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The Mountain State E-club was chartered in 2012. According to Rotary International, the purpose of a Rotary E-club is “to extend Rotary to business, professional and community leaders in any Rotary District who are unable to meet traditional attendance requirements.” Meetings are attended online, however, service projects are completed “boots to the floor”!
MAKE UP A MISSED MEETING!
Rotary E-Club of District 7530 extends to all Rotary clubs within and outside the District an opportunity to make up a missed meeting by simply visiting our website and attend a meeting online. It’s that easy. Just visit https://msre.org/page/how-to-do-a-makeup , follow the prompts, attend the meeting, fill out the make-up form and we’ll do the rest.
E-CLUB FOCUSES ON LITERACY, EDUCATION AND LEADERSHIP
March 10, 2019 – We began our children’s book drive as a way to complement our support of Imagination Library, a nonprofit organization started by Dolly Parton that provides a free book a month to young children under five years old in rural and impoverished areas. Since then we have also gathered and provided hundreds of new and gently used children’s books to the North Central West Virginia Community Action group for giveaway in Preston County. The club’s goal is 50 books delivered each month.
Recently we embarked on a new project, Operation Paperback . This nonprofit operates with an all-volunteer staff and its purpose is to provide free books for active military personnel and their families, offering entertainment, escape, education and professional development through others’ donations.
Through our participation with Operation Paperback, we were contacted to address a situation at a children’s library in New Jersey which serves children from Lakehurst Naval Air Station, Fort Dix, and McGuire Air Force Base. They lost all their classroom and library books when the school was closed for mold remediation. (This is an actual picture of the library!)
If you can send children’s books for any age (Pre-K through Junior High), please contact president, Diana Martinelli.
Aside from the New Jersey library, we are still accepting new or gently used children’s books for the Kingwood project and paperback books that offer entertainment, escape, education and professional development for Operation Paperback.
Contact president, Diana Martinelli at [email protected] if you are located in the Morgantown area, or ship the books to Diana Martinelli, 181 Donna Ave., Morgantown, WV 26505.
NEW MEMBER INDUCTED
October 30, 2018 – Club President Diana Martinelli welcomed new member Katie Spears. Also a student at WVU, Katie has been active in the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) program for many years. She was sponsored by Dennis Shreve.
CHILDREN’S BOOKS SERVICE PROJECT
September 1, 2018 – The e-club provides children’s books to the North Central WV Community Action Assistance program in Kingwood. Fifty books were delivered in July, with another 50 delivered in August. We are accepting new or gently used children’s books for the next month’s delivery. This is an ongoing project, with books delivered every month. Contact president, Diana Martinelli at msre.org/clubexecutives if you are interested in donating books.