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.


Annual Public Safety Awards Night at Salem Ruritan Club Being Held

Recognition Award (free clip art)Salem Ruritan Club is having their Annual Public Safety Awards night, beginning at 7:00pm May 24, 2016 at the New Salem Baptist Church. Former Sheriff Roger Mitchell and Deputy Doug Lingenfelter will be hosting the awards ceremonies.

The New Salem Baptist Baptist Church is located at8233 Sperryville Pike, Culpeper, VA.

For more information, contact Patrick Kennedy at 540-738-2692540-738-2692


Hunters For The Hungry Update 5-29-15

Hunters for the Hungry Logo

Hunters for the Hungry Logo

From the Desk of the District Governor, Linda Bradshaw:

Earlier this week I received a newsletter in the U.S. Mail from the Hunters For The Hungry. For those of you who may not know, the Hunters For The Hungry is a charity that is widely supported by Ruritan Clubs across Virginia. Looking through the newsletter, I was proud to read that Ruritan Clubs Across Virginia are in their list of 2014 Financial Donors in the category of “$50,000 and up.” There was no higher category on their list, and there was only one other listing. That other listing was the Wal-Mart Foundation.

Reading further into the newsletter (on their page 7,) there is a chart that listed the individual Districts and clubs that donated, and I was proud to read that ten clubs in the Rapidan District had donated a total of $1,900 in 2014. That donation of $1,900 resulted in 16,720 servings of venison! Good work, and kudos to all!

Page 7 Newsletter Vol 23 No 1

Hunters For The Hungry Page 7 Newsletter Vol 23 No 1

More information about the Hunters For The Hungry can be found on the Hunters for the Hungry website.


Fluvanna County Ruritan Club Participates in Fluvanna County Volunteer Fair

Burgess Jordan (left) and Roman Bakke at Volunteer Fluvanna Fair (photo provided by Florence Bakke)

Burgess Jordan (left) and Roman Bakke at Volunteer Fluvanna Fair (photo provided by Florence Bakke)

The Fluvanna County Ruritan Club participated in the first Fluvanna County Volunteer Fair March 21, 2015 at the Fluvanna County High School in Palmyra, VA. The Fluvanna County Leadership Development Program organized the Volunteer Fair. The free fair showcased forty-six non-profit organizations serving Fluvanna County Residents, providing an opportunity for local residents to learn more about services offered in Fluvanna County.

Fluvanna County Ruritan Club sent Burgess Jordan, Roman Bakke, George “Ty” Cobb, and Florence Bakke to represent the club at the fair. The members used this opportunity to get their name out to the community by setting up a table with an eye-catching display. They distributed informational Ruritan brochures and many “Ask a Ruritan Member about Ruritan!” booklets. Contact information stickers had been added to the booklets, to help interested people to remember how to contact the club. They kept busy speaking with prospective members and other interested parties.

“The fair did provide us with lots of exposure and ability to inform community members of what we do and why we do it!” reports Fluvanna County Ruritan Club Secretary Florence Bakke.

More information about the Fluvanna County Ruritan Club is on the Fluvanna County Ruritan Clubs page.