Category: Programs

District governor installs new Rotary officers, Cindy Farley as new President

by Sam Sentelle

Cindy Farley being pinned by previous 2017-18 President, Cyndee Adkins

District governor James Ferguson today installed new officers for Putnam Rotary for the coming year.

Incoming club president Cindy Farley announced plans for Rotary activities in the months ahead. Among these is a promotion for the annual golf tournament in September which returns this year to the Sleepy Hollow Country Club. Sleepy had been the traditional site for the tournament before 2008.



Jim Strawn on Riverbend, a new opportunity for children coming from foster care

by Sam Sentelle

Jim Strawn

“I’m a ‘yes’ man,” Jim Strawn told Putnam Rotarians during their luncheon meeting today. “I always try to find a way to say ‘yes’ before I say ‘no.'”



Dr. Eric J. Tarr says Numbers grow when membership is ‘beneficial’

by Sam Sentelle

Eric Tarr

He is a candidate to represent the state’s 4th senatorial district in November, but he is also an entrepreneurial genius. Eric J. Tarr has had a hand in the creation of 20 sites in ten business operations in West Virginia.



Jeremy Smith Free help for addiction treatment and prevention

by Sam Sentelle

Jeremy Smith

One morning in August 2016, a man arrived to gamble all day at a local casino. When his money was gone in the afternoon, he left a $25 chip to hold his place at a blackjack table. He robbed a bank then returned to gamble some more with a new stash.