Rapidan Ruritan District Governor Elected

Linda M Bradshaw

Linda M Bradshaw

Linda M Bradshaw, of Jeffersonton, VA has been elected to the position of District Governor to lead the Ruritan Club’s Rapidan District in 2015. Linda Bradshaw is a member of the Lignum Ruritan Club and has served as the Lt. Governor of the Rapidan District in 2014 and Secretary of the Jefferson VA Ruritan Club in 2013.

The election of the new District Governor came during the Rapidan District Convention held on November 29, 2014 at the Holiday Inn on Emmett Street in Charlottesville, VA. Also taking office in 2015 are Lt. Governor Irene Luck of the Louisa Ruritan Club, District Secretary Donald Hackler of the Louisa Ruritan Club, and District Treasurer Robert Houck of the Lignum Ruritan Club.

The Rapidan District serves nine counties in Virginia: Albemarle, Culpeper, Fluvanna, Goochland, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Orange, and Spotsylvania.

Ruritan Clubs have been improving communities and building a better America through fellowship, goodwill, and community service since 1928. Today there are more than 1,100 local Ruritan Clubs in 25 states across the United States. The Ruritan National Home Office, the headquarters of Ruritan, has been located in Newbern since 1965.

For more information about Ruritan membership or upcoming Ruritan activities in the Rapidan District, please leave a message through this contact form below, or use the form located on our “contact” page.

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Nine Month Anniversary of Rapidan District Going Online!

9 candle cake (free clip art)

9 candle cake (free clip art)

From the Desk of the 2014 Lt. Governor and Publicity Chairperson of the Rapidan District:

Nine months ago today, the Rapidan District went “online” with a temporary, unofficial website and associated Facebook page to “test the waters” to see if such a website would be of value to Ruritans. As of this writing on November 3, 2014, there have been 4941 “hits” on that unofficial website.

On August 22, 2014, the “official” website (this one) went online and the content of the original website was copied over to this site. As of today, there have been 1106 “hits” on this new website. Combined, that is a total of 6047 “hits!”

We would like to thank our readers for coming to visit our website(s) and encourage everyone to sign up to be a “follower” of this official website. You can do so by entering your email in the “Follow this by email” text box in the right sidebar near the bottom of this website. By “following” (or subscribing) new posts will automatically appear in your email inbox. Doing this will give you the convenience of being able to keep up-to-date on what is going on without having to physically come to the website every few days to see what is going on! We would like to encourage our readers to “bookmark” or “save” this website and use this one to keep abreast of what is happening in the District.

We would like to discontinue using the original one in the near future. We have noticed, however, that the original one is continuing to be used frequently by our readers, so we will not be de-activating it until we are more confidant that people have become comfortable with coming to this new one instead of the old one. We have posted on the original website a notice urging the readers that arrive there to come to this website.

We would also like to take this opportunity to encourage all of the twenty-four local Ruritan Clubs in the Rapidan District to send us press releases and notices about their events and meetings before AND after they are held so we can help spread the word about our great clubs! This is a great opportunity to help promote awareness and increase attendance and membership in our clubs!


Fluvanna County Ruritan Shares YouTube Video

During the Fluvanna County Ruritan Club’s 75th anniversary celebration held May 20, 2014, a very interesting video compiled by the Fluvanna County Ruritan Club’s President, Brandon Chiesa, was shown to the guests. Shortly after the celebration, we requested a digital copy of the video to share on this website. Brandon Chiesa graciously uploaded the video to YouTube, and sent us the link to the video. We are pleased to be able to share it on our website. The video is a little bit over thirteen minutes long. We hope you have the chance to relax and enjoy watching the video!


Thank you Brandon, for sharing the video with us, and thank you, Fluvanna County Ruritan for your 75 years of Fellowship, Goodwill, and Community service!


Salem Ruritan Club Featured in Fall 2014 Issue of Ruritan National Magazine

Salem Ruritan article in Ruritan Magazine Fall 2014

Salem Ruritan article in Ruritan Magazine Fall 2014

The Salem Ruritan Club was featured in the Fall 2014 Issue of the Ruritan National Magazine, on page 17. The article is about the three $1500 scholarship awards presented to local students. The article also covers the Salem Ruritan Club’s participation in the Culpeper County High School’s Senior Picnic. Congrats to the Salem Ruritan Club for getting their article in the Ruritan National Magazine!