Founded in 1933

  The rail car restoration project is advancing with a public unveiling tentatively planned in conjunction with the Youghiogheny River Trail Chapter's annual Trail Appreciation Day in June.

​  All the major renovation is done and work is now being undertaken on what the Trail Resource Center will contain. This will include a presentation of the Belle Vernon Area Rotary Club's long association with the trail and the many projects we have undertaken to enhance the trail.

​  A special page will soon be added to this website to showcase this work as it advances. Stay tuned!

Club News

2017 Paul Harris

Fellowships awarded


Club's Christmas

dinner draws a crowd

Rotary All-Stars

Club member Sam and Sandy Cover received the All-Star Award from Rotary at the District 7330 convention in June at the Lakeview Resort, Morgantown. The award  was given for their generously  giving of their time and effort on the military banner program in North Belle Vernon,  restoration of the rail car at West Newton Station of the Great Allegheny Passage, being benefactors to the Rotary Foundation and sustaining members. The banner and rail car projects were both undertaken by our club. 

Belle Vernon Area school board approved a board of nine volunteers that will oversee a new BVA Charitable Fund under the umbrella of the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County, The Herald-Standard reports. Club secretary-treasurer Dr. J is

on the panel.

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The Belle Vernon Area Rotary Club on 6.29.17 awarded Paul Harris Fellowships to Frank Jaworowski and posthumously to Rick Matson (see obituary at right). Shown at the presentation ceremony held at the Summit Resort are, from left. Rob Biddle and Brian Pirilla, who presented Matson's fellowship; Winnie Matson, who accepted her late husband's award; Jaworowski; and Sam Cover, who presented Jaworowski's fellowship.

Dr. J represents club oo BVA school panel

Belle Vernon Area Rotary Club President Theresa welcomes welcomes veterans and guests to the Warriors Rock concert hosted by the club  11.25.17 at Belle Vernon Area High School. Gary Racan and the Studio-E Band gave a rousing preformance for a very enthusiastic audience. Veterans honored during the evening were club members Sam Cover Dan Mochnaly, Pat McCulloch and Phil Morrow; and Jim Falbo, John Cernuska, Nancy Komlos, Nick Zocco, Arthur Trilli, and Pete Pierotti.

Rail car project advances.