Jefferson VA Ruritans Install New Officers and Initiate Four New Members

L-R: Paul Oesterreicher, Berthel Watkins, Buddy Williams, Perry Cabot, Evelyn Caroline, David Rowe, Al MacDonald (photo by Jefferson Ruritan Club)

L-R: Paul Oesterreicher, Berthel Watkins, Buddy Williams, Perry Cabot, Evelyn Caroline, David Rowe, Al MacDonald (photo by Jefferson Ruritan Club)

The families and guests of the Jefferson VA Ruritan Club celebrated the installation of the new club officers, and the initiation of four new club members. The celebration was held during the club’s December 2015 Christmas dinner/meeting at the Jeffersonton Community Center in Jeffersonton, VA. Al MacDonald, the Rapidan District’s Zone Governor for the Jefferson VA Ruritan Club performed both ceremonies.

L-R: David Rowe, Betsy Dovell, Jennifer Caroline, Tamara Dovell, Troy Dovell, Al MacDonald (photo by Jefferson Ruritan Club)

L-R: David Rowe, Betsy Dovell, Jennifer Caroline, Tamara Dovell, Troy Dovell, Al MacDonald (photo by Jefferson Ruritan Club)

The 2016 Jefferson Ruritan Club officers installed were: David Rowe, President, Perry Cabot, Secretary, Evelyn Caroline, Treasurer, and directors Paul Oesterreicher, Berthel Watkins, and Buddy Williams.

The new members installed were: Jennifer Caroline, Betsy Dovell, Tamara Dovell, and Troy Dovell.


Rapidan District Cabinet and Brightwood Ruritan Club Honors Brightwood Ruritan Club Veterans, Welcomes Two New Members

Photo credit Andy Anderson. Left to right: Bill Heflin, George Sedner, Linda Bradshaw, Richard Fletcher, Jim Gaines

Photo credit Andy Anderson. Left to right: Bill Heflin, George Sedner, Linda Bradshaw, Richard Fletcher, Jim Gaines

The Rapidan District Ruritan Cabinet honored the military veterans of the Brightwood Ruritan Club April 27, 2015 at the Brightwood Ruritan’s Clubhouse in Brightwood, 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.

In addition to the certificates, Bradshaw presented the veterans with a “veteran” tab that fastens to their Ruritan Membership lapel pin. The “veteran” tab was provided by the Brightwood Ruritan Club, and was procured from Ruritan National.

Photo credit: Hank Smith. Left to right: Linda Bradshaw, Bill Heflin, Sandra Youmans, Donny Nicholson

Photo credit: Hank Smith. Left to right: Linda Bradshaw, Bill Heflin, Sandra Youmans, Donny Nicholson

During the meeting Bradshaw also inducted two new members, Donny Nicholson and Sandra Youmans into the Brightwood Ruritan Club.

More information about the Brightwood Ruritan Club can be found on our Madison County Ruritan Clubs page.


Honorable William Suter Guest Speaker for Belmont Ruritan Club January 2015 Meeting

William Suter (photo from Wikipedia)

William Suter (photo from Wikipedia)

The Honorable William Suter, will be the featured guest speaker January 6, 2015, at 7pm at the Belmont Ruritan Club’s monthly meeting. Suter, a Vietnam War and Gulf War veteran, was the Assistant Judge Advocate of the US Army from August 1, 1985 to February 1, 1991, and the 19th Clerk of the Supreme Court of the United States from February 1, 1991 to August 31, 2013. His full bio can be read on Wikipedia

This meeting promises to be extremely interesting, and Belmont Ruritan members are encouraged to invite prospective new members (our friends, relatives, and neighbors) to attend this meeting to learn about our club, our community service, and enjoy the goodwill, good food and fellowship.


Salem VA Ruritan Club Installs New Officers

Ruritan logo with flag

Ruritan logo with flag

Salem VA Ruritan Club held their 2015 Officer Installation December 16, 2014 at their club headquarters in Culpeper during their regular December club meeting. Zone Governor Fred Creasy, did the honors of installing President Pat Kennedy, Vice President Robert Thornhill, Secretary Max Weber, Treasurer Barry Beale, and the new 3-year director Phil Hawkins. Two new members, Robert Baker and Douglas Lingenfelter were initiated by Creasy during the meeting. Four members received perfect attendance certificates, and club members were advised that the Salem VA Ruritan Club received a Gold Award for Social Development during the annual Rapidan District Convention held November 29, 2014.

Congrats to the new club officers, and welcome to the new members!