During the New Martinsville Records & Regatta Challenge annual organizational meeting, elections were held for the 2016 Board of Directors. Steve Bohrer, Jane Ann Gamble, Jerry Palisco, Steve Palisco, Sam Winer and Sherron Winer, all past directors, were re-elected along with three new Board members: Jae C. Lehew, Brian Rogers and Donna Smittle. Jae C is the manager of S & S Jewelry, Brian is a co-owner of The Supply Closet and Donna is a Professor Emeritus with WVNCC and a board member at Doolin Security Savings Bank. All three members are active in the Wetzel County Chamber of Commerce.
“We welcome all three new directors; new faces and fresh ideas are critical to the improvement and longevity of the festival,” commented Steve Bohrer, Chairman of the Board. “We are an all-volunteer community group so a diverse Board will provide an opportunity to develop larger committees and of course we welcome more volunteers,” added Jerry Pallisco (Vice President).
The organization is dedicated to including more community activities in 2016 and is currently asking for suggestions through a “new name contest.” For details go to www.newmartinsvillerecordschallenge.org or go to the event’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/adayattheracesinnewmartinsville, Community help is always appreciated so if you would like to volunteer, send us a message on our Facebook page, we would love to have you join us.