The Richlands Ruritans met at 7 p.m. on Apr. 13 at the Calvary Methodist Church in Richlands. In addition to a business meeting, the Ruritans met a candidate for Greenbrier County Commissioner, DeEtta King Hunter. The speaker for the evening meeting was Brent Thompson who spoke on the present-day election system in America.
Thompson gave the background on the election process as established in the Constitution of 1789 and subsequent changes to this process. He explained the proposed changes to the electoral system as specified in the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact and several pending legislative bills in Congress.
In the business portion of the meeting, the club made preparations for their upcoming raffle and the annual family picnic in July.
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, Virginia, and celebrated their 93rd year last May. The Richlands Ruritans Club provides scholarships to local college students and 4-H campers and maintains Tuckwiller Park.