Greene County Ruritan Club Officers for 2016 Installed; Military Veterans Honored

L-R Back Row Roy Dye, Andrea Wilkinson, Dick Early. Front Row Paul Harrington, Joanne Burkholder, Linda Bradshaw (photo credit Michael Urbanek)

L-R Back Row Roy Dye, Andrea Wilkinson, Dick Early. Front Row Paul Harrington, Joanne Burkholder, Linda Bradshaw (photo credit Michael Urbanek)

The Greene County Ruritan Club’s Officers for 2016 were installed on December 17, 2015, at the Rosebrook Inn in Stanardsville, VA, during their Annual Christmas Dinner. The 2015 Rapidan District Governor, Linda Bradshaw, installed the new officers. The club officers will serve as the leaders of the Greene County Ruritan Club from January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016.

The officers installed were Roy Dye, President, Andrea Wilkinson, Vice President, Paul Harrington, Secretary, Dick Early, Treasurer, and Joanne Burkholder, First Year Director.

After the installation, Bradshaw explained to the Greene County Ruritan Club the awards that the club had won for Community Service at the Rapidan District, and handed them to the club President, Andrea Wilkinson. The club won a “Silver” award for Public Service, and a “Gold” award for Social Development.

L-R Frank Wilczek, Steve Smith, Floyd Wilkinson, Norm Slezak, Carl Schmitt, Linda Bradshaw, Bob Burkholder, Dick Early, Bob Doerr, Tom Dean, Jerry Gore (photo Michael Urbanek)

L-R Frank Wilczek, Steve Smith, Floyd Wilkinson, Norm Slezak, Carl Schmitt, Linda Bradshaw, Bob Burkholder, Dick Early, Bob Doerr, Tom Dean, Jerry Gore (photo Michael Urbanek)

After the Community Service awards were given, Bradshaw honored the military veterans of the Greene County Ruritan Club with certificates of appreciation from the Rapidan District Cabinet. The presentation of the certificates was part of the Rapidan District’s efforts to and honor all of their local club’s veterans in 2015.

The veterans honored were: Robert Burkholder, Billy Caldwell, Tom Dean, Robert C. Doerr, Richard Early, Jerry Gore, Robert H. Grassi, James Ron Michael, Carl A. Schmitt, Norm Slezak, Steven S. Smith, Floyd Wilkinson, and Frank Wilzcek.

Greene County Ruritan Display Board (photo credit Linda Bradshaw)

Greene County Ruritan Display Board (photo credit Linda Bradshaw)

The Greene County Ruritan Club Display board that was used during the Rapidan District’s Convention in November 2015 was set up during the meeting for the members to enjoy. Plans are for the club to continue using the board at meetings and events to showcase their club’s events.


Rapidan District Cabinet Honors Louisa County Ruritan Veterans

L-R: George Marshall, Linda Bradshaw, John Gilmer, Larry Edmonds (photo credit Hank Smith)

L-R: George Marshall, Linda Bradshaw, John Gilmer, Larry Edmonds (photo credit Hank Smith)

The military veterans of the Louisa County Ruritan Club were honored September 15, 2015 at their September meeting in Louisa, VA, by presenting them with certificates of appreciation from the Rapidan District Cabinet during a visit by the Rapidan District Governor, Linda Bradshaw. The presentation of the certificates is part of the Rapidan District’s plans to thank, appreciate, and honor all of their local club’s veterans.

The veterans honored were Larry Edmonds, John B. Gilmer, and George Marshall.


Rapidan District Cabinet Honors Culpeper Ruritan Club Veterans

John Croft. Posey Howell, Linda Bradshaw, Don Shuman (photo credit Hank Smith)

John Croft. Posey Howell, Linda Bradshaw, Don Shuman (photo credit Hank Smith)

The military veterans of the Culpeper Ruritan Club were honored September 12, 2015 at the Culpeper Ruritan’s annual picnic in Culpeper, VA, by presenting them with certificates of appreciation from the Rapidan District Cabinet during a visit by the Rapidan District Governor, Linda Bradshaw. The presentation of the certificates is part of the Rapidan District’s plans to thank, appreciate, and honor all of their local club’s veterans.

The veterans honored were Curtis Brooking, John D. Croft, Craig Dennis, Posey Howell, Donald H. Shuman, Jr., and William D. Sisk.


Barboursville Ruritan Veterans Honored

Robert “Buck” Estes (in his original Marine uniform), Ernest Awkard, Andy McWilliams, Tom Czelusta and Tim Baker.

Robert “Buck” Estes (in his original Marine uniform), Ernest Awkard, Andy McWilliams, Tom Czelusta and Tim Baker.

The military veterans of the Barboursville Ruritan Club were honored May 11, 2015 at the Barboursville Ruritan’s monthly meeting in Barboursville, VA, by presenting them with certificates of appreciation from the Rapidan District Cabinet and a “veteran” tab that fastens to the back of their Ruritan Membership lapel pin. The presentation of the certificates is part of the Rapidan District’s plans to thank, appreciate, and honor all of their local club’s veterans. The Barboursville Ruritan Club further honored the veterans by providing frames for the certificates and by presenting the veterans with a “veteran” tab that fastens to the back of their Ruritan Membership lapel pin.

The certificates and tabs were presented on behalf of the Rapidan District Cabinet and the Barboursville Ruritan Club by Barboursville Ruritan member Andy McWilliams.

The veterans honored were Ernest Awkard, Tim Baker, Tim Baker Robert Estes, and Tom Czelusta.