Program Plan

Our Rotary Club is committed to building goodwill and better friendships. Not only do we contribute to Rotary Internationals mission of eradicating polio and providing clean water and sanitation to Ghana and other countries, but we focus or efforts on the needs at home too. Annually our club supports an area school by providing classroom supplies to area teachers. Over the last two years, the club adopted Burlington United Methodist Children’s home and provided pajamas, books, movies, and board games to the children there. For nearly a decade, the club has held their annual Dave Langford Food Drive by providing monetary donations to area food banks in March of every year.

Outside of these main annual events, the club supports other projects that promote and uplift youth in our community. We have proudly supported CauseACon each year as a sponsor. We continue to work to make our world a better place by giving ourselves.

Beckley Rotary Club Program Plan

2019-20 Program Year

JAN (Vocational Service Month)

  • 7 Music Therapy presentation by Marley Holliday
  • 14 Rotary Doing Good in Africa, Walter “Water” Hughes
  • 21 No meeting due to Martin Luther King holiday weekend
  • 28 TBD 

FEB (Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month)

  • 4  Club Assembly and charities account kickoff
  • 11 Valentines dinner
  • 18 No meeting due to President’s Day holiday weekend
  • 23 Rotary’s anniversary
  • 25 Chris Beam, President, Appalachian Power

MAR (Water and Sanitation Month)

  • 2 RLI  (Bridge Valley Community & Technical College)
  • 3 Water treatment presentation (or tour) by Jeremiah Johnson TBD
  • 10 Green Bank Observatory (TBD)
  • 17 St. Patrick’s Day program celebrating Irish heritage in WV
  • 24 Dave Langford Ford Drive check presentation
  • 27-28 President-elect Training (PETS), Flatwoods WV
  • 31 Austin Caperton DEP presentation (tentative)
  • Tom Sopher Piney Creek watershed presentation

APR (Maternal and Child Health Month)

  • 7 Dave Basham, Engagement Branch, Verification Division, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • 14
  • 19 On this day in 1868, Rotary founder Paul Harris was born in Racine, Wisconsin, USA
  • 21
  • 28

MAY (Youth Service Month)

  • 1-3 District Conference (Stonewall Resort)
  • 4 Women in Rotary Day
  • 5 Imagination Library Program by Marshall University’s June Harless Center (tentative)
  • 12 Conservation Legacy Youth Programs presentation by April
  • 19 Presentation on Scouting in Southern West Virginia
    • Boy Scouts of America by Buckskin Council Scout Executive
    • Girl Scouts USA by Black Diamond Council Scout Executive
    • Presentation of IFSR Cliff Dochterman Award
  • 26 No meeting due to Memorial Day holiday weekend

JUN (Rotary Fellowships Month)

Rotary International Convention this month on Oahu, Hawaii

  • 2 Presentation on Rotary Fellowships
  • 6 Arch Klumph Birthday
  • 6-10 Rotary International Convention, Honolulu HI
  • 16
  • 23
  • 30 Installation of 2020-21 officers

Color codes:

  • Black: Regular club meetings
  • Light blue: Social events
  • Red: Service projects
  • Purple: Exceptions to regular Tuesday club meetings
  • Green: Informational notes