Holiday Greetings From the Rapidan District Cabinet

Merry Christmas and Blessed New Year (free clip art)

Merry Christmas and Blessed New Year (free clip art)

With Christmas just two days away, we would like to take this opportunity to extend the fondest wishes for you, your friends, your families, your communities, and your Ruritan Clubs to have a very Merry and Safe Christmas, and a Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year. May all your days be filled with love, laughter, and lots of good food, fellowship, goodwill, and community service.

Signed with much warmth and fondness to everyone in our Ruritan family,

Al MacDonald, 2014 Rapidan District Governor
Linda Bradshaw, 2014 Rapidan District Lt. Governor
and the entire Rapidan District Cabinet


Honorable William Suter Guest Speaker for Belmont Ruritan Club January 2015 Meeting

William Suter (photo from Wikipedia)

William Suter (photo from Wikipedia)

The Honorable William Suter, will be the featured guest speaker January 6, 2015, at 7pm at the Belmont Ruritan Club’s monthly meeting. Suter, a Vietnam War and Gulf War veteran, was the Assistant Judge Advocate of the US Army from August 1, 1985 to February 1, 1991, and the 19th Clerk of the Supreme Court of the United States from February 1, 1991 to August 31, 2013. His full bio can be read on Wikipedia

This meeting promises to be extremely interesting, and Belmont Ruritan members are encouraged to invite prospective new members (our friends, relatives, and neighbors) to attend this meeting to learn about our club, our community service, and enjoy the goodwill, good food and fellowship.



The Member Who Never Came BackĀ 

Mystery member (free clip art)

Mystery member (free clip art)

by Anonymous

I‘m the person who came to every meeting, but nobody paid any attention to me. I tried several times to be friendly, but everyone seemed to have his or her own friends to talk to and sit with. I sat down with some unfamiliar faces several times, but they didn’t seem to notice me.

I hoped somebody would ask me to join one of the committees or to participate and contribute somehow, but nobody did. Finally, because of illness, I missed a meeting. The next month, no one asked where I had been. I guess it didn’t matter very much whether I was there or not.

On the next meeting date, I decided to stay home and watch a good television program. When I attended the following meeting, no one asked where I was the month before.

You may say that I’m a good person, a good family member–that I hold a responsible job and love my community. You know who else I am?

I’m the member who never came back.