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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’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

Morrisons Cove Rotary Club Fifth Annual Golf Outing

The 2020 Fifth Annual Morrisons Cove Rotary Club and Dragon Pride Foundation Golf Outing has been postponed. Please check back or follow our Facebook page for continuing updates.


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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2020 Rotary Recognition Days

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Deadline for sponsorship registrations is October 24, 2020.
Rotary Recognition Day Sponsorship 

Rotary Recognition Days

2019 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 2019 Rotary Recognition Day another success.

Up-and-Coming Events

Morrisons Cove Rotary Club - Autumn Glory Ride

2020 Autumn Glory Ride
Scenic Train Excursions Date To Be Announced

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Information for the 2020 Autumn Glory Ride Scenic Train Excursions will be announced soon. The Morrisons Cove Rotary Club sponsors the train ride every fall.

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. The train departs from Roaring Spring’s historic train station, located across from the World-Famous Spring and travel towards Hollidaysburg. Riders disembark at the present day Kladder Station along Monastery Road for a special presentation and then return to the Roaring Spring train station. 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 [email protected] And follow the Club’s Facebook page at for updates and alerts on the Autumn Glory Rides.

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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.