Executives & Directors
Rotary Foundation
August 1st
Inland Waterways Festival; LeAnn Hendershot & Glenna Hoff, Campus Martius
August 8th
Mid-Ohio Valley Dragon Boat Group & Felicia Buell Thrivers; Janet Chase
August 15th
Congressman Bill Johnson
August 22nd
Dolly Parton Imagination Library- Washington County; Heather Allender & Mason Beuhring
August 29th
Washington County Crisis Response Team; Stacy Elliott & Ken Hall
September 5th
Ohio River Sternwheel Festival; Cindy Hall
September 12th
New Member Bios
September 19th
1st Ohio Battery K- Civil War Reenactment; Jack Mackinnon & Bill Beardsley
September 26th
The Adventures of Dave and Sarah Vandenberg
October 3rd
Calling Competition (National Wild Turkey Federation); Stephanie Thompson
Russell Hampton
ClubRunner Mobile

Meeting Notes:

July 25, 2019
Invocation, Pledge of Allegiance and the 4-Way Test led by: Laura Miller
  • Duty Roster is circulating – PLEASE SIGN UP!
  • Danielle mentioned there would be a Shelter Box Meeting right after the meeting for anybody who wanted to be involved in First Friday. If you couldn’t make the meeting, please contact Danielle Bruni:
  • President Shawn announced that we will be sponsoring the MacDonalds ½ Marathon water stop again this year. Please see him if you are interested in Serving. The date is Saturday, September 14 from 8:00 until about 11:30. McDonalds provides everything. You just show up and hand out water!
  • Dave Vandenberg announced that the NGSE program is hosting 5 Romanians who will be in Marietta over labor day weekend. Dave, Davis and Suzy are all hosting a Romanian, we need a couple more hosts. Please let Davis or Dave know asap if you can be a host. You won’t have to necessarily be with the guest all day. Davis and the team are planning activities for them.
  • President Shawn announced that if you have any pictures to share with the club, please send them to Shawn and he will put them in the rotation to be shown before the Rotary program begins on Club Meeting days.        
Good News-Bad News:
  • Carrie Ankrom reminded everybody that the golf outing is Aug 5 and they still have room for 3 more golf teams. She also shared that her oldest son, Brady, won the ironman contest at Williamstown HS benching 135 lbs, doing 45 reps in 2 minutes.
  • Flite wanted to again thank the club for sending two interact students, Sam Zumwalde and Isabelle Freiman, to RYLA, saying that they had an amazing experience.
  • Bob K said that while he was away recently, plotting against Peoples Bank, Marietta lost a Mountain of a Man, Mr. John Poling. Bob listed John’s military service accomplishments including Iwojima and Okinawa and then told the personal story of John’s climb from being a lineman to being a successful businessman and civic leader serving on many boards. Notably, John was the 45th president of Marietta Rotary. Rest in Peace John.
  • Tony Huffman shared that he and his wife are celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary. They have 5 children and she is an award winning nurse at Camden Clark.
  • Dan Harrison put $10 in the can as he celebrates his promotion to Medicare status. Happy Birthday Dan.
  • Stephanie Thompson announced that her 7 year old lost a baby tooth.
  • Laura Miller announced that Settlers Bank is celebrating their 20th anniversary with a customer appreciation event at the bank on Friday July 26, 11:00- 1:30. Kona ice will be there, Donn Schafer will be grilling out and Laura will be face painting on the kiddos. Come if you’re a customer, come if you’re interested in becoming a customer.
  • President Shawn announced that his son went to a district championship tournament and he now holds the record for the most strike-outs.    
Scott Cantley, CEO of Marietta Health Systems, spoke about Medicare for All.
Scott was careful to stay in the middle, not wanting to sway anybody’s opinions necessarily, but to lay out the facts as he has received them from an Advisory Board in Washington. What is driving the discussion in our country tight now is the issue of the unaffordability of Medicare For All. Scott stated that the program would collapse most hospitals in our country as we currently stand. Obviously for it to work there would have to be systemic changes, because Medicare For All would require doing something completely different than the way things are done right now.  Scott flatly stated, “it won’t work in Marietta”.
Split the Pot:
Terry Rataiczak won the weekly prize of $19, but missed out on the jackpot of $447. The game goes on!

Duty Roster

Aug. 1st
Aug. 8th
Aug. 15th
Aug. 22nd
Stephanie Thompson Danielle Bruni
Tasha Werry
Ticket Sales
Deana Clark Larry Clayman Tammy Bates
Dan Harrison
Peter Prigge Peter Keim
Jennifer Sturgill
Carrie Ankrom
Can Collection
Danielle Bruni Colleen Cook Matt Evans