From the Desk of the Governor, Al MacDonald:
This past Saturday, March 1, I had the distinct pleasure of attending the Rockingham District Ruritan Spelling Bee. It took place at the WVPT PBS studio in Harrisonburg, VA. Our national President Elect Bobby Burton and his wife Linda were in attendance, along with Perry Marshman, their National Director. Rockingham District Governor Susan Greisz was a gracious hostess for the event, and I thoroughly enjoyed my visit.
The contestants, along with their supporting family members, were certainly a pleasure to be amongst. I soon realized that I would be hard put to compete in a Spelling Bee with any of these gifted adolescents.
It is a great opportunity when Ruritan Districts can come together and share their experiences. I would also like to mention that our Rapidan door is always open, and we are available to assist other districts in any way we can.
Thanks again to Susan and the entire Rockingham District for a memorable visit, and a job well done.
Yours in Ruritan,