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Amazon Smile

Amazon Smile

From the Desk of the 2015 Rapidan District Governor

It is with great pleasure that I am sharing with you the news I received today that the Ruritan National Foundation has signed up to participate in the Amazon Smile program!

I would like to challenge all Ruritan members that shop on Amazon dot com to sign up for the Amazon Smile program and designate their chosen charity as the Ruritan National Foundation. The Amazon Smile program is a way to shop through Amazon, and have a percentage of the price of your “eligible purchases” be donated to your designated charity. In this case, Ruritan’s National Foundation!

This is a no-cost method for the Amazon shopper way to get money to the Foundation! What are you waiting for? Here are details about how it works, taken from the Amazon dot com’s website:

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Local Ruritan Leaders Attend National Conference

L-R: Sarah Kelly, Linda Bradshaw

L-R: Sarah Kelly, Linda Bradshaw

Sarah Kelly and Linda Bradshaw attended the 2015 Ruritan National Summer Leadership Conference June 18-20 at the New River Community College in Dublin, VA. While they were there, they learned about new programs to improve America’s communities and revitalize the community service organization.

The conference was sponsored by the Ruritan National Office in Dublin, VA. as part of the organization’s ongoing training program for volunteer leaders.

Sarah is a member of the Stonewall District Ruritan Club in Winchester, and is the National Director of the Rapidan and Rockingham Districts.

Linda is a member of the Lignum Ruritan Club in Culpeper and is the Rapidan District’s Governor and Publicity Chair.

Attendees of the conference included Ruritan District Governors, Lt. Governors and Area Governors from Districts and Areas across 25 states, as well as other District leaders along with a host of volunteer speakers and seminar leaders.

At the conference, participants also met with national volunteer leaders and Ruritan staff members to discuss current issues and activities that affect Ruritan clubs and Ruritan members in their districts and areas. Some of the topics discussed included growth and development, leadership training, publicity, the Ruritan Foundation, and legal issues.

Conference participants represented 28,000 Ruritan members in over 40 Ruritan Districts and Areas that reach from the tidewater area of Virginia to the corn belts of Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska.


2014 Rapidan District Convention Message From National Director Candidate David Thompson

National Director Ad David Thompson

National Director Ad David Thompson

The following is a message from National Director Candidate David Thompson from the 2014 Rapidan District Convention:

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Past National Director Arthur “Art” Pflug passes

Posted on the Facebook Page “I am Ruritan” by Linda Melton at 3:33pm 7-15-14
It is with sadness I report the passing of Past National Director Arthur ‘Art’ Pflug. Art was a dedicated member of the McDonald-Black Fox (TN) Ruritan club.Art joined Ruritan in 1995. He has served Ruritan as National Director, District Governor, Club President as well as many other positions with Ruritan. He was very active in his community serving on several boards. At the time of his passing he was serving as a fill in pastor for the Presbyterian church. We will miss Art. His love and dedication to his family, Ruritan and his community is a testimony to all who knew and loved him.

Services for Art are as follows:
Visitation is Wednesday, July 16, 2014 from 2-4pm at the First Presbyterian Church, 433 N Ocoee Street, Cleveland, TN with funeral service following the visitation at 4pm. The family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made to the charity of your choice.

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