Business and Professions Committee

ARC Club Members regularly participate in networking with members of the Gloucester Chamber of Commerce during their monthly “After Hours” socials. Once the Governor loosens the restrictions on crowd size, we will continue to participate in this worthwhile interface.

Chamber of Commerce After Hours event at the Abingdon Ruritan Club


Each year, ARC members regularly participate in “Reality Store” with one of the Gloucester middle schools. The intent is to teach youngsters how to budget and manage money as an adult, using real life examples of how to manage a household. These sessions have been very effective in teaching students how to manage monthly payments for mortgages, rent, groceries, vehicles, gas, utilities, and clothes, along with annual payments for taxes and insurances.

ARC members front left Ben Stenneck, Bunny Ekdahl, Don Sciria, and Roger Dick. Back row from left Betsy Tuttle, Wade Bunn, and Josie Lankford

Our Club partners with other organizations in the Community. One way we do that is to publicize how we relate to the Community. The picture below displays pictorially what we are all about. SONA Bank displayed this in one of the banks with great reviews from the Community. 

Abingdon Ruritan Club participated and assisted in a Job Fair for Senior at Gloucester High School. When possible, we will pursue this again.


Plans are currently being made for a joint Gloucester Chamber of Commerce-Abingdon Ruritan Club Mystery Murder Dinner Theater. Once details are finalized and date approved, we will publish that information on this Web Site. Stay tuned! It promises to be an extraordinary event!