Morrison Ruritan brought home five gold awards from the recent Ruritan Convention, a first in its history.
The club earned five gold awards for work done by its various service committees:
1) citizenship and patriotism with Mike Holland;
2) environment with Wes Williams;
3) public relations with Lavell Whitehead;
4) social development with Sue Anderson;
5) business and professions with Moe Gallagher.
Morrison Ruritan, a member of the Cherokee District, has been winning gold awards for some time, but this is the first time it has received gold in all five categories. It is also the only club in the district to achieve this distinction and a special plaque was presented to the group for its accomplishment.
Ruritan National has nearly 32,000 members throughout the United States who work to improve more than 1,200 communities. Ruritan’s purpose is to make America’s communities better places to live and work by providing community service. The slogan of Ruritan is “Fellowship, Goodwill and Community Service.”
Morrison Ruritan provides many services, including a Fourth of July celebration in downtown Morrison, Christmas food boxes to those in need, a scholarship to a graduating high school senior, money to the eighth-grader at Morrison elementary with the highest GPA, a health fair, a Morrison firemen’s banquet and recognition of Morrison Fireman of the Year, a citizenship banquet and recognition of Morrison Citizen of the Year, and various benefits for those in the community who are in need, among other activities.
For more information about the organization or how to join, call 635-3599 or contact any Morrison Ruritan member.