Shepherdstown Rotary Forming Satellite Club
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The Rotary Club of Shepherdstown is forming a new satellite evening club. A kick-off/informational meeting will be held at Domestic Restaurant, 117 E. German Street in Shepherdstown on Wednesday, May 15 at 6:00 pm.
The Shepherdstown Rotary Satellite Club is a group of service-oriented, like-minded friends, professionals, and community leaders that are problem solvers and action takers who unite around opportunities to make positive impacts to Shepherdstown, surrounding communities, and the world. The new club is perfect for people who want to be involved with Rotary but cannot make the traditional weekly morning or lunchtime meetings.
A satellite club operates like a traditional club except that it meets bi-weekly and has much lower dues. "The meetings are more project-oriented versus having the traditional "knife and fork meal" with a speaker and program. The club will offer lots of time for socializing and networking, but its main goal will always be community service in a much more relaxed atmosphere than the traditional club", states David Gross, Membership Chair.
Many people are not aware of Rotary International. It's based in Evanston, IL, and has more than 1.2 million members in over 35,000 clubs around the world. Its motto is "service above self," and its members have the shared responsibility of addressing the world's and local communities' most persistent problems. Rotary's areas of focus are Peace and conflict prevention/resolution, Disease prevention and treatment, Water and sanitation, Maternal and child health, Basic education and literacy, Economic and community development.
The Rotary Club of Shepherdstown was formed 32 years ago. Since then, it has made significant contributions to the global and local community. Here is a sampling of its accomplishments over the last year:
- Sent a medical mission and $125k in medical supplies to Iquitos, Peru for cleft palate surgery
- Distributed 40,000 lbs of produce to area food banks, over 400,000 lbs in 12 years
- Received WV Governor's Service Award for community awareness campaigns and anti-human trafficking training for 92 women's shelter counselors around the state
- Raised $10,000 for youth scholarships and leadership development programs
- Ensured that every 3rd grader in Jefferson County received a dictionary
- Planted 20 trees to beautify Elmwood Cemetery
Michele Maiden, Club President, said "It's an exciting time to be a Rotarian and launching a new Shepherdstown Rotary Satellite Club. Through it, we will grow our usefulness and influence as a club and extend the spirit of Rotary throughout the community. We hope to see you at the kick-off meeting."
For more information contact David Gross, Membership Chair, 304-267-9797, firstname.lastname@example.org or Michele Maiden, President, 304-279-2491, michele.maiden@
insuranceoutfitters.com. Website: www.shepherdstownrotary.org.