Jefferson VA Ruritan Club Awards Two Scholarships to Students

L-R Caroline Steimel, Shana McMeans (photo provided by Jefferson VA Ruritan Club)

L-R Caroline Steimel, Shana McMeans (photo provided by Jefferson VA Ruritan Club)


Press release by: Paul Oesterreicher
Publicity Chair, Jefferson Ruritan Club

At their July 2016 meeting and annual scholarship awards ceremony held in the Jeffersonton Community Center, the Jefferson (VA) Ruritan Club and the Jefferson Foundation of Culpeper awarded the Thomas Rosenberger Memorial Scholarship for $1000 to Caroline Steimel of Jeffersonton and the Allen Ellett Memorial Scholarship for $1000 to Shana McMeans, of Culpeper. Caroline is attending James Madison University and Shana is attending Shenandoah University.


Greene County Ruritan Club Officers for 2016 Installed; Military Veterans Honored

L-R Back Row Roy Dye, Andrea Wilkinson, Dick Early. Front Row Paul Harrington, Joanne Burkholder, Linda Bradshaw (photo credit Michael Urbanek)

L-R Back Row Roy Dye, Andrea Wilkinson, Dick Early. Front Row Paul Harrington, Joanne Burkholder, Linda Bradshaw (photo credit Michael Urbanek)

The Greene County Ruritan Club’s Officers for 2016 were installed on December 17, 2015, at the Rosebrook Inn in Stanardsville, VA, during their Annual Christmas Dinner. The 2015 Rapidan District Governor, Linda Bradshaw, installed the new officers. The club officers will serve as the leaders of the Greene County Ruritan Club from January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016.

The officers installed were Roy Dye, President, Andrea Wilkinson, Vice President, Paul Harrington, Secretary, Dick Early, Treasurer, and Joanne Burkholder, First Year Director.

After the installation, Bradshaw explained to the Greene County Ruritan Club the awards that the club had won for Community Service at the Rapidan District, and handed them to the club President, Andrea Wilkinson. The club won a “Silver” award for Public Service, and a “Gold” award for Social Development.

L-R Frank Wilczek, Steve Smith, Floyd Wilkinson, Norm Slezak, Carl Schmitt, Linda Bradshaw, Bob Burkholder, Dick Early, Bob Doerr, Tom Dean, Jerry Gore (photo Michael Urbanek)

L-R Frank Wilczek, Steve Smith, Floyd Wilkinson, Norm Slezak, Carl Schmitt, Linda Bradshaw, Bob Burkholder, Dick Early, Bob Doerr, Tom Dean, Jerry Gore (photo Michael Urbanek)

After the Community Service awards were given, Bradshaw honored the military veterans of the Greene County Ruritan Club with certificates of appreciation from the Rapidan District Cabinet. The presentation of the certificates was part of the Rapidan District’s efforts to and honor all of their local club’s veterans in 2015.

The veterans honored were: Robert Burkholder, Billy Caldwell, Tom Dean, Robert C. Doerr, Richard Early, Jerry Gore, Robert H. Grassi, James Ron Michael, Carl A. Schmitt, Norm Slezak, Steven S. Smith, Floyd Wilkinson, and Frank Wilzcek.

Greene County Ruritan Display Board (photo credit Linda Bradshaw)

Greene County Ruritan Display Board (photo credit Linda Bradshaw)

The Greene County Ruritan Club Display board that was used during the Rapidan District’s Convention in November 2015 was set up during the meeting for the members to enjoy. Plans are for the club to continue using the board at meetings and events to showcase their club’s events.


East Orange Ruritan Club Celebrates 75 Years of Community Service

Congrats to the East Orange Ruritan Club for 75 great years!

The following story about the East Orange Ruritan Club’s 75th Anniversary Party appeared in the April 23, 2015 edition of the Orange County Review Newspaper:

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Rapidan District Cabinet Honors Lignum Ruritan Club Veterans

Charles Farrar, Grover Amick, Linda Bradshaw Clay Gardiner, Hank Smith, and Edwin Willis

Charles Farrar, Grover Amick, Linda Bradshaw, Clay Gardiner, Hank Smith, and Edwin Willis

The Rapidan District Ruritan Cabinet honored the military veterans of the Lignum Ruritan Club March 12, 2015 at the Lignum Ruritan’s Clubhouse in Lignum VA, by presenting them with Certificates of Appreciation during a visit by the Rapidan District Governor, Linda Bradshaw. The presentation is part of the Rapidan District’s plans to thank, appreciate, and honor all of their local club’s veterans.

Photograph provided by Pam Harris, President of the Lignum Ruritan Club. Pictured are, left-to-right, Charles Farrar, Grover Amick, Linda Bradshaw, Clay Gardiner, Hank Smith, and Edwin Willis.