Officers & Directors
President Elect
October 17th
New Member Bios
October 24th
Breast Health Awareness
October 31st
November 7th
Peoples Bank History
Russell Hampton
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Meeting Notes:

October 10, 2019
Invocation, Pledge of Allegiance and the 4-Way Test led by: Laura Miller
Visiting Rotarians:
  • Britani Merritt & Kris Justice, Marietta Morning
  • Dan Jones, New Mexico
Guests of Rotarians:
  • Mason Beuhring, guest of Heather Allender
  • Adam Schwendeman, guest of Colleen Cook
  • Joan Zoller, guest of Carrie Ankrom
  • Gina Mace, guest of Hunt Brawley
  • Hallie Oblisk and Jimmy Fauber - Student Guests from Williamstown High School
  • Duty Roster is circulating – PLEASE SIGN UP!
  • Upcoming Meetings:
    • Oct. 17th & 24th- Meeting at the Marietta Country Club
    • Oct. 31st- Meeting again at the Adelphia
  • We’ll be accepting candy until October 26th for Halloween in the Park
  • Our annual 12 days of Christmas fundraiser will be starting soon, please start collecting donations.
  • Received a thank you note from the District Governor not only for our hospitality but for the wonderful gifts as well.
  • The board was proud to announce that a check in the amount of $12,000.00 was issued to ShelterBox and thanked all that organized and participated in this very successful fundraiser.
  • Charlotte Keim is organizing our 100th Anniversary Celebration and is in need of project ideas to be submitted to her no later than 11/12/19 to celebrate the occasion, (formal dinner was previously mentioned). If you have any memorabilia from years past she would like to display these items for all to see and reminisce. Please search your archives!
  • Daneka Hedges is organizing our Veterans Program and is in need of photos.
  • Carrie Ankrom, Joan Zoller and Kris Justice of the Mid-Ohio Valley Safety Council sponsored by the Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce presented Bob Kirkbride and Colleen Cook a check in the amount of $1,500.00 for the Safety Town helmet fund. 
Good News-Bad News:
  • Tina Adams announced that “Mr. Sexy” got the all clear at his 5 year check-up
  • Jill Altenburger announced that her boyfriend Dr. Derek Howe DDS is now employed with Frye Dental Group.
  • Kris Justice announced that Dr. Thomas Nichols, Professor of National Security Affairs at the Naval War College, will speak about his most recent book, "The Death of Expertise" at 7:00 p.m., Sunday, October 20th, at Marietta College in the Alma McDonough Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public. For more information visit their website at
  • Carrie Ankrom announced that the Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their Business After Hours event tonight at Greenleaf Landscapes 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM. For more information on future events visit their website at or visit their Facebook page.
  • Hunt Brawley announced that American pianist Daniel Hsu will be performing at the Peoples Bank Theatre Sunday, October 13 at 3:00 PM and the theatre will soon be celebrating their 5th season. For future events visit their website at
  • The 6th Annual Family Career Awareness Day will be held Thursday, October 17, 4:00 - 7:00 PM at the Washington County Jr. Fair Building. To check out future events visit their website at
  • Larry Clayman announced the annual Campus Martius Museum fundraiser which will be November 16th 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. The Campus Martius Experience presents “Celebrating the Pioneers”. The theme of the evening will reflect David McCullough’s latest book as three mini-plays shown throughout the evening will address a different theme related to “The Pioneers”. Tickets are $60.00 which include adult libations for every taste, mouth-watering hors d’oeuvres provided by local caterers, live music, and each ticket holder will be entered into a drawing to win 1 of 3 museum store gift certificates! Tickets can be purchased online at or call (740) 373-3750
  • Laura Miller announced on Suzy Zumwalde’s behalf that she was happy to announce last Thursday the Marietta girls’ soccer team beat Warren 3-1.
Sergeant at Arms- Eric Erb:
The showdown between Williamstown and Warren will be tomorrow night and Eric asked our local experts for their predicted winner. Carrie Ankrom – Williamstown but she is a little partial to #52
Hallie– Williamstown, Jimmy– Williamstown.
Bill White is doing an excellent job recruiting and inducting new members to our organization at a record pace. So quick in fact that he misspells their names according to last week’s newsletter, therefore a fine was collected.
Jill Altenburger was fined $5.00 as an advertising fee for Frye Dental Group due to her good news/bad news announcement.
Laura Miller was fined $1.00 because her previous complaint regarding the time wasted when she was stuck following behind a Stanley Steamer vehicle was found unjustified since the distance between her work place and the Lafayette was only .2 miles which is a 4 minute walk.
Ken Morrison and Jacky Miner were hanging out at the bar in the Adelphia when Ken noticed an elderly couple and stated, “That’s going to be us in 10 years” then Jacky responded “That’s a mirror Ken”.
Stephanie Thompson- NWTF
When the National Wild Turkey Federation was founded in 1973, there were about 1.3 million wild turkeys in North America. After decades of dedicated work, that number hit an historic high of almost 7 million turkeys.
Thanks to the tremendous efforts of their dedicated volunteers, professional staff and committed partners, they have facilitated the investment of $488 million in wildlife conservation and the preservation of North America’s hunting heritage which includes improving more than 17 million acres of wildlife habitat and introducing 100,000 people to the outdoors each year.
Stephanie demonstrated many different turkey calls using her natural voice which is a craft that takes many dedicated hours of practice and very few can master. She discovered her talent when she was 4 years old and throughout the years to come she competed in many turkey calling contest. She won multiple Junior State titles which ultimately led to the Grand National Turkey Calling Competition.  November of 1998 she was asked to perform her talents for the Jay Leno Show. In 2000 she had the privilege of calling in a turkey for the gentleman that holds the title of the youngest and oldest Governor of West Virginia, Cecil Underwood (this was his first turkey).
Being a part of the NWTF family has offered Stephanie multiple scholarship opportunities. She received the Local Middle Island Long Beard Scholarship, the WV State NWTF Scholarship and the NWTF National Scholarship and with those scholarships she pursued a career in nursing. Through her years of experiences with the outdoors and the NWTF, she gained many values that she is now able to pass onto her children, that will help ensure the mission of the NWTF started many years ago lives on. For more information on the NWTF, visit their website at
Split the Pot:
Bob Kirkbride won the weekly prize of $31 but missed out on the jackpot of $77. The Game Goes On!

Duty Roster

Oct. 17th
Oct. 24th
Oct. 31st
Nov. 7th
Vicky Wood Vicky Wood Danielle Bruni OPEN
Ticket Sales
Laura Miller OPEN Larry Clayman OPEN
Stephanie Thompson Bill Peoples Jennifer Sturgill OPEN
Can Collection
Dave Vandenberg Carrie Ankrom Matt Evans OPEN