Town of Mosheim, Greene County, Tennessee


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Mosheim Ruritan

Ruritan Mission

     Ruritan is a national organization dedicated to improving communities and building a better America through fellowship, goodwill, and community service.

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Benefits of Membership

     Ruritans believe the most important benefit of membership is the opportunity to work in fellowship with people who, like them, have a desire to make their communities better places in which to live.

     In addition to that very important benefit, Ruritan members also receive a high quality membership card, and a quarterly magazine of Ruritan news and community service tips. Free leadership training and other programs help Ruritan members get the most out of their community service efforts.

     Ruritan members receive group discounts from Choice Hotels, American Express, Alamo Car Rentals, and other nationally known businesses that recognize the importance of volunteer service contributions.

     Mosheim Ruritan Meets on the Second Monday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Mosheim Ruritan Building. Located at
7215 Blue Springs Parkway, Mosheim, TN 37818

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What is RURITAN?

     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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     The first Ruritan Club was chartered May 21, 1928, in Holland, Virginia. Since that first club, Ruritan has grown throughout the United States of America, and in doing so, has become "America’s Leading Community Service Organization."

     Tom Downing of Suffolk, Virginia, and Jack Gwaltney of Holland, Virginia, are known as the co-founders of Ruritan. Gwaltney and Downing recognized the need for an organization where community leaders could meet and discuss ways to make their community a better place in which to live.

     The name "Ruritan" was suggested by Daisy Nurney, a reporter for the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot newspaper, and the club’s charter members unanimously adopted "Ruritan" as the organization’s name. The word is a combination of the Latin words for open country "ruri" and small town "tan," interpreted as pertaining to rural and small town life.

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Rules for Renting the
    Mosheim Ruritan Building
        7215 Blue Springs Parkway

Fee: Non-Members; $50.00 | Members; $20.00

  • Rules
  • No Alcoholic Beverages or Drugs on Premises
  • Leave Kitchen Clean
  • Table and Chairs should be returned to the position they were found
  • Vacuum and Remove Trash
  • Provide your own Linens and Eating Utensils
  • Preferably, two weeks Advance Notice of Rental
  • You are Responsible for any Damage to Building and/or Contents
  • Rental for the purpose of making money is Prohibited
  • Rentals to Organizations and Churches must be approved by our Directors
  • $25.00 Security Deposit to Hold Date Reserved
  • When hanging decorations, Please remove used tape from ceiling and walls

    To rent the Mosheim Ruritan Building contact Janice Wampler at 423-620-0003 

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Ruritan Executive Board

Ruritan Executive Board 
Officers, Pictured Left to Right; Howard Whaley; Mike Musick, President; Nathan Holt, VP; Denise Duck, Secretary; Janie Shepherd, Treasurer; Harold Smith, Tommy Gregg, Seth Weese.

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