Holly Grove Ruritan Honors Citizen of the Year, Installs New Officers for 2016

L-R Susan Anderson, Dianne Montgomery (photo provided by Holly Grove Ruritan Club)

L-R Susan Anderson, Dianne Montgomery (photo provided by Holly Grove Ruritan Club)

Holly Grove Ruritan honored Susan Anderson with the Citizen of the Year award at their December 8, 2015 meeting at their club house in Bumpass, VA. The Holly Grove Ruritan President, Dianne Montgomery presented Susan with a commemerative plaque.

Susan has lived in Holly Grove most of her life and has always given back to her community. She teaches kindergarten at Jouett Elementary School and has been a teacher there for 15 years. Susan packs backpacks with food at Hopeful Baptist Church each week to take to Jouett for children who may not have enough to eat over the weekend. She teaches Sunday School at Hopeful Baptist Church and helps with Bible School and other committees at the church. Susan is also a volunteer with the Louisa County High School Future Farmers of America and helps out with the Louisa Agriculture Fair every year. This year Susan was voted “Best EMS Provider” in the Louisa County “Best of 2015” campaign. She also received regional honors as the “Best EMS Provider.” Susan is a family and community minded person whom the Holly Grove Ruritan Club was proud to honor with this annual award.

Also during the December meeting, Ruritan National Director Sarah Kelly installed the incoming club officers for 2016: Alex MacDonald, President, Dianne Montgomery, Vice President, Sue Sheridan, Secretary, Kenneth Gammon, Treasurer, and Lesa Welton, Director. The new officers will serve in their positions from January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016, with the exception of the Director, who serves a three year term.

Annual Rapidan District Presidents and Secretaries Dinner Meeting Scheduled

Annual Meeting Graphic (free clip art)

Annual Meeting Graphic (free clip art)

The Rapidan District’s Annual Winter Cabinet Presidents & Secretaries Dinner/Meeting will be held at 6:30pm January 18, 2016 at the East Orange Ruritan Club, at 24124 Constitution Highway, Unionville, VA 22567. A representative from each club in the Rapidan District will be given time to give a brief report of their club’s activities during the meeting. Please RSVP by January 11, 2016 with a headcount to 2016 Rapidan District Governor Irene Luck at 540-894-0663.

Annual Rapidan Cabinet Winter Meeting Rescheduled to March 4, 2015

Snowy cloud (free clip art)

Snowy cloud (free clip art)

The Rapidan District Cabinet has rescheduled the Annual Presidents and Secretaries Dinner/Meeting from Monday, February 16, 2015 to Wednesday, March 4, 2015. The location remains the East Orange Ruritan Club, the starting time for dinner remains 6:30pm. The business meeting is tentatively scheduled to begin approximately 7:15pm. The decision to rescheduled was based on safety concerns about the weather report for 8-12 inches of snow expected in the area.

Holly Grove Ruritan Installs New Officers and Announces Citizen of the Year

Al MacDonald Citizen of the Year 2014

Al MacDonald Holly Grove Ruritan 2014 Citizen of the Year

The Holly Grove Ruritan Club held its 2015 Officer Installation ceremony December 11, 2014 at the club headquarters in Bumpass VA during their regular December club meeting. Rapidan District Governor Al MacDonald did the honors of installing President Dianne Montgomery, Vice President Rhonda Gorman, Secretary Sue Sheridan, and Treasurer Kenneth Gammon.

President Lesa Welton presented the Holly Grove Ruritan’s Citizen of the Year award to Holly Grove Member (and Rapidan District Governor) Al MacDonald.

Congrats to the new club officers, and to Al MacDonald for a job well done!