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!


PRESIDING TODAY IS: Bonnie Branciaroli, President

bellDing! We’re now in session.

Welcome all – visitors, fellow Rotarians and guests alike to this E-Club program!

Remember the 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?

Reflective Moments

“The more that you read, The more things you will know. The more that you learn, The more places you will go .”
       – Dr. Seuss
“A child who reads will be an adult who thinks.”
       – Sasha Salmina
“If we can conquer space, we can conquer childhood hunger.”
       ― Buzz Aldrin

Leadership Quotes

“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.”
        – Frederick Douglass
“Frederick Douglass taught that literacy is the path from slavery to freedom. There are many kinds of slavery and many kinds of freedom, but reading is still the path.”
       – Carl Sagan
“People cited violation of the First Amendment when a New Jersey schoolteacher asserted that evolution and the Big Bang are not scientific and that Noah's ark carried dinosaurs. This case is not about the need to separate church and state; it's about the need to separate ignorant, scientifically illiterate people from the ranks of teachers.”
       – Neil deGrasse Tyson






Month of September Run For It – our club's Fundraiser. Proceeds to fight childhood hunger.
October 24World Polio Day






2020 Run For It Goes Virtual

Our “Running for Rotary” 8-member team did a great job last year at the September 2019 ‘Run For It’ event in Davis, West Virginia. Through the campaign period, we brought in over $800 in sponsorships and garnered $1,295 in Race Awards and entry fees. The total earned of $2,104.42 was given to Heart and Hand House in Philippi, Barbour County to help feed kids through an established Backpack program.
Each week, Heart and Hand House provides supplemental food to over 125 Barbour County school children to take home over the weekend or holiday break to help cover meal gaps when school is not in session. The organization provides food to 89 Philippi Middle School students every week and to 71 students at Junior Elementary School every other week. At an average cost of $3 per child per week, the cost of food for a six-week period is $2,250.
Our goal this year is to raise funds for a 12-week period:  $4,500! And we need you to help!

A Virtual Race Makes It Easy!

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we do not have to congregate in Davis, WV on a specific date. We can gather as family or friends, chose our own route (the backyard, the neighborhood street, a special park or even a treadmill). We set our own pace, choose either the 2K walk or the 5K run, and run or walk on our own schedule anywhere we want.
This is the perfect excuse to get outdoors, socially-distance and gather for a common cause!

Running for Rotary – Here's what #PeopleofAction do!

  1. Follow this link to our “Running For RotaryTeam page.
  2. If you want to participate and be part of the team, just click the link on the left-hand side of the page to Register. (It’s under the Run For It logo). Registration fee is $10, with half of the entry fee supporting our charity, Heart and Hand House. 
  3. Remember to choose our team:  Running for Rotary!
  4. While you’re at it, register your family, friends, fellow Rotarians who have agreed to walk or run as part of the team anytime during the month of September until midnight 9/30/2020. Team members do not have to walk or run together. You can “do your own thing,” no matter where you are.
  5. Racers unable to enter online may download an Entry Form and mail it (along with your $10 entry fee per person) to:
         TCF-Run For It, P.O. Box 491, Parsons, WV 26287 before September 15, 2020.
          Be sure to notate the team:  Running for Rotary
          Download entry form:
After the race, all that is required is putting your walk or run time into your online RaceRoster profile, or send it to the Team leader with a selfie of your walking or running group, and she’ll enter both for you. Your team leader is Club President, Bonnie Branciaroli:
Sub-team leaders receive a free Mountain State Rotary Club t-shirt for the event. Download walking/racing apps.
       6. Be pro-active and find sponsors to donate or donate yourself.
          The more funds we bring in, the more food supplies we can buy for kids who may be   involved with hybrid in-school classes.
          Donation options are on top of the Running for Rotary Team page.

Don’t want to Participate? Donate!  

If you do not want to participate in a 2K Walk or 5K Run, then help us reach our goal by donating. A dollar goes a long way in this community event sponsored by the Tucker Community Foundation. To Donate.

Together, We Get It Done

For more information on food insecurity or the role the Tucker Community Foundation plays in regional fundraising for local charities, see the following links.

Members, please leave a comment, so we know you've visited us! If you are a Rotarian using this program as your make-up
meeting and would like to contribute the cost of your normal Rotary meeting meal, we would be grateful. These funds go directly to our service projects. You can make a contribution through the Give/Donate link on the homepage. 
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