour Mash Memorial event can be found in the enclosed brochure. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Parkersburg Country Club at (304) 295-4841.

Sour Mash Memorial Committee

Newly installed Rotary Members Andy Hartleben and Bob Fehrenbacher

NewMembers31615Newly installed Rotary members at the 3/16/15 meeting were Andy Hartleben (left) sponsored by Rich Shaffer, and Bob Fehrenbacher (right) sponsored by Karl Boelter. Welcome Andy and Bob!

Bob Newell Provides a State of the City Address

Bob Newell RotaryParkersburg Mayor and Rotarian, Bob Newell, provides a state of the city address to the club on January 12, 2015. Newell discussed the expanding bike trail, Farmer’s Market, Minor League baseball plans, and the potential impact of the Cracker plant on housing in the area.

Congratulations to all our new members!

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 From Left: Ricky Yeager, Ashley Flowers, Matt Winans, Paul Thornton and John Flint.

Rotarian Rev. Michael Seeley presents Katherine Chesney

photo 1Rotarian Rev. Michael Seeley presents Katherine Chesney with her recently deceased father’s club name badge at the 9/8/14 weekly meeting. Chesney is the daughter of David McKain a long time club member.

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Rotarian David McKain

It is with heavy hearts that we mourn the passing of Rotarian David McKain, he will be missed.

Visitation for Rotarian Dave McCain is Friday at the downtown Leavitt’s Funeral Home 2-4 & 6-8, and service is Saturday 10:30 am at First Presbyterian Church.

Rotarian David McKain

Sour Mash 2014

Photos from the 2014 Sour Mash Golf Tournament