Lignum Ruritan Club Installs Officers for 2016

L-R Rozelle Amick, Tommy Gaulden, Deborah Gaulden, Jaycen Creasy, Sandra Ruthorford, Irene Luck (photo credit Linda Bradshaw)

L-R Rozelle Amick, Tommy Gaulden, Deborah Gaulden, Jaycen Creasy, Sandra Ruthorford, Irene Luck (photo credit Linda Bradshaw)

The Lignum Ruritan Club installed their Club Officers for 2016 on December 10, 2015, during their Annual Christmas Dinner held at their clubhouse in Lignum, VA. The 2015 Rapidan District Lt. Governor, Irene Luck, installed the new officers. The club officers will serve as the leaders of the Lignum Ruritan Club from January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016.

The officers installed were Debroah Gaulden, President, Rozelle Amick, Vice President, Jaycen Creasy, Secretary, Tommy Gaulden, Treasurer, and Sandra Rutherford, First Year Director.

L-R Deborah Gaulden, Pam Harris (photo credit Linda Bradshaw)

L-R Deborah Gaulden, Pam Harris (photo credit Linda Bradshaw)

After the installation, Deborah Gaulden presented Pam Harris, the 2015 Lignum Ruritan Club President, with a Past President’s lapel pin.

Rev. Stan Mulford (photo credit Linda Bradshaw)

Rev. Stan Mulford (photo credit Linda Bradshaw)

The guest speaker at the meeting was Rev. Stan Mulford, pastor of the Hopewell and Richardsville United Methodist Churches. Rev. Mulford provided the club with an entertaining and informative presentation about the origins of Christmas celebrations.


Guest Speaker Suggestion – LifeNet Health

Life Net Health Logo

Life Net Health Logo

From the Desk of the 2015 Rapidan District Governor, Linda Bradshaw:

We received a message through our contact form on this website from an organization that I think may be worthy of consideration for possible guest speaker(s) at our local Ruritan Clubs. Below is the copy and paste message from the contact form.

Hello, I am the Community Education Coordinator for LifeNet Health for this region. LifeNet Health is the federally-designated Organ Procurement Organization for most of Virginia and part of West Virginia. LifeNet Health is also one of the largest, most respected tissue banks in the country. We are responsible for all of the organ and tissue donations in our service area. As such we are also responsible for providing education about organ and tissue donation to correct the many myths and misconceptions about donation that exist in our community.

I’m writing to let you know about our speaker’s bureau. Our speakers are donor family members and transplant recipients who share their personal stories about donation as well as providing the facts about how the donation process works.

We would love to provide a speaker for an upcoming Ruritans Rapidan meeting. Please contact me at patricia_dean@lifenethealth.org or by phone at 804-317-4811 to arrange a speaker.

Thanks for your consideration.

Patti Dean

Here are two YouTube videos about their organization:

Their website is can be accessed by clicking the following link: Life Net Health Website


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.