The Eagle Rock Ruritans meet on the third Tuesday of each month, at 7 p.m., usually at the Community Center. There are a few meetings during the year at local churches.

Membership in any Ruritan club is an honor and a privilege. However, because service is the keynote, it also involves duties and obligations. Dues are only $130 per year. Current members are looking for new members, so if you are interested in joining, the next meeting is Tuesday, May 21, at the Eagle Rock Methodist Church, across from the Community Center. It is Buddy Night, so grab a friend and attend. A meal will be served and the speaker will be Brenda Graham, diabetes education coordinator at Lewis Gale/Alleghany Hospital.

Ruritan is a national organization dedicated to improving communities and building a better America through Fellowship, Goodwill and Community Service. Ruritan’s main purpose is service to the community – the center of American life. Ruritan is building a better America by helping to build better communities.”

The Eagle Rock club gives scholarships to local James River High School seniors by hosting a very successful catfish fry each summer. This is the club’s only fundraiser. Members also refurbished the Eagle Rock Community Center as a service project so it could be used by the community for special events. Contact Glenda Williams at 884-2775 to use the building for a donation of $50 per function, $75 on holidays. Members have also adopted Rt. 43 through Eagle Rock to Rt. 220 as part of the “Adopt-A-Highway Program.” Workdays are scheduled once per quarter. These are only a few of the projects Ruritans support in the community.

For more information, contact Robin Bolton at 540-293-3032.

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