Citizenship & Patriotism Committee Idea Exchange
Citizenship & Patriotism Committee Idea Exchange
Project Ideas taken from 2017-2018 Service Reports

Citizenship & Patriotism Committee Idea Exchange

 

  • Provide county Polling Location and members work the polls
  • Serve on Electoral Board
  • Displaying Ruritan and American Flag
  • Providing members/support to the Historical Review Board
  • Donated to Freedom Hunter Project
  • Flying and replacing damaged American Flags
  • Candidates forum
  • Donated to Wounded Warrior Project / Hours donated for Wounded Warriors Veteran’s Appreciation Day
  • Vet Dogs for the Blind
  • Program by the Commonwealth Attorney
  • Sponsored Patriotism Essay contest for Elementary School Students
  • Sponsored the American Legion Aux. – Girls State Delegate
  • Sponsored the American Legion Aux. – Boys State Delegate
  • Members serve on various local Government Boards
  • Sponsored Ruritan of the Year
  • City Crime Prevention
  • Veteran’s day Brunch at Senior Resource Center
  • Program on Flag/Veteran’s day at Senior Center
  • Local VFW 1211 Events
  • Honor member Veterans in November
  • Sponsor Local Boy Scout Troop
  • Contribute to USO  / USO Little Creek Naval Base Events
  • Donation for 4-H Congress / All-Star Participation
  • Various city Services Support
  • Ruritan National Foundation
  • Purchase flags; setup crosses and flags on Veterans graves for Memorial/Veterans Day
  • Collection box for flags
  •  For Kids/Homeless Families
  • Summer school at local church
  • Donated to Junior National Young Leaders conference
  • Workup for starting of local Ruri-Teen Club at Kellam High School
  • Donated use of Ruritan Community Complex/Center to the local VFW
  • President’s Emergency Fund
  • Served as City-Poll Watcher
  • Presentation of Scholarship to local high school student
  • Sponsor Get Out the Vote drive
  • Sponsor – Anchor Club Convention – delegate
  • Coordinate area Child ID program – VA Chip
  • Participate in local blood drive
  • Participate as judges – Boy Scout Troop – Public Speaking
  • Participate as judges – Scholarship Program local Credit Union (citizenship focus)
  • Military Mission Fundraiser
  • Military Coupon Collection
  • Donation toward Boy Scout Eagle Project
  • Veteran’s Appreciation Day Program
  • Volunteered with National Night Out Program
  • Donation of Christmas Wreaths to Horton Wreath Society – Hortan Veteran’s Cemetery
  • Donate volunteer hours at Portsmouth Naval Hospital Pharmacy
  • Transport / Assist veteran family to the VA Hospital
  • Volunteer hours as a Patriot Guard for Funeral Honor Missions
  • Patriotic Poster Contest
  • Supported teen to Leadership Ruritan Camp
  • Participated in serve the City
  • 4th of July Celebration
  • Easter Sunrise Breakfast
  • Donations to Area Food  Closet
  •  Good Citizenship Awards and Savings Bonds for Elementary School children
  • Held program by Police Dept. on School Safety and Crime
  • Keep America Safe, See Something, Say Something Project
  • Worked Prince George County Czeck/Slovak Festival
  • Honored the Mother of the Year
  • Sponsored Community Picnic / Patriotic All American Community Picnic
  • Displayed flags in the Holland Village for Veterans Day/Memorial Day/Independence Day
  • Support CAPS (Coalition Against Poverty in Suffolk) Night Stay for the homeless
  • St. Patrick’s day Parade
  • Annual Car Show
  • Olden Days Street Fair
  • Troop boxes [various morale boosting items sent to deployed US troops overseas)
  • Wine & Beer Fest Event
  • Bacon, BBQ & Bourbon Fest Event
  • BOB Fest Event
  • Community 4th of July Program
  • Contributed to fireworks display for 4th of July
  • Provide ASM Support / Leadership as Unit Commissioner, Contribute to Scout Troop
  • Worked at and contributed to Mission Ministries Food Bank
  • Repaired flag pole at Community Center
  • IOW/SMF/Windsor Crime Line
  • Various County Services support
  • Provide information on Absentee Voting
  • Distribute information on voting locations
  • Attend Death March Remembrance Ceremony with WWII Vet
  • Attend city Hall Veteran Celebration
  •  Student Scholarships
  • Donated to & held special 4-H Meeting for the 4-H Chicken Youth Farmers
  • Participated in community Memorial day Service
  • Volunteered, taught and donated funds for local Vacation bible School
  • Honored Volunteer of the Year
  • Sponsored & executed Town Christmas Parade
  • Sponsored & executed community thanksgiving service
  • Community blood drive in cooperation with Red Cross
  • Gave out Rudy Bears at July 4th parade
  • Military Lighted Window Program to Support Our Troops Lighted Candle in Window at Home 24/7
  • Veteran Cemetery Society Donation
  • Club went to the V.A. Hospital several times over the past year to feed, visit and entertain patients
  • Volunteered with Parks/Rec Foundation
  • Participated in Military Associations
  • Veteran Christmas Gift Bags & stockings
  • Gave Christmas Stockings to Police and Fire
  • Transportation for senior to the hospital
  • American Red Cross Donation
  • Feeding the Homeless
  • Purchased & setup solar flag pole
  • Distributed NNO Flyers
  • Donated to Armed Services YMCA
  • Shipped bedsheets to retirement home in Puerto Rico

  

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

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