We had a great time at our summer picnic with food provided by Monks BBQ. We were joined by special guest Gwyneth, one of four Woodgrove Seniors that were awarded Scholarships from the Lovettsville-Waterford Ruritan Club. It was nice to have her visit and tell us about her future plans. Good Luck Gwyneth!
Everyone had a great night as the Lovettsville-Waterford Ruritans got together for our monthly dinner meeting at Flying Ace Brewery. Wendy Dalton, the sponsorship chair with the Lovettsville Dolphins, came to update the club on the Lovettsville swim team. The team has been a member of the Old Dominion Swim League since 2004 and the Ruritans have always been a supporter of the team. The Dolphins are more than a swim team to Lovettsville and Waterford, as life long friendships and sportsmanship develop amongst the swimmers.
Becky Lane, our Ruritan District National Director, and Rappahanock District Governor Graham Overman also joined our monthly meeting to update the club on the latest developments at the national level. Ruritan National wants to increase membership across all levels and several suggestions on how to grow locally were discussed. If you are interested in learning more about what Ruritans do and how to become a member, join us for dinner at the monthly meeting . We meet every 3rd Thursday of the month upstairs at Flying Ace Brewery. Contact us at email@example.com and let us know you want to come.
Congratulations Chris E for winning the Fill Your Freezer Raffle with Lucky ticket #89. Thank You to everyone for supporting the Ruritans by purchasing a ticket. The funds raised help with fun activities like last weekend’s Eggstravaganza and also support the local Food Bank, youth activities and other needs in our community. Next month we will award 4 Scholarships and 1 Grant to 5 graduating Seniors and we couldn’t do any of these things without your support.
It was all hands on deck as everyone pitched in and prepped over 7000 eggs for the return of the Eggstravaganza!! If you ever wondered what a Ruritan does, its as easy as sitting around the table prepping eggs for an Easter egg hunt and catching up with your neighbors.
The Club held our monthly meeting and dinner at Flying Ace Brewery on St. Patick’s Day. The 30th anniversary of the founding of the Lovettsville-Waterford Ruritans was celebrated with a plaque from Ruritan National President Glen Broadwater recognizing the anniversary. Club President Chuck Hedges presented the commemorating plaque to founding members Johnny and Dennis.
Pack 962 Den leader Callie was the guest speaker this month and she give us an update of all the happenings with the Pack. The L-W Ruritans are the charter sponsors of Pack 962. The kitchen at Flying Ace was up and running and everyone enjoyed the Smashburger with all the toppings. Marylou made a beautiful cake to celebrate the anniversary. If you want to know more about what we do for the community, come join us for dinner at our monthly meeting. Email firstname.lastname@example.org , we meet the 3rd Thursday of every month.
There’s still time to get your tickets for the Ruritans Meat Raffle and we’re now accepting online payment with Zelle. Farm raised meat from Lovettsville’s own Long Stone Farm with all funds raised supporting programs in Lovettsville and Waterford. Help your community and get some delicious, locally raise meat. For more information call or text 540.687.1171 or email email@example.com. Thanks for all the support!
Nancy Spannaus joined us as the guest speaker at the February Ruritan club meeting held at @flyingacebrewery. She presented the club with a certificate of appreciation from the New Jerusalem Church Food Pantry. Nancy updated the club on the needs of the food pantry and the ways that it is able to offer support in our community. The pantry plays a vital role in feeding families in need in Lovettsville, Waterford and the surrounding area. We are honored to support them.
New members Jim and Kate were welcomed to the club in February. If you are interested in becoming a Ruritan, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. to learn about how you can make a difference in the the community. New members are always welcome!
The Ruritans are selling Raffle tickets for Locally raised meat from Long Stone Farm. Your choice to mix and match from beef, pork or chicken. Long Stone Farm will even work with you so you can choose the meat when you want it, no need to take delivery all at once! Email email@example.com or call 540-687-1171 to purchase tickets. Click here for more information
Everyone had a great time at Flying Ace Brewery as we celebrated the end of 2021 (good riddance!) and swore in our 2022 Officers. We’re all looking forward to 2022 and the 30th Anniversary of our club. Special thanks to Graham for coming up from Hamilton to officiate the swearing in.
Congratulations Darnell for winning the raffle for the 1/4 steer with raffle ticket #87. Thank you to everyone that purchased a ticket!