Fluvanna County Ruritan Shares YouTube Video

During the Fluvanna County Ruritan Club’s 75th anniversary celebration held May 20, 2014, a very interesting video compiled by the Fluvanna County Ruritan Club’s President, Brandon Chiesa, was shown to the guests. Shortly after the celebration, we requested a digital copy of the video to share on this website. Brandon Chiesa graciously uploaded the video to YouTube, and sent us the link to the video. We are pleased to be able to share it on our website. The video is a little bit over thirteen minutes long. We hope you have the chance to relax and enjoy watching the video!


Thank you Brandon, for sharing the video with us, and thank you, Fluvanna County Ruritan for your 75 years of Fellowship, Goodwill, and Community service!


Fluvanna Ruritan Club Celebrates 75th Anniversary

Presentation of the colors by American Legion Fluvanna Post 2003 at Fluvanna Ruritan Club's 75th Anniversary celebration

Presentation of the colors by American Legion Fluvanna Post 2003 at Fluvanna Ruritan Club’s 75th Anniversary celebration

From the desk of the District Governor:

It is a rare occurrence in a Ruritan District when Two Clubs share a 75th anniversary within one month of each other. Such was the case May 20, 2014 when our Fluvanna Ruritan Club joined our Louisa County Ruritan Club in this noteworthy celebration. At the Fluvanna’s Anniversary Celebration, National President Elliott Hogge complemented the Club on their years of service to the communities they serve, and the example they set in the Rapidan District.

original charter of Fluvanna Ruritan Club

original charter of Fluvanna Ruritan Club

We often hear the phrase ” How Times Have Changed ” and I`m sure that each of us would agree. When I look around at the members in the celebration and see the talent and devotion, I myself am inspired as a Ruritan member.

Fluvanna Ruritan Club 75th Anniversary Celebration Agenda

Fluvanna Ruritan Club 75th Anniversary Celebration Agenda

Our older members as well as our younger ones seem to have personal schedules that will not allow much time for service to community anymore, let alone Fellowship, and Goodwill!! Yet,faithfully each month Individuals, Projects, and Services are performed to fill the needs of the areas served by the Fluvanna Club.

I, as District Governor, was honored along with my wife to have been invited to the Fluvanna Ruritan Club’s Anniversary celebration. I wish this commendable Club many, many more years of successful and rewarding Goodwill,Fellowship, and Community service.

” Well Done Fluvanna “

AL MACDONALD

District Governor


Congrats To Louisa County Ruritan Club On Their 75th Anniversary!

Sarah Kelly, Irene Luck, Bobby Burton at Louisa County Ruritan's 75th Anniversary Celebration

Sarah Kelly, Irene Luck, Bobby Burton at Louisa County Ruritan’s 75th Anniversary Celebration

From the desk of the District Governor:

Last week I had the distinct honor and pleasure of attending the Louisa County Ruritan Club’s 75th anniversary celebration. What a momentous achievement. Presiding over the event was Irene Luck, Louisa County’s current President. A professional and expertly prepared booklet detailing 75 years of community service was provided to each attendee.

Louisa County Ruritan's 75th Anniversary program cover

Louisa County Ruritan’s 75th Anniversary program cover

As I sat listening to the program, I began to reflect on how times have changed since 1939. The Louisa County Club was chartered six months before the onset of World War II. The United States of America was basically a rural nation where interstate highways were virtually non¬existent. News and information were gleaned from radios sets, newspapers, and movie reels.

The following years would certainly be tumultuous. Every decade that followed contained wars and unrest. The 1960’s and the 1970’s saw the onset of The Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the onset the Cold War with the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Louisa Ruritan Club Charter

Louisa Ruritan Club Charter

The 1990’s brought us the Bosnia Conflict and the first Gulf War. In 2001 with the new Millennia unfolding, we were violently introduced to a new kind of war when terrorism came to our own backyard. Now as we sit comfortably in our homes tonight, the Ukraine and Russia are deeply engaged in an armed conflict.

On the home front, we have witnessed the turmoil of the ‘60’s with upsurges of anti-war and anti-government riots that exploded in our streets.

New members Jack and Coral Losinski installed by National President-Elect Bobby Burton

New members Jack and Coral Losinski installed by National President-Elect Bobby Burton

We also watched as the Soviet Union collapsed and the Berlin Wall was finally dismantled.

We witnessed Presidential and Presidential-candidate assassinations, and the assassination of a major Civil Rights leader. In the ‘70’s, we watched the resignation of one of our Presidents, and in the ‘80’s an assassination attempt on another President, as well the Pope. In the ‘90’s, another President faced censorship, and in 2000’s, we saw the election of our first African-American President.

These have been very mutable decades which have led us to our present situation, which is not without its own challenges. Every day we face an unstable future with economic turmoil.
Believe it or not, this all went through my mind as I compared the past to the present.

Louisa County Ruritan's 75th Anniversary Cake

Louisa County Ruritan’s 75th Anniversary Cake

Through all of these shifting times, the Louisa County Ruritan Club has been a constant, positive force that persevered over 75 years, to serve her community faithfully. This is a tribute to the caliber of the club and all of its faithful members. Well done Louisa County Ruritans; may you have many more years of tried and true fellowship, goodwill, and community service to come.