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.
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.
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.