Rotary Club of Elkins


Rotary Club of Elkins Summer Round-Up

Pictured left to right: Past president, Mike Ellis, new Board of Directors members: Molly Propst, Scotty Marshall, Scott Harris and Mike Bell. New officers included Joann Fussell, Sergeant-at-Arms, Karen Jacobson, Program Chair, Merllene Yorkey, Executive Secretary and Treasurer, and Vice President, Brad Walters.

The new Rotary International year began July 1 and the Rotary Club of Elkins was ready for a new year of community service with the installation of new officers and Board members to serve during the 2017-2018 year.

Installation of  Officers and BOD
The Installation took place Monday evening, June 26 at the Randolph County Arts Center in Elkins. Past president, Mike Ellis handed the gavel to incoming President, Carl Nichols, who introduced the new Board of Directors members: Molly Propst, Scotty Marshall, Scott Harris and Mike Bell. New officers included Joann Fussell, Sergeant-at-Arms, Karen Jacobson, Program Chair, Merllene Yorkey, Executive Secretary and Treasurer, and Vice President, Brad Walters.

Continuing Board Directors included: Matt Davis, Patricia Schoonover, Jeffrey Welshonce, Sid Gillispie and Jon Steen.


Chicken BBQs

Constantine “Jack” Pappas, a long-time Rotarian, helps barbeque the chicken during the Randolph County Humane Society “Woofstock” event.

Community service initiatives kicked off in mid-July with the Randolph County Humane Society’s “Woofstock”, an annual fundraising event that brings needed funds to the county’s animal shelters.

The Rotary Club of Elkins offered their popular Chicken BBQ, with all proceeds going toward the Randolph County Humane Society (RCHS). A check for nearly $1500.00 was handed to Lisa Preusch, RCHS Board Director at the following Monday Rotary meeting.

During the Augusta Heritage Festival in mid-August, another two hundred chickens flew off the Rotary BBQ pit!

This event was a club fundraiser with proceeds to be used throughout the 2017-2018 Rotary year for various community projects.


Blood & Health Screening

Elkins Rotarians Merllene Yorkey and Hoy Ferguson help with the August Bi-Annual Blood & Health Screening.

Also, in mid-August nearly 75 local residents took advantage of discounted prices during the recent Rotary Club of Elkins Blood & Health Screenings. This bi-annual event, held at the First United Methodist Church in Elkins, in partnership with Davis Medical Center, is one of the Rotary Club of Elkins’ community service projects. The next Blood & Health Screening is scheduled for February 2018.

Youth Health Services and Advanced Hearing Solutions, both of Elkins, offered health tips and hearing tests at the event.

A drawing for an Amazon Echo Dot was also held, with Chad Harmon holding the winning ticket.


Family Rotary Picnic

Rotarian, Scott Harris, helps his daughter get a drink at the Rotary Club of Elkins family picnic.

Elkins Rotarians said goodbye to the summer season with an evening of fellowship during the annual summer Family Picnic. Catered by The Vintage of Elkins, the downhome picnic buffet was enjoyed by attending Rotarians, family and friends.

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