Greene County Ruritan Club Officers for 2016 Installed; Military Veterans Honored

L-R Back Row Roy Dye, Andrea Wilkinson, Dick Early. Front Row Paul Harrington, Joanne Burkholder, Linda Bradshaw (photo credit Michael Urbanek)

L-R Back Row Roy Dye, Andrea Wilkinson, Dick Early. Front Row Paul Harrington, Joanne Burkholder, Linda Bradshaw (photo credit Michael Urbanek)

The Greene County Ruritan Club’s Officers for 2016 were installed on December 17, 2015, at the Rosebrook Inn in Stanardsville, VA, during their Annual Christmas Dinner. The 2015 Rapidan District Governor, Linda Bradshaw, installed the new officers. The club officers will serve as the leaders of the Greene County Ruritan Club from January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016.

The officers installed were Roy Dye, President, Andrea Wilkinson, Vice President, Paul Harrington, Secretary, Dick Early, Treasurer, and Joanne Burkholder, First Year Director.

After the installation, Bradshaw explained to the Greene County Ruritan Club the awards that the club had won for Community Service at the Rapidan District, and handed them to the club President, Andrea Wilkinson. The club won a “Silver” award for Public Service, and a “Gold” award for Social Development.

L-R Frank Wilczek, Steve Smith, Floyd Wilkinson, Norm Slezak, Carl Schmitt, Linda Bradshaw, Bob Burkholder, Dick Early, Bob Doerr, Tom Dean, Jerry Gore (photo Michael Urbanek)

L-R Frank Wilczek, Steve Smith, Floyd Wilkinson, Norm Slezak, Carl Schmitt, Linda Bradshaw, Bob Burkholder, Dick Early, Bob Doerr, Tom Dean, Jerry Gore (photo Michael Urbanek)

After the Community Service awards were given, Bradshaw honored the military veterans of the Greene County Ruritan Club with certificates of appreciation from the Rapidan District Cabinet. The presentation of the certificates was part of the Rapidan District’s efforts to and honor all of their local club’s veterans in 2015.

The veterans honored were: Robert Burkholder, Billy Caldwell, Tom Dean, Robert C. Doerr, Richard Early, Jerry Gore, Robert H. Grassi, James Ron Michael, Carl A. Schmitt, Norm Slezak, Steven S. Smith, Floyd Wilkinson, and Frank Wilzcek.

Greene County Ruritan Display Board (photo credit Linda Bradshaw)

Greene County Ruritan Display Board (photo credit Linda Bradshaw)

The Greene County Ruritan Club Display board that was used during the Rapidan District’s Convention in November 2015 was set up during the meeting for the members to enjoy. Plans are for the club to continue using the board at meetings and events to showcase their club’s events.


Rapidan District Cabinet Honors Louisa County Ruritan Veterans

L-R: George Marshall, Linda Bradshaw, John Gilmer, Larry Edmonds (photo credit Hank Smith)

L-R: George Marshall, Linda Bradshaw, John Gilmer, Larry Edmonds (photo credit Hank Smith)

The military veterans of the Louisa County Ruritan Club were honored September 15, 2015 at their September meeting in Louisa, VA, by presenting them with certificates of appreciation from the Rapidan District Cabinet 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.

The veterans honored were Larry Edmonds, John B. Gilmer, and George Marshall.


Rapidan District Cabinet Honors Culpeper Ruritan Club Veterans

John Croft. Posey Howell, Linda Bradshaw, Don Shuman (photo credit Hank Smith)

John Croft. Posey Howell, Linda Bradshaw, Don Shuman (photo credit Hank Smith)

The military veterans of the Culpeper Ruritan Club were honored September 12, 2015 at the Culpeper Ruritan’s annual picnic in Culpeper, VA, by presenting them with certificates of appreciation from the Rapidan District Cabinet 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.

The veterans honored were Curtis Brooking, John D. Croft, Craig Dennis, Posey Howell, Donald H. Shuman, Jr., and William D. Sisk.


Monticello Ruritan Club Honors Military Veteran and Welcomes Two New Members

Linda Bradshaw, Samuel Thacker, Wayne Shifflett (photo credit Hank Smith)

Linda Bradshaw, Samuel Thacker, Wayne Shifflett (photo credit Hank Smith)

Samuel Thacker, a military veteran of the Monticello Ruritan Club was honored August 11, 2015 at the Monticello Ruritan’s July meeting in Scottsville, VA, with a certificate of appreciation from the Rapidan District Cabinet during a visit by the Rapidan District Governor, Linda Bradshaw. The presentation of the certificate is part of the Rapidan District’s plans to thank, appreciate, and honor all of their local club’s veterans. The Monticello Ruritan Club further honored Thacker by presenting him with a “veteran” tab that fastens to the back of his Ruritan Membership lapel pin. The tab was presented by the Monticello Ruritan Club’s president, Wayne Shifflett.

During the same meeting, the Monticellow Ruritan Club welcomed two new members, Tim and Rhonda Scovill. The membership induction was also performed by Linda Bradshaw. Said Bradshaw “It is always an honor to be invited to welcome new Ruritan members to the clubs!”

Tim Scovill, Rhonda Scovill, Linda Bradshaw (photo credit Hank Smith)

Tim and Rhonda Scovill induction to Monticellow Ruritan, performed by Linda Bradshaw (photo credit Hank Smith)