The Pilot Mountain Ruritan Club held its annual February meeting and Valentine’s Day Banquet recently at Soppers Restaurant and among several presentations was the recognition of Wanda Fulk as the club’s Ruritan of the Year.
The local restaurant hosts the club each year. In addition to members, volunteers are invited who have assisted with the club’s two major “stew” fundraisers, held each spring and fall. Thirty-five people attended this year’s meal.
Among them was club member and current Ruritan Piedmont District Governor Donna Sutphin. Sutphin presented Fulk with the Ruritan of the Year award. Fulk’s husband, Owen, was also recognized with a 30-year perfect attendance pin.
“Wanda is an excellent selection for our Ruritan of the Year,” noted club President Dave O’Reilly. “She has many years of service in our club and has been our treasurer for several years. She is a tireless worker and has volunteered at every event and occasion.”
“This was a great choice,” long-time Pilot Ruritan Joe Jones agreed. “Wanda is all about community service. She does whatever she can to help others and she’s well aware of what’s going on in this community. She’s great at ticket sales and puts a tremendous amount of work into the club.”
“As our treasurer,” he continued, “she watches our dollars and cents for us and sees how we can best help. She’s a great business person and she sees to it that our money goes where it belongs.”
“She’s a real asset to our club,” Jones said, “and I enjoy working with her.”
Organized in the mid-1970s, the club currently has 15 active members. The stated purpose of the Pilot Mountain Ruritan Club is “to enhance the quality of living for the total community.”
Ruritan Piedmont District Governor Donna Sutphin presents Wanda Fulk with the Pilot Mountain Ruritan Club Ruritan of the Year award.