Culpeper Ruritan Club Installs Officers for 2016

Back row: L-R Robert Houck, DonShuman, Dave Lockridge, Oliver Lohr, Aaron Martinak, Tim Rinker, Front row not identified (Photo credit Skip Price)

Back row: L-R Robert Houck, DonShuman, Dave Lockridge, Oliver Lohr, Aaron Martinak, Tim Rinker, Front row not identified. (Photo credit Skip Price)

The Culpeper Ruritan Club installed their Club Officers for 2016 on December 7, 2015, during their Annual Christmas Dinner and Spouses Night Party held at the Culpeper Baptist Retirement Home in Culpeper, VA. Rapidan District Treasurer, Robert Houck installed the new officers. The club officers will serve as the leaders of the Culpeper Ruritan Club from January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016.

The officers installed were: Don Shuman, President, Dave Lockridge, Vice President, Oliver Lohr, Treasurer, Aaron Martinak, Secretary, and Tim Rinker, First Year Director. Also in attendance during the dinner was the Zone 1 Governor of the Rapidan District, Al MacDonald.

Douglas Schmitt (photo by Skip Price)

Douglas Schmitt (photo by Skip Price)

Musical entertainment was provided during the dinner by Douglas Schmitt.


Earlysville Ruritan To Hold 14th Annual Bluegrass Show

14th Annual Bluegrass Show flyer

14th Annual Bluegrass Show flyer

The Earlysville Ruritan Club is holding their 14th Annual Bluegrass Show February 28, 2015 at the Albemarle High School Auditorium at 2775 Hydraulic Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901. Charles Frazier & The Virginia Ramblers, the Dark Hollow Bluegrass Band, and the Buck Island Bluegrass group will be performing during the show. The Earlysville Ruritan Club hosts this annual show as a fund-raiser for their various community service projects. The doors will open at 6:15 pm, the show starts at 7:00 pm. Ending time is approximately 10pm. Concessions will be available. No advance tickets will be sold.


Greene County Ruritan to Participate in Independence Day Celebration in Stanardsville

Statue of Liberty (free clip art)

Statue of Liberty (free clip art)

Greene County Ruritan members plan to participate in the July 5, 2015 Stanardsville Independence Day parade, and other volunteer duties to assist the Stanardsville Independence Day Committee with their plans for festivities in Stanardsville VA. The Stanardsville Independence Day Committee is raising money to fund the festivities.

Donors, sponsors, and parade float entrants are being sought. A parade is being planned, with prizes for the top three parade entries. Additional events will be determined by level of funding raised. Lots of family activities, local music, some reenactors, local artisans and vendors, and a few surprises are being planned.

The event will be free to the public and the Stanardsville Independence Day Committee hopes to raise enough money to put on a professional fireworks show.

No donation is too large or too small. Naming rights and advertised sponsorships available.

For more information, call Michael at 540-290-8344 or email at Michael.payne.mha@gmail.com.

A crowdfunding website and Facebook page will be created shortly.

Everyone is welcome! Come and share in the hospitality of the small town of Stanardsville!