Club notes

Courtesy photo Taking part in the installation of officers for the Morrisons Cove Rotary Club are (from left): Christina L. Dively, vice president; Cheryl J. Gonsman, immediate past president; Thomas C. Kozminski, president; and John R. Biddle, secretary. Missing from the photo is Shanna L. Stern, treasurer.

Morrisons Cove Rotary installs officers

ROARING SPRING — The Morrisons Cove Rotary Club has installed Thomas C. Kozminski as its new president.

Kozminski will serve in this capacity through June 2019. He joined the club in 2014 and served as a leader for the annual Morrisons Cove Rotary Club Golf Outing in conjunction with the Dragon Pride Foundation.

Kozminski said he plans to place an emphasis on growing the club’s membership with young professionals. He would like to encourage them to bring their fresh ideas and insights.

Joining Kozminski as officers for the 2018-19 fiscal year are Christina L. Dively as vice president, John R. Biddle as secretary, Shanna L. Stern as as treasurer and Cheryl J. Gonsman as immediate past president.

The Morrisons Cove Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. every Tuesday at the Spring Cove School District Administration Building in Roaring Spring.

For more information on becoming a member of the Club, visit or email

Genealogical society to host speaker

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Blair County Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Roller Hojeth Memorial Library, 431 Scotch Valley Road.

Doug Bosley of Johnstown will present “No Other Town Enjoys More Advantages … Hollidaysburg and the Main Line Canal.”

Bosley is a supervisory park ranger for the National Park Service at Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site and Johnstown Flood National Memorial.

He has worked for the National Park Service since 2000. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown with a bachelor of arts degree in history and a minor in geography. He was born and raised in Johnstown.

This meeting is free and open to the public.

Horseshoe Seniors plan dinner-dance

The Horseshoe Seniors senior citizens group will hold a dinner-dance on Thursday at the Bavarian Hall, 112 S. 13th St., Altoona.

Dinner is at 5:30 p.m., followed by three hours of dancing to music by a DJ. Admission is $10 per person. Singles and couples are welcome.

This is a fun evening for seniors and new people to are encouraged to come and enjoy a time of friendship, fellowship and companionship with others.

This dinner-dance is normally held on the third Thursday of every month. Reservations need to be made by the Monday before each event.

For reservations and more information, call Don Beatty at 946-1074.

Historical society plans Altoona bus tour

“Altoona’s West Side”is the theme of the 2018 annual historical and architectural bus tour sponsored by the Blair County Historical Society. The tour will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 16.

It will feature more than 30 sites on Altoona’s west side from Fourth to 20th streets and 12th to 20th avenues.

This area includes Polish, Russian and Jew Hill districts, among others. Among the sites will be Victorian homes, past and present, churches, schools, synagogues, commercial structures and more.

Debarking from the bus for interior views of two churches is scheduled.

An eight-page, color photo guide of all the sites is included. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at www, or a check payable to BCHS can be mailed to BCHS, 3419 Oak Lane, Altoona, PA 16602.

Seats are limited to 30 and receipt of payment will be the reservation confirmation on a first-come basis. Refunds are not available. Deadline is Sept. 1.

The tour guide will be Dr. Michael G. Farrow.