Rapidan District Cabinet Honors Holly Grove Ruritan Veterans

 L-R William Hollins, John Sumner, Linda Bradshaw, David Lloyd Hicks, Al MacDonald (Photo credit Hank Smith)

L-R William Hollins, John Sumner, Linda Bradshaw, David Lloyd Hicks, Al MacDonald (Photo credit Hank Smith)

The Rapidan District Ruritan Cabinet honored the military veterans of the Holly Grove Ruritan Club July 9, 2015 at the Holly Grove Ruritan’s Clubhouse in Bumpass, VA, by presenting them with Certificates of Appreciation 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.


Rapidan District Cabinet Honors Chancellor Ruritan Club Veterans

Front Row L-R: Neil Buchanan, Bill Jamerson, Linda Bradshaw, Linwood Mastin, Tom Davis, Bruce MacGregor, Bob Scott, Calvin Seay Back Row L-R: Wayne Zimmerman, Ron Spiker, Bob Mercurio, Larry Cechman, Danny Pemberton, Allan Thorburn

Front Row L-R: Neil Buchanan, Bill Jamerson, Linda Bradshaw, Linwood Mastin, Tom Davis, Bruce MacGregor, Bob Scott, Calvin Seay
Back Row L-R: Wayne Zimmerman, Ron Spiker, Bob Mercurio, Larry Cechman, Danny Pemberton, Allan Thorburn (photo credit Hank Smith)

The Rapidan District Ruritan Cabinet honored the military veterans of the Chancellor Ruritan Club February 9, 2015 at the Chancellor Ruritan’s Clubhouse in Fredericksburg, VA, by presenting them with Certificates of Appreciation 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.

A press release about the presentation was sent to local newspapers. So far the Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star has published it in their paper dated June 22, 2015:

Freelance Star about Chancellor veterans article 6-22-15

Freelance Star about Chancellor veterans article 6-22-15

The press release was also published on the Fredericksburg dot com website:

Story on Fredericksburg dot com about veterans 6-22-15

Story on Fredericksburg dot com about veterans 6-22-15


Veterans To Be Honored at the Ruritan National Convention in January 2015

The following is copied and pasted from the Facebook Page “I AM Ruritan.” It is being copied here to accommodate Ruritan members that do not use Facebook. It is our hope to use this medium to spread the word (about the announcement) so that other Ruritan members that are veterans will learn about this event, and ask your club secretary to go into MMS to ensure that your military status is correct in the MMS records.

Are you one of Ruritan’s many Veterans? Are you planning on coming to Greensboro to the 2015 Ruritan National Convention? Remember that our members’ military records pull directly from our Member Management System (MMS). Make sure your veteran status is up to date in the MMS so we can properly honor you in Greensboro. If you aren’t sure how to use the MMS – one of your club members or the national office staff will be happy to help you. There are two important items: whether you are active or inactive; and which branch of the military you served in.

Note: if you are a member of the Rapidan District AND a veteran, if you are not already listed on our web page “Honoring our Veterans” we would love to include YOU on that page.  We want your name, the branch of the service you were in, the year you started, the year you ended, and which Ruritan Club in the Rapidan District you are in. We would also love to have a photograph of you to include in the the listing (preferably in uniform at the time you were in the service.) You can give us the required information by using this contact form below (if you have a photograph, let us know how to contact you so we can make arrangements to get a copy of the photograph from you):
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