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Ruritan NRuritan NMontgomery Ruritan Club

P.O. Box 126
Montgomery, Indiana 47558

Fellowship -- Goodwill

Chartered In 1960
Serving: Montgomery, IN, Daviess County & Surrounding Communities

Montgomery Ruritan Club Recognized the Past Presidents for the Fifty Years of Service to the Community
The Montgomery Ruritan Club used the occasion of it annual Turkey Trot and Club Appreciation Night to mark its 50th chartering anniversary year by recognizing and honoring the 50 men who have served as club president. Elmer Lee Graber, present club president, served as master of ceremonies. A special power point presentation by Louis Kavanaugh Jr., a former club president, highlighted the early years of club history focusing on club progress through the years that included the first club fund raiser in 1961 in Dages Grove, the building of the Park and Campgrounds that opened in 1967, Indian Rock Lake Beach, Summer Festivals and Fall Festivals, the Turkey Trot Festival beginnings in 1972, the construction of the Ruritan Community Building in 1977 and an assortment of happenings along the way. The program attended by more than 125 community patrons concluded with a group picture taking of all past Ruritan Club President and all past Turkey Trot Festival Chairmen.
Pictured above it the Ruritan Club Presidents that were present at the 50th Anniversary Banquet. Listed is the names and the year they served as president.
Front Row (L to R): Chris O’Brian (1969), Bob Miller (2007), Lee Kavanaugh (2006), P.J. Craney (1992), Gary Graber (1980), Jack Graber (1991), Paul Miller (1977), Glen Spaulding (1994), Tony Showalter (1990), P.V. Steiner (1981), John H. Wagler (2008), Curt Miller (2011).  Second row (L to R): Charles Albert Kavanaugh (1975), Scott Nally (2002), Deron Steiner (2000), Lowell Graber (2009), Elmer Lee Graber (2010), Mike Healy (1989), Pat Schitter (1996), Grant Olds (2003), Tom Kane (2001), Jim O’Brian (1973), Louis Kavanaugh (2005), Dennis Hart (2004), George Nolan (1976), Jack Craney (1979).  Back row (L to R): Alvis Graber (1995), Hank Wittmer (1974), Jim Truelove (1983), Tony Duncheon (1998), Ed Theroff (1978), Bob Showalter (1968), Joe Traylor (1965).   

Those who have served as Ruritan Club President since this photo was taken include: Curt Miller (2011) Brad Traylor (2012), Tim Showalter (2013), Gary Hart (2014), Kraig Knepp (2015), Dave Graber (2016) and Tyson Wagler (2017)

Those past presidents unable to attend were:Tom Jones (1963), Bob Elliott (1972), Jim Traylor (1985), Russ Titzer (1986), Mike Anderson (1997), Darrell Eaton (1984), Joe Wuertz (1993), Galen Graber (1988), Mike Steiner (1999). 

Former presidents who are deceased include: Joe Arvin (1961), Harold Perkins (1962), Charles Steiner (1964), Charles Hart (1966), James Nolley (1967), Clyde Schnarr (1970), Ralph Dages (1971), John Hart Sr. (1982), Donald Craney (1987), Joe Wuertz (1993), Lee Kavanaugh (2005), Lowell Graber (2009), Jack Craney (1979), Jack Graber (1991), Joe Wuertz (1993) and Grant Olds (2003). 

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