The Beaverdam Ruritan Club located at 18002 Teman Road, Beaverdam, Virginia was chartered on May 28, 1951 with 74 members. Today we have over 40 members.
We are a community based organization that provides the following services in our community:
Easter Sunrise Service - The Beaverdam Ruritan Club in conjunction with local churches in the area holds an Easter Sunrise service every year. All are invited to attend.
Beaverdam Youth League Facilities Support - The Beaverdam Ruritan Club supports the community by providing grounds and concessions for Beaverdam Youth League girls' softball, baseball, football, and cheerleading. For more information on the Beaverdam Youth League, click here.
Independence Day Parade and Celebration - The Beaverdam Ruritan Club has been sponsoring the July 4th/Independence Day Parade since 1976. This parade provides a means for area fire and emergency departments to compete for awards. In addition, the community is able to compete for awards in several parade categories. There are lots of activities and games for the kids with hot dogs, hamburgers, french fries, and the best BBQ Chicken Dinners you can find (made using Elmore Hall's secret recipe). We also have a Miss Beaverdam contest where girls in specified age groups can be crowned Miss Beaverdam.
National Night Out - On the first Tuesday of August, the Beaverdam Ruritan Club participates in the National Night Out Against Crime campaign celebrated across the nation sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW). This campaign involves citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide. It is a great time to meet your neighbors and see old friends. We have our local deputies onsite along with other representatives from the Virginia State Police, the Hanover County Sheriff's Department, local Fire and EMS, and Law Enforcement Explorers Post 606. We serve free food and drink and have games for everyone, including a donut eating contest and a pie judging contest.
B'dam Brew JAM - The Beaverdam Ruritan Club will host its first "B'dam Brew JAM Craft Beer Festival" this year on October 26th and plan to have this event annually on the 4th Saturday in October. Local breweries will be available for tasting different beers and vendors will be available to sell their wares. Live bands will be playing music while you drink up and enjoy the food. The festivities will be outside with a smoke free climate-controlled Club House open for your dining pleasure. Bring a chair or blanket to sit outside and enjoy the music.
Donations - The Beaverdam Ruritan Club donates funds/time to local charities, including:
Beaverdam Heritage Days Foundation - for more information, click
Beaverdam Volunteer Fire Department
Beaverdam Wine Festival
Central Virginia Food Bank
Hanover Christmas Mother
Meals on Wheels
Scholarship Fund for Local High School Graduates
West Hanover Emergency Action Team (WHEAT)
West Hanover Volunteer Rescue Squad
West Hanover Wood Ministry
For general information about the Ruritans, please click here.
3rd Monday of each month: 7:00 PM Board Meeting
4th Monday of each month*: 7:30 PM Member Meeting
(*Except for May which is Changed to the 3rd Monday and September and December Which are Replaced with Other Events)