The South Chesterfield Ruritan Club, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, was recently honored by the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors, according to information from the club.
The South Chesterfield Ruritans received their charter in 1960 and continue to call Woodpecker Lodge home. They have served southern Chesterfield by sponsoring little league baseball and other athletic programs, helping the sick and needy in the community and providing many services for local residents. The club started the county’s annual Veteran’s Day Observance and sponsored the building of the Veterans’ Memorial Wall at the old Chesterfield Court House.
South Chesterfield Ruritans have provided many scholarships to Matoaca High School students, backed a literary program at the school and helped many Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts attend camps and training. The Ruritans have been solid backers of the Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Christmas Mother and the Southside Sheltered Workshop.
In light of these and other achievements, the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution recognizing the South Chesterfield Ruritan Club, expressing appreciation to its members and commending them on their dedicated service to the community in which they live. The resolution also congratulates members on their 50th anniversary of service to others.
Ruritan Club President Harold Himes thanked the supervisors for the award plaque and said he “believes the club will serve the community another 50 years.”
A former Chesterfield County Supervisor, the late John Royal Robertson, helped