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Chartered February 5th 1940 Volume 5, No. 3 News from our last meeting – Feb. 6th The Regular Meeting of the Keezletown Ruritan Club, was called to order by President Larry Royer at 7:00 p.m., Feb. 6th, 2012 at the Ruritan Hall. 35 of our 42 regular members were present. Elmer Michael led the group in one verse of “America”. Invocation was offered by David Nankivell. Our evening meal was prepared and served by the Keezletown 4-H Club. Our guest speaker for the evening was Mr. Darren Hedrick from the Rockingham County Department of Public Works. He currently overseas the Rockingham County Landfill. The Landfill handles 300 tons of garbage daily and operates 6 days a week. His responsibilities include: monitoring ground water and certain air requirements. Making sure that drainage does not run off into water supplies and that spills are prevented and maintained. Currently the landfill produces methane gas which is purchased by the hospital. Trash is affected by the economy, when times are tough, buying is down and so is trash. Our present facility has a life of about 7 to 10 more years. The Public Works Department is already working on paperwork for expansion. Justice Royer, Larry’s granddaughter, spoke to the club about her trip to New Orleans with the Harrisonburg Cheerleading Squad for the BCS Bowl in January. She spoke about the training sessions and performances; sites and foods they tasted. She thanked the club for supporting her trip. Mr. Greg Trobaugh, the Zone 1 Governor, also addressed the club. This is the second time he has filled the position of Zone Governor, the first

Serving the community for 72 years being in 1978. He encouraged clubs to contact him if there was anything he could assist with. He noted that Ruritan membership is down and that Ruritan National is promoting that each club try to enlist at least one new member. – Committee Reports – Business and Professions: Are seeking members to do the interviews for the Scholarships, Objectives 2 and 3. Environment: Took credit for the evenings program. Also, the order forms for the Turner Ashby Ecology II Club 2012 Tree and Shrub Sale are available and during the March and April meetings the committee will be seeking pet food/cash donations for SPCA. Social Development: : The registration schedule for the Youth Baseball Program was on the post cards. Tim Long also reported that Doug Bryant from Boy Scout Troop 42 will start his $1,300 Eagle Project to refurbish our Wheel Chair Ramp between March 24th and April 8th. Tim suggested the club donate $100 to Doug’s Project. Membership voted and approved. Tim also read a thank you note from the Fellowship of Christian Athletics for our $250 donation the end of the year. Public Service: Reported that they cosponsored the Rabies Clinic with the Keezletown 4-H Club on Saturday, February 4th, 1 – 3 pm. 153 animals received shots. Vice President Larry Showalter read some of the volunteer hours that were reported by members on the volunteer hours sheets for December and January. Larry also reported that several members have tallied about 228 hours to-date on the upstairs remodeling project. – Club Business – Larry Showalter presented the Club with a donation of $4,000 from the

March 2012

Paul Showalter Family to renovate the upstairs bathrooms and install a handicap ramp to the downstairs. Noland Suter and Martha Moyers, our Delegates to the 2012 National Convention in Atlanta, GA, from January 26th thru 29th, gave a brief update on the Convention. Noland reported that the National dues will go up $4 per year to $44. He also reported on several workshops that he attended. This was Noland’s 34th year in attendance. Larry presented Martha with a Ruritan shirt for her hard work as our 2011 president. Tim reported about the break-ins at Redeemer Classical School and flyer posted in the hall about the stolen items. He also reported that the food concession stand at the ball field had been broken into. Several boxes of candy bars were stolen. The door was smashed in and repair will include new door, molding and door knob and locks. Projected cost is $450. Next Meeting ~ Next regular club meeting will be April 2nd at 7:00. This is our annual Educators Appreciation Night. Club Activities in March

Support the club by helping to make these events a success.  Monthly Meeting – 3/5  Lion's Club Meal - 3/13  VA Bowhunters Dinner - 3/17  Chicken BBQ - 3/24  Board Meeting – 3/26 Thought of the Month " Life without a mission has no purpose. Life without a purpose is worthless. Find your mission, live your purpose and add value to life." ~ Sash Padayachee

March 2012 Newsletter  

Keezletown Ruritan Newsletter

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