Belmont Ruritan – In The News

The Belmont Ruritan Club was mentioned on the Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star’s website on September 27, 2015 for their participation in the Belmont Horse Show.

Free-Lance Star article

Free-Lance Star article


Greene County Ruritan Club Donates Volleyball Court to Greene County

From The Daily Progress Website:

Greene County Donates Volleyball court (photo from The Daily Progress)

Greene County Donates Volleyball court (photo from The Daily Progress)

Ruritans donate volleyball court to Greene County

Ruritans Randy Garrison, Andrea Wilkinson and Joanne and Bob Burkholder, Greene County Parks and Recreation Director Julius Bates, Greene County Ruritans Carl Schmitt and Tom Dean, along with Greene County Administrator John Barkley, are present as the Ruritans hand over the volleyball court at the Greene County Community Park to the county of Greene.

The Ruritans spent about $1,200 installing the heavy-duty wooden posts and volleyball net, which can be moved up or down to accommodate different heights and ages.

The volleyball court is open for public use. Bates said if there’s enough interest, Greene County Parks and Recreation will hold volleyball leagues in the future.


White Hall Ruritan Awards Scholarships To Local Students

Scholarships awarded (free clip art)

Scholarships awarded (free clip art)


From The Crozet Gazette’s website:

Ruritan Scholarships Go to Frazier, Sandridge

The White Hall Ruritan Club awarded $1,000 scholarships to two 2015 Western Albemarle High School graduates in June.

Heather Frazier received the Dan Maupin Scholarship to attend James Madison University. She wants to teach English literature at the high school or college level.

Adeline Sandridge received the Walter Perkins Scholarship to attend the Frank Batten School for Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia.

The scholarships are awarded annually to Crozet/White Hall-area students based on scholastic achievement and civic contributions.

The club also presented the Ann Campbell Awards for outstanding effort and achievement in academics to Micaela Barclay and Cody Frazier, both fifth grade students at Crozet Elementary School. These awards were accompanied by $50 gift certificates to Over the Moon Bookstore.


Rapidan District Cabinet Honors Chancellor Ruritan Club Veterans

Front Row L-R: Neil Buchanan, Bill Jamerson, Linda Bradshaw, Linwood Mastin, Tom Davis, Bruce MacGregor, Bob Scott, Calvin Seay Back Row L-R: Wayne Zimmerman, Ron Spiker, Bob Mercurio, Larry Cechman, Danny Pemberton, Allan Thorburn

Front Row L-R: Neil Buchanan, Bill Jamerson, Linda Bradshaw, Linwood Mastin, Tom Davis, Bruce MacGregor, Bob Scott, Calvin Seay
Back Row L-R: Wayne Zimmerman, Ron Spiker, Bob Mercurio, Larry Cechman, Danny Pemberton, Allan Thorburn (photo credit Hank Smith)

The Rapidan District Ruritan Cabinet honored the military veterans of the Chancellor Ruritan Club February 9, 2015 at the Chancellor Ruritan’s Clubhouse in Fredericksburg, VA, by presenting them with Certificates of Appreciation during a visit by the Rapidan District Governor, Linda Bradshaw. The presentation of the certificates is part of the Rapidan District’s plans to thank, appreciate, and honor all of their local club’s veterans.

A press release about the presentation was sent to local newspapers. So far the Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star has published it in their paper dated June 22, 2015:

Freelance Star about Chancellor veterans article 6-22-15

Freelance Star about Chancellor veterans article 6-22-15

The press release was also published on the Fredericksburg dot com website:

Story on Fredericksburg dot com about veterans 6-22-15

Story on Fredericksburg dot com about veterans 6-22-15