Details of this dinner can be found on our calendar of events, or on our new, official webpage! For details, click here!
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!
From the desk of the Lt. Governor:
Shortly after I joined the Ruritan club I found myself at one of the events, gazing at the Ruritan banner. That was when I first noticed the RUS and URBS inside the circle of the logo. I had no idea what RUS and URBS meant. I asked a couple of my fellow Ruritans what it meant, and they all shrugged. “I don’t know” was the verbal answer if anyone bothered to answer me. Then someone referred me to the club’s expert that knows EVERYTHING and he gladly explained to me that they were the latin words for “country” and “town.”
Last night, at the Zone 2 & 3 combined meeting, one of the Ruritan members asked me what the RUS and URBS meant. I explained, and made a mental note to add this explanation to the District Website – just in case anyone else might be interested!
So now you know, our logo explains we are a “country and town” club!
The following Press Release was emailed today to several local newspapers that serve the Rapidan District. The template for the press release was provided by Ruritan National at the 2014 Summer Leadership Conference.
If you notice the story being published, would you please be kind enough to notify us? We don’t get copies of all of the papers in the area.
Here is a copy of the press release:
Local Ruritan Leaders Attend National Conference
DUBLIN, Va. ~ Alexander MacDonald of Mineral VA, Linda Bradshaw of Jeffersonton VA, and Perry Marshman of Unionville VA attended the 2014 Ruritan National Summer Leadership Conference held in Dublin,VA at New River Community College June 19-20. While they were there, they learned about new programs to improve America’s communities and revitalize the organization. The conference was sponsored by the Ruritan National Office in Dublin, VA. as part of the organization’s ongoing training program for volunteer leaders. Alexander MacDonald is a member of the Holly Grove Ruritan Club and serves the Rapidan District as District Governor. Linda Bradshaw is a member of the Lignum Ruritan Club and serves the Rapidan District as District Lt. Governor. Perry Marshman is a member and President of the East Orange Ruritan Club and serves the Rockingham District as National Director.
Attendees included Ruritan District Governors, Lt. Governors and Area Governors from Districts and Areas across 25 states, as well as other District leaders along with a host of volunteer speakers and seminar leaders. At the conference, participants also met with national volunteer leaders and Ruritan staff members to discuss current issues and activities that affect Ruritan clubs and Ruritan members in their districts and areas. Some of the topics discussed included growth and development, leadership training, and legal issues.
Conference participants represented 28,000 Ruritan members in over 40 Ruritan Districts and Areas that reach from the tidewater area of Virginia to the corn belts of Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska. Since 1928, Ruritan Clubs have been improving communities and building a better America through fellowship, goodwill and community service. Today there are more than 1,000 clubs in 25 states across the United States. The Ruritan National Office, the headquarters of Ruritan, has been located in Newbern since 1965. Contact Alexander MacDonald at 804-556-5233 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about Ruritan membership or upcoming Ruritan activities.