2024 Ruritan National Convention
Mark your calendar. The 2024 Ruritan National Convention is in Winston-Salem, NC starting with the opening on Thursday, Jan 11, 2024. Watch here for details on registration and room reservations.

Starts: January 11, 2024
Ends: January 13, 2024
Time: all
Location: Winston Salem, NC

Ruritan Awareness Month - May

Join in the celebration of Ruritan Awareness Month in May! Ruritans across the country will be conducting special projects to serve others and bring awareness in their communities. This is a great way to support recruitment of new members and to let people know what great things your Ruritan club is doing in your community.

Suggested Celebration Activities

  • Request proclamations from state senators, governors, mayors, board of supervisors, etc.

  • Make state and local government officials associate members
  • Contact the media (newspaper, radio, TV) to inform of club�s service projects
  • Hold a membership meeting and invite prospective and former members
  • Make a photo display of club projects
  • Make a video of club projects
  • Hold a blood drive and distribute Ruritan brochures
  • Hold a community food drive and distribute Ruritan brochures
  • Present Ruritan Forever membership to honor Ruritans for their service
  • Honor club members� service through the Tom Downing Fellow Program
  • Present Rudy Bears to local police and fire departments
  • Fly flags
  • Sponsor a community picnic on Memorial Day
  • Attend Founders' Day in Holland (Suffolk, VA)
  • Recognize the founding of Ruritan on May 21
Starts: May 1, 2023
Ends: May 31, 2023
Time: daily
Location: your community

95th Annual Founders' Day
Festivities in Holland, VA commemorating the 95th Anniversary of the founding of Ruritan. The Founders Day celebration and Parade in Holland, Virginia will be on Saturday May 20, 2023. The National Ruritan Board will also meet here for this event.
Starts: May 20, 2023
Ends: May 21, 2023
Time: varies
Location: Holland, VA