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Marietta Morning Rotary Club Initiates New Members

August 6, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – The Marietta Morning Rotary Club ( has initiated four new members into their club, announced the club’s president Shannon Thompson.

Jackie Khorassani, Chris Bowmaster, Duncan Segrest, and Tiffany Harvey will begin their membership on August 1, 2018.

“We are excited to welcome these four new Rotarians into our club,” said Thompson, a member of the club for four years and this year’s president. “Their innovative ideas, passion for service, and commitment to the Club’s success will only help bolster our rising profile in the community.”

Khorassani is a professor of economics at Marietta College and has lived in Marietta for over 30 years. She also serves as the director of the college’s entrepreneurship program.

Bowmaster moved to Marietta last year and works at Marietta College as a professor of music. He instructs the pep band and youth wind ensemble, and also teaches music courses.

Segrest works in IT at the Bureau of the Fiscal Service and is married to fellow Morning Rotarian Mary Segrest. He has lived in the area for 14 years.

Harvey is the executive director of Friends of the Lower Muskingum River and also a substitute teacher. She graduated from West Virginia University in 2017 and grew up in Sandyville, WV.

The Marietta Morning Rotary Club accepts members year-round. The Club meets every Friday for meetings and does several service and social events throughout the year. Most notably, the Club manages the upkeep of Discovery Garden, the garden that helps welcome people to Marietta on the corner of Pike Street and 7th Street. The Club also hosts the International Dinner and Lobster Tails and Ales fundraising events, and provides scholarships to graduating high school seniors through the Mark Studenic Scholarship.

To become a member of the Marietta Morning Rotary Club, email the club at

About Marietta Morning Rotary Club: Globally, Rotary International has over 1.2 million members in over 35,000 clubs and has existed for over 110 years. The values for Rotary Club’s around the world are service, fellowship, diversity, integrity, and leadership. The Marietta Morning Rotary Club has served the local community for 26 years. The Club’s impact on Marietta is palpable: the “Discovery Garden” on the corner of 7th Street and Pike Street, the Dictionary Project that donates over 300 dictionaries annually to third grade classrooms in the Marietta City School District and the surrounding area, the International Dinner hosted each spring, and the Lobster Tails and Ales hosted in October and the Club’s main service projects and events. The group meets every Friday at 7 a.m. for a meeting and program, breakfast, Rotary fellowship, and to plan service-based projects.