Tennessean Ruritan


To the website of the Tennessean Ruritan District of Ruritan National, "America's Leading Community Service Organization" Please Browse our site and visit some of the web sites of the clubs of the Ruritan Tennessean District. You will find that each individual Ruritan club is dedicated to improving their community through fellowship, goodwill and community service.

It is this love and dedication to community that has driven Ruritan National's commitment to building a better America since 1928.


Ruritan National has nearly 30,000 members throughout the United States, that work to improve more than 1,100 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.

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. Nearly all clubs work locally with FFA, 4-H and other organizations serving youth. Nearly one in every three Ruritan clubs sponsors a Boy or Girl Scout unit.

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If you need more information on training materials or how to start a new club in the District contact leadership and development.


Tom Page