This weekend, representatives from Rotary clubs throughout District 7530, which covers much of northern West Virginia, will gather in Morgantown for its annual district conference.
The conference is held each year as a way for Rotarians to come together, network and share ideas in an effort to learn more about each other. The ultimate goal is to help Rotary grow in our communities and to help spread its messages and community spirit.
Although it is being held in Morgantown, the host club for this year's conference in our area's own Rotary Club of Weirton Heights.
As such, it has been the responsibility of the club to plan every aspect of the conference, from activities to guest speakers and everything in between.
We are sure it has been a lot of work, and we are certain it will all be appreciated by those attending the conference.
A special thanks should go out to Ed Powell and Dave Whalen, members of the Weirton Heights club who have been instrumental in making these plans. Powell currently is serving as the Rotary District governor, overseeing the activities of each club in District 7530. Whalen, meanwhile, is the chairman for the conference, and has been spearheading much of the planning.
We applaud them and the members of their club for their leadership and community involvement, and wish them and all other Rotarians the best as the conference approaches.