DAMASCUS - Matt Manley, formerly West Branch Middle School principal was the guest speaker when the Damascus Ruritan Club met in November. Dinner was served to 23 members and guest by the ladies of the Damascus United Methodist Church. Manley spoke about his new role with the West Branch School System as staff development coordinator. He will train the West Branch Local staff in areas such as instruction, technology, testing and teacher evaluation. Paul Givens was installed as a new member and placed on the Environmental Committee, chaired by Al Lutz.