Rotary Club of Fairmont

Fairmont Thursday Noon Colassesano’s Restaurant, 141 Middletown Circle, White Hall, WV 26554 (I-79, Exit 132, behind Middletown Mall)


RI Zone 33/34 Director Travels to West Virginia


Sean Jeffrey Sawyer, (L) and David Stovall (R).

March 14, 2019 – RI Zone 33/34 Director, David Stovall traveled from Georgia to attend the Rotary Club of Fairmont’s 100th Anniversary Luncheon this Thursday afternoon in Fairmont.

Stovall (second from right in above photo) was the guest speaker during the event and will be also speak at Mountaineer PETS on Friday. He began his talk with the local group of West Virginia Rotarians by complimenting the “Pepperoni Roll” that is so famous in the Fairmont area.

“You should consider creating an event around this Pepperoni Roll,” he said.

“Bring together multiple clubs within your area and create an event that will not only bring thousands of visitors, but expose these visitors to the good of Rotary.”

Stoval briefly touched on the consolidation of Districts 7530 and 7550, noting that a larger district will offer more opportunity for growth and partnering.

Sean Jeffrey Sawyer (second from left), a member and past president of the Fairmont Club, will serve as District Governor of the new District 7545 in 2020-2021.



Flag Day Celebration June 14 at Palatine Park

February 18, 2019 – Join The Rotary Club of Fairmont, WV in celebrating Flag Day, June 14, 2019 with a FREE, Family Friendly event at Palatine Park. In partnership with MCPARC, the event will feature live music performances, kids activities, food vendors, veterans groups, and patriotic activities. The community will also have an opportunity to learn more about The Rotary Club of Fairmont’s signature Flag Project which delivers flags to adorn our neighborhoods for four holidays each year.



Four New Paul Harris Society Fellows Recognized

Jeremy Radabaugh

Julie Sawyer

October 25, 2018 – Four new Paul Harris Fellows were recognized by Rotarians George and Judy Foster, who inducted the new Rotary Foundation award recipients. Four new Paul Harris Fellows were recognized, however, due to an unanticipated conflict one could not be present, so only three were presented their pins and certificates this week.

The recipients were Rotarians, Jeremy Radabaugh, Julie Sawyer and Julie Sole — and a non-Rotarian recipient, Jake Hutchinson.

The four Paul Harris Fellow recognitions were awarded by the Fosters to recognize each of the individuals for the manner in which their personal and business lives serve as public examples of the ideals of Rotary.


Jacob Hutchinson







Club Gains Five New Members since July 1

September 11, 2018 – The Rotary Club of Fairmont’s new “Friends and Family” membership option, specifically designed to allow membership to those who participate in service activities, but can’t make the weekly meeting, has given steam to recruiting many new members.  The club has added five new members since July 1, with another application under review, and several pending submissions.
The momentum from membership has nurtured other areas. The club’s Service, Fundraising and Philanthropic Endeavors Committee has added a target of taking on a new service project each quarter, in addition to the many projects the Club is already involved in.
The Membership Committee is pursuing the option of designating the fourth meeting of each month as an evening event, in which potential members and special guests could be invited. Members are finding that evening gatherings tend to be the most enjoyable, and occasionally, the most productive.
The club is also testing the use of Facebook Live. President Jeremy Radabaugh is planning to video meetings so members who cannot attend in person can still keep up with club events.  Videos of the meeting are posted to the Club’s Facebook page for viewing at any time.

100th Anniversary Celebration

February 6, 2018 – It is with great excitement that the Rotary Club of Fairmont announces it will be hosting the Club’s 100th Anniversary Celebration on April 7, 2018.
The event will be held in the luxurious Exhibition Hall of Fairmont’s picturesque-landscaped Robert H. Mollohan Research Center, beginning with hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar at 5:30 p.m.
A great lineup of activities is planned throughout the evening, including various dinner options, awards presentations, a keynote speech presented by a special guest and live big band music and dancing until 10:00 p.m.
With the Club absorbing over half of the event’s expenses involved, a ticket price has been made available for a mere $40.00 per person.  Invitations will soon be sent to all of the District’s Clubs and Leaders, and RSVP’s are requested on or before March 10, 2018.
Any questions or correspondence about the event in the meantime may be sent to the event’s planning committee chairperson, Sean Sawyer .
Hope to see you all there for what is planned to be a fantastic night of fellowship and entertainment!!


Rotary Club of Fairmont Dictionary Drive

Members of the Rotary Club of Fairmont prepare dictionaries for distribution.

Rotary Club of Fairmont recently conducted its annual dictionary project. Each year the club, with assistance from a District Simplified Grant from Rotary District 7530, purchases nearly 800 new dictionaries and distributes them to every third grader in Marion County. Dictionaries are also given to the Marion County Senior Literacy group.

These dictionaries contain a great deal of additional information – such as presidential biographies, maps around the world, tables of weights and measures and many other important facts for inquiring minds.

Kids love dictionaries!

This signature project of the Fairmont Rotary Club has been around so long now that every student in Marion County in the third grade or above now has a dictionary provided by Rotary.

Club members are very proud of the fact that many of the Rotarians are very involved in the planning, administration, administration and distribution of these dictionaries.