Welcome to the Ruritan Rapidan District Website

Rapidan District map

Rapidan District map

Welcome to the temporary (and officially approved by the Cabinet) Ruritan Rapidan District Website! This website is new, and under construction. Hopefully in the next few days more information will be added to the website, to provide you with better information about the Rapidan District, and the local clubs within the Rapidan District Boundaries. In the next few weeks we plan to move this website to a location where there will be more features (such as a better calendar of events) no ads, and a completely unique domain name. This interim website will serve just fine for the moment! Please bear with us while we enter the information highway! If you see an error, please contact the webmaster, and every effort will be made to correct the error as quickly as possible!

The Rapidan District serves twenty-four local Ruritan Clubs in nine counties in Virginia:


Past National Director Arthur “Art” Pflug passes

Posted on the Facebook Page “I am Ruritan” by Linda Melton at 3:33pm 7-15-14
It is with sadness I report the passing of Past National Director Arthur ‘Art’ Pflug. Art was a dedicated member of the McDonald-Black Fox (TN) Ruritan club.Art joined Ruritan in 1995. He has served Ruritan as National Director, District Governor, Club President as well as many other positions with Ruritan. He was very active in his community serving on several boards. At the time of his passing he was serving as a fill in pastor for the Presbyterian church. We will miss Art.┬áHis love and dedication to his family, Ruritan and his community is a testimony to all who knew and loved him.

Services for Art are as follows:
Visitation is Wednesday, July 16, 2014 from 2-4pm at the First Presbyterian Church, 433 N Ocoee Street, Cleveland, TN with funeral service following the visitation at 4pm. The family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made to the charity of your choice.


July 13 2014 Update on Ruritan National President Elliott Hogge posted on “I am Ruritan” Facebook Page

Taken from the “I am Ruritan” Facebook Page, originally posted by Sandra Hogge on July 13, 2014 approximately 8:42am:

Thank you all for your continuing prayers and outreach to us. Every single day a card, a phone call, or a visitor has arrived to show Elliott some love! Elliott has made a remarkable physical recovery in the last 7 weeks. He still has three sessions a week with a speech therapist, and he is doing his speech “homework” as well. He is working very hard! Sometimes I get tired just watching. The stroke caused two speech-related conditions: aphasia and apraxia of speech. His intellect is intact, he can read, he can do math, and his thought processes are fine, but the problem is the spoken word, in that he sometimes has difficulty saying the word he wants to say. He is still early in the healing process, so please continue to pray for his complete recovery.

You Tube video of the Buck Nelson Band that performed at the Ruritan 2014 Summer Leadership Conference

On June 20, 2014, the Ruritan Summer Leadership Conference attendees were treated to a picnic at nearby Randolph Park, and a performance by a local band by the name of Buck Nelson. Here is a YouTube video of one of the songs they performed on that date. This video is of the actual performance of that date and location.

Thanks for the performance guys, you were awesome!

Five Months Down

5 candles cake (free clip art)

5 candles cake (free clip art)

This website celebrated its five month anniversary on July 3, 2014. This post would have been published then, but an unexpected power outage due to a storm postponed that from happening.

Since the website made it’s debut in February, there have been 3,071 hits! Not too shabby! We’d like to thank our readers for their continued loyalty!

Blog Stats widget data as of 7-4-14

Blog Stats widget data as of 7-4-14

In previous months, we have posted more details and stats for this website, but we have determined to forgo that. Chances are pretty good that nobody really is that interested in all that techno-geek data anyway!

We hope to continue to provide valuable information to the public, and members, of and about the Rapidan District of the Ruritan Club!