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.


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.


Salem Ruritan Club Installs Officers for 2016

L-R Bob Houck, Robert Thornbill, Pat Kennedy, Max Weber, Barry Beale (photo provided by Salem Ruritan Club)

L-R Bob Houck, Robert Thornbill, Pat Kennedy, Max Weber, Barry Beale (photo provided by Salem Ruritan Club)

The Salem Ruritan Club installed their Club Officers for 2016 on December 22, 2015, during their regular meeting at the New Salem Baptist Church in Culpeper, VA. Rapidan District Treasurer, Robert Houck, installed the new officers. The club officers will serve as the leaders of the Salem Ruritan Club from January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016.

The officers installed were: Pat Kennedy, President, Robert Thornbill, Vice President, Max Weber, Secretary, and Barry Beale, Treasurer, and Doug Lingenfelter, Director.


Lignum Ruritan Club Installs Officers for 2016

L-R Rozelle Amick, Tommy Gaulden, Deborah Gaulden, Jaycen Creasy, Sandra Ruthorford, Irene Luck (photo credit Linda Bradshaw)

L-R Rozelle Amick, Tommy Gaulden, Deborah Gaulden, Jaycen Creasy, Sandra Ruthorford, Irene Luck (photo credit Linda Bradshaw)

The Lignum Ruritan Club installed their Club Officers for 2016 on December 10, 2015, during their Annual Christmas Dinner held at their clubhouse in Lignum, VA. The 2015 Rapidan District Lt. Governor, Irene Luck, installed the new officers. The club officers will serve as the leaders of the Lignum Ruritan Club from January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016.

The officers installed were Debroah Gaulden, President, Rozelle Amick, Vice President, Jaycen Creasy, Secretary, Tommy Gaulden, Treasurer, and Sandra Rutherford, First Year Director.

L-R Deborah Gaulden, Pam Harris (photo credit Linda Bradshaw)

L-R Deborah Gaulden, Pam Harris (photo credit Linda Bradshaw)

After the installation, Deborah Gaulden presented Pam Harris, the 2015 Lignum Ruritan Club President, with a Past President’s lapel pin.

Rev. Stan Mulford (photo credit Linda Bradshaw)

Rev. Stan Mulford (photo credit Linda Bradshaw)

The guest speaker at the meeting was Rev. Stan Mulford, pastor of the Hopewell and Richardsville United Methodist Churches. Rev. Mulford provided the club with an entertaining and informative presentation about the origins of Christmas celebrations.