Williamsburg WV Ruritans


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Calendar and Events

  • August 9, 2021 - Monday  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Williamsburg Ruritans Meeting show
  • September 13, 2021 - Monday  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Williamsburg Ruritans Meeting show
  • October 11, 2021 - Monday  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Williamsburg Ruritans Meeting show
  • November 8, 2021 - Monday  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Williamsburg Ruritans Meeting show
  • December 13, 2021 - Monday  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Williamsburg Ruritans Meeting show

Activities

Fellowship, Goodwill and Community Service

The Williamsburg WV Ruritan Club was established in 1946 as a member of Ruritan National, an association of service clubs located in rural areas, small towns, and urban areas. Volunteers of all backgrounds work together within their communities to strengthen and improve community connectivity and sustainability. Ruritan National has nearly 30,000 members throughout the United States working within more than 1,100 local communities. The Williamsburg WV Ruritans belong to the Lower WV Ruritan District 20 of Ruritan National, which is a district of 23 clubs stretching from Bluefield to above Summersville.
Installing Playground Equipment

Installing Playground Equipment

“… inspiration is for amateurs … the rest of us just show up and get to work.”
     – Painter Chuck Close

Ruritans are dedicated to improving their communities and building a better America through fellowship, goodwill, and community service. Local clubs operate autonomously to identify the needs of their communities and work toward meeting some of those needs. Projects might include maintenance and improvement of community buildings, parks, playgrounds, roadways, and graveyards; support for other local service organizations such as 4H and Boy Scouts, leadership and support for community events to promote fellowship, health, skills, education, and economic opportunities; and much more, as guided by the vision and enthusiasm of local members.

Membership is a cross-section of our local community. New members are voted in by existing members, a friendly process that is not restrictive with regard to occupation, social position, or any other specific criteria.

If you would like to learn more about community concerns and join with your neighbors to make good things happen, please come to one of our meetings to get acquainted! We ask that you speak to an active Ruritan you may already know, or contact us through the form below, before attending so that we may properly greet you amid the hubbub proceeding meetings. We meet on the second Monday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Williamsburg Community Building. A fellowship meal is served before starting the business meeting.

If you cannot commit to becoming a core member yet would like to show your support, please consider becoming an associate member! You will receive the quarterly newsletter and are always welcomed to participate as you are able.

“Ruritan” is a combination of the Latin words for open country “rural” and “town”. The first Ruritan Club was chartered May 21, 1928, in Holland, Virginia.

Objectives

1. To promote fellowship and goodwill among its members and the citizens in the community and to inspire each other to higher efforts.

2. To unify the efforts of individuals, organizations, and institutions in the community toward making it an ideal place in which to live.

3. To work with those agencies that serve the community and contribute directly to its progress.

4. To encourage and foster the ideal of service as the basis of all worthy enterprise.

5. To create greater understanding between rural and urban people about the problems of each as well as about their mutual problems by striving, where possible, to maintain both rural and urban representation in the club membership.

Executive Board 2017

Executive Board 2017

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    Read more about the Williamsburg WV Ruritans in the Lewisburg Mountain Messenger.
    Neighboring Ruritan Clubs:  Maxwelton WV RuritansFrankford WV Ruritans.
    District and National:  Lower WV Ruritan District 20Ruritan National.