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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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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Tell us why and we'll help.