Rapidan District Cabinet Honors Rochelle Ruritan Club Veterans

L-R Fritz Brittain, Linda Bradshaw, Donald Rogers, James Morse (photo credit Hank Smith)

L-R Fritz Brittain, Linda Bradshaw, Donald Rogers, James Morse. Not pictured – Hunter Seale (photo credit Hank Smith)

The Rapidan District Ruritan Cabinet honored the military veterans of the Rochelle Ruritan Club May 26, 2015 at the Rochelle Christian Church in Rochelle, 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.

More information about the Rochelle Ruritan Club can be found on our Madison County Ruritan Clubs page, or the Rochelle Ruritan’s Facebook Page.


Rapidan District Club Membership Statistics

Statistics (free clip art)

Statistics (free clip art)

From the desk of the Lt. Governor:

Earlier today I received an email from the President of one of the local clubs in the district. The email requested information about membership statistics within the clubs in the Rapidan District. There was no easy way to pull the requested information from MMS, as some of the data was inaccurate. So I ended up combing through the records of each club, correcting obvious mistakes (for example there were many instances of members being identified as male when I know they were female, and vice versa – because I know them personally!) And there were a lot of members that were not identified as either male or female! So I have spent about three hours (more or less) combing through the records, correcting the ones that I knew were inaccurate. Then I was finally able to pull the corrected data for the District from the MMS database.

After all that effort, I decided that the information may be of interest to more than just one club in the Rapidan District, so I decided to post it here. Why re-invent the wheel later on? So…. without further ado, here are the results as of today’s information from MMS:

Number of Clubs in the Rapidan District: 24

Number of Clubs in Rapidan District with female members: 20
Number of Clubs in Rapidan District with male members: 24
Number of Clubs in Rapidan District with business members: 4
Number of Clubs in Rapidan District with youth members: 6

Total number of members in the Rapidan District: 615

Gender statistics:

Number of female members in Rapidan District: 175
Number of male members in Rapidan District: 427
Number of Business members (counted as neither gender) in Rapidan District: 13

Age statistics:

Number of Adult members in Rapidan District: 584
Number of Youth members in Rapidan District: 18
Number of Business members (counted neither as adult or youth) in Rapidan District: 13

I hope these numbers will prove useful to the local Ruritan Clubs as they look towards the future of the membership needs of their clubs!


Ten Month Anniversary of the Rapidan District’s Online Presence

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From the Desk of Lt. Governor and Publicity Chairperson of the Rapidan District:

Ten months ago today, the Rapidan District went “online” with a temporary, unofficial website and associated Facebook page to “test the waters” to see if such a website would be of value to Ruritans. As of this writing on December 3, 2014, 1:57 pm there have been 5166 “hits” on that unofficial website.

On August 22, 2014, the “official” website (this one) went online and the content of the original website was copied over to this site. As of today, there have been 1842 “hits” on this new website. Combined, that is a total of 7008 “hits!” Not bad, if we say so ourselves!

We would like to thank our readers for coming to visit our website(s) and encourage everyone to sign up to be a “follower” of this official website. You can do so by entering your email in the “Follow this by email” text box in the right sidebar near the bottom of this website. By “following” (or subscribing) new posts will automatically appear in your email inbox. Doing this will give you the convenience of being able to keep up-to-date on what is going on without having to physically come to the website every few days to see what is going on! We would like to encourage our readers to “bookmark” or “save” this website and use this one to keep abreast of what is happening in the District.

We would like to discontinue using the original one in the near future. We have noticed, however, that the original one is continuing to be used frequently by our readers, so we will not be de-activating it until we are more confidant that people have become comfortable with coming to this new one instead of the old one. We have posted on the original website a notice urging the readers that arrive there to come to this website.

We would also like to take this opportunity to encourage all of the twenty-four local Ruritan Clubs in the Rapidan District to send us press releases and notices about their events and meetings before AND after they are held so we can help spread the word about our great clubs! This is a great opportunity to help promote awareness and increase attendance and membership in our clubs!


Nine Month Anniversary of Rapidan District Going Online!

9 candle cake (free clip art)

9 candle cake (free clip art)

From the Desk of the 2014 Lt. Governor and Publicity Chairperson of the Rapidan District:

Nine months ago today, the Rapidan District went “online” with a temporary, unofficial website and associated Facebook page to “test the waters” to see if such a website would be of value to Ruritans. As of this writing on November 3, 2014, there have been 4941 “hits” on that unofficial website.

On August 22, 2014, the “official” website (this one) went online and the content of the original website was copied over to this site. As of today, there have been 1106 “hits” on this new website. Combined, that is a total of 6047 “hits!”

We would like to thank our readers for coming to visit our website(s) and encourage everyone to sign up to be a “follower” of this official website. You can do so by entering your email in the “Follow this by email” text box in the right sidebar near the bottom of this website. By “following” (or subscribing) new posts will automatically appear in your email inbox. Doing this will give you the convenience of being able to keep up-to-date on what is going on without having to physically come to the website every few days to see what is going on! We would like to encourage our readers to “bookmark” or “save” this website and use this one to keep abreast of what is happening in the District.

We would like to discontinue using the original one in the near future. We have noticed, however, that the original one is continuing to be used frequently by our readers, so we will not be de-activating it until we are more confidant that people have become comfortable with coming to this new one instead of the old one. We have posted on the original website a notice urging the readers that arrive there to come to this website.

We would also like to take this opportunity to encourage all of the twenty-four local Ruritan Clubs in the Rapidan District to send us press releases and notices about their events and meetings before AND after they are held so we can help spread the word about our great clubs! This is a great opportunity to help promote awareness and increase attendance and membership in our clubs!