bellDing! We’re now in session.

Welcome all – Visitors, fellow Rotarians and guests alike to the E-Club meeting for the week of February 1, 2016!

Remember the smiling pot. Donations to our E-Club help support our service projects.

We’d like to respectfully remind all visitors that if they would like to contribute the normal cost of a meal for your makeup, we would be grateful. These funds go directly to our many and varied service projects around the world. You can make a contribution in the Donation box on your left. Or you can write a check to:  Rotary E-Club of District 7530 and mail it to Treasurer MSRE, 115 Hoffman Avenue, Morgantown, WV 26505.

Four-Way Test

At the beginning of each meeting we remind ourselves of the The Four-Way Test.  Therefore, please remember to ask yourself always . . .

Of the things we think, say or do:

  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

A Reflective Moment

Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and reflection must finish him.

John Locke


A Light Moment

I enjoyed Brett’s efforts and thought I would continue:
1. Oscar the Grouch used to be orange. Jim Henson decided to make him green before the second season of Sesame Street. How did Oscar explain the color change? He said he went on vacation to the very damp Swamp Mushy Muddy and turned green overnight.
2. On Good Friday in 1930, the BBC reported, "There is no news." Instead, they played piano music.
3. The 3 Musketeers bar was originally split into three pieces with three different flavors: vanilla, chocolate and strawberry. When the other flavors became harder to come by during World War II, Mars decided to go all chocolate.
4. Fredric Baur invented the Pringles can. When he passed away in 2008, his ashes were buried in one.
5. In the 1980s, Pablo Escobar's Medellin Cartel was spending $2,500 a month on rubber bands just to hold all their cash.



This week’s Program:  

One of the best parts of my work is being able to travel, meet interesting people and learn about activities going on around me that I had no idea existed. Many of you have traveled I-79 Interstate over the years and have seen signs proclaiming the Hardwood Alliance Zone. For me, it was just a road sign until our company produced a promotional film for HAZ detailing what the organization represented. Not only was it informational, but it made me look closer at the impact the timber industry has had on West Virginia’s history and how important it is to the economy of the state. Taking time to gain a better perspective on various business sectors, which might not impact me directly, allows one to gain a better understanding as to what responsible business leadership can do for a region, but also how an industry can work to be better community partners and members. 
Thank you for participating in this week's meeting!