Belmont Ruritan Welcomed William Suter to January 2015 Meeting

Clerk of the U.S. Supreme Court Bill Suter is welcomed as the guest speaker by Ruritan President Bobby Goodwin (L) and Program Chair Glenn Miller (R)

Clerk of the U.S. Supreme Court Bill Suter is welcomed as the guest speaker by Ruritan President Bobby Goodwin (L) and Program Chair Glenn Miller (R)

Press release contributed by John Skelly, of the Belmont Ruritan Club:

The Belmont Ruritan Club hosted William K.(Bill) Suter, Major General U.S. Army (Ret.) and more recently Clerk of the United States Supreme Court, (1991-2013) as their speaker for the January 6th meeting. Mr. Suter enthusiastically presented an overview of several precedent setting U.S. Supreme Court proceedings and decisions while offering perspectives on their continuing present day and more likely future impacts. Using anecdotes and humor intermixed with more serious comments, he stressed the importance for all citizens to understand the interactions and responsibilities between the three branches of our government. He concluded by urging all to work in concert to preserve the very basics of the U.S. Constitution and to assist in moving the nation forward following the will of the majority of our citizens. A short period of questions and answers followed.

The business meeting opened with the announcement of a major date change for the Annual Ham and Oyster Dinner as co-sponsored by the Ruritans and the Belmont Woman’s Club. The date for this year’s traditional and quite famous dinner was shifted to a later-spring date of Saturday, April 18th. In addition, the initial plans and committee formation for other major fund raising events including the 75th Belmont Horse Show, the summer “charity yard sale”, and the Scholarship Fund Raising Dinner were discussed. The Belmont Ruritan Club’s next meeting will be held February 3, 7:00 PM at the Belmont Community Center; the club is seeking new members on a routine basis.