this weeks edition:
Still time to get in your request…
Here is a quick reminder… Groups and organizations who wish to be considered to receive funds from the Braxton County Rotary Club’s Elimination Dinner in March only have till the end of the month to turn in their written request. The Club is committed to $10,000 in local scholarships. In addition we normally award grants totaling another $3,500 or so to worthy groups and organizations. Preference is given to organizations that benefit the most people on a county wide basis. I would encourage those requesting funds to be as specific as possible with how much they are requesting and the intended purpose. The competition is always tough so vague requests often are the first to be eliminated.
Send your requests to Braxton County Rotary Club P.O. Box 313, Gassaway, WV 26624 or drop them by our office, or give them to your favorite Rotarian.
State of the State address…
I’ll have to admit that I forgot about the Governor’s State of the State address on Wednesday until it was nearly over. I did tune into the final minutes. To get a prospective of what the Governor has in store for the legislative session, I had to depend on the WV Press Association who always shares such events as seen through the eyes of the State’s newspaper. I read several accounts and editorial opinions from various newspapers to get a clearer picture of what the Governor has in mind.
I must admit that I was looking forward to seeing the speech. I like the Governor’s delivery… sometimes more than his message. To be such an important and wealthy man, he has a true down-to-earth way that I find refreshing.
Most of what the Governor covered was anticipated. Like many who follow such happenings I too wonder where the money is going to come from.
It is refreshing to see our revenue estimates coming in over projection. I give the Governor and our elected officials some credit for that. However, I feel that the bulk of the increased revenue is a result of the major pipelines being constructed around the state. If I am correct, those increased revenue projections could be short lived since the construction will be mostly complete in West Virginia this year. After that… if the economy is still strong and growing, I will feel much better about it.