The Richlands Ruritans meeting, held on June 10, at the Calvary Methodist Church in Richlands, was the first meeting after a two-month recess for the Coronavirus pandemic. The meeting was a business meeting devoted to catching up on club business and preparing for future meetings.
Donations to the Greenbrier 4-H Youth Camp and the Community Service Award to the Shephard Center were approved by the membership. Preparations were discussed and approved for the annual July club picnic. A highway clean-up project will be scheduled in the fall.
It was noted that the club received a Bronze Award for Community Service from the National Headquarters of Ruritans in Dublin, VA. The award was presented for services rendered in 2019.
Club members were treated to a home cooked dinner at the meeting.
The Richlands Ruritans club meets on the second Wednesday of each month for a dinner meeting at the Calvary Methodist Church on Route 60W. 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, Virginia, and celebrated their 92nd year this May. The Richlands Ruritans Club provides scholarships to local college students and 4-H campers and maintains Tuckwiller Park.