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Morrisons Cove Rotary Club 2022 Four-Way Test Speech Contest Winners Announced


The Morrisons Cove Rotary Club has announced the winners of their 2022 Four-Way Test Speech Contest held on Tuesday, February 22 at Northern Bedford High School. Six contestants representing Northern Bedford High Schools participated.

The purpose of the annual Four-Way Test Speech Contest is to foster the principles of ethics in everyday life as well as in business and introduces high school students to Rotary. Each student is asked to write and present a speech in length of no less than five minutes and no more than seven minutes. They select the topic of their speech, but should incorporate Rotary’s Four-Way Test “Of the things we think, say or do: Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build goodwill and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned?”

Matthew Hall, a 12th grade student at Northern Bedford High School, was awarded first place and a check in the amount of $500. Nathanael Helsel, a 12th grade student at Northern Bedford High School, was awarded first runner up and a check in the amount of $300. Hunter Kagarise, an 11th grade student at Northern Bedford High School, was awarded second runner up and a check in the amount of $200.

Also, competing this year were Savanna Hershberger, Landon Fleck, and Jaida Pensyl all students at Northern Bedford High School.

Dan Hoover, Chuck Gojmerac, Tracy Plessinger, and Shana Stern, members of the Morrisons Cove Rotary Club, congratulated all the contestants for presentations. “We are proud of all of the students who participated in the Four-Way Speech Contest,” commented Hoover. “The substance and presentation of the speeches were impressive.” All the students were encouraged to continue with their public speaking, sharing that it will serve them well in whatever career path they choose.

2022 MCRotary 4 Way Speech Contest Winners with Judges

Photo Caption for Photo with Judges: (From Left) 2022 Morrisons Cove Rotary Club Four Way Speech Contest participants and Club Members: Chuck Gojmerac, Tracy Plessinger, Nathanael Helsel – First Runner Up, Matthew Hall – First Place, Hunter Kagarise – Second Runner Up, Dan Hoover, and Shana Stern.

2022 MCRotary 4 Way Speech Participants

Photo Caption for Photo with all contestants: (From Left) 2022 Morrisons Cove Rotary Club Four Way Speech Contest participants: Jaida Pensyl, Nathanael Helsel – First Runner Up, Matthew Hall – First Place, Hunter Kagarise – Second Runner Up, Landon Fleck, and Savanna Hershberger.


Morrisons Cove Rotary Club Installs Officers


Roaring Spring, PA: Morrisons Cove Rotary Club installed Betsy A. Baker, Superintendent of Schools for Spring Cove School District, as their new Club President on June 29, 2021. Baker will serve in this capacity through June 2022. She joined the Club in 2016 and has been highly active with all of the Club’s activities and programs.

“The Morrisons Cove Rotary Club has a long history of serving the Morrisons Cove community, supporting community projects, and assisting with the development of our youth. Even through the pandemic, the Club has found creative ways to continue to meet and to serve,” shared Baker. “I am hoping to begin returning the Club to “normal” operations as the impact of the pandemic declines and to expand our membership to further serve our community.”

Joining Baker as Morrisons Cove Rotary Club officers for the 2021-2022 fiscal year are Seth Davis as Vice President, John R. Biddle as Secretary, Shanna L. Stern as Treasurer, and Charles W. Gojmerax as Immediate Past President.

The Morrisons Cove Rotary Club meets on Tuesday, 7:15 am. For more information on the Club or becoming a member of the Club, visit their website at or email at [email protected]

2019 Kladder Station Reenactment

Photo Caption: (From left) Morrisons Cove Rotary Club 2021-2022 Officers; John R. Biddle, Secretary; Betsy Baker, President; Seth Davis, Vice President; Shana L. Stern, Treasurer; Dan Hoover, Club Member.




Morrisons Cove Rotary Club Fourth Annual Golf Outing

The Fourth Annual Morrisons Cove Rotary Club and Dragon Pride Foundation Golf Outing, sponsored by Burger King of Roaring Spring, was held on Friday, June 14th at Iron Masters Country Club Fourth Annual Golf Outing a great success. This winning partnership raised a total profit of $9,722.13 this year thanks to a long list of sponsors, twice the number of golfers compared to last year, and many volunteers.
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Rotary Recognition Days

2022 Rotary Recognition Day is an annual Morrisons Cove Rotary Club 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 our sponsors and Club members for their support and hard work to make 2022 Rotary Recognition Day another success.

Up-and-Coming Events

2022 Summer Glory Ride Scenic Train Excursions
Saturday, June 4, 2022

2 Excursions: 10 am and 12 pm

Enjoy the Rural Scenery of the “Morrisons Cove”

The Morrisons Cove Rotary Club is sponsoring the excursion departing from the Roaring Spring Historic Train Station and traveling through the rural Morrisons Cove to Martinsburg and returning to Roaring Spring. Enjoy the early summer scenery in the “Cove” and famous “Spring” next to the Train Station. The train ride lasts about one hour.

The Glory Rides are a beloved family tradition for many 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 $15 per rider with open seating. Children under three may sit on an adult’s lap at no additional charge.

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 Glory Ride, email the Morrisons Cove Rotary Club at [email protected] And follow the Club’s Facebook page at for updates and alerts on the Glory Rides.

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Morrisons Cove Rotary Club Fifth Annual Golf Outing

You’re Invited to participate in the Fifth Annual Morrisons Cove Rotary Club and Dragon Pride Foundation Golf Outing on Friday, June 24, 2022, at Iron Masters Country Club. This is a great event and golfers have a lot of fun!

Funds raised will support Morrisons Cove non-profit groups in enhancing our community and its resident’s lives. Both organizations make the most of ever donation they receive. Collectively they support numerous educational and athletic programs, and volunteer at numerous community events.

Registration begins at 11 am, lunch at 12 pm, and shotgun start at 1:15 pm. Appetizers and announcements of prizes will follow golf including 1st Place, 2nd Place, and 3rd Place Team Prizes.

Several sponsorship opportunities are available. Special thanks to Burger King of Roaring Spring for stepping up as Outing Sponsor!

For more information, click on the brochure, contact Lorie Thompson at 814-224-3060, email [email protected], or contact Rodney Green at 814-515-8623, email [email protected]

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Morrisons Cove Rotary Club’s “Light Up the Cove” a Success


On Friday, May 8, 2020, at 8:20 p.m., residents, businesses, and local fire companies and police departments “lit up the Cove” by turning their lights and sirens on and cheering and clapping amongst their neighbors with streets, parking lots, and front porches lined with residents of the Cove, all to show support and unity during these challenging times.

Even the scoreboard at Central High School was lit with “20:20” displayed to show unity.

“What a fantastic night and great ideas, especially the scoreboard!” said Rusty Hoover, a member of the Club. “A big thank you to all those involved in organizing this event!”

The event came together quickly with the help of Morrisons Cove Rotary Club and local municipalities sharing the word as well as the fire and police departments getting involved.

“Thanks so much to all who helped and to John for organizing Martinsburg and Williamsburg so well and keeping us informed,” shared Chrissy Dively, Morrisons Cove Rotary Club President. “Thanks to Headline Marketing & Communications for all of the public relations work, including the creation of flyers and Facebook posts, and to the staff for notifying all the municipalities. Great job everyone!”

Although the weather was wet, it didn’t dampen the pride and unity that lives in Morrisons Cove.

“The weather certainly didn’t cooperate, but the results were not dampened or frozen!” said Dan Hoover, a member of the Club. “Great job by all involved!”

For more information on future events of the Morrisons Cove Rotary Club, be sure to visit and Like the Club’s Facebook page and stay tuned to their website for continuing updates.



2019 Kladder Station Reenactment

2019 Kladder Station Reenactment


Roaring Spring, PA: 5 Ribbon Cut
A ribbon cutting for the new Central High School Gymnasium was held on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 7:15 p.m. prior to the Central High School Boys’ Varsity basketball game against Tyrone Area High School. The event celebrated the combined efforts of Central High School and their community in the completion of their gymnasium renovation project. Click here to read more.

Rotary Club Mail Bag

Morrisons Cove Rotary Club makes several donations and volunteers many hours of time annually to support dozens of important programs throughout The Cove. Thank you to all who shared their appreciation to our “Rotary Mail Bag”.
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Morrisons Cove Rotary Club - Clean Up Days

Clean-Up Days

Club members of all ages volunteer to maintain clean roadways and ‘keep America beautiful’ at locations in the Morrisons Cove area.

Morrisons Cove Rotary Club - Scarlet Dragon Back Pack Program

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.

Morrisons Cove Rotary Club - Past Presidents' Dinner

Past Presidents’ Dinner

The Morrisons Cove Rotary Club annually holds its Past Presidents’ Dinner to celebrate and recognize past presidents of the club. The dinner is a time to reflect on the past, present and future of Rotary and to highlight some accomplishments along the way. Each year The Paul Harris Award, named for its founder, is awarded to individual Rotarians that have supported the Rotary Foundation with $1,000. The Foundation supports charitable efforts around the globe, from fresh water to food, and most notably the eradication of Polio. The Past Presidents’ Dinner is a great way for Rotarians to meet new leadership, reflect on what has been accomplished in the past, look forward to new goals and to show great appreciation to all of the presidents that have came before and the impact they have created on the Club.

Morrisons Cove Rotary Club - Civic Parades

Civic Parades

MCRC participates annually in two community parades: the Roaring Spring Community Fireman’s Parade and the Martinsburg July 4th parade.