2019 Ruritan National Convention
Informational Booths Found at the National Convention
- Hunters for the Hungry - A Ruritan Partner: Visit their Website for more details.
- National D-Day Memorial - A Ruritan Partner: Visit their Website for more details.
- The Dictionary Project
- 2020 Ruritan National Convention in Kingsport, NC
- 2020 National Convention Flyer Basic Details - Plan ahead to attend.
- 2019 Foundation Fellowship Cruise
- 2019 Cruise Details: September 14 - 19, 2019
- 2019 Ruritan Youth Leadership Camp!
- Real Time Pain Relief: Fundraising Opportunity
- Xyngular: Visit their website for more Information
Ruritan National Foundation
The Foundation Auction is a highlight of all conventions and the 2019 Convention is no exception. This year's proceeds were $12,400. (Photo 1) Calvin Shelton served as auctioneer with our Rudy Youth of the Year and Ruri-Teen of the Year serving as Runners. (Photo 2) 50th Anniversary Cake for Reception (Photo 3) Shepherd McClenny from the South Norfolk Club donated many lead crystal items which was a major hit of the auction. (Photo 4) Ruritan Foundation Cake for Reception (Photo 5) Ron White from the Holland Club won a mystery bag.
During the Business Meeting, Jayson Duncan, 2018 Foundation President reported that the 2019 Build Your Dollar Scholarships would be $600. The Creeds Club was recognized for their Friends Endowed Fund "Creeds Club Educational Fund" that was reached this past year. The "Nan York 2017 Holland District Governor Educational Fund" was recognized for being establishing as a permanent Fund. The Ruritan National Foundation will continue to provide monthly blasts to keep you informed of Foundation News.
Ruritan Forever Recognition
Dan Daughtrey was recognized for the honor of being made a Ruritan Forever since the last convention.
Meherrin Club Recognized
The Meherrin Club was recognized as being a Blue Ribbon Club. Will Robinson was recognized for being the Outstanding Club President and Nils Carl Melkerson was also recognized as Outstanding Club Secretary.
The delagates to the convention did not vote in favor of the Bylaw Changes requested by the committee:
Bylaws Issue # 1 - Yes: 168 No: 233
Bylaws Issue # 2 - Yes: 190 No: 211
Bylaws Issue # 3 - Yes 212 No: 186
National Election Results
Foundation Trustee: Phillip Bradshaw (VA)
National Director: David Hartgrove (VA), Caroll Lowe (NC), Ken Paugh (WV), Patsy Shelton (TN), Roy Wallen (TN), Mike Wright (OH) & Robert Cleveland Wright (VA)
National Secretary: James Mills (GA)
National President Elect: Linward Hedgspeth (NC)
Your 2019 National Board of Directors
Other Photos of Interest
(Photo 1) Jayson Duncan installs Phillip Bradshaw as Ruritan National Foundation Trustee with his wife, Stella beside him. (Photo 2) Deb Gormley and Rod Mustanski support Linward Hedgpeth by assisting him with his campaign. It has been an honor and priviledge to have Linward as our assigned National Director to the Holland District. (Photo 3) 2019 Holland District Governor, Jim Sampson participates in the Flag Ceremony.
Ruritan National Financial Report
District Awards for Communication
(Photo 1) Guy Cox, National President presents to 2018 Holland District Governor, Phillip Bradshaw the award for best District Website in Ruritan. The Holland District Website Team is Tim Bradshaw, Martha Byrum, Jim Henderson & Ashlyn Sampson. (Photo 2) Guy Cox presents to 2018 Holland District Newsletter Editor, Martha Byrum the 3rd Place Award for District Newsletter. We appreciate everyones contributors to the newsletter and in ours efforts to improve communication throughout the District.