Business & Professions Committee Idea Exchange
Business & Professions Committee Idea Exchange
Project Ideas taken from 2017-2018 Service Reports

Business & Professions Committee Idea Exchange


  • Co-Op Planning workshop
  • Ruritan Club Scholarship
  • Sponsor club member(s) to attend National / District Convention  
  • Sponsor of Strawberry Festival
  • Donated School Supplies for Elementary School
  • Sponsored Excellence in Agriculture Award (Man of the Year in Agriculture)
  • Donate use of Ruritan Community Complex/Center to local organizations for fundraising events
  • Donate use of Ruritan Community complex to Farm Bureau
  • Build Your Dollars Ruritan National Scholarship
  • Business of the Year
  • President’s Emergency Fund
  • Annual Community Income Tax Update and Financial Planning Presentation
  • Estate Planning Program
  • Probate Seminar conducted
  • Small Business Seminar
  • Setup community and Ruritan Displays
  • Provide Community Musical Entertainment
  • Recognition for Area Businesses
  • Support FFA Show
  • Supported County Fair
  • Recognized Outstanding Teacher / Teacher of the Year
  • Tour local businesses
  • Support unemployed individuals to acquire employment
  • Served on area water and sewer authority board
  • Fire Safety in the home program
  • Home Safety Program
  • Donation and volunteers to SPCA
  • Senior Citizens Safety Program
  •  Donate to Local Shelter to help replace frozen water pipes
  • Trained officers throughout the district
  • Western Tidewater Free Clinic Speaker
  • Southern States Petroleum Coop speaker
  • Built two wheel chair ramps and two new steps for handicapped
  • Provided counselor for Virginia Central Burn Camp
  • Provided counselor for International Firefighters Association Burn Camp
  • Ruritan Foundation Auction
  • Provide members/support to Federal Managers Association Chapter 3
  • Provide members/support to AARP
  • Operation Mainstream, a program that educates the community on today’s ‘Pork Practices’
  • Honored Fireman of the Year
  • Members volunteered for Down Home day at local Agricultural Museum
  • Members volunteered for Heritage Day at local Agricultural Museum
  • Donated funds to Community College to support their newly formed softball, baseball and golf programs
  • Donation to Fire Dept. for local golf tournament as hole sponsor
  • Held community dinner & auction to help local businesses advertise and promote their products
  • Ruritan of the Year
  • Donation to County Social Services
  • Donated Fund to Fire Dept. in honor of Fireman of the Year
  • Sponsored Youth to go to 4-H Camp
  • Promoted and supported Parks and Rec Events
  • Supported local Business through sponsorship in Founders Day Program
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Partner with Pioneer School
  • Donations to High School Bands
  • Sponsor Car Show
  • Participated in local county crop production meetings
  •  Citizen of the Year
  • Donated to Holland District Foundation Charity Golf Tournament
  • Christmas Party held with local business leaders and Rotary Membership
  • Donated Cole Slaw & Ice for YMCA Local Golf Charity tournament
  • Donated coffee for two days at RAM (Remote Area Medical) weekend event


(The 2017-18 Holland District Community Service reports contained these projects for Business & Profession.  This list is for the purpose of idea exchange only.)

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