At its October meeting, the Jefferson Ruritan Club donated the sum of $11,755.51 to the Culpeper Ruritan Foundation for the purpose of awarding scholarships to Culpeper Co. students for higher education. This is a result of the Jefferson Ruritan Foundation terminating its scholarship activity in Jefferson Magisterial District and this will now be subsumed by the Culpeper Ruritan Foundation. The Jefferson Ruritan Club has granted over $30,000 in scholarships to the local community since 1982. The Jefferson Ruritan Club meets at 6:30pm on the 3rd Tues. of each month at the Jeffersonton Baptist Fellowship Hall.
The Ruritan National’s Educational Grant Donation program, Build Your Dollar deadline for donations is October 1. All local clubs are encouraged to participate in this program. For more information about the Build Your Dollar Deadline, you can read about it on the National Ruritan’s website by clicking on this link: Build Your Dollar
The East Orange Ruritan Club is holding an afghan raffle from now through December 11, 2017. Three 80″x52″chevron patterned afghans are prizes for the raffle. The afghans, made, and donated by Marv Zidzik. The afghans are in the colors of three popular Virginia schools – Virginia Tech, JMU, and UVA/OCHS. Tickets are being sold for $2.00, and the proceeds will benefit the East Orange Ruritan Club’s Scholarship fund for 2018.
There will be three separate drawings for the prizes. The first drawing will be held on October 7, 2017, the second drawing will be held on November 4, 2017, and the final drawing will be held December 11, 2017. The winner of the October drawing will be able to choose which of the three designs to take. The winner of the November drawing will be able to chose between the two remaining afghans, and the winner of the third drawing will receive the remaining afghan. The tickets can be purchased from any East Orange Ruritan Club member, or by calling Linda Wilson at 540-222-3736.