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 Wolftown Ruritan Club Veterans

L-R Paul Davis,  Doug Jenkins, Linda Bradshaw, John (Jack) Melone (photo credit Hank Smith)

L-R Paul Davis, Doug Jenkins, Linda Bradshaw, John (Jack) Melone (photo credit Hank Smith)

The Rapidan District Ruritan Cabinet honored the military veterans of the Wolftown Ruritan Club July 14, 2015 at the Wolftown Ruritan’s monthly meeting in Madison, 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.


Hunters For The Hungry Update 5-29-15

Hunters for the Hungry Logo

Hunters for the Hungry Logo

From the Desk of the District Governor, Linda Bradshaw:

Earlier this week I received a newsletter in the U.S. Mail from the Hunters For The Hungry. For those of you who may not know, the Hunters For The Hungry is a charity that is widely supported by Ruritan Clubs across Virginia. Looking through the newsletter, I was proud to read that Ruritan Clubs Across Virginia are in their list of 2014 Financial Donors in the category of “$50,000 and up.” There was no higher category on their list, and there was only one other listing. That other listing was the Wal-Mart Foundation.

Reading further into the newsletter (on their page 7,) there is a chart that listed the individual Districts and clubs that donated, and I was proud to read that ten clubs in the Rapidan District had donated a total of $1,900 in 2014. That donation of $1,900 resulted in 16,720 servings of venison! Good work, and kudos to all!

Page 7 Newsletter Vol 23 No 1

Hunters For The Hungry Page 7 Newsletter Vol 23 No 1

More information about the Hunters For The Hungry can be found on the Hunters for the Hungry website.


Lignum Ruritan Club Installs New Officers During December Meeting

Fred Creasy, Joyce Willis, Tommy Gaulden, Debbie Gaulden, Pam Harris

Fred Creasy, Joyce Willis, Tommy Gaulden, Debbie Gaulden, Pam Harris

The Lignum Ruritan Club held its 2015 Officer Installation December 11, 2014 at the club headquarters in Lignum VA during their regular December club meeting. Zone Governor Fred Creasy did the honors of installing President Pam Harris, Vice President Debbie Gaulden, Secretary Tommy Gaulden, Treasurer Bob Houck (in absentia,) and the new 3-year director Joyce Willis. President Pam Harris presented Ruritan of the Year youth member Jaycen Creasy with a wooden plaque celebrating his Ruritan of the Year award.

During the regular business meeting that evening, Harris advised the club members that the Lignum Ruritan Club won a Silver Award for Social Development that was presented during the Rapidan District Convention, and passed the award around for the members to see.

Pam Harris, Jaycen Creasy

Pam Harris, Jaycen Creasy

Congrats to the new club officers, and to Jaycen for his Ruritan of the Year award!