Weekly Meetings

We meet at the Carol & Dave’s Roadhouse on Tuesday’s at 12 noon.


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December 18: Paul Sirofchuck Contemporary Woodworking

I design and craft contemporary hardwood furniture in my studio in Ligonier, PA. As a registered, practicing architect, I understands the design process and unite this with my knowledge of wood’s properties to create intriguing, graceful, durable and functional “works of art” in wood.

I accept commissions for work based on my own designs. On commissioned work, I collaborate with clients to create a piece that will complement the quality of the space for which it is intended and to articulate the function of the piece.

Paying close attention to the beautiful grain patterns, figuring and warmth of wood, I primarily choose hardwoods grown in Pennsylvania, especially cherry, figured maple and walnut. I also incorporate accents in exotic woods, such as purple heart and ebony, as needed.

Traditional joinery techniques, such as dovetailed drawers, mortise-and-tenoned joints, and tongue-and-grooved panels, not only ensure the strength and durability of the piece, but also add a decorative accent when exposed in the finished work. My furniture is finished in hand-rubbed oil, unless a lacquer is required in a certain situation.


September  4: The Reverend Bob Cummings from Covenant Presbyterian Church will speak to us on “The Apple Tree Project”. You may be surprised to find the problems surrounding youngsters here in the prosperous Lligonier Valley.


September  11:

Rotary’s guest speaker for September 11th 2012 will be world renowned medical examiner Dr. Cyril Wecht.  This even will be held at Ligonier Camp and Conference Center.  Dr. Wecht’s visit was sponsored by Jo Vernon owner of Westmoreland Financial Services.  If you wish to attend please contact Michael J Vernon (724) 331-6858 or mike@ligoniervalleyrealestate.com

Dr. Cyril H. Wecht

Cyril H. Wecht received his M.D. degree from the University of Pittsburgh, and his J.D. Degree from the University of Maryland.  He is certified by the American Board of Pathology, the American Board of Disaster Medicine and the American Board of Legal Medicine.

Dr. Wecht is actively involved as a medical-legal and forensic science consultant, author, and lecturer, and was the elected Coroner of Allegheny County for 20 years.  He has performed approximately 17,000 autopsies, and reviewed or been consulted on approximately 36,000 additional post-mortem examinations, including case in several foreign countries.

Dr. Wecht holds several professorial faculty positions at the University of Pittsburgh, Duquesne and Carlow Universities.  He is the author or co-author of 540 professional publications, and editor or co-editor of 44 books.

Dr. Wecht has appeared as a frequent guest on numerous national TV and radio shows, discussing famous cases, many of which are discussed in his books, Cause of Death, Grave Secrets, Who Killed JonBenet Ramsey?, Mortal Evidence, Tales from the Morgue, A Question of Murder and From Crime Scene to Courtroom.


September  18: Our own Holly Mowry will speak to us on the Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce…..its problems, its opportunities, and its promise for the Valley.


September  25: Shirley Iscrupe, the “Pennsylvania Room Archivist” will speak to us regarding this impressive branch of the Ligonier Library. It has become quite a resource for those with interest in our local and State history, and this young lady has a considerable background to draw upon for those interested in these matters.

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