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Vandalia Rotary Member Ruth Lemon Receives Reward 


Ruth Lemmon, President of the West Virginia Auto and Truck Dealers Association, was awarded the Adjutant General's Coin on Nov. 7.

The award came in recognition for her support of the West Virginia National Guard's Gold Star and Yellow Ribbon charity events.

Presenting the coin was James A. Hoyer, Major General of the West Virginia Army National Guard.

 "It's a tremendous honor," Lemmon said. "Our military give up so much, their families, their jobs, everything – to be in the military.

"My first involvement came with a program that provided stuffed bears that came with a recording (inside) for the deployed, or for the children of the one deployed. It's very nice."

Being involved with the Gold Star and Yellow Ribbon events is very gratifying, Lemmon said.

"Our dealers have been great," she said. "I'm just a facilitator. They write the checks." 

Vandalia Rotary meets with the New Rotary International President
Todd Wright, Terry Mathias, Rebecca Tinder, Pam Stallings, Jim Pitrolo, Kris Murthy, and Nancy Tonkin (not pictured) meet in Huntington with the new Rotary International President, Ron Burton.
July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013 Rotary Year Accomplishments
a.  Awesome Weekly Programs
b. Time with new and old friends at meetings, events and social gatherings
c.  Added 10 New Members:  Jeremy Burke, Barbara Allen, Vicki Pleasant,  Adrienne Worthy, Bernie Deem, Jamie Tridico, Melissa Price, Kristi Wheeler Bailey, Stephanie Coleman and  Brenda Dane
d. Received the Presidential Challenge Awarde.  FINCA (muli-year project)
f.    Polio Plus Donation (mulit-year project)
g. Rotary Foundation Donation (mulit-year project)
h. Guinea Worm Eradication Donation (Water Jug Project)
i.     HVAC for Rae of Hope (matching Grant)
j.     YMCA Spirit of the Valley Donation of $1500
k.  Rotary Scholarship Presentation of $1000
l.     Book drive for the library in Kenya
m.                  Ringing bells for the Salvation Army for the holidays
n. Sponsoring of individuals for the holidays from the Covenant House
o.  Hat/Glove drive for the Roarke Sullivan home
p. Assistance serving at the holiday dinner sponsored by the Roarke Sullivan home
q. Local grants awarded at the 2nd Annual BBQ Bonanza:  Casplayers for a Cause, Childhood Language Center,  Girl Scouts, OH-WV Youth Leadership, Literacy Volunteers of Kanawha County, Manna Meal, WV We the People, YWCA of Charleston and Rev. Watts
r.    Fundraising through the 2nd Annual BBQ Bonanza netting approximately $9000 to be used for service projects in the 2013-2014 Rotary Year

Congratulations Charleston Vandalia Rotary Club for a wonderful year of service above self!!