Welcome To Ruritan’s Rapidan District

Welcome to the official website of the Ruritan’s Rapidan District! This website is a resource for useful information about Ruritan to Ruritans and the general public.

Ruritan is a National Community Service Club. There are forty-two districts in Ruritan National.

The Rapidan District, formed in 1983, serves twenty-four local Ruritan Clubs in nine counties in Virginia. For more information about the clubs in those counties please click on one of the links below (the name of the county) to take you to the associated page:


Fluvanna County Ruritan Club News

L-R Florence and Roman Bakke

L-R Florence and Roman Bakke (photo provided by Fluvanna Ruritan Club)

Florence Bakke, Roman Bakke, Dick Eaton, and Jim Tew of the Fluvanna County Ruritan Club have been busy fund-raising this summer at the Fridays after Five series at the Sprint Pavillion in Charlottesville by selling soft drinks.

Earlier in the year, the Fluvanna County Ruritan Club awarded two scholarships to college-bound graduating seniors from Fluvanna County High School. The Howard Cook Award for Citizenship in the amount of $250 was awarded to Eleanor Sechler, and the Fluvanna Ruritan Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 was awarded to Elisha Nicholas. The scholarships were awarded in May.

Chemo Cap Project Update

Chemo caps (photo Irene Luck)

Chemo caps (photo Irene Luck)

Irene Luck, 2016 Rapidan District Governor, is pleased to report that several clubs in the Rapidan District have been busy knitting and crocheting chemo caps. The Belmont Ruritan Club has donated 150 caps to the chemo cap project! The photo above is of a few of the caps that have been donated by the Belmont Ruritan Club.

Chemo Caps Project Directions

Crochet hook in yarn (photo credit L Bradshaw)

Crochet hook in yarn (photo credit L Bradshaw)

Irene Luck, the Rapidan District’s 2016 District Governor, is pleased to provide the following links to directions/patterns for the chemo cap project that is one of her favorite community service projects that she has been encouraging the District’s clubs to participate in. The directions/patterns, are from the Headuggers website that has many different patterns for chemo caps (including patterns for children,) and these three patterns have been chosen by Irene as her favorite ones:

Easy single crochet chemo cap pattern
Homespun hat crochet chemo cap pattern
One Ball Really Easy Instant Chemo Cap Knit pattern

Irene hopes to have the Rapidan District Clubs bring completed caps to the Rapidan District’s convention this upcoming November, and she plans to transport them to the Ruritan National Convention next January.

Louisa Ruritan Club Holds Annual Fireworks Sale

Fireworks (Free Clip-Art)

Fireworks (Free Clip-Art)

The Louisa Ruritan Club is holding a fireworks sale through July 4th, 2016 at the Walmart Parking Lot at Zions Crossroads (164 Camp Creek Parkway, Gordonsville, VA.)

Members of the Louisa Club will be selling the fireworks as part of the club’s fundraising efforts to support their club’s community service projects.

For more information, please call 540-223-0172.