Fellowship, Goodwill and Community Service 

March 27-29, 2020
Wytheville, VA. 
See the "2020 Rally Information" page for complete information and a printable registration form.



National President Larry Cassell installed
as the 2019-2020 AVR President at the
Saturday Night Banquet
2019-2020 Association of Virginia Ruritans Officers were also installed by President Larry
(see AVR Officers page for information
about the AVR Board)
 The Association of Virginia Ruritans held the
Spring Rally on April 5-7, 2019  
in Winchester, VA.  The weekend was hosted by
the Stonewall District Ruritan Club.
Approximately 60 Virginia Ruritans and Ruritans
from North Carolina, West Virginia, and Ohio (including a visiting family member from Arkansas) enjoyed a well-planned and interesting weekend
in the Winchester area.
The weekend started on Friday night with an
ice cream social at the hotel.  
Saturday morning began with a delicious breakfast
at the hotel and the AVR Business Meeting.
The meeting was very informative and we heard 
from several folks with good Ruritan information.
Registration and Treasurer Report - Treasurer Carol
Foundation - O.H. Bobbitt
National Convention Comments - Phyllis Lewter
  Candidates remarks
Remarks - National President Larry
 Nominations Committee - Bobby Burton
Officers Election 

 The meeting adjourned near noon with a free
afternoon to explore the Winchester area.
 Dinner Saturday evening was at the 
Stonewall District Club House - prepared and
served the Club members.  Newly elected officers
were installed by President Larry.  A silent and a live auction were held - which is always a lot of 
fun.  Outgoing President Robin Davenport donated his
"very colorful" jacket to the live auction.  The jacket was purchased by the group and presented
to President Larry to wear at the Apple Blossom
weekend coming up in May.
Then on Sunday morning - We heard a "short and sweet"
but very meaningful devotional by 
National President Elect Linward Hedgspeth
What a wonderful way to conclude a 
wonderful Ruritan weekend.
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"The objective of the Association of Virginia
Ruritans shall be to provide fellowship and
goodwill among Virginia Ruritans and to provide
a network of communications between our Districts,
Clubs, and Members!"
Ruritans have been serving their communities since
May 1928 - please consider joining us or
ASK a friend or family member!

     Rudy Bear    

 2020 President Linward


2019 President Larry     
Making a Difference

 2018 President Guy        
   Sharing is Caring

2017 President Danny    
Together We Affect Change

2016 President Calvin    
Reach for the Stars

2015 President Bobby    
Walk the Walk      
for Ruritan

 2013-2014 President Elliott        
          Get Excited!

2013 President Dennie          
Be The Reason

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