Leeds Ruritan Club was chartered in 1949 and has been serving the Markham/Hume/Orleans community for over 70 years. The club exists to serve, and we do so through many activities, supported by our friends in the community. Perhaps our greatest public service is operating and maintaining Ruritan Park in Hume, VA. In addition to maintaining the park, community service activities include:
Annual scholarships to local high school seniors
Participation in Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) through
Book giveaways at Coleman and Claude Thompson Elementary Schools, financial support for the Fauquier Community Food Bank
Spring and fall road cleanups.
Ruritan is a national organization dedicated to improving communities and building a better America through Fellowship, Goodwill and Community Service.
Ruritan National has nearly 25,000 members throughout the United States, that work to improve more than 900 local communities. Since the organization's beginning in 1928, Ruritan Clubs have served America with Fellowship, Goodwill, and Community Service. Ruritan is a civic service organization made up of local clubs in urban areas, small towns and rural communities.
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. The slogan of Ruritan is "Fellowship, Goodwill and Community Service." 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.