Officers & Directors
President Elect
December 12th
The Children's Learning Place, Lisa Sutton
December 19th
Christmas Program- Friendship Chapter VII Sweet Adelines
December 26th
Dr. Tyler Hill, MemorialCareNow App
Russell Hampton
ClubRunner Mobile

Meeting Notes:

December 5, 2019
Invocation, Pledge of Allegiance and the 4-Way Test led by: Laura Miller
Visiting Rotarians:
  • David Haas and Pam Lankford, Marietta Morning
Guests of Rotarians:
  • Cindy and Bobby 'The Total Package' Thrasher, guests of Colleen Cook
  • Erin Joyce, guest of Tasha Werry
  • Katie Radabaugh, guest of Laura Miller
  • Ashley Farnswoth, Lindsey Heiss and Olivia Dibert, student guests from the Washington County Career Center
  • Duty Roster is circulating – PLEASE SIGN UP!
  • The annual ringing of the bells for the Salvation Army at Wal-Mart will be on December 14th, from 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM (at both doors) 
  • Club members had the final opportunity to vote for the club's meeting location. The Board will discuss at their meeting next Tuesday, December 10th. 
  • Please let Shawn know if you are interested in joining a committee to plan a Golf Outing this coming May.
Good News-Bad News:
  • The Peoples Bank Theater is hosting an Auction this Saturday at 6:30. Join them for Cocktail hour and music.
  • Moonlight madness is this Friday from 5pm-11pm on Front street. Support local businesses!
  • Chamber of Commerce open house is this Friday from 5-7 on Front St. at the Chamber office.
  • Pop Up makerspace on Front St. Friday with Building Bridges to Careers.
  • Davis Powers wife is in a band named Aftershock and they will be playing the Adelphia this Saturday at 9pm.
  • Laura gave a shout out to those who made the parade this past Saturday a success, including the joyous calliope player Bill white.
  • Johnny Wharff is celebrating 30 years of the WMOA Christmas Zoo, broadcasting 'live' from The Workingman's Store and they have a full schedule of Marietta college interviews the next day 12/6. (FYI, Wally Kandel will be on today 12/11 at 5p.)!
  • Dave Haas has some Wreaths for sale.
  • Flite Freimann is thankful for our warm reception of him and encouraged us to support the University of Utah this weekend.
  • Eric Erb welcomed Dave Wesel back after his surgery.
  • Andy Thompson announced his change to Development Director at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio.
  • Colleen Cook announced that today is Tina Adams’ 55th Birthday.
  • Bill Ruud announced that the Men's Basketball team was 5-0 and the Women's team had a great win this week. He also let us know that he has billboard space available in a high traffic area across from the Williamstown bridge.
The Marietta Fire Department is celebrating their 125th anniversary. Eric Moore and Raleigh Krigbaum shared the past, present and future plans for the Marietta Fire department.
In 1859 one of the worst fires to effect this area triggered the formation of 3 fire companies. They were volunteer based, but began to implement some of the structure and requirements we now see in our fire departments today.
It developed for the next 35 years with the implementation of fire hydrants, alert systems and eventually in 1894 Marietta Fire Department became a professional department. In 1912 the department received its first fire truck, which was replacing horse drawn carriages. A series of fires over the next 60 years continued to change the way fire fighters did their job. Marietta contributed in a big way to the changing of fire codes to promote better public safety after tragedies like the Harmer House fire and a boiler explosion in a church. They went on to explain that the fire department is continuing to grow in what they are trained to handle. It will now be mandatory that they are advanced EMT's, and Hazmat trained.
They are also expecting to upgrade their equipment which will allow them to better serve our community. We are so thankful for the Firefighters and all they do to support our Community.
Split the Pot:
Judge Kerenyi won the weekly prize of $43, but missed out on the jackpot of $363. The Game Goes On!

Duty Roster

Dec. 12th
Dec. 19th
Dec. 26th
Jan. 2nd
Larry Hiser Danielle Bruni OPEN Bill Ruud
Ticket Sales
Laura Miller Vicky Wood OPEN OPEN
Jill Altenburger Davis Powers Charlotte Keim OPEN
Flite Freimann David Bricker Peter Keim OPEN
Can Collection
Carrie Ankrom McKenzie Allen Colleen Cook OPEN