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WELCOME to Abingdon Ruritan Club’s website. Throughout our web site, you will see some of the things our club is planning and some of the things we have already done. You may click on the various tabs to get more information about specific things such as facility rentals, seafood festivals, scholarships, community service committees, etc. We hope you will visit this site often to see what we have done and what we are doing to serve our community and to help make it a great place to live.

EXCITING NEW EVENT

Indulge your taste buds and rock out to the rhythm of fantastic tunes at the most tantalizing event of the season: the Bourbon Bacon & Beer Fest June 15th. Visit our Bourbon Festival Tab for additional information.

Incoming 202

Ruritan Sunday

Each year on a Sunday during May, Ruritan clubs nationwide observe the civic group’s founding.

Members are invited to attend worship service together, usually at a member’s church.

Ruritan Sunday

“Except for my family and church, Ruritan is most important to me.”
This expression is heard frequently when Ruritans meet and reflects the kind of persons that make up the membership of Ruritan Clubs. Most are solid citizens with deep religious convictions. When Ruritan started in Holland, Virginia on May 21, 1928, the leaders of that small community gathered with the hope that the fellowship at the monthly evening meal would lead to a spirit of goodwill between the “town folk” and the farmers; i.e. urban and rural. The motto, “Fellowship, Goodwill and Community Service” indicates a growth in the concept of the club purpose that caused its ideal to grow from the original fellowship to become the most active civic service organization in America in terms of service to the community.
Much of the community service provided by Ruritan Clubs
during their history has benefited churches; particularly small and beginning churches.
It is appropriate, therefore, that this day of worship be designated as “Ruritan Sunday” in honor of these thousands of dedicated persons who have given of themselves to make the churches stronger and the communities better places in which to live and
work.
CREATING THRIVING COMMUNITIES
ACROSS AMERICA

On Ruritan Sunday, May 19th 2024, we also pause to remember our members who passed this past year:

ARC members will meet at Union Baptist Church 9254 Guinea Rd, Hayes, VA 23072 ·

2023 Board of Officers

At the annual ARC Christmas Banquet, National President-Elect Robin Davenport installed the following 2024 Leadership Team:

President Rick Scott

Vice President Dean Marzocca

Secretary Dianne Woolley

Treasurer Ann Dugas

5-Year Director Doug Johnson

Also at the banquet:

President Tony presented awards to three individuals for their excellence:

First Award was to Rachel Wells for her life long years of volunteering. Due to
illness, Rachel was not able to attend, but her husband, LT, accepted for her.

Second Award was to Raven Cash for Rookie of the year, she chaired the Public Service Committee
which received Gold Recognition at the Chesapeake District Convention.

Third Award was to Scott Olmsted, who received a standing ovation when
this award was announced. He is the recipient of the 2023 ARC Ruritan of
the Year Award.

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What is a Ruritan?

Ruritan’s purpose is to create a better understanding among people and through volunteer community service, make America’s communities better places in which to live and work. The slogan of Ruritan is “Fellowship, Goodwill and Community Service.” Club membership represents a cross-section of the community in which the club serves, and is not restrictive with regard to occupation, social position, or any other specific criteria.

Ruritan National has nearly 25,000 members throughout the United States, that work to improve more than 900 local communities. Since the organization’s beginning in 1928, Ruritan Clubs have served America with Fellowship, Goodwill, and Community Service. Ruritan is a civic service organization made up of local clubs in urban areas, small towns and rural communities.

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