Ruritan Forever Program

“Ruritan Forever” is a plan for the payment of national dues by members who wish to make a long-term investment in Ruritan. The “Ruritan Forever” plan allows a member in good standing to pay $600 and become a life-time participant of the National Organization. Ruritan National will invest these pre-payments in a special managed fund, transferring the dues quarterly to the business office of Ruritan National. Even after the life participant dies, dues will be transferred quarterly to Ruritan National, thus offering a perpetual memorial to the organization on behalf of the deceased Ruritan. See a complete list of Ruritans Forever here.

 A “Ruritan Forever” endowment may be purchased by a member in good standing or may be purchased for a member in good standing. A Ruritan Forever endowment may be purchased to honor a non-member provided they are brought into a club as an Associate Member at the same time. In this case the Associate Member’s dues would be covered by the $600 endowment. The lifetime endowment may also be purchased in memory of an already deceased Ruritan, ensuring an ongoing contribution to the operation of Ruritan in his or her name. Dues for a living participant must be current through the previous quarter to participate. Ruritan National will administer these prepaid dues in a separate fund with the original amount remaining in perpetuity.

2022 Legacy Clubs – 16 or more Ruritans Forever

At the January 2022 National Board meeting a designation of Ruritan Forever Legacy Club was established for any club reaching sixteen (16) or more Ruritan Forever participants. This number is based on the club the member was in when the RF was purchased.  

The clubs that are currently entitled to this title are listed below:

Dorcas Ruritan Club

Bargerton Ruritan Club

Washington College Ruritan Club

Ruritan Road Ruritan Club

Pineview Ruritan Club

A “Ruritan Forever” endowment may be purchased by a member in good standing or may be purchased for a member in good standing. A Ruritan Forever endowment may be purchased to honor a non-member provided they are brought into a club as an Associate Member at the same time. In this case the Associate Member’s dues would be covered by the $600 endowment. The lifetime endowment may also be purchased in memory of an already deceased Ruritan, ensuring an ongoing contribution to the operation of Ruritan in his or her name. Dues for a living participant must be current through the previous quarter to participate. Ruritan National will administer these prepaid dues in a separate fund with the original amount remaining in perpetuity.

Interest on the fund will provide the money paid to Ruritan National for dues. Upon payment of the fee, the Ruritan will receive a certificate, a lapel pin, and a permanent life participant card. For endowments purchased for a deceased member a special plaque will be provided for the club to present to the deceased member’s family. National dues increases will have no effect on participants enrolled in the plan, although the purchase price of $600 for new enrollees may be adjusted over the years as necessary. There will be no special assessments or charges made to Ruritan Forever participants.