58th annual pancake dinner 11:30 am to 7 pm, Feb. 25, at St. Sebastian's Social Hall

Belle Vernon Area Rotary Club

BVARotary and friends remove approximately 300 tires from the Youghiogheny river.The club worked alongside Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling, Youghiogheny Canoe Outfitters, Belle Vernon Area High  School Ecology Club and County Hauling on this project.


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President Sam Cover


Hello, welcome to our web page. Please explore the site and learn about the Belle Vernon Area Rotary Club and Rotary in general. Enjoy your tour and return often.

Smithton Pollinator & Wildlife Habitat

A major project of past-president Larry Golashewski was for the club to supply 6  benches for the new Smithton Pollinator & Wildlife Habitat. The habitat will aid the Great Migration of Monarch butterflies north from Mexico and their return to Mexico.

2019 scholarship recipients

Belle Vernon Area High School


Club president Larry Golashewski congratulates 2019 scholarship winners Jordan French (4-year program, $1,500.),left, and Autumn Bretzel (2-year program, $750).Jordan will be attending West Virginia University and Autumn will be attending /Westmoreland County Community College.

Frazier High School


Club president Larry Golashewski congratulates 2019 scholarship recipients Savannah Berklovich (2-year program, $750), left, and Abby Panepinto (4-year program, $1,500). Abby will be attending Gettysburg College and Savannah will be attending California University of Pennsylvania.


The Youghiogheny River: Voyage to Ruin & Revival

Susan Forbes, right, a contractor for MAX Environmental Technologies of Yukon, presents a display for the railcar to First Lady Sandy Cover.

What We Do



  The Belle Vernon Area Rotary Club has long associated with the Youghiogheny River Trail section of the Great American Passage.

  Our latest project is restoration of a 1903 railcar located at the trail office in West Newton.



Veterans have recognized our club for work we have done on their behalf.


Oldies dance

Our club with Monessen Rotary Club holds an Oldies Dance in Januar. Other fundraisers include a pancake festival and car show.

  All funds raised go to support club projects that benefit the communities we serve.



We offer four scholarships each year to students in the Belle Vernon Area and Frazier school districts.



The club holds several social events each year for the enjoyment of members, their families and friends.



Ellen Keefe of Westmoreland Cleanways recently addressed the club to explain how her organization could help on an upcoming club project.

Member Honors


Past Presidents Plaque

Past  president  Larry  Golashewski receives a  Past  President’s  Plaque  from  president Sam  Cover.  

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