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THIRD ANNUAL MORRISONS COVE ROTARY CLUB & DRAGON PRIDE FOUNDATION GOLF OUTING FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2018
Save the date, Friday, June 8, 2018, for the third annual Golf Outing benefiting the Morrisons Cove Rotary Club and the Dragon Pride Foundation. Funds raised will be donated to support Morrisons Cove nonprofit groups in enhancing our community and its resident’s lives. Both organizations make the most of every donation they receive. Collectively they support numerous educational and athletic programs, and volunteer at numerous community events.
For more information contact Tom Kozminski 814-381-2909 or email email@example.com.
Autumn Glory Ride
Scenic Train Excursions Saturday, October 6, 2018
Tickets are now on sale for the Autumn Glory Ride Scenic Train Excursions, which will take place on Saturday, October 6. The Morrisons Cove Rotary Club sponsors the train ride and they expect tickets to sell out, as they have in prior years. Tickets may be purchased at the Roaring Spring True Value or by phone reservation at 800-332-1543 with ticket pick-up at either the Roaring Spring True Value or the Roaring Spring Water Store.
Now in their eighth year, the Autumn Glory Rides are a beloved family tradition for many local residents and visitors. Participants enjoy scenic views and immerse themselves in local history as their train winds through the Allegheny Mountains of Blair County. The Morrisons Cove Rotary Club uses the proceeds raised by the excursions to support many causes in the Morrisons Cove area, including numerous youth programs.
Excursion tickets are only $12 per rider and all seats are reserved. Children under three may sit on an adult’s lap at no additional charge. Riders may choose one of three excursion times: 10:00am, 12:30pm and 3:00pm. The train will depart from Roaring Spring’s historic train station, located across from the World-Famous Spring and travel towards Hollidaysburg. Riders will disembark at Monastery Road, where Abe Lincoln will provide a historical presentation of events during the time of the Battle of Gettysburg, including the Gettysburg Address. The length of the ride is about 1.5 hours including the return trip to the train station.
The excursions feature authentic train coaches owned and operated by the Everett Railroad Company of Duncansville. Light food and beverages will be available at the Train Station including ice cream to benefit the Roaring Spring Historical Society. For more information on the Autumn Glory Ride, email the Morrisons Cove Rotary Club at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Club members of all ages volunteer to maintain clean roadways and ‘keep America beautiful’ at locations in the Morrisons Cove area.
Scarlet Dragon Back Pack Program
Morrisons Cove Rotary Club members’ involvement in the Scarlet Dragon Pack Program is a collaboration with other community churches and organizations, as well as with other community-interested people. Several of the club’s members have an active role weekly or bi-weekly, while remaining Rotarians volunteer monthly to help stuff food bags and distribute food to Roaring Spring Elementary and Martinsburg Elementary Schools.
Rotary Recognition Days
2018 Rotary Recognition Day included a full page in the Altoona Mirror and posters of the full page distributed around the Cove featuring the Morrisons Cove Rotary Club and event sponsors, and special mentions of our sponsors and programs on our Club’s Facebook page. Rotary Recognition Day is an annual event and one of our major fundraising endeavors, which enables us to accomplish our goals. Rotary Recognition Day creates awareness and informs the public of our many charitable causes, while also recognizing those who support Rotary financially. From presenting dictionaries to third grade students to helping to eradicate polio through our Rotary International Polio program, the Morrisons Cove Rotary Club donates thousands of dollars and many hours of time annually to support dozens of important programs. We thank all of our sponsors and Club members for their support and hard work to make 2018 Rotary Recognition Day another success.
Past Presidents’ Dinner
On July 12, 2016 the Morrisons Cove Rotary Club celebrated its 90th anniversary of Rotary in the Cove as well as recognizing its past presidents with a dinner at The Bistro in Martinsburg. The event was attended by the newly installed District 7360 Governor, Richard Drukker, and the new Assistant District Governor, Pamela Wilt and their spouses.
Morrisons Cove Rotary President, Craig Carlson, brought the official part of the evening to order and after the Pledge of Allegiance, Four Way Test, and invocation began by welcoming guests and having Dan Hoover induct Betsy Baker into the Club as our first member in the 90th decade. District Governor Richard Drukker was the after dinner speaker and provided entertaining and illuminating information about the past and future of Rotary
Three members of the club received Paul Harris awards, two for the third time, Richard Reeve and Dan Hoover and one for the first time, Mrs. Marsha Biddle. The Paul Harris award, named for its founder, is awarded to individual Rotarians that have supported the Rotary Foundation with $1000. The foundation supports charitable efforts around the globe from fresh water to food and most notably, the eradication of Polio. As of the dinner, two countries remain with reported new polio cases, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Rotary is in the final stages of
its goal of total eradication of this disease.
As Rotarians arrived for the event they were greeted by a mint condition 1930 Ford truck on loan from Terry Long of Long’s Outpost. A large inflated Rotary Wheel was also located outside near the entrance
to The Bistro. Wine and beer donated by members were available for a short social period prior to dinner. Rotarians took the opportunity to meet the new District leadership and get reacquainted with the spouses of our local members. The Bistro provided a perfect setting and service for the occasion. Kent Martin of Altoona provided wonderful music background for the gathering.
MCRC participates annually in two community parades: the Roaring Spring Community Fireman’s Parade and the Martinsburg July 4th parade.