Established in 1953, the Burkittsville Ruritan Club is dedicated to promoting goodwill, fellowship, and community service. We welcome all people who want to better their community to join us in achieving this mission.
Schedule of Meetings:
Board of Directors: 2nd Tuesday of the Months at 7:00 pm
Club Meeting: 4th Tuesday of the Months at 6:30 pm
*The club does not hold meetings during the months of July, August, and December.
Saturday, June 22, 2019
The annual Fishing Derby, sponsored by the Ruritan Club and the Town of Burkittsville, will be held at the Town Pond on Saturday, June 22, with registration from 9:00 am until 10:00 am and the derby from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm. The pond will be stocked with catfish compliments of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. This event is for children ages 1-15. Participants must bring their own bait and tackle. There will be prizes in three age groups and free refreshments for all. Bring your children or grandchildren for a morning of fishing fun!
What is Ruritan?
Ruritan is a civic organization whose objectives include creating a greater understanding between rural and urban people on the problems of each as well as on their mutual problems and working with those agencies which serve the community and contribute directly to its progress. It is similar to the service organizations of the cities but designed to meet the needs of rural people and rural communities.
Ruritan was founded in 1928 in Holland, Virginia, where it has grown from the Tidewater area of Virginia to the foot hills of the Rockies: from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico, and in doing so, has become the largest rural civic organization in America.