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Elkins Rotary ahead of budget

October 9, 2012
By Casey Houser - Staff Writer ( , The Inter-Mountain

Elkins Rotary Club members received some good news about the fiscal solvency of the organization at Monday's meeting.

Finance Committee Chairman Robbie Morris reported that the club looks good with its budget for the year.

"We are ahead of budget and doing well," Morris said.

He said the club is $417 in the black and it only has one outstanding commitment at this time - $1,000 for the Davis House.

In other news, Pat Schoonover, chairperson of the membership committee, spoke about each member's duty to increase membership in the club.

"You, as our members, are the ones who bring in new members," Schoonover said, addressing the group.

She said it is everyone's responsibility to help. To that end, she suggested talking to friends and speaking about Rotary outside of the meetings.

Amy Schumacher, member of the service projects committee, spoke about the recent food drive that took place at Tygarts Valley High School.

"I was glad to see them doing that," Schumacher commented.

She said the TVHS food drive donated goods directly to the Tyrand Parish in Mill Creek.

Bob Dunkerly, chairman of the Polio Plus committee, addressed the financial challenge of Rotary's worldwide mission to eradicate polio.

Polio Plus is committed to providing vaccinations in hopes of eliminating the disease. Its work currently is focused on several countries in the Middle East, he said.

"We still need about $900 million to finish the job," Dunkerly said.

A concert is being planned for November 2013 to help raise funds for the cause.

Rotary program chair Christy Tribble concluded the meeting.

She commented on the number of programs that have been involved with the local Rotary club.

"With everyone's help, programs have just kind of filled in," she said.

Jessica Wintz, from the WV E-mentoring program, is scheduled to speak at next week's Rotary meeting. The E-mentoring program assists high school students with helping them to understand their future college and career options.



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