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Ruritan National is comprised of nearly 25,000 members throughout the United States, that work to improve the more than 900 local communities in which they are located. Since the organizations beginning in 1928, Ruritan Clubs have served America with Fellowship, Goodwill, and Community Service.

Ruritan's purpose is to create a better understanding among people and through volunteer community service, make America's communities better places in which to live and work. Club membership represents a cross-section of the community in which the club serves, and is not restrictive with regard to occupation, social position, or any other specific criteria.

Unlike most civic service organizations, Ruritan rarely has national programs. Rather, each club surveys its own community as to the needs of that community and then works to meet some of those needs. The Short Pump Ruritan Club started in 1965 and has served the Short Pump community for over 50 years.


Ruritan is a national organization dedicated to improving communities and building a better America through Fellowship, Goodwill and Community Service.

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