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Congratulations Aulander Ruritans

Somebody said that it couldn’t be done,

But he with a chuckle replied

That “maybe it couldn’t,” but he would be one

Who wouldn’t say so till he’d tried.

So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin

On his face. If he worried he hid it.

He started to sing as he tackled the thing

That couldn’t be done, and he did it.

– Edgar A. Guest

There were many who would have said what the Aulander Ruritan Club was undertaking couldn’t be done.

The Aulander Ruritan Club was near extinction. They were so close, in fact, that they were ready to turn in their charter – the one that said they were the fourth oldest Ruritan Club in North Carolina.

Thankfully, Ruritan District Governor K.D. Hicks refused the charter and the club rededicated itself to becoming active in the community. New members came and bought into the philosophy of community service that has made Ruritan one of the best civic organizations in the country.

Thanks to the work, the dedication and the drive to succeed, whatever doubts others may have had are erased. The club is strong. The club is active. The club is a force in its community.

We congratulate the Aulander Ruritan Club not only for its 70 years of service to the Aulander and Millennium communities, but to its determination to stay in existence and care for its local people.

The John Asa Drew Field of Dreams would never have been completed if not for the Aulander Ruritan Club. There would have been no youth league.

Thankfully, the Aulander Ruritans decided that maybe it couldn’t be done, but they would be ones who wouldn’t say so until they tried.

Congratulations on your 70 years of service and God Speed.

– The Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald