It's Club Fundraising Time!

Posted by Bonnie Branciaroli on Aug 31, 2020
For the Mountain State Rotary E-Club, September is Club Fundraising time, along with Rotary International's Basic Education & Literacy Month. This year, the Tucker Community Foundation event, Run For It, has gone virtual making it easier to involve family, friends, colleagues and/or fellow Rotarians in your own neighborhood. We hope you'll participate!
It's Club Fundraising Time! Bonnie Branciaroli 2020-08-31 04:00:00Z 0
Staying Sane During the Covid-19 Crisis Bonnie Branciaroli 2020-04-27 04:00:00Z 9

March is Rotary Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Month

This meeting program encourages every Rotarian to use our concerns about coronavirus and relate them to Rotary’s March theme: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Month.
Washing hands and good hygiene practices have not been thrust into the American public square to this degree in memory.
Let’s use that in considering afresh what these issues and needs mean to the people in less developed nations and remember that not everyone else has it as good as we do, and they still need our help.
March is Rotary Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Month Ken Jaskot 2020-03-18 04:00:00Z 8

AI: It's Here Now... Part 2

This meeting is the second part of a look at Artificial Intelligence, a technological change that will sweep this new decade and change the world more swiftly and totally than any other industrial development to date. Rotarians need to form a frontline of understanding of what is happening with emerging technology to better serve our communities close and far.
AI: It's Here Now... Part 2 Ken Jaskot 2020-02-26 05:00:00Z 11

Black History Month

Our topic for this meeting is Black History Month. Each year, February is dedicated to increasing understanding and awareness of the rich history of Black Americans. Black History Month is an opportunity to learn about and pay tribute to the countless contributions by African-Americans to building and shaping our nation.
Black History Month  Lisa Gum, Club Secretary 2020-02-18 05:00:00Z 5

Revisiting Martin Luther King, Jr.

In January 2018, iPast President Diana Martinelli posted a program on Martin Luther King, Jr.'s world peace accomplishments and the interrelationship with Rotary International's world peace initiatives. In this era of American divisiveness, have societal issues changed in the past 50 years since his iconic "I have a Dream" speech in Washington, D.C on a hot summer day in August 1963?
Revisiting Martin Luther King, Jr. Bonnie Branciaroli 2020-01-21 05:00:00Z 5

December is Disease Prevention and Treatment  Month

Posted by Bonnie Branciaroli on Dec 10, 2019
December is Disease Prevention and Treatment month, which is one of The Rotary Foundation's Areas of Focus. Fellow E-Club member Dr. Leela Raju presents updated information on the Eye Foundation of America, established in Morgantown, WV in 1979 by her father, VK Raju.
December is Disease Prevention and Treatment Month Bonnie Branciaroli 2019-12-10 05:00:00Z 11
Community and Service Partner to Put Books in the Hands of Kids  Bonnie Branciaroli 2019-11-10 05:00:00Z 6

World Polio Day


Posted by Bonnie Branciaroli on Oct 22, 2019
This Thursday, October 24 is World Polio Day.
“How can we meet our Zone 33 Polio Plus giving challenge of $35 per member to help The Rotary Foundation eradicate polio forever?
World Polio Day  Bonnie Branciaroli 2019-10-22 04:00:00Z 5
October is Economic & Community Development Month Bonnie Branciaroli 2019-10-01 04:00:00Z 7
September is Basic Education & Literacy Month Bonnie Branciaroli 2019-09-15 04:00:00Z 4

August Was Rotary Membership Month

Posted by Bonnie Branciaroli on Aug 30, 2019
While membership attraction and engagement is everyone’s responsibility year-round, August had been designated as a month to celebrate Rotary’s greatest asset — our members. Thanks for all that you do, and all you will do in this Rotary year.
August Was Rotary Membership Month Bonnie Branciaroli 2019-08-30 04:00:00Z 10

The Four-Way Test and the Current Immigration Situation

Posted by Lisa Gum on Aug 11, 2019
Mountain State Rotary E-Club secretary Lisa Gum challenges us to look at the issue of immigration and the current crisis at the U.S. southern border. As we ponder our roles as Rotarians in relation to this situation, how can the Four-Way Test gude us in our thinking, and help us to frame our discussions and decisions.
The Four-Way Test and the Current Immigration Situation  Lisa Gum 2019-08-11 04:00:00Z 6

Let's End Polio Now


Posted by Bonnie Branciaroli on Jul 24, 2019
October 24 is Rotary World Polio Day, but July is considered ‘Polio Month’ on the Rotary International (RI) public image calendar. Now is the time to begin promoting your “End Polio Now” fundraiser set for October 2019.
July is also the time to ask yourself and your club, “So what do you want to do to help meet Rotary International Foundation challenges when it comes to Polio Plus giving?”
Let's End Polio Now  Bonnie Branciaroli 2019-07-24 04:00:00Z 6

Welcome To A New Rotary Year


Posted by Bonnie Branciaroli on Jul 08, 2019

July 1 marked the beginning of a new Rotary year. Our 2019-2020 year of Rotary begins with a new International president and Board of Directors, a new Presidential theme, and a new West Virginia District with our very first D7545 Governor and leadership team.

Welcome To A New Rotary Year  Bonnie Branciaroli 2019-07-08 04:00:00Z 13

Father's Day Reflections in the Age of Technology


Posted by Guest presenter, Llinda Arnold on Jun 17, 2019
Father's Day typically brings to mind the special men in our lives, but with today's genetic technology, the definition of father continues to expand. Today's program examines genetic modifications and the promises and questions already at play.
Father's Day Reflections in the Age of Technology  Guest presenter, Llinda Arnold 2019-06-17 04:00:00Z 7
Believing you can improve  Brett White 2019-06-02 04:00:00Z 5 Children,Commitment,District 7530,E-Rotary Club of District 7530,MSRE,Mountain State E-Rotary,Mountain State Rotary E-Club,leadership,self-growth

Graduation and Commencement: the end and the beginning


Posted by Diana Martnelli on May 13, 2019
People often use the words “graduation” and “commencement” interchangeably, and indeed they can be synonymous.  However,  “commencement” has a more important primary meaning: “the act of beginning.” In this speech by Oprah Winfrey, she imparts humor and wisdom to the Harvard Class of 2013. 
Graduation and Commencement: the end and the beginning  Diana Martnelli 2019-05-13 04:00:00Z 4

Early Childhood & Family Intervention: The Proof is in the Pudding 

Posted by Lisa Gum on Apr 21, 2019
Our Rotary club’s focus on education and child/family health allows us to become involved in support programs that help local children and families, while supporting Rotary International's work around the world as well. A first step could be to provide links to resources for families who may be experiencing challenges and don't know where to turn. Often, simply knowing there is support available can take an enormous weight off the shoulders of worried parents and families.
Early Childhood & Family Intervention: The Proof is in the Pudding Lisa Gum 2019-04-21 04:00:00Z 8
Rotary Leadership Institute: Foundation 101 Bonnie Branciaroli 2019-04-08 04:00:00Z 6 RLI,Rotary Leadership Institute,leadership,,polio

Are People Pushing Your Buttons?


Posted by Guest presenter, Llinda Arnold on Mar 25, 2019
When people get under our skin, it could be because we recognize an unpleasant truth in their remarks. Guest presenter Linda Arnold (of Linda Arnold Life 101) discusses how self-reflection and mindset can help us grow to thank people who "push our buttons."
Are People Pushing Your Buttons?  Guest presenter, Llinda Arnold 2019-03-25 04:00:00Z 8

Caring for Ourselves and Leading Others

Posted by Diana Martinelli on Mar 03, 2019
In order to truly care for others, we should start by caring for ourselves. WVU Health Sciences Vice President Clay Marsh, MD, returned to his native state of West Virginia to make a difference in the health of its residents. In this program, drawn from our 2017 archives, he distills what he's learned into simple tips for a healthier you.
Caring for Ourselves and Leading Others Diana Martinelli 2019-03-03 05:00:00Z 5
Acute Flaccid Myelitis – A Concerning Polio-like Illness Joseph Palumbo 2019-02-17 05:00:00Z 6 Mountain State E-Rotary,Mountain State E-Rotary Club,Mountain State Rotary E-Club
An Introduction to the Benefits of Yoga Lisa Gum 2019-02-05 05:00:00Z 5 Mountain State E-Rotary,Mountain State E-Rotary Club,Mountain State Rotary E-Club
Operation Paperback: 10 years of book-giving to active service personnel  Diana Martnelli 2019-01-16 05:00:00Z 13

A sports team's community commitment


Posted by Jackie Riggleman on Dec 31, 2018
Although sports teams are often heralded for their talent and for the excitement they offer fans, many athletes quietly give back to their communities in ways far more meaningful. The Pittsburgh Pirates--and their farm teams--offer ample evidence of such contributions, dating back to a challenge by legend Roberto Clemente, who perished on New Year's Eve 1972 while working to serve others. 
A sports team's community commitment  Jackie Riggleman 2018-12-31 05:00:00Z 10

The Shining Light of Rotary

Posted by Bonnie Branciaroli on Dec 15, 2018
In this magical time when giving is part of the Season, we offer this remarkable story about how one spark of an idea in one Rotary club grew to six weeks of illumination featuring 4 million twinkling lights to help “Feed the Hungry of the Coulee Region” for nearly 25 years. Enjoy!
The Shining Light of Rotary Bonnie Branciaroli 2018-12-15 05:00:00Z 8

Think "The Rotary Foundation" on #GivingTuesday

Posted by Bonnie Branciaroli on Nov 25, 2018
Entering its seventh year, #GivingTuesday-- celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving in the United States after the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday--is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.
Think "The Rotary Foundation" on #GivingTuesday Bonnie Branciaroli 2018-11-25 05:00:00Z 7 District 7530,E-Rotary Club of District 7530,MSRE,Mountain State E-Rotary,Mountain State E-Rotary Club,Mountain State Rotary E-Club,Rotary Foundation

Honoring our Veterans

Posted by Diana Martinelli on Nov 11, 2018
Today marks the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day. As early as WWI, Rotarians served their countries and took heart in Rotary's vision for peace.
Honoring our Veterans  Diana Martinelli 2018-11-11 05:00:00Z 6

Multiple Levels of Rotarian Fellowship


Posted by Bonnie Branciaroli on Oct 21, 2018
Rotary Fellowships offer another layer of Rotary engagement, friendship, potential travel and fun. There's something for everyone! In this program, Mountain State Rotary E-Club Public Image Chair Bonnie Branciaroli shares a recent Rotary fellowship experience and provides more information on how we might do the same.
Multiple Levels of Rotarian Fellowship  Bonnie Branciaroli 2018-10-21 04:00:00Z 5

We're THIS close: World Polio Day Approaches!

Posted by Diana Martinelli on Sep 23, 2018
This is a program from our 2016 archives that's been updated with a more recent and very compelling video to help inspire Rotarians everywhere of how far we've come in battling polio and the vigilant work that remains to eradicate it. We hope it helps to inspire you because "we're THIS close" to defeating the disease.
We're THIS close: World Polio Day Approaches! Diana Martinelli 2018-09-23 04:00:00Z 3 MSRE,Mountain State E-Rotary,Mountain State Rotary E-Club,Oct. 24,October 24,Rotary Foundation,World Polio Day
“Mighty Oaks from Tiny Acorns Grow”; “Rotary Stands for Tolerance”:The voice and legacy of Rotary founder Paul Harris  Diana Martinelli 2018-08-27 04:00:00Z 5

Planning for Success

Posted by Diana Martinelli on Aug 12, 2018
Photo credit: by Chadroc2 - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,
As we update our strategic plan for the coming Rotary year, it's a good time to step back and look at how our approaches to planning make a difference in Rotary, business, and society at large.
Planning for Success  Diana Martinelli 2018-08-12 04:00:00Z 3 leadership
E-Club Best Practices around the World Diana Martinelli 2018-07-30 04:00:00Z 4 ,District 7530,E-Rotary Club of District 7530,Imagination Library,Mountain State E-Rotary,Mountain State Rotary E-Club

Plant a Tree for Decades of Beauty and Benefits

Posted by Rick Phalunas on Jul 15, 2018
This updated program comes from our archives and was initially posted about a year ago.  As we plan for the upcoming year of service activities, consider where you might plant a tree in the coming year to bring benefits for decades to come, e.g. your own yard or a local park, school or community center....
Plant a Tree for Decades of Beauty and Benefits  Rick Phalunas 2018-07-15 04:00:00Z 4 ,Rotary International MSRE tree planting Mount State Rotary E-Club service project
Welcome to a New Year of Rotary!  Bonnie Branciaroli 2018-06-19 04:00:00Z 4
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards: Building confidence and values Diana Martinelli 2018-06-03 04:00:00Z 5 leadership
The Great Power of Role Models and Mentorship: Research findings and advice  Diana Martinelli 2018-05-20 04:00:00Z 4 leadership
It's that time again: Spring Has Sprung and Its Time for Action! Brian Moore & Diana Martinelli 2018-04-30 04:00:00Z 4 Mountain State Rotary E-Club,leadership,motivation,renewal,self-growth,spring
On Eagles' Wings: Uplifted by horses  Guest writer, Brittany Strother 2018-04-14 04:00:00Z 0
10% Better Adds Up!  Guest presenter, Llinda Arnold 2018-03-25 04:00:00Z 6 leadership
Because I Said I Would ... The Power of Promises  Diana Martinelli 2018-03-04 05:00:00Z 3
Cultivating Leaders  Jeffrey Tinnell 2018-02-18 05:00:00Z 2 leadership
Are Books Still Relevant? The Importance of Reading to Children Diana Martinelli 2018-01-29 05:00:00Z 5 ,Children,Imagination Library,Literacy,Mountain State E-Rotary Club,National Book Lovers Day,National Read Across America Day,National Reading Day,Reach Out and Read,Reading,World Read Aloud Day,national Read a Book Day
Remembering MLK's Peace Agenda Diana Martinelli 2018-01-15 05:00:00Z 6 ,MLK,Martin Luther King,Mountain State E-Rotary Club,Peace,Peace Ambassadors
The Importance of Goal Setting Brian Moore 2018-01-01 05:00:00Z 2 leadership
Rotarians preventing blindness around the world Diana Martinelli 2017-12-10 05:00:00Z 2 ,Eye Foundation of America,Morgantown Rotary,Mountain State E-Rotary Club
Gratitude & Our Foundation Diana Martinelli 2017-11-19 05:00:00Z 3 ,E-Rotary Club of District 7530,Mountain State E-Rotary Club,Rotary Foundation
The Hope and Dignity of Work Diana Martinelli 2017-10-29 04:00:00Z 6 ,E-Rotary Club of District 7530,Mountain State E-Rotary Club,Pace,Pace-tech,developmental disabilities
Why Stay in Rotary? Diana Martinelli 2017-10-01 04:00:00Z 3 ,E-Rotary Club of District 7530,Mountain State E-Rotary Club,Reasons to be a Rotarian,Rotary Benefits,Rotary Discussion Groups,Rotary Fellowship Groups,Why Rotary?
Backpack Programs, Food Insecurity & Rotary  PJ Margelis 2017-09-17 04:00:00Z 3 ,E-Rotary Club of District 7530,Mountain State E-Rotary Club,Scott's Run Settlement House,backpack programs,food insecurity
Chess and Community: A Winning Game! Sam DiStefano 2017-08-07 04:00:00Z 5
Rotary International Tree Planting Initiative--We can help! Rick Phalunas 2017-08-06 04:00:00Z 3 ,Rotary International MSRE tree planting Mount State Rotary E-Club service project
A New Rotary Year, New School Year: Find Your Inspiration! Diana Martinelli 2017-07-31 04:00:00Z 5
The Power of Yes and Perspective Jeffrey Tinnell 2017-07-17 04:00:00Z 2
Changing Lives Starts Here Diana Martinelli 2017-06-19 04:00:00Z 0
Caring for Ourselves; Leading Others Diana Martinelli 2017-04-24 04:00:00Z 0 leadership
Vernacular Documentation Project Samuel DiStefano 2017-04-10 04:00:00Z 0
Five Ways to Lead in an Era of Constant Change Brett White 2017-03-13 04:00:00Z 0 leadership
Questions about your eyes Leela Raju 2017-02-13 05:00:00Z 0
The Impact of Strong Leadership Jeffrey Tinnell 2017-01-30 05:00:00Z 0 leadership
The Biggest Annual Family Reunion in the World Diana Martinelli 2017-01-16 05:00:00Z 0
Success, failure and the drive to keep creating Brett White 2017-01-02 05:00:00Z 0 leadership
How to Speak Up for Yourself Brett White 2016-12-19 05:00:00Z 0
The Importance of Goal Setting Brian Moore 2016-12-05 05:00:00Z 0 leadership
The Importance of Goal Setting Brian Moore 2016-12-05 05:00:00Z 0
Believing You Can Improve Brett White 2016-11-28 05:00:00Z 0
World Polio Day Diana Martinelli 2016-10-24 04:00:00Z 0
Critical thinking and the political season Jeffrey Tinnell 2016-10-03 04:00:00Z 0
District Governor's Virtual Visit Rick Phalunas 2016-09-12 04:00:00Z 0
How We Can Make the World a Better Place By 2030 Brett White 2016-07-20 04:00:00Z 0
What does it mean to be a citizen of the world? Brett White 2016-06-20 04:00:00Z 0
The Importance of Service Brian Moore 2016-06-06 04:00:00Z 0
If You Don't Understand People, You Don't Understand Business Brett White 2016-05-17 04:00:00Z 0
The Power of Listening Brian Moore 2016-03-14 04:00:00Z 0
Perspective and the Power of Yes Jeffrey Tinnell 2016-03-07 05:00:00Z 0
MSRE is About Leadership Richard Phalunas 2016-02-29 05:00:00Z 0 leadership
Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish. Brett White 2016-02-23 05:00:00Z 0
Valentine's Day and Rotary: Care in Common Diana Martinelli 2016-02-15 05:00:00Z 0
Business in West Virginia Jeffrey Tinnell 2016-02-01 05:00:00Z 0

The Boys of 1905- History of Rotary International

Posted by Brett White on Jan 26, 2016
Tonight, I enjoyed attending our Morgantown Rotary Meetup. During this special evening of gathering, all 5 Morgantown clubs bring their members together to fellowship and talk Rotary.  While at the meeting, someone mentioned the Wheel that serves as our Rotary logo and it made me think about the true historical significance of our organization. Hope you enjoy this program!
The Boys of 1905- History of Rotary International Brett White 2016-01-26 05:00:00Z 0

A Virtual Visit by District Governor Mike Kirkpatrick

Posted by Richard Phalunas & DG Mike Kirkpatrick on Jan 13, 2016
Every Rotary Year, the District Governor makes it a top priority to visit (at least once) each of the 30+ Rotary Clubs in District 7530.  This year, our District Governor Mike Kirkpatrick has authored the weekly program below to present his vision and priorities for the 2015-16 Rotary year.  We believe this visit by our DG to be especially meaningful as not only the First MSRE Weekly program for 2016, but also the First Weekly program for our new Website!  Please enjoy the first-ever District Governor's virtual visit to our club.
A Virtual Visit by District Governor Mike Kirkpatrick Richard Phalunas & DG Mike Kirkpatrick 2016-01-13 05:00:00Z 0

Spring Has Sprung and Its Time for Action!

Posted on Oct 12, 2015
Other than National Soft Pretzel Month and, of course, April Fool’s Day, this time of year marks the beginning of spring and a re-awakening of sorts. We’ve made it past the dog days of winter and the world is full of possibilities for the coming spring and summer months.
Spring Has Sprung and Its Time for Action! 2015-10-13 00:00:00Z 0

Helping Others

Posted on Apr 26, 2015
I wanted to take time this week to share a film my company recently completed for Glenville State College and their Hidden Promise Scholarship program. The film was submitted to the White House as part of a peer mentoring initiative sponsored by the First Lady.  For me, the story told by students at GSC proved to be inspiring and reassuring that even with all the changes in the world, we still have much to be proud of in today’s young people and to the importance to taking time for others. I hope you enjoy the piece and please feel free to share with others.
Helping Others 2015-04-26 04:00:00Z 0 leadership

The Good News on Poverty (Yes, there's good news)

Posted on Apr 19, 2015
When we look around our country and world, it isn’t hard to find many stories about poverty and the negative stereotypes that come along with it. This TED talk really stood out to me because it focuses on the progress and positive things happening across the globe….and because the presenter is BONO!
The Good News on Poverty (Yes, there's good news) 2015-04-20 00:00:00Z 0
What Non-Profits Can Learn from Coca-Cola 2015-03-23 00:00:00Z 0
March is Literacy Month 2015-03-02 00:00:00Z 0
Extroverts and Introverts Alike Can Make Great Leaders! 2015-02-22 05:00:00Z 0 leadership
In Mentorship, Every Moment Matters 2015-02-14 05:00:00Z 0 leadership