The Richland Ruritans met on Sept. 14 and were treated to an informative presentation by Roger Griffith, the Campus Director and Community Outreach for Greenbrier-Mercer Co. Campus of the New River Community and Technical College. Griffith outlined the progress being made the NRCTC in various programs designed to build a skilled work force in the Greenbrier Valley. He spoke of the existing programs in welding, teaching, nursing, and accounting. New programs in electrical work and cosmetology were in development. Established in 2003, the NRCTC has been leader in West Virginia in providing educational opportunities in high-paying jobs.
The business meeting for the Richlands Ruritans initialed plans for their upcoming raffle. The Ruritans have planned the raffle of a pistol in order to raise money to fund additional community projects. The raffle ticket sales began on Sept. 6 and will end on Nov. 1. The raffle prize will be a Smith & Wesson M&P Bodyguard 380 pistol with integrated laser sight. Sales are limited to 100 tickets and the ticket price will be $10. See a local Richland Ruritan to buy a ticket.
The Richlands Ruritans club meets on the second Wednesday of each month for a dinner meeting at the Calvary Methodist Church on Midland Trail East in Richlands. The Ruritan Civic organization is a national network of clubs working together for a stronger America. The Ruritans’ focus is to support community services in small towns and rural communities across America. The Ruritans were founded in 1928 in Holland, VA, and celebrated their 93rd year last May. The Richlands Ruritans Club provides scholarships to local college students and 4-H campers.